08/16/2012 Share

Review: Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep

Note: The Elemental Assassin books are intended for adults only. You should be be 18 years old or older to read the books.

(Elemental Assassin #7)
Publised: Simon & Schuster, August 21, 2012

ISBN: 978-1451651775
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The seventh book in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Estep—Gin Blanco is back and ready for action.

My name is Gin, and I kill people. It’s something I’ve been doing for years as the assassin called Spider, but now, it’s turned into a necessity on my part just to survive all the lowlifes in Ashland who are gunning for me. The underworld is still in turmoil, and I seem to be on everyone’s hit list these days.

To add to Gin’s problems, her lover Owen’s ex is in town. Salina is back in Ashland to reclaim an old family legacy—and she thinks that Owen is hers for the taking. Also in the mix is Phillip Kincaid, a casino owner and all-around shady character who has a mysterious connection to both Owen and Salina.

Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but there’s more to her than meets the eye. Her water elemental magic makes her a dangerous enemy—and someone who can go toe-to-toe with Gin’s Ice and Stone power. But Gin is determined to get to the bottom of Salina’s deadly scheme, even though it just might cost her everything…including Owen.


My Thoughts

First I have to say that I am a HUGE fan of Gin 🙂 So every thing Jennifers writes about her… I love it!

That said. Spider’s web is already the seventh book of this amazing Elemental Assassin Series. Each book is getting better and better and when you finally think you have figured it out Jennifer pulls a great twist out of her sleeve that keeps you wondering…. Can this series get any better??

In Spiders Bite, the first book of the Elemental Assassin Series we met Gin Blanco, cook by day in her diner “Pork Pit” and the spider assassin by night she keeps running in to the strangest villains but at the end she pull thru like the kick-ass heroine she is. Besides these two jobs she have to fight for her relation with Owen! And fight her new opponent Salina. Salina returned to Ashland for revenge on those who stood silently by while Mab Monroe killed her father. Salina’s family isn’t the only one that Mab destroyed. Jeez … I really hated that bitch Salina … Supported Gin al the way to get rid of her!

“I stood there alone in the dark and wondered who the hell Salina Dubois really was, why she seemed to have such an effect on my lover, and what I was going to do about her. Because this was a matter of the heart—and one problem that all my knives and all my prowess as the Spider wouldn’t help me solve.”
A story is nothing without the side-kicks Gin can always count on her Family, Jo-Jo & Sophia, Finn, Eva, Owen and Gin’s sister Bria. It is always nice to read about them. My favorite is Sophia with her grave voice. But also Bria played a big part in this story and was for a change proud of her sister Gin.
I think Jennifer will get a lot of responds of her dedicated readers after they finish this book … Widow’s web is a emotional rollercoaster that gives you inside information about some street live history behind Owen and Eva’s story but also about Gin and how much a strong woman she actually is. Gin just can’t get a break. Problems are coming her way every corner she turns. I truly enjoyed this books, shed some tears….but I will keep an eye out on the future because in the end I think Jennifer is going to make it alright… I really hope so… I can’t wait for the next installment of the Elemental Assassin Series to discover what Jennifer has come up next for Gin.

The Elemental Assassin series is one of my Top 10 “Favorite Paranormal Series” and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance stories with one hell of a kick-ass female!
Go Gin!

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Happy reading!

Deadly Sting, the eighth book, is tentatively set to be published in April 2013.

Expected publication: August 21st 2012

The 21th I will post a great Q&A that I had with Jennifer! Enter the Rafflecopter below to win your own copy of Widow’s Web by Jennifer Estep (US only)

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I double-tapped my target in the chest, and he dropped to the carpet without a sound. I trained my gun on the second man, who leaped to his feet, put up his hands in a placating gesture, and started backing away.
“Hello, Finn,” I said in a mocking voice to the drinker. “Weren’t expecting to see me here, were you?”
Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, looked at me, a clear plea in his eyes. “You don’t have to do this. You’ve proven your point by icing Owen there already. This whole thing was your lover’s brilliant idea, not mine. Don’t blame me for his mistakes.”
I gestured with the gun at Owen Grayson’s prone form. “That’s not how I remember things. In fact, I distinctly recall you being the mouthpiece behind this whole situation. You were the one who kept pushing and pushing me. Well, tonight, I finally decided to push back.”
When he realized I couldn’t be reasoned with, Finn decided another tactic—bribery. “I’ll pay you whatever you want to put the gun down and walk away, you know that.”
“I do know that.” A cold, cruel smile curved my lips. “But walking away is not nearly as much fun as this is. You know that as well as I do.”
“No, please, don’t—”
I pulled the trigger twice, cutting off his protests, and my foster brother joined my lover on the floor.


My name is Iris. I am a mom (2 kiddies) and Art Director and I love to read books with a Happy Ever After. I launched Paranormal Cravings in 2010. But I first began reviewing books years ago on my old .blogger website. My bookshelf links to my Goodreads account, where you can check out over 900 of my book reviews. Besides being a book reviewer am I also an Art Director with over 17 years of experience in Design, Social Media Design, Internet Design, Social Media Marketing, Book Tours and other Online Book Promotions. On this website we offer related features, reviews, giveaways, interviews, guest posts and so much more. With PC BOOK TOURS we help authors promote their books online on all media. This fantastic service gives authors the exposure they deserve and offers bloggers more readers for their blogs.


  1. justpeachy36
    justpeachy36 August 18, 16:29
    I love this series, Gin Blanco rocks!
  2. Kai W.
    Kai W. August 18, 23:00
    I haven't read any of Jennifer Estep's book yet. Sounds like a great series to read.
  3. Nora-Adrienne Deret
    Nora-Adrienne Deret August 19, 00:59
    Hi Guys, Yes I'm a follower on both FFC and e-mail
  4. Iris
    Iris August 19, 08:08
    Thank you!
  5. Iris
    Iris August 19, 08:09
    oooh to bad.This is one of the greatest paranormal book series out there!
  6. Iris
    Iris August 19, 08:10
    Totally ... she's one of my favorite strong heroines!
  7. Cassie
    Cassie August 21, 15:50
    So excited!!!
  8. Iris
    Iris August 22, 13:56
    oh to bad. she is on my top 10 of fav authors :)
  9. Iris
    Iris August 22, 13:59
    yep... it's great! Let me know what you think of it after you have read Widow's web!
  10. Cassie
    Cassie August 22, 13:56
    So excited!!!
  11. Michelle Cable
    Michelle Cable August 22, 13:56
    Love this series!
  12. Yadira Alonzo
    Yadira Alonzo August 22, 13:56
    Great excerpt and review! I haven't read anything by Jennifer Estep, but she's definitely on my list.
  13. Chelsea Foust
    Chelsea Foust August 22, 13:59
    HOLY CRAP! That was an excerpt from the books?!?!!? SO didn't see that coming, I really hope it isn't what I think, I LOVE OWEN and FINN...I can't wait, this is torture!
  14. Iris
    Iris August 24, 08:21
    will be announcing the winner soon! stay tuned...

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