My name is Jennifer Estep, and I’m the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.
The Elemental Assassin series (for adults)
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.
Haints and Hobwebs: An Elemental Assassin short story can be found in The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance.
The Mythos Academy series (for young adults)
The Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series focuses on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.
First Frost, a prequel e-story to the series, is available. Also, Halloween Frost, an e-story, can be found in the Entangled e-anthology that is available from online booksellers. All proceeds from Entangled go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Bigtime series (for adults)
The Bigtime paranormal romance series features sexy superheroes, evil ubervillains, and smart, sassy gals looking for love. The books are set in Bigtime, a fictional New York metropolis where everything is bright, colorful, fun, and larger-than-life, including the zany characters.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around the site and learn more about my books. Enjoy!
Four books and a short story to be published in 2013: I should have a total of four books and a short story out in 2013. The release schedule is as follows. Please note that the books should be available the last Tuesday before the official release month:
January: Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4). On-sale date is Dec. 24, 2012.
April: Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8). On-sale date is March 26, 2013.
July: Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy #4.5). An e-story from Logan Quinn’s point of view. On-sale date is June 25, 2013.
August: Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5). On-sale date is July 30, 2013.
August: Parlor Tricks, an Elemental Assassin short story, will be included in the Carniepunk urban fantasy anthology. On-sale date is July 23, 2013.
September: Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9). On-sale date is Aug. 27, 2013.
More information about each of the books, including excerpts and covers, will be posted as it becomes available.
Thank you, readers: I just want to say thanks to everyone who’s e-mailed me to say how much they are enjoying the Elemental Assassin and Mythos Academy books. Knowing that folks are enjoying my characters and their many adventures makes all the long hours at my computer worthwhile. It really is humbling to know that people read and enjoy my books. So thanks!
Review time: The books in the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series have been getting some great reviews. Here’s what folks are saying about the books:
Bodies litter the pages of this first entry in Estep’s engrossing Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series … Fans of Estep’s humorous paranormal romances (Jinx; Hot Mama) may be taken aback by the gritty violence and steamy sex, but urban fantasy fans will love it.
– Publishers Weekly on Spider’s Bite
“When it comes to work, Estep’s newest heroine is brutally efficient and very pragmatic, which gives the new Elemental Assassin series plenty of bite. Shades of gray rule in this world where magic and murder are all too commonplace. The gritty tone of this series gives Estep a chance to walk on the darker side. Kudos to her for the knife-edged suspense! 4.5 stars.”
– Romantic Times on Spider’s Bite
“Retirement doesn’t seem to be in the cards for the assassin Spider. The second chapter of the first-person Elemental Assassin series is just as hard-edged and compelling as the first. Gin Blanco is a fascinatingly pragmatic character, whose intricate layers are just beginning to unravel. Estep has truly hit the jackpot with this outstanding series! 4.5 stars.”
– Romantic Times on Web of Lies
Estep has really hit her stride with the gritty and compelling Elemental Assassin series. She surrounds her fascinating and complex heroine with a cadre of supporting players, each of whom are intriguing in their own right. Brisk pacing and knife-edged danger make this an exciting page-turner. Kudos to Estep, who is rapidly heading toward the top of the urban fantasy genre! 4.5 stars and a Top Pick.”
– Romantic Times on Venom
“It’s assassin vs. assassin in the fourth chapter of Estep’s outstanding Elemental Assassin series. Gin Blanco is one the most intriguing heroines on the scene today. As the action heats up, Estep thoughtfully reveals additional aspects of Gin’s character, showcasing her evolution. If you have not gotten on the Gin bandwagon yet, do so today! 4.5 stars and a Top Pick.”
– Romantic Times on Tangled Threads
“The initial story arc of the Elemental Assassin novels comes to an explosive conclusion in this outstanding thriller. This epic showdown has been years in the making, and stone and ice elemental Gin Blanco knows it is a fight to the finish. Not only is the action incredibly intense, but Estep also deftly constructs her players, both primary and secondary, into believable characters. Hang on, this is one smackdown you won’t want to miss! 4.5 stars and a Top Pick.”
– Romantic Times on Spider’s Revenge