Tuesday, July 26, 2016

E.J. Stevens at NEAE: New England Authors Expo

No rest for the wicked.  I will be at the New England Authors Expo tomorrow in Danvers, Massachusetts.  Hope to see you there!

I will be signing books and will have exclusive items (t-shirts, tote bags) and FREE swag. And candy eyeballs. Do not miss this one day event!

  • What: NEAE (New England Authors Expo)
  • Where: Danversport Yacht Club – 161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923
  • How much: FREE to the public from 4pm-9pm

There will also be a meet and greet with actor Mark Goddard from Lost in Space, The Detectives, and Johnny Ringo at 5pm and with Nancy Silberlkleit the CEO of Archie Comics at 7pm.

Learn more about the NEAE event schedule here:



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Release Party: Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger #5) by E.J. Stevens

Happy book birthday to HOUND'S BITE, the fifth full-length novel in the bestselling, award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens!  We are celebrating this book release with a giveaway.

Keep reading for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card and signed swag.

Happy Book Birthday, Hound's Bite!

Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #5) urban fantasy by E.J. Stevens

Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #5) by E.J. Stevens

Ivy Granger thought she left the worst of Mab's creations behind when she escaped Faerie. She thought wrong.

In a cruel twist of fate, Ivy has unleashed a powerful horde of Unseelie beasts upon her city, turning her homecoming into a potential slaughter of innocents. Now Ivy must gather her allies to fight a reputedly unstoppable force—The Wild Hunt.

Will the training Ivy received in her father's court be enough to save her city, or will Harborsmouth be forced to kneel before the Lord of the Hunt? She is willing to risk her own life, but some sacrifices come at a cost worse than death. When an ally is bitten by one of The Wild Hunt's hounds, Ivy must face the possibility that winning this battle may mean killing the one person she has come to love most.

Release Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy

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Hound's Bite Now Available

Unleash the Wild Hunt!  Grab your copy today and enter a world of bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and kick-ass heroines.

World of Ivy Granger

The world of Ivy Granger includes the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series and the Hunters' Guild series.

Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series: 
  • Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1)
  • Blood and Mistletoe: Novella (Ivy Granger #1.5)
  • Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2)
  • Club Nexus: Novella (Ivy Granger #2.5)
  • Burning Bright (Ivy Granger #3)
  • Birthright (Ivy Granger #4)
  • Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger #5)
  • Blood Rite (Ivy Granger #6) coming soon.

Hunters' Guild Series: 
  • Hunting in Bruges (Hunters' Guild #1) 
  • Hunting in Paris (Hunters' Guild #2) coming soon.

The Ivy Granger series has won numerous awards, including the BTS Red Carpet Award for Best Novel, the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Urban Fantasy Series.  The series is available in multiple formats (Ebook, Trade Paperback, Audiobook) and languages (English, Italian, German).  New formats and languages becoming available monthly.  Sign up for E.J. Stevens' monthly newsletter and never miss a release.

Praise for Hound's Bite

"The Ivy Granger Books are a blast, fast paced, full of action and just the right twists of humor. HOUND'S BITE is absolutely no exception. I'll do you one better, HOUND'S BITE shows the continuing evolution of author E.J. Stevens into a force to be reckoned with in the Urban Fantasy genre. She holds her own with the likes of Delilah S. Dawson, and Faith Hunter. I'm looking forward to book six!"— James A. Moore, author of the Seven Forges series

"This tale kept me entertained and engaged from the first scene to the last paragraph. ...I have truly been impressed with the quality material that percolates from the amazing imagination of EJ Stevens. I have watched as her technical proficiency and story creation has progressed throughout her career. I am always excited to read the latest adventure — this book blew me away!"— Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews

Hound's Bite Release Party Giveaway

We are giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card and a swag pack with Hound's Bite swag signed by the author.

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US/UK/CA. Giveaway begins on release day July 12, 2016 and ends July 25, 2016 midnight EST.

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Good luck and happy reading!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

E.J. Stevens' Readercon 27 Schedule

Readercon

Two more days until Readercon!  Here's a look at where you can find me during the con.

Readercon 27 Schedule

Friday July 08

4:00 PM    C    Harry Potter Goes to Grad School and Gets a Job.
Jim Freund (leader), Max Gladstone, Josh Jasper, Ellen Kushner, E.J. Stevens.
Charlie Jane Anders's All the Birds in the Sky and Lev Grossman's The Magicians give us an unsentimental treatment of life after attending a magical school. As adults, many of us read and enjoyed Harry Potter, but its relevance to our day-to-day lives was not as great as for its target audience of school-age children. All the Birds in the Sky and The Magicians seem to fill that void, but with some interesting topical shifts. What further futures for magical students might we see?

6:00 PM    E    Autographs. Haris Durrani, E.J. Stevens.
**I will be signing and giving away FREE mini posters (BIRTHRIGHT and HOUND'S BITE) during my autograph hour. (While supplies last, so get there early!)**

Saturday July 09

10:00 AM    5    Instant Communication in Genre Fiction.
Nick Kaufmann, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (leader), Kit Reed, E.J. Stevens, Paul Tremblay.
In a 2015 interview on Atlas Obscura, R.L. Stine said, "Cell phones are the worst thing for writing horror. Cell phones ruin almost every plot." There are certainly a number of plots that rely on people being isolated and out of communication range, which is difficult to achieve these days. Other genres are influenced by pervasive interconnectedness: for example, fantasy novels often feature some sort of magical long-distance communication, perhaps because readers get impatient when characters have to wait a long time for news, and science fiction has tricorders and ansibles. How are genre writers working both with and against 21st-century reader assumptions around communication speed, expense, and accuracy?

1:00 PM    5    If Thor Can Hang Out with Iron Man, Why Can't Harry Dresden Use a Computer?
Gillian Daniels, Elaine Isaak, Andrea Phillips, Alex Shvartsman, E.J. Stevens.
In a series of tweets in 2015, Jared Axelrod pondered "the inherent weirdness of a superhero universe... where magic and science hold hands, where monsters stride over cities." This is only weird from the perspective of fantasy stories that set up magic and technology as incompatible, an opposition that parallels Western cultural splits between religion and science and between nature and industry. Harry Dresden's inability to touch a computer without damaging it is a direct descendant of the Ents destroying the "pits and forges" of Isengard, and a far cry from Thor, Iron Man, and the Scarlet Witch keeping company. What are the story benefits of setting up magic/nature/religion and technology/industry/science as either conflicting or complementary? What cultural anxieties are addressed by each choice? How are these elements handled in stories from various cultures and eras?

FAQs

  • What: Readercon 27
  • Where: Boston Marriott Quincy. Quincy, MA.
  • When: July 7-10.
  • Website: Readercon.org


Hope to see you at Readercon!