Sometimes a book series can go stale, especially after a huge arc ends and the characters are left with not much to do. Luckily POISON PROMISE shows that the Elemental Assassin series is still going strong after eleven books. When the story starts Gin is given only a small break from fighting a big bad or being beaten to near death which I’ve come to expect to happen at least once in each
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Take a standard romance novel trope, add a ghost story and some humor, and you get a romance novel only Molly Harper could write. BETTER HOMES & HAUNTINGS is a departure from Harper’s normal vampires, werewolves, and witches, but it doesn’t suffer for it. In fact, this standalone was a treat, and definitely worth the read despite my complaints about tropes.
THE CLOCKWORK WOLF is an excellent example of a second book in a series that surpasses the first. Maybe I’m biased because I read DISENCHANTED & CO in two parts, but THE CLOCKWORK WOLF is a spectacular dive into Kit’s world of Toriana, complete with fascinating magic, nefarious villains, and multiple love interests.
I adore the Naked Werewolf series for its light, fun and sexy adventures and HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF continues with the sexy and snarky I’ve come to love in this series. Its hilarious, has tons of action and I fell in love with both Anna and Caleb right away.
THE SPIDER is the Elemental Assassin book I’ve been waiting for. I’ll admit to being a few books behind in my reading, but this prequel installment doesn’t require you to be all caught up on current events to enjoy it, or even be a reader of the series at all! Full of the standard Estep drama, action and witty quips, THE SPIDER was everything I wished for and more.
Taking place in a world that is so at odds with my normal paranormal romance reading, BOUND BY NIGHT was an exciting start to a new series that I can’t wait to continue. In BOUND BY NIGHT, though vampires have the expected blood drinking and super strength traits, they are also servants (basically slaves) to the humans, who try to domesticize them. Full of Native American-esque mythology, and a unique spin on the vampire’s place in the world, the first book in the MoonBound Clan Vampire series is definitely a keeper.
MUST LOVE FANGS continues the flirty, sexy, sweetness I’ve come to love in the the Midnight Liaisons series. The concept of a shifter/vampire/fae dating agency is a cool concept and I always look forward to any fun dating antics that come about in this series. The plot of MUST LOVE FANGS moves at a great pace
HEART OF VENOM has some wonderfully intense and graphic fight scenes, a plot that doesn’t slow down, and bad guys that bring new meaning to the word sadistic. This book follows a very similar formula to the plots in the previous books of the Elemental Assassin series and while I adore this formula I really come back for Gin’s superb fighting skills and the relationship she has with her friends and family.
Today’s Deadly Destination is from Jennifer Estep with a Q&A on the city of Ashland from HEART OF VENOM (published on August 27, 2013 by Pocket). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Jennifer Estep’s Q&A on Ashland from HEART OF VENOM ATUF: The Elemental Assassin series takes place in the fictional city of Ashland. Just how detailed has the city become for you over the series? JE: It has become somewhat detailed for me. In each book, I always like to have my characters visit a couple of familiar, favorite places – sort of anchor locations that appear in most… Read more »
DAMN HIM TO HELL, the second book in the Saturn’s Daughter series, is a fun, different urban fantasy in that there aren’t any vampires or werewolves, and some of the weirdness is explained by chemicals, not any kind of magic. We still have the standard heroine with special powers kicking ass and taking names, but the setting and other aspects provide enough of a twist that it isn’t too cliche.