Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Venom by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #3)

Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 3)From Goodreads:
It's hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public, I'm Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland's best barbecue joint. To my friends, I'm the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker—Mab's right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists. At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I'll take my chances. Then there's Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland's finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I'm a cold-blooded killer . . . who is about to save her life. 
 This is one action packed 3rd book in this series. I read this one quickly and can't wait for the next one. Oh what to say without spoiling it? Well, as the blurb states, she is helping Roslyn while getting her and her friends into it deeper with Mab Monroe, the baddest elemental out there (so far). She also finds her long lost sister, Bria and finds it hard to reconnect. Especially since she is the new detective taking Donovan Caine's place.

I also have to say a little bit about Owen Grayson. He is Gin's new love interest and I am squeeing! I admit I did not like Donovan Caine and the way he treated Gin. I am SO much happier with Owen. They compliment each other so much better. I could have used a bit more Owen in the story, but I suspect we will see more of him in the next installment of this series.

Okay, I've said as much as I dare. I enjoyed this book so much and I give it 5 stars. It is a great fast paced urban fantasy. You don't have to have read the others in the series to enjoy this one, but I suggest you do just because I have really enjoyed all the books so far!

I was given this ebook by the author and no compensation for my review was received. Oh, and the book is published today! Go get your copy now. :)

Stick around on Oct. 5 for a guest blog post by the author, Jennifer Estep and a giveaway. Yes, it will mostly be a US giveaway, but one part I've planned will be international! Finally, I'm going international a little bit. :)


  1. Skimmed, since I have not read book 2 yet, a bit behind ;)
    But glad you liked it, that's good to hear

  2. @Blodeuedd I understand. I did try to only talk about things the blurb states, but I can still see it as a spoiler. I did do my best not to spoil too much!

    @KC... oh yea!! :D

  3. This one's all over the interwebs; love the cool cover!

  4. Yes... five stars all the way!!

    Owen is friggin perfect. I dont want to give away any spoilers but I love the part when Owen reveals when he first met Gin *mouth shut* I dont want to ruin it for anyone.

    Love the series.
    Love the this installment.
    Love the characters.

    Hmm- I love it ALL!

  5. SQUEE!! I am so happy she gave Owen a chance!!! He is everything for her that BUTTHEAD CAINE is not :)


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