Thursday, June 7, 2012

Q+A with Jess Haines + Stalking the Others Tour Giveaway

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 looked back!

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.

**Stalking the Others Tour Giveaway**

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**Note: This is a tour giveaway.  Winners will be selected by the author or publisher, not From the Shadows.**


  1. I've read other books in this series and enjoyed them. I'd love to own one for my home library.

  2. I want to read it because it sounds great, looks great and I love characters that kick butt! I'm also always looking for new authors to get giddy about.

  3. I'm just starting this series and would love to have the newest

  4. I love this series! The last book made me so mad...I would love to win this book so I can see where Shiarra will go from here.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Want the whole series; gotta start someplace :-) THanks for the giveaway.

  6. I read Hunted By The Othere and loved it. I can't wait to continue this series.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  7. Love, love this series! Can't wait to get into this series again!

  8. Thank you all for stopping by and reading the interview! I hope you guys all enjoy my books! =)


  9. I love reading new books by authors I haven't read before.

  10. I have not read the series but it sounds like a great read. I love strong female characters!! Thank you

  11. The series sound great! I love books were the characters are strong an were they will stand up for themselves and take down an enemy or anyone who stands in their way...No matter what happens as long as the enemies are destroyed too!

  12. I'd like to read it because the book and characters sound good.

  13. dreamingwithindreams(at)gmail(dot)com

    o.o I love it already! Vampire, werewolves and magi?! What's not to love?!

  14. This is the type of book I enjoy reading. Lover of paranormal. stormvikki at aol

  15. Love this series! Looking forward to the next installment. :)

  16. I haven't read the series before, but it sounds really good!!!

  17. Have not read the series before so I am going to go and add all the previous books to my pile, the books sound great and are right up my alley. Love the paranormal.

  18. my kind of book, will need to get the whole series. thanks for the giveaway