Author Interview: Janiera Elridge!

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 18 Comments

It's snowing here in West Virginia and my boys are all home. It's fun, exciting, and well...

from the upturned cups of water on the counter (long story) to trying to open the sunroof to touch the snow...I'm ready to take a break and hang out with the talented Janiera Elridge!!

 1.      You have a cool name? Is there a meaning behind it?
Thanks so much! Actually there is no set meaning behind the name Janiera. My parents just loved the city Rio De Janiero, popped off the O and put in an A! It is different and I’ve always loved it.

2.      Tell us about yourself and your 50 words or less...
I’m a simple young lady who loves books, nacho cheese and Netflix.When I’m not writing, promoting , I’m reading….or talking too much. My books are dedicated to promoting strong ethnic lead characters and telling whimsical tales from many different points of views! I love writing but somedays, writing doesn’t love me but the passion never goes out!

3.      You're about to be stranded on an island, what books do you take ?
The Help, I could read it a million times, Twilight (which made me want to read again) and 11/23/63 by Stephen King because it is the best love story I’ve ever read!
4.      What's your first memory?
Getting a huge Barbie kitchen for Christmas. Wow, I would play with that thing for hours and make my parents play with me. I know  I drove them crazy but I loved it so much!!
5.      If you could morph into any animal, what would you choose?
I’d want to be a dolphin! Their so beautiful and freakin’ brilliant so s a book ners, this is my perfect choice!
6.      What paranormal creature would make the best boyfriend?
It’s funny because I can’t think of any paranormal creature that would make a good boyfriend. A vampire will always want to suck your blood, a werewolf always wants to tear you to shreds and a warlock will want to steal your soul! I haven’t come up with a good paranormal boyfriend yet. LOL.
7.      If you could have lunch with any author, who would be?
Stephenie Meyers, so I could thank her a million times for helping me find my #1 desire: writing!

Title: Dark Expectations (Book 2 in the Soul Sisters Trilogy)

Author: Janiera Eldridge
Release Day: October 31, 2012
SynopsisWith Ani taking her place as queen, there are some enemies lurking she could never imagine! There's a secret compound in California that wants to know the secrets to making a vampire or werewolf. When they kidnap Ani during a trip back to California they might actually get what they want. Her sister Dana, her lover Diego and other vampires do everything they can to get her back. If they don't succeed, they face being controlled completely by the human race forever! Dark Expectations is the exciting sequel to Soul Sisters that's full of adventure, danger and what it means to be queen!
Buy Links:
Amazon (Paperback & Kindle)
Coming soon to other online book retailers in late January!
Title: Soul Sisters (Book 1 in the Soul Sisters Trilogy)

Author: Janiera Eldridge
Release Day: October 18th 2012
Synopsis: Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power. However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world!
Buy Links:
Amazon (paperback&Kindle)

Author BioJaniera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry.When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.
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  1. beautiful name and i love the meaning behind it!
    the help was excellent!
    good luck with your books! great concept with the twisted twins!

  2. I think it's a neat name too. And yours is very Gone with the Windish and romantic, Tara!

  3. Greetings Elizabeth and Janiera,

    Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

    A most interesting synopsis and a book I could definitely sink my teeth into. Fangs for this and very kind of you to bring awareness of this lovely author.

    And being such a wonderful dog, I've forwarded your posting to hopefully increase publicity, via the social networks, yep, even um 'Farcebook'!

    Pawsitive wishes and happy writing,

    Penny :)

  4. Aloha, and what a cool name, I agree :)

    Nice to meetcha Janiera, and much success with your latest book :)

  5. Congratulations Janiera! Wishing you mega success!

    So true about the paranormal boyfriends, of course, vampires are after your blood. Werewolves would shred you and warlock would steal your soul! Better keep away!


  6. Wow, great book covers Janiera! Hey Elizabeth!

    I learned a lot from this interview! Who knew Stephen King writes great love stories? Not me! I'll have to check that out. I love The Help, too! And Twilight, sigh. I don't know why, but that book sucked me in along with the rest of the world. Congratulations, I wish you loads of success! :)

    1. I didn't realize that either. I will have to check it out!

  7. Hello, Janiera! Great to meet you and I too love your name, it's beautiful and original. I also love a good paranormal book and wish you the best of luck with your sequel. (:

  8. Nacho Cheese and Netflix??? LOL! Janiera is very cool. Thanks for this, Liz. :)

  9. How great! And that is an uber cool name. Love the story behind it. Netflix addict here too! Okay so this is the second blog I've heard about 11/23/63 on in 2 days which is a sign i need to download it asap.

    Great to meet Janeira and awesome questions Elizabeth!

    1. Thanks Pk! I've never seen that movie either. I'll have to check it out.

  10. What a cool way for your parents to pick your name, Janeria! I also love The Help and dolphins, Good luck with your writing.

  11. What an awesome interview. I'm pleased to meet Janiera.

    I'd love to read my copies of 11/23/63 and The Help. I've been meaning to get to them.


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