Monday, December 2, 2013

Interview & Giveaway: Jessica Miller

          Jessica is a budding new author with a passion for writing in her veins. She stems from the suburbs of Pennsylvania where most of her time is spent writing, listening to new music, or reading a good book. When not busy writing, Jessica works part–time in a salon where she enjoys making people look beautiful. You can catch up with Jessica on her blog or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Favorite reads?
          There are so many it’s hard to name just a few but I’ll try to narrow it down. Vampire Academy series/Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, House of night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast, Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, Beautiful/walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire, The Immortals by Alyson Noel, The Collector by Victoria Scott, and Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgens. I could name more but the list would never end. These are just the ones that popped in my head.

Inspiration for the book?
          I wanted to do something different. I was tired of predicting everything that happened in books I was reading. Now, that might also be because I was always good at figuring who did what – friends always get mad me for being right – but after a while it became repetitive. So I tried my hardest to think outside the box. I wanted to write something that would catch reader’s attention and keep them hooked and not know what was going to happen next.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
          No. I should have known it was always there, but I didn’t start writing until a few years ago. I always daydreamed and made up stories in my head, but it just took me a while to realize I should put them on paper.

Any pet peeves?
           Liars and fake people and people who try too hard. Just be yourself. It also drives me nuts when people start decorating for Christmas right after Halloween or start counting down the days. And when dogs/cats lick themselves – Eww. Something about the noise they make when they do it is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

Chocolate or peanut butter?
          Both, together. Although I only like peanut butter when it’s covered in chocolate. Peanut butter cups – yum.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done?
          I really don’t know how to answer this question. I’m honestly drawing a blank. I’m sure what I think is normal might be weird to other people, but I seriously cannot think of anything.

Is there a soundtrack to the book/ favorite music?
          Yes. At the end of each book of The Wanderers series there is a playlist for that book. I listened to a lot of music while I was writing these books and a lot of the songs inspired some of the scenes. When I went through the book to add the playlist I made sure to pick songs that I felt went with the scene. My favorite music is Indie rock/Alternative. I like a lot of other music, but I always tend to go back to rock. Band of the moment - The Civil Wars. Just recently heard some of their songs and I really like them.

Do you need anything to write?
          I prefer to either be listening to music or have the TV on. Nothing special.

How long do you write on any average day?
          It depends. If I don’t have anything else to do and it’s flowing, I’ve written for six/eight hours straight. Unfortunately I don’t have that luxury anymore so the most I would say is three/four hours a day and those are usually in spurts split up throughout the day.

Give us the number one reason to read your book. 
          One word – Awesome! I tried to do something to capture the reader’s attention and keep them interested. My book is not like the other paranormal books out there. There are twists, humor, emotions you can feel right along with the characters.

Author Info:
Twitter: @JLMreadingrocks

What do you do when you learn your family is the one who's holding all the secrets? Secrets that could get you killed...
 Ella is looking forward to starting college in the fall with her best friend Josie. She’s looking for a place where she can get away from her overbearing parents and two older annoying brothers. Unfortunately Ella realizes that sometimes the past comes back to haunt you.
          Ella soon learns that the man who terrorizes her dreams is in fact real and coming after her.
          When one of her classmates is murdered, Ella slowly recognizes this is not some strange coincidence. Ella fears that the boy she’s falling in love with is the one who stalks her dreams and no longer knows who she can trust.
When she finally learns the truth of her family’s deepest secret, Ella has to face her demons by taking out one of the people she thought she could trust…before they kill her.

(Ends 12/31)
Mobi or Epub

No comments:

Post a Comment