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Fifty Shades of Book Boys: Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep

50 Shades of Book Boys

Today for 50 Shades of Book Boys we are featuring Finnegan Lane from Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep! It is no secret that here at Dark Faerie Tales we are big fans of The Elemental Assassins series and Finnegan is one of our favorite book boys! If you want to read Stephanie’s full review for Bitter Bite go here! Bitter Bite released February 23, 2016 from Pocket Books!

We have a great excerpt that will help you get to know Finnegan just a little better and there is also a fantastic giveaway for a finished copy of Bitter Bite so make sure to enter that before you leave!

***Also don’t forget to enter here for the international Fifty Shades of Book Boys giveaway***


Meet Finnegan Lane:


The lunch rush wrapped up, and the day wore on. I was sliding a batch of chocolate chip cookies into one of the ovens when the bell over the front door chimed.

“I hear we’re going on a double date,” a low, familiar voice murmured behind me.

I almost dropped the tray of cookies, but I tightened my grip at the last second, shoved the tray into the oven, and shut the door. To give myself a few more moments to prepare, I set the timer on the counter. Then I plastered a smile on my face and turned around.

Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, was perched on a stool next to Silvio. The vamp might look dapper in his suit, but Finn was positively resplendent in his. The navy Fiona Fine jacket stretched across his shoulders, the matching shirt underneath clinging to his sculpted muscles. Add the sharp suit and hard body to his bright green eyes, walnut-brown hair, and dazzling smile, and you had a devilishly handsome package, as Finn would proudly tell you himself. He knew exactly how gorgeous he was and used it to his advantage whenever he could.

I wondered if that was a trait he’d inherited from Fletcher—or his mother.

Finn kept grinning at me, and I forced myself to act casual and step forward, so that I was standing on the opposite side of the counter from him, just as I’d done a thousand times before.

“Yep. Owen and I are crashing your swanky shindig, and then I’m taking you and Bria out to dinner at Underwood’s. My treat.”

“Your treat?” Finn asked, a teasing note creeping into his voice. “Is something wrong?”

My hands curled around the edge of the counter, but I managed to crank up the wattage on my smile. “Why would you think that?”

He waggled his eyebrows. “Because you hardly ever offer to pay, especially at Underwood’s.”

I snorted. “That’s because whenever I do, you always insist on ordering the most expensive things on the menu, regardless of whether you actually like them.”

Another, wider grin stretched across his face. “What can I say? I have expensive tastes, baby.”

I snorted again, but Finn cackled with glee before ordering a barbecue chicken sandwich, sweet-potato fries, and a triple chocolate milkshake. I laughed and joked and smiled as I fixed his food and slid it across the counter to him. But every time I glanced at Finn, every time I heard his suave voice, every time the rich timbre of his laughter washed over me, a single image filled my mind: that photo of Fletcher holding Finn while Deirdre stared down at her newborn son with a flat, distant expression.

Finn chattered on about tonight’s party, some new client he wanted me to meet, and how everyone was going to be so jealous of how gorgeous Bria was. I chimed in when appropriate, but every forced grin and fake chuckle made my heart sink and my stomach knot up. Tonight was supposed to be fun for Finn, and I was going to ruin it by telling him about Deirdre.

Finn’s lunch seemed to drag on forever, even though he strolled out through the front door less than forty-five minutes later with a grin, a wink, and a playful warning for me to bring my credit card to Underwood’s. I snarked back that I might have to take out a bank loan just to pay for his dinner. Finn laughed a final time, then left the Pork Pit.

The second he was gone, the smile dropped from my face faster than a body hitting the floor.


Jennifer-EstepAbout Jennifer:

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today 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. Bitter Bite, the 14th book in the series, was released on Feb. 23.

Jennifer also writes the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. She is also the author of the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

You can visit Jennifer around the web here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Want to read more from Jennifer Estep?

Spider's Bite Web of Lies Venom Tangled Threads Spider’s Revenge By a Thread Widow’s WebTouch of FrostKiss of FrostDark FrostCrimson FrostMidnight FrostKiller FrostKarma GirlHot MamaJinxNightingaleFandemicCold Burn of MagicDark Heart of MagicBright Blaze of Magic



This contest is provided by Pocket Books!

One lucky winner will win a finished copy of Bitter Bite!

Bitter Bite

Available February 23, 2016 by Pocket Books

About this Book:

Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship?

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

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15 Responses to “Fifty Shades of Book Boys: Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep

  1. Ivy SundstromNo Gravatar

    This is one of my favorite series. Read all the Elemental Assassin books except for Bitter Bite.

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  2. ErinNo Gravatar

    no, this will be my first.

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  3. jesslynfoxNo Gravatar

    I haven’t read any of them, but I have had them in my tbr for quite some time. I was trying to figure out what I was going to read next, I may give this shot.

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  4. jaimeNo Gravatar

    no, this would be my first

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  5. Alisha SienkielNo Gravatar

    No I haven’t read this series yet.

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  6. Gabic ReadsNo Gravatar

    I haven’t, but I’ve been meaning to!

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  7. Tori HoffertNo Gravatar

    No, but I’d love to start reading them!

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  8. JenMNo Gravatar

    I love this series. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I loved Deadly Sting because in that book, Gin and Owen had to work together and you could see that it was the start of them mending their relationship. Plus, I really liked the plot in that one.

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  9. Barbara E.No Gravatar

    I’ve read all the books from the Elemental Assassin series, except Bitter Bite. :D I can’t really pick a favorite, but if I had to choose, I’d say Spider’s Bite, because that’s where it all began.

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  10. van p.No Gravatar

    For me it’d have to be the third book, Venom.

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  11. Susan S.No Gravatar

    I have enjoyed all of the ones I read so far. Can’t pick a favorite.

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  12. Jeremy ONo Gravatar

    I haven’t read any of the books but they all seem pretty interesting. Will have to go on the list.

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  13. VivienNo Gravatar

    Absolutely love this series!!

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  14. CindyNo Gravatar

    I have yet to read the Elemental Assassin series, but I hope to be able to soon!

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  15. KeniaNo Gravatar

    I’ve never read the series, but I hope to start soon. It seems interesting to me :)

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