Elemental Assassin Series by Jennifer Estep

4.16 · 561 ratings
  • Web of Deceit (Elemental Assassin #0.2)
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    Web of Deceit (Elemental Assassin #0.2)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 14 ratings · published 2011

    This short story takes place when Gin is a teenager. It’s told from the point of view of Fletcher Lane, Gin’s assas­sin men­tor, and focuses on Gin’s first solo job as the assas­sin the Spi­der.

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  • Spider's Bargain (Elemental Assassin #0.5)
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    Spider's Bargain (Elemental Assassin #0.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 13 ratings · published 2011

    This short story takes place before the events ofSpider’s Bite, the first book in the Elemental Assassin series. In "Spider’s Bargain," Gin Blanco takes on a corrupt cop, but only one of them will be left standing in the end.

  • Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1)
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    Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 31 ratings · published 2010

    My name is Gin, and I kill people. They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South — when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride... more

  • Web of Death (Elemental Assassin #1.5)
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    Web of Death (Elemental Assassin #1.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 12 ratings · published 2011

    This short story takes place after the events ofSpider’s Bitebut before the begin­ning ofWeb of Lies. In "Web of Death," Gin Blanco’s retire­ment is inter­rupted by some unwanted guests.

  • Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin #2)
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    Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin #2)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 28 ratings · published 2010

    Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon.I'm Gin Blanco. You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I’m retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren’t aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox... more

  • Wasted (Elemental Assassin #2.7)
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    Wasted (Elemental Assassin #2.7)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 12 ratings · published 2011

    This short story takes place in between the events ofWeb of LiesandVenom. One day, a beau­ti­ful woman walks into the bank where Finn works, and trou­ble soon fol­lows.

  • Venom (Elemental Assassin #3)
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    Venom (Elemental Assassin #3)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 27 ratings · published 2010

    What kind of assassin works pro bono? It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public, I’m Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland’s best barbecue joint... more

  • Tan­gled Dreams (Elemental Assassin #3.5)
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    Tan­gled Dreams (Elemental Assassin #3.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 12 ratings · published 2011

    This short story takes place in between the events ofVenomandTan­gled Threads. It’s told from the points of view of Jo-Jo Dev­er­aux and her sis­ter, Sophia Dev­er­aux. When a car­jacker fol­lows an injured Gin back to Jo-Jo’s beauty salon, Jo-Jo and Sophia join forced to elim­i­nate the threat.

  • Tan­gled Schemes (Elemental Assassin #3.7)
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    Tan­gled Schemes (Elemental Assassin #3.7)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 12 ratings · published 2011

    This short story spans a period of time start­ing from the last chap­ter of Spider’s Bite and end­ing right before the begin­ning of Tan­gled Threads . It’s told from Detec­tive Bria Coolidge’s point of view and shows her search for her long-lost sis­ter Genevieve Snow. What Bria doesn’t know is what she’s going to do about the fact that Genevieve also hap­pens to be the assas­sin the Spi­der.

  • Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4)
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    Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 27 ratings · published 2011

    I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings . But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead... more

  • Spider’s Nemesis (Elemental Assassin #4.5)
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    Spider’s Nemesis (Elemental Assassin #4.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 10 ratings · published 2011

    This short story spans a period of many years, beginning before Gin was born and ending during the events ofTangled Threads. It is told from the point of view of Mab Monroe and shows how the Fire elemental grew up, including her first meeting with Eira Snow, Gin’s mother.

  • Haints and Hobwebs (Elemental Assassin #4.7)
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    Haints and Hobwebs (Elemental Assassin #4.7)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 6 ratings · published 2018

    Even the Spider can’t escape a ghost’s web . . .I’m being haunted.As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I’m used to being haunted by all the bad things I’ve done over the years. I suppose it was only a matter of time before an actual ghost came back to haunt me. But for once, I’m not the bad guy, and I wasn’t the person who sent this ghost—this haint—into the afterlife... more

  • Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5)
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    Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 26 ratings · published 2011

    Old habits die hard. And I plan on mur­der­ing some­one before the night is through. Killing used to be my reg­u­lar gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spi­der, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly mat­ters: Mab Mon­roe, the dan­ger­ous Fire ele­men­tal who mur­dered my fam­ily when I was thir­teen. Oh, I don’t think the mis­sion will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more prob­lem­atic than expected... more

  • Spider's Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5)
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    Spider's Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 27 ratings · published 2011

    Old habits die hard. And I plan on mur­der­ing some­one before the night is through. Killing used to be my reg­u­lar gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spi­der, assassin-for-hire. And I was very good at it. Now, I’m ready to make the one hit that truly mat­ters: Mab Mon­roe, the dan­ger­ous Fire ele­men­tal who mur­dered my fam­ily when I was thir­teen. Oh, I don’t think the mis­sion will be easy, but turns out it’s a bit more prob­lem­atic than expected... more

  • Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin #5.5)
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    Thread of Death (Elemental Assassin #5.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 17 ratings · published 2012

    Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, might have finally killed her nemesis, Mab Monroe, but that doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing. Gin goes to Mab's funeral to say her goodbyes and runs into some of Ashland's most notorious underworld power players, including Jonah McAllister and Phillip Kincaid. McAllister wants her dead, and Kincaid has his own murky motives when it comes to the Spider, and Gin once again finds herself fighting for her life... more

  • By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)
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    By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 27 ratings · published 2011

    The sixth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series featuring Gin Blanco, who by day owns a Tennessee BBQ joint, and by night is a tough female assassin known as the Spider. I never thought I’d need a vacation from being an assassin…. My name is Gin Blanco, and I’m the assassin the Spider. All the Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning for me and trying to make a name for themselves by taking out the Spider... more

  • Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin #7)
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    Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin #7)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 23 ratings · published 2012

    I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique. Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power... more

  • Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8)
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    Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 21 ratings · published 2013

    Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot. Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be... more

  • Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin #8.5)
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    Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin #8.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 15 ratings · published 2013

    The New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series continues with a new e-novella—from the hero’s point of view! Owen Grayson is bound and determined to get Gin back...if her enemies don’t get her first. When you have a history of dating an assassin, a night out on the town can turn deadly—fast. Owen Grayson is still wracked with guilt over the end of his love affair with Gin Blanco, and there aren’t enough gin and tonics in all of Ashland to ease his heartache... more

  • Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9)
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    Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 21 ratings · published 2013

    The hotly anticipated ninth novel in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series finds Gin Blanco on a dangerous mission to rescue a friend. When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap... more

  • The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10)
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    The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 19 ratings · published 2013

    The tenth book in the bestselling and “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series finally reveals for the first time the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadliest of assassins. For the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine books in the series, Gin Blanco goes through her paces to become the most feared assassin in the Ashland.

  • Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11)
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    Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 21 ratings · published 2014

    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...

  • Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12)
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    Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 19 ratings · published 2014

    There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit. The thing is, I’m not the only target... more

  • Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin #13)
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    Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin #13)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 19 ratings · published 2015

    The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series… One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews). Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance. One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches... more

  • Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14)
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    Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #14)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 19 ratings · published 2016

    Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in... more

  • Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5)
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    Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 11 ratings · published 2016

    The New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series continues with a new e-novella--from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, the foster brother of Gin Blanco, and a fan favorite of readers of the series. The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bite has left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant... more

  • Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15)
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    Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 17 ratings · published 2016

    After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite , the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on... more

  • Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin #15.5)
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    Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin #15.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 11 ratings · published 2016

    New York Times bestseller Jennifer Estep continues her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series with a novella starring Silvio Sanchez, the vampire assistant of Gin Blanco, as he goes on a holiday date that turns out to be more deadly than romantic. Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn’t leave much time for romance, especially with Gin’s holiday party planning in full swing... more

  • Snared (Elemental Assassin #16)
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    Snared (Elemental Assassin #16)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 14 ratings · published 2017

    If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines. Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web… Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl... more

  • Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin #17)
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    Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin #17)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 10 ratings · published 2018

    Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything … It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends—but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you’re Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld. This time around, someone seems to be targeting Stuart Mosley, the president of First Trust bank... more

  • Winter’s Web (Elemental Assassin #17.5)
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    Winter’s Web (Elemental Assassin #17.5)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 6 ratings · published 2019

    An assassin at a renaissance faire. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, if you’re the Spider . . . I might be Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, but even I need a break from the bad guys every now and then. So when Owen Grayson, my significant other, suggests a trip to the Winter’s Web Renaissance Faire, it sounds like a perfect distraction from all my problems... more

  • Sharpest Sting (Elemental Assassin #18)
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    Sharpest Sting (Elemental Assassin #18)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 8 ratings · published 2019

    The truth won’t set me free—but it will probably get me killed ... As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I’m used to having a target on my back. But ever since I started investigating the secret society known as the Circle, that target seems bigger than ever. Still, I’m trying to relax and enjoy the events leading up to my friends’ wedding when I learn that an old enemy has returned to Ashland. And that’s the just beginning of my latest nightmare... more

  • Last Strand: An Elemental Assassin book (Elemental Assassin #19)
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    Last Strand: An Elemental Assassin book (Elemental Assassin #19)

    Jennifer Estep

    · 6 ratings · published 2021

    Every bloody thread has been leading to this . . .I’ve battled a lot of bad guys in my time, both as Gin Blanco and as the notorious assassin the Spider. But I’ve never faced off against anyone quite as powerful and deadly as the dastardly leader of the Circle secret society.Just when I finally have a lead on how I can defeat the evil group once and for all, new information comes to light that throws me for a loop... more

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