Friday, September 20, 2013

Author Interview: J.L. Spelbring + Perfection Giveaway

Debut Authors Bash at

I'm glad to be apart of the 2013 Debut Authors Bash :) It's a awesome event hosted by Yareaders America.
So many amazing authors and bloggers are participating. My chosen author is J.L. Spelbring, who was my first choice! I'm excited since I recently reviewed her debut book, Perfection, not to long ago :)

A giveaway of a Signed Copy First Edition of Perfection by JL Spelbring! (US Only!)

My Review
The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic.Only Ellyssa isn't perfect.Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities.But he does.His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

Author Bio
J.L. Spelbring lives in Texas, where she wanders out in the middle of the night to look at the big and bright stars. Besides knocking imaginary bad guys in the head with a keyboard, she enjoys being swept away between the pages of a book, running amuck inside in her own head, pretending she is into running, and hanging out with her kids, who are way too cool for her.

Author Interview with JL Spelbring
1. Could you start off this interview by telling us, briefly, a little bit about yourself?
    Let's see. Besides sitting in front of a computer all day (work and writing), click-clacking away on a keyboard, I enjoy running, Diet Coke, and Chips Ahoy Cookies with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Hence the running.  :)

2. What's the most exciting aspect, for you, about being a debut author?
    The most exciting part is seeing what people have to say about PERFECTION. 

3. I love the butterfly usage on the cover and on the pages throughout the book. Could you explain its significance to the story?
    The butterfly is about emerging, becoming something different. Ellyssa, my main MC emerges, emerges from a very strict, in a way, sheltered life, and through her experiences, becomes something more than who she was raised to be.
4. What inspired you to write Perfection or is there anyone who inspired you to become an author?
    There really wasn't any inspiration about PERFECTION. It was more of a desire. I wanted to write about a girl who could read minds, then some idea pong later, PERFECTION started to develop.

5. Which do you prefer? Standalone or Series?
     That depends. I mean, once in awhile, a story just needs to end. Other times, there is more that needs to be explored. 

6. Do you have any bad habits you do when you are reading? 
    If the book is good, staying up way to late.

7. Are you currently reading any books? If not, what's the last book you read?
    I'm reading Cassandra Clare's CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. 

8. Who are some of your favorite authors?
    There are so many. I love so many different types of books, from horror, to sci-fi, to paranormal, to fantasy, and so on. J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, AE Rought--to name a few. 

9. Any advice for writers wanting to become authors?
    If you want it, keep working at it. Writing is a never-ending, nonstop learning event. 

Thank you so much for having me.  :)


  1. Oh I have seen this book around and I love butterfly in her eyes. I hope that the author will enjoy Clockwork Princess. Great post Janina :)

    1. I know :) I think the butterfly adds a nice touch to the cover!

  2. Great interview! Always fun to know what authors are currently reading.

    1. I fined that interesting too! Especially when they read books that I've read/want to read :)

  3. Chips Ahoy Reese's cookies are the BEST... :D

    Sarah @ Kitties Like Books Too

  4. The Nazis won the war? Now that's an interesting premise to go off on for a story. Thanks for the interview!!

  5. Great interview! I've actually never heard of this one, but I loved the questions and answers. Can't go wrong with J.K. Rowling :D

  6. Great interview. I really hope he's liking Clockwork Princess. I haven't read it yet, but I know it's a great book.

  7. Hadn't heard of this one, and so glad I have now! I've been thinking I need to quit writing because I suck, but the last answer makes me think I have to not give up. Thanks for the giveaway!