Can you tell us a bit about Poison Promise in your own words?
JE: Poison Promise is the 11th book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. In this book, my heroine Gin Blanco has to protect someone who witnesses a horrific crime. As always, the book features a lot of magic, action, and adventure. I hope everyone has as much fun reading the book as I did writing it.
How has Gin evolved through the course of the series?
JE: I would say that Gin has opened up a lot more to her friends and family. She is definitely closer to people and has more relationships than she did in Spider’s Bite, the first book in the series. Many times, it’s those relationships and threats to her friends and family that drive Gin to do whatever is necessary to protect the people that she cares about.
Which of your characters do you relate to the most?
JE: Well, the series is told from Gin’s point of view, so I have to say her. LOL. Gin is way smarter, cooler, and tougher than I could ever be, so I always enjoy writing her character.
But Finnegan Lane, Gin’s foster brother, is probably the character that’s the most fun for me to write, just because he’s so shameless, greedy, playful, and over-the-top.
Do you have a favorite super power?
JE: Strength, speed, the ability to create fire, ice, or lightning with your bare hands. There are so many cool superpowers out there. But if I had to pick just one, I’d probably go with teleportation. I think it would be really fun to go anywhere you wanted to in an instant.
How many books are planned for the Elemental Assassin series?
JE: As of right now, I’m contracted for 13 books, so there will be at least one more book in the series after Black Widow, book #12, comes out on Nov. 25. But I hope to write at least a few more books in the series after that. We’ll see what happens.
Now that the Mythos Academy series has ended, are you developing any new YA stories?
JE: I have been working on a new YA series. It’s going to be called the Black Blade series, and it’s about magic, monsters, and mobsters. The first book will be called Cold Burn of Magic, and it’s set to be released in 2015.
Thanks for your time! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
JE: If folks want more info on my books, they can check out my website at www.jenniferestep.com or follow me on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
Happy reading, everyone!
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