Book Spotlight No Ordinary Girl

How long have you been writing?

I guess I’ve always been a secret writer, just needed a push to put myself out there

What is your favorite genre to write?

This is a tough one, I love dark crime and horror that’s the type of book I would pick up, I’m not fluffy  but I’ve just completed a YA fantasy which will follow soon, so I guess I like most genres except historical fiction.

Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

I’ve tried them all

Please tell us about your book.

I wanted to create a piece that was face paced and full of action, with a graphic twist that would make your toes curl. So with my love of crime and horror, No Ordinary Girl was birthed.

Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

I love Aimee the main character, I had read so many stories about weak women and I didn’t want to portray women that way, so therefore even though Aimee suffered brutality at the hands of monsters, and is broken but her pain gave her a determination to seek revenge.

-I even like my bad guys, is that wrong?

What was the hardest part about writing your book?

Writing is the easy part it’s the technical side, I struggle with.

What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

I don’t really have a routine, I just crave some quiet time in a busy household with three loud demanding daughters. Hence notes and scraps of paper dotted in every room.

How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

6 to 12 months.

Can you tell us about your editing process?

I have an editor, I would be lost without her.

Is this book part of a series? If so, how many installments do you have planned?

At the minute No Ordinary Girl is a stand –alone, due to working on other projects, although I wanted to leave it open so I could write a follow up, in the near future.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Be true to yourself. Follow your heart and your dreams!

Why should everyone read your book?

Why not, if you like a dark read this book is for you.

If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

James Herbert for his spine chilling style, Stephen King for all the obvious hair raising reasons, Richard Laymon with his ruthless endings.

What inspired you to write your book?

Writing has always been a hobby hence my laptop being crammed with many manuscripts, but I think the real reason is I was fed up of reading lots of waffle and  filler in many books, so I wanted to create something raw and straight to the point.

Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

I certainly am,  I’m just tweaking my next dark novel before publication and I’m  also exited to reveal that I have ventured out of my genre with a YA fantasy novel that is sat with my editor at the moment.

No Ordinary Girl

What started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters – the worst creatures mankind has ever produced – she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound.

The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.

Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?

Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?

This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.

Please note: contains graphic content.

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Author Bio

Cheryl Elaine was born in Germany but moved to Northern Ireland as a young child. She then moved to Yorkshire where she spent most of her childhood and this is where she currently resides with her husband and 3 daughters.

Cheryl Elaine is an avid reader and enjoys watching horror movies – the more gruesome the better! She enjoys travelling and socialising but also loves spending time at home with her family and her ever expanding menagerie which currently includes 2 dogs, a budgie, 2 fish and a rat called Rocky!

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