Saturday, October 19, 2013

Author Interview: Janiera Eldridge

Interview with Author Janiera Eldridge

 1.     With so many vampire books out there, what makes Soul Sisters unique?

Everything about Soul Sisters is unique! It’s a multicultural vampire story, it’s about twin sisters where one is human and one is a vampire and the story of their creation is truly unique. People are constantly telling me how unique the vampire transformation is and I always enjoy hearing that!

2.     Do you relate to any of your characters?

I relate to Dana, the laid back sister, a lot. She just wants to be alone with her books and maybe…maybe… find true love. She’s loyal to a fault and will go to the ends of the earth to please the people she loves. I feel like that’s me a lot.

3.     Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

The very talented Marya Heiman designed my cover. We wanted a cover that showed how beautiful and majestic the sisters were and the colors surrounding them really brought that out.

4.     What/who inspired you to become a writer?

This quote by the great Toni Morrison: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

This is why Soul Sisters was created and why I continue to write the stories I do.

5.     I understand you have a disorder. How does it contribute to your writing?

I suffer from Fibromyalgia. It’s actually taken away from my writing because it is a neurological disorder that causes a lot of pain.  Sometimes however, to get my mind off of the Fibro, writing is extremely theraputic.

6.     I see that you also review books on your blog, what do you think is the hardest thing to do when it comes to reviewing books?

The hardest thing for me is writing down something I didn’t like about the book in a way that won’t offend the author. I’m an author myself and I know some criticisms can really hurt to the core so I am extremely careful now with the words I use when reviewing.

I’m so picky about what I read that I never give reviews below three stars because it’s rare I read a book I don’t like.

7.      Do you have any quirky habits? If so, please share J

I don’t listen to music when writing like other authors. I keep the TV on for background noise so my thoughts don’t wonder. Weird right? I also have to have something cold  to drink right by me or else I can’t begin writing. lol

8.     If you were written about on the front page of a newspaper, what would the headline say?

Crazy Author Janiera Eldridge claims there Are Vamps, Ghosts, Zombie and Murderers Living in Her Head!

9.     You were bitten by a vampire, now what?

I’d go seduce the Justin Timberlake because I have adored him since I was 13 years old!

10.    Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Always write exactly what is in your thoughts and hear because if the publishers won’t publish it you can do it yourself!

About the Author:
Janiera 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.

Soul Sisters


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.

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Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 18th, 2012

Buy Links:
(You can also read an excerpt of the book on Amazon)
Amazon (Kindle)
Title: Dark Expectations (Book 2 in the Soul Sisters Trilogy)
Author: Janiera Eldridge
Release Day: October 31, 2012
Synopsis:  With 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)

Thank you, Janiera, for stopping by my blog!


  1. Wow this book sounds great and definitely unique. I really enjoyed the interview with Janiera :) Thanks for sharing :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the interview and I hope you get the chance to check out Janiera's book. :)