Monday, April 24, 2017

Snared by Jennifer Estep Blog Tour: Excerpt, Early Review and Giveaway

We're always excited about a new Elemental Assassin novel, even after 15 books in the series. Number 16 is Snared and it's out tomorrow. But we're going to tell you all about it today and give you a chance to win your own copy. (Or if you just can't wait, all the buy links are at the end of the post too.)


Not only was Rivera a trust-fund baby, living off his family’s wealth, who’d never worked a day in his life, but he’d also never faced any consequences for any of the despicable things he’d done.

And he had done plenty of despicable things.

Silvio Sanchez, my personal assistant, had only been looking into Rivera for a few days, but he’d already found several arrests, mostly for DUIs, stretching all the way back to when Damian was a teenager. Rivera also had a violent temper and some serious anger-management issues. He’d beaten more than one girlfriend over the years, servants too, and had even put a couple of them in the hospital with broken bones and other serious injuries.

But all of that was nothing compared to the woman he’d killed.

One night during his college years, Rivera had gotten into his SUV and decided to see how fast he could drunkenly steer around Ashland’s mountain roads. He’d come around one curve, crossed the center lane, and plowed head-on into a sedan being driven by a single mother of two. She’d died instantly, but Rivera had walked away from the crash with only minor injuries. He’d never been charged in the woman’s death, thanks to his mother, who’d pulled all the right strings and paid off all the right people to cover the whole thing up.

But Damian hadn’t learned his lesson. He hadn’t learned anything, since he’d been arrested for another DUI on New Year’s Eve a few days ago. But he wouldn’t face any consequences for that one either. His mama was long dead, but Damian still had someone to clean up his messes—Bruce Porter, a dwarf who’d been the Rivera family’s head of security for years.

(Elemental Assassin #16)
Jennifer Estep
Release: April 25, 2017
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ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley
If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.

Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web…

Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.

My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I’m not holding out much hope that she’s still alive.

A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I’m used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.


Gin Blanco is finally finding names for some of the mysterious members of The Circle, starting with Damian Rivera. But before she can corner him and beat some answers out of him, her friend Jade Jamison's sister disappears. Gin's investigation leads her to a shocking discovery - a serial killer in Ashland. And of course, she makes it her mission to find him and save the girl before it's too late.

I had most of the mystery figured out by the halfway point, but it's always fun to watch Gin work her magic. She really takes a beating in her amazing action scenes! But she still makes time for a few swoony Owen moments, and great banter with Finn. I think I could watch these characters do just about anything. As long as Gin made some food and Finn supplied some snark while they read the phone book, I'd be a happy camper.

While she's playing Criminal Minds, Gin uncovers some buried memories about the day her mother was killed. She also finds some clues about The Circle's leader and it looks like she's about to begin her hunt. I have some theories about how everyone's connected so I'm looking forward to the next book to see if I'm right. I rarely am so it's not likely, but I can't wait to find out.


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About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA 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. Snared, book #16, will be released on April 25.

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 or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.

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