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UNRAVELED BLOG TOUR

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About UNRAVELED:
What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
 
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
 
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
 
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight…
 
UNRAVELED (Elemental Assassin #15) | Jennifer Estep | Pocket Books | $7.99 | 400 pages | August 30, 2016 | ISBN: 978-1501142215 | Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27406805-unraveled
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Excerpt!
UNRAVELED –

Since Fedora was already past the gate, I didn’t have time to ease out of the van, sneak through the shadows, and stab the giants in the back the way I normally would have.

Thus I kicked my door open, barreled out of the vehicle, and started running down the street toward the SUV.

“Gin! Wait!” Phillip shouted, scrambling to get out and follow me.

But I needed to get to the man in the mansion before Fedora did, so I tuned him out. The giants whirled around at the sound of Phillip’s voice and spotted me racing toward them. They cursed, pulled guns out from underneath their trench coats, and snapped up the weapons.

Pfft! Pfft! Pfft!

I zigzagged, and the first round of bullets went wide. But when the giants paused to take more careful aim, I reached for my Stone magic and hardened my skin into an impenetrable shell.

Pfft! Pfft! Pfft!

The second round of bullets also went wide. The giants had come prepared, and the silencers on the ends of their weapons muffled the sounds of the shots. No lights snapped on inside the neighboring mansions. They wanted to keep this quiet, well, so did I.

Pfft! Pfft! Pfft!

Two of the bullets went wide, but the third punched into my right shoulder, spinning me around. Still, thanks to my magic, it didn’t blast through me the way it would have otherwise. I skidded on the ice coating the street, but I managed to regain my balance and charge forward again.

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REVIEW

I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

Unraveled (Elemental Assassin) is a roller coaster of a ride! The characters and story line is very well-developed. The Scooby gang, Gin, Fin, Owen, and Bria, go to check out the inheritance that his mother supposedly left him. Fin apparently inherited an Old West Theme Park. Now can you picture Gin in an Old West Theme Park? Me either! When they get there, Gin thinks she sees a member of the Circle. Could the Theme Park be a front for the Circle? As you know, every time Gin and the gang plan a vacation, things don’t always work out. Gin always ends up with bodies piling up everywhere she goes. This is no different. This book has all of Gin’s sass, grit, and snarkyness. If you have not read this series I highly recommend it. I recommend this book to everyone. I give UNRAVELED 5/5 STARS.

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About Jennifer Estep:
Jennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

 

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, is available now. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.

 

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

 

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.

 

 

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Jennifer Estep’s BITTER Bite Blog Tour

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BITTER BITE
Pocket Books
$7.99
400 pages
Release: February 23, 2016
ISBN: 9781501111273

Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco asks when a friend’s long-lost relative strolls into town. The suspicious reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book fourteen in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

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Excerpt
I stared at the box, more knots forming in the pit of my stomach and then slowly tightening together. I’d recently gone up against Raymond Pike, a metal elemental who had enjoyed planting bombs before I’d helped plant him in some botanical gardens. Pike had received a letter with Deirdre’s rune stamped on it, and had bragged that the two of them were business associates—and that she was the most coldhearted person he’d ever met. I wondered if he’d booby-trapped the box in Deirdre’s casket as some sort of favor to her, to blow up anyone who might come investigate whether she was truly dead.
So I reached out, using my Stone magic to listen to all the rocks in the ground around the casket. But the rocks only grumbled about the cold, the snow, and how I’d disturbed their final resting place. No other emotional vibrations resonated through them, which meant that no one had been near the casket in years.
I crouched down and brushed away the dirt that had fallen on top of the box when I’d opened the casket lid. No magic emanated from the silverstone box, although a rune had been carved into the top of it—the same small circle and eight thin rays that were branded into both of my palms.
My spider rune.
“Fletcher,” I whispered, my breath frosting the air.
The old man had left the box here for me to find. No doubt about it. He was the only one who seemed to know that Deirdre wasn’t actually dead. More important, Fletcher had known me. He had realized that if Deirdre ever made an appearance back in Ashland, back in Finn’s life, that I would find his file on her and come to her grave to determine whether she was dead and buried.
Once again the old man had left me with clues to find from beyond his own grave, which was located a hundred feet away. For whatever reason, he and Deirdre hadn’t been buried side by side. Something I hadn’t really thought too much about until just tonight. I wondered why Fletcher hadn’t buried the supposedly dead mother of his son next to his own cemetery plot. Something must have happened between him and Deirdre.
Something bad.
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Jennifer Estep
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.
 
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Bitter Bite, the 14th book in the series, will be released on Feb. 23.
 
Jennifer also writes the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.
 
For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.

  Jesse Alexander, #1 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing Date Published: May 11,
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Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Date Published: 8/28/19 Publisher: Story Bound Publishing As I lay trapped
Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Date Published: 8/28/19 Publisher: Story Bound Publishing As I lay trapped

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REVIEW – BITTER BITE BY JENNIFER ESTEP

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Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco asks when a friend’s long-lost relative strolls into town. The suspicious reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book fourteen in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster-brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

How do you tell someone who thought their Mother was dead, but is actually still alive? In BITTER BITE that is just what Gin has to tell Finn. All his life he thought his Mother was dead, but she left him. She was a cold-hearted bitch.  When Finn’s Father leaves a file for Gin to find, she follows the clues that leads her to the truth. Before she can let Finn know that his Mother is alive, she walks back into his life. Now, what does his Mother really want? Well, like everyone else they want Rule Ashland’s underworld. Gin now controls Ashland and Finn’s Mother wants to kill Gin to gain control. The best way to do this is to get in the good with her baby boy. Cause dissension between Gin and Finn and watch everything tumble. Looks good on paper, right? Only, Gin will do everything in her power to pull the blinders off Finn and expose his Mother as the cold-hearted bitch that never loved him in the first place. I love Gin and the rest of the gang in this series. If you have not started to read it, trust me start today. I loved this story and cannot wait to see what is next. I give BITTER BITE 5/5 STARS.

 

 

 

  Jesse Alexander, #1 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing Date Published: May 11,
Soul Bound II: The Wounded by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Genres:
Soul Bound II: The Wounded by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Genres:
Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Date Published: 8/28/19 Publisher: Story Bound Publishing As I lay trapped
Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Date Published: 8/28/19 Publisher: Story Bound Publishing As I lay trapped

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW- SPIDER’S TRAP BY JENNIFER ESTEP

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Book Description
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series.…One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).

Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.

One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.

My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! THE SPIDER’S TRAP starts off after The Spider(Gin Blanco) defeats Mab Monroe’s daughter and becomes the New Queen of the Ashland Underworld. Gin is mediating a dispute on The Delta Queen between two of the city’s crime lords, who both want the coin laundries that Lorelei owns. In true Gin style she does not like listening to these two squabble about who should own them. All she wants to do is stab them. During this shouting match, she notices something different about the guy serving the champagne. She makes him nervous and he runs. She chases him down as he jumps overboard, just as she was to follow, she is shot at by a sniper. She goes back to the bucket to check and there is a bomb inside. She yells for everyone to get of the boat, and as time gets down to the wire, she jumps overboard. I loved this book!!! There is action from the very first chapter. The characters and story line are very well-developed. I love the character of Gin Blanco and all of her friends and family. They just help the story to flow and move along. I give THE SPIDER’S TRAP 5/5 STARS. I cannot wait until the next book in this series.

 

  Jesse Alexander, #1 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing Date Published: May 11,
Soul Bound II: The Wounded by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Genres:
Soul Bound II: The Wounded by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Genres:
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THE WINNER OF THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY IS——

I would like to announce the winner of the copy of Black Widow by Jennifer Estep.

Valerie Spearman is the Winner!!!!!

I would like to thank all who entered the giveaway. I plan more giveaways in the future.

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Book Description

November 25, 2014
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.

  Jesse Alexander, #1 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing Date Published: May 11,
Soul Bound II: The Wounded by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Genres:
Soul Bound II: The Wounded by Jas T. Ward Publication Date: October 30, 2019 Genres:
Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Date Published: 8/28/19 Publisher: Story Bound Publishing As I lay trapped
Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Date Published: 8/28/19 Publisher: Story Bound Publishing As I lay trapped

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