"A sharp, witty, dark, action packed urban fantasy...Fantastic plot combined with nerve racking tension and taut suspense makes for a exciting fast paced story that will have you wishing for the next one even before you finish the last page.[Full Review}"
Tori, Smexy Books
"This series just keeps getting better and better...I love this series because Gin never fails to kick ass in a major way. [Full Review]"
Sophia, Fiction Vixen
"I can never find any fault in the Elemental Assassin books...5 out of 5 stars. Absolutely perfect. [Full Review]"
It seems so recently that Jennifer Estep first introduced us to Gin Bianco, the assassin in her Elemental Assassins series, but here we are at book six, By A Thread (February 28). Jennifer's a prolific writer, and she first visited Vampire Wire for a Q&A when her debut novel in the Elemental Assassin series was released, and came back to guest blog.
I always like going into a series when when several books have been written, because I like to read one right after another. (I do the same thing with television shows, and I may not start a show until the fourth or sixth season.) If you're looking for a new urban fantasy series, now's the time to get all the Elemental Assassin books.
Here's a synopsis of the series:
The Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series focuses on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.Here's an intro to By A Thread:
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. So I’m leaving behind my beloved barbecue joint and heading south with my baby sister, Bria, to cool my heels in a swanky beach town. Call it a weekend of fun in the sun.
But when a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic threatens an old friend of Bria’s, it looks like I’ll have to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase after all. Complicating matters further is the reappearance of Detective Donovan Caine, my old lover.Read Jennifer's guest blog at Books and Things, and enter the contest for By A Thread.
Jen's other books in this series are:
To learn more about Jennifer and her books, visit her website.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Hmm, since we're dealing with an assassin, the theme is death, killers, murder, that stuff.
Okay, I can't find anymore and besides that's a grim theme and it's a nice day so I'm adding GVDs that are more delightful.