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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FF–H&W Crew discuss fairy tales.. and Jess Haines “supervises”

**Today on Dark Faerie Tales Clay and Susan Griffith talk about faery tales and offer the book, Rift Walker**


Jess Haines is one of my favorite author, and I always strike the funniest conversations with her on twitter. It was a given she’d have to be part of the event, and her characters made to best out of it LOL


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, and the recently released DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS).  I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the cast—Shiarra Waynest, the lead character, Chaz, her on-and-off werewolf boyfriend, Alec Royce, a vampire Shiarra meets in the course of her adventures, Sara, Shiarra’s business partner, and Arnold, a mage and Sara’s boyfriend.
In honor of Tynga’s event, they’re going to discuss fairy tales today.  Over to you, Shia!

Shiarra:  Which fairy tale were we supposed to talk about again?
Sara:  I dunno.
Royce:  Beauty and the Beast?
Everyone Else:  No.
Chaz:  Little Red Riding Hood?
Everyone Else:  No.
Arnold:  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time?  
Everyone Else:  …
Arnold:  C’mon!  Shiarra rescued Royce like Zelda, and… uhh…
Royce:  Is that a real legend? I’ve never heard of this.


Shiarra:  Whatever. I think that one gets a “hell no”.
Arnold:  Damn it.  I brought my ocarina and everything.  It’s a certified replica!
Royce:  I could share a few fairy tales.
Shiarra:  You?  Forget it.  They’re probably filled with blood and bitey things.
Royce:  Not everything has to be about death and blood with me, Ms. Waynest. I’d have thought you’d learned as much by now.
Sara:  Whatever, I’m with Shia.  I don’t want to hear about what kind of stories put the vampire to sleep as a kid.
Chaz: You know, I don’t think it actually fits, but I’ve got a great fairy tale!
Sara:  I’m afraid.
Chaz:  It’s about the guy who had to choose a bride by how she cuts the cheese.


Everyone Else:  *snickersnortsplutter*
Royce:  You can’t be serious.
Sara:  Wow, I didn’t think vampires were allowed to laugh at fart jokes.
Royce:  That one caught me off guard.
Chaz:  Seriously!  It was one of those Grimm fairy tales.
Arnold:  Hehe. Cut the cheese.
Chaz:  Dude, do you want to hear the story or not?
Shiarra:  Not really.
Chaz:  Aww…
Shiarra:  Err.  Well, I guess it can’t be that bad.
Chaz:  Awesome!  So this shepherd couldn’t choose which of three sisters to marry.

Confused Sheep

Arnold:  Were they hot?
Sara:  Arnold!
Arnold:  What?  It’s a legitimate question.
Chaz:  Smokin’.
Royce:  Why aren’t we talking about a real fairy tale?  I can think of a few far more interesting than this.
Chaz:  Shut up, dead man. Anyway, the dude’s mom tells him to give each of the girls a cheese. One didn’t cut off all the rind, one cut off some of the good cheese, and the third one was super careful when she was cutting off the rind on hers, and so he married that one.
Sara:  …and then what?
Chaz:  That’s it.
Shiarra:  That’s… really dumb.
Royce:  I concur.
Sara:  Um.  What was the point of telling us that story?
Chaz:  It was the only one I could remember?  I dunno.  C’mon, I’ve been wanting to tell that one for years!
Royce:  I could have regaled you with tales of Heracles and his great feats, stories of titans and forgotten gods, of giants and—
Shiarra:  Hercules.
Royce:  Excuse me?
Shiarra:  It’s Hercules.  Not Heracles.
Royce:  Actually, his original name was Alcides and they’re both a slight bastardization of the original pronun—wait, why are you correcting me?  
Sara:  Haven’t you seen the movie?  I like the pegasus.
Arnold:  The satyr was dope.  Danny DeVito was hilarious.
Chaz:  I liked Hades.  He cracked me up.
Shiarra:  His hair being on fire was a nice touch.


Royce:  That movie was about as historically accurate as Xena: Warrior Princess.
Shiarra:  What?  You watched Xena?  No way.
Royce:  This conversation is over.
Chaz:  Damn.  Next time, I’ll think of a better story.
Royce:  Somehow I doubt that very sincerely.


Well, that was… uh… enlightening. You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS.  What do you guys think of Chaz’s story?  What’s your favorite fairy tale?

Thanks again having me and the gang over, Tynga!



They're here, and they're real. . .werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated. . .

Shiarra's relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family—or in this case, bringing Chaz's entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.

Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it's the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack's hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that's even closer than she knows. . .

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The author has over 6 years freelance experience in technical writing, editing and screenplays.  More recently, this repertoire has expanded to include short stories and a series of urban fantasy novels in progress.

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53 People left their mark' :

  1. I like Chaz.

    sgiden at verizon.net

  2. Chaz, he just makes me laugh :)

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  3. +1 spread here

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. I don't really know the characters yet, but I think from this that I like Chaz the best.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

  5. That was so fun. I loved it. Chaz was great.
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/106386671305633793


  6. Chaz's story was pretty funny. I loved the banter between all the characters, it was a really fun interview. My favorite fairy tale is probably Little Red Riding Hood. I don't like the grandma getting eaten, but do admire how cunning the wolf was. This series looks great I"m putting it on my wishlist right away. Thanks for the giveaway :)


  7. Chaz cracks me up! Cut the cheese, what a kidder. I love this series!


    Reflections on Reading Romance

  8. Chaz of course! Seems like so far everyone agrees!


  9. I have to jump on the Chaz bandwagon myself.

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  10. Sign me up for the Chaz fan club :)
    Thanks for the awesome "interview" it was fun to have a guest cast and I'm especially eager to start this series now.


  11. I like them all from this interview and it makes me want to meet them in the books. They seem like fun personalities, however I am going to go with Royce :)


  12. I like Arnold, the funny ones always interest me.
    I just picked up Taken by the Others, so I'm all ready for Deceived by the Others - this giveaway is perfect.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  13. I haven't read any of Jess Haines' books yet so all her characters sound good in the blurb.

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  14. I haven't had a chance to read any of these yet, but all the characters seem great. If I had to pick from what I read, then Arnold-anyone with their own certified ocarina is aces in my books :). This was a fabulous and hilarious post-cracked me up.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  15. +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/106523697556369408

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  16. I liked Chaz, his story was pitaful but at least he tried. Thanks for the giveaway.


  17. I also tweeted


  18. Shiarra is my favorite character. She is sassy and hot and gets the job done and that's the kind of character I want to be my friend. Thank you for the awesome post and giveaway opportunity. I loved the first two in the series and would love to read this as well.

  19. Aw isn't anyone going to choose Royce. I wanna know about his fairy tales :).


  20. Chaz is really funny. But theres something about Royce. Think its going to have to be a tie.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  21. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/106584606895120385

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  22. ahem well my fav character from the Others' series is Chaz hands down. This series has been great!

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  23. I have not read the series yet but I would like to. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  24. My favorite character was Arnold. He had great comments and he's a little "outside the box". My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella because she goes from hopeless to belle of the ball and gets her HEA. I'll have to hurry and read your story in Nocturnal in my TBR pile :-)

  25. I, glittergirl forgot my email address above so I'll repeat my comment: Arnold is my favorite character because he's a little "outside the box". The banter was great! My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella because she goes from hopeless to belle of the ball and gets her HEA.


  26. Chaz was very funny! Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  27. +1 for tweeting:


    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  28. Team Chaz

  29. Chaz... there is no other


  30. Looks like Chaz is winning in the favorites :)

  31. I like Royce he reminds me of me!


  32. I liked Royce.


  33. I like Chaz. tjotjoc at gmail dot com

  34. Arnold - because he thinks Danny DeVito is hilarious =)

  35. I really like Chaz! Thanks for the giveaway!


  36. I love Arnold because he's kind of geeky, but cute also, and I think he has Shiarra's best interests at heart.

    jen at delux dot com

  37. I haven't read the books yet, but based on this discussion, I'd have to say Chaz. It seems like the guy tries really hard to no avail hahaha. And because I have a thing for werewolves, of course ;).

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  38. And I tweeted:

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  39. I always get a kick out of Arnold. Geeks are hot.

    brittanynoelle at gmail dot com

  40. Definitely a Chaz lover.



    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  41. I gotta go with Chaz!!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  42. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jwitt33/status/109631506913296384

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  43. I love royce and have high hopes for him


  44. Definitely Chaz

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  45. Chaz is my favorite.

  46. I read the first one a while ago and haven't had a chance to read second one. However would love to get this one so I have a reason to buy the sedond one LOL.

    tinadudley at sbcglobal dot net

  47. Chaz made me chuckle.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  48. humor wins! lol I love Chaz freakin hilarious :))

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  49. Fun interview with the characters- enjoyed there banter. Feel sorta bad for Royce. Lol Chaz's cheese story was umm interesting...

    pams00 @ aol.com

  50. https://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/111306292412420096

    pams00 @ aol.com

  51. From what I read I laked Chaz...but I haven't read the series!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  52. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/111496153245290497

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  53. I like Royce. He's serious about literature. I can relate. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Loopy_Librarian/status/111513257088532481

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