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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Tynga is a 30 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. Make sure to say hi on twitter!
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53 People left their mark on “FF–H&W Crew discuss fairy tales.. and Jess Haines “supervises””

  1. stephjx

    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 🙂

  2. Na

    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 🙂


  3. Barbara E.

    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

  4. Diane

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

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  5. ML

    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

  6. Denise Z

    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.

  7. donnas

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

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  8. Teril

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

    terilhack at gmail dot com

  9. glittergirl

    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 🙂

  10. glittergirl

    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.


  11. JenM

    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

  12. Pamela

    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!
    green.pamd (at)

  13. Tina

    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

  14. Pam S

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

    pams00 @

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