Hi Y’all! It is November and I am bringing back #30DaysOfThanks for Year 4 aka #30DaysOfThanks2015. I had so much fun doing this last 3 years that I thought I would recycle the program again this year. Switching it up this year with 3 posts a day–1 author, 1 narrator, and 1 blogger that really touched me this year. I didn’t have room to thank everyone because really my life overfloweth with awesome bloggers, books, and listening enjoyment. I tried to fit in some new people who have come into my life/reading enjoyment the last year while still shouting out my tribe of many years. I am so glad that I didn’t have room because it means my life ROCKS!
I love Jennifer’s story telling! I mean if 3 pages of reviews isn’t enough to prove my love of her stories then I don’t know what it is. I could wax on for hours about how complicated, varied, amazing, and detailed her stories and characters are but I want to talk about something else. I have met Jennifer a few times but this year at RT she blew me away. Jennifer from the Book Nympho set up a breakfast for all of us with Jennifer during the convention. She took out time to have breakfast with 8 of us crazy fans (I know everyone so I know we are a bit kooky) and was a total champ when her breakfast was delayed. She sat with us for over an hour just chatting, answering questions, and laughing. I can’t put into words how special that experience was me and my friends. We were sad The Book Nympho wasn’t there but I was glad she set this up. It will go down as one of my top 10 author interactions of all times. I am so glad I had that opportunity to spend time and get to know her better. She really is a brilliant person in addition to being a great storyteller.
About Jennifer (from her website)
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. 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 killing people 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 Stone.
Books in the series are: Spider’s Bite #1 / Web of Lies #2 / Venom #3 / Tangled Threads#4 / Spider’s Revenge #5 / By a Thread #6 / Widow’s Web #7 / Deadly Sting #8 / Heart of Venom #9 / The Spider #10 / Poison Promise #11 / Black Widow #12 / Spider’s Trap#13 / Bitter Bite #14 / Elemental Assassin #15 / Elemental Assassin #16
Jennifer also writes the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. The series focuses on Lila Merriweather, a 17-year-old thief who lives in Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia, a town dubbed “the most magical place in America.” Tourists come from around the world to tour all the magic-themed shops and attractions, as well as see monsters like tree trolls, copper crushers, and more in their natural habitats.
Lila has a Talent for sight, along with transference magic — in other words, magic makes her stronger. To survive, she does odd jobs for her pawnbroker friend. Lila also does her best to stay off the grid and avoid the Families — or mobs — who control the town. But when she saves a member of the powerful Sinclair Family, Lila finds herself caught in the middle of a brewing war between the Sinclairs and the Draconis, the most powerful Family in town.
Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. 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, Amazons, and more.
Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series for Berkley. TheBigtime books feature sexy superheroes, evil ubervillains, and smart, sassy gals looking for love.
E-novellas in the series are: A Karma Girl Christmas #3.5
Jennifer has worked as a features writer and page designer for a daily newspaper and has more than 10 years of journalism experience. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writing groups.
Jennifer’s books are available in print, audio, and e-book formats from a variety of retailers, including the following: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-A-Million / iTunes / Kobo / Audible /Brilliance Audio
The Black Blade Series