Friday, April 06, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Jess Haines!!

Today Simply Ali welcomes Authors After Dark author Jess Haines!

Take a look at Jess Haines upcoming release,
Stalking the Others

Stalking the Others

H&W Investigations, Book 4


Paranormal, Mystery, Romance

July 3, 2012

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…

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Jess: Jim Butcher. Oh, my God. I want to have Harry Dresden's babies. (How wrong does that sound? LOL)

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Jess: I've actually done quite a lot of co-writing with others, but if I was looking to co-write to publish, I would probably want to work with either Jim Butcher or Kim Harrison. They write work that I adore and having the opportunity to work with them would be fantastic.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Jess: Seeing all of my friends again! Now I have blogger and reader friends from all over, so it's awesome when we get together to party. Plus, I've never been to NOLA before, so I'm really looking forward to acting all tourist-y and tearing up the town!

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Jess: JOHN DIES AT THE END by David Wong. Been meaning to reread that one before the movie comes out...

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Jess: From my own work, I love Arnold the mage and Alec Royce the vampire. From someone else's work? Jericho Z. Barrons. Need I say more? *fans self*

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Jess: I wish I could give more page time to a number of the vampires and humans who work under/live with Royce. For example, there are the brothers, Thad and Sebastian, and the gay couple, Ken and Reece. Clarisse, the shameless bookie who is addicted to American Idol. Angus, the Highland warrior who acts as head of security and chases after anything in a skirt. I love them all, and they each have their own histories and stories to tell, but I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to do them all justice.

Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Jess: Geeky!

*Favorite color: Forest green

*Favorite food: Prime rib

*Boots or heels: Boots

*eReader or Print: Print

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: None of the above. I'm not much of a drinker.

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Oh my! A lady never tells... ;)

*Favorite TV Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Oh, you mean still on the air? Err. Doctor Who!

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): The Dresden Files

*Pj’s or Lingerie: PJs

*Vampires vs. Shifters: Vampires, baby!

Want to learn more about Jess Haines? You know you do. :) Here are some links

Facebook Fan Page

Jess Haines is giving a Print copy of her book Hunted by the Others to today's Lucky Winner!! Thank You Jess!!

They are the Others—the vampires, mages, and werewolves once thought to exist only in our imaginations. Now they’re stepping out of the shadows, and nothing in our world will ever be the same again…

In a Town Like This, Being A P.I. Can Be Murder

Shiarra Waynest’s detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm—if it doesn’t kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York’s most powerful vampires.

As soon as Shiarra meets sexy, mesmerizing vamp Alec Royce, she knows her assignment is even more complicated than she thought. With a clandestine anti-Other group trying to recruit her, and magi being eliminated, Shiarra needs back-up and enlists her ex-boyfriend—a werewolf whose non-furry form is disarmingly appealing—and a nerdy mage with surprising talents. But it may not be enough. In a city where the undead roam, magic rules, and even the Others aren’t always what they seem, Shiarra has just become the secret weapon in a battle between good and evil—whether she likes it or not…

Thank You Jess for stopping by Simply Ali!!

Tomorrow Kris Cook will be our guest! Come back and enter to win! Don't forget your comment today enters you not only in the daily prize race but the grand prize drawing as well!
The Grand Prize is A Kindle Fire & One Authors After Dark Registration!!

Do you want some extra entries in the Grand Prize Drawing? Tweet today about Simply Ali's Authors After Dark Birthday Bash, then send Me a link to your tweet and you will gain five extra entries into the Grand Prize Drawing!!


Carol L. said...

I'm sad to say I haven't read any of Jess's books yet. But I love the blurb I just read and Vamps and werewolves are right up my alley :)
I'm glad to meet you here Jess. I'm off to check out the other books i the series. Thanks for this opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I haven't read this series yet but it sounds terrific.

I totally agree with JZB!
mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

Jess is a new author for me. This series sound great. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jess! You have such kick "a" covers! I'm going to have to check your writing out since you are new to me.

Laura K

Jess Haines said...

Thank you so much for having me, Ali!

And it's nice to meet you all. I hope you guys enjoy my books! :)


DiDi said...

Looks like a great series! I am adding to my ever growing TBR

Maria D. said...

I love Jess's books! I have all of the books in this series and can't wait for the release of Stalking the Others. No need to enter me in the contest for the book but do count this towards the grand prize:)

Froggy said...

The series has been in my TBR gotta read it!

Love the Jim Butcher comments! ;)


Cathy M said...

I really enjoyed this series, Jess, so don't enter me for your book giveaway. Like Maria, I am really looking forward to Stalking The Others.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Limecello said...

Hi Jess! Super cute answers. And I agree with Laura - great covers!

I'm going to have to see if I have any of your books in my TBR continent... I hope you have tons of fun at AAD!

Mitch said...

Fun interview! I'm going to check out this series, I love finding new authors to glom. Jess, I know you said you don't drink much but New Orleans claims to be the birthplace of the cocktail...and there are certainly plenty of bars where you might want to try one out. :)

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

Carol M said...

This sounds like a series I would enjoy!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

I can safely say I have one of Jess's books in my TBR pile. Just need to manage my books better toget them read faster!

Fun interview! Glad to see she's into print more than ebooks!

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Maureen said...

It looks like a great story.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I LOVE Jess' character posts, they are so much fun! :-D

Please don't enter me in the contest as I already have all of Jess' books and I'm a big fan of hers and the series, just wanted to stop by and tell you if you haven't read the H&W Investigations series yet you should, it is an amazing series full of fast paced action and fantastic characters! *Royce Royce* :-D

SusanR said...

Jess is a new to me author also. The covers for her books are awesome!! Will have to put these on my TBB list.

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Jess has been on my TBR pile for a little while and after reading your interview, I'll be putting her to the front of the line! I can't wait to read the series now. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

bn100 said...

I enjoyed the interview. I'd like to read a book that you and Jim Butcher or Kim Harrison would write.


marybelle said...

A fabulous interview thank you.


Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Ali! I'm one of Jess' fans and am looking forward to book #4 after the cliffhanger ending of 3.

Melissa B said...

Oooh, this sounds GREAT, Jess! Not sure how I've missed out on your books 'til now. I'd love to read one!

And Ali, awesome B Day bash!!

And I'm tweeting for you ~~!/Mimmibklvr/status/188719269335416833

Carmen R said...

I can not wait until Stalking the Others comes out. I already have the first 3 books so no need to add me into the book drawing.

Carolyn said...

I'm so glad that your blog is introducing readers to Jess Haines "The Others" series. I've read all the books so far and I'm looking forward to the next.
Like Jess I like Kim Harrison too! And I've listened to Jim Butcher's series about the Codex which I thorougly enjoyed particularly in that format. I even hooked my husband on it. I haven't read the Dresden Files yet but maybe I'll have to give it a much to little time!

flchen1 said...

Wow--that was quite the interview and intro--thanks for adding a new author and series to my TBB!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

kog said...

I really enjoyed Hunted by the Others. It was an exciting story with smoldering vamps and wolves. Yum.

Cynthia Garcia said...

great post! Thank you!]

cynthia garcia

Kristin said...

I'm probably too late to win anything but I so don't care!! I think every time I run across Jess Haines, I want her to be my new BF!! (eek, that was slightly stalker-ish, sorry!). This series has been on my TBR since BBPOC but I can't seem to get to it, I need to fix that! And anyone who's such a fan of Harrison (let alone Butcher) I'll be a fan of anyday!

Thanks for the awesome interview and Happy Birthday, Ali! I'm following, now!
-Kristin @myparahangover

Chelsea B. said...

Buffy is classic and will forever count! :-)
Fantastic interview!