Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Release + Giveaway: BIRTHRIGHT by E.J. Stevens

Today we are celebrating the release of BIRTHRIGHT, the fourth full-length novel in the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.  We have a special book excerpt, commenter prizes, and a HUGE swag giveaway.  So grab a cupcake and some punch.  It's time to party!

Birthright by E.J. Stevens Ivy Granger urban fantasy series

Birthright (Ivy Granger #4) by E.J. Stevens

Being a faerie princess isn't all it's cracked up to be...

Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn—Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.

Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters' Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death's door, literally, and back again. As if that wasn't dangerous enough, there's no saying what horrors lay in store within the Faerie realm. Too bad the Wisp Court is the one lead Ivy has in the search for her father—and possible salvation.

Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn't so bad after all...

Release Date:  July 14, 2015
Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Now available (ebook/trade paperback) at
Amazon, Amazon.uk, Kobo, iTunes, and other fine retailers.

Add Birthright to your TBR list:

Birthright Book Excerpt

     Wisps buzzed through the air, their musical humming rising in pitch as they darted in for a closer look.  I sat on the mossy embankment and smiled, watching the playful wisps.
     With my father’s key helping to guide us, we’d left the deadly bog and its poisonous gas behind.  I breathed deeply, and let out a happy sigh.
     “I don’t know what you’re so happy about,” Torn said, shaking water from his hair.  “We’re covered in mud and smell like troll farts.”
     It was true.  The sulfurous swamp gasses did smell an awful lot like something that would come out of Marvin after he ate an entire cauldron of Kaye’s chili, but I didn’t care.  We were alive.  And so far, my wisp brethren weren’t trying to kill me.
     I’m not sure what it said about my life that the lack of fratricide upon my homecoming made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Probably best not to think too much about it, and just enjoy the moment.
     I shrugged, and kept on smiling.
     “Well don’t get too comfortable, Fish Breath is on his way over with his pensive face,” Torn said.
     He stalked off to sit on a rock a few paces away, but I shrugged again and closed my eyes, turning my face to the moon and stars above us.  I wasn’t going to let Torn ruin this moment.
     “Are you feeling well?” Ceff asked, settling on the mossy ground beside me.
     I cracked an eye open, grinning from ear to ear.
     “I feel great, never better,” I said.  In fact, I felt a bit dizzy and my lips tingled, like I’d had too much to drink.  Only I would get buzzed off the buzzing of wisps.  “Just buzzed off the buzzing.”
     I hiccupped, and giggled, the laugh coming out in an undignified snort that startled the nearest wisps.
     “Are you sure that you are not angry, or afraid?” he asked.
     I forced myself to look up into Ceff’s face.  His head was titled to the side, as if listening for something, but his attention was focused solely on me.
     “I’m fiiine, really,” I said, waving a hand.  My eyes widened, and I let out another giggle.  “I’m glowing.”
     “Which is probably what has his highness’ panties in a bunch,” Torn said, coming over to tower above me, arms crossed.  “There is something weird about seeing you smile like that, especially when you’re glowing.”
     “What?” I asked.  “I smile.”
     “Almost never, and when you do, it’s usually because you’re killing something,” he said.  “Not that I’m judging.  I’m just saying Fish Breath has a point.  You’re different.”
     “She is high on power,” Ceff said, eyes going tight.  “I should have recognized the signs sooner, but I was focused on our flight through the bog, and then with releasing the water magic that held our masks together.”
     “You think it’s the wisps?” Torn asked.
     “That would be my guess,” Ceff said, rubbing his jaw.
     “This didn’t happen after our run in with those wisps in Ocean Overlook cemetery, did it?” Torn asked.
     “No,” Ceff said.  “Not that we noticed.  But Ivy was badly wounded that night, and took days to recover consciousness.  And…I…I was not at my most attentive.”
     That was the night that I’d killed his ex-wife.  Melusine may have been the raging psychotic bitch who’d murdered his children, and tried to kill us as well, but that didn’t mean her death had been easy on Ceff.
     The memory of Ceff’s grief flooded me, pushing the giddiness away.
     “I think…I think I’m back to normal now,” I said.  I yawned, covering my mouth with the back of my gloved hand.  Ignoring the encroaching bone deep fatigue, I tried to pull myself to my feet, but sank back down when a wave of dizziness nearly toppled me over.  “I just need a minute.”
     “You are exhausted,” Ceff said, brow wrinkling.  “Rest here.  I will keep first watch.”
     “But my father’s court…” I said, but my words were cut short by another yawn.
     “Will still be there tomorrow,” Torn said.
     “Plus, I can scout ahead while you sleep,” Ceff said.  “We will make better progress if we are rested and certain of the path ahead.”
     “Fine,” I said, eyes fluttering closed.  “But just a quick nap.”
     The last thing I saw, before losing myself to the darkness of sleep, was a cloud of wisps hovering over me, lending me their warmth…and their power.

Birthright Release Day Giveaway

We are giving away a BIRTHRIGHT t-shirt, button, signed postcard, and mini poster to one lucky winner!

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Thank you all for partying with us!

In addition to the huge swag pack giveaway, we are also giving away Ivy Granger series stickers, buttons, and signed postcards.  Each tweet, FB post, and blog comment using the hashtag #BirthrightParty will count as an entry.  Winners will be randomly selected throughout the day.  So party with us and spread the word all day July 14th for a second chance to win!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Blood and Mistletoe Audiobook Release + Giveaway

We're celebrating the audiobook release of BLOOD AND MISTLETOE with a fabulous giveaway.

Just in time for Audiobook Month!

Audiobook Release Blood and Mistletoe by E.J. Stevens urban fantasy Ivy Granger series

Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5) by E.J. Stevens, narrated by Melanie A. Mason and David-Wilson Brown.

Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are bloodsucking vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common—they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind—a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood.

The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas.

Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Now available in audiobook at Audible, Amazon, and iTunes!

About the Ivy Granger Series

The Ivy Granger series is an urban fantasy series written by E.J. Stevens. The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Ivy Granger, a psychic detective with ties to the paranormal underworld of Harborsmouth—ties that ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city's teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

About the Author

E.J. Stevens author of the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series.

E.J. Stevens is the author of the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult paranormal romance series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the award-winning IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

About the Narrators

Melanie Mason voice actress narrator Blood and Mistletoe

Melanie A. Mason:  There has never been a moment when Melanie Mason wasn’t interested in telling a story, either one of hers or someone else’s. She is an accomplished Actor, Director, Audiobook Narrator and Voice-Over Artist. Her voice work includes Web Spokesperson, anime, commercial and film. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MS in Information Science, with a focus on Storytelling. She has been a University faculty member for over a decade teaching Communication Studies and Broadcast Communication.

David Wilson Brown voice actor narrator Blood and Mistletoe

David Wilson-Brown:  Actor, director, and audiobook narrator David Wilson-Brown has been a storyteller since he can remember.  His numerous credits range from stage, to film, to voice-over work for numerous anime and live action projects.  He received his B.F.A. in performance and his M.F.A. in acting.

Blood and Mistletoe Audiobook Giveaway

We are giving away a BLOOD AND MISTLETOE audiobook download, signed postcard, and button to one lucky winner!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Audiobook available to anyone who can download books from Audible.com.  Giveaway ends June 30th.

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Happy Audiobook Month!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Blood and Mistletoe Review at Rabid Reads

Ivy Granger fans!  There's a fabulous new 4.5 star BLOOD AND MISTLETOE review today over at Rabid Reads.

"Fantastic Read!"
-Rabid Reads

As some of you know, BLOOD AND MISTLETOE is scheduled to release later this month in audiobook format.  Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Birthright Now Available for Pre-Order

BIRTHRIGHT, the fourth novel in the award winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series, is now available for pre-order!

Birthright Ivy Granger urban fantasy by E.J. Stevens

Birthright (Ivy Granger #4) by E.J. Stevens.

Being a faerie princess isn't all it's cracked up to be...

Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn—Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.

Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters' Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death's door, literally, and back again. As if that wasn't dangerous enough, there's no saying what horrors lay in store within the Faerie realm. Too bad the Wisp Court is the one lead Ivy has in the search for her father—and possible salvation.

Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn't so bad after all...


Release Date:  July 14, 2015
Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Blood and Mistletoe Urban Fantasy Audiobook

I am excited to finally share with you my super secret project!

Since the beginning of the year, I've been secretly working to bring additional books from the world of Ivy Granger to life in audiobook format.

I am amazed by the talented voice actresses who submitted auditions, but one audition blew me away.  Melanie A. Mason, and her voice partner David, did such an amazing reading that it gave me chills.

(You heard that right.  We have female AND male voice actors working with us on this project!  You do not want to miss this.)

So I am very happy to announce that we are now under contract to bring you the BLOOD AND MISTLETOE audiobook this May.

Blood and Mistletoe Audiobook Ivy Granger paranormal urban fantasy series

Rejoice audiobook fans!  A new Ivy Granger urban fantasy audiobook coming to you in time for Audiobook Month.

Note:  If you subscribe to my author newsletter, this news won't come as a total surprise.  I let subscribers in on the secret earlier this month, in my February Newsletter.  Not a subscriber?  What are you waiting for?  I never share your personal information EVER, and being on my mailing list gives you access to special deals, giveaways, FREE signed postcards, and insider info.  Sign up here to subscribe to E.J. Stevens' newsletter.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Cover Reveal: Birthright by E.J. Stevens + Giveaway

I am very excited to show off the cover to BIRTHRIGHT, the fourth full-length novel in the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens!

This cover does a fantastic job of displaying Ivy Granger's growing proficiency with knives. It also gives us a sneak peek at the horrors that Ivy must face in Tech Duinn, on her way to Faerie.

What do you think of the cover?

Cover Reveal Birthright by E.J. Stevens an Ivy Granger Urban Fantasy Novel

Birthright (Ivy Granger #4) by E.J. Stevens

Being a faerie princess isn't all it's cracked up to be...

Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn—Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.

Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters' Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death's door, literally, and back again. As if that wasn't dangerous enough, there's no saying what horrors lay in store within the Faerie realm. Too bad the Wisp Court is the one lead Ivy has in the search for her father—and possible salvation.

Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn't so bad after all...

Release Date: July 14, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Add to Goodreads.

About the Ivy Granger Series

The Ivy Granger series is an urban fantasy series written by E.J. Stevens. The series is told in the first-person point of view of Ivy Granger, a psychic detective with ties to the paranormal underworld of Harborsmouth--ties that ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city's teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

Books in this series: Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1), Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5), Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2), Club Nexus (Ivy Granger #2.5), Burning Bright (Ivy Granger #3).

About the Author

E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult series and the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. When E.J. isn't at her writing desk she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Connect with E.J. on Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, and on her Blog.

We are celebrating this cover reveal with a fantastic Birthright giveaway...

Cover Reveal Giveaway

We are giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, Birthright mini-poster, and signed Birthright postcard to one lucky winner. 

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway begins Friday, February 13th and ends Friday, February 27th.

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Appearances: Magnolias and Mausoleums + ARC NOLA

I have SO many exciting things to share with you this week.  Today I'm sharing updates to my 2015 tour schedule.

E.J. Stevens at Magnolias + Mausoleums

I will be a featured author at Magnolias and Mausoleums, a paranormal/urban fantasy convention, at the Bourbon Orleans in New Orleans, LA.

Magnolias and Mausoleums is a mini-convention bringing together writers and readers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and straight romance.
 
magnolias and mausoleums new orleans 2015

July 22 - 26, 2015

I will have more scheduling details for the book signing and author panels in the future. 

E.J. Stevens at Author + Reader Con

I will also be attending ARC (Author and Reader Convention), a book convention for authors and readers, in New Orleans, LA.

“Our goal is to bring book lovers and writers together for a fun and educational event,” says Myra Nour, CEO of BTS eMag. “This convention promises to be even bigger and better than the 2014 Author & Reader Convention in Phoenix. We have a wonderful line-up of talented authors and a growing number of readers attending the 2015 convention.”


July 30 - August 1, 2015

I will have more details for the book signing and author events in the future.

Keep watching my blog, and follow my newsletter and Twitter, for updates.

Will you be attending Magnolias and Mausoleums
or Author Reader Con this year?

I hope to see you there!