Welcome everyone. I have a special treat for you today. Jennifer Estep, author of the Elemental Assassin series, as well as the Mythos Academy series, is here today to answer a few of my questions. She talks about her new book, The Spider, and about her writing routine. I have read and reviewed The Spider and really liked it. Jennifer is also letting me giveaway a copy of The Spider to a lucky US winner.
(Elemental Assassin #10)
by Jennifer Estep
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Publisher: Pocket Books (Dec 24, 2013)
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The tenth book in the bestselling and “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series finally reveals for the first time the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadliest of assassins.
For the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine books in the series, Gin Blanco goes through her paces to become the most feared assassin in the Ashland.
Jennifer Estep: Thanks! I appreciate that, and I’m glad you enjoyed the book.
I like origin stories, and I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at Gin’s past and the job that really made her into the assassin the Spider. Writing a book set in the past let me show a different side of Gin—back when she was a bit more reckless and carefree. But of course, those are some of the things that lead to danger and dark consequences for Gin.
Also, writing a book set in the past let me bring back some of the characters that I had previously killed off in the series, like Fletcher Lane, Gin’s mentor. I enjoyed exploring and showing their relationship in this book.
Plus, it was really fun for me to show how Gin “meets” some of the other characters in the series for the first time. There are lots of little Easter eggs and things like that in the book that I hope fans of the series will enjoy.
Jennifer Estep: I love writing about Gin, but I would have to say that Finnegan Lane, her foster brother, is the most fun for me to write. Finn is a greedy, shameless womanizer who says exactly what is on his mind, no matter how outrageous it might be. I always have a good time writing him.
Question 5: What can we expect next for Gin?
Question 6: Thank you so much for answering a few of my questions. Is there anything you would like to add before you go?
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket, the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington, andthe Bigtime paranormal romance series.
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