Jennifer Estep’s Deadly Sting Blog Tour with Giveaway

Congratulations to Pam K for winning a copy of Deadly Sting!

We’re doing something different today. New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Estep, is on a blog tour with excerpts from DEADLY STING, her 8th Elemental Assassins book. An excerpt is below, but first I’m sharing this post with Edie. Both of us are rabid fans of Jennifer. Edie is talking first about Jennifer’s Bigtime and Mythos Academy Books. Then I get to talk about the kickass Elemental Assassin series. Comment for a chance to win a copy of DEADLY STING (US only). The winner will be announced on Saturday.

I’ve been a Jennifer Estep fan girl since I read her first Bigtime book, KARMA GIRL. It was so fun, and I wished I lived in Bigtime, a place where you might very well see superheroes and ubervillains shopping in the supermarket. Or like the heroine of KARMA GIRL, you might see them in bed together – and one is your fiance. You can see the review I wrote for it in 2007. Since then, Jennifer has published another three Bigtime books and a short Christmas short story. They’re pure fun.

Her young adult Mythos Academy books are different in tone from her Bigtime books, but just as well written and they really tug on the reader’s emotions. Gwen Frost is a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who ends up attending the Mythos Academy, “a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.” I won’t say what happens, but Gwen is on a great journey that can be dangerous, with allies and enemies. And even a bad boy Spartan romance interest who is fighting his own demons – sometimes literally and with relish. Though each book stands alone, it is a continuing series, and when I finish one, I’m eager to read the next.

Liz, here.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of Jennifer’s Elemental Assassin series
which features Gin Blanco, a/k/a the “Spider”, an assassin for hire.  Gin
is a terrific, multi-faceted character who possesses her own code of
ethics in a profession that should encourage anything but.  I’ve been a
fan of Jenn’s Elemental series since the first book, SPIDER’S BITE. I’m really looking forward to reading DEADLY STING. Enjoy the excerpt!


I walked over to the others. Finn leaned against the case, his elbows on the glass and his face propped up in his hands. He stared dreamily at Bria as she crouched down and examined some of the diamond jewelry scattered on the floor. Red and Blondie were still standing against the wall, although they’d now focused their laser-hot glares on Finn. But he didn’t notice the deadly stingdaggers the saleswomen were shooting him with their eyes. Finn excelled at ignoring little unpleasantries like that.

I elbowed him in the side. “I think you’ve officially lost your fan club.”

“Hmm?” Finn said, unabashedly admiring Bria’s ass. “What did you say?”

I elbowed him a little harder and jerked my head at the two women. Finn finally deigned to glance in that direction.

“Oh, them? No worries,” he murmured.

Finn straightened up, adjusted his tie, and plastered a smile on his face. Then he squared his shoulders and swaggered over to the two women with all the confidence in the world, even though anger still pinched their faces. But that was Finn for you—always ready, willing, and eager to tame the savage female beast. Or beasts, in this case.

“Ladies,” he said. “Have I told you both how very brave you were? Why, it was just amazing the way you both kept your cool when that horrible robber stormed into the store …”

And he was off, telling the saleswomen just how much he admired their level-headed gumption in the face of such terrible danger and other such nonsense. He only stopped talking long enough to draw in a necessary breath here and there, in between dazzling them with smile after toothy smile.


Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Deadly Sting, the eighth book in her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, was released on March 26. For more information, visit or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

About Liz Kreger

Liz Kreger writes science fiction/romances and to date, has two books published by Samhain Publishing ... FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW and PROMISE FOR TOMORROW. Liz is presently branching out to contemporary paranormals and is experimenting with urban fantasy.
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28 Responses to Jennifer Estep’s Deadly Sting Blog Tour with Giveaway

  1. Misty Evans says:

    Jennifer’s Spider series is one of my favorite UF series. And she’s such a nice, gracious author! Some days, I can’t believe I actually (kinda, sorta) know her. 😀 I’m definitely a fan girl.

  2. Dale Mayer says:

    More books to add to my TBR pile! I’m a big fan of Jennifer’s Mythos Academy series – learned from my daughter 🙂

    Love the cover to this book!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Touched by Death – free on the 26th and 27th

  3. Jessica Schlea says:

    🙂 I always wait for the release of Jennifer E’s Elemental books to come out. I cant wait to dig into the latest, “Deadly Sting.” It’s gonna rock

  4. Misty — Thanks! That’s so nice of you to say.

    Dale — Thanks! I appreciate that. Glad your daughter is enjoying the Mythos Academy books.

    Jessica — Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book.

  5. Sandy S. says:

    Love the Elemental Assassin series but have yet to read DEADLY STING.

    Please enter me into the giveaway . Thank you
    Sandy S.`s last blog was …Against The Wind by Regan Walker – a Review

  6. Amy R says:

    I hear Jennifer’s name around the web a lot and I think I read something of hers in the Entanged Anthology. I did look up her webiste and am very curious about her adult books. I never thought I would like UF, but have learned that I really like reading about women who kick butt. I will definitely be checking out Jennifer’s books!
    Amy R`s last blog was …Blog Tour (Review, Interview & Giveaway): The Practice Proposal by Tracy March

  7. Carolyn Marie says:

    I’m a fan of all of Jennifer Estep’s books! I was so excited a few weeks ago when I realized I had missed the release of a new Big Time book, Nightingale! But the Elemental Assassin books were the first ones I read, and still my favorite

  8. Cate aka absolutartist1 says:

    I haven’t managed to get into the Bigtime or Frost series yet, but I love, LOVE, <3 the Elemental Assassin series! Thanks for the chance to win! 😀

  9. whitewolfreads says:

    I can’t wait to dig in! I love everything that Jennifer writes. Thanks for another awesome book!

  10. Liz says:

    Another new-to-me author. The Jennifer’s Mythos Academy series sounds particularly intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Sandy — Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the series.

    Amy — Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out my books.

    Carolyn — Thanks! Hope you enjoy NIGHTINGALE.

    Cate — Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the series.

    Whitewolfreads — Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book.

    Liz — Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out my books.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Today’s posts …

  12. Michelle says:

    Love this series! Gin is so awesome!!!

  13. Edie Ramer says:

    Jennifer, thanks for stopping off at Magical as part of your tour!

  14. Kim Akers says:

    Love Jennifer and her books! I got to meet her at last year’s RT Convention and hope to see her again this year. Jennifer is as nice as Gin is deadly!

  15. Michelle — Thanks! I appreciate that.

    Edie — Thanks for inviting me! I really appreciate that and all the nice words about my books.

    Kim — Thanks! I appreciate that. And yes, I do plan on being at RT again this year. Hope to see you there.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Today’s posts …

  16. Barbara Elness says:

    I have to say that Jennifer Estep is one of my favorite authors, I adore her Elemental Assassin series and plan to read her other books soon. I have most of the Mythos Academy books, but haven’t picked up the Bigtime books yet. I’ll have to find time to do that soon. 😀

  17. Kristen Heyl says:

    I am excited for this new release for the series sounds wonderful.


  18. Krystal savoy says:

    Thank u Jennifer estep for such an amazing series, I love love love gin’s character. She’s strong, funny, & deadly all in one. The elemental assassin series is the best series I’ve read in a long time & I’m always waiting for the next book to come out;)

  19. Matteo Pendarvis says:

    I love Ms. Estep’s work. Gin Blanco is a powerhouse, her heart is made of even stronger stuff than her knives. I also love that she has the closest family, Sofia, Bria, Finn and the gang all rock.

  20. Keith Miller says:

    I have really gotten into this series, and have been waiting for this!! Ready to read about Gin and party!!

  21. JenM says:

    I love Gin and Gwen, so I really need to check out the Bigtime series one of these days.

  22. Pamk says:

    love this series and gin is one of my most favorite heroines.

  23. Jennifer, so lovely to have you back for a visit, and huge congrats on the new release. I love everything you write, so I really can’t wait to get my hands on Deadly Sting.
    Michelle Diener`s last blog was …Virtual Book Tour for Daughter of the Sky

  24. Barbara — Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books.

    Kristen — Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Krystal — Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the series.

    Matteo — Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about the series.

    Keith — Thanks! Glad you are looking forward to the book.

    JenM — Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the Bigtime books.

    Pamk — Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the series.

    Michelle — Thanks! It’s great to be back at Magical Musings. And that’s so nice of you to say.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Today’s posts …

  25. Liz Kreger says:

    Hey Jenn. Sorry I’m late in commenting on your blog tour. It’s so cool that you’re able to make MM one of your stops.

    I did read your YA series and enjoyed it thoroughly. Getting the little darlin’ to read it? That’s another story (no pun intended). Still working on her.

    As I mentioned in the introduction, I’m totally a fan girl of your Elemental series. I start salivating when I hear you have one coming out. 😉

    I’m very disappointed that I won’t get a chance to see you this year at RT. After a ton of thought, I decided against going. Having some issues with my legs and don’t feel that I can handle the wear and tear RT involves. This is the first time in nearly ten years that I’m missing it. 😥

  26. Kristine Radgman says:

    Now the Elemental Assassin series sounds really interesting. I must get a copy and start on the series

  27. Liz — Thanks! And thanks to everyone for having me back at Magical Musings. Your introduction was really lovely, and I appreciate all the nice words about my books. I’m glad that you are enjoying them. 😉

    That’s too bad about RT. I was looking forward to seeing you.

    Kristine — Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the books.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Today’s posts …

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