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Enslaved By the Others (H&W Investigations #6)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  453 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Vampires, werewolves, magi and worse-the Others have joined the mortal world, and there's no turning back now...

As a New York P.I. and Other specialist, Shiarra Waynest has been in plenty of trouble before. But waking up in a windowless room the prisoner of a vampire slave trader is a shock for anyone. Shia has her wits, her bravado, and a couple of used staples, so maybe
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Zebra
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Jess Haines D'oh! I didn't get any notification that someone had asked me a question, so I apologize that this response is so late in coming. ENSLAVED is not the…moreD'oh! I didn't get any notification that someone had asked me a question, so I apologize that this response is so late in coming. ENSLAVED is not the last H&W book. Shiarra & Co. will be back. If things go according to plan, you may see the next book sometime later this year. Thanks so much for reading!(less)

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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Feb 17, 2015 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

This installment was TAKEN BY THE OTHERS 2.0 with the same overall premise, but without the secondary plot threads to lessen how messed up this series’ lead antagonist really is in addition to a few other differences as the title suggests. In this novel the distinction between a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ vampire became glaringly evident as the story took on a ‘better the devil you know’ vibe. The six book long arc came to a close which left me feeling like this might be the last

Didn't really like anything, everything was so cheesy and unoriginal. The heroine was irritating, the other characters weren't much better, the plot wasn't engaging, and the romance was awful.

-It was all so boring, nothing interesting happened, especially in the first half… Max imprisoned Shiarra in his mansion, whilst there Shiarra acted like a daft cow, she kept provoking Max's anger, she knew what pissed him off and instead of being smart and playing him she only made things worse by
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 18, 2015 Dark Faerie Tales rated it did not like it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Shiarra has been captured by the vampire Max and has no idea how she’s going to escape in this slow read that ultimately wasn’t for me.

Opening Sentence: My mind was a fragmented haze, but I found the glue necessary to pull it back together as soon as a voice I hadn’t heard in years–except in my nightmares–rang out.

The Review:

Shiarra couldn’t imagine herself in a worse situation. She’s been captured by Max, an evil vampire who wants nothing m
Stephanie  G
Jul 13, 2014 Stephanie G rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Shia wakes up in a room with the sociopathic vampire Max. He starts to drill Shia with questions. The first thing she does is try to escape. Her attempts end up leading her to discover that not only is Max a crazy vampire murder, but also a dealer in human trafficking. Because of the continued problems that Shia causes him, he ends up putting her in a different part of his home, near his bedroom. Shia’s defiance only grows with Max’s abuse. Her best friend and business partner, Sara is
Aug 22, 2014 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc

Sometimes we readers are a funny bunch. Last year in August I was moaning and bitching I had to wait at least a year for the sequel to Forsaken by the Others.

Then, this year I left this book on my TBR list close to 2 months, terrified it wouldn't be good enough for my expectations, that it would be too terrible to see Shiarra enslaved, that the author would be cruel to us poor readers... alas, you get my meaning. I was scared s** of an other cliffhanger and my own desires. :D

Well, I did som
*~*Lauren from Saints & Sinners Books*~*
This book series has been on my radar for quite some time. It wasn’t until I was offered the ARC of Enslaved by The Others (EBTO) that I decided to finally sit down and check out this series. I must say that by Urban Fantasy standards this one is above the curve. Shiarra is a magnet for trouble. Since book #1 in this series, she has managed to get herself deeper and deeper in The Others (non-humans in Haines’ world) business. She desired by The Circle, multiple Were packs, and two Master ...more
Marta Cox
Oct 06, 2014 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
This review is for part six of the H and W Investigations series by Jess Haines and follows on from Forsaken by the Others. I don't really feel happy to recommend this as a standalone as so much that has happened in previous books comes home to roost here and it really is a good idea to read this series in order.
Shiarra wakes up to find herself held captive by Max one of the cruelest vampires she has ever had the misfortune to meet. His liking for slaves and natural cruelty sets Max apart from o
Jun 21, 2014 Tynga rated it really liked it
Forsaken by the Others, the previous book in the H&W Investigations series, ended with a bang and this installment starts right where we left off. Shia is now in custody of Max and her future is most uncertain. Royce has absolutely no idea where she is, so any hope of rescue is out the window. She will have to step up her game if she wishes to be free again, but can she do it on her own?

I am a big fan of this urban fantasy series, and miss Haines' writing, and I was pleased once again with t
Jun 11, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
Betrayal has led to Shiarra Waynest waking up as a prisoner of an evil vampire. She has been in a lot of really bad situations but this one might finally break her.

If you haven't read any of the H&W Investigations series, I highly recommend starting from the beginning. Even though this is a fabulous story, it doesn't contain a lot of storyline to encourage the reader's emotional development to its characters...a connection that you gain with previous installments.

Enslaved By the Others is a
Aug 13, 2015 Izzy rated it it was amazing
Judging by the cover, I think -- and this is only a guess here -- that Photoshop has been abused to the point of death. Let's take a two minute silence in the memory of Photoshop. That woman does not look normal. (Ooh, but maybe that's the point? Something to ponder on...)

Thoroughly enjoyed the book, but the last page held a note finality and so I'm left wondering whether this is the end of the series.
I really, really hop
Jul 01, 2014 Shelley rated it really liked it
**I received this book for free from NetGalley/Kensington in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4

*My Thoughts*

Forsaken by the Others (H&W Investigations # 5) left me in such a tizzy with THAT ending, and how Shiarra Waynest and her best friend/business partner Sara Halloway found themselves once again in harms way, that I berated, begged, & pleaded with Ms Haines to write faster! (Nicely,
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Jun 23, 2014 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it really liked it
Jess Haines's Enslaved by the Others picks up where the explosive ending of Forsaken by the Others left off! And wow! Just wow!

Shiarra's character is beyond my favorite when it comes to character development. In the beginning she was a bit...hateful towards supernaturals, but she has grown so much over the course of six novels. True, she has her setbacks and moments, but that's what always makes her struggles realistic. She's not the same character she was from Hunted by the Others by a long sho
Jul 15, 2014 Kris rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The story starts out slow. In the year since I read the last book, I'd forgotten what had happened at the end of book five. Plus, I jumped into the series starting from book five, so I'm missing a lot of context here on the animity between Max and Shia. Once I got past the first pages, however, the action and suspense led me to finish this in one sitting.

Shia is a strong, kickass character, if leaning a bit more towards the bull-headed end for my liking. While her outrageous personality
Jeannie Zelos
Jul 03, 2014 Jeannie Zelos rated it it was amazing
Enslaved By the Others, Jess Haines
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I mentioned in the review of the last book how this series was one of the first fantasy reads for me, and I'd not really got “with it” with book one, but then read the fourth and loved it – except for that dammed cliff-hanger. I HATE those..but finally we've the next book and we dive straight in with Shiarra being a captive in Max' home.
I like Shiarra, and that's important to me to like the main characters. Its mostly her i
Jun 30, 2014 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for some action packed urban fantasy with hot romance sizzling in the background? Give this series a try. Enslaved by the Others is book six and while it is not the end of the series (thank goodness!) it gives us closure on the main series story arc while preparing us for a new one. In book one we meet a very different Shairra from the one kicking ass and taking names in book six and I am not just talking about the cover model . And what a ride she has been on. If Shiarra ever ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Carien rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, uf, zombies
The last book ended on a cliffhanger that made me anxious to get my trotters on this one. I had to wait a year to see what would happen next.

And it was so worth the wait.

Shia has been taken prisoner by one of her worst enemies, and things are looking grim. I loved how Jess Haines doesn't make things easy on Shia. Often the heroine is treated less harsh than others, because she's 'special'. Not so here. Shia undergoes horrors she will not soon forget. It made for intense reading, and made Shia's
So we know that Max has kidnapped shiarra and that he is torturing her for her own pleasure. We aren't sure how Royce is with all of this. Oh and we find out that old enemies are now allies. I thought this book was exciting and dramatic. Shiarra learns from Max how some vampires are just evil and it makes her look differently at Royce. I am hopeful that their relationship will flourish from this experience. I wonder if old relationships could withstand the trauma. I'm totally into this book and ...more
I was one of the beta readers for this one. and each book continues to get better. So much kick ass, as well as a few shock and awes here.

I still don't agree with the socks in chapter one. When you read, you'll understand. ;P
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As one of the beta readers for this book, all I can say it that Haines takes it to the limit in here and sets up a chilling tale of betrayal, deception, revenge, pain, and remarkably... hope.
Bonnie Gill
Jul 03, 2014 Bonnie Gill rated it it was amazing
Wow. I loved this book.
Shiarra is one person I would love to have on my side. I loved that she cared so much about her friends that she would do anything to help them. She's a great character.
Seduced By Books
May 14, 2014 Seduced By Books rated it it was amazing
I think this is the best in the series so far. I love how Shia's character is growing. And we all know I love Royce. I opened it and finished it in 1 day. Well Done!!!!
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
Absolutely amazing. I think this is the best installment of the series till now. I devoured the book from start till end. 5 star +
Aug 07, 2014 Jeanny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rate this a 3.5
It felt like an in-between book.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Shiarra has been captured by Max at the end of the last book. It’s her worst nightmare, Royce’s worst enemy is now focused on her and has her in his clutches to use and abuse. Again. Not only is he sadistically trying to hurt Royce by proxy and proving his power over her, but he also intends to use her to undermine his old enemy.

Shiarra needs to escape – but she isn’t the only captive; her best friend and a lot of innocents are also held by the human trafficking Max. And Royce is limited in how
Nov 27, 2016 Boneist rated it really liked it
I'm really glad I kept going with this series; it improved as it went along.
When Royce decided to send Shiarra across the country to keep her safe, she never expected things to turn out the way they did in Forsaken. Now, Shiarra has effectively been separated from all her friends and allies, she’s also been placed into her worst nightmare - kidnapped by Royce’s oldest enemy, Max Caldwell, and made to take part in his human and Other slave trade. Quite a shock to her changing, Other-infested system. To make matters worse, her best friend Sara is also being held captive ...more
Got Romance!  Reviews
Jul 08, 2014 Got Romance! Reviews rated it it was amazing
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Heat Level:Spicy
Date:July 7, 2014

Holy comeback!! Jess has brought the magic back to the series and I’m totally thrilled that there wasn’t cliff hanger! That right there made me give it an extra heart/star. So six hearts/stars!!

I started the series with a binge read, two books ago. I didn’t realize that the book I picked was part of a series and with my OCD tendencies; I couldn’t very well start the review
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Shiarra has become Max’s prisoner. She doesn’t know what he plans to do with her, other than break her to his will. Being the stubborn woman she is, Shiarra fights him in every way possible. Even when she tries to behave, knowing he would go easier on her if she did, she fails at controlling herself.

Her fellow prisoners are going to be sold
Jul 14, 2014 Melliane rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I always take a great pleasure in reading this series and I looked forward to this new novel. I must say that the previous volume ended on a big cliffy and I think all readers were curious to know what would happen.

After being kidnapped by Max, Shia finds herself trapped with a man she hates and who seems to have a specific plan for her. So yes, the book takes place in this new place and I was surprised to discover that the story only features Shiarra. Howev
Aug 04, 2014 Lou rated it it was amazing
Wahoo! I'm finally thrown back into the world of Shiarra and Alec!!! I have been waitin patiently for this book for sooo long! To make it better I got to read and review an ARC! That's right I read this before it was officially released! *happy dance*

Shia wakes to find herself in a windowless room and a prisoner of none other than sadistic master vamp Max Carlyle (this is so not where Shia wants to be).

Shia needs to think; and fast, to come up with a plan to get out. She has no idea if Royce *sw
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Other Books in the Series

H&W Investigations (6 books)
  • Hunted by the Others (H&W Investigations, #1)
  • Taken by the Others (H&W Investigations, #2)
  • Deceived by the Others (H&W Investigations, #3)
  • Stalking the Others (H&W Investigations, #4)
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