Guest Blog with Shiarra Waynest and Jess Haines

Hi everyone!!! I have a FANTASTIC treat for you all today… we have an awesome guest post today! Shiarra Waynest, detective from H&W Investigations joins us for a little chat, via her author, Jess Haines! We’re also giving away a copy of recently released third book in her series, Decieved by the Others (see below for details). For now… some thoughts from Shia…

Shiarra Waynest Talks About Movies

By Jess Haines 

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 DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS).  I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the cast—Shiarra Waynest, the lead character, Sara, her business partner, Chaz, her on-and-off werewolf boyfriend, Arnold, a mage who lends her a hand, and Alec Royce, a vampire Shiarra meets in the course of her adventures.

Shiarra and her friends are going to tell you a little bit about some of the movies that influenced them as kids.  Over to you, Shia!


Shiarra:  Um.  I liked Disney movies like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.  Does that count?

Sara:  Everyone likes those.  How about something unusual?

Arnold: Dude.  DarkCrystal and Labyrinth.  All I’m sayin’.

Chaz:  Huh?

Arnold: I am ashamed for your childhood.

Chaz:  Whatever.  I liked stuff like Lone Wolf McQuade, The Delta Force, Invasion U.S.A.—

Royce:  You would be the Chuck Norris fan.

Shiarra:  There’s nothing wrong with that.  He’s pretty hot inWalker: Texas Ranger.

Chaz:  *growl*

Shiarra:  Oh, stop that.  You don’t have any reason to be jealous.  It’s not like I’m going to go hunt him down and jump his bones.

Arnold:  You do not hunt Chuck Norris.  Chuck Norris hunts you.

Sara:  Chuck Norris does not sleep.  He waits.

Arnold:  Chuck Norris once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.

Sara:  No wonder Shia has a crush on him.  He’s ten feet tall, weighs two tons, breathes fire, and can take a shotgun blast standing.

Shiarra:  …

Chaz:  What the hell are you guys talking about?

Arnold:  We are talking Chuck Norris facts.

Sara:  Duh.

Chaz:  …what.

Arnold:  If you spell “Chuck Norris” in Scrabble, you win.  Forever.

Sara:  I knew there was a reason I loved you.

Royce:  Chuck Norris once shot down a German fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, “Bang!”

Everyone Else:  …

Royce:  What?  O-o-o-oh, I see. The big, bad vampire isn’t allowed to tell jokes.

Shiarra:  Stop having a sense of humor.  It scares me.

Sara:  Huh. Never would’ve taken the vamp to be in touch with pop culture.

Chaz:  Since when do you know who Chuck Norris is?

Royce:  I find it amusing that this human has reached such a cult following, a near-legendary status, without being Other.  I admire humans with such speed, skill, and agility.

Shiarra:  Does that mean you’re into actors like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, too?

Royce:  To some degree, yes.  As you might imagine, I have a greater appreciation for older films than newer ones.

Arnold:  Casablanca over The Transformers, huh?

Royce:  Exactly.

Sara:  That’s understandable.  I was really into some of the cartoons when I was a kid.  The Land Before Time was one of my favorites.

Arnold:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the win!

Chaz:  How about The Brave Little Toaster?

Shiarra:  That movie was messed up.

Sara:  Sentient appliances creep me out.

Arnold:  Good morning, Dave.

Sara:  Exactly.

Royce:  I prefer Mel Brooks films over science fiction.

Arnold:  Whoa.  You watch Mel Brooks movies?

Royce:  On occasion, yes.

Arnold:  What about Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs?  Eh?  Eh?!  Don’t disrespect the sci-fi, man!  It’s everywhere!

Chaz:  The truth is out there.

Shiarra:  Whatever. Weirdos.


You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS.

So, how about you guys?
What movies did you enjoy growing up?
Do you have a favorite Chuck Norris fact?  Share (or ask questions) in the comments!

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Thanks again for having me and the gang over, Jennifer!

**HOW FUN WAS THAT??!!** Thank you thank you thank you to Jess for wrangling her troops and providing such a fun chat!! Now… the lady asked a question… it’s time to talk movies!! Commenters and Questioners will be entered to win (via random drawing) a copy of the newest release in the H&W Investigations series, Decieved by the Others. Please remember to include your first name and email in your comment so I can reach you if you win. I can’t wait to hear all about your movie choices… and remember, if you have questions about Shia, or Jess, or Chuck Norris… ask away… Jess will be checking in during the day to read comments and answer YOUR questions :-). Have fun, and good luck!!

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