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Friday, August 3, 2012
AAD Author Spotlight: Jess Haines!
1. Introduce yourself, Twitter style! Describe yourself or your books in 140 characters or less.
I'm one of those weirdos who loves chatting about bad movies, good books, and getting dressed up for Ren Faires! Oh, and I write UF.
2. Tell us a little bit about your latest release, or your upcoming projects if you'd prefer.
The latest release of mine is a novella included in THE REAL WEREWIVES OF VAMPIRE COUNTY anthology. I think the title says it all.
My next upcoming release will be STALKING THE OTHERS (July 3rd, 2012), which is the 4th book in my H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. Things are heating up for my heroine, Shiarra Waynest--I'll let the back cover copy speak for me!
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…
3. What books (your own or others) do you recommend most often?
Good question. You can see if my taste in books matches yours by checking out my Goodreads reviews (http://www.goodreads.com/jesshaines).
For PNR, I usually recommend Thea Harrison's DRAGON BOUND, Evelyn Lafont's THE VAMPIRE RELATIONSHIP GUIDE, and Nicole Peeler's TEMPEST RISING.
For non-PNR romantic reads, Jennifer Crusie's BET ME and Julie Garwood's THE SECRET are usually the first ones I think of.
For urban fantasy, I usually recommend authors Jim Butcher, Kim Harrison, and Karen Moning. If you like UF with snark, Mark Henry is hysterical and very politically incorrect.
For horror, of course Stephen King, but I also recommend David Mcafee's 33 A.D. and David Wong's JOHN DIES AT THE END.
As for other recommendations, it depends on what the person who is asking likes to read.
4. What part of Authors After Dark 2012 are you looking forward to the most?
Seeing all my friends again! I miss my author, blogger, and reader buddies!
5. If you've been to AAD before, do you have any advice for first time attendees?
Relax and have a good time. Don't be afraid to come say hello to your favorite authors. We're at AAD because we love to meet and talk with you! Also make sure, especially if you're traveling home by plane, that you have plenty of room in your suitcase to bring home books and other swag. You'll get lots of goodies while you're there--so either be prepared to ship it home or have enough space in your luggage to carry it all back with you!
Posted by Emily at 3:23 PM