I am extremely happy to welcome my readers to Read My Mind's stop on the STALKING THE OTHERS blog tour! I "discovered" this series in fall of 2010 through another blogger's review and recommendation. At the time, I was looking for darker urban fantasy, like Vicki Pettersson's Zodiak series or contemporary, like Cynthia Eden's Deadly series. Jess Haines raised the bar and more on my expectations with HUNTED BY THE OTHERS and her series is now on my list of auto-reads!
Enjoy the guest post from Jess Haines, Shiarra, and the rest of the H and W crew!
STALKING THE OTHERS BLOG TOUR
Guest Post Stop 12: What Are the White Hats Planning For Shia?
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. The H&W gang are going to grill Jack about what the White Hats are up to. Over to you, Shia!
Shiarra: I’m not sure I really want to know.
Royce: It is unwise to make yourself deliberately unaware of your enemies’ plans, Ms. Waynest.
Arnold: Particularly when those plans involve you.
Jack: Why do they have to be here?
Chaz: Who, me?
Jack: Yes. You, and the walking corpse.
Royce: Most likely because we both have a vested interest in the outcome of this situation. As do you.
Jack: I’m not telling any of you my plans.
Sara: Why not? Most of the time it seems pretty cut and dried when it comes to the White Hats. Shoot anything with fangs or fur.
Arnold: Or blow it up.
Shiarra: They blow things up? I haven’t seen any explosives.
Jack: We don’t use them all the time.
Chaz: Whoa. When did you guys blow something up?
Jack: It’s been a while.
Royce: They know better than to try that again with one of my businesses. Plus, I’m reasonably certain the police have cut them off from their distributor.
Shiarra: Serious business.
Arnold: I thought it was the FBI, not the cops?
Jack: Both. We had more than one contact get caught.
Sara: How sad for you.
Jack: That thing you’re doing? Sarcasm? Not appreciated.
Shiarra: Then you are going to have a very unhappy time around us.
Arnold: Don’t worry, honey. I appreciate your sarcasm. Except when it’s directed at me. Then I’m sad.
Sara: Aw, don’t be sad.
Chaz: Can we move on? I don’t want to listen to those two being all lovey-dovey.
Royce: I’m with the wolf. Back on topic, if you please.
Jack: I’m not going to incriminate myself by naming names or discussing the details of how we plan to rid this earth of the plague of Others. Out of all of you, I’m surprised the vampire would even try.
Royce: Actually, I’m not terribly interested. I know as much about you as I need to. It’s the others who want to know what your plans are regarding Ms. Waynest.
Chaz: What the hell are you planning to do with my girlfriend, anyway?
Shiarra: Hey, Chaz?
Shiarra: You seem to have forgotten something. Not yours anymore.
Chaz: Details. We’ll work this out, just like before.
Shiarra: Uh, no. Not “just like before”. This is nothing like before, you insensitive son of a—
Shiarra: …yeah. Forget it.
Arnold: I’m sensing… discord. Unhappiness. An epic fail on somebody’s part, perhaps…
Shiarra: I’m going with Jack on that sarcasm thing.
Arnold: Aw. Nobody has a sense of humor today.
Sara: Can you blame her? Chaz did mess up with her pretty badly.
Shiarra: This is where that epic fail thing comes in.
Chaz: I’m standing right here, you know.
Shiarra: Yes. We know.
Jack: A re they always like this?
Arnold: I’m going to go out on a limb, and say all the time.
Jack: Do I really need to be here for this?
Royce: If I have to put up with it, so do you.
Shiarra: You can go when you answer the original question.
Chaz: I forget what we were talking about.
Jack: We were talking about what the White Hats are planning for your girlfriend, you moron.
Chaz: Hey! Watch the name-calling, you little twerp. I’ll snap you like a twig.
Shiarra: Do I really need to repeat myself? Ex-girlfriend. Ex.
Royce: I don’t think the hunter cares, Ms. Waynest.
Jack: You’d be correct in that assumption, vampire. And I’m not telling these monsters anything. If you want to discuss this privately, come see me when this interview is over.
Sara: Brother. Everybody’s a drama queen.
Shiarra: Tell me about it.
You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS HERE
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Thanks again for having me and the gang over, Lillie!
Thank you, Jess, for stopping by!
Remember, STALKING THE OTHERS comes out July 3rd. So, if you haven't had a chance to check out this great series, catch up now before the release. (also, WHAT? You haven't checked out the series YET?!) I'll be posting my review at NOON TODAY, so come back to see what I thought of the newest installment.
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