Friday, 11 June 2010

Guest Author: Janni Nell with Allegra Fairweather

Welcome, Janni, thanks for stopping by to share your new Carina Press release with us. Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator will be available from Monday (14th June) at Carina Press, Amazon, B&N, ect. I can't wait!

Now over to Janni...

It’s a pleasure to be on Claire’s blog today to answer questions about my debut novel Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator.

Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I’m the woman to call. Just don’t call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat.

With my 99.5% success rate, solving the mystery of a bleeding rose that has sprung up on the shores of Loch Furness should have been an easy gig. But already I’ve heard the shriek of the local banshee, discovered two bodies (and then lost two bodies), and had a near-death encounter with a three-hundred-year-old ghost. And perhaps most dangerous of all, the hot pub owner who hired me now wants to show me exactly what’s under his kilt.

Luckily, I’m ably assisted by my very own guardian angel. I’m grateful for his help—but he’s also drop-dead gorgeous. A bit distracting when I’ve got a mystery to solve, and the clock is ticking…

Release Date: 14 June 2010 Carina Press

And now on to some questions...

Janni, could you tell us what inspired Allegra Fairweather?
Wish fulfillment. I mean who wouldn’t love to have a hot guardian angel like Casper. He’s well over six foot tall, blond and built. Plus his soul mission in life – well death actually, since he’s an angel – is to protect Allegra Fairweather.

Do you have any rituals while writing?
Well I do like to start with a cup of coffee. Not that I need the caffeine or anything.

Okay, and because enquiring minds want to know, which character in your book do you love to hate?
It has to be Sir Alistair. Pompous, selfish, smug, the kind of man who gives the aristocracy a bad name. If I was forced to spend time with him I’d probably slap his face. But Allegra has something much better in store for him.

Why are you so excited about Carina Press?
It’s always thrilling to be involved in a new venture. There’s so much energy and talent behind the scenes. My editor, Elizabeth Bass, is a joy to work with. Then there are the stunning Carina covers and the wide variety of titles – something for everyone. Readers will have a ball.

If your editor told you that, while she loves your work, your next book had to be in another genre, which would you chose?
It would be an action adventure. Kind of a cross between Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone.

What’s next?
I’m hard at work on another Allegra Fairweather book. There are plenty of paranormal problems out there and Allegra is determined to solve them all. With a little help from Casper, of course.

Thanks, Claire, for inviting me on the blog today. And thanks to everyone who’s stopped by. It’s been great. Until we meet again… May your guardian angel watch over you.

It's a pleasure to have you here :)

Visit Janni’s website and blog.


  1. Welcome Janni, you're probably still sleeping somewhere in AUS :)
    This book has been right at the top of my to-buy list since I read the first chapter. Not long before I can read the whole story

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  3. Hi Janni & Claire, sorry I'm a abit late popping in to visit - I've been infected with Soccer World Cup fever! (Good luck to Bafana Bafana & the Socceroos, seeing as Janni is in Aus!)

    Allegra sounds a truly fun character and Casper sounds like the kind of guardian angel every girl should have! :)

    I agree that readers are going to have a great time in Carina's bookstore - there is such a wide choice, no matter what your tastes, Carina will have something for you.

    Good luck with your launch on 14 June, Janni, and with your new story!

  4. Sigh. Casper sounds sooo gorgeous. Lucky Allegra!

    Great interview, ladies.