Q & A + Giveaway: Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep

Posted February 8th, 2016 in Author Interview, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 35 comments

Q & A + Giveaway: Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep

Q & A + Giveaway: Bitter Bite by Jennifer EstepBitter Bite by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #14
Publisher: Pocket Books on February 23, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 400
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
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Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco asks when a friend’s long-lost relative strolls into town. The suspicious reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book fourteen in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

Welcome to the Bitter Bite Blog Tour. You all know how much I love the Elemental Assassin Series. I gave Bitter Bite much praise in my review. I feel very honored to have been given the chance to interview Jennifer Estep. If you want to know why Finn is so awesome or if Jennifer blushes while writing sex scenes, then keep on reading.

Q & A with Jennifer Estep

  1. What is your favorite scene from the Elemental Assassin series?

JE: I really love writing all the fight and action scenes. It’s hard for me to pick out just one scene, but one of my favorites is the showdown between Gin Blanco, my assassin heroine, and Mab Monroe, the villain, in Spider’s Revenge, book #5 in the series. I had been building to that scene over the first five books in the series, and I really wanted to give fans a great showdown with that scene.


  1. Why is Finn so awesome and why should we all bow down to him?

JE: Well, Finnegan Lane, Gin’s foster brother, would certainly agree that he is awesome. 🙂

The thing that makes Finn so great is that he is a shameless, greedy flirt, among other things, and he is totally okay with that. Finn does exactly what he wants to, whenever he wants to, and he always says what’s really on his mind, no matter what the consequences might be. He loves being the life of the party and the center of attention. He’s just a really fun character for me to write.


  1. When writing sex scenes do you giggle the whole way through or are you more serious and technical about it?

JE: I would much rather write a fight scene than a sex scene. So I would say that I’m more serious and technical about those scenes. It’s really challenging to write a sex scene that is romantic, fun, sexy, and still moves the plot forward, but I try my best.


  1. What is your biggest goal for 2016?

JE: One of my biggest goals for 2016 is to make more time for myself and to not be so crazy busy with deadlines – to take some breaks, relax, and do the things that I want to do, like making more time to read for fun. So far, so good!


  1. Dogs, cats, or other?

JE: I don’t have any pets right now, but I’m definitely a dog person. I had a wonderful little Corgi mix dog named Lucky for nineteen years. I still miss him.


About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA 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 for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, is available now. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.
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 www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.


Enter to win 1 copy of BITTER BITE, US/Canada only. Ends Feb 22nd.

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35 Responses to “Q & A + Giveaway: Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep”

  1. Braine

    Oh Finn!! I am excited to read this book because of Finn! Estep writes some of the best fight scenes in UF, Gin v Mab is on the hall of fame for sure

  2. jitty

    This series has been on my TBR shelf for quite some time and though I have no excuse for not getting to it, I thin I will be definitely bumping up in my pile!

  3. kindlemom1

    Loved this interview! And I had to LOL at the Finn question and answer, he really is great though. 😉 This is such a fun series but I’m so behind. I need to play catch up this year.

  4. Lover Of Romance

    Oh I have been wanting to read this author so badly, and love this Q&A. Its always a great way to dig a little deeper into an author we come to love. Will definitely be bumping her up my list now. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    I sooooo need to get back to the series. 🙂 Thank you!!!

  6. JenM

    I love Finn and I’m excited to read this book since it sounds like he plays a big part in the action.

  7. Sandy S

    Love this series. Congrats to Jennifer on the new release. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!! *whispering*….I want to see me of Owen….lol

  8. Barbara E.

    This is my favorite series, and what makes it so exciting are the fantastic fight scenes. I love the tender moments between Gin and Owen as well, when things finally settle down. 😀

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