Author Janiera Eldridge Guest Post–Winter Must Haves!

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Janiera Eldridge is celebrating the release of her second novel, DARK EXPECTATIONS. It is the sequel to her debut, SOUL SISTERS. Today, I’m hosting her on my blog as part of her blog tour. Take it away, Janiera! (Please see my review below.)

My Top 5 Winters Must Haves!

Winter (including the holiday season) is my favorite time of year. You think a Florida girl would say summer but, not-so-much. The 50’s and 30’s temperatures we get during this time of year isreal relief! However, there are some items I must have to get me through this time of year!

1. The Snuggie: Now I admit, I made fun of this too when it first came on the market. However this is a readers and writers dream. It keeps me warm without having to turn on the heat and my arms stay protected. I love being able to pull this out of the closet whenever it turns cold.

2. Coffee: This one does not need much explanation but coffee is must for the cold weather season. Coffee never gave me much energy but I love how it fills you with warmth as soon as you swallow it.  There are really delicious holiday creamers you use to spice up your coffee too and I have to have it while I read and write.

3.Laptop: Well, as a writer simply, this is the bread and butter of my life. It really is a must have item all year around but my best writing happens during the window. We don’t get any snow but it is often grey and rainy during this time of year. It really makes you want to hunker down and let thoughts flow from my brain to the computer. I just wouldn’t feel complete without my laptop.

4. Netflix: What would I do without streaming Netflix on my TV? The cloudy, chilly, winter days makes it hard to want to go out. Some days with suffering from Fibromyalgia I can’t go out so watching shows and movies on Netflix is a real convenience.  There is nothing like a good movie to get caught up in on a cold winter day.

5. Books: This is my favorite one and an absolute must have! There is nothing like getting caught up in a good book this time year! I don’t have a particular genre I like to write the most but urban fantasy and mystery are my favorite to read this time of year. Put a good book, coffee and a snuggie together and I never want to leave the house

What are some items you must have during the winter?

Awesome list, Janiera! 

Here’s more information if you’d like to check out Janiera’s books:

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)


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)


Coming soon to other online book retailers in late January!

Author Bio:  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.

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My Review of Dark Expectations by Janiera Eldridge

Dark Expectations is the sequel to Soul Sisters. In it, twin sisters (one human, the other a vampire) must adapt to a new way of life. Ani has stepped into her role of Vampire Queen and must deal with the accolades…as well as the dangers and the naysayers. She has to maintain relations with werewolves, prove to other vampires that it can be done, and protect both vampires and werewolves from humans who would destroy them. (No pressure, right?)

What I liked about this sequel is the extended roles of each of the characters. (Character growth is a MUST, IMHO.) I also enjoyed the conflict, particularly between Ani and Deigo (her lover). (Tension is another must for any good story.) Plus, we get to see some cultural diversity.

We also get to see Janiera grow as an author. Her skill set at weaving a tale is growing by leaps and bounds. I believe there needs to be more work done on editing (lots of typos) and formatting, but the story is there.

I’d rate Dark Expectations 3-3.5 out of 5 stars, because I’d like to see a cleaner draft of a published work. Nice job, Janiera! I fully expect to see more growth and great work from you. 😉

Janiera Eldridge Reveals the Cover of GOOD GHOST GONE BAD

Author Janiera Eldridge has come up with a scary tale and today, I get to help share in the cover reveal event! Congrats, Janiera, and best of luck!

Here’s the info:

Title: Good Ghost Gone Bad

Author: Janiera Eldridge (Check out her other books on Amazon)

Synopsis: Brianna Moreno was an average 22 year old women who loved shopping, hanging out with her friends and making more career plans….until the night she was brutally and unexpectedly murdered.

Now she finds herself trapped in the ghost world while residing on earth. The problem is, her killer can see all of his ghostly victims and enjoys taunting them as much as he does killing them.Brianna soon finds out that her killer has horrible new plans concerning her family.

Brianna meets up with a few of her killers past victims to hatch a plan so terrifying, the entire town will never be the same again.

Brianna is a good ghost gone bad, the good girl side is gone forever!

*This book is not a YA read. 18+ only for sex, strong language and strong violence.


Add it to your TBR list: Goodreads 

Cover Artist: Janiera Eldridge


Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!!!

Hey gang! Author Krista Walsh is hosting me on her blog, The Raven’s Quill, today. I talk about how NEW PRIDE and SHIFTING PRIDE came to be and I offer a deep thought. 😉
Krista and I have short stories in the Day of Demons anthology by Anachron Press–her story is my FAV!
Author of SOUL SISTERS, Janiera Eldridge, coordinated a Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway blowout that’ll knock your ereader right out of your hands–that’s how FAB it is!
Check out SOUL SISTERS here. I’ve read it and I like the TOTALLY UNIQUE TAKE ON VAMPS. Seriously people, I wish I’d come up with this one myself, LOL!
Here’s Janiera’s blog, Beauty and Books–lots of great info here, folks!
Ok, take it away, Janiera!!!

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!! This giveaway was put together solely to say thank goodness for books and to celebrate them!

It was also put together to give back to readers and try to give as many people as possible some reading material for the holidays! There tons of ways to enter so everyone has a good chance of winning something. 🙂

A huge thank you to the authors who donated their awesome books  & swag and to the bloggers who also hosted and donated material!

Here are some simple rules to remember when entering.

  • paperback and swag will be mailed to the U.S. only
  • ecopies are international
  •  You get to pick your prize if you’re one of the winners of the contest!! You will only have 24 hours to pick your prize and return your choice in an email or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the holidays!

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