Guest Author Jess Haines and Giveaway

Shiarra Waynest Talks About Celebrity Crushes

By Jess Haines

Hunted By The Others (H&W Investigations, #1)Taken By The Others (H&W Investigations #2)Deceived By The Others (H&W Investigations #3)

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.

Shiarra: Chaz!

Chaz: What?!

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?

*cricket chirp*

Chaz: Christ.

Shiarra: Language.

Chaz: …sorry.

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.

Shiarra: CHAZ!

Chaz: What?!

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.

Shiarra: Yeeeeeah—no.

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.

Chaz: Moobs?

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

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If you’d like a chance to win a signed copy of Deceived by the Others, leave a comment below telling us about your celebrity crushes! Open internationally through July 9th.


  1. says

    Oh, ugh, are you serious? He looks so unwashed!

    LOLOL I love the Others. Especially when you have them engage in reg conversation.

  2. Jennifer Eis says

    My hero crush is Thor right over on the right hand side bar….mighty hammer and all. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. says

    Okay, my celeb crush is definitely Daniel Craig. I so would not kick him out of my bed for eating crackers! Too bad he just married my husband’s crush, Rachel Weisz. Grrr…

  4. Paula B. says

    My husband seems to think the only reason I watch True Blood is because of Alexander Skarsgard. I really do like the show…and well, he might be right. ;)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Marq says

    This guy wasn’t on my radar until he appeared in season 2 of True Blood – Eggs aka Mehcad Brooks. He is so damn sexy. The body, the face, those LIPS! *sigh* I have a serious hard on for him. I think my crush on him is widely known throught the twitterverse and blogosphere. And I am not ashamed!

  6. Barb P says

    I love Harry Connick Jr.!!!! He’s gorgeous, and boy can the man sing. Hugh Jackman is another and the list goes on. I loved the post and thanks for the contest!

  7. says

    Definitely Alex O’Loughlin, Taylor Lautner, and Shemar Moore. That is one sexy chocolate god! But there are the older men that may seem abit creepy when you think about it because of their age, but sometimes you can’t help it. Like…Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, and Alan Rickman. Now, that man has one mouth watering voice. Thanks for the contest and hope I win!

  8. says

    I definitely love Alex O’Loughlin, Taylor Lautner, and Shemar Moore. That is one sexy chocolate god! Then there are the older men I could go with but would seem kind of creepy with how old I am and hold they are. But there’s Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, and Alan Rickman. Now that man can melt chocolate with his voice alone. Love the intereview, and thanks for the contest. Hope I win!

  9. Na says

    This looks like a wonderful urban fantasy series. I am glad I discovered it.
    My celebrity crushes are professional hockey players. I appreciate their skills and looks :)

  10. Ms. Dawn (@Ladybellesfic) says

    I’m married to my chocolate hubby, but I have two vanilla hubbies, Justin Hartley and Alexander Skarsgaard and a mocha hubby, Shemar Moore. I also crush on Jason Isaacs and Alan Rickman. Oh yes, Idris Elba…Yes, I know, I’m shameless! Hope I win!

  11. says

    Ooooh, What a fun post! Moobs, I’d play with Jason’s moobs all day. Alex Skarsgard could join that party, as well as Jon Huertas. Johnny Depp needs me to bathe him and Mark Ruffalo really wants me to rub up on his hairy chest.

  12. June M. says

    Definately have to include Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Shamar Moore. Many others but those are two that I can think of right now!

  13. Linda says

    Hugh Jackman & I adored Harrison Ford in the Star Wars & Indiana Jones era. I think it was the smart ass humor that got me.

  14. Barbara Elness says

    I’d choose Gerard Butler as my number one crush, but I also love Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery. And after seeing Thor, I’d add Chris Hemsworth to the list as well.

  15. Felicia Chien says

    Even though it’s been said, my favorite celeb crush would have to be Alexander Skarsgard. who wouldn’t love him?! I’d gladly be his any day…

    Thanks a bunch for hosting an awesome giveaway! :)

  16. Lynnette says

    I just finished Deceived by the Ohers and really liked it. Can’t wait for the next one. This one left some issues unresolved and I look forward to seeing how the relationships progress.

  17. Bethany C. says

    I’m currently digging Tadd on So You Think You Can Dance. That’s sort of a celebrity; he IS on TV. It’s also weird that I generally don’t like blondes, or cradle robbing, but I secretly love Bradley James. That’s Prince Arthur on the show Merlin for the non-dorks.


  18. Stephanie M says

    I love Taylor Lautner and Hugh Jackman. I love the other two books in this series and cannot wait to read more!

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  19. says

    Love the entertaining post! So funny to ‘hear’ the characters, esp talking about ‘Fake others’ LOL. Celebrity hot-ness : defn Ryan Reynolds! (Green Lantern was a very lame movie, but at least Reynolds is partially unclothed.) Oh and Thor aint half bad either. Which reminds me – if you wondered what would happen in a real live showdown between the two? Read this…

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  20. says

    Love the entertaining post! So funny to ‘hear’ the characters, esp talking about ‘Fake others’ LOL. Celebrity hot-ness : defn Ryan Reynolds! (Green Lantern was a very lame movie, but at least Reynolds is partially unclothed.) Oh and Thor aint half bad either.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  21. says

    OMG seriously best. character. interview. ever. I laughed so hard I almost peed. And I’m at work! Not that I really care, but whatev.

    My celebrity crush? Sheesh, where to start? Probably ASkars. He’s the one currently starring in most of my daydreams. Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, RPattz, Kellan Lutz, Robert Downey Jr, Chris AND Liam Hemsworth, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy… I really could go on all day. What can I say? I’ve been boy crazy since birth. :)

  22. Melanie S. says

    moobs?? that’s fantastic ;)
    it could be possible that I’ve a bit of a crush on Matt Damon.
    greetings, Melanie

  23. says

    johnny depp.
    johnny depp
    johnny depp.
    want me to continue? lol
    also sam eliott, his voice, olala
    colin farrell

  24. redzsm says

    Oh my Gosh! Such a funny character interview! Lol

    Andy Whitfield (the Spartacus guy),Gerard Butler, Jason Momoa & Henry Cavil. Yum!!!

  25. redzsm says

    Oh my Gosh! Such a funny character interview! Lol

    Andy Whitfield (the Spartacus guy),Gerard Butler, Jason Momoa & Henry Cavil. Yum!!! So flippin Hot!!!

  26. Chris Bails says

    These books all look good and would love to win. I love the cover of these books. have not read anything by this author yet and would love to win, so please choose me.
    thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  27. Chris Bails says

    opps forgot the celebrity crushes. Jason Momoa, Alexander Skaarsgard, Joe Manganiello, and Taylor Lautner.

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