Shiarra Waynest Talks About Celebrity Crushes
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 the upcoming 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 is going to tell you a little bit about her celebrity crushes. Over to you, Shia!
Shiarra: I have to admit, I’m a little uncomfortable talking about this.
Chaz: Why? It’s just a crush. Not like you’re actually going to boink them.
Sara: Hah! Well, I think Tom Cruise is cute. He has an adorable smile.
Shiarra: Ew, really?
Sara: What? He does!
Royce: I’ve become rather fond of that redhead who plays Jessica on True Blood. Deborah Ann Woll, I believe her name is.
Arnold: Yeah. She’s cute.
Shiarra: Oh, yeah, Alexander Skarsgard in a uniform is pret—wait a sec, you watch True Blood?
Royce: Of course. It’s rather amusingly inaccurate, but entertaining, nonetheless.
Chaz: Creepy leech.
Royce: Tell me you don’t have your own guilty pleasures, dog, and look me in the eye when you say it.
Chaz: I didn’t say that. I just think it’s weird for an Other to watch a TV show about fake Others.
Arnold: It’s not that weird. I like that show, too.
Chaz: Am I the only person here who doesn’t watch it?
Arnold: I like Katee Sackhoff. She was hot in that Battlestar Galactica remake.
Chaz: Angelina Jolie is smokin’. Oh, and Megan Fox! I’d bang that like a screen door.
Royce: No need to be so crude in front of your girlfriend. She might take offense and turn to someone else for comfort.
Shiarra: Not in a million years, you perv. Stop smiling like that!
Royce: You know it’s only a matter of time, Ms. Waynest.
Sara: Hey, what about you? Alexander Skarsgard and who else?
Shiarra: I don’t know. Robert Pattinson, maybe?
Sara: Oh, ugh, are you serious? He looks so unwashed!
Shiarra: Cripes, you didn’t hear me go off about Tom Cruise!
Arnold: I’m a dude, and even I could do better than that.
Royce: Oh, really? This I must see.
Arnold: How about Jason Momoa?
Shiarra: Ew, the man with the moobs? No way! I’d take Sean Bean or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau over moobie-man any day.
Shiarra: You know, man-boobs.
Sara: Like that one guy from the support group in Fight Club. Ohh, speaking of which, Brad Pitt was hot in that movie.
Shiarra: Oh, oh, I thought of another one! Ryan Reynolds!
Sara: Paul Rudd!
Shiarra: Richard Gere!
Sara: Older dudes? Sean Connery! Actually, never mind.
Chaz: I think we’re done here.
Shiarra: Josh Hartnett! Ryan Phillippe!
Sara: Sam Trammell!
Shiarra: Ryan Kwanten! Hell, any of the main male characters from True Blood.
Chaz: Girls. We. Are. Done.
Shiarra: Damn it, I was just getting on a roll.
You can learn more about Shiarra and the rest of her friends in HUNTED BY THE OTHERS.
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