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Once, she was one of the good guys–or as close as a New York P.I. can get. Then Shiarra Waynest was drawn into the world of the Others. Every faction has its own loyalties and agenda. And Shia’s recent betrayal by her ex-boyfriend means that she may be on the verge of becoming a rogue werewolf at the next full moon.Of course, with all the threats against her, Shia’s not suOnce, she was one of the good guys–or as close as a New York P.I. can get. Then Shiarra Waynest was drawn into the world of the Others. Every faction has its own loyalties and agenda. And Shia’s recent betrayal by her ex-boyfriend means that she may be on the verge of becoming a rogue werewolf at the next full moon.Of course, with all the threats against her, Shia’s not sure she’ll live long enough to find out. The enigmatic vampire Royce wants her back in his clutches, as do two powerful werewolf packs, along with the police. Instead of going into hiding, Shia is enlisting the aid of her enchanted hunter’s belt and every dirty P.I. trick she knows. If she’s going down, she’ll take out as many of her enemies as she can–and hope that in the process, she keeps whatever humanity she has left…...

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Stalking the Others Reviews

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    2018-11-12 10:57

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.After the dramatic exit Shia made in DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS, reading the next installment became my #1 priority, I only wish that I could fly through all series the way I’m guzzling H&W INVESTIGATIONS! The heroine turns into a lean, mean, killing machine in this book, and I just loved watching her serve up a can of Others whoopass. The blurb outs Chaz as a douchebag, so I’m psyched that I no longer have to curb my seething hatred in order to avoid spoilers on that front, and can now full-out own my Team Royce status, doubly-so after that last scene—whoa Nelly! I’m a little nervous as to what the loss of the hunter’s belt, and the capitulation to Alec’s demands might mean for Waynest, but I have confidence in Jess Haines.I’d suspected that we hadn’t seen the last of the White Hats, even after the falling out in TAKEN BY THE OTHERS, and although Jack isn’t exactly my favourite character, I still enjoyed getting to know him better. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don’t, so when confronted with the possibly of becoming a werewolf, Shia turns to this anti-Others group for help. Now, I use that term loosely because their idea of neighbourly love involves revenge and assisted suicide. That is until some interesting dets about their fearless leader surface, and the line between good & evil becomes blurred. I was taken aback by this latest newsflash because it was wholly unexpected, and quite the twist at that!STALKING THE OTHERS was mostly about Waynest evening the score with the Sunstrikers, and I liked that the protagonist got the opportunity to show readers what she’s made of, from her nifty P.I. tricks to her ninja moves thanks to Isaac (the belt). One of my blogger peeps made a surprise cameo appearance as a werewolf, and I couldn’t get enough of Shia’s tooth and nail catfight with Kimberly, the homewrecker! I was happy with the way things went down between our girl and Dillon, but her encounter with Chaz was a bit of a letdown. The reasons behind it made sense in a big picture kind of way, however on the flip side I REALLY wanted Waynes to cut her ex-boyfriend’s nuts off, and shove them down his throat. Just saying.Royce’s part in this story was minuscule, but the scenes he was in were real game changers. I keep expecting him to vamp out on Shia, yet in reality he’s turning out to be one of the most consistent characters in this series. His experience and insight are invaluable, and ended up pulling the heroine’s butt out of the fire. Again. That last chapter was a long time in coming, and thank goodness that there was a preview for the next installment in the final pages of this novel because I needed it as badly as my next breath after that firebomb. The title of book 5 is making me fidgety though, just when Waynest’s love life is beginning to even out, the author has to go and taunt us with FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS. I’m scared.For the most part, STALKING THE OTHERS was a 4-star read, but that ending earned an extra .5 from me. Wowzers!

  • Fabienne Gilbert
    2018-12-12 06:15

    The only reasons I read this book was to see is Chez would finally be removed from my life and to see that Shia finally got with Royce... I got half my wish, so I will take what I can get haha. The ending was probably my favourite part for two reasons the first being because this painfully drawn out book finally came to a close and secondly because it I got the ending I wanted and maybe it was given in a little more description that I originally thought I'd get lol. I don't see me reading the next one, I will say one thing this series has done though...it has made me want to re-read the Anita Blake series, my god I need my does of Jean-Claude so I think I will read a bit of that and then knowing my luck try and take on the whole series... God help me! It will take me forever but we both know I wont stop and secondly because sadly lately my book reading has been pushing Nath a little over the edge...opps???

  • Shera (Book Whispers)
    2018-11-30 10:56

    That's it! I can not in good conscious go on reading these books without stating that Shiarra is To Stupid To Live (AKA TSTL). From the first book I knew Shia was short a few brain cells, but I kept holding out. She had a lot of crazy stuff going on, and each book was a struggle. However, after having the leader of the White Hats, Royce (the vampire king of New York City), and so many other people say how clever, brave, and amazing she is I can't stand it any more. Over the course of these books, she's gone from dumb to . . . ugh, just plain annoying. This book was hard to swallow because for the majority of it I kept going why the hell is she killing people on a whim. She has NO solid proof that the Sunstriker pack did all the evil things she thinks. Sure one of them scratched her, but she goes from never wanting to kill, to gleefully doing it. Not only that but one of the characters that I've been absolutely obsessed with turned out to be a dud. Much like this book. It felt like stepping off the cliff of this series’ development. She's basically being brainwashed, and the time when she's not being brainwashed she barely second guesses herself. For the majority of the book she doesn't even worry about poor Sarah, her best friend!Royce is still amazing, however I can not honestly see what he sees in Shiarra. In fact, here's a little what he has to say about her:"True, you are neither terribly wise nor clever--but your valor is what sets you apart."For me that valor is the one good thing about her. Also, there still isn't enough here for me to believe that a guy like Royce would fall for someone like Shiarra. He basically idolizes Shiarra since she did not take advantage of him in the first book, turning him into a mindless slave. She showed him mercy, when for others he never did. Now that felt real. The immortal creature of power finding himself with the simple act of mercy.Even after Shiarra gives into Royce, she continually doubts him. She switches her mind too much. "No Royce I need you, but I feel so ashamed." They had this amazing moment together, and she's still convinced that Royce is going to own her. That she'll be a mindless bonded blood slave. At this point I was practically throwing the book on the ground—if it hadn't been an eBook—over the fact that Royce has proved himself many times over. (And if the preview of the next book is any indication Shiarra's going to be hot and cold.) Her prejudices and fears are justified, but a lead who's strong enough to get over them should be strong enough to stick with her guns and not feel ashamed every other word. This book is the turning point for me, no longer can I ignore those glaring character nesciences that Shiarra has been stirring in me. The next book is either going to save face, or it's over. (Or at least I hope I'll have the power to turn away.) This series has been a confusing addiction. There's many things that I don't like about it, and Shiarra being one of them is just not good. At this point I think my main reason for going on is Royce. Haines is a good enough author to take a character I never truly liked and make him the reason this series captivates me. If that isn't talent I don't know what is.Sexual Content: Some sexual humor, there is a sex scene!2/5- Average/disappointing, library check-outOrginally reviewed at Book Whispers.

  • Katie(babs)
    2018-11-25 11:18

    Stalking the Others, book #4 in Jess Haines’ H&W Investigations is one book I’m recommending as a must read for the summer. I should disclose I’m friends with Jess and I was one of her beta readers for this book. I really didn’t know what to expect with this latest because Jess has taken her main protagonist on quite a journey that I liken to Alice in Wonderland. When this series began, Shiarra West was a NYC private investigator who had a pretty stable life with a good job, very supporting family and friends and a hunky and loving boyfriend. But that all changed when Shiarra was forced into a very difficult and deadly situation, and because of that, her entire world has turned upside down, much like Alice’s has. The events leading up to Stalking the Others has put Shiarra in a very bad place. She found out the man she loved, her boyfriend, Chaz, is not only a werewolf, but a man whore cheating douche who hasn’t been faithful to her. Chaz the Douche has his reason for doing so, which is a pretty lame one and would make any woman grab a knife and do a Lorena Bobbitt on him. Because of Chaz’s deceit, Shiarra through no fault of her own, may or may not have contracted the lycan virus and may turn into a werewolf during the next full moon. Shiarra is no longer the calm and collected woman we have read over the course of the last three books. She’s a vault of anger and fear and has become very hot headed, thanks in part to her magical belt who pushes her to channel her rage and get her revenge, which when all is said and done could kill her.Stalking the Others is all about revenge, but also turning to those you least expect, who will have your back. Shiarra seems to be flying solo, but she always has someone around as her backup. This time around it’s Jack, the head of The White Hats who hates everything “other” (anything supernatural such as werewolves and vampires). He and Shia have bonded big time in this book. He makes a big impression here, and those fans of his will be very pleased by his role. More than half way through is where things have that explosive, on the edge of the seat action. Shia’s anger spirals out of control, much like Buffy the Vampire’s Willow when her lover Tara was murdered. If you watched that episode of Buffy, you have a good idea what’s going on with Shia. To some readers, Shia’s actions and thoughts may not make much sense and may make you go, WTF? But then it all comes together and there’s that big AHA moment. Could someone or something be manipulating Shiarra?Then there’s Alec Royce, that sexy, Roarke (hero from JD Robb's In Death series) type vampire master of Manhattan who has a more cameo in this book until the very end. When Royce confronts Shia, it’s full of awesome and had me cheering because of what occurs between these two. This interaction changes their relationship forever, and it’s exactly what I was hoping for. To go into further detail would ruin the surprise. This is a surprise I want to have babies with.I had one big complaint about this book. There’s no Devon! I adore Devon with every sense of my being. Devon has become an important character to me like Nalini Singh’s Kaleb, Meljean Brook’s Michael, and J.R. Ward’s Qhuay. I want more of Devon and I want it now! I think Devon needs his own book. I’m a total Devon fan girl. I won’t rest until Devon get his own novella or full length novel.Even with the absence of Devon here, it didn’t take away my enjoyment in reading. Stalking the Others succeeds in so many ways, and I can say that this is the best book so far of this series. Thank god Kensington got it together and changed up the cover. The covers for these books have been ghastly (doesn't the chick on this cover look like Drew Barrymore, or is it just me?). There’s also a cliffhanger at the end that will surely irk readers, but the way it was written makes you yearn for the next book because there are still some unresolved issues that need to be worked out.The H&W Investigations series is not your typical paranormal series and one I recommend fans of this genre try. I look forward to more of Shiarra and her quest to right the wrongs, not only for herself, but those innocent parties who have been targeted by evil.

  • Ferdy
    2018-11-22 10:14

    SpoilersShia is terrified that she'll turn into an Other on the next full moon and is determined to seek revenge on those who have wronged her before she changes into a werewolf. Shia blames her ex boyfriend, Chaz, for all that's happened to her and is on a mission to hunt him and his pack down.-The plot was slightly more interesting this time around — the first half was actually quite enjoyable when Shia got all crazy badass and finally took control of her life. I was pleased that she wanted to kill her cheating bastard ex, Chaz, and his pack — if it wasn't for him, his wolves wouldn't have scratched Shia and possibly infected her with lycanthropy. Unfortunately her kick-ass attitude doesn't last and when she finally meets Chaz, she just lets him go..sure she kills the werewolf that scratched her but she doesn't get to exact the revenge on Chaz that he deserved.I did somewhat enjoy Shia's interactions with Jack and the White Hats - she can actually hold her own with them whereas with the wolves and vamps she's always been played.The ending was unexpected and disappointing. After 4 books of Shia going on and on about not wanting anything to do with Royce, she goes and sleeps with him - WTF?! I lost all my respect for Shia - she forgot all her beliefs and principles for a vampire douche..ugh.-Shia's revenge against Chaz was rubbish — she fought him, lost and then just seemed to forget about everything he did to her. She didn't even bring up all the other women he cheated on her with and there was no real verbal showdown between the two. She even let Chaz make her feel like the bad guy in their relationship?! I was expecting Shia to finally tell him to piss off but at the end they were pretty much getting along..ugh.-I hated Royce, not quite as much as Chaz but he was still a fucker. He more or less raped Shia's mind by making her feel horny — and his excuse was that he just couldn't help himself around her..WTF?!How can he claim to want Shia so much yet use her, control her mind and have sex with other women. I refuse to believe that he cares about her when he treats her like shit. I don't believe for a second that Royce sees Shia as anything more than a pawn and a challenge, she's definitely not someone he loves, if anything happened to Shia, he would easily replace her with another woman. Shia is just a conquest to Royce, I really hope he doesn't suddenly declare his undying love for her in the next book because it just wouldn't be believable.-Shia has sex with Royce and of course it's the bestest sex she's ever had and naturally his love making skills make her forget all her self respect, dignity and principles and she happily declares she's now his..WTF?! Seriously, all the bad things that have happened to her were down to him — does she call him out any of it or blame him for anything?? Nope, she has sex with the bastard. He ruined her life and the dumb bitch falls for him.-Shia needs a love interest that respects her and doesn't try to manipulate and control her. I think she'd be better with Jack as long as he doesn't turn into a vampire himself.I'm pissed that it's taken four books for Shia to finally have sex especially when both her love interests have been having sex with a load of other women — why the discrimination?? It's just hard to buy Royce and Chaz's possessiveness in regard to Shia when they both screw around with other women. Why the bloody hell can't Shia sleep around?!Overall, this was disappointing. There were parts in the first half that were entertaining particularly when Shia finally became more proactive but then she just turned into a weak, desperate, doormat and more or less forgave Chaz and then had sex with Royce even though she's previously never wanted to be involved with vampires. I'm sure that Shia will be all over Royce in the next book and that Royce will carry on using her but Shia won't mind because she'll just be happy that she's Royce's bitch.

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2018-12-08 13:15

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasySTALKING THE OTHERS is the most action packed, adrenalin fueled book in the H&W Investigations series. It opens with a chase scene through the New York subways, rushes into a life or death brawl with a werewolf, and on and on until a different kind of action intensive ending….the one we’ve been waiting for since the first book.Part of what I love so much about this series is the way Haines injects a subtle humor in her writing that keeps even the most harrowing scenes–and there are more than a few in STALKING THE OTHERS–completely readable. A vampire, werewolf, and magic filled world, if it’s realistic, is going to involve violence and death. And this world rightly does. Up until now, Shiarra has been more of a defensive player than an offensive one, but this time, she is seeing red thanks in no small part to her murderous possessed belt. It’s a very different side of Shiarra that I did have to adjust too. I’m not sure her actions and thoughts rang as true as I’ve come to expect…even with the belt and potential werewolf infection.I was hoping for a little more from the excellent supporting cast in this book, but like DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS, Shia is mostly flying solo. Sara and Arnold are complete no shows, and Royce has a smaller role again until the end. But he certainly knows how to make up for lost time. The ending of this book is a jaw dropper. Royce reestablishes himself as one of the hottest vampires in urban fantasy and sets up what promises to be the best book in the series. I already can’t wait for the next book in the H&W Investigations series tentatively titled FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS which will be published in 2013.Sexual Content:One sex scene

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2018-12-09 09:16

    I read the last line and went wtf..wtf..wtf!? Evil author alert. I sat up and shook my fist, ok so I did not shake my fist but I stared at bf for a while and trying to comprehend that the book had just ended. Now you all think cliffie, but it was not really a cliffie. All was good, sort of good for now, it was just what was going on and ..I truly want to spill the beans but you have to read for yourself to find out what made me crave book 5 more than chocolate, and I adore chocolate.But that was the last page.*giggles* Oh Haines you evil awesome author.Now see, I got sidetracked yet again, I shall not think about the end. So the book starts with a pissed off Shia and who can blame her. Possibly infected with the were virus and having found out that her boyfriend cheated on her. That effing bastard. And think I liked him for a while! So the hunt is on and she wants the Sunstrikers to pay. This is really a different Shia in this book. Sure she was always kick-ass but now she is also angry, and you do not want to see her angry.We meet the white hats again, they are kind of growing on me and we learn, nope, lips sealed again. But we learn something. And then we also meet Royce *happy sigh*. The vampire that made me like vampires again, because he just oozes sex.Fighting, trouble and one ending that will make you want more. More please  *puppy eyes* Haines does so well with this book, even if I talk about the end a bit too much but trust me, it was just that good!

  • Mara
    2018-12-02 10:58

    If you want to read this book, I would suggest you avoid caffeine and other stimulants. The story is one chocked up on adrenaline and, like some action movie, the action simply does not stop until the very end. And then you drop your jaw, asking WTF?Shiarra is literally drugged by her rage and desire for revenge and every line of the story drips with it.. I wasn't kidding when I wrote the no caffeine rule. You'll end jittery all the same. The ending, what about the ending. Well, Shiarra, let's hope there will be no regrets. And, you, guy, well, I call what you've done kind of unethical. She is weak, tired, without any options. Uh, well, so much like you and your kind using this to your advantage...I'm somewhat disappointed that no explanation was ever given on the how.(view spoiler)[ she survives the infection, what's the meaning of the black blood, etc. Even if a possible hint is given.(hide spoiler)] I wonder if it will be told in the next book.

  • Melliane
    2018-11-21 09:06

    Mon avis en françaisMy English reviewSince the end of the third novel, I only wanted one thing: to get into this one. Indeed, the last volume was full of turnarounds of any kinds. It was amazing, we found ourselves buffeted on all sides to finally question everything. But here it is, there are also a lot of consequences, and we can see them now in this novel.Shia only think about one thing in this volume, her revenge against Chaz, and nothing, really nothing, could stop her in her new quest. But she doesn’t have a lot of allies now she ran away from Royce and there is just one person she can turn to. Plus, there is always a threat over her head as she still could turn into a werewolf for the next full moon.I confess that the day’s countdown before the full moon at the beginning of each chapter was terrible. I really wanted to skip some to be on the BIG day and like that learn the truth. No! I was strong, I didn’t do it! I’m so proud of me… Well, Ok, I wouldn’t confess that I did it for another event. If you had read the book, you would have understood, the wait is terrible! (Well I hadn’t read a lot either, I still kept the surprise! I was mainly curious to know when she would meet with Chaz). Poor Shia, she goes though a lot of things in this book. It’s very difficult for her to question everything and therefore, she sometimes has to do some choices that aren’t very wise for her.It’s heart breaking to see the feelings and the goals of our heroine but we can also understand why she wants that after all she’s been through. I was very impatient to assist to the confrontation between her and her ex boyfriend. From the start, we know that it will be epic. I have to say Chaz hasn’t changed at all. I think it’s a character difficult to understand, he wants everything and in the same time he sabotages what he undertakes by himself.We only see Alec a few times in this novel, yes, it was quite sad as it’s a character I love to read about. But our heroine always has the vampire in her mind, so it allows us to have him all along the story. Indeed, I was very surprised by the end; did I say “surprised”? I think I should say “more than happy”. But what can we do with such an end? There is only one thing, to wait and throw ourselves on book 5 as soon as possible.It’s also very pleasant to learn more about the belt that Shiarra always wore. I’m ashamed to tell that I didn’t really think about this mage or about who he was before. We can here understand better his will to kill the Others and to revenge the persons he loved. In this novel, he is, like always, determined to do what he thinks is the best for him despite the consequences, even if Shia doesn’t agree with him.Well, I won’t relate the entire story, but it’s another really great novel. The only problem is that as soon as we get into the story we can’t put the book down until the end. A lot of answers are given but we also have many new questions and I’m impatient to know the last word. If you enjoyed the last books, you’ll surely love this one. A mix of love, conspiracies and mysteries. A new amazing book featuring all the characters we love.

  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    2018-11-22 10:19

    I received this ARC from the author for reviewJess Haines' Stalking the Others was incredible!! And I have to say I love the new cover look! I think this makes a good Shiarra!The book pretty much picks up where we left off, which is a bit fuzzy for me since I read it ages ago. Shiarra has been scratched by a Were. She is likely infected and has a month to find out. Time flies by fast too, as Shiarra is trying to track down Chaz and his pack. She wants retribution for what he did to her, Dillon too.She finds herself teaming up with the White Hats in order to do this. But she has to stay under the radar, the police are looking for her for the murders the Weres caused. She is hellbent on exacting her revenge. It almost makes you wonder if the rage is coming from her near turning.A good portion of the book has Shiarra dodging bullets, trying to find Chaz who is deep in hiding. Plus she still receives some open hostility from some of the White Hats, mostly from Nikki, while Bo and Jack treat her with respect. Yet, Jack still carries some distrust towards her.Shiarra's emotions definitely seem to go back and forth in this series. First she hates the Others, then she sort of likes them, then she hates them again. Her prejudices are one of her most defining flaws, yet it's what makes her character so interesting, and it gives her room to grow. She's been through a lot, so you have to give her some leeway in her ways.The second half of the book gets very interesting and contains spoilers, so I can't divulge in that area. But let's say when she does find Chaz things go haywire!Royce, sadly wasn't in the picture as much. He popped up once and then he was there for the ending!! A little disappointing, but his second appearance definitely makes up for it. The belt is another issue, it's sort of scary how much of a character it's becoming. I think Jess has plans for it. We get a little more insight into its mind, although like I said, the belt is scary. We're talking about a spirit possessing a belt that can talk to you when you wear it. The pacing was good, even though there wasn't a whole lot of variety in the action, there was still lots of good action!! Shiarra is determined and no one is going to derail her from her goals.There were a few loose-ends that weren't wrapped up at the end, but that's standard for series. Just hoping that we get to learn what happened with these characters and such the next time around! There was even a sneak peek at the next book, Forsaken by the Others, but I can no longer allow myself to read these snippets! They are too much of a tease and I can't torture myself by indulging.Stalking the Others, a pretty good title considering that is what she does, was phenomenal! This is definitely a must read! And if you haven't read the H&W Investigations series, you really should! Shiarra, like I said, can be a challenging character, but I find myself totally invested in this series!Overall rating 4.5/5 starsStalking the Others releases July 3, 2012

  • Shelley
    2018-11-29 06:58

    *Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 4.0Early ReviewSTALKING THE OTHERS, by Jess Haines, is the fourth novel in the H&W Investigations series. The story pretty much picks up right where DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS left off. Private Investigator Shiarra Waynest has had it with the Others. Ever since she was dragged into the world of the Others kicking and screaming, her world has turned upside down.Shia is tired of being pushed around and being used against her will by not only Chaz, but Alec as well. With the possibility that she’s been infected with lycanthrope and with her best friend Sara in enemy hands, revenge against Chaz and Dillon--the person who infected her--grows to a boiling point. Shia seriously wants to put Chaz’s balls in a vice and squeeze them tightly for cheating on her with Kimberly.As the clock clicks down to the full moon when Shia may or may not shift into a werewolf, Shia attempts to track down Chaz and Dillon with Jack the White Hat’s help. As always, Shia has her trusty belt named Isaac around her waist. Shia turns into a monster hunter and a totally different person with the belt on. But, with the belt becoming more and more blood thirsty in nature each time she wears it, it’s only a matter of time before Shia gives into the bloodlust and loses total control of her humanity.As if that weren’t enough for Shia to worry about, she has to deal with the enigmatic and deadly Alec Royce, the powerful vampire who she is bound and contracted to. Alec wants her back, and for her to put her attempts at revenge behind her. Alec has her partner and best friend Sara under his protection, something that plays hard on Shia’s mindset as she treads the shark infested waters of Others and her own belts blood thirsty tirades and need for revenge.Haines really steps up the intensity and romance in STALKING THE OTHERS. Shia is a totally different person when she has her spirit infested belt on. Haines reveals more about the person behind the belt and what happened to him and why he hates the Others so much. She also acknowledges that the belt is doing something else to Shia beyond enhancing her strength, speed, agility and stamina.Haines does a chapter countdown so readers know exactly how many days are left until Transformation day. This gives the book another creepy yet interesting twist to the story. I don’t think Haines could have got away with NOT putting the countdown up without readers getting annoyed.In the last part of this book, once Shia has figured things out, she comes head to head with (view spoiler)[Alec (hide spoiler)] and the fireworks are nothing you’ve seen to this point in the series. If you like hot steamy romance scenes; you are going to love this ending! One can only wait and see what happens next when Haines releases the next book of the series tentatively titled FORSAKEN BY THE OTHERS.

  • Katie Michaels
    2018-12-08 11:22

    4.5 StarsWell, I'll give you this. Jess Haines knows how to go for a big ending. Wow.This installment of H&W Investigations picks up right where the last one left off. Shiarra is out for blood. Chaz and his pack nearly destroyed her in the last book. She is livid over his betrayal and terrified that she may be turning were. So she decides to take matters into her own hands and seek revenge.Unfortunately, the Sunchasers don't make it easy for her. They go into hiding at the same time she knows she is a walking target. She can't stay home; she won't stay under Royce's thumb, so she goes to find sanctuary and back-up with the White Hats. Just like we got an intimate look at the weres in the last book, here we are getting even deeper with the renegade humans here, especially Jack.But the real meat of the story was inside Shiarra head. One of the things I have consistently liked about these books is Shia's voice. I have always found her easy to relate to; I could always understand her thoughts and motivations. Here... not so much. She really goes off the deep end. I found myself questioning her bloodlust and her need for vengeance which seemed totally out of proportion and, honestly, out of character. I mean, yeah, Chaz is a dick. He deserved to be dumped --humiliated, even-- but does he deserve to die for being a cheater? It was a tough read at times to see Shiarra fall so far.But Haines has a plan. I won't tell you what it is, but I will say I started to suspect about 40 pages before it was revealed. It was enough to make me feel a little smart, but also a little dumb for not figuring it out sooner. I still hate Chaz. And Royce... well... I have mixed feelings there. He is sexy to be sure. And I believe he feels something for Shiarra. But I don't know what. I don't entirely trust him, and his power over Shiarra makes me nervous.All in all, I'd say the book is a pretty good ride. Kind of a roller coaster. I'm still kind of high on the ending. But I am scared to pick of up the next book. It's called FORSAKEN By the Others. Who is going to betray her next? I don't know if my heart can take it.Rating: B+P.S. Huge improvement on the cover!

  • Tynga
    2018-11-24 08:20

    Shia is now facing her worst nightmare after being possibly contaminated by a werewolf. She has until the next full moon to discover if she’ll turn furry and she won’t waste a minute. Uniting with the questionable White Hats, she will hunt down Chaz and his pack, looking for revenge.Before I get on with my review, I just want to disclose that I am a cameo character in this novel, Cindy Bacon, a werewolf. It doesn’t influence my opinion as I have been a fan of the series since the first book, but I thought it only fair to mention it.Now let’s get down to business! Stalking The Others was as entertaining and as action-packed as the previous books of the H&W Investigations novels, but I found that Shia was really lonely. The White Hats are backing her on her quest, but I felt like she was all on her own, with only Isaac (her magic belt) to keep her company. It wasn’t an issue really, but I missed Arnold and Royce. On the other hand, her loneliness allowed her some growth, which is always appreciated.The novel takes place within a one month’s period of time but it really felt like time flew by. Between Shia’s worries, insecurities, violent episodes and her different quests, she kept really busy and we didn’t have time to get bored.The crescendo leading to the end was simply amazing. It was highly dramatic yet hilarious in a way. It’s like madness right before the inevitable and I truly enjoyed it. Shia’s final encounter with Royce was extremely surprising and oh-so-satisfying! We get to know in this novel if Shia turns or not, but I have this tingly feeling that things aren’t as simple as they seem. I’m sure Jess Haines still has a trick or two up her sleeve and I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole thing hit us like a brick wall in the next instalment. On a side note, I wasn’t a fan of the first covers in this series (I actually disliked them), but I like Stalking The Others’ and I can’t wait to see the next one.Forsaken by the Others is due next year I think, and I can’t wait to read it!

  • Marianne
    2018-12-02 05:57

    Vampires, werewolves and mages have been wreaking havoc in Shiarra Waynest's life recently. Now it's time to return the favor. Meanwhile, the enigmatic vampire Royce wants her back in his clutches, as do two powerful werewolf packs, along with the police. Shia's recent betrayal by her ex-boyfriend means that she may be on the verge of becoming a rogue werewolf at the next full moon.Instead of going into hiding to lick her wounds, Shiarra decides that if she's going down, she'll take out as many of her enemies as she can before she turns furry.Ah, well: There's a good reason why we discourage judge/jury/exectioner style individuals, and Shiarra is the perfect example. Evidence you say? How about fair trial? Pfft! Shiarra instead decides to go on a murder spree without solid evidence, spurred on by a disembodied mage, currently trapped inside a not so peace-loving hunter's belt. Cause that's what every smart girl would do, am I right? *Snorts deregatively* After the events that took place in the previous book, I never expected to feel the least bit sorry for the werewolves, but man, did I ever by the time Shiarra was through with them. I still loathe Chaz's actions, but that's not a reason to act like a psychotic bitch. True, there were extenuating circumstances, but I have a hard time believing Shiarra (who's supposedly both smart and resourceful)wouldn't pick up on the clues as they presented themselves. By the time Royce pointed out what was clear to everyone except Shiarra, I was yelling "well hello, Captain Obvious" at the top of my lungs. Do.Not.Underestimate.Your.Audience! It makes your protagonist look dumb! All in all, this book was a 3.5 stars read to me. The ONLY reason I'm rounding up is Royce. (view spoiler)[ Although I do not condone the way he initially made her feel, (it felt like he was forcing himself on her, and this is a master vampire who's sworn never to hurt her) the sex scene was smoking hot, and made me want to sign an Other contract of my own, and offer up my neck as vampire sustenance;-)(hide spoiler)] Mm-mm-mmm.

  • Kristin(MyBookishWays Reviews)
    2018-11-14 10:16

    You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2012/06/...The Sunstrikers must be taken down before the next full moon, and Shiarra Waynest is determined to do just that. Still unsure if she herself will go furry, she’s on a desperate hunt for the werewolves (and the ex-boyfriend, Chaz), that have quite possibly ruined her life, and those they turned without consent. Unfortunately, Shia has to ask for help from the most unlikely of allies, the White Hats, and hope she’s not making a terrible decision.In Stalking the Others, the 4th installment of Jess Haines’ H&W Investigations series, Shia is almost completely without a tether. Her boyfriend has betrayed her, she’s not sure if she’ll turn into a werewolf, she’s still fighting off advances from hottie vampire Royce, and she has to go to her arch nemesis, Jack of the White Hats, for help. It’s humbling for Shia, but she’s determined to help in any way she can to stop the rogue werewolves that have been turning people without their consent. Heartbroken at her family’s abandonment since finding out about her involvement with the Others, she’s also found herself becoming more bloodthirsty and aggressive lately. Are these symptoms of her impending change, the stress of all that’s happened, or something else? The spirit infused belt she’s been wearing certainly provides the super strength that’s aided her in plenty of recent scrapes, but she’s finding herself more and more at its whim. There’s quite a lot of action in this one, pretty much from the get go, and Shia has become one badass babe. A confrontation with Chaz is inevitable, and it may not be what you think. Trust me, I hated this guy in the last book and wanted to see him get a butt kicking that he wouldn’t soon forget. Our girl has grown emotionally quite a bit, and her ideas of what’s right have certainly been challenged. Ms. Haines has brought the fun (and the sexy) in this dark and action packed treat, and the series hasn’t disappointed me yet! Can’t wait for the next book!

  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    2018-11-19 06:01

    This is the fourth book in the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. And I have to say that I really like the new cover art. Shia looks kick-ass!Shiarra's world used to be a lot easier before the Others became a fixture in her life. Now, the NY PI is on the prowl. She's stalking the Sunstrikers wolf pack, desperately trying to get her hands on her cheating ex, Chaz. Which will also lead her to the asshole who scratched her and might now cause her to turn furry during the next full moon.Alone, without any money, and in need of leads she makes her way towards the White Hats. She hopes these hunters will help in her quest, and by doing this Shia pretty much gets herself deeply involved in every facet of the supernatural world she wishes she'd never become a part of. As her search for Chaz intensifies and she tries not to concentrate on what she might turn into, Shia finds herself wearing the freaky, enchanted hunter’s belt more often because of the power it gives her. And before she knows it, her reality and feelings become warped by it.I loved how the change was so gradual, how I honestly believed Isaac had her best interests in mind but is slowly manipulating her to do as he pleases. It was so unexpected, when the belt actually reveals its power to control her, I was thrown. But everything started making so much more sense!This is another awesome, but brutal installment in this excellent urban fantasy series. I really enjoyed it, and was satisfied with the, uh, climax. ;) It's amazing how hard Shia tries to convince herself she doesn't want anything to do with Royce, when it's obvious to everyone else how much she really wants him. LOL.Can't wait to see what happens next...PS. This is the first book I read on my Kindle Paperwhite. Love it!

  • Stacy
    2018-12-12 05:11

    **MINOR SPOILER ALERT**STALKING THE OTHERS isn't my favorite of the series but was still a fantastic addition the series and great read with some nice development. Shiarra was not in a happy place for a good portion of the book. She is angry and wants revenge. Surprisingly it comes to light that the belt that has helped Shia out of many dangerous situations ends up being not so good for her or her psyche.Why wasn't it my favorite of the series? Well, there was a lot of lead up for what I was hoping was Chaz's demise only for him to be still alive at the end, It was disappointing. On the other hand Royce and Shiarra FINALLY progress in their "relationship" woot woot and I'm dying for book 5. Just like the previous books in the series there is tons of action and dangerous situations. Shia is constantly on the move. The relationship with her family still isn't fixed and that was a super big sad point for Shia throughout the book. I missed some of my fave characters but the characters that were involved were as always well rounded and full of development.If your new to H&W Investigations I would definitely not recommend jumping into book 4 without reading the others. There is way to much back story and awesomeness to be found in books 1-3. I love the characters, I love the world, I love the writing and I love the story lines. Jess Haines will continue to be a must buy author for my bookshelf.

  • Amélie
    2018-12-09 08:19

    After Shiarra’s decision to leave Royce at the end of the last book, she joins the White Hats in order to kill the werewolf responsible for her infection, her ex-boyfriend and everyone in her way.I didn’t like this book much more than the last one (which I hated). Basically, Shiarra spends her time being angry and acting without thinking, aggressing and killing people without proof of their culpability and then angsting about her actions (which doesn’t prevent her from doing so again).I didn’t like the members of the White Hats and we saw them for a great part of the book. Chaz, Shiarra’s ex-boyfriend is also back and I would have done happily without. We also see Royce again and again Shiarra acts with extreme discrimination against him, despite all he has done for her and the fact that she is friendly with far worse people. It is extremely irritating and I can’t understand Royce’s patience and what he sees in her. Despite that, I still manage to appreciate the ending with Royce, if not as much as I would have like. However, I didn’t like the development with the White Hats, Chaz (with whom she still manages to find sympathetic, all things considerate, I prefer her irrational action of the first half of the book) or Shiarra’s new nature (it’s a bit surprising that such a thing has never happened to anyone before).I will nonetheless continue the series to know the end, hoping that it gets better.

  • TheGeekyBlogger
    2018-12-02 11:23

    Read for Review!Overall Rating: 4.50Story Rating: 4.25Character Rating: 4.75First thought when finished: I think I may be blushing just a wee little bit!What I Loved: After feeling a bit frustrated last book with the whole "Chaz" situation I was glad to see that our girl Shi was handling it in her own way. By that, I mean she was kicking major *ss! It is hard to review this without giving away the good parts so here is what I will say: This was the best of the 4 books. It had parts that will make you scream (the line between killing/kicking ass) and other parts that made you wish there was more talking it out (Chaz/Shi--can't say more)! What I Liked: I actually liked getting to know the White Hats more in this book. I didn't really like them in the 2nd book (go figure) but they were much more likable in this one. I do think there is still a ton of story to tell around them and can't wait to see what the future holds. I do think they are major factor in this series even being human.What made me go Huh?: Not enough of my "GTFO" group. Sorry I want a spinoff of just them! Also while I know some will love the end *evil laugh* it was a bit rushed for me. Then again--extreme situations and all (think Speed the movie)!Final Thought: Dang it now I have to wait for the next book!

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-11-28 11:05

    Posted on Under the CoversI’m sorry to say but this series as officially lost its appeal for me. I very much enjoyed the first two books in this series, but the third book was a DNF. I felt that Shiarra’s head was lost in the clouds while dire things were happening. She ignored several warnings that only resulted in more trouble. I don’t like it when an author creates drama or conflict at the expense of their character.Fortunately, I was able to get through STALKING THE OTHERS but just didn’t care very much with what happened to Shiarra. She has officially lost her appeal. I found myself liking some parts, but then dozing off in others. There’s a ton of unnecessary internal dialogue that I think can be filtered out. I skimmed a lot.While I show indifference to Shiarra’s character, there are other characters whom I simply don’t like. I think I will save myself the trouble next time and just end the series here. It’s time to say goodbye to Shiarra and the gang.*Review copy provided by publisher

  • D
    2018-12-09 08:54

    In the final pages of Deceived by the Others, we were left with an angry woman seeking revenge. Readers excited by this prospect will not be disappointed by Stalking the Others. With the help of a magic belt, Shiarra is on the warpath. Jess Haines expertly develops Shiarra's character. While readers watch her destroy those who have done her wrong, we also can see the effect it is having on her psyche, the destruction of her self. This book is remarkably fast-paced for a novel with a good deal of character and relationship development within its pages. I'm very impressed by the plot and characterization. None of the characters have 'grown old'. I'm still interested in learning about Shiarra's ex, her family, and the oh-so-sexy Royce. Every character is complex or- in the very least- curious. Curious because no matter how many situations have settled, Haines creates more questions that will linger incessantly in the reader's mind.

  • Kimberly
    2018-12-09 10:20

    I was excited to read this book, but after finishing it, I'm just annoyed. Shia goes from wanting to kill Chaz to letting him help her dress. Who does that?!! She then tries to kill Royce, but ends up having sex with him. All of this is blamed on the belt, Issac. You never find out why she was bleeding black crud or why she smelled like were and vamp. Who knows where Sarah or her family is this entire time. She wants Jack's help again, but then abandons them after they go to fight. We are left not knowing what happened to Jack and the Sunstrikers. I will not be continuing this series. This book killed it for me.

  • Raquel
    2018-11-25 13:07

    3.75/5 I was so happy from the last book, that I couldn't wait to get my hands on this. It was great to see Shiarra was finally standing on her own feet, and I was anticipating the can-of-whoop-ass Chaz deserved. Everything was going great until the end. Dubya Tee Eff. I feel as though Shiarra is now back in the one spot she's been avoiding! She can be so frustrating. Not sure where this is going to lead to, but I hope Shiarra finds her way out of the mess >.<

  • Darcy
    2018-12-06 09:12

    I feel like for all of this book Shiarra was not herself. For the first 3/4 of the book she was just reacting. She never really seemed to have a solid plan, just wanted to get back at Chaz. He did deserve it, but at times Shiarra's actions were over the top. Then at the end of the book, the choice Shiarra made, really seemed out of character, and one that will have a big consequence to her future. We'll have to read the next book to see how things fall.

  • Kate
    2018-12-09 05:21

    It's about F*&%ing time Woot! Woot!More review to come soon!

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2018-11-21 13:07

    This series just gets better and better.

  • Dark Faerie Tales
    2018-12-02 05:55

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: An angry and out of control PI hunts down a pack of werewolves she thinks is responsible for her own werewolf infection. Dark and stormy, this book has lots of anger and bitterness in the driver’s seat.Opening Sentence: My fingertips pressed against the cool stone of the ledge, helping me balance as I crouched on the balls of my feet.Excerpt: YesThe Review:Stalking the Others, the fourth installment of H & W Investigations series, has taken a decidedly darker turn. Throughout the series, Shiarra Waynest has desired only one thing: for the Others to leave her alone. Sadly, it was not meant to be and now it looks like she will soon be one of them herself. In a fit of rage at the end of the last book, Shiarra declares vengeance on those that wronged her. With the help of a sentient hunter’s belt and the extremist anti-Other group known as the White Hats, she begins to stalk the members of the Sunstrikers pack in an effort to find the ones she feels are responsible for her predicament. There is a time factor though. She only has until the next full moon to take her revenge before it is too late.Shiarra has always been driven by her emotions. First, she allowed her prejudice to override her rationality. Next, she allowed her ignorance and fear to keep her from getting to know the Others as people instead of monsters. Then, she allowed her love to blindside her sense of self-preservation. It is the MO of Shiarra to overreact to situations, time and time again. In this book, she allows her anger to drive her to do things that, under normal circumstances, she would feel is against her morals and ethics. So, why is she so confrontational in this one? Is it really just a matter of her potential turning that is driving her, or is there something else influencing her to violence? Either way, Shiarra goes off the deep end.Her relationship with Chaz is non-existent at this point. No matter the reason, Shiarra doesn’t want to hear his excuses any longer. The more she learns of his actions through the White Hats, the more she is justified in her hatred. Not that she needed any help in the blame-Chaz-for-everything department. Shiarra has most definitely leaned toward thinking the worst of Chaz for every problem arising in their relationship. I highly doubt that quality is helpful in a lasting partnership. Now that she is involved with the White Hats and using them as a resource in her hunt, Shiarra opens herself up more to their point-of-view, and their prejudices.The White Hats are more explored in this book. The dealings and motivations of some of their members are explored, including the enigmatic leader, Jack. His reasons for getting involved with Shiarra are, not only explained, but elaborated on. He wants her to be his successor; if she finds out she is not really infected. The irony surrounding his decision is not lost on Shiarra. If she accepts, will the rest of the White Hats accept and follow her as their leader? Is Shiarra’s hatred of all things Others so strong that she could dedicate her life to their destruction?We also learn more about the sentient belt and the spirit harbored within it. His name is Isaac and his story is a sad one. Shiarra’s story may not be as tragic, she can definitely relate to Isaac’s hate-driven motivations. While they may see eye to eye on many issues, can Shiarra truly hunt down and kill all the Others, or will she be content to punish the ones that only hurt her personally? Will Isaac’s influence grow stronger with time and change her mind?Shiarra is a very passionate character. She leads with her heart and emotions first, and logic and deductive reasonings second. If not for her friends, Shiarra would have no one to ground her in reality. The true question that remains is this: Who are her real friends and who can she truly trust? Though the ending of this book is a shock, it was not unexpected. I hope to see the showdown between Alec Royce and Shiarra Waynest in the next book. Maybe if they hash it out, there can be a happily-ever-after in both of their futures.Notable Scene:They’d done it. They’d done what Royce had promised would never happen. The vampires had hurt Sara. Taken her away. Used her as Royce had intended to use me.My muscles began to go into spasms of their own accord. Though my first reaction had been sickness and fear for Sara, a righteous anger was quickly burning those lesser emotions away. Wesley stiffened, gauging my reaction with mixed wariness and confusion. Everyone in the hall had fallen silent, watching as I fought and lost an inner battle over whether or not to draw a stake.The belt won. Wesley’s eyes widened, and he took a single step back s I drew a stake, throwing my head back and arching as I howled a mix of loss, fury, and a righteous need for the hunt.Much like my battle cry when I had faced Dillon, this sound was never meant to come from a human throat. It rent the air like a physical blade, cutting through the silence and driving the vampires back as if I were chasing them off with crosses and holy water.It didn’t stop until I ran out of air. And I only waited a moment, getting into position to attack Wesley, who was holding his ears and looking just as stunned as the rest of the vampires in the hallway.“Jesus, lady,” said Thad from somewhere behind me, “chill the fuck out.”With a snarl, I launched myself at Wesley, driving the stake forward-directly toward his heart.FTC Advisory: Kensington Books graciously provided me with a copy of Stalking the Others. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review. The only payment received came in the form of hugs and kisses from my little boys.

  • jeanie mummel
    2018-11-16 11:19

    This is the worst series ever! Started out OK then the " heroine" never gets better becoming more whinny and boring by the time I finished reading all the books I'm hoping that someone just finished her off no character growth and less and less like ability of the heroine to the point you root for the hopefully bad guy to win! I've always given at least two stars because I know I couldn't write a story but this was more of a rip off off several different authors work cut up and put together to make a very poorly written story!! Don't waste your time I'm sorry to have to leave such a bad review! It had started out promising and thought it would get better but instead becoming more and more dislikeable

  • Tina
    2018-12-06 06:00

    Shia is pissed, and she's joined up with Jack and the White Hats to take out the Sunstriker pack. But all is not as it seems.

  • Miki
    2018-12-11 12:01

    This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une AventureAvis: L’histoire reprend ici juste où se terminait le précédent et mes craintes pour Shiarra se sont malencontreusement confirmées. Prise d’un terrible désir de se venger après la trahison de Chaz et la griffure de Dillon qui pourrait la changer à jamais, elle se lance à corps perdu dans une chasse qu’elle imagine sanguinaire aussi bien qu’ultime car elle n’a aucun désir de survivre à la transition pour devenir un membre de la meute des Sunstrickers…. Je n’aime pas trop ce côté ange vengeur qui tue sans hésitation et sans discrimination et j’avoue que cela m’a un peu déstabilisée même si je m’y attendais et que la raison que j’envisageais s’est confirmée je ne peux quand même pas pardonner… une fois la ligne franchie faire marche arrière est impossible ou à tout le moins très difficile et lorsqu’elle va avoir le temps d’y penser cela va la bouleverser, j’espère.La plus grande déception reste Chaz….. certes c’est un loup garou pas un loup mais pour moi la fidélité et la loyauté restent indissociables du loup alors apprendre qu’il a été voir ailleurs et loin d’une fois ou d’une partenaire me hérisse le poil…. Maintenant, l’auteur laisse sous-entendre qu’il y a bien plus en jeu et que les apparences pourraient ne pas être ce qu’elles sont ce qui pourraient présager bien d’intéressantes aventures pour la suite de la série. Reste Chaz a été infidèle et il mérite une bonne leçon ! il reste assez correct dans ce récit et semble regretter ses actions ( mais puisque ce n’était 1 erreur passagère ce n’est plus une erreur mais un style de vie) cependant je n’ai pas apprécier comme il a menacé Shiarra de l’intégrer de force si elle se transforme…..elle a été réellement blessée par lui et la meute , il le sait il sait qu’elle ne leur fera plus jamais confiance alors il devrait lui laisser le choix de se joindre à qui elle veut plutôt que de tenter de la pousser à bout voir au pire.L’attitude de Jack le White Hats est encore plus ambiguës, il semble vouloir soutenir Shiarra peut-être même être attiré par elle, en tout cas il est plutôt protecteur mais en même temps il reste tellement raciste et extrémiste que l’on peut douter de la valeur de sa promesse si elle se transforme pour de bon… tant qu’elle a l’air humaine ça lui va mais après ? Quant à sa sœur, c’est clair elle la déteste, cela n’aide pas…. En fait parmi les whites hats, seul Bo est réellement lui –même avec elle et j’espère qu’il se montrera plus compréhensif dans le futur. Si on y regarde bien, le seul qui comprends que quelque chose ne tourne pas rond et essaie de trouver une solution c’est Royce…..il ne se contente pas d’attendre, il va jusqu’à provoquer une rencontre qu’il peut analyser afin de trouver une explication…. Pour moi cela en dit beaucoup sur son attachement à Shiarra. Après l’avoir connue pendant des années Chaz voit qu’il y a quelque chose de différents mais il en tient pas vraiment compte et se contente de l’énerver, Les Whites Hats pensent que c’est liés à une prochaine transition et ne cherchent pas à en savoir plus se contentant de prendre leurs distances…. Seul Royce l’interroge. Bon c’est vrai après des millénaires d’existence on apprend à être attentive mais quand bien même si il ne tenait pas un tant soit ne peut à la petite chasseuse, il n’aurait pas pris de risques.Je pourrais dire que notre vampire est définitivement entrer dans mes bonnes grâces mais ce qu’il fait ensuite me laisse sur la défensive… c’est peut-être consensuel quoique je doute que Shiarra soit vraiment en état de savoir ce qu’elle veut après avoir été rouée de coups… j’aurai préféré qu’il attende mais bon nul n’est parfait.Le rythme du récit est ultra rapide cette fois puisque Shiarra se lance dans une course contre la montre, on y découvre des informations supplémentaires sur les Autres, on retrouve Faucon même si c’est que par messages interposés). On a toute une série d’éléments qui laisse présager bien des bouleversements et combats à venir mais surtout on a des scènes d’ébats des plus détaillées^^. Pour les fans de la série c’est un tome a ne pas manqué mais la série est définitivement réserver aux adultes (mais bon vu la violence présente depuis le début c’est pas une nouveauté.) J’attends avec impatience l’annonce de la parution de la traduction du prochain volume…. C’est devenu vraiment addictif comme histoire^^