Poison Promise

Poison Promise In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series author Jennifer Estep continues one of the best urban fantasy series going on the market Fresh Fiction Gin Blanco is hard no

  • Title: Poison Promise
  • Author: Jennifer Estep
  • ISBN: 9781476771502
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series, author Jennifer Estep continues one of the best urban fantasy series going on the market Fresh Fiction.Gin Blanco is hard nosed, sexy, and lethal Nicknamed The Spider, she s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.ThereIn book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series, author Jennifer Estep continues one of the best urban fantasy series going on the market Fresh Fiction.Gin Blanco is hard nosed, sexy, and lethal Nicknamed The Spider, she s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.There s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name Burn sums up the potent effect it has on its users When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight

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    1. “Some of us don’t appreciate such salty language.” My smile sharpened. “Sorry, ma’am,” I drawled. “But I can assure you that cursing is going to be the least of my sins today.” Well at least we are back on track again after that entire book that was just one long flashback. Gin is now up against an emotion draining, drug dealing, mad scientist vampire so we are back on solid ground.It’s been a busy year in Gins life. She’s killed a few bad guys, got her heart broken by one du [...]

    2. *** 4 ***A buddy read with my UF assassins at BB&B! We meet every Wednesday and compare our silverstone knives. It finally happened! A truly Machiavellian villain is making her play and starts by manipulating Gin and a crazy ass vampiric drug dealing boss bad guy into eliminating each-other, or at least one of them to get rid of the other for her, and whoever is left, well, she will see The problem is, Gin has become too predictable, thus allowing her friends and enemies to push her buttons [...]

    3. Since Gin took care of Mab, people trying to kill her have been coming out of the woodwork. So it's no surprise when she gets herself caught in the middle of a drug lord's operation. Now she just has to figure how to get out and keep herself and everyone else alive. There is just no one like Gine takes a licking and keeps on ticking. LOLrry I had to do it but it's really true. It's always hard to read about her getting a beat down. Thank goodness for Jo-Jo.And thank goodness for Owen. I love how [...]

    4. Well, well, well. Gin is back, and she's just as great as she always is!It's good to take a break from a series from time to time, it helps you remember why you liked it so much in the first place. Gin is just as badass as she's been in all the previous books, and I can't help but love her sarcastic attitude. And the story is finally moving along, we find out who is this MM Monroe and we kind of see her kick Gin's ass this time. I can't wait to see how she gets out of this mess and what this new [...]

    5. 2.5 stars - SpoilersMediocre, similar to other books in the series, mostly filler… What let Poison Promise down most was the predictable story and insufferable characters. I guess it was entertaining to a certain extent, but as usual nothing surprising or exciting happened. The majority of characters pissed me off for various reasons (too dull, too irritating, too Mary Sueish), there were only a couple who were actually decent/likeable.Random thoughts:-I used to love Gin's character, she had a [...]

    6. oh Okay I thought the series was done but if this is the case Do continue Jennifer Estep. By all meansEdit: OMG shit just got real!! - 5 stars

    7. 13/07/2016 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BB&B. Wednesdays have definitely become my favorite part of the week thanks to our weekly UF buddy read. May it never end.I was tired of constantly fighting for my life—of all the blood and battles and bodies that just never seemed to end.But I would never, ever get tired of protecting the people I loved. No good deed goes unpunished, and Gin gets caught in an evil vampire’s snare when she tries to save one of her waitresses, Catali [...]

    8. Wow, Estep created a nail biting page turner in Poison Promise. There is a new drug in town and its causing havoc not just with the norms but the the magical as well. Caught up in her sisters desire for retribution, Gin has to pull out all the stops to fight a new “bad” that has links to an even nastier surprise that will be coming for Gin. We get to see an entirely different side to the pleasant police officer, Gin's sister Bria, and it doesn't seem to matter what it costs as long as she ge [...]

    9. It’s not often that a series gets better and better with each subsequent book. Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassins series is one such series. Reading Poison Promise (book 11!!!) was like reconnecting with old friends. I love the world that this author has built. The town of Ashland is corrupt, its officials are on the take, the bad guys are vying to fill in a power vacuum – this is one interesting place. In the center of it all stands Gin Blanco, aka The Spider, a very efficient assassin [...]

    10. 3.5 starsGin sees enemy.Enemy threatens her family or innocents.Gin packs her silver stone knives.Slice and diceyadda yadda yadda.I think I've become tired of this series. With the defeat of her main enemy, I've been waiting for another grand villain. There've been hints, but usually an Ashland bad guy I know Gin will defeat. This book felt like all the others and it was not as fulfilling to read as past books have been. Yet, this time Gin does not walk away unscathed. She suffers beyond the nor [...]

    11. Weekly buddy read with the bloodthirsty assassin-loving folks over atBB&B . I love you, guys!We're back on track after that horrible flashback book *shudders*. It's time for Bria to be in the limelight. Unfortunately not in a good way. This time around detective Bria Coolidge was acting like a real psycho maniac. Her total disregard for other people's lives was so out of character that it was almost comical. Thankfully it didn't feel artificial just a bit forced. After all she is Gin's siste [...]

    12. Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsThe ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series started in 2010, and I discovered it in 2012, so it seems crazy to me that although we’ve reached the eleventh installment, only one year has gone by for Gin Blanco since it all began in SPIDER’S BITE. She’s about to celebrate her 31st birthday, and in many ways this book felt like a new beginning. There were some seriously badass scenes in POISON PROMISE, mad scientist villains are always super creepy, and two additional paranormal ele [...]

    13. When I first started reading Poison Promise I was a bit disappointed. I still don’t know why exactly, I just can’t put my finger on it, but it felt like something was lacking. The pace was painfully slow and the whole thing was a bit boring really. I never thought I would say that about this series. It didn’t help that Owen wasn’t around much. After what happened in the last instalment I thought that we would get to see more of him, not less (granted, he is more present in the second par [...]

    14. I received an advance copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.I finally got my hands on this book! The wait is over. In Book 11 of the Elemental Assassin series, all Gin Blanco, aka "The Spider", wants is for the criminal underworld to leave her alone. But that all changes when a new, powerful drug is distributed on the streets. With the drug kingpin gearing up to take control of the corrupt city and stomp out "the Spider" at the same time, Gin certainly has some serious work ahead [...]

    15. ARC Review, 4.5 starsThe joy of reading a long running series is the attachment I feel toward the characters. I love Gin and her friends. I love her overwhelming need to protect them. Each book brings a spotlight to one of those relationships. This time we, the reader, get a little more into the dynamics between Gin and her sister, Bria. Jennifer Estep does a fantastic job of revealing the love, competition, resentment, and admiration in a relationship between older and younger sisters. I don’ [...]

    16. All Gin wants is to be known as the owner of the Pork Pit, home to Ashland's best BBQ. Unfortunately she can't shake off her other title, The Spider, the assassin who killed underworld king-pin Mab Monroe. Now every two bit hood who wants to make a name for himself is gunning for her and she spends as much time dealing with them as serving pulled pork and coleslaw. When she stumbles onto one of her waitresses being threatened by a drug dealer and his goons she steps in and makes short work of th [...]

    17. 5 Stars! Toxic good fun! No longer feared, Gin is now revered, and finally getting the due she deserves! Well that's not entirely true only by the people she doesn't plan on killing.Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I loved everything about this book! Eleven books in and this series is still going strong, and building up steam for what I'm guessing is going to be an amazing conclusion at some point, hopefully not to soon though. Let the smack-downs begin, or at least more of them! Jennifer Estep has q [...]

    18. Well this is the 11th book in the Elemental Assassin series and they show no signs of getting stale. This installment is more of a warm-up for the next one I fear though since we actually get to meet MM Monroe for a few pages but that is not the villain for this novel but it does give you an idea of what Gin is going to be up against.Let us get back to what THIS book is about, Gin through a series of somewhat seemingly random events runs afoul of a local drug lord named Benson and while he is a [...]

    19. Eleventh in the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series and revolving around a "retired" assassin.If you're interested, there is a chronological listing of the Elemental Assassin books on my website.My TakePart of the story revolves around Finn and the always birthday party he insists on. Another part revolves around Gin's sister as Gin discovers that little sister is not all that accepting of Gin's secret role.A fact that rears up a very ugly head when Gin reports a murder. Bria's lost someone [...]

    20. I think I enjoyed this Elemental Assassin story more than I have any installment in a long time. The series hasn’t been the same for me since Widow’s Web, for a number of reasons. I’ve had serious issues with romantic arc. And we’ve been missing a villain of Mab Monroe’s caliber for Gin to face. The stories have felt more like standalones, not building toward anything. Frankly, I was just losing interest. Until now.In the wake of Mab’s death, Gin has been trying to keep a low profile [...]

    21. Read this in one go last night when I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review, couldn't wait to start. Hard to believe it was 416 pages it went so fast.While the story line about illegal drugs is quite ordinary, as with everything in Gin's world, this is ratcheted up a notch. The bad guys are vampires, with the head bad guy being even more special, the drug, Burn, has special properties too and effects all including supes and elementals.What I appreciate about this s [...]

    22. 3.5 StarsThere's a new drug being pushed called "Burn" and it's taking hold of the people of Ashland. When Gin happens upon a drug deal gone bad that involves one of her employees, the Spider steps in.This is one of my favorite UF series! Gin is a total bad ass! She's a bit of a reluctant assassin because she doesn't take just any job. However, if a person threatens her friends, family, or an innocent~ she takes care of business. The other thing that I really enjoy about this series, is that she [...]

    23. Rating: 2 out of 5.I have returned to this series after the disaster that it became with Owen and Salina's plot line.I can't say this book is anything to recommend.Unfortunately I have lost any interest for this series.The writing was overly dramatic and cheesy. Gin kept on throwing cheesy lines at the villain at the last fighting scene. Sufficed to say, I rolled my eyes so many times, I was afraid of doing myself some serious physical damage.Owen. Ugh. Really? There is literally nothing there. [...]

    24. Another fabulous dose of Gin (like the liquor) Blanco. These really are wonderfully entertaining on audio. As always there are some over the top elements but you're just totally rooting for Gin and her family. Gin faces down a major drug dealer of Southtown which then brings a new player to the forefront - one we've been waiting for since Mab's death - the elusive MMM. Looking forward to the next one.

    25. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A new drug is on the streets of Ashland, and a dealer is starting to make problems for one of Gin’s waitresses. Naturally, Gin can’t let that continue, and her actions set into motion a series of events that will have Gin facing off with Ashland’s most notorious drug kingpin. Just another day in the life of the Spider…Opening Sentence: “Someone has a birthday coming up.”The Review:All I can say right now is I freaking love this s [...]

    26. Originally posted at The Bookaholic CatPoison Promise is the eleventh book in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.Gin Blanco is tired of people trying to kill her, but that’s her life. Being the famous assassin “The Spider” has its drawbacks and that is one of them. Gin’s sister, detective Bria has her sights on Beauregard “Beau” Benson, drug lord and king of Southland who is pushing a new drug called Burn. But Bria’s obsession with Beau is putting not only her life in [...]

    27. Originally posted at The Book Nympho While this review will be spoiler free for Poison Promise, it does make references to previous books. So if you are not up to date on the series there could be spoilers ahead. Whether Gin is serving up triple chocolate milkshakes at the Pork Pit or serving up bad guys at the end of her knife you can guarantee that the service will come with a smile.Gin's about to turn 31 and she's not geared up to celebrate. It's not turning 31 that bugs her, it's the fact [...]

    28. Very rarely do you find a series that gets better with each instalment. In book eleven of the Elemental Assassin series, POISON PROMISE delivers a refreshingly action-paced story featuring Urban Fantasy’s favourite assassin.Gin Blanco continues to kick ass in this book but when her sister and cop, Bria gets her thoughts muddled on trying to capture the latest bad guy on her list, Gin wants her sister to know that taking out the bad guy isn’t just about killing, it’s also about thinking abo [...]

    29. Reviewed by JenBook provided by NetGalley for reviewOriginally posted at Romancing the BookI love this series. It’s on my auto-buy list and I’m always anxiously awaiting the next release. And this installment was no exception. I’m always curious as to what new situation Gin is going to land herself in, and how she’s going to get out of it.This time around, the bad guy is a drug lord named Beau Benson. Gin first learns of a new drug in town through one of her waitresses. Then she finds ou [...]

    30. I am all for strong women and I love to see women portrayed in fiction as a kick butt strong chick. Gin is a strong lady who just happens to be an assassin. While this book is the 11th in a series of such a woman, I was pleased to find that this book is written from a stand alone point of view. I love a good series and when I pick up a book in a series, I love it when I can just get to know everyone right away. This book allows you to meet the main character and get into the storyline quickly.Th [...]

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