Thursday, January 3, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway - Jess Haines

As promised, I have some wonderful authors who will be at the Olde City New Blood con visiting the blog this week! For more information about the con, please visit my post HERE.

Please welcome my guest today:

Jess Haines!

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Jess has invited her eclectic cast of character to visit the blog today, and she is offering a signed copy of STALKING THE OTHERS to one US or International reader!

Hello there! Jess Haines here. I’m the author of the urban fantasy H&W Investigations series (HUNTED BY THE OTHERS [link:], TAKEN BY THE OTHERS [link:], DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS [link:], and STALKING THE OTHERS [link:]). 

Shiarra has been having a pretty bad time of things lately. She’s here with some of her friends (and otherwise) to tell you about it. Over to you, Shia! 


Shiarra: What part of my messed up life are we supposed to talk about this time?

Sara: The possibilities are endless.

Shiarra: That’s not very funny.

Arnold: You can’t deny your life has turned into a train wreck.

Shiarra: You’re not helping.

Royce: Your tendency to draw the ire of creatures capable of destroying or eating you appears to be your most prominent character flaw.

Chaz: Leave her alone.

Shiarra: Okay, first—Chaz, stay out of this.

Chaz: I’m just trying to help!

Shiarra: I don’t want your help. Second, Royce, are you even close to serious? If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be in half the messes I’ve gotten into lately.

Royce: I am very serious. Even I have given some thought to draining you dry every now and again.

Sara: Because that isn’t at all creepy or threatening.

Shiarra: No kidding.

Arnold: What do you expect? He’s a vampire. He’s supposed to act like some melodramatic, broody creature of the night. “Oh, woe! Should I or shouldn’t I eat her face? Woe, woe betide!”

Royce: Yes, because a mage understands so very well what it is to be a “melodramatic, broody creature of the night.”

Arnold: I try.

Chaz: Not all Others eat people. None of the Sunstrikers have ever done that.

Shiarra: Um. What about that one time…

Chaz: Does that count?

Sara: Yes.

Chaz: Oh. Never mind, then.

Shiarra: My. How comforting. My boyfri—ex-boyfriend may or may not have eaten people before.

Arnold: Soylent Green is people!

Sara: Bad comedic timing, honey. Too soon.

Arnold: …sorry.

Shiarra: Anyone have a paper bag for me to hyperventilate into?

Chaz: Oh, come on. It’s not like you haven’t been around worse.

Royce: Perhaps it has escaped your notice, but she does not have the tolerance for violence and bloodshed that we do.

Sara: You would think that someone who dated her for months would have figured out that she’s afraid of seeing someone get a paper cut, let alone someone getting torn to bits.

Chaz: Hey. Down in front. Shut it.

Sara: Yeah, yeah.

Chaz: We’re not violent unless provoked.

Royce: Don’t make claims to things you can’t be certain are true, dog.

Chaz: I am certain, dead man.

Royce: Are you, now?

Shiarra: Stop it, you two. If you want to fight, wait until the interview is over.

Arnold: Hey, we’re Others. We’re not supposed to get along.

Shiarra: Not. Helping.

Royce: I do apologize for distressing you, Ms. Waynest. Perhaps you’ll give me the opportunity to make it up to you later…

Chaz: Watch it, leech.

Royce: Oh, I do have my eye on the prize, boy.

Sara: That is not a happy thought.

Shiarra: Don’t talk about me like I’m an object.

Royce: No offense intended.

Chaz: Yeah, right. You meant every word.

Royce: Even if I did, it’s not your concern.

Shiarra: Do I have to do something to defend my own honor here?

Arnold: Pistols at dawn!

Shiarra: …aside from that?

Royce: Not at all.

Chaz: I’ll defend you.

Shiarra: Whatever. You guys can go beat each other to a pulp in a back alley somewhere. I’m going to go see if there’s anything left of H&W Investigations to salvage. The business doesn’t run itself, you know.

Sara: I’ll go with you.

Arnold: Can I come?

Sara: Of course you can.

Royce: I will accompany you as well.

Shiarra: Forget about it.

Royce: Not to worry, Ms. Waynest. I’ll keep my fangs to myself.

Chaz: No way. If he goes, I go.

Shiarra: Somebody do something about these two? Please?

Arnold: I can probably whip up a spell to repel vampires and werewolves. Give me a day or two.

Shiarra: Time I don’t have. I guess I’ll just have to put up with them for now.

Royce: That’s more than enough time for me to change your mind. I guarantee it.

Chaz: We’ll see about that.


Um. Yeah. As you can see, these guys don’t always get along. 

You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS (link: Be sure to keep an eye out for SILENT CRAVINGS (coming February 2013) and the next H&W book, FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS (coming July 2013)!

Jess Haines, author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, is a displaced New Yorker who writes about vampires, werewolves, and other bitey creatures of the night from her home in Southern California. 

Enter to win a signed copy of STALKING OF THE OTHERS, US or International!

Stalking the Others (H&W Investigations, #4)

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  1. I haven't read any of these books so I can't really say, but the post was most fun. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. I have not read these books either. I have to say though Arnold sounds fun. I love sarcasm.

  3. Haven't read any of these books before so I can't really comment.... BUT I love funny, sarcastic heros/heroines... :) Will look for your book next time i am in a book store!

  4. Since I have read this series yet it is difficult to say but from the interview Arnold and Royce sound fun.

    Thanks so much!

  5. Arnold - slightly nerdy mages all the way!

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  6. They all seems like a great bunch :)
    But if I would choose one that would be Royce


  7. I keep trying to get to this series. It sounds great! Thanks for the great post and giveaway! :)

  8. Shiarra is a great character.

  9. I havent read the series yet but they seem to be interesting characters..i would like to read more of them..thanks for the giveaway!!

  10. i haven't read this series but it has been recommended to me so it's on my wishlist^^

    thank you a lot for this international giveaway!

  11. Both Arnold and Royce sound like great characters, that sarcasm wins me every time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I love Shiarra, she is strong and spunky and is not going to take any guff. Even when she is in the dark she finds a light to get through. Of course where would she be without the awesome supporting characters, gotta love Royce who is truly swoon-worthy.

  13. I aven't read any of these books before so i don't know yet :)


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