Today is super exciting for me, because I get to feature one of my all time favourite urban fantasy authors, Jennifer Estep! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know how amazing this is for me. Estep is a major influence in my writing, and I’m so happy to have her here to talk about her upcoming novel Snared, book 16 in her kick-ass Elemental Assassin series. Keep reading for the Q & A and the awesome giveaway!
1. Where did you get the inspiration for SNARED’s story?JE: Well, I don’t want to say too much about the story because I don’t want to spoil it for readers. But one of the things that I like most about writing my Elemental Assassin series is that it lets me dabble in other genres. For example, Unraveled, book #15, was my take on a western. So all I will say is that Snared is my take on another genre/type of story. I hope people enjoy the book when they read it.2. What has been your favourite fight scene to write in the series and why?JE: I really like writing fight scenes. Those are usually my favorite scenes to write in any book. But if I had to pick one, then I will say the showdown between Gin and Mab Monroe in Spider’s Revenge, book #5. That book finished out the first big story arc in the series, and I really had a lot of fun writing their showdown.3. What are the things you need to when you write? Music, snacks, setting, etc?JE: I don’t listen to music when I write, since I find that I usually just end up tuning it out. Really, the only things I need to write are my computer and some peace and quiet in my home office.4. Are there any other new projects you are working on, and can you tell us a little bit about them?JE: As of right now, I’m planning to write three more Elemental Assassin books after Snared. That should let me finish out the story arc with Gin and the Circle.I’m also writing three spinoff books from my Mythos Academy young adult series, and I’m working on an epic fantasy book too.Folks can visit my website at http://www.jenniferestep.com and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads for more information about my books.5. What advice do you have for new and emerging authors?JE: I usually tell authors to just have fun with their writing. No one is going to write your book for you, and if you’re not having fun writing, then it will show in the finished book. Also, write what you want to write and what interests you. Don’t try to write a zombie book (or whatever) just because zombies are popular right now. Again, if you don’t like it or aren’t really interested in it, then that will show in your writing. So just have as much fun with the process as you can.Happy reading, everyone!
If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.
Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web…
Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.
My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I’m not holding out much hope that she’s still alive.
A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I’m used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.
There’s a tour-wide giveaway for copies of SNARED and a $20 Amazon gift card! Open to US residents only.
About Jennifer Estep:
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Snared, book #16, will be released on April 25. Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series. For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
Huge thank you to Jennifer and Audrey from Let’s Talk! Promotions for providing the wonderful materials for this post. Stay turned for my review of Snared in a couple weeks! Happy reading (now you know where I “borrowed” the phrase from)!