We are happy to have Author Janiera Eldridge here with us today. We have a guest post from her and info on her book Soul Sisters
I’m Thankful For Authors This Thanksgiving!
This year has been extremely challenging and I’m not ashamed to say it hasn’t been the best one ever. There are three things though that I’m most grateful for:
My new, beautiful rescue dog Mua
My amazing readers and fans
And other authors
Yes, I’m an author screaming loud and proud “I’m thankful for other authors!” I mean I can’t read my own books over and over again right? That would get terribly boring! Books have helped me get through my most depressing days or through a bad Fibromyalgia episode. The chance to escape to another world without leaving your bedroom is absolutely priceless.
Of course books cost, but they usually provide hours of entertainment so the asking price is almost always fair!
Lately, there’s been a lot of drama in the book world. Indie and traditionally published authors alike have become extremely clannish. Many authors are currently only promoting who they think will get them to the top of the bestsellers list or authors that sell as many books at them. There’s been a huge loss of sharing and gratitude in the book community and that to me is really sad because there is enough room for everyone to be successful.
I for one want to say I’m thankful for ALL authors who write ALL different types of books! If these authors didn’t take time out of their busy lives to provide us with new worlds, characters and locations to lose ourselves in… we’d have to face reality.
Really, who wants to do that?
I know readers are thankful for authors. Readers buying and reading our books is the best “thank you” in the world!
I encourage you authors, this holiday season to share your gratefulness for other authors instead of focusing on the more competitive side of being a writer. Why? Because “If you don’t have time to read you certainly don’t have time to write.” -Stephen King.
May my fellow authors and readers have an amazing Thanksgiving!
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.
Release Date: August 18th, 2012
(You can also read an excerpt of the book on Amazon)
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.
Connect with her:
Blog: Beauty and Books: http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com/
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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!
Amazon (Paperback & Kindle)