Blog Tour Stop: Jennifer Estep’s Spider’s Trap


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…

UnknownEssential Info

  • 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








Unknown-1About the Author

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.

Spider’s Trap, the 13th book in her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, will be released on July 28.

Spider’s BiteWeb of LiesVenomTangled ThreadsSpider’s RevengeBy a ThreadWidow’s WebDeadly StingHeart of VenomThe SpiderPoison PromiseBlack Widow, and Spider’s Trap, along with the e-shorts Thread of DeathParlor 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.
For more on Jennifer and her books, visit her at, her blog or follow her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter (@Jennifer_Estep).
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.
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.

Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will receive an entire print set of Jennifer’s Elemental Assassin series – all 13 books! (US/Canada only)
– 10 winners will receive one copy of SPIDER’S TRAP (US/Canada only)
– 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card (this is open internationally!)

The Rifle Chronicles ~ Cover Reveal ~ “Rifle’s Reunion”

The Rifle Chronicles is a new short story series by Jason Gilbert (my hubby, yay!) set in the Wild West.

The first story, “Rifle’s Reunion,” is coming out soon, so stay tuned!

Here’s the cover!

Rifle Cover

Press Release and Review: Straight to Hell by John Hartness

He’s half-vampire.

He’s got a bad attitude.

He’s Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter.

He’s back.

Straight to Hell Cover

About the Series

2014 EPIC Award Winner for Best Horror Novel John G. Hartness returns to the dark world of Quincy Harker in Straight to Hell, the second novella in this top-selling series. Straight to Hell continues the Charlotte-based adventures of Quincy Harker, immortal wizard child of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray, two of the most beloved characters from Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel Dracula.

Harker and his motley crew of detectives, angels, shadowy government operatives and hacker/sniper/manservants must band together to rescue a kidnapped UNC-Charlotte student and stop a death cult from using his blood to open the Seven Seals and bring about the Apocalypse. Along the way they battle the physical embodiment of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and rack up millions of dollars in property damage in this thrill ride of a novella.

Praise for the Series

I look forward to the future volumes with gusto.

– Fantasy Book Critic

I am looking forward to the next Demon Hunter story.

– I Smell Sheep

Hartness has seemingly found a new level of excellence here with this latest series.

– NerdNation

The Enchanted Alley’s Review

Straight to Hell is the second Quincy Harker novella that I have had the pleasure of reading. Hartness’s newest release is a tense race against time to save the world from the impending doom. The opening chapter is the top of the hill on this roller coaster ride, and it doesn’t slow down until the car is back in the house. Harker is a hoot of a character, but as hilarious and badass as he is, I have to say that my favorite character is Renfield. I so want to hang out with him.

Even though Straight to Hell is the second in the series, you can read this one without having read the first one. But, why wouldn’t you? Check out Raising Hell while you’re waiting for April 28 to roll around!

About the Author

John G. Hartness is the author of The Black Knight Chronicles urban fantasy series from Bell Bridge Books, the creator of the Bubba the Monster Hunter series of short stories, a frequent contributor to the Magical Words group blog, and the creator and co-editor of The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil series of anthologies. He is also the host of the Literate Liquors podcast, featuring the best in fantasy and sci-fi book reviews and liquor pairings. His novel, Paint it Black, won the 2014 EPIC award for Best Horror Novel. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association. John can be found at @johnhartness on Twitter,, or at He likes fried pickles, cold beer, and loud music, in roughly equal quantities.

Review copies available! Contact John Hartness at