Today, I am pleased to share the title for Elemental Assassin #12.
And the title is … Black Widow.
Woot! I think it fits in well with the other spider-themed titles in the series. This is a title that my editor, my agent, and I have considered for some of the other books in the series, so it was just a matter of time until we finally used it. How could I write about an assassin codenamed the Spider and not use this title at some point? LOL.
And just because I know somebody will comment on it, this book does not feature Scarlett Johansson or her superhero alter-ego.
Spoiler warning: And here is the back cover copy for Black Widow. Please note that this does contain some spoilers, so if you absolutely do not want to be spoiled, you may want to skip reading the next few paragraphs.
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 bulls-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.
As of right now, Black Widow is scheduled to be published in December 2014, so that would mean that the actual release date would be Nov. 25. I’ll let everyone know when the book is up for pre-order. And of course, I’ll be sharing the cover art soon.