Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guest Jennifer Estep Q & A on the UNWANTED Blog Tour -- with Giveaway!

I'm thrilled today to be part of NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep's tour for hot new release UNWANTED! I'm fan-girl excited to announce she's answered my questions, which I'm sharing with all of you!!

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.

But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with some nasty underworld giants, Finn knows that he must act in order to protect an innocent family.

Finnegan Lane might be the most unwanted man in Ashland these days, but he's determined to try to make amends for his past mistakes...

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Jennifer's interview:

Did you enjoy telling the story from a viewpoint other than Gin's?

JE: I always enjoy writing in my Elemental Assassin world, whether it’s a full-length book from Gin’s point of view or something shorter from the point of view of one of the secondary characters. It’s just a really fun, action-packed world to play around in as a writer.

What did you like about it?

JE: Most of the time in books, the secondary characters are there to support the heroine, but they all have their own lives, worries, fears, and problems. I enjoy giving readers a sort of behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on in the secondary characters’ lives and how they think and feel about what’s going on in the main books with the main story arcs.

Plus, I think that novellas and short stories that focus on the secondary characters are just fun, bonus material for readers. So that’s one of the reasons that I tend to make the novellas and short stories almost like stand-alone adventures for the secondary characters.

What prompted you to write Finn's novella?

JE: Bitter Bite, book #14 in my Elemental Assassin series, focused a lot on Finn’s relationship with a long-lost relative, and things definitely didn’t end well in that regard. If you’ve read Bitter Bite, then you know that Finn needed his own story after everything that happened in that book. And a hug.

So with the Unwanted novella, I wanted to show exactly what Finn was thinking and feeling, and his reaction to all of the heartache and betrayal in Bitter Bite. I had been wanting to write something from Finn’s point of view for a while, and this just felt like a natural place in the series to do that. Plus, I had the time in my writing schedule to do it.

I hope that everyone has as much fun reading Finn’s story as I did writing it. Happy reading, everyone!

Thanks to Jennifer for chatting with us today!

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Jennifer has a giveaway for 5 copies of BITTER BITE (5 winners!) and a $25 Amazon gift card! Open to US residents only. One winner per household. Contest ends July 25th at midnight EST. 

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Jennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.

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