Saturday, June 15, 2013

Guest Post with Jess Haines author of Forsaken by the Others (H&W Investigations # 5)

Hi guys! Welcome to my stop on the Forsaken By The Others Blog Tour! I am happy that Jess has put together a fun little guest post. If you haven't read the book yet, you seriously need to!
I will be posting my review shortly, so, look for that soon as well!

Now, without further babbling on my part, here's Jess!


Stop 8: Shia and Sara Talk About Why They Were Unhappy With Their Trip to Los Angeles
 By Jess Haines
Hello there!  Jess Haines here.  I’m the author of the H&W Investigations series—urban fantasy novels about Shiarra Waynest, a human private investigator in an alternate, present-day New York. Somehow she keeps getting pulled into supernatural troubles way above her pay grade…

This time, she’s here with some friends, old and new, to give you an idea of what her trip to Los Angeles was like. Take it away, Shia!

Shiarra: I'm not happy.

Royce: I have already apologized. Multiple times.

Sara: We didn't want to go. Now look what's happened. We're on everyone's hit list. Zombies, angry werewolves, a necromancer—why didn't you warn us going in?

Royce: I assumed that Clyde would have informed me of the danger prior to the offer to take you in.

Clyde: Oh, it's my fault now?

Shiarra: Yes, your fault! You should have said something. I mean, zombies. Cripes.

Thrane: You have to watch out for Froofty Von Metrofaggen there. He's a liar and usurper.

Clyde: Begone, little pretender.

Thrane: If I didn't have an appointment to sing at the karaoke bar tonight, I would totally come kick your ass for lying to these lovely ladies about the zombies. Ahem, ladies. You're invited. To karaoke, not ass-kicking.

Shiarra: Thanks, but all kinds of no.

Clyde: Look, they weren't hurting anyone except the vampires of my bloodline. You were never in any real danger—

Sara: That's bull, and you know it.

Shiarra: We're not stupid. Well, Sara's not stupid.

Royce: Hush, you're not that. Foolish and too quick to act without forethought, maybe, but not stupid.

Shiarra: ...thanks? I think?

Thrane: You didn't seem stupid to me. Except that one time when you walked right into my lair without any weapons or backup.

Shiarra: Come on! I didn't think you guys would do anything to hurt us.

Thrane: Hey, we're vampires. Ooooh, foul demons of the night. Ooooooh.

Shiarra: That hand-waving seemed a bit excessive.

Royce: Where do you get the idea we should be acting like that—bad late night TV?

Shiarra: Come on, guys. We get it, vampires are scary.

Sara: Either way, Mr. Royce made a mistake and Clyde made us pay for it.

Clyde: Hey, it's not my fault a couple of private detectives were dropped in my lap and no one thought about the consequences. What did you expect me to do? I needed to find that necromancer and stop the zombies. You two were convenient for the purpose.

Sara: Great, so all we are to you is a pair of tools, huh? Wait, that didn't come out right.

Clyde: I got what you meant. Basically, yes.

Thrane: Haha! You said tools.

Royce: I am embarrassed for all vampire-kind right now.

Clyde: Join the club. He’s been an embarrassment ever since he moved into my city.

Thrane: Hey!

Shiarra: Maybe you should think about changing your image. If I hadn't met Royce first, I would never take vampires seriously again after dealing with you.

Thrane: What? I can be scary. Look! Look at the fangs!

Sara: Maybe you’d have more luck if you'd take off the guyliner and top hat.

Shiarra: Lose the fishnet shirt, too.

Thrane: Hey, no way! Those are way fashionable.

Shiarra: In a trying-too-hard 90s grunge kind of way, if you're into that sort of thing.

Royce: I feel we may be deviating from the topic at hand.

Clyde: I wasn't aware we had a topic.

Sara: Neither was I.

Thrane: My fashion choices are fabulous, I'll have you know. There, end of topic.

Shiarra: You guys make my head hurt.

Clyde: We'll endeavor to use smaller words from here on out.

Sara: See if we ever help you solve your zombie woes again. Jeez.

Thrane: You can solve my woes anytime.

Shiarra: Oh, my god. Stop waggling your eyebrows like that, it's just creepy.

Well, looks like we can cross Los Angeles off the List of Places Shia & Co. Will Visit More Than Once.

For the next stop on the blog tour, be sure to visit the official FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS blog tour calendar (link:!

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Thanks again for having me, Shelly!



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Forsaken by the Others Book Description:

The Others–vampires, werewolves, things that go chomp in the night–don’t just live in nightmares anymore. They’ve joined with the mortal world. And for private investigator Shiarra Waynest, that means mayhem…
Have a one night stand with a vampire, and you can end up paying for it for eternity. P.I. Shiarra Waynest, an expert on the Others, knows that better than most. Yet here she is, waking up beside charismatic vamp Alec Royce with an aching head…and neck. Luckily, Shia has the perfect excuse for getting out of town–namely, a couple of irate East Coast werewolf packs who’d like to turn her into a chew toy.
On Royce’s suggestion, Shia temporarily relocates to Los Angeles. But something is rotten–literally–in the state of California, where local vampires are being attacked by zombies. Who could be powerful enough to control them–and reckless enough to target the immortal? Following the trail will lead Shia to a terrifying truth, and to an ancient enemy with a personal grudge…

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1 comment:

  1. I like the gorgeous cover btw! I have a thing for vampires... ever since True Blood!