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Kelly “Thorn” Henderschott is here today, from Sheryl R. Hayes’ urban fantasy, Chaos Hunt.

“Mr. Kelly Henderschott of the Conclave of Rancho Robles.”

Thorn bit the inside of his cheek as the butler announced his entrance into the ballroom. What possessed me to choose that name for this identity? He must have been drunk at the time.

He made his way to the Faerie Queen and bowed low. “Queen Titania, Elder Marcus sends his greetings. He regrets that he is unable to attend in person and has sent me in his place.”

“Yes, I do know Jordan Abbey. I heard that she made an impression on the Court. Elder Marcus specifically requested that I tender apologies necessary for her behavior.”

“Yes, she is living up to her title of Chaos Wolf, much to everyone’s chagrin. She still prefers the company of vampires and refuses to have anything to do with the Black Oak Pack. I can’t blame her because one of the younger members of the pack bullies her and the Alpha Wolf refuses to do anything about it. Personally, Montgomery and I have a wager about when Jordan finally decides she’s had enough and about how much damage she’ll do.”

“I can neither confirm nor deny the recent deaths in Rancho Robles, nor Jordan’s involvement in the situation.” He smiled. “But if you are curious about her latest misadventures, I can tell you about her attempt to find a lost dog…”


Character Questions

Who are the most dangerous people in your world? You wouldn’t believe it to look at them, but that would be Jordan and Mac. She’s a werewolf who has chosen not to follow the Pack Traditions. He’s the vampire who enables her. Neither of them seem to realize what a dangerous game they are playing. And I’m afraid it’s going to come back to bite them both.

What kinds of things do your people like to eat? I’m a vampire. My dietary options are pretty limited. But I do prefer a good human B- when I have the choice.

Author Questions

How do you handle multiple points of view in a story? Each POV gets their own chapter. The majority of the chapters will be from the POV of the main character, but there will be several from secondary characters for necessary information that the main one has no way of knowing.

If you could travel anywhere in the world (assuming complete safety) where would you go and why? The question is where wouldn’t I go? If money and were no object and my safety guaranteed, I would love to do a worldwide tour visiting every country and continent.


Chaos Hunt

Werewolves are apex predators. So why does she feel like prey? Territory, honor, the trust of her peers – Jordan Abbey has earned none of these from the supernatural residents of Rancho Robles. The werewolves shun Jordan as a creature without honor for siding with the vampires. The vampires dismiss Jordan as an unruly pet who needs to be kept on a much shorter leash. Chased out of the wilderness and not allowed to shift within the city, she is without any place for her inner wolf to run free.

Someone is killing the servants of vampires. Soon vampires themselves fall victim. Each attack is linked directly to Jordan, fueling rumors that she is working to undermine the vampires’ grip on the city. The werewolves dog her steps, harassing her whenever and wherever they can.

Then, in the heart of vampire territory, the corpse of a werewolf who bullied Jordan is discovered. The children of the Wolf and the Bat are ready to go to war, and Jordan is caught squarely in the crossfire. Can one woman prevent the annihilation of the only place she calls home?

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About Sheryl R. Hayes

Sheryl R. Hayes can be found untangling plot threads or the yarn her cats have been playing with. In addition to writing, she is a cosplayer focusing on knit and crochet costumes and works full time at a Bay Area water company.



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Today we’re joined by Sheryl R. Hayes, with her urban fantasy, Chaos Wolf. Seems like her character, Jordan Abbey, is in a truly “hairy” situation.

Jordan Abbey paused at the entrance to the great hall. She didn’t think she would have the chance to wear this green silk mermaid dress and matching heels again, given the tendency for vampires to dress their servants in a different finery each time they gathered. She closed her brown eyes, drawing in a deep breath and squaring her shoulders. “Just like when Montgomery introduced you to Elder Marcus.” And just like when she met the vampire ruling the city of Rancho Robles, she stepped into the hall with a confidence she didn’t feel.


Character Questions

Are there intelligent races other than yours, and do they get along? Well, there are humans, which I used to be one until that werewolf bit me. I didn’t even know they were real, let alone one was stalking me. Montgomery, the vampire who saw it happen, should have either left me to my fate or handed me over to the Black Oak Pack. Instead, he took me in and offered to help me. Very unusual since vampires and werewolves can’t stand each other.

Are you an insider or an outsider in your homeland? Definitely an outsider. Most of the vampires think I’m a threat and some sort of sleeper agent for the Black Oak Pack. The werewolves think I’m insane for rejecting a place in the pack and choosing to live with a vampire. Plus I have a steep learning curve for both cultures since humans don’t know that they are real.

Author Questions

Fantasy has many genres. How did you choose yours? I’ve enjoyed reading urban fantasy stories. But the one thing that frustrated me is that while vampires and werewolves did not like each other, no book I read ever delved into why. I decided that I wanted to tell that story, and it made sense to do it in a modern setting.

Why do you write? I’ve always told stories since I was a child. Mostly I told them to myself, until I discovered fanfiction. From there I branched out into original fiction. So I’m still telling stories to a different audience.


Chaos Wolf

Bitten by a werewolf. Taught by a vampire. At this rate, she’s going to start a war. Literature major Jordan Abbey ordered a double mocha latte, but it wasn’t supposed to come with a side order bite by a love-sick werewolf. When a vampire comes to her rescue, gut instinct tells her he has questionable motives. But he’s the only one she can trust to help get in touch with her inner animal. Within a week, her smart mouth lands her in trouble with the hostile Alpha of the local pack and the stiff-necked vampire Elder. She now has less than a moon cycle to master shape changing… or else. And the besotted werewolf who started this whole mess is stalking Jordan and killing her friends. He won’t take no for an answer. In the Northern California town of Rancho Robles, where the children of the Wolf and the Bat share an uneasy coexistence, one woman makes an epic mess of the status quo.

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About Sheryl R. Hayes

Sheryl R. Hayes can be found untangling plot threads or the yarn her cats have been playing with. In addition to writing, she is a cosplayer focusing on knit and crochet costumes and works full time at a Bay Area water company.



Have you read one of my books? Then it would be great for you to leave a review! Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about me and my work, check out my websiteFacebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

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