Monday, April 23, 2018

Message from E.J.

Thank you for your patience and please forgive my infrequency of posting while I mourn the loss of my beloved corgi.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Hunting in Bruges Audiobook Release Party

Happy audiobook birthday to Hunting in Bruges! We're celebrating the audio release with a giveaway.

Hunting in Bruges Urban Fantasy Audiobook

Hunting in Bruges (Hunters' Guild #1, Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #3.5) by E.J. Stevens.  Narrated by Melanie Mason and Anthony Bowling.

The only thing worse than being a Hunter in the fae-ridden city of Harborsmouth, is hunting vampires in Bruges.

The medieval city of Bruges is quaint, but the local Hunters' Guild is understaffed, the canals are choked with dead bodies, and there's no shortage of supernatural predators as likely suspects.

On second thought, maybe Bruges isn't so bad after all.

With a desire to prove herself, protect the innocent, and advance within the ranks of the Hunters' Guild, Jenna Lehane hits the cobbled streets of Bruges with blades at the ready. Someone, or something, is murdering tourists and dumping their bodies in the city's scenic canals. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Jenna begins to piece together clues that are dotted throughout the city like blood spatter.

Determined to stop the killings, Jenna delves into a bloody local history that only raises more questions—but some secrets are best left buried. Jenna must put her combat training to the test as she struggles to unearth the truth about an ancient enemy.

Will monster hunter Jenna Lehane stop the paranormal predator behind the city's brutal murders before it's too late?

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Learn more on Goodreads, Audible, and the author's website.  Keep reading for a chance to win a Hunting in Bruges prize pack.


Audiobook Release Party Giveaway

Enter to win a Hunting in Bruges Prize Pack, including a pen, custom earbuds, a Hunting in Bruges mini poster signed by the author, and a Passport to the World of Ivy Granger signed by the author and the audiobook narrators!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to the US/UK/CA.  Giveaway ends April 30, 2018 midnight EST.

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Want more fun?  Take a trip to Bruges with monster hunter Jenna Lehane in this Hunting in Bruges animated book cover video.  Watch a few times to find all of the effects!  Things to look for...

  • Sword
  • Jenna's hair
  • Clock
  • Jenna's arm and face
  • Clouds
  • Lights in Windows 

Did you find all of the special effects?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

R.S. Belcher Guest Post + The Night Dahlia Giveaway

Please welcome R.S. Belcher the award-winning author of Nightwise, The Brotherhood of the Wheel, The Six-Gun Tarot, The Shotgun Arcana, and The Queen of Swords.

Keep reading for a chance to win a The Night Dahlia trade paperback!

Push Play: The Soundtrack for the Night Dahlia

I get some pushback for the music I put in my Urban Fantasy novels, like the Night Dahlia which is releasing in April from Tor Books. Night Dahlia is the sequel to my 2015 novel, Nightwise, which is also full of tunes. Apparently, some think having a “soundtrack” in your book is a sign of immaturity and shallowness. 

Music is magic. It changes moods, resurrects the dead, lets you travel in time, and can take you out of your body. Music plays a big part in my writing, driving scenes, creating ideas and moods.  So, to those critics who don't like music in my books, I say: simmer down, pot roast.  Try to cultivate an open mind.

Okay, for all you other fine folks who have told me how much you enjoy the music I include here is a sample of some of the music you'll find in the Night Dahlia:

“Nasty Freestyle” by T-Wayne
“Gone Daddy Gone” by the Violent Femmes
“I see a Darkness” by Johnny Cash
“Blood in the Cut” by K. flay
“BonBon” by Era Istrefi
“Endless Sleep” by the Raveonettes
“Fire and Load” by TyDi
“California Dreaming” by Benny Benassi
“Is Your Love Strong Enough,” by How to Destroy Angels
“Secret” by Oceanlab
“Let it Bang” by A$AP Ferg
“All the Gold in California” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
“Acquainted” by the Weekend
“Way Down We Go” by Kaleo
“Behind the Wall of Sleep” by the Smithereens
“Burnin' for You” by Blue Oyster Cult
“Forty Six & 2” by Tool
“Hard Time” by Proper Dos
“Panama” by Van Halen
“Saved by Zero” by the Fixx
“Cold Desert” by Kings of Leon
“Pray to God,” by Calvin Harris and Haim
“Sweet Dreams” by JX Riders and Skylar Stecker
“Stripped,” by Shiny Toy Guns
“Going Under” by Erase Negate Delete
“Lost Cause” by Beck
“Under the Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

There are very few kinds of music I don't enjoy. I am always on the look-out for new stuff to listen to. I'm currently kind of enraptured by In This Moment and the Suuns—check them out. Please feel free to drop me a line at rsbelcher.net and share your favorite bands and music and let me know what you think of the Night Dahlia. Oh, and for that one guy, stuff it—I like Arcade Fire.

*****

The Night Dahlia fantasy noir R.S. Belcher

The Night Dahlia by R.S. Belcher

Laytham Ballard once protected humanity as part of the Nightwise, a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, but that was before a string of sadistic ritual murders shook everything he believed in--and sent him down a much darker path. One that has already cost him most of his soul, as well as everything he once held dear.

Now a powerful faerie mob boss has hired Ballard to find his lost-lost daughter, who went missing several years ago. The long-cold trail leads him across the globe, from the luxurious playgrounds of the rich and famous to the seedy occult underbelly of Los Angeles, where creatures of myth and legend mingle with street gangs and sex clubs, and where Ballard finds his own guilty past waiting for him around every shadowy corner. To find Caern Ankou, he will have to confront old enemies, former friends and allies, and a grisly cold case that has haunted him for years.

But is Caern still alive? And, perhaps more importantly, does she even want to be found?

Release Date: April 3, 2018

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Win The Night Dahlia

We are giving away a trade paperback copy of The Night Dahlia by R.S. Belcher.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post (don't forget to include your email address so we can contact you if you win!).  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.  Giveaway ends April 6, 2018 midnight EST.

What to learn more about R.S. Belcher and his books?  Visit rsbelcher.net.