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Hey guys! I had the absolute pleasure on reviewing Unwanted by Jennifer Estep for you today and also talking with the author for a few quick questions. As you know I am a huge fan of Jennifer Estep and have read all her books so I was thrilled to be on this blog tour. Also, Unwanted, an e-novella to her adult series, Elemental Assassin, releases today so after reading this review you can go and buy yourselves a copy! If you have read the Elemental Assassin books, I hope you have enjoyed them immensely and continue on with Finn’s story in Unwanted. Here is a quick synopsis for you guys who aren’t quite caught up:


Unwanted – Jennifer Estep

Release Date: July 18th 2016

Pocket Books: Urban Fantasy

100 pages (Kindle edition)

You can read this review and others on my Goodreads here. (Don’t be shy to send a friend request as well!

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.

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…



My review: 

It’s no secret that I love this series. Been reading for about 5ish years and I still love it. Finn, dear Finn, had me reeling in the last book and I couldn’t help but feel for him. He is indeed a fan favorite and I knew that he needed his own novella or book to sort out the disaster that happened in Bitter Bite.

I dove into Unwanted head on and didn’t look up from my Kindle until I was finished. Finn may not be a badass assassin like his foster sister Gin, the main heroine in the books, but he is pretty badass with guns. The fighting scenes in this novella were just as action packed as if Gin were fighting and it was refreshing to see Finn hold his own without Gin being there to back him up. He needed to do this job himself and I only began to love him more for that.

I had so much fun being in Finn’s head even though he was being a Debby Downer with himself, though his charming self still shines through the cracks and I could only smile when I knew my Finnegan Lane would be just fine. . .

Overall I give this book 4 stars and am on the edge of my seat for the next installment as I always am. Thank you readers for reading and I will have another blog post up soon,

Over and out.
Quick Q&A with Jennifer Estep:

Q1) What do you do when you are not writing?

JE: I enjoy reading, watching movies/TV, doing yoga, and hanging out with my friends and family.

Q2) How often are you spent writing?

JE: I don’t necessarily write every day, but I do work every day. I’m usually on the computer by 9 a.m. checking my emails and social media sites. Once that’s done, I work on whatever I need to do that day, whether it’s writing, reading through page proofs, blogging, etc. I take a break for lunch, then go back to work.

I take another break in the afternoon, then go back to work in the evening. Sometimes, I’ll work as late as 10 p.m. if I have a deadline or something that needs to get done.

Q3) Do you have a playlist for writing?

JE: Nope, I don’t listen to music while I’m writing. I find that I end up tuning out the music since I’m so focused on my writing. So writing in complete silence just works best for me.

I will sometimes listen to music while I’m blogging, updating social media, or things like that. Some of my favorite musicians include The Killers, Kelly Clarkson, and Jimmy Buffett, among many others.

Q4) What’s your favorite recipe for something quick?

JE: Since it’s summer, I’ll share this. It’s not really a recipe, but my mom and grandma do this every summer. Enjoy!

Sweet Summer Strawberries

1 gallon fresh strawberries

Sugar, to taste

Wash and cap strawberries. Let strawberries dry, then cut them into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl. Starting with about a cup of sugar, add sugar to strawberries until desired sweetness is reached. (The more sugar you add, the sweeter they will be.) Stir the sugar until it is dissolved and has formed a syrup over the strawberries. Serve immediately, or ladle strawberries and syrup into airtight containers and freeze until ready to use.

Note: These strawberries are great on toast, as part of a PB&J, or over vanilla ice cream. Also, this recipe works with all kinds of summer berries, as well as other summer fruits, like peaches.

Q5) Are you the cook in the house or someone else?

JE: I like to cook when I have time. Dessert is my favorite thing to make.
Thank you Jennifer for answering my questions and hope your release day for Unwanted goes well! Readers, don’t forget to snag your own copy and if you haven’t met Finn or the rest of the gang, I highly encourage you to pick up the first book in its series, Spider Bite, you won’t be able to put it down!


JENNIFER ESTEP

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA 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 http://www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.

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