Thursday, November 30, 2023

Stings and Stones by Jennifer Estep

New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Estep. Stings and Stones. An Elemental Assassin Short Story Collection. Read it now!

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep serves up an Elemental Assassin short story collection featuring danger, magic, and a touch of romance. Perfect for fans of Ilona Andrews, Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, and Faith Hunter.

Flash back to one of Gin Blanco’s many missions as the assassin the Spider. Learn more about Gin’s relationships with her mentor, Fletcher Lane, and her foster brother, Finnegan Lane, and see what trouble the other characters get themselves into when Gin’s not around. From a ghost’s lost love to a villain’s origin story, this action-packed collection has something for every urban fantasy and paranormal romance fan.

The Stings and Stones collection features ten short stories told by various characters:

“Spider’s Bargain” — Gin Blanco
“Web of Death” — Gin Blanco
“Web of Deceit” — Fletcher Lane
“Poison” — Finnegan Lane
“Wasted” — Finnegan Lane
“Tangled Dreams” — Jo-Jo and Sophia Deveraux
“Tangled Schemes” — Bria Coolidge
“Spider’s Nemesis” — Mab Monroe
“Haints and Hobwebs” — Gin Blanco
“Parlor Tricks” — Gin Blanco

Author’s Note: Stings and Stones is a collection of Elemental Assassin short stories. Some of the stories previously appeared on Jennifer Estep’s website, while others have been featured in anthologies.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Elemental Assassin series!
For the novella, Unwanted, click HERE.
For book #15, Unraveled, click HERE.
For book #16, Snared, click HERE.
For book #17, Venom in the Veins, click HERE.
For book #18, Sharpest Sting, click HERE.
For book #19, Last Strand, click HERE.
For the novella, Heart Stings, click HERE.
For the novella, Spider and Frost, click HERE.


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Stings and Stones by Jennifer Estep

A Short Story Collection
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"For the first time in a very long time, I had a real enemy – one who was just as vicious and deadly as I was."



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Stings and Stones is an anthology collection of short stories from the Elemental Assassin universe, narrated by several of the main cast.

Note: These stories are not new shorts; previously featured on Jennifer Estep's website and within multi-author anthologies. For the first time ever, all the shorts are bundled into one handy location.

I would suggest only reading this collection of shorts if you have read at least the first 10 full-length novels to avoid spoiling the plot, as well as it would help to avoid confusion since the world building would be established.

Even though I had read every single one of these shorts previously, it was delightful to revisit the series again. Gin's sarcastic flair and how she views the world eradicated my reader's block. It was nice to sit down, enjoy a short story for a few minutes of escapism without the long-term commitment of reading a novel from start to finish. I read this during the Thanksgiving holiday while hosting guests, where I took a few minutes to myself to read a short or two at a time.

As soon as I hit post on this review, I have Spider's Bite already queued up. Time to go back to the very beginning and reexperience everything. My name is Gin, and I kill people.



"So far, my retirement was turning into a gigantic bore."


Author Bio

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.

Jennifer is the author of the Galactic Bonds, Section 47, Elemental Assassin, Crown of Shards, Gargoyle Queen, Mythos Academy, Mythos Academy spinoff, Black Blade, and Bigtime fantasy series. She has written more than 40 books, along with numerous novellas and stories.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with friends and family, doing yoga, and reading fantasy and romance books. She also watches way too much TV and loves all things related to superheroes.

Connect with Jennifer Estep!

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"The assassin just wouldn't die."

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Stings and Stones: An Elemental Assassin Short Story Collection by Jennifer Estep to read and review.

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