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Mar 7 2013 1:00pm

Deadly Sting: Exclusive Excerpt

Deadly Sting by Jennifer EstepRed 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. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.

Get a sneak peek of Jennifer Estep's Deadly Sting (available March 26, 2013) with an excerpt of a selected scene.

I leaned forward, until my nose was almost pressed against the glass, and studied every single millimeter of the runes. The pendants weren’t polished to a high gloss like everything else on view was. Rather, the chains they hung on were blackened, and what looked like streaks of soot and bits of ash clung to the surface of the Silverstone runes, as though they’d once been in a fire and had never been properly cleaned.

They’d been in fire, all right—Mab’s murderous elemental blaze.

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Mar 2 2012 12:00pm

Get Out of Town!: Author Jennifer Estep Talks Vacation Movies

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in Romancing the StoneToday, we’ve asked author Jennifer Estep to stop by to talk fabulous getaways. Her latest book, By a Thread, is out this week. Thanks, Jennifer!

In By a Thread, the sixth book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, my heroine Gin Blanco decides to go on vacation to try to forget about her worries for a few days. That doesn’t work out so well for Gin, though, and her vacation ends up being filled with danger. So in honor of Gin’s trip, I thought I would talk about some of my favorite movies where the characters get out of town for vacation, work, or something else entirely.

Romancing the Stone

When romance writer Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) goes to Colombia to find and rescue her kidnapped sister, she sees plenty of new sights and has lots of adventures, just like the ones she writes about in her books. Along the way, she also meets her true love, Jack Colton (Michael Douglas). Who wouldn’t want to take a trip like that?

[When did you say the next flight out is?...]

Feb 27 2012 1:00pm

By a Thread: New Excerpt

By a Thread by Jennifer Estep

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. 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. But Donovan is the least of my problems. Because this time, the danger is hot on my trail, and not even my elemental Ice and Stone magic may be enough to save me from getting buried in the sand—permanently.

Get a sneak peek of By a Thread by Jennifer Estep (available February 28, 2012) with an excerpt of Chapter 1.

Chapter 1

“You need a vacation.”

I looked up from the tomato I was slicing and stared across the counter at Finnegan Lane, my foster brother and partner in so many murderous schemes over the years.

“Vacation? I hardly ever take vacations,” I said. “I have a barbecue restaurant to run, in case you’ve forgotten.”

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