Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Jess Haines. Jess is the author of Hunted By The Others, Taken By The Others, Deceived By The Others, and Stalking the Others.
Keep reading for a chance to win one of 15 copies of Stalking the Others by Jess Haines!
EJ: When did you begin writing?
I've been writing since junior high school. From the time I was a
little kid, I was a voracious reader, but the idea that I could try my
hand at the writing biz didn't strike me until someone asked me to help
with the school newspaper. It all went downhill from there. I've never
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
I've always loved the fantastical. Dragons, especially. When I
got a bit older, and started reading every fantasy novel I could get my
hands on, one of my friends in school introduced me to Dungeons &
Dragons. From there, I moved on to Vampire: the Masquerade. VtM fueled
an obsession with all things fanged, clawed, and/or bite-y from that
point forward. While I got my start writing for the school newspaper, I
really honed my writing skills throughout my high school years
roleplaying fantasy characters online.
Once I discovered it was a "thing"--a la Jim Butcher and Laurell K.
Hamilton--I knew I wanted to try my hand at writing stuff like that
myself. It took me a while to feel confident enough to submit any of my
work anywhere, but, as you can see, that has worked out just fine for
me in the end.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
I would be a dragon. Treasure, long lifespan, the ability to fly,
magic, and the biggest kid on the block. Need I say more?
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
This is the fourth book in my series, so let me start with a short recap of the other three:
Book 1 – HUNTED BY THE OTHERS: Shiarra Waynest, a private investigator,
is blackmailed into retrieving an artifact from a vampire. The problem?
As a human, she doesn’t stand a chance against the Others.
Book 2 – TAKEN BY THE OTHERS: With the artifact destroyed, Shia believes
her dealings with the supernaturals in town are over—but the vampires,
werewolves, and monster hunters in town believe otherwise…
Book 3 – DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS: Determined to get away from the
troubles plaguing her in the city, Shia goes on a vacation with her
werewolf boyfriend—along with his entire pack—in the Catskills.
Book 4 – STALKING THE OTHERS: After the events and subsequent betrayal
Shia experienced in the last book, she’s done being pushed around. If
she’s going down, she’ll take out as many of her enemies as she can—and
hope that in the process, she keeps whatever humanity she has left...
So, in this book, Shiarra is in a very bad place. She’s lost her
family, her boyfriend, and probably her business and license as a
private investigator—and some might feel she’s also lost her marbles.
She’s ready to take on the world, and get some payback from the people
who turned her life into her version of a living hell.
It’s not recommended as a starting point—this is the continuation that
picks up right where my last book, DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS, left off.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
In the entirely theoretical HUNTED BY THE OTHERS: THE MOVIE, I
think the cast would be as follows (mostly because they meet my mental
visual for these characters, but in some cases, like RDJ, they clearly
have the skill to pull off the attitude, too):
Shiarra Waynest -- Dina Meyer, Alicia Witt, or Evan Rachel Wood
Sara Halloway -- Katee Sackhoff
Alec Royce -- Paul Rudd or Robert Downey, Jr.
Chaz -- Chad Michael Murray
Arnold -- Charlie Korsmo or Alan Tudyk
Stalking the Others (H+W Investigations, #4) by Jess Haines.
Vampires, werewolves, mages–the Others are very real, and wreaking havoc
in Shiarra Waynest’s life. But now, she’s returning the favor…
Once, she was one of the good guys–or as close as a New York P.I. can
get. Then Shiarra Waynest was drawn into the world of the Others. Every
faction has its own loyalties and agenda. And Shia’s recent betrayal by
her ex-boyfriend means that she may be on the verge of becoming a rogue
werewolf at the next full moon.
Of course, with all the threats against her, Shia’s not sure she’ll live
long enough to find out. The enigmatic vampire Royce wants her back in
his clutches, as do two powerful werewolf packs, along with the police.
Instead of going into hiding, Shia is enlisting the aid of her enchanted
hunter’s belt and every dirty P.I. trick she knows. If she’s going
down, she’ll take out as many of her enemies as she can–and hope that in
the process, she keeps whatever humanity she has left…
Thank you Jess for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Jess Haines and her books, please visit her website.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Q+A with Jess Haines + Stalking the Others Tour Giveaway
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E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.