Thanks for joining us here at The Enchanted Alley for stop #9 on the SPIDER’S TRAP Blog Tour!
Today we have information about Jennifer Estep’s upcoming release—the thirteenth installment in her Elemental Assassin Series! We also have some treats for you including an excerpt from the book and a tour giveaway! Be sure to share and enter for a chance to win some goodies!
Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.
One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld — by default, not by choice — a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.
My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…
- Title: Spider’s Trap, Elemental Assassin #13
- Author: Jennifer Estep
- ISBN-13: 9781501105173
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Publication date: 7/28/2015
- Format: Mass Market Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Spider’s Trap, the 13th book in her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, will be released on July 28.
Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, By a Thread, Widow’s Web, Deadly Sting, Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, Black Widow, and Spider’s Trap, along with the e-shorts Thread of Death, Parlor Tricks, and Kiss of Venom, are the other works in her Elemental Assassin series.
Jennifer is also the author of the Black Blade and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.
Spider’s Trap Excerpt #9
Phillip had made sure that no one boarded the riverboat armed, so I wasn’t worried about getting shot. Even if someone had managed to sneak in a gun or knife, I could always use my Stone magic to harden my skin and protect myself from any bullets or blades.Using that same chair, I took out two more guards, opening up cuts and bruises on their faces, necks, and arms. By the time I got done with those giants, the plastic seat had cracked apart, so I ripped two of the metal legs off the chair and swung them around like batons.Whack-whack-whack-whack.I slammed the metal poles into every guard I could reach, cracking the chair legs into knees and throats and temples and groins. Moans and groans blasted out like fog horns across the deck, and more than a little blood arced through the air and spattered onto the glossy white wood and gleaming brass rails.“Restraint!” Silvio called out after I jabbed the end of one of the poles into the face of the closest giant. “Restraint, please, Gin!”“What?” I yelled back. “I’m not killing them … yet!”At my words, the giant that I’d been fighting froze, his fists drawn back to punch me. But he took my warning seriously, because instead of hitting me, he whirled around and made a beeline for the gangplank on the other side of the boat. I let him go, since he was the last guard standing. The others were huddled on the deck, trying to find the strength to hoist themselves upright and will their eyes to stop spinning around in their heads.