Publication Date: April 28, 2015
There Be Monsters Here. . .
It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.
I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.
But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call–get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her. . .
I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.
COLD BURN OF MAGIC is another hit for Jennifer Estep. I really loved this book. The characters and story line were well-developed. This book is a cross between mob families and the Elemental Assassin series. Lila’s Mom was killed by one of the Families, while saving Devon Sinclair when she was young. Now she lives on her own in the basement of the Library. When she saves Devon and his guards from three assassins at the Razzle Dazzle her world changes. She is dragged into working for the Sinclair family and now Devon’s bodyguard. The world building is really well-developed in this book. I now cannot wait until the next book to come out. Jennifer Estep is always on my TBR pile. I recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of Urban fantasy and Jennifer Estep. You will not be disappointed. I give COLD BURN OF MAGIC 5/ 5 STARS. 😉
Release date: November 25, 2014 | Series: Elemental Assassin (Book 12)
Lethal, sexy, and always ready to protect her friends, Gin Blanco (a.k.a. the Spider) takes on the mysterious M.M. Monroe in book twelve of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.
The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull’s-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.
I was given a copy of this book by NETGALLEY for an honest review.
Gin Blanco (a.k.a. The Spider) is attending functions in which her nemesis’ daughter M.M. Monroe is renaming parks and libraries in her Mom’s memory. Something just doesn’t seem to add up. Now Gin’s family and friends have their own troubles. Instead of trying to assassinate Gin M.M. Monroe will get her through the legal way. She goes after her family and friends by their business deals and their way of life. M.M. Monroe frames Gin for murder and has the Pork Pit closed for health violations. Gin is put in jail and later is in the “BULL PIN” where they pit the inmates against one another. Gin plans her escape and during her fight escapes. She runs to the Pork Pit for she knows she has a go bag with extra clothes, weapons and a burn phone. While she is in there she is surrounded by the police and M.M. Monroe. The only way for her to get away is if she makes it look like she died in a fire.
Everyone is devastated thinking that THE SPIDER is dead.People are leaving flowers as a memorial to her at the Pork Pit. Now Gin has to let her family and friends know that she is alive. They plot to take down M.M. Monroe by legal means, a good old Elemental duel. BLACK WIDOW is awesome and superbly written. Jennifer Estep does it again with another hit in The Elemental Assassin series. This book has well-developed characters and storyline. I could not put it down. I would go to bed and read and it would be 2am. I had to make myself put the book down and go to sleep. I give BLACK WIDOW 5/5 STARS.
BOOK REVIEW- POISON PROMISE BY JENNIFER ESTEP-5 STARS
Publication Date:July 22, 2014
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.There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight…
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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.
This was an awesome read, with a well-developed storyline and characters. This was a fast paced roller coaster ride of a read. When we see Gin she is leaving a class at the college when she sees one of her waitresses being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. He wants her to sell the newest designer drug Burn at the Pork Pit. When she refuses he is ready to convince her, or let the two vampires with him drain her. Gin was not going to let that happen on her watch. After Gin saves Catalina from her Ex she then has to save have to save her from Bernard Benson, after she witnesses him killing her Ex-boyfriend when he fails to get her to push his drugs. In this book we also get our first look at Mab Monroe’s daughter.
When Gin has to save her sister and Catalina when they are on their way to the precinct to take Catalina to the police chief. Gin is captured and forced to take the drug Burnso that Benson can see how the great Spiderhandles the drug. At this point her friends have to save her. I really enjoyed the end fight scene between Benson and Gin, it was just a pure masterpiece . This is one book that is definitely a keeper, and if you have not read any in this series, I strongly urge you to start today. I loved POISON PROMISEand I give it 5/5 stars.
A demon’s assassin for centuries, Maliha Crayne has gone rogue, determined to save a life for every one she’s destroyed in order to free herself from an eternity of enslavement, damnation, and excruciating torment. But as the powers that sustained her in the past fade, she is wary of trusting those closest to her—especially her lover, Jake. And her closest friends are beginning to disappear, one by one. Amid her anger, suspicion, and sorrow, her life is spiraling out of control.
Worse still, a beautiful Renaissance murderess is recruiting Maliha as her new assassin. Maliha is turning into a lethal puppet with an evil Immortal pulling the strings, forced to kill innocents or see her missing friends die horribly. Suddenly trapped in a moral no-man’s-land, Maliha is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t . . . and time is rapidly running out.
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I love this third installment in this series. The character and story line are great. When Mahila’s friends are being threatened she must become the assassin she was to get rid of the threat. Will her friends forgive her for not letting them help her find Yanmeng, or will they turn their back on her. This is a great series, and I cannot wait for the next installment in this series. I recommend that you try it today. I give this book 5/5 stars.