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Kat Martin | Vacationing at sea … exhilarating or exhausting?
Author Guest / August 14, 2012

Next year I’m planning to take a cruise.  I’ve only done it twice before–both times on Carnival, fun because both were readers’ cruises.  Six hundred and fifty readers and only twenty five authors!  It was like being a big celebrity, even though it only lasted a week.  It was terrific to talk books with people who love them as much as I do. Next year’s cruise will be different.  We’re going to the Greek Isles–or at least so we thought until last week when I found out the boat doesn’t stop at any real islands.  They kind of tricked us, but it was a very good deal, money-wise, since the cruise industry is after the accident in Italy and Greece has riots in the streets. So it’s going to be cheaper–if we live through it.  And there is always the possibility of storms that time of year.  I’m definitely taking my patch–which, incidentally, actually works.  Twelve-foot seas and you don’t feel a thing.  Kind of like being drunk without the hangover.  Gotta have a prescription for it, though, but it’s usually easy to get. Our last cruise was in the Caribbean–the setting for DEEP BLUE, a book that Kensington Publishing…

Fresh Pick | BY A THREAD by Jennifer Estep
Fresh Pick / August 14, 2012

Elemental Assassin #6 March 2012 On Sale: February 28, 2012 Featuring: Gin Blanco; Mab Monroe; Bria 384 pages ISBN: 1451651767 EAN: 9781451651768 Kindle: B005GG0LS4 Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Fantasy Urban Buy at Great Urban Fantasy By A Thread by Jennifer Estep Gin Blanco never thought she’d need a vacation from being an assassin. But a few weeks ago, she killed Mab Monroe, her nemesis and the most powerful Fire elemental in Ashland. Now, all the city’s lowlifes are trying to make a name for themselves by taking out the Spider. So she heads south to a swanky beach town, along with her baby sister, Bria, for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when an old friend of Bria’s is threatened by a powerful vampire with deadly elemental magic, it looks like Gin will have to dig the silverstone knives out of her suitcase after all. But this time, her special powers might not be enough to prevent her from coming home in a pine box Gin’s Back For Round 6! Retired or not, assassins don’t actually get a vacation, do they? Previous Picks