Help me welcome today’s author, the gracious Jennifer Estep. She’s the author of not one but three series, Elemental Assassin series (adult urban fantasy), Mythos Academy series (young adult urban fantasy) and the Big Time series (adult paranormal romance).
Greetings! First of all, thanks to Jennifer for hosting me on the blog today. Thanks so much, Jennifer.
So the holiday season is upon us, which means lots of gatherings and lots of gift giving. One of my favorite things about this time of year is presents, and one of my favorite things about presents is wrapping them.
I like wrapping gifts in quirky paper, disguising an obvious gift like a book or CD inside a box, or giving someone an unexpected gift that they really like. But most of all, I enjoy seeing the presents sitting under the Christmas tree, when it’s nighttime, and the soft white lights from the tree cast a silvery glow on the packages below.
But, as we all know, wrapping presents is also a lot of work. So to help pass the time and get me in the holiday spirit, I often put on some music while I wrap gifts. Here are some of the tunes on my holiday playlist. There are lots of different versions of many of these songs, but these are some of the ones that I like.
First up, I want to share some songs by The Killers:
And here are some other holiday songs that I like by a variety of artists:
- Christmas In The Caribbean by Jimmy Buffett
- Christmas In Dixie by Alabama
- Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
- 2000 Miles by The Pretenders
I also like quirky tunes, including these Christmas-themed ones:
- Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer by Dr. Elmo
- Snoopy’s Christmas by The Royal Guardsmen
- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) by Alvin And The Chipmunks
And finally, here are some songs that I think are holiday classics:
- Carol Of The Bells by US Air Force Band & Singing Sergeants
- Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by London Symphony
What about you guys? What’s on your holiday playlist? What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season?
Elemental Assassin Series, Book #10
Release Date:December 24, 2013
How did I end up in a career where I always have blood on my hands?
Well, let me tell you a story about an assassin who thought she could do no wrong …
Ten years ago. A blistering hot August night. I remember like it was yesterday. The night I, Gin Blanco, truly became the Spider. Killing people is what I do best, especially now that I’ve honed my Ice and Stone magic. But back then, I had yet to learn one very important rule: arrogance will get you, every single time.
This particular job seemed simple: murder a crooked building contractor with ties to ruthless Fire elemental Mab Monroe. My mentor, Fletcher Lane, had some misgivings, but I was certain that I had the situation under control … right up until I exposed my weaknesses to a merciless opponent who exploited every single one of them. There’s a reason assassins aren’t supposed to feel anything. Luckily, a knife to the heart can fix that problem, especially when I’m the one wielding it …
The Spider is available at:
About Jennifer Estep
Jennifer has worked as a features writer and page designer for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and has more than 10 years of journalism experience. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writing groups.
Jennifer’s books have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, and a variety of other publications. You can follow her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter. Also find out more about Jennifer Estep and her books over at her website.
Jennifer Estep is giving away one copy of HEART OF VENOM to one US winner.
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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).