Tangled Threads …

So my editor sent me the final version of the back cover copy for Tangled Threads, the fourth Elemental Assassin book that will be out in May 2011. Here is it.

Note: There are a few mild spoilers below.

I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.

But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead. Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling … or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead …

Pretty cool, huh? I hope it makes you want to read the book because I think that LaFleur is one of the best villains that I’ve ever written — mainly because she’s just like Gin. 😉

In other news, I am slowly going through and updating the website in anticipation of the release of Venom on Sept. 28. The book is up for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, if you are so inclined.

One of the things that I’ll be doing is posting the first chapter for Tangled Threads along with a few new recipes of things that Gin makes in the various books. I’ve also written two more free short stories that tie in with Venom. Right now, I’m calling them Wasted and Poison — and both are told from Finnegan Lane’s point of view. Y’all wanted more Finn — you’re getting him.

The stories need a bit of light editing, but I’m hoping to get them up on the site by Aug. 1. I’ll keep you posted and let you know when everything is up and formatted properly. Until then, hope you are staying cool this summer!

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23 Responses to “Tangled Threads …”

  1. Liz Kreger says:

    Thanx for the ARC of Venom, Jennifer. Haven’t started it yet, but its next on my reading list. I'[ve been looking forward to it. Hope to see you in Orlando.

    • Jennifer Estep says:

      You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy it. Unfortunately, I won’t be in Orlando. I had to drop out after the location switch. I wish I was going. Maybe next year … hope you, Edie, and the rest of the gang have fun! 😉

  2. jacob ambrecht says:

    So i just read,”Spider’s Bite”, “Web of Lies”, and “Venom” in a week, back to back to back, and they are some of the best books i have read in long while. Thank you for writing them, they are going on my must read lists, I’m stoked to read “Tangled Threads”.

    • Jennifer Estep says:

      Hi, Jacob! Thanks so much. I’m glad you are enjoying the books and are looking forward to Tangled Threads. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the Excerpts page for several free Elemental Assassin short stories. Happy reading! 😉

  3. lafemmetopaz says:

    Ms Estep, I came across your Elemental Assassin books via Audidle.com. Unfortunately, I have very little time to read novels. So I have chosen audiobooks as my main source of “reading”.

    I have to say I fell in love Gin after 10 minutes of listening to “Spider’s Bite” on audio. The narrator, Lauren Fortang is wonderful. She brings your words to life.

    I’ve found some reading time on my hands lately and I’ve starting reading “Karma Girl”. So far, I love it.

    Ms Estep, thanks so much for a creating female heroines that aren’t apologetic for doing questionable things that are in “gray” area morally. So these women are survivors, so kudos for that too.

    • Jennifer Estep says:

      Hi, there. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Everyone really seems to like Lauren’s narration — I’ve gotten a lot of positive comments about that.

      I’m glad you are enjoying my books. Who needs wimpy heroines? LOL. Happy reading! 😉

  4. Carol says:

    Really looking forward to Tangled Threads, I am counting down the days! The short stories sound awesome, I love Finn, he is a great character. This series is for sure one of my favorite, can’t wait for more!

  5. kit says:

    I just finished venom last night and I all I have to say is you might not be laurell k hamilton you are one of the few writers that has entranced me and I can’t wait till May for my friend has already ordered Tangled Threads as a graduation present. Keep up the awsome work I love the Elemental Assassin series

  6. Frank says:

    When will the Audible version come out? Love the series, characters, ambience, darkness, the crazy relationship between
    Ashland and the world as we know it. Lauren Fortgang’s narration is great, funny, sexy. It would make a great movie series as well. Move over, fire-girl!. Will check out the other books.

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