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Talk Supe | A Pop Fiction Book Blog: Buddy Review with She-Wolf: Venom by Jennifer Estep
National Book Award finalists - The Washington Post Series: Elemental Assassin 3Format: MobiEelease Date: September 28, 2010Publisher: Pocket BooksRecommended by: Amber I.Source: Awesomesauce Book ClubGenre: Urban Fantasy
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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. To my friends, I’m the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker—Mab’s right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists.

At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I’ll take my chances. Then there’s Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland’s finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I’m a cold-blooded killer . . . who is about to save her life.

I'm getting fonder and fonder of buddy reads, I've been reading Elemental Assassin with my dear She-Wolf, Lee, and though we are so behind the series, experiencing Jennifer Estep's world and writing with her is such a blast!

Here's half of our new reading enterprise we call

SHE-WOLF READS: Gin Blanco is back! And I just have to say that this series keeps getting better and better. VENOM, the third book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, didn’t let me down in terms of the action, the intrigue, and the romance. As usual there are two storylines that feed into each other in a very tightly knit, well-paced plot. One is the overall story arc of Gin and her quest to revenge her family’s murder and the other is the abuse and victimization of Roslyn Phillips by Elliot Slater. Gin takes on the challenge of helping Roslyn against Slater. The fact that she’ll have to get rid of Mab’s right hand man in the process, well, that’s just a perk. I think what I found most exciting about VENOM was the development in the overall storyline. Estep provides enough answers to satisfy curiosity while also giving readers new developments that whet your appetite for Gin’s ultimate vengeance. One of the complications Estep throws Gin’s way is a new member of the Ashland police force who brings Gin’s past right into her present. I am so looking forward to seeing how this relationship plays out – it’s complex and has the potential to be either devastating or life-affirming for Gin. Estep also gets Gin to make a major move against Mab, and, at the end of VENOM, I thought to myself, sh*t just got real.

BRAINE: Perfectly put, Lee! I am loving how with each book we get to know the other players in the series. Roslyn has been a recurring character and we know that her life as a Madame isn’t easy and VENOM really depicted the ugly side of her life. I would think she’d have more clout being the secret keeper of sorts of Ashland’s thugs but obviously she’s powerless like the rest of the town’s residents. As for the surprise character, my jaw dropped and I got so excited and couldn’t believe what I was reading when I got to that part! I started VENOM late into the night and I was so tempted to pull an all-nighter just to see if it’ll lead to confessions and revelations.

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2011-08-25 20:04:50 by PsykoGamer

Does anybody have any good recommendations for zombie books that actually have a decent story to them? I have read Day By Day Armageddon by J.L Bourne as well as World War Z by Max Brookes and loved them both. I am hoping I didn't mess up by getting the first two Plague of the Dead books by Z.A. Recht. I just purchased those 2 books and the 2nd book for Day by Day Armageddon called Beyond Exile. I read that as an ebook but I am considering other books for purchase later on. Anybody read The Infection or Tooth and Nail by Craig DiLouie. They seem to have decent reviews on Amazon but curious if anybody here has read them at all

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2007-12-06 13:00:24 by amaxen

More than you'd think:
But Brake and Hook go further. They suggest this is a two-way street: SF also influences science. Brake points out to me that it was Wells who invented the atom bomb in The World Set Free, in 1914, in spite of the fact that two of the leading nuclear physicists of the day, Rutherford and Soddy, had said it was impossible. Leo Szilard read Wells’s book in 1932. A year later, Szilard discovered the idea of a nuclear chain reaction while waiting for the traffic lights to change on Southampton Row, in Bloomsbury. “Wells’s fictional bomb led straight to Hiroshima,” write Brake and Hook

There are two ways, actually...

2007-02-16 05:42:40 by chinacat

But first you need to stop being bored with yourself - if you don't find yourself interesting, and respect the things you love, no one else will have any reason to.
doesn't matter if you're in to rocks, comic books, knitting, or civil war history...honestly, the only truely boring people are the ones who have nothing but gossip and trivia to talk about.
you have a choice, here, and it's one you have to make for yourself, and then stick to it in the face of the culture trying to turn you into a beer-swilling dullard who thinks that reality shows are funny, or suspenseful, or cool

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"The Reporter Who would be King" by Arthur Lubow, 1992. Chaarlles Scribner and Sons, ISBN 0-684-19404-X
The biography of Richard Harding Davis, a famous American writer/editor/journalist/playwright of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century


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