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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Author Guest Blog & Contest with Jess Haines

I will admit to being a little behind with the H&W Investigations series but what I have read I really enjoyed. So when Jess Haines asked if I wanted to be a part of her Blog Tour to promote the latest release in the series, well I couldn't say no!

STALKING THE OTHERS is due out on July 3rd and if you haven't already tried the series yet then make sure you do! Until then enjoy the guest blog and make sure you check out the other stops in the tour and enter the contest!



Guest Post Stop 14: Our Actions Sometimes Have Unexpected Consequences By Jess Haines

Hello there! Jess Haines here. I’m the author of the urban fantasy H&W Investigations series, TAKEN BY THE OTHERS, DECEIVED 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. This time, the H&W gang are going to discuss how their actions sometimes resulted in consequences they weren’t expecting. Over to you, Shia!


Shiarra: Is this some kind of dig against my decisions of late? ‘Cause if it is, it isn’t appreciated.

Royce: I wouldn’t take it so personally, Ms. Waynest. As far as I can tell, this is just more of the same passive-aggressive attempts to rile us as the rest of these ridiculous interviews.

Chaz: I guess it’s true. I wasn’t expecting Shia to fly off the handle when she found out—

Shiarra: If you finish that sentence, I am not going to be responsible for my actions.

Sara: Calm down. Let’s not start any fights while we’re in front of an audience, huh?

Arnold: She’s already in plenty of trouble. I doubt she can make her situation much worse than it already is.

Royce: Perhaps. I wouldn’t underestimate her ability to take a bad situation and make it worse.

Shiarra: Hey!

Sara: The vampire’s got a point. You’ve got a history of getting yourself involved in some pretty awful messes.

Shiarra: Okay, look, I know my judgment isn’t always great, but it’s not that awful, either.

Arnold: You dated him for how long before you realized he was a werewolf?

Chaz: Five months. And she only found out because I decided it was time to show her.

Shiarra: Anybody tell you lately that you’re an as—

Sara: Language.

Royce: Most Others aren’t comfortable revealing what they are. As the subject matter of this interview implies, there are far-reaching consequences to such an action. Contrary to what the movies would have you think, prior to the fall of the Twin Towers, most of us went to extremes to hide our nature from humanity. Even those we trust.

Shiarra: Gee. I can’t imagine why. “Hey, guess what! I turn furry at the full moon! Neat, huh?”

Chaz: That’s not very funny.

Arnold: It’s worse when you’re a mage and you can’t show off to your gaming buddies. Man, when I was in high school, you have no idea how tempting it was to mess with the dice or call up an illusion or two during our D&D campaigns.

Sara: Only you would regret that, dear. That’s why I love you.

Arnold: Hey, what can I say? I am what I am.

Royce: I’m baffled what one has to do with the other.

Chaz: I don’t get it either.

Shiarra: I guess nerds like that magic stuff. They’re playing characters that use magic and swords, so if they saw it in real life, well…

Arnold: We prefer to be called geeks, but yes, that’s about right.

Sara: I’m still surprised you like to play those games. You can cast spells. Why do you need to play a game where a fake character casts fake spells?

Arnold: In real life, I can’t abuse my power.

Royce: Rather, we choose not to do so.

Chaz: For the most part, I guess.

Shiarra: Yeah, you’re just Mr. Exception to The Rules, aren’t you?

Chaz: What’s that supposed to mean?

Sara: Guys. Enough. Public forum, remember?

Shiarra: He still has to answer for what he did.

Royce: That he does. I don’t think you two realize just how far-reaching your actions have been. It’s been a public relations nightmare to keep the press from jumping on the reports of Others hurting people, questioning the validity of contracts, digging into our connections…

Arnold: I’m glad I don’t have to deal with contracts.

Sara: Why is that, anyway?

Arnold: Magi aren’t considered as “dangerous” as vampires or werewolves since we don’t feed on people.

Royce: Yes. It’s unfortunate the general public has not realized just how dangerous you really are.

Shiarra: What? What are you talking about?

Chaz: Most magi can perform illegal black enchants—stuff that messes with your mind—without a trace. You’d never even know they were messing with you if they put enough effort into it. That’s why Weres avoid them most of the time.

Sara: I always wondered why you guys never got along very well.

Royce: Many Others do not get along with those not like themselves.

Arnold: Yeah, and some of us don’t get along with our own kind, either.

Chaz: I heard a mage fight is like the ultimate laser light show.

Shiarra: I can only imagine.


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!

You can also visit me on the web:


Thanks again for having me and the gang over, Amber!


Contest Time!

Jess is giving away 15 copies of STALKING THE OTHERS! Use the formula below to enter the contest!

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Unknown said...

Good luck everyone! ;)

sienny said...

shia is normal human in supernatural mess right? of course i want some.

ps, if it's not international, just ignore my entry :)

Carl Scott said...

I'm behind on this series too, but no time like the present for jumping in. Thanks for hosting this event.

Sydney said...

The book seems to be an all rounder with all kinds of supes,plus shiarra is witty and sharp tongued which is a bonus:) - sydneyW

katiz7 said...

I have been waiting for this book! I'm excited it's here. I enjoy the series thus far and of course can't wait to see what happens. The best is that I'll reread the others to reinsert myself back into the story.

Victoria said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

clynsg said...

Need to keep up with the series.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

SandyG265 said...

I'm not up to date on this series.

Dovile said...

Because I've read it's first chapter and I'd like to read more!

Diane said...

I haven't tried this author and I know i probably start with the first book.

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Love a new summer read for the lake.
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