Interview: Jess Haines

Jess Haines

Jess HainesLast week, the fifth H&W Investigations novel, Forsaken By the Others, hit the shelves and we finally get to see what happens after Shia and Royce’s night together.  Have you read it yet? What did you think? Did all your questions from Stalking the Others get answered? If so, I talked with Jess about all things Forsaken By the Others on the 13th.  If you missed it, never fear.  You can listen to it now!

Warning: While we die focus on Forsaken By the Others, details from the previous stories – Hunted By the Others. Taken By The Others, Deceived By The Others and Stalking the Others – may have happened. We did keep the hardcore spoilers to a minimum, but there are no guarantees.

JHaines-Forsaken by the OthersThe Others–vampires, werewolves, things that go chomp in the night–don’t just live in nightmares anymore. They’ve joined with he mortal world. And for private investigator Shiarra Waynest, that means mayhem…

Have a one night stand with a vampire, and you can end up paying for it for eternity. P.I. Shiarra Waynest, an expert on the Others, knows that better than most. Yet here she is, waking up beside charismatic vamp Alec Royce with an aching head…and neck. Luckily, Shia has the perfect excuse for getting out of town–namely, a couple of irate East Coast werewolf packs who’d like to turn her into a chew toy.

On Royce’s suggestion, Shia temporarily relocates to Los Angeles. But something is rotten–literally–in the state of California, where local vampires are being attacked by zombies. Who could be powerful enough to control them–and reckless enough to target the immortal? Following the trail will lead Shia to a terrifying truth, and to an ancient enemy with a personal grudge…

Meet Jess Haines!

I’m 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 my daily quota of strange. I’m currently working on the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. Find out more about Shiarra Waynest, drop me a line, or join my mailing list at!

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Social Media: Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Facebook (Official H&W Investigations Fan Page)

Want to purchase Jess’s novel?
JHaines-FBTO Blog TourH&W Investigations

  1. Hunted By the Others
  2. Taken By The Others
  3. Deceived By The Others
  4. Stalking the Others
  5. Forsaken By the Others (Jul 2, 2013)

H&W Investigations Books 1-4 Bundle
The Real Werewives of Vampire County
Silent Cravings

Contest Time!

Thank you Jess for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism!

Jess is giving away a signed copy of Forsaken By the Others. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: Who could be powerful enough to control the zombies–and reckless enough to target the immortal? If you’ve read Forsaken By the Others, what do you think Shia is worrying about now? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered.

Even though I’m not giving the additional entries any more, you can still help support the author by sharing their article, and this contest, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of this fabulous author ensures we get more fabulous stories.

The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.

The contest will stay open until August 15th at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from this snazzy plug-in that I have.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. Usually the only people who can control zombies are necromancers, since they have power over all dead creatures. Sometimes they can even control vampires since the vamps are usually considered to be dead also.

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