Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hound's Bite Ivy Granger Cover Reveal, Book Excerpt + Giveaway

I am excited to reveal the cover for HOUND'S BITE, the fifth full-length novel in the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.  We also have a giveaway and a sneak peek book excerpt to share!

Cover Reveal: Hound's Bite

Hound's Bite Ivy Granger 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 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: July 12, 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Ivy Granger World

Books in this series: Shadow Sight, Blood and Mistletoe, Ghost Light, Club Nexus, Burning Bright, Birthright.
Books in the Ivy Granger Urban Fantasy series
Books in the Hunters' Guild spin-off series: Hunting in Bruges.
Reading order can be found on the Ivy Granger World Complete Goodreads page.

Hound's Bite Book Excerpt

     “Are you saying we should run?” I asked, eyebrows raised.  “Because you should know me better than that.”
     “What he’s saying, Princess is that you woke up something too big for the three of us to defeat alone,” Torn said.
     That made me pause.  We’d fought faerie queens, pyro demons, a lovesick necromancer, and a psychotic lamia, to name a few.  I may not have come through those battles unscathed, or with all my guts still on the inside, but with my friends at my side, and a new arsenal of wisp powers at my fingertips, I felt nearly invincible.
     I looked to Ceff, hoping he’d grab his trident and join me for some quick monster cleanup.  I may not be on the clock for this one, but I didn’t let hungry fae prowl the streets of Harborsmouth.  And if Torn was right, I’d somehow let this one follow us out of Faerie.  No way was I turning tail, no matter how tired I was.
     But Ceff didn’t reach for his weapons.
     “We need allies,” he said.
     “And larger weapons,” Torn said, with a wink.
     The cat sidhe looked excited, which was a clue that I wasn’t going to like the answer to my next question.
     “And what monster do we need to gather our allies and weapons against?” I asked.
     “Haven’t you guessed yet, Princess?” Torn asked, eyes gleaming.  “We’re not just facing one howling beast.”
     Ceff turned to me, closing the space between us.  In the moonlight, I could see my reflection in the dark pools of his kelpie eyes—eyes that were tight with worry.
     “What are they?” I asked.
     Ceff’s voice was low and reverent, and tinged with the taint of fear.
     “The Wild Hunt.”

Hound's Bite Cover Reveal Giveaway

To celebrate the Hound's Bite cover reveal, we are giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

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What do you think of the cover?

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77 comments:

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    1. Yay! Thank you, Amanda. Glad you like it.

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  2. It's a great cover. Love the red eyes.

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  3. Fantastic! You have the best covers

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  4. Love it! The red eyes on the horse really draw the eyd.

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  5. I like the cover a lot.

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  6. I love the cover! The red eyes of the rider are frightening, but the red eyes of the horse are even more chilling!

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  7. The cover has a mysterious tone to it.

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  8. Wow E.J., sounds like another winner! Love the cover. Myra

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  9. It's pretty cool. I really like the red eyes and the misty background. Thanks.

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  10. The cover is very Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Love it!

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  11. Just read the first Ivy Granger and loved it, looking forward to reading the rest soon

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  12. Love the Hound's Bite cover looking forward to reading it

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  13. The cover is very reminiscent of the Headless Horseman. I like it.

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  14. I think the cover is very intriguing.

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  15. I think it is creepy, but in a good way! It makes the book look like it will be very interesting!
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    Ashley C

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  16. The cover is appealing. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks.

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  17. Really pretty cover! It draws attention.

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  18. I think that the cover will attract a lot of readers!

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  19. I love the cover and think that it will get a lot of attention from potential readers!

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  20. I think it looks like a great cover!

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  21. I think the cover looks awesome. Gives of a sense of danger, mystery and magic.

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  22. I like the cover in all it's mysterious.

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  23. I like how dark and spooky the cover is.

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  24. I think the cover is mysterious, captivating, misty and spine chilling.

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  25. It looks great,thanks for the chance!

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  26. It's memorable, that's for sure, and really grabbed my interest!

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  27. I dig it. Of course the red eyes make it cool and creepy, but I also like the setting with the castle in the background.

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  28. The cover is very mysterious and I love the red eyes!

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  29. That cover is creepy good and it looks like a great book

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  30. A bit spooky. But it would be better if the red glare of the horse's eyes were more visible.

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  31. Some books have too much writing on the cover making it look too busy, but your cover is great.

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  32. I like the cover. It definitely catches your eye with the red eyes and black horse and rider. And the title has me wanting to read this. I am pretty sure I have read one of Stevens books, but nothing from this series.

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  33. I like the new cover - definitely, catches your attention.

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  34. I love the cover! It looks awesome!

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  35. It's a really eye-catching cover. Very Atmospheric.

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  36. I love it. It intrigues me to want to read it. Which, doesn't happen all that often. :D

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  37. really like the cover! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  38. I love it. It's chilling and mysterious and seems appropriate for the story.

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  39. I really like it. It's a good creepy cover.

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  40. I love the cover, it makes me want to read it.

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  41. Nice colors and love the red eyes of the horse.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  42. I just love the cover and I would love to read this book. ty.

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  43. I actually really like it.looks like a good one to read

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  44. I like the cover between the artwork and the text. The red eyes on the figure and horse both stand out.

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  45. I love the cover- mysterious and draws me in.

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  46. This is a very unique book cover.

    Nancy
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  47. I think its a great cover! Very memorable!

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