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 newly released 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, the H&W gang are going to grill Royce on what he’s planning to do about Chaz. Over to you, Shia!
Shiarra: I don’t think I want to know what the vampire wants from me. Speaking from experience, it’s usually nothing good.
Royce: Come now, Ms. Waynest. Surely you don’t think I intend you any ill?
Chaz: Stay away from her, dead man.
Shiarra: Oh, stop that. I don’t need your help with this.
Chaz: Don’t be too sure. You haven’t been doing a great job of taking care of yourself since you took off.
Arnold: She wouldn’t have done the disappearing act if not for you.
Sara: Maybe not, but she still would have been in trouble.
Shiarra: Okay, so I made some stupid decisions—but it wasn’t all my fault!
Royce: That was neither stated nor implied. Perhaps you should consider taking a step back to calm yourself and consider your options.
Sara: Wow, the vamp has a point. You do have a tendency to rush into trouble.
Shiarra: Sara! I thought you were on my side!
Sara: I am! I’m just saying he has a point, that’s all.
Arnold: You know, Shia’s done a pretty good job of holding her own against the Others. Most of us are pretty… uhh…
Royce: Self-serving? Manipulative?
Chaz: Hey, we’re not all bad.
Shiarra: You have no room to talk, mister.
Sara: You betrayed her, and now you act like nothing ever happened. What the heck is wrong with you?
Chaz: Look, I tried to find a good way to tell her, but there is never a right time with this girl.
Arnold: Good going, newb.
Shiarra: Do I really need to remind you what you thought was the “right time” to let me know you were a werewolf? ‘Cause your timing sucks.
Chaz: I was trying to be honest with you!
Sara: You turned into a wolf in her living room right after sex. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that’s epically bad timing.
Shiarra: I don’t know whether to hug you or hit you right now.
Sara: Hey! Helping over here.
Royce: Is that how it happened? I had never inquired into the matter. Quite amusing, Ms. Waynest.
Shiarra: Oh, shush, you. You have no room to talk. You’ve been manipulative and cruel, too, you know.
Royce: Have I? I hadn’t noticed.
Arnold: Sarcasm. It’s what’s for dinner.
Royce: Don’t test my patience, mage. You have little idea of just how much time, money, and other resources I have expended just to keep your girlfriend and Ms. Waynest alive.
Sara: Not that I’m not appreciative, but you’re only doing it to further your own ends.
Shiarra: Lovely. So what exactly are you planning to do with me?
Royce: Any number of things best not spoken about in polite company.
Arnold: You might want to put the fangs away while you say that. Gives people ideas, you know.
Chaz: I am going to kill you, leech. Slowly. You keep your hands off my girlfriend.
Shiarra: I’m not your girlfriend anymore! Get it through your head!
Royce: I believe the lady has spoken. And if I ever catch you in my city again, I will destroy your entire pack until nothing is left of the Sunstrikers but a memory.
Everyone Else: …
Shiarra: Anyone else find that incredibly creepy?
Chaz: He’s bluffing.
Royce: Oh, no, dog. Keep pushing me, and I will use your pelt as a battle standard.
Sara: Ick. That’s kind of gross.
Shiarra: Considering my frame of mind, it doesn’t sound like such a bad idea to me.
Chaz: What the hell, Shia?
Shiarra: No. I am done with putting up with your lies.
Arnold: Someone just got owned.
Chaz: Shut up, four-eyes.
Arnold: Yeah, that’s original. Some free advice—you better book, dude. You’re gonna get zerg rushed and ganked by the vamps, the White Hats, and Shia if you stick around town.
Shiarra: Did anyone understand that?
Sara: Translation: he and the rest of the Sunstrikers are dead meat if they don’t get out of town.
Chaz: We’ll see about that.
Shiarra: Yes. Yes, we will.
You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS. For the next stop on the blog tour (and some extra chances to win), be sure to visit the official STALKING THE OTHERS blog tour calendar!
You can also visit me on the web:
Now for the giveaway! There will be two winners who each get a copy of STALKING THE OTHERS. All you have to do is leave an answer for one of these questions in the comments:
If you are in the U.S.A., tell me what you would prefer to be—vampire, werewolf, or mage?
If you are anywhere else (aka, international), are you more active in the daytime or nighttime, and how do you like to spend that time?
If you just want to chill in the comments, tell me some of your favorite urban fantasy novels! I’m a big fan of Jim Butcher, Nicole Peeler, Mark Henry, Allison Pang, and a few other authors. Do you have any favorites you want to share?
Thanks again for having me and the gang over, Rachel!
Note from Rachel:
What you see above is all we are doing for the contest today, it is really casual. You DO need to put your First Name and the Last letter of your last name AND Country as usual. We aren’t doing points etc. We will just pick two winners at a later date.
But you WILL want to go and RSVP for Erin Kellison’s Kindle Fire Contest Here: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/?p=54655
And check out the new Screen Bites Summer Movie Review Here: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/?p=54737