Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Top Pearls Revisited (+giveaway) - Jess Haines

Last year I made a list of my top favorite reads of 2010.
4 debut authors ended up on that list and they kept on writing and impressing me with their books. I decided to revisit last year's list and tell you about what these awesome authors have been up to, what we can expect from them in the future, ask them some questions and to give away some books.

Today: Jess Haines

2010 brought us the really cool Hunted by the Others, the first book in the H&W Investigations series and the novella Spark of Temptation, which was part of the anthology Nocturnal.

2011 brought us even more books:
Book 2 and 3 in the H&W Investigations series: Taken by the Others and Deceived by the Others (both just as cool as the first book if not even cooler), as well as the witty novella What’s Yours in Mine, part of the Anthology The Real Werewives of Vampire County.

What’s next:
2012 will see the release of Stalking the Others, book 4 in the H&W series. (And anyone who read book 3 will probably be just as eager for Stalking the Others as I am.)
Jess is also working on book 5 and 6 and an as yet untitled Paranormal Romance. There are no known release dates for these works yet.

And now for a short Q&A with Jess Haines:

- What was your favorite moment of 2011?

I loved going to Authors After Dark in Philadelphia! Not only did I get to speak on panels, meet some fans and fellow authors, and take home a ton of awesome books, I also got to spend some quality time with my mom. I don't see her enough since she lives in Florida and I'm in California, so that trip was very special to me.

- What will you be doing on New Year's Eve?

Probably nothing exciting, lol. I usually do a movie marathon and drink some bubbly apple cider as I'm not a fan of alcohol. There's nothing quite like ringing in the new year with a cheesy horror movie and some Martinelli's!

- What are you looking forward to in 2012?

A few things. I'll be going to Authors After Dark again, this time in New Orleans. I've never been there, so I'm really looking forward to taking an extended vacation and exploring the city! I'm also looking forward to the release of the fourth H&W Investigations novel, STALKING THE OTHERS (July 3rd, 2012), and delving into some new projects.

Plus I have a few friends and family who I haven't seen in a very long time who I plan on visiting. Since I've reworked my schedule, I have more free time. I've been making good use of it so far in catching up on my TBR pile and finishing some writing projects, but I want to spend some quality time with friends and family, too.


Jess, thanks for dropping by and I wish you a wonderful New Year's Eve and a great 2012!


Haven’t read any of Jess’s book yet, or want to get your hands on a signed copy?

Now is your chance to win a signed copy of either Hunted by the Others or The Real Werewives of Vampire County
- leave a comment for Jess
- don’t forget to mention what book you would want to win
- leave a way for me to contact you

This giveaway is international and will run until the 9th of January 2012. A winner will be randomly chosen soon after that date.

Don’t forget to check yesterday’s post and to return the next two days for news about my other Top Pearls authors of 2010 and for more cool giveaways.


Jeffe Kennedy said...

I haven't read any of Jess's books yet, so I'd love to have a copy of Hunted by Others, to get started!

Diana said...

I haven't read any book of Jess Haines. H&W Investigations series must be great series. I would like Hunted by the Others.
Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Melliane said...

I just love this series too! The characters and the books are amazing! Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win deceived by the others.


Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for dropping by everyone
@Melliane: You will have to chose another book as the only two choices are Hunted by the Others and The Real Werewives of Vampire County

Mel said...

I loved the H+W series - I like how much Shia grows between books. I haven't read Deceived by the other yet...but it is sitting in my tbr pile waiting for a quite minute! I would love to get my hands on Real Werewives of vampire county though!

This is a great idea Sully to catch up authors work in the last year - thanks!


M.A.D. said...

I haven't read any of Jess's books yet but I'm gonna remedy that real soon!!! The Real Werewives of Vampire County is such a great looking book :D


Melliane said...

oups I'm so sorry, so Hunted by the Others. Thank you.

Barbara E. said...

Happy New Year Jess! I have several of the H&W Investigations series on my TBR shelves but haven't had a chance to read them. I'd love to win a copy of The Real Werewives of Vampire County.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Barb K. said...

These books look good. Hard to choose, I would pick The Real Werewifes of Vampire County. Can't wait to read.

Tamsyn said...

Happy New Year! I love paranormal stories and would love to win The Real Werewives of Vampire County. Thanks for the international giveaway.

GadgetGirl66 said...

I am a major Jesse Haines fan! I have all of the Others in ebook format and would to have TRWWOVC to round out my Jess Haines urban fantasy collection!

JessS said...

I haven't read any of her books but I would absolutely love to! I've heard they're really good, and getting a copy of Hunted By The Others would be awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.


Sharon said...

Love Jess. I would want The Real Werewives of Vampire County. Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the give away. Will spread the word ;)

alainala said...

i have read the short story in the Real Werewives.. would love to win Hunted by the Others so i could read more by her! thanks for the chance!

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of Jess's books. I would love to have Hunted by the Others.


Red said...

this is a new to me series but looks fantastic! would love haunted by the others :)

hope you have a great time getting to visit your family this coming year! it's always nice to get to do that :)


Filia Oktarina said...

I haven't read any of her books but I would absolutely love to try read it.I love to have Hunted by the Others.
Thank you for giveaway and making international!!

filiafantasy at gmail dot com

IreneRJ said...

Happy new year,have fun in New Orleans. I haven't read the series yet but I love the sound of it.I would like a copy of The Real Werewives of Vampire County if I am lucky enough to win please.

Denise Z said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us and for the awesome giveaway opportunity. I have read the first three Others books and loved them. I cannot wait for Stalking The Other my fingers are itching to get a hold of it :) I would love to win a cop of The Real Werewives of Vampire County, it sounds like a hoot of a read :)