Anna Bradley

Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 11)
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Pages: 417
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series, author Jennifer Estep continues “one of the best urban fantasy series going on the market” (Fresh Fiction).

Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.

Anna Bradley

Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep

The Spider by Jennifer Estep
Series:  Elemental Assassin (# 10)
Release Date:  December 24, 2013
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Pages:  401
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

How did I end up in a career where I always have blood on my hands? Well, let me tell you a story about an assassin who thought she could do no wrong. . . .

Ten years ago. A blistering hot August night. I remember like it was yesterday.

Anna Bradley

Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy (# 5)
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher:  K-Teen
Pages: 400
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

Here we go again …

Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking.

Anna Bradley

Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep

Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 8)
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher:   Pocket Books
Pages: 400
Source:   Edelweiss

Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.

Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum.

Anna Bradley

Guest & Contest: Jennifer Estep

We take a break from our Christmas vacation to welcome Jennifer Estep to Romancing the Book as she celebrates the release of Crimson Frost.  Today, Valerie is interviewing Jennifer about one of her favorite characters, Vic.

Valerie:  Vic is one of the most unexpected characters in this series yet he is actually endearing and brings comedic relief during tense times.
JE: Thanks! Glad you are enjoying Vic. He’s a really fun character for me to write.

Anna Bradley

Review: Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep

Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 7)
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Pages: 400
Source:  Author

I used to murder people for money, but lately it’s become more of a survival technique.

Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town anyway. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power.

Anna Bradley

Review & Contest: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy Series (#3)
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Publisher:  Kensington
Pages: 336
Source:  ebook provided by the author

I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me–again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects–and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school.

Anna Bradley

Review: By a Thread by Jennifer Estep


By a Thread by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 6)
Release Date: February 28, 2011
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 384
Source: ARC provided by author

When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation.

Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work, you either get lucky or you get dead. And since I destroyed my nemesis Mab Monroe a few weeks ago, all of Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning to make a name for themselves by taking out the lethal Spider—me, Gin Blanco.

Anna Bradley

Review: Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep


Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 5)
Release Date:  September 27, 2011
Publisher:  Pocket Books
Pages:  400 pages
Source:  ebook provided by the author

Old habits die hard for assassins.

And I plan on murdering someone before the night is through.

Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very, very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was thirteen.

Anna Bradley

Guest & Contest: Jennifer Estep

Last week we posted our review of Kiss of Frost.  This week, our reviewer, Valerie, is interviewing Gwen, the star of the Mythos Academy Series.  Sit back and enjoy!

Valerie: In Kiss of Frost, you’ve been training very hard, yet not feeling very successful. How frustrating is it going to a school where all the other students seem to know how to use some sort of weapon?

Gwen: It is so totally frustrating. All the other kids have been training with weapons for years, so I have a lot of ground to make up.