Cover Reveal: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep

From Jennifer Estep’s website:

Today, I am pleased to share the cover art for Deadly Sting, the eighth book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.

Once again, the book will have a step-back cover, just like Widow’s Web did. That means that on the Deadly Sting mass market print books, that the red flap (above left) will be the outer cover on top of the interior art that shows Gin (above right). The e-books will just show the interior, Gin art (I’ll post the final e-book cover when it becomes available).

The cover artist is Tony Mauro, who has also done the other covers in the series. Once again, I think he’s done an excellent job capturing Gin and the story.

I can also share the book description for Deadly Sting. As always, if you don’t want to be spoiled, you may want to skip reading the description.

Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep     Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep inner cover

Title: Deadly Sting
Series: Elemental Assassin, #8
Author: Jennifer Estep
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 26, 2013 by Pocket Books

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. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’ priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.

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I won’t read the synopsis because I am not up to date on the series so I don’t know what’s in store for Gin. But I am excited to find out!

And in case you weren’t in the know, Ash from Smash Attack Reads and I are hosting an ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN Series Read-Along. Our first discussion – for Spider’s Bite – will take place here, on The Book Vixen, next Friday (9/28). We hope you’ll join us!


Elemental Assassin Series Read-Along

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  1. Holy shit! That is SO very different from previous books, but I see those knives! :)

    1. It is very different. It looks like she's all dressed up ready to go somewhere fancy.

  2. It's a great - eye catching cover but so different front he rest in the series. I still need to start this one but I have the first four ready to go!