Deadly Destinations: Jess Haines’ Shiarra Waynest takes us to New York City from DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS

July 4, 2011 Uncategorized 60

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Happy 4th of July! Spending the holiday with us for Deadly Destinations is Shiarra Waynest and the crazy, sexy, cool cast from Jess Haines H&W; Investigations series, my favorite character ensemble in urban fantasy. They are taking us on a tour of New York City where The Others have HUNTED, TAKEN, and DECIEVED me previously (and I keep coming back for more).  The latest explosive story is DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS (available on July 5th & you can read my review HERE). Thanks to Jess and Kensington, one of you who comments on this post will win a copy of the book and a book thong!  See details below

Shiarra Waynest Talks About New York City
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, and DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS).  I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the cast—Shiarra Waynest, the lead character, Arnold, a mage who lends her a hand, and Alec Royce, a vampire Shiarra meets in the course of her adventures.

Shiarra is going to tell you a little bit about the sexy, dark, and deadly underbelly of New York City.  Over to you, Shia!


Hunted By The Others (H&W Investigations, #1)Shiarra:  Uhm.  It’s not that sexy.

Royce:  I beg to differ.

Chaz:  Yes, because undead creatures who suck your blood are, oh, so hot.

Arnold: I feel like the voices of thousands of fangirls suddenly cried out—

Shiarra:  Oh, please.

Royce:  Since we are talking more about my turf than Ms. Waynest’s, I’d like to take this opportunity to—

Shiarra:  No.  Just… no.  This is not a forum for you to start advertising your businesses. Besides, New York City kinda sucks.  It’s overcrowded, way too hot in the summer, way too cold in the winter, and smells funny.  The only thing it has going for it are some landmarks, shows, museums, and a few nice restaurants.

Arnold:  The coffee can’t be beat, though.

Chaz:  The pizza, either.

Royce:  Oh, I’m more a fan of the entertainment options, personally.

Shiarra:  Yeah, we kind of figured that out, considering you’re the only one here who doesn’t—you know—eat.

Royce:  The food isn’t the only thing tasty in this town, Ms. Waynest.

Shiarra:  What? …oh. Oh, ew!  Sicko!

Chaz:  Forget about him. I’ll take you somewhere nice after this.  We’ll go out to the pier on Montauk and we can grab a bite to eat after. There’s this great little crab shack—

Royce:  Because that’s, oh, so much better than going to Le Petite Boisson, where every French culinary delight imaginable is available to tease and tantalize your taste buds, all while being serenaded by fine music and surrounded by lovers dancing by candlelight.

Shiarra:  Yes.  It is, oh, so much better.  There aren’t things with sharp pointy teeth lusting after my blood hanging out there.

Arnold: Actually, Shia, I’ve been there and I have to say, the food is amazing.

Taken By The Others (H&W Investigations #2)Shiarra:  Wait, what?  Arnold!

Royce:  It’s true. We do have an excellent Zagat rating.

Chaz:  Nobody cares.

Royce:  Quiet, cur. Perhaps you’d prefer something a little darker.  Twisted Temptations might be more to your liking.

Shiarra:  …I don’t even want to know what that is.

Arnold:  It’s not as bad as he makes it sound.  Even with that creepy lispy thing he does with the fangs.

Royce:  Excuse me?  I don’t lisp.

Chaz: Actually, when your fangs are out, you do a little.  Really adds to that “sexy” vampire vibe you’ve got going there.  Heh.

Shiarra: Honey?  Just so you know, the only thing that kept me from doubting your heterosexuality for a second there were the air quotes.

Royce:  Oh, I wasn’t referring to him when I made the offer, Ms. Waynest, I’d be happy to give you a personal tour of the facilities—

Chaz:  HEY!  Stay the hell away from my girlfriend!

Arnold:  You know, the vamps aren’t the only ones who own nightclubs in this town.

Shiarra: I’m not sure if a bunch of mage-run restaurants are any better.  What if it’s all Alice In Wonderland-y and I turn into a frog after eating something?  I’m not willing to take that chance.

Arnold:  Wait, what?  You won’t—I don’t even…

Chaz:  Does that happen?

Royce:  I hate to be the one to point this out, but not only are you mixing your lore, you’ve essentially just broadcast your intolerance to the entire audience.

Deceived By The Others (H&W Investigations #3)Shiarra:  What?  I—wait, what?  I—oh.  Oh.  Oh, Arnold, I mean—I—I didn’t mean—oh, my God, I am so sorry!

Arnold:  I… you…

Shiarra: SO sorry!

Chaz:  …what?  Why are you—

Shiarra:  Chaz!  Say you’re sorry!

Chaz:  I’m… sorry?

Arnold:  You know, I think we’re done here.

Shiarra:  God, yes.

Chaz:  …what?

Royce:  So, kids, come on down to Twisted Temp—

Shiarra:  STOP.  Just… stop.  And stop smiling while you say that!

Royce:  I always smile like this.

Chaz:  We know.


You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS.  If you’d like a chance to win a copy of DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS and a book thong, leave a comment below telling us what deadly destination you’d want to visit in New York! 

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


About Jess Haines

imageJess Haines is a displaced New Yorker with a penchant for the silly, the obscure, and the fantastical. Los Angeles is home for the time being, since it consistently meets her daily quota of strange. She’s currently working on the H&W; Investigations urban fantasy series. Find out more about Shiarra Waynest, drop her a line, or join her mailing list at!

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Giveaway provided by Kensington & Jess Haines

One copy of DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS by Jess Haines & a book thong

Deceived By The Others (H&W Investigations #3)

Available on July 5, 2011 from Kensington Books


They’re here, and they’re real…werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated…

Shiarra’s relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family–or in this case, bringing Chaz’s entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.

Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it’s the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack’s hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that’s even closer than she knows…

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    60 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Jess Haines’ Shiarra Waynest takes us to New York City from DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS”

    1. JenM

      I'm looking forward to reading Deceived by the Others. I love this series. As for New York, I've always wanted to visit Ellis Island – I would imagine there are lots of ghosts there.

      jen at delux dot com

    2. Anonymous

      I would love to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    3. heatwave16

      I love NYC!!! My honey use to live there, and the best way to explore the city is with the natives. 🙂 The food is my favorite…especially the Italian food…to die for. 😉


    4. Barbara E.

      I loved the post, it was a lot of fun getting to know the characters in the H&W; Investigations series. I'm looking forward to reading this latest book in the series. The places I'd like to visit in New York are the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building.

      Barbed1951 at aol dot com

    5. Susan

      Thanks for the giveaway. I've been to New York, but I never got to go to Ellis Island.

      sab5723 at hotmail dot com

    6. Michelle Bledsoe

      Oh wow Jess this is the first I have heard of your books,but after reading this "interview" I must now have them. These guys are extremely entertaining. I am now putting you on my To Buy list. Thank you for the chance to win your book.

      koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

    7. [email protected] GREAT read

      Well I've been to New York maybe 2-3 times. 2 being Lancaster, near Buffalo when I was younger visiting family. The other was when my plane landed in JFK before we headed overseas on my one and only overseas trip!!

      Loooove the bookmarks!! So awesome!


    8. Tanya1224

      Thanks for sharing =) Very cool! I've always wanted to ride the subway…I have friends that have been and said it's not fun and dirty but I'd love to ride on it. Of course I'd definitely want to see the statue of Liberty. Please count me in for your book and one of those cute thongs. Thanks again.

    9. LSUReader

      Thanks for the quick trip. I haven't been to NY in years and I'd love to go back. I'd like to visit the WTC site and Ellis Island. (Email in profile.)

    10. Bethany C.

      I've heard this series was great, have a lonely pdf of the first installment sitting inexcusably on my laptop. Must. Start. Reading.


    11. Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes

      I have heard this series is great and recently added it to my gotta have wish list. I too have a first installment on my lapatop and read not to long ago. O periodically gaze at the titles on my wishlist with a big sigh as th list is longer than my bank balance…*S*
      I only have 5 place s to visit actually on my bucket list and one of them is New York City. Being that I am in Alaska..its a long ways to go…LOL
      Thanks for the contest!


      Pommawolf AT hotmailDOT com

    12. NoraA

      I would love to win a copy of Deceived by Others. And as to a dangerous place? I did that, I attended my first RWA Literary Signing. You took your life in your hands trying to get through the isles to visit the authors on your personal lists. If Kensington can beat that, I'm interested in hearing about it.

      NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

    13. Amy

      Thanks for the post and giveaway!
      I actually live in NYC and I love books that take place here. Would love to read Deceived By the Others.


    14. Anonymous

      loved the bickering in the 'tour' above, just like I love this series! Can't wait to get my hands on Deceived by the Others.

      Mickie T
      mdturett at juno dot com

    15. Anonymous

      Good interview. Thanks for the chance to win.

      sgiden at

    16. Saiiツ

      Thank for the awesome tour and the giveaway!!!
      GFC Follower; Sarah E. Cruz


    17. Bookwyrm369

      Great character interview 🙂 Would love to see the Statue of Liberty! And I can't wait to read the third Others book – the first two were fabulous!

      smaccall AT

    18. Meredith

      That was fun to read! Not sure if it gave a good glimpse of NYC, but still fun!

      meredithfl at gmail dot com

    19. Julie S

      Thanks for the giveaway. I've been wanting to read this series, and it sounds more often every time I see more.


    20. Stephanie

      I love the first two books. I would love to visit The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Thanks for the giveaway.

      smccar1 at hotmail dot com

    21. Scoot

      I've read the first two books and I am excited to read DBTO! I can't wait to see more of Chaz in this one. Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

    22. Offbeat Vagabond

      Great post, this was really funny, Lots of chemistry here. I just got Hunted by the Others yesterday, Can't wait to meet these characters, they sound like lots of fun. Thank you for the great post and giveaway.

      drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

    23. Anonymous

      😀 the post was so much fun! Loving the series so far, and I can't wait to read the third book.

      As for NY, I'd love to go to the Statue of Liberty.

      Thanks again for the giveaway!

      yoyo1930 at gmail dot com

    24. Teril

      Hunted by the Others was an amazing book! I love this series and am so happy that there will be another release! This was a great post to remind me. Thank you for the giveaway.

      terilhack at gmail dot com

    25. Kaya H

      The Others has been a great series read for me. This new release has been on the To Be Read list. I would love to be counted in for a copy. The post was great!

      kasuranna at yahoo dot com

    26. Britt

      I was lucky enough to catch the first book in this series free on Amazon for the kindle. Love Shiarra's spunk.


    27. glaukos

      I myself have never made it to NYC but hopefully one day. I've gotten close to it, just not close enough.
      this series looks awesome.
      glaukos5 at gmail dot com

    28. Pamk

      got the first two in my tbr pile. nee to get this one.
      scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

    29. Marianna

      This series is really growing on me, and I like each book better than the last. And I look forward to reading Haines' interviews, which are guaranteed to be funny.

      patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

    30. Anonymous

      I love the cover art on your books!! I really need to get the first couple in the series but I'd love to win your contest!
      [email protected]
      GFC follower

    31. Anonymous

      cool cover! Loving it!

      becarattacaso AT yahoo DOT com

    32. shadow_kohler

      This book sounds great and i love the cover! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

    33. BLHmistress

      LOL hanging with those 4 would definitely be entertaining. I haven't been to NY yet but always wanted to its on my if I ever hit the lottery things to do or visit list.


    34. mbreakfield

      I've never been to NYC. I don't know if I would like it, because it seems really crowded.
      Thanks for the giveaway.

    35. cait045

      I love this series and can't wait to read this one. Please enter me.