Deadly Destinations: Jess Haines & win STALKING THE OTHERS

August 27, 2012 Deadly Destinations 41

Today’s Deadly Destination is from Jess Haines‘s Shiarra Waynest on NYC from STALKING THE OTHERS (published on July 3rd 2012 by Kensington). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Jess Haines’ Shiarra Waynest on NYC from STALKING THE OTHERS

A little over ten years ago, when people came to New York City on vacation, it was to see the obvious. You know, the Empire State Building, Central Park, catch a Broadway show–that sort of thing.

These days, it’s a little different. Being a local, I can tell you, it didn’t take long for the new breed of tourist to go from baffling to annoying. All the out-of-towners are nuts. They want to go out of their way to eat at a restaurant run by a werewolf, see a magic show put on by a real mage, or rub elbows with vampires at one of Alec Royce’s bars.

The man’s insufferable. Believe me, I know. You don’t want to mess with the Others, let alone sign one of those contracts that lets them get intimate with you. Sure, all the brochures make it look edgy and exciting to see a real, live monster, but there’s the rub. They are monsters. That’s not something you should forget. As soon as you do, that’s when they’ll pounce, and before you know it you’ve signed your life away on the dotted line.

Yeah, yeah, I see your expression. Stop rolling your eyes. I know, you don’t want to hear about the best pizza places or where to get a decent bialy or how to stay alive in this town. You just want to know what to watch out for when you visit all the Other hot spots, right?

If you take one of those tours and visit The Circle’s high-rise in Manhattan, at first you might think it’s just another corporate office building. You might want to recall that people have died trying to escape the traps and labyrinth in the basement where the sparks hide all of their most powerful artifacts. If someone’s offering you a basement-level tour of a mage hideout, don’t stray from the tour guide, huh?

The werewolves aren’t much better. Maybe the Moonwalkers aren’t so bad–that’s the pack that started this mess when they helped pull people out of the rubble of the Twin Towers and exposed the Others–but if you ever run into a Ravenwood or a Sunstriker, do not walk, run in the other direction. No matter what kind of spin the media has put on things, Weres are dangerous. I know they don’t all eat people, but I’ve seen it happen, and I can promise you that it’s better to play it safe by avoiding them altogether.

Plus, you know, some of them are lying scumbags. Especially a certain blond, blue-eyed pack leader who is currently on my shitlist.

Just saying.

Anyway.

I used to think it wasn’t such a big deal to hang out in vamp-run bars, either. Did I mention I’m a private investigator? Quite a few locals are regulars which means–you guessed it–I follow a lot of leads down there to interview people or catch marks in some unsavory act. Tracking cheating spouses by checking out their haunts has led to me spending more than my fair share of time in places like The Underground and Twisted Temptations.

What? Twisted Temptations? Hey, don’t look at me like that. No, I’m not into that whips and chains stuff, I go there for work! And not that kind of work, either! Get your minds out of the gutters, people.

That place is the scariest of the lot. As you probably gathered from the name, it’s got a very “hurt-me-so-good” theme. If you’re into that sort of thing and you’re feeling particularly suicidal that day, well… I’m not judging, but the vampires who work there scare me more than the usual, run of the mill sort who just want to eat me. Twisted Temptations is something else. If you’re going to suck my blood out a bit at a time, it better not be from the whip marks on my back, you know what I’m saying?

Well, that pleasant thought in mind, if I was forced to pick one of the vampire’s clubs to recommend for you touristy types to hang out in, I’m sure you’ve gathered by now that I think you’re better off spending your time at The Underground. The music on the second floor is usually better, but you should buy your drinks from James at the main bar near the entrance. Try the Bloody Mary, it’s killer. Get it? Bloody Mary in a vampire bar? Killer? Yeah, I’ll just see myself out…

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You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS (link: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=16761).   

You can also visit me on the web:

www.JessHaines.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JessHainesAuthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#%21/Jess_Haines

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/jesshaines

Giveaway

Giveaway provided by Kensington Books
One copy of STALKING THE OTHERS by Jess Haines

   

Published on July 3rd 2012 by Kensington

Description:

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…

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41 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Jess Haines & win STALKING THE OTHERS”

  1. BeachHouseWrite

    Looks like my TBR list is going to get a new author and a few more books/

  2. Nora-Adrienne Deret

    I’ve read and totally enjoyed the H&W series and would love to add one to my home library’s book shelves.

    The series is a fun read since I live in one of the five boro’s of NYC>

  3. Lisa Richards

    OMG! This sounds like an awesome series, how have I not started it? Well, I have a beach trip coming up and these books are definitely going!

  4. Jessica@a GREAT read

    Really love this series too! Especially like the new cover look! Shiarra looks more bada$$!

  5. Joanne B

    This series sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Marie-Claude

    Can’t wait to read this book!!! It sound soooooo amazing!!!

  7. Sariah

    I just picked up a copy of the first book when I went to AAD! I can’t wait to start reading this series! Thanks for the chance.

  8. Sarah DF

    I’ve read all of the books in this series but the latest, I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next!

  9. JenM

    I’m behind by one book, but now that the 4th is out, I really should catch up.

  10. Victoria Zumbrum

    Jess I would love to read your books and this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Barbara Elness

    I haven’t had a chance to start this series yet, but I have a couple of the books on my TBR shelf so I’ll be getting to them soon. :D

  12. Bethany C.

    I wanted to know how much input the author got into designing the covers?

  13. munchkin

    i have a few of this series on my shelves, can’t wait to read this series.

  14. Kai W.

    I haven’t gotten around to reading the book. I have the book in my TBR pile. Need to get to it.

  15. Christiane C.

    I love your covers, what helped inspire you to make up the character in this novel?

  16. Jess Haines

    @donnas — Thank you! I have recently sold a co-written paranormal romance (SILENT CRAVINGS) that will most likely release in early 2013, and the 5th book in the H&W series (FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS) sometime in 2013–probably July.

    @Pat — In my series, “Others” are supernatural creatures. Hence “Hunted by the Others,” “Taken by the Others,” etc. Hope that helps. :)

    @Christiane — That’s a subject for another blog post. ;)

    <3,
    -J

  17. Barb P

    I haven’t been able to start this series yet. It sounds fantastic! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. Caty R

    this is one of my favorite series! I started it this year when I won a copy of one of the books.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  19. Neon612

    Thanks for the giveaway. It sounds like a great series, now I just need to find the first few books.

  20. Jolene A

    I loved the first book and can’t wait to continue with this series!!

  21. Samantha

    I loved the 1st book in this series when I read it! Such an original beginning to this series. I instantly went out and bought both the 2nd and 3rd book. I can’t wait to read this one!