Guest blogger… Jess Haines

And she’s on tour… :-)


Stop 2: Shia’s Not Happy


By Jess Haines

Hello there!  Jess Haines here.  I’m the author of the urban fantasy H&W Investigations series HUNTED BY THE OTHERS, TAKEN BY THE OTHERSDECEIVED BY THE OTHERS and the upcoming STALKING THE OTHERS.

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!


Sara: You’ve got a little… uh… eye twitch thing going on over there.  You okay?

Shiarra:  No.

Royce:  She’s been having a stressful month. Perhaps now is not the best time—

Shiarra:  Untie me.

Chaz:  We can’t do that.  You’re being unreasonable, hon—

Shiarra: (*CENSORED*)

Arnold:  Wow.  I didn’t even know those words were in your vocabulary.

Shiarra:  (*CENSORED*)

Chaz: Babe—

Shiarra:  (*CENSORED*)

Chaz:  Honey—

Shiarra:  (*CENSORED*)

Sara:  I feel like I’m on the Jerry Springer show.

Chaz:  You aren’t helping.

Royce:  I’d probably find this immensely entertaining if I had some ear plugs.

Arnold:  I can conjure up some popcorn.

Shiarra:  Screw you guys. Let me out of here!

Royce:  Perhaps if you calmed yourself, Ms. Waynest, we wouldn’t find these measures necessary.

Sara:  I don’t really like the vamp, but he’s got a point.  You can’t really go around murdering and pillaging across the land.  That went out of style with the Vikings.

Arnold:  Pillaging never goes out of style.

Chaz:  What the hell are you talking about?

Royce:  I believe they’re trying to calm the lady down. Perhaps you should take a step back before you worsen matters further, dog.

Chaz:  She’s my girl.

Shiarra:  Like hell!

Royce:  Seems the lady would beg to differ.

Shiarra:  I’m not yours, either, fang-boy.  I don’t belong to anybody, and as soon as I get out of here, I’m going to destroy you both.

Royce:  While I do find the idea of the attempt amusing, I don’t want to see you injure yourself. Let the authorities deal with the mutt.

Chaz:  Shut up, worm-bait.

Arnold:  Not that I think Chaz is in the right here, but she doesn’t seem too happy with you, either.

Royce:  Yes, I’m aware of that.

Sara:  So?  Doesn’t bother you?

Royce:  Why should it?  I have an eternity to change her mind.

Shiarra:  Yeah, and my eternal answer is no.  Always and forever, no.

Royce:  Don’t be too sure of that, Ms. Waynest.

Arnold:  If you added “I have my ways” into this conversation somehow, the scary vampire image cliché would be complete.

Sara:  Oh!  Oh!  And a little “I vant to suck your blo-o-o-o-d,” too!

Shiarra:  …you… really aren’t helping, Sara.

Sara:  Sorry, but I’m pulling the best friend privileges card on this one.

Shiarra:  Damn it, stop making me miss you.  I can’t think straight when I’m hunting if I’m stuck worrying about you, too.

Sara:  Sucks to be you. Stop the crazy train and come back.

Royce:  Yes, Ms. Waynest.  Come back to us.  You know it won’t be so terrible to return to me.  I can help you.

Chaz:  Oh, hell no.  She’s not going back to you.

Shiarra:  (*CENSORED*) you both! I make my own decisions now.  Right now, my plans definitely do not include either of you, other than showing you the pointy end of a stake.

Arnold:  Since when did you turn into the Chosen One?

Shiarra:  …what?

Arnold:  You know.  The Slayer.  Buffy.  Must stake all evil, soulless vampires.  That sort of thing.

Shiarra:  I’m not even going to dignify that with an answer.

Sara:  What about me?  You left me in the lurch. Parked alone with the vampire, no less.

Shiarra:  I’m really sorry. I’ll explain it to you when we have a moment alone.

Royce:  Oh, I don’t think so.  I’m quite interested in hearing your explanation for your behavior as well.

Shiarra:  Bite me.

Arnold:  Very poor choice of words, there.

Shiarra:  …err.

Chaz:  I won’t let him touch you.

Shiarra:  You know what?  No.  I won’t let him touch me.

Chaz: Ha!

Shiarra:  And neither will you.  Never again.

Chaz:  …(*CENSORED*)


You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS. For the next stop on the blog tour, be sure to visit the official STALKING THE OTHERS blog tour calendar

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  1. Diane's Gravatar Diane
    27 May, 2012    

    Because it has humor, friendship and quite possibly love.

  2. Joanne B's Gravatar Joanne B
    27 May, 2012    

    There is great banter between the characters. You can tell they all care for Shiarra. This sounds like a fantastic book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Viki S.'s Gravatar Viki S.
    27 May, 2012    

    I’d love to read this because this excerpt is so good. Very humorous. Loved it!

  4. 27 May, 2012    

    The snark is out of control funny – love it!

  5. Cricket's Gravatar Cricket
    27 May, 2012    

    Because now I want to learn about the whys behind their interactions.

  6. 27 May, 2012    

    Thanks again for having me, Shiloh! Glad you guys are enjoying the post! ;)


  7. JenniferK's Gravatar JenniferK
    27 May, 2012    

    I want to learn more about these characters especially Shiarra. Great interview.

  8. Julene Jefferson's Gravatar Julene Jefferson
    27 May, 2012    

    I have never read a book by this author and am always looking for more books on Vampires and/or Warewolves

  9. Maureen's Gravatar Maureen
    27 May, 2012    

    Easy! because this series is awesome. :)

  10. Gail Nichols's Gravatar Gail Nichols
    27 May, 2012    

    Sounds like a wonderful book:)

  11. Tracey D's Gravatar Tracey D
    29 May, 2012    

    Loved the post; it was a great read. I look forward in starting this series.

  12. 6 June, 2012    

    I would love to read this one. I have been branching out more and more to other authors and this sounds like a great read.

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