Hello there! Jess Haines here. I’m the author of the H&W Investigations series—urban fantasy novels about Shiarra Waynest, a human private investigator in an alternate, present-day New York. Somehow she keeps getting pulled into supernatural troubles way above her pay grade…
This time, she’s here with some friends to tell you about hot vampire and werewolf sexin’s. Take it away, Shia!
Sara: I hope I’m not alone here when I say, ‘What the fuck?’
Royce: I fail to see what the problem is.
Christoph: It’s just sex.
Shiarra: The problem is that this is a public venue and I’m not interested in discussing this topic.
Sara: Please tell me you’re not serious.
Shiarra: Can I just go hide under the bed or something?
Christoph: There’s a bed?
Ashi: You idiot.
Sara: Someone got up on the wrong side of the den this morning.
Royce: There is a bed. The only one invited in, on or under it is Ms. Waynest.
Shiarra: …thanks? I think?
Sara: No arguments here.
Ashi: Why the hell would you want to exchange fluids with a dead man?
Christoph: Dude. Not cool.
Ashi: This whole topic is ridiculous. No one is going to want to talk about how dead men get it up—
Royce: Actually, we’ve already had that discussion. You weren’t in attendance.
Shiarra: Oh, my god. Why do you have to remind me of these things?
Sara: Some things are best left forgotten.
Ashi: —or whether werewolves fuck while fuzzy—
Christoph: Hey, hey, hey! C’mon, where do you think that saying about the beast with two backs originated, huh?
Royce: It certainly wasn’t Shakespeare.
Shiarra: I think I’m going to throw up.
Sara: Someone get me a paper bag to breathe into.
Royce: I’m afraid I’m going to have to decline participating in the rest of this discussion.
Sara: If we have to sit through it, you should, too.
Royce: It’s putting me off my appetite.
Christoph: Whoa. That can happen? With vamps, I mean?
Christoph: I don’t get what the big deal is. I mean, Sh—Shee—Sheera—did I say that right?
Christoph: Didn’t you ever do a little fuzzy lovin’ with Chaz?
Sara: Um. I’d duck and cover if I were you.
Ashi: Please kill him.
Royce: Public venue, Ms. Waynest.
Shiarra: I want my belt back. Now.
Christoph: …what? What’d I say?
Ashi: Nothing. Continue. Obviously everyone’s enjoying this.
Christoph: Well, you know how it is. When the moon is full, pheromones are thick in the air, and there before you is a beautiful she-wolf—
Royce: I strongly suggest that you cease speaking right now.
Ashi: Or forever.
Christoph: —you grab a big handful of her scruff and—
Sara: DONE. DONE FOREVER.
Royce: …while I agree, that was a bit unnecessarily loud.
Shiarra: I second that. Third it. Whatever. Oh my god.
Ashi: Men are brutes. Women are conniving power-leeches. Sometimes, when they get together, terrible things happen. Does that sum it up well enough for all of you?
Christoph: As always, you like to end things on such a cheerful note.
Shiarra: Power-leeches? Really?
Sara: I wish I had it in me to be surprised.
Royce: I’ll have another “discussion” with him about manners when this is over.
Ashi: Oh, joy.
To read more about these delightful characters in Forsaken By the Others, you can pre-order today at Barnes & Noble and at Amazon!
The Others–vampires, werewolves, things that go chomp in the night–don’t just live in nightmares anymore. They’ve joined with the 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…
About the Author:
Jess Haines, author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, is a displaced New Yorker who writes about vampires, werewolves, and other bitey creatures of the night from her home in Southern California. She’s best known for the H&W Investigations series (starting with Hunted by the Others).
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