Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blog Tour and Guest Post: Jess Haines

To celebrate the upcoming release of Jess Haines new book, Stalking the Others, Jess has agreed to do a guest post!

Guest Post Stop 16: Sunrises or Moonlit Nights?
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 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 they’re discussing whether they prefer sunrise or a moonlit night. Over to you, Shia!


Royce: It seems a little silly for me to be involved in this conversation.

Shiarra: I like sunrise. It means all the clawed, bite-y, fanged things of the night are gone.

Sara: For the most part.

Arnold: Werewolves can change anytime. They don’t need a full moon to get their freak on.

Chaz: I’m right here, you know.

Shiarra: We’re trying to forget.

Chaz: What? What did I do?

Shiarra: Aside from screw up everything ever?

Royce: Now, now, Ms. Waynest—let us attempt a civil tone, shall we? Otherwise we may be here all night.

Arnold: Speaking of which, that’s my preference. All the natural energies I like to use for grounding glyphs seem to work better when I tap them at night. Plus it’s the gamer geek’s natural habitat.

Sara: I’m more of a morning person, myself.

Shiarra: I’ve never understood that.

Sara: I guess it comes from being in all those boarding schools. Most of them had really strict schedules.

Chaz: I like mornings. Gives me a chance to start my day right.

Arnold: I would have taken you for a night person.

Shiarra: No. He’s always liked to get up early to go jogging. Or maybe screw around on me. I don’t even know anymore.

Royce: Don’t worry, Ms. Waynest. You can leave all that behind now.

Chaz: What, and come to you instead? Don’t even think about it, dead man.

Royce: If she chooses. She knows the benefits of allowing me to play a bigger role in her life.

Shiarra: Yeah—blood loss, an aversion to the sun, and a lot of black added to my wardrobe. No thanks.

Royce: Come now. You know it wouldn’t be like that. Not unless you wanted it to be.

Sara: That’s only incredibly ominous.

Arnold: It’s not like she’s got a lot of options here. With the police, half the media in the state, and two of the biggest werewolf packs in town after her ass, she needs to make some tough decisions.

Royce: And soon.

Shiarra: Gee. Thanks, you guys. So awesome to see how helpful you all are.

Royce: Lovely to see what you think of my offers of aid.

Chaz: It doesn’t count if you’re only doing it to further your own agenda.

Arnold: I don’t know. She accepted my help when she knew I wasn’t exactly doing it out of the goodness of my heart.

Shiarra: Yeah, but that was different. You weren’t after my blood, body, and soul.

Arnold: Good point.

Sara: Shia, you’re not always the brightest, but you’ve got good survival instincts. I think you’ll be fine.

Chaz: That’s an awfully airy-fairy view to take considering how much trouble she’s in.

Royce: Much as I don’t like agreeing with the dog, in this case, I feel he has a point.

Chaz: Thanks. I think.

Shiarra: Whatever. We’ve really deviated from the topic at hand, don’t you think? I think we should get back on track.

Sara: I’m pretty sure everyone here but you already answered their preference.

Shiarra: Whose side are you on?!

Sara: Oh, relax. C’mon, let’s hear it. Are you into sunrise or moonrise?

Shiarra: Moonrise, I guess. I don’t do well in the sun.
Chaz: You should see how easily she burns. Until I dated Shia, I never knew chicks could get a sunburn on their a—

Shiarra: Finish that sentence and I will make you regret it.

Royce: Right. Why not end it on that pleasant note, shall we?

Arnold: Everyone’s just so darned friendly around here.
Sara: I know, right?

Shiarra: Once I get all my problems under control, then you’ll see the warm, fuzzy side of me again.

Sara: So… around the tenth of never?

Shiarra: …ugh.


Yeah… Shia’s having a rough time, as you can see. You can learn more about her and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS (link: 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, Angela!

Thanks Jess, and everyone, for stopping by! And good luck to you on your release day.

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