There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, ...more
“Some of us don’t appreciate such salty language.” My smile sharpened. “Sorry, ma’am,” I drawled. “But I can assure you that cursing is going to be the least of my sins today.”
Well at least we are back on track again after that entire book that was just one long flashback. Gin is now up against an emotion draining, drug dealing, mad scientist vampire so we are back on solid ground.
It’s been a busy year in Gins life. She’s killed a few bad guys, got her heart broken by one dude and fell in ...more
There is just no one like Gin...she takes a licking and keeps on ticking. LOL...sorry I had to do it but it's really true. It's always hard to read about her getting a beat down. Thank goodness for Jo-Jo.
And thank goodness for Owen. ...more
A buddy read with my UF assassins at BB&B! We meet every Wednesday and compare our silverstone knives....
It finally happened! A truly Machiavellian villain is making her play and starts by manipulating Gin and a crazy ass vampiric drug dealing boss bad guy into eliminating each-other, or at least one of them to get rid of the other for her, and whoever is left, well, she will see...
The problem is, Gin has become too predictable, thus allowing her friends and enemies to push her button ...more
It's good to take a break from a series from time to time, it helps you remember why you liked it so much in the first place.
Gin is just as badass as she's been in all the previous books, and I can't help but love her sarcastic attitude. And the story is finally moving along, we find out who is this MM Monroe and we kind of see her kick Gin's ass this time.
I can't wait to see how she gets out of this mess and what this new ...more
Mediocre, similar to other books in the series, mostly filler… What let Poison Promise down most was the predictable story and insufferable characters. I guess it was entertaining to a certain extent, but as usual nothing surprising or exciting happened. The majority of characters pissed me off for various reasons (too dull, too irritating, too Mary Sueish), there were only a couple who were actually decent/likeable.
-I used to love Gin's character, she had at ...more
13/07/2016 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BB&B. Wednesdays have definitely become my favorite part of the week thanks to our weekly UF buddy read. May it never end.
I was tired of constantly fighting for my life—of all the blood and battles and bodies that just never seemed to end.
But I would never, ever get tired of protecting the people I loved.
No good deed goes unpunished, and Gin gets caught in an evil vampire’s snare when she tries to save one of her waitresses,...more
There is a new drug in town and its causing havoc not just with the norms but the the magical as well. Caught up in her sisters desire for retribution, Gin has to pull out all the stops to fight a new “bad” that has links to an even nastier surprise that will be coming for Gin.
We get to see an entirely different side to the pleasant police officer, Gin's sister Bria, and it doesn't seem to matter what it costs as long as she gets h ...more
Gin sees enemy.
Enemy threatens her family or innocents.
Gin packs her silver stone knives.
Slice and dice...yadda yadda yadda.
I think I've become tired of this series. With the defeat of her main enemy, I've been waiting for another grand villain. There've been hints, but usually an Ashland bad guy I know Gin will defeat. This book felt like all the others and it was not as fulfilling to read as past books have been. Yet, this time Gin does not walk away unscathed. She suffers beyond the ...more
Weekly buddy read with the bloodthirsty assassin-loving folks over at BB&B . I love you, guys!
We're back on track after that horrible flashback book *shudders*. It's time for Bria to be in the limelight. Unfortunately not in a good way. This time around detective Bria Coolidge was acting like a real psycho maniac. Her total disregard for other people's lives was so out of character that it was almost comical. Thankfully it didn't feel artificial just a bit forced. After all she is Gin's sister ...more
The ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series started in 2010, and I discovered it in 2012, so it seems crazy to me that although we’ve reached the eleventh installment, only one year has gone by for Gin Blanco since it all began in SPIDER’S BITE. She’s about to celebrate her 31st birthday, and in many ways this book felt like a new beginning. There were some seriously badass scenes in POISON PROMISE, mad scientist villains are always super creepy, and two additional paranormal elements ...more
I finally got my hands on this book! The wait is over.
In Book 11 of the Elemental Assassin series, all Gin Blanco, aka "The Spider", wants is for the criminal underworld to leave her alone. But that all changes when a new, powerful drug is distributed on the streets. With the drug kingpin gearing up to take control of the corrupt city and stomp out "the Spider" at the same time, Gin certainly has some serious work ah ...more
The joy of reading a long running series is the attachment I feel toward the characters. I love Gin and her friends. I love her overwhelming need to protect them. Each book brings a spotlight to one of those relationships. This time we, the reader, get a little more into the dynamics between Gin and her sister, Bria. Jennifer Estep does a fantastic job of revealing the love, competition, resentment, and admiration in a relationship between older and younger sisters. I don’t ...more
When she stumbles onto one of her waitresses being threatened by a drug dealer and his goons she steps in and makes short work of th ...more
In the wake of Mab’s death, Gin has been trying to keep a low profile, but the ba ...more
5 Stars! Toxic good fun! No longer feared, Gin is now revered, and finally getting the due she deserves! Well that's not entirely true... only by the people she doesn't plan on killing.
Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I loved everything about this book! Eleven books in and this series is still going strong, and building up steam for what I'm guessing is going to be an amazing conclusion at some point, hopefully not to soon though. Let the smack-downs begin, or at least more of them!
Jennifer Estep ha ...more
Let us get back to what THIS book is about, Gin through a series of somewhat seemingly random events runs afoul of a local drug lord named Benson and while he is a ...more
If you're interested, there is a chronological listing of the Elemental Assassin books on my website.
Part of the story revolves around Finn and the always birthday party he insists on. Another part revolves around Gin's sister as Gin discovers that little sister is not all that accepting of Gin's secret role.
A fact that rears up a very ugly head when Gin reports a murder. Bria's lost someone ...more
While the story line about illegal drugs is quite ordinary, as with everything in Gin's world, this is ratcheted up a notch. The bad guys are vampires, with the head bad guy being even more special, the drug, Burn, has special properties too and effects all including supes and elementals.
What I appreciate about this s ...more
There's a new drug being pushed called "Burn" and it's taking hold of the people of Ashland. When Gin happens upon a drug deal gone bad that involves one of her employees, the Spider steps in.
This is one of my favorite UF series! Gin is a total bad ass! She's a bit of a reluctant assassin because she doesn't take just any job. However, if a person threatens her friends, family, or an innocent~ she takes care of business.
The other thing that I really enjoy about this series, is that she ...more
I have returned to this series after the disaster that it became with Owen and Salina's plot line.
I can't say this book is anything to recommend.
Unfortunately I have lost any interest for this series.
The writing was overly dramatic and cheesy. Gin kept on throwing cheesy lines at the villain at the last fighting scene. Sufficed to say, I rolled my eyes so many times, I was afraid of doing myself some serious physical damage.
Owen. Ugh. Really? There is literally nothing there. ...more
I’m not sure that I should continue reviewing Jennifer Estep’s ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series. My goal has been to get the entire series reviewed for this website because that’s one of our visions for Fantasy Literature, (get everything reviewed), but it occurs to me that it might be pointless. This series gets high marks at GoodReads and Amazon, so why would anyone who’s interested in Poison Promise, book 11, be reading my reviews when I’ve been kind of down on these books for quite ...more
Gin is wonderful, oh I am so fangirling her right now.. Well I think I am always going to be her fan. The author Jennifer Estep has reached into my heart and pulled the vengeful strings one by one till the heart was bound to her and Gin. Yp I am that crazy about these series!!
Quick & Dirty: A new drug is on the streets of Ashland, and a dealer is starting to make problems for one of Gin’s waitresses. Naturally, Gin can’t let that continue, and her actions set into motion a series of events that will have Gin facing off with Ashland’s most notorious drug kingpin. Just another day in the life of the Spider…
Opening Sentence: “Someone has a birthday coming up.”
All I can say right now is I freaking love this series so much. I ...more
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In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with friends and family, doing yoga, and reading fantasy and romance books. She also watches way too much TV and lo ...more