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Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin Series)
     

Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin Series)

4.6 20
by Jennifer Estep
 
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

Overview

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. But when Gin happens to show up at the same nightclub, he isn’t the only one hoping to get her alone. Some shadowy figures will do anything to take down the Spider, Gin’s assassin alter ego, and Owen will do anything to protect her. This could be the way to win her back, or at least give her a night off from fighting for her life—if Owen can survive...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476754413
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Publication date:
07/22/2013
Series:
Elemental Assassin Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
44,784
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, By a Thread, Widow’s Web, Deadly Sting, Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, Black Widow, Spider’s Trap, Bitter Bite, Unraveled, and Snared, along with the e-shorts Thread of Death, Parlor Tricks, Kiss of Venom, Unwanted, and Nice Guys Bite are the other works in her red-hot Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Jennifer is also the author of the Black Blade and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series. For more on Jennifer and her books, visit her at JenniferEstep.com and @Jennifer_Estep.

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Kiss of Venom 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars:  KISS OF VENOM is a short story-novella 8.5- in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series focusing on Gin Blanco –The Elemental Assassin. Kiss of Venom is a storyline told from Owen’s POV (Gin’s ex-lover) and one that occurs between DEADLY STING and HEART OF VENOM.  If you are a fan of Jennifer’s Elemental Assassin series Kiss of Venom reveals Owen’s inner most thoughts and turmoil following his heartbreaking split from the woman he loves. This particular novella allows the reader inside Owen’s mind as he ruminates about everyone he has wronged in his life.  Although most people’s list is lengthy, Owen knows that the four most important people in his life have suffered due to his inability to see the truth and admit when he is wrong-Phillip, Cooper, Eva and Gin. For followers of the series, all of Owen’s heartbreaking decisions revert back to his inability to see the ‘bad’ in Salina and his refusal to protect the woman that he loves.  He knew that Salina’s presence in his life has hurt those that he loves but he was still reluctant to face the reality of the situation –that Salina was going to kill everyone in her way including Gin. The storyline is somewhat cathartic for Owen as he must accept that he was wrong and yet it is not in his nature.  He is a strong male; has accepted Gin for all that she is and has done; and yet he is unable to let go of his feelings for a former love.  In this, Owen has placed everyone in danger and knows that to right the wrong, there is some major groveling on the horizon. There is no one -on -one time between Owen and Gin-this story focuses on Owen and Phillip as they resolve to protect Gin from would-be assassins as they begin to wonder how all of this is connected to Mabs Monroe-the one time mob leader and enemy of the The Spider. One thing I will point out-I did not feel this story was of the same quality as the previous novels and novellas in the series.  The writing was simple-no detail-and the conversations lacked any emotion or feelings. Even the conversations between Owen and Phillip felt forced and unnatural. Yes these two best buds have been estranged for some time but I had a difficult time with the overall presentation. The voice did not feel like Estep;  I did not feel a connection to the characters although I desperately wanted to sympathize with Owen because I want the sensuality of this couple back in my fantasy life.   But, if you are a fan of the Elemental Assassin series, Owen’s thoughts and ramblings about his life are an interesting addition.  The reader delves deeper into Owen’s mindset at the time of Salina’s murderous rampage but that still does not excuse his actions that nearly cost him the lives of everyone he knew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Its book #8.5 in the Elemental Assasins Series. Told from Owen's P.O.V. It is a wonderful story and nice to have someone other than Gin's point of view of the story I highly recommend this book its really good just like the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guys rock
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Loved to be able to read from Owen's perspective.
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Great insight into Owen
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ondreea More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best novellas I've read for this series. Since Selena was killed 2 books back, I've been wondering what the heck is Owen thinking. In part because of some of the dumb things he's been saying and doing to Gin, but also because wanting his perspective. This book had all of that for me. If you are a fan and as disillusioned with Owen's attitude of late as I have been, then you really need to read this book. I loved seeing how he felt about some of the things that happened in the last 2 books. Knowing how Gin interpreted those actions by Owen and really what he was thinking as revealed in this book really added depth to them and their relationship. I was glad when Gin chose Owen over Detective Donovan Caine and now feel vindicated. This is a must read for all fans.
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gennielc More than 1 year ago
I usually listen to these books, so I was a little worried wondering if I'd like it as much.  It was wonderful! Hearing how Owen viewed the same experience as Gin had was great.  Yes, it's short and could be an entire book, but that isn't what it was meant to be, so we need to judge it based on intention.  And it worked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but very good. I enjoyed seeing things through Owens eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one!