Spider's Bite

Spider s Bite My name is Gin and I kill people They call me the Spider I m the most feared assassin in the South when I m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland As a Stone elemental I ca
  • Title: Spider's Bite
  • Author: Jennifer Estep
  • ISBN: 9781439147979
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Spider's Bite
    My name is Gin, and I kill people.They call me the Spider I m the most feared assassin in the South when I m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me My Ice magic also comes in handy for makMy name is Gin, and I kill people.They call me the Spider I m the most feared assassin in the South when I m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife But I don t use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to Call it professional pride.Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double crossed me and killed my handler, I m out for revenge And I ll exterminate anyone who gets in my way good or bad I may look hot, but I m still one of the bad guys Which is why I m in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I m battling a magic powerful than my own is a sexy distraction especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.
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  • 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 She is the author of the following series THE ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone When she s not busy battling bad guys and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals Air, Fire, Ice, and StoneE KILL THE QUEEN SERIES The books focus on Everleigh Blair, a member of the royal family who is distantly in line for the throne of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition But when the unthinkable happens, Evie finds herself fighting for her life both inside and outside the gladiator arenaE MYTHOS ACADEMY SPINOFF SERIES The books focus on Rory Forseti, a 17 year old Spartan girl who attends the Colorado branch of Mythos Academy Rory s parents were Reapers, which makes her the most hated girl at school But with a new group of Reapers and mythological monsters on the rise, Rory is the only one who can save her academy THE MYTHOS ACADEMY SERIES The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17 year old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object s history just by touching it After a serious freak out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, s, and THE BIGTIME SERIES The books take place in Bigtime, New York, a city that s full of heroic superheroes, evil ubervillains, and other fun, zany, larger than life characters Each book focuses on a different heroine as she navigates through the city s heroes and villains and their various battles THE BLACK BLADE SERIES The books focus on Lila Merriweather, a 17 year old thief who lives in Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia, a town dubbed the most magical place in America Lila does her best to stay off the grid and avoid the Families or mobs who control much of the town But when she saves a member of the Sinclair Family during an attack, Lila finds herself caught in the middle of a brewing war between the Sinclairs and the Draconis, the two most powerful Families in townR MORE INFORMATION For information on Jennifer and her books, visit her website at JenniferEstep You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for her newsletter on her website jenniferestep contact Happy reading, everyone

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  • 9 30 17 ON SALE for 2.99 amzn 2yf0RGH3.5 starsSo here s the thing about ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN it s a great urban fantasy series.It really is The magic system is complex and interesting, the setting is cool, the secondary characters are sympathetic and easy to connect with, and Gin well, Gin is a stone cold killer HA.That being said, this first installment like so many others has a few problems BUT With a very few exceptions, most of the things that bug me about Gin or whatever , are the reverse of [...]


  • The PNR genre has certainly grown a great deal in the past few years, but nothing much has changed.It still draws a helluva lot of inspiration from Buffy And who wouldn t Buffy was hot Buffy was funny Buffy kicked arse Thankfully Estep s main character, Gin, isn t that funny but she does kick a lot of arse Often and without all that pesky remorse that most other female protagonists are forced to endure by their cruel creators Because remorse is like an STD, folks, you get it by getting close to [...]


  • 3.44 A buddy read with the Urban Fantasy fans at BBB This is a story of a girl who lost her family young, lived on the streets, met a nice family who took her in and trained her to become an assassin And she has powers, in a world where some people are born with an ability to perform magic by controlling the elements Gin, our hapless assassin, has control over stone, with some affinity to ice magic However, while going about doing her job killing people, she prefers to rely on her blades and som [...]


  • BUDDY READ With my UF girls at Buddies Books and BaublesFemale Assassin.I m totally in.My favorite thing about this book was the fact Gin was a pretty sexually aggressive woman who wasn t even close to the near virginal heroine that I usually see in a UF series I appreciate that because while I usually don t mind that trope so much it is refreshing to have a woman who is really secure in her sexuality running around no matter if we need to read about how wet her who ha is on multiple occasions B [...]


  • Dnf pg 100 don t kill me tweeeeeebie This is a case of it isnt the book its me.This book is badass and awesome, but I seriously don t feel like reading it Reading this bc Tweebs is trash and she s on my ass about it PI don t really read Urban Fantasy, but I m hoping this one turns out awesome


  • The sentimental part of me was dead, burned away and crumbled to ash just like my family had been.Yep, it s that good I have to give the book points for seriously putting out every cheesy line and stereotype that could possibly be used in this story We had the bad ass assassin girl who was out on the streets as a kid until a kind hearted assassin took her in and trained her to kill Now, she is the most feared assassin around and kills without regret But, only people who deserve to be killed No k [...]


  • Urban fantasy books are often saturated with the kick ass, snarky heroine, the requisite love interest, the paranormal creatures, cool weapons, and the evil bad guy or gal Yes this book has all that, but it felt like it had Set in the corrupt town of Ashland, Tennessee, Spider s Bite has a dirty, gritty feel Gin Blanco is known as The Spider, a female assassin She is extremely good at her job and is well compensated for her skills Gin has standards, a kind of moral code She does not kill childr [...]


  • Clears throat Every one and their mother should read this series Why There s no WHY becauseYOU RE MISSING OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL ASS SERIES No, seriously this series will slay your existence For real, I ve read all 14 books and DAMN JUST DAMN WHAT IS LIFE WHAT AM I WHAT ARE YOU WHAT IS WHAT Okay, I ll be honest when I say that suck at convincing people to do shit so, eitherread this or read this.I don t care like IT BETTER ME SOME TIME IN YOUR LIFE GUYS.I ll probably be promoting this series 50 y [...]


  • Very good and very gritty Gin is absolutely lethal Killing someone is just a job to her Not that she kills just anyone, but if you re on her radar for death, you get dead very quickly I found her character very credible I won t deny that I sort of have a fascination with fiction stories about assassins This is a good one Estep builds a three dimensional character here with Gin She s not evil, but she s not a a saintly person either How can you be when you kill people for a living That s where th [...]


  • Meh That s kind of how I would describe this book It was good because it held my attention, I liked the main character and I finished it in one go, but I didn t feel that connected to the story and I certainly didn t feel the urge to finish it immediately because I just had to know what happened So, overall, just meh Gin makes a perfect urban fantasy heroine though She is sarcastic, tough as nails and kicks major butt I liked her no bullshitting around frank attitude in both knowing her abilitie [...]


  • 2.5 starsOkay, let me start with the good ones 1 The story is set in the present world some of the people have extraordinary talent, magical talent, based on one of the elementals Fire, Ice, Stone, and Air It makes it easy to follow because there are no big jargons words or complicated structure of magical worlds 2 The story is kind of fast paced of a whodunit plot someone is killed, our heroine is being bertrayed, her handler is killed, and the whole story is about her finding out the truth 3 I [...]


  • 1 May 2016 BR with the BBB crew Pros Gin is a true badass Elemental magic is awesome Fletcher and Finn and her whole crew are great people Once the story got going, I liked the mystery aspect.Cons Clunky, repetitive writing The characters are constantly referred to by their full names, which I found annoying The sex seemed really out of place maybe that was just me But seriously, that s the thing I wasn t impressed about in the beginning view spoiler I mean, she gets caught because she loses her [...]


  • I picked Spider s Bite because I wanted to read a good Urban Fantasy The assassin theme is another major reason that pushed me into it.What the book description fails to mention is that Spider s Bite has nothing to do with assassins At least not my version of an assassin Jennifer Estep just went on and on with how sexy and deadly Gin is, but never proved it The deadly part of course I don t care about how hot anyone is in the book as long as I get a cool story In our case, a cool assassin relate [...]


  • No matter how bad people were, no matter what evil they committed, or who they fucked over, nobody ever really believed death was coming for them, courtesy of an assassin like me.Until it was too late There are two words for why you must read this book FEMALE ASSASSIN Yip, a kick ass knife wielding heroine, who doesn t take s t from anyone My kind of girl Gin Blanco, known as the Spider, is an assassin She is also a stone elemental Elementals can create, control and manipulate ice, stone, air or [...]


  • I decided to start this series as the author will be attending a conference that I am registered for this summer I like to have a feel for the work of the featured guests before the event.If you are enamoured of urban fantasy, as I am, I would recommend this book to you If, on the other hand, you find UF tiresome, pass this series by For those of us who enjoy the genre, this is an acceptable series, with a number of good ideas.Good ideas 1 A female assassin With magical powers, although she trie [...]


  • Buddy read at Buddies Books and BaublesMy name is Gin, and I kill peopleWithout long introductions, Spider s Bite throws us right into action as we witness Gin, the protagonist, on an assignment to eliminate Evelyn, a shrink in Ashland Asylum with dark secrets and we get a glance at Gin s working methods Then Gin is double crossed on her next suspiciously lucrative and easy assignment and her handler is brutally tortured and killed Now she is out for revenge.The story is set in Ashland, a city d [...]


  • You knowI put reading this book off for some time because of the cover I mean so often when a book on the Urban Fantasy shelf has an attractive woman on the cover what you actually get is PNR , that is ParaNormal Romance.Good news, not the case here There is a touch of something that will bother some but it s incidental that a romance usually is Instead of a love interest here we have a lust interest Each time our protagonist sees the subordinate male protagonist she stops and daydreams about h [...]


  • 3.5 Well, this was better than I expected.So, when I started reading this, I expected the same old PNR, the detectives, the cases, the superpowers and so on And you know what It was exactly like that.What did surprise me though was the story I liked the mystery from this book And I also appreciated the fact that the assassin wasn t that squishy little girl, who was good but had no other choice but to become a killer Nope, Spider actually liked what she did Ok, true, she only killed bad people, b [...]


  • Welllll, there were some cool things here I enjoyed the main character enough to go along with the ride, but honestly I didn t really get the love interest guy at all, he didn t really PROVE he was hot and bothered, the writer just kept TELLING me he was, so I didn t really care what happened between them There were a few leaps in the plot I found a bit disbelieving as well, and I felt the magic of the world, the whole elemental aspect, is SUPER interesting but wasn t exploited enough to feel sa [...]



  • I wished I enjoyed Spider s Bite Thankfully, I didn t spend that much money on this audiobook because it was a Daily Deal on Audible.It was hard for me to connect with Gin I had a hard time respecting her view spoiler She slept with Donovan Caine when he was obviously disgusted with her and her profession Worse that she did it after seeing guilt in his eyes every time he desired her His opinion might have changed if she told him why she killed his partner he molested and raped girls but Gin wou [...]


  • When I started reading Spider s Bite the series was already in its 12th instalment The question was, would I get hooked and want to read the whole series in one go Well that s pretty much what I ve been doing for the past week Granted, one instalment Tangled Threads, 4 in the series almost had me give up on the series but I m still going along with it at the moment on that in reviews to come.Well, about Spider s Bite I think what I liked about the book is the idea of a female assassin with ele [...]


  • If you know me, or you ve read any of my work, you know I love books that walk an edgy line I like a bit of grit and dirt in my urban fantasy reads Nothing too squeaky clean or ditzy The dirt, for me, makes a series feel real It gives the characters genuine depth If they re gleefully hacking of monster heads and not getting kneed in the balls while having their morals challenged, then I struggle to fully believe that our main characters are real and not cardboard cutouts There was no risk of th [...]


  • Es hat wirklich Spa gemacht das Buch zu lesen Es war mal etwas ganz anderes im Vergleich zu den B chern die ich sonst lese Man hat wirklich gemerkt das die Protagonistin Gin schon wesentlich reifer und erwachsener ist in ihrem Handeln und Reden Leider bin ich mit Gin nicht wirklich warm geworden Die meiste Zeit war sie eiskalt, unnahbar und gef hllos Es gab nur wenige Stellen im Buch wo sie ganz kurz Gef hle gezeigt hat Ihre Aufgaben als Auftragskillerin waren wirklich spannend aber teilweise au [...]


  • My name is Gin, and I kill people.Okay, this book was good Really good.I don t know what I was expecting really, but the blurb sounded good, so why not give it a go Also I was completing this as part of the Serious Overload of Series 2017 series read.Gin is an assassin, and a very good one at that She is known by the name Spider, but most don t think that a girl could be capable of the death that follows this assassin around Their mistake really As well as being a skilled killer for hire, Gin is [...]



  • 2.5 stars.I liked the setting a city in the hand of a powerful and ruthless woman and magic There are giants, dwarves, vampires but the most fascinating creatures have their own magic which is influenced by an element Fire, Air, Ice and Stone , even if they do not all possess the same skills in handling it The non human creatures are not invincible and irresistible, they re or less ordinary people, each of them struggling to live their lives in this dark place We don t know why the world is lik [...]


  • 3.5 stars.This was a pretty good UF book, and I plan on following the rest of this series.I liked the unconventional, humane assassin that features as the protagonist in this story It s a credit to the author s skill that she can create and pull off a character that,while believable and true to her profession s nature,can incite sympathy and respect in the reader.Gin is smart,sarcastic, tough as nails,ruthless and unapologetic,but not the standard of catty know it all that seems to plague the ge [...]


  • This is my new audio book I ve listened for an hour so far and haven t stopped I m intrigued I finished this weekend I enjoyed the story an insight into an assassin and how she became one and what drives her Strong female protagonist is always welcome I wasn t too keen about the romance I just didn t buy it, but everything else was believable And the climax was just right For those following my reviews, you know I m always complaining about the endings and how they re rushed or unbelievable, not [...]


  • Loved it I finally started this series and thoroughly enjoyed Spider s Bite Loved the writing, the world building and especially the characters Its refreshing to have a mature female lead who is sexually confident and not afraid to speak her mind All the characters are well developed and interesting, and there was no big info dump I can t wait to see where this series go.


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