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hey guys… we’ve got a guest with us today… Jennifer Estep and she’s talking spoilers… no, she’s not sharing any. Although I want to ask her a question or two myself.
Greetings and salutations! First of all, I want to thank Shiloh for having me here on her blog today. Thanks so much, Shiloh!
As some of you know, I’m the author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.
Spider’s Bite, the first book in the series came out in February. The second book in the series, Web of Lies, was released on May 25, and the third book, Venom, will debut on Sept. 28.
Today, I thought that I’d talk a little bit about spoilers. With two books out in my Elemental Assassin series now, I’m starting to get a lot more reader requests for spoilers – especially for who my heroine, Gin Blanco, is going to end up with. (For the record, Gin is going to get her happily ever after at the end of book five, since that’s how many I’m contracted for right now.)
I don’t have anything against spoilers – I love them myself. In fact, I surf sites like Entertainment Weekly to learn what’s going to happen on my favorite TV shows. But I’m kind of hesitant to give out book spoilers to readers because I just never know how much to say – or how much a reader really wants to know.
Do readers want broad hints about what’s going to happen? Specific details? Something in between? Is there a spoiler that, well, completely spoils a book for a reader? These are the kind of things that I’m asking myself every time I get a request for a spoiler.
Now, some of the stuff is pretty easy to figure out. The back cover copy for the books that I have posted on my website gives lots of hints as to who Gin ends up with and when she meets her long-lost sister, Bria. But beyond that, I just don’t know. I think that I’ll keep on doing what I’m doing, which is playing it safe – small spoilers but nothing that I think would ruin someone’s enjoyment of my books. It seems to be working so far.
What about you guys? Do you like spoilers? Why or why not? How much of a spoiler is too much? Share in the comments.
Me again…jennifer’s offered up a signed copy of Web of Lies, open to US/Canada. Winner’s name will be drawn from comments. Please make sure you read my disclaimer if you’re new to my blog. You MUST check back to see if you’ve won-I do NOT notify winners.