Friday, August 11, 2017

E.J.'s Birthday Bash

Welcome to my annual Birthday Bash!

E.J.'s Birthday Bash


It's my birthday month and I'm here to party with all of my favorite readers.  Keep reading for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

This past year was exciting.  Since my last birthday, I've been a program participant at Dragon Con, Imaginarium, Readercon, and World Fantasy (just to name a few!), and toured in Belgium.  I've also published three more books.

My latest book, Tales from Harborsmouth, released last month and is getting rave reviews.  If you've purchased or reviewed the book, thank you!

In addition to my writing, I've worked with translators and narrators to bring you more translations and audiobooks.

I've also assembled a fun Freebie Page on my website where you can download free Ivy Granger wallpapers and ringtones.

Breaking my wrist did have an impact on my blogging (sorry!), but I hope to post more frequently in the coming year.  Thank you for being patient with me while my wrist heals.

Ready to party?

Okay, now for the fun!  Want to win prizes? I'm clearing out my swag and you get to benefit.

E.J.'s Birthday Bash Giveaway

I'm giving away a Mystery Prize Pack filled with signed swag (stickers, buttons, pens, postcards, posters, and more).

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends August 25th midnight EST.

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Good luck!

Have any suggestions for my blog for the upcoming year?  Let me know in the comments or send me an email

Monday, July 24, 2017

Watertight (Ivy Granger) #SharkWeek Cover Reveal

It's Shark Week 2017 and we have a very special Cover Reveal and giveaway for you. Share the "jaw-dropping" cover to "Fin-stagram" and pin to "Fin-terest" for a chance to win "jawsome" prizes (details below).

Watertight Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective urban fantasy by E.J. Stevens

Watertight (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #7) by E.J. Stevens

When Torn is accused of murdering a local mermaid, Ivy Granger is plunged into the deep end of water fae politics.

With her psychic gifts and newfound wisp powers, locating Torn's alibi should be simple. Too bad a deadly enemy with a score to settle is lurking in Harborsmouth's darkest waters.

Ivy Granger might be in over her head. Even with the help of her kelpie king fiance, Ivy only has until the next high tide to prove Torn's innocence. With the clock counting down and the bodies piling up, Ivy better hope she finds an alibi that's watertight.

Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Add to Goodreads TBR.

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Watertight Cover Reveal Giveaway FinTastic Prizes

Watertight Cover Reveal Giveaway

We are giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and swag pack with mermaid and shark stickers, signed Ivy Granger Passport, and glow-in-the-dark fangs.

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is international. Giveaway ends August 8th midnight EST.

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What do you think of the Watertight cover?

 *pssst!* 

Want more great prizes and more chances to win?  Xpresso Tours has organized another great Watertight Cover Reveal Giveaway.  Tour hosts include Book Bite Reviews, The Reading Diaries, Rabid Reads, and more!

Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Raven Awards Finalist: Hunting in Bruges

I am excited to announce that my novel HUNTING IN BRUGES has been nominated for the 2017 Raven Award for Best Urban Fantasy and just made it to the finals.

8/3/17 UPDATE: Hunting in Bruges made it to 2nd Place!




2017 Raven Awards Finalist: Hunting in Bruges



Hunting in Bruges (Hunters' Guild #1, Ivy Granger #3.5) by E.J. Stevens

Hunting in Bruges (Hunters' Guild #1, Ivy Granger #3.5) by E.J. Stevens

The only thing worse than being a Hunter in the fae-ridden city of Harborsmouth, is hunting vamps 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 with blades at the ready. 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.

Hunting in Bruges is the first novel in the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series set in the world of Ivy Granger.
  Hunting in Bruges takes place simultaneously with Burning Bright.


Hunting in Bruges now available in Ebook and Trade Paperback:
Amazon | Amazon UK | Smashwords | Kobo | iTunes
Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository

Add to Goodreads TBR.

Good luck to all of the finalists!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tales from Harborsmouth Release Party + Giveway

Happy book birthday, Tales from Harborsmouth! We're celebrating the new Ivy Granger Psychic Detective book release with a party and a giveaway. Keep reading for a chance to win an Ivy Granger Prize Pack, including a flashlight keychain, button, glow-in-the-dark fangs, and a collectible Passport to Ivy Granger booklet signed by the author.

Let's party!

Tales from Harborsmouth Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Urban Fantasy Collection

Tales from Harborsmouth (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #0.5, #1.5, #2.5, #5.5) by E.J. Stevens.

In Tales from Harborsmouth, readers get to delve deeper into the award-winning world of Ivy Granger.

Ivy Granger is a psychic detective with ties to Harborsmouth's paranormal underworld. Too bad those ties tend to ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city's teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

Tales from Harborsmouth is the first time the Ivy Granger novellas are together in one collection and features two exclusive short stories the series prequel Frostbite and the newest Ivy Granger tale Thrill on Joysen Hill.

Featured in this collection:
     • FROSTBITE (Ivy Granger #0.5)
     • BLOOD AND MISTLETOE (Ivy Granger #1.5)
     • CLUB NEXUS (Ivy Granger #2.5)
     • THRILL ON JOYSEN HILL (Ivy Granger #5.5)


Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: July 11, 2017

Add to my Goodreads TBR List.

Start Reading Tales from Harborsmouth

We're giving away fun swag prizes, but first, grab a cupcake and check out these teasers.

Tales from Harborsmouth Teasers

A detective’s job is to take note of the little things, the small details that can break a case wide open, but having anthropomorphic snot treat you like you smelled worse than a troll fart could give a girl a complex.
—Ivy Granger, Frostbite

If a faerie, a vampire, and a demon walk into a bar, you wait for the punch line.  At Private Eye, when a faerie, a vampire, and a demon walk through the door, it’s just another day at the office.
—Ivy Granger, Blood and Mistletoe

Of all the nightclubs, in all the cities, in all the world, the freakin’ demon had to walk into Club Nexus.
—Jinx, Club Nexus - Jinxed

I’d seen a lot in my nine lives, but nothing so strange as Ratfink’s Family Fun Palace and its tone-deaf taxidermied talent.
—Torn, Thrill on Joysen Hill

Want to read more books in this series? You're in luck.

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Want to win fabulous swag? We've got you covered.

Tales from Harborsmouth Swag Giveaway

We are giving away an Ivy Granger Prize Pack, including:

     • Ivy Granger Flashlight Keychain
     • Ivy Granger "Private Eye" Button
     • Glow-in-the-Dark Fangs
     • Passport to Ivy Granger *signed*

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. Giveaway ends July 26, 2017 midnight EST. Good luck!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Q+A with Morgan Sylvia (Abode)

Please welcome today's guest, Morgan Sylvia! Morgan is the author of upcoming horror novel ABODE.

Q+A with Morgan Sylvia

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

Morgan:
  I am not sure, exactly, but I was pretty young. My mother was a librarian, and I was an only child in a fairly remote area, so, needless to say, I started devouring books at a very young age. I was also very much into horseback riding at the time, so I think my earliest works were probably horse stories. I was actually published in second grade, when one of my unicorn stories was selected for a Young Maine Authors Compilation. By the time I was in high school, I was writing short stories and some not-so-short stories. I still have notebooks full of my writing from those days. So, yes, I literally do have a trunk of old stories. Some of it makes me cringe, some makes me laugh, and some is in a pile to be revisited.

EJ:  What brought you to the horror genre?

Morgan:
  I think it was just a combination of having a love of books and literature and a fascination for dark, spooky things. Fear is a very powerful emotion—in fact, it’s one of the strongest emotion a human can feel. When a story can really tap into that, it’s very powerful. I didn’t start out writing horror: my earliest work was fantasy and fanfic-type stuff. I can’t put my finger on any one book or movie that made me cross over to the dark side. It was just a steady progression as my tastes got darker.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal creature or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be?

Morgan: 
BS detection. I’m pretty good at spotting it, but I try to look for the positive in people, and that occasionally bites me in the ass. If I could be a paranormal creature, I’d probably go for being a werewolf.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Morgan: 
Writing it gave me nightmares, so I hope that others will find it scary as well. People keep telling me that my poetic side is very clear in the story, though I don’t think I would consider it literary horror. I think there are elements that may appeal to people—for instance, some of it is quite nostalgic, at least for those of us that grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. I also wrote huge chunks of it in second person. One person described it as being in both 2nd and 1st person. But then, every story is different, and people love books for all sorts of reasons. I hope people like it for unexpected reasons that haven’t even occurred to me, at least on a conscious level.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Morgan: 
Oddly, for a lot of things I write, I would have a name right off the bat, but for Abode I think I’d rather go for an unknown actor that just fits the role. I can’t think of anyone specific that *is* that character to me.

Abode by Morgan Sylvia

Abode by Morgan Sylvia

A TERRIFYING HAUNTING

This is the place where the harrowed ghosts of a dozen generations whisper in the shadows of their ancestral home, where one family’s dreams of a new beginning turned into a nightmare that ended in tragedy.

A CURSED BLOODLINE

This is the place where a line of witches bound themselves—in blood—to a primeval entity. Here, nightmare and reality meet beneath frozen skies, and even time and space fall under the power of the demonic being that rules this remote northern wood.

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

This is the place where the path of a tormented survivor meets that of an unknowing innocent. Past and present collide, and secrets long buried crawl back into the pallid light of day as the shadow of the Beast falls over them both. But even the bloodiest dreams of that demonic being may pale in comparison to what lies buried within the human heart.
This is the place where evil dwells …

ABODE

Release Date: July 15, 2017

Add to Goodreads.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Giveaway: The Queen of Swords by R.S. Belcher

We have a special giveaway for our readers from Tor Books.  Keep reading for a chance to win THE QUEEN OF SWORDS a weird west novel from R.S. Belcher author of The Six-Gun Tarot, Nightwise, and The Shotgun Arcana.

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The Queen of Swords (Golgotha #3) by R.S. Belcher.

1870. Maude Stapleton, late of Golgotha, Nevada, is a respectable widow raising a daughter on her own. Few know that Maude belongs to an ancient order of assassins, the Daughters of Lilith, and is as well the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Anne Bonney, the legendary female pirate.

Leaving Golgotha in search of her daughter Constance, who has been taken from her, Maude travels to Charleston, South Carolina, only to find herself caught in the middle of a secret war between the Daughters of Lilith and their ancestral enemies, the monstrous Sons of Typhon. To save Constance, whose prophetic gifts are sought by both cults, Maude must follow in the footsteps of Anne Bonney as she embarks on a perilous voyage that will ultimately lead her to a lost city of bones in the heart of Africa—and the Father of All Monsters.

Release Date: June 27, 2017
Add to Goodreads TBR.

The Queen of Swords Giveaway

The Queen of Swords Giveaway

We are giving away a hardcover copy of The Queen of Swords by R.S. Belcher to one lucky winner.

To enter, leave a comment below letting us know that you'd like to win.  Please include your email address or use an account with an easy to find contact email.  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.  Giveaway ends July 17, 2017 midnight EST.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tales from Harborsmouth Pre-Order Giveaway

Tales from Harborsmouth Urban Fantasy Pre-Order Giveaway

Tales from Harborsmouth releases in TWO WEEKS. We're celebrating by giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and Ivy Granger series swag!

Tales from Harborsmouth Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Urban Fantasy Collection PreOrder

Tales from Harborsmouth (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #0.5, #1.5, #2.5, #5.5) by E.J. Stevens.

In Tales from Harborsmouth, readers get to delve deeper into the award-winning world of Ivy Granger.

Ivy Granger is a psychic detective with ties to Harborsmouth's paranormal underworld. Too bad those ties tend to ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city's teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

Tales from Harborsmouth is the first time the Ivy Granger novellas are together in one collection and features two exclusive short stories the series prequel Frostbite and the newest Ivy Granger tale Thrill on Joysen Hill.

Featured in this collection:
     • FROSTBITE (Ivy Granger #0.5)
     • BLOOD AND MISTLETOE (Ivy Granger #1.5)
     • CLUB NEXUS (Ivy Granger #2.5)
     • THRILL ON JOYSEN HILL (Ivy Granger #5.5)

Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: July 11, 2017

Add to my Goodreads TBR List.

Pre-Order Tales from Harborsmouth

Want to read more books in this series? You're in luck.

Books in this Series

Want to win fabulous prizes? We've got you covered.


Tales from Harborsmouth Pre-Order Giveaway

We're giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and signed Ivy Granger swag.  

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. Giveaway ends July 3, 2017.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

E.J. Stevens LIVE on Citywide Blackout WEMF Radio

I will be on the show Citywide Blackout on WEMF Radio Boston.  Tune in Thursday, June 22nd at 8pm (EST).

E.J. Stevens on Citywide Blackout WEMF Radio Boston June 22

Until then, you can listen to my recorded interview from October 2016 with Citywide Blackout here.  Additional radio and TV interviews can be found in my media kit and on the E.J. Stevens IMDB page.

Do you have any questions you'd like answered?  Let me know in the comments below!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

#AudiobookMonth Hound's Bite Release Party Giveaway

Happy Audiobook Month!  We're celebrating Audiobook Month and the highly anticipated HOUND'S BITE audiobook release with a HUGE giveaway.  Keep reading for details on how to win a Hound's Bite Prize Pack with gorgeous earbuds and swag signed by the author and narrators.

New Release: Hound's Bite Audiobook Urban Fantasy

Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #5) by E.J. Stevens.  Narrated by Melanie Mason and Anthony Bowling.

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.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Suspense

#AudiobookMonth Hound's Bite Release Party Giveaway

Buy now and unleash the Wild Hunt!
Haven't started listening to this series?  Now is the perfect time!  Don't miss the limited-time Shadow Sight price reduction beginning June 3rd.  Whispersync for Voice Ready.  Grab Shadow Sight for 99 cents and add audio for just $7.49.

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1) on Kindle | Audible

Want a chance to win custom earbuds and signed swag?  We've got you covered.

#AudiobookMonth Hound's Bite Release Party Giveaway

Hound's Bite #AudiobookMonth Giveaway

We're giving away a Hound's Bite Prize Pack to one lucky winner.  Prize pack includes:
  • Custom Earbuds
  • Hound's Bite Poster (signed by author)
  • Ivy Granger Passport (signed by author and narrators)
  • Ivy Granger Flashlight Keychain
  • Button
  • Pen
To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US/CA/UK.  Giveaway ends June 30th midnight EST.

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Want more freebies?  Visit the Ivy Granger Freebies page for free ringtones, wallpapers, and more!

Happy Audiobook Month!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tales from Harborsmouth Pre-Order Party

Have you been wanting to give the Ivy Granger series a try, or are you a mega fan wanting more stories from the monster-filled streets of Harborsmouth? You're in luck.


Tales from Harborsmouth, an Ivy Granger series collection with two novellas and two exclusive short stories, is now available for pre-order. More Ivy, Jinx, Marvin, Sparky, Forneus, and Torn! Are you excited? We are, and we're celebrating with an awesome giveaway. So grab some cake and pull up a chair. It's time to party!

Tales from Harborsmouth Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Urban Fantasy

Tales from Harborsmouth (Ivy Granger #0.5, #1.5, #2.5, #5.5) by E.J. Stevens.

In Tales from Harborsmouth, readers get to delve deeper into the award-winning world of Ivy Granger.

Ivy Granger is a psychic detective with ties to Harborsmouth's paranormal underworld. Too bad those ties tend to ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city's teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

Tales from Harborsmouth is the first time the Ivy Granger novellas are in one collection and features two exclusive short stories the series prequel Frostbite and the newest Ivy Granger tale Thrill on Joysen Hill.

FROSTBITE (Ivy Granger #0.5)

In this Ivy Granger prequel, join Ivy and Jinx on a disturbing case that leads down a dead end alley to a house ravaged by time and circumstance.

Everyone knows that there's no such thing as ghosts, but when a client claims that her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected. Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.

BLOOD AND MISTLETOE (Ivy Granger #1.5)

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

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.

CLUB NEXUS (Ivy Granger #2.5)

A demon, a human, an Unseelie faerie, and a vampire walk into a bar...

These four intertwining short stories are set in Club Nexus, the hidden haunt of Harborsmouth's paranormal underworld.

Iced:  A bargain gone wrong leads a highborn Unseelie faerie to life as an enslaved bartender with a taste for revenge.

Dusted:  Being a highly skilled predator doesn't necessarily put you at the top of the food chain at Club Nexus. A southern vampire with a hankering for blood and wanton violence may have bit off more than he can chew.

Demonized:  The demon attorney we love to hate has his eye on a certain rockabilly human. Too bad she's brought a crossbow loaded with holy water dipped bolts for this night on the town.

Jinxed:  Just when Jinx needs a carefree girl's night out with Ivy, a smoking hot demon tries to buy her a drink. She really is the unluckiest human on the planet.

THRILL ON JOYSEN HILL (Ivy Granger #5.5)

Few places are as rife with opportunity or as fraught with danger as Harborsmouth's notorious Joysen Hill. 

Vampires own the real estate, and even the most ruthless human thugs won't venture out after dark, but when Torn gets stuck babysitting, he can only think of one place in Harborsmouth interesting enough to take a demon toddler, a teenage bridge troll, and a grouchy hearth brownie.  What happens next substantiates the city's advertising slogan.  No matter who or what you are, no matter how young or old, you can find your thrill on Joysen Hill.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Suspense
Release Date: July 11, 2017

Pre-Order Available Now:

How's the cake?  Ready to win some great prizes?

Tales from Harborsmouth Pre-Order Party Giveaway

We are giving away an Ivy Granger Prize Pack, including a $25 Amazon Gift Card and *signed* collectible Passport to the World of Ivy Granger. 

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter from below. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. Giveaway ends June 13th midnight EST.

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In the Ivy Granger prequel story FROSTBITE, Ivy's client claims that her house is haunted.  Do YOU believe in ghosts?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bookbub Follow $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Bookbub Follow $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Want to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card?  Follow award-winning author E.J. Stevens on Bookbub to enter and never miss a book launch or limited-time price drop.

 $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is international.  Giveaway ends May 25th midnight EST.


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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Free Ivy Granger Ringtones: Set One

Free Ivy Granger Ringtones: Set One #audiobooks #fantasy #ringtones

The first set of FREE Ivy Granger ringtones are here!

Download these free ringtones created by the Ivy Granger audiobook production team, and take your favorite Ivy Granger characters with you wherever you go.

FREE IVY GRANGER RINGTONES: SET ONE

Download Sir Torn Ringtone
"Whatever, Fish Breath"

Download Ceff Ringtone
"I believe Ivy requires coffee"

Download Ivy Ringtone
"Let's go kick some Huntsman ass"

Download Marvin Ringtone
"Don't worry, I protect you"

Download Jinx Ringtone
"Holy wow, right?"

Download Sparky Ringtone
"Jingle Bellls! Jingle Bellls!"

Need help downloading?  Follow the link to the ringtone you want.  On the SoundCloud page, click the "...More" Button, click Download.  Repeat.  Enjoy.  Click the "Share" button to tell your friends.

Need help setting as a ringtone?  After downloading the file to your phone, you may need to move the file from your downloads folder to the ringtones folder.  Here is a tutorial on wikihow for Android and on SnapGuide for iPhone (skip to step 11).  Once the file is in your ringtones folder, it should show up as an available ringtones in your sound settings.  All Ivy Granger ringtone files begin with "Ivy Granger" so look alphabetically under the letter I.

setting up your free Ivy Granger ringtones

Free Ivy Granger Ringtones Set Two and Ivy Granger Premium Ringtones coming soon.

Want more Ivy Granger freebies?  Visit the Freebies Page at EJStevensAuthor.com for audiobook samples, ringtones, wallpapers, and more!

Giveaway Winner: Deadmen Walking Hardcover

Congratulations to Mihaela O. the winner of the Deadmen Walking Hardcover Giveaway.  Mihaela will receive a hardcover copy of Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Giveaway Winner: Deadmen Walking Hardcover Giveaway
 
Winner will be contacted by email.  Thank you to all who entered!

Don't miss our current giveaways. 

Love audiobooks?  Enter to win a pair of custom earbuds in the Hound's Bite Audiobook Earbuds Giveaway.  Ends May 22nd.

I've also teamed up with 40 other science fiction and fantasy authors to bring you over 40 FREE ebooks and a $50 Gift Card (Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble) giveaway.  It's the perfect time to Explore New Worlds.  Ends May 20th.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Release: Hound's Bite Audiobook + Earbuds Giveaway

The highly anticipated HOUND'S BITE audiobook is here! To celebrate, we're giving away a pair of earbuds to one lucky winner (details below).

New Release: Hound's Bite Audiobook Urban Fantasy

Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #5) by E.J. Stevens.  Narrated by Melanie Mason and Anthony Bowling.

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.

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Suspense

Buy now and unleash the Wild Hunt!

Hound's Bite Earbuds Giveaway

We're giving away a pair of custom earbuds to one lucky winner (choice of teal blue or black).

Hound's Bite Audiobook Earbuds Giveaway
To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US/CA/UK.  Giveaway ends May 22nd midnight EST.

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Next month is Audiobook Month.  We will be celebrating our love of audiobooks, launching the official Hound's Bite Audiobook Release Party with our favorite blog pals, and giving away a huge prize pack of Hound's Bite audio swag signed by the author and narrators.  Begins June 1st.

Are you a book blogger?  Would you like to host a stop on the official Hound's Bite Audiobook Release Party happening June 1-31st?  Sign ups are still open.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Explore New Worlds Science Fiction + Fantasy Book Giveaway

Explore New Worlds Science Fiction + Fantasy Book Giveaway

I've teamed up with 40 other science fiction and fantasy authors to bring you over 40 FREE ebooks.  We are also running a giveaway!


Choose the science fiction and fantasy books you want and the authors to follow.  Your email will never be sold or shared, and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Offer ends May 15th.  It's time to explore new worlds!


Visit the Explore New Worlds free book page and enter to win a $50 Gift Card (choice of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or iTunes).  Ends May 20th.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

NEW Instafreebie: Shadow Sight - Ivy Granger Urban Fantasy Series

Love Urban Fantasy?  Want to receive a free book AND be the first to know about upcoming giveaways, book releases, and live appearances?

Sign up for E.J. Stevens' mailing list and get a free copy of SHADOW SIGHT.

"The Ivy Granger Series is fantastic!" 
—Book Bite Reviews

Enter the award-winning world of Ivy Granger with this limited-time Instafreebie.

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The adventure begins when a demon walks into Ivy's office with a job she can't refuse.  The city of Harborsmouth is threatened by a legion of bloodthirsty faeries and Ivy might be the city's only hope of survival.

"Move over Harry Dresden fans, Ivy Granger is here." 
—Kelly Abell, Haunted Destiny series 

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women Giveaway Winners

You read that right!  We are announcing the winner of the original prize pack (signed book, swag card, and $20 Amazon Gift Card) AND TWO MORE WINNERS who will each receive a signed copy of The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women by Kevin James Breaux.

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women Giveaway Winners


Grand Prize Winner
Bethany C.

Signed Book Winners
Linda R.
Carl W.

Thank you to all who entered!  Didn't win?  Don't miss our other giveaways here at From the Shadows.  There's still time to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card in the Mason Dixon Monster Hunter Release Party Giveaway (ends May 11th), win a hardcover copy of Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon in the Deadmen Walking Hardcover Giveaway (ends May 8th), and grab Shadow Sight FREE in the Ivy Granger Instafreebie (ends May 31st).

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mason Dixon Monster Hunter Release Party Giveaway

We're celebrating Eric R. Asher's new urban fantasy release MASON DIXON - MONSTER HUNTER.  Keep reading to learn more about the novella and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  Let's party!

Mason Dixon Monster Hunter Urban Fantasy Eric R. Asher Release Giveaway

Mason Dixon - Monster Hunter (New Templars #1) by Eric R. Asher

They are the first line of defense against the things that go bump in the night.

They are the keepers of a centuries-old legacy of The Church defending the world against the forces of darkness.

They are a bunch of highly armed rednecks, internet video celebrities, soccer moms, and assorted broken nutjobs.

They are the new Templars, and things are about to get weird.

From the pages of Bubba the Monster Hunter comes a new series featuring the Hunters from around the United States hunting down monsters, fighting off supernatural baddies, and making life really, really bad for the things that hunt people.

He’s Mason Dixon, and he’s a bona fide internet celebrity. He has his own video series, a pistol that deserves its own area code, and a high definition video camera, and he’s not afraid to use any of them.

In this introductory urban fantasy novella, we meet Mason, his right hand Emma, his “handler” Noah, his anime-styled hacker friend Himari, and more monsters than you can shake a stick at. Unless it’s a really big stick.

With Mason, it’s always a big stick. This first novella in the series follows Mason through the wilds of Missouri as he hunts down monsters that hunt men, monsters that eat chewing tobacco, and monsters that make pancakes. And there’s moonshine.

And then Bubba the Monster Hunter shows up.

The New Templars novella series is a new series of short novels, similar to BookShots. Mason Dixon – Monster Hunter is the first in the series by popular urban fantasy and steampunk author Eric R. Asher.

Release Date: April 21, 2017
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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Mason Dixon Monster Hunter Giveaway

The author is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is international.  Giveaway ends May 11th.

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Have you read any of Eric R. Asher's books?

I'm a huge fan of his Vesik series (which I binge read when I broke my wrist in February) and I can't wait to start this new series. *one-click*

Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Giveaway: Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon

We have a special book giveaway today from Tor books and New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Keep reading for a chance to win a hardcover copy of DEADMEN WALKING.

Deadmen Walking Deadman's Cross Sherrilyn Kenyon

Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Hell On Earth.

When the Chthonians brought the primal gods to a truce at the end of their great war, part of the pact they forged was that the worst of the evil the gods had unleashed against each other and mankind would be forever banished.

But forever is a long time. And nothing can contain those determined to find a way back.

To catch evil, it takes evil . . .

While Thorn is able to contain the demons unleashed on the ground, the ones who prey on the innocent sailors and sea faring travelers are beyond his reach.

For the sake of humanity, he makes a shaky alliance with an old foe, Marcelina. In the form of the ship they sail upon, she assembles a team under the command of Captain Devlyn Nathaniel Bane, one of the most notorious and bloodthirsty pirates to ever sail the high seas.

Damned and murdered by his own, Bane is out for revenge. With his own secret agenda, he agrees to take charge of the motley crew of pirates and brigands, and to protect the seas from the preternatural terrors that seek to devour every unwary soul they can take.

Theirs is a sacred and deadly task, as they are hunted by their prey and human authorities alike. If they fail, the world will fall to the ancient gods of chaos, and anarchy will reign. Most of all, the Southern gate, where the greatest, most powerful darkness is imprisoned, will be opened and there will be no stopping it.

It’s yo ho ho and a bottle of high seas stakes where the souls of all humanity are the ultimate prize and bargaining chip.

Release Date: May 9, 2017
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Deadmen Walking Hardcover Book Giveaway

We are giving away a hardcover copy of Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon to one lucky reader!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.  Giveaway ends May 8, 2017 midnight EST.

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Have you read any of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Behind the Scenes: Giving Birth to Torn's Voice (Ivy Granger)

Ever wonder how a narrator creates a character's unique voice?  Want a glimpse behind the scenes of an Ivy Granger audiobook?

Behind the Scenes: Giving Birth to Torn's Voice (Ivy Granger)

Anthony Bowling gives an entertaining explanation of how he created Torn's voice for the Ivy Granger series.


What do you think of Torn's voice?

Ivy Granger series audiobook production team

Have a question for the Ivy Granger series audiobook production team?  Let me know in the comments.  More sneak peeks (and some amazing audio freebies) coming your way!

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women Book Giveaway

Today, we have a special giveaway for our readers.  Love dark fantasy and Norse mythology?  Want to win a signed book and an Amazon gift card?  Keep reading for details!

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women The Blood, Sun, and Moon Kevin James Breaux

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women (The Blood, Sun, and Moon #1) by Kevin James Breaux.

The Viking princess Astrid finds herself wandering through a strange land—with no memory of how she arrived. Her search for answers will lead to enemies, both human and demonic.

Astrid the White isn't an average princess. She has always stayed by the side of her father, King Kol, and learned warfare and weaponry from the best Vikings in the land. When she awakens in the city of Birka and hears the sounds of war, she rushes proudly into the fray. She is more than capable of taking down any enemy wishing to disturb the peace.

This enemy, however, isn't what she expected. Before Astrid even gets outside the walls, a golden light knocks her out.

She comes to in the snow, in full battle armor. Astrid first suspects that this is a challenge from her father--or even the gods themselves. By acting correctly, she can gain the favor of Odin, the Allfather.

Astrid wants to complete the test, but it becomes more and more difficult as she explores this new part of the world and encounters both monsters and monstrous men. As creatures from the darkest legends reveal themselves, Astrid will discover that her journey isn't about acting correctly or passing Odin's test. It's about pure survival. Before she can even think about finding Birka, she will have to defend herself against the demons of this new world.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
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The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women Book Giveaway

We are giving away a signed copy of The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women, a swag card, and a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter, please leave a comment below (include your email address so we may contact you if you win).  This giveaway is open to US addresses only.  Giveaway ends April 27, 2017 midnight EST.

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women Book Giveaway

To learn more about Kevin James Breaux and his books, visit his website and don't miss our 2011 From the Shadows Interview with Kevin James Breaux.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Faeries, Vampires, and Chocolate, Oh My! Giveaway

Faeries, Vampires, and Belgian Chocolate, Oh My!

I'm going on tour in Belgium and bringing back goodies for you.  I also have signed posters to promote the Dutch release of Shadow Sight and Hunting in Bruges.  Schaduwzicht now on Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunesOp Jacht in Brugge releasing next week.

Faeries, Vampires, and Chocolate, Oh My!

I'm giving away a prize pack, including:
  • Signed Schaduwzicht Poster
  • Signed Op Jacht In Brugge Poster
  • Mystery Items from Belgium
  • and Belgian Chocolates!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is international.  Giveaway ends April 12, 2017.


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E.J. Stevens at FACTS Belgium Fantasy Con

I leave in a few days for my Belgian book tour.  Here are the highlights.

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FACTS Belgium

I am a literary guest at FACTS Belgium fantasy convention April 1-2.  Look at this lineup!

Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Spencer Wilding, Amanda Tapping, Kristian Nairn, E.J. Stevens, Rob DenBleyker, Elia Bonetti, Goran Sudžuka, Marco Turini, Paolo Deplano, John Bolton, Claudio Castellini, Giuseppe Cafaro, Nicolas Bournay, Julien Hugonnard-Bert, Lorenzo Palloni, Giovanni Timpano, Ferran Rodriguez, Rufus Dayglo, Kas & Graza, Whilce Portacio, Joe Jusko, Marco Failla, Yıldıray Çınar, Jérémy, Art Grafunkel, Romano Molenaar, Mauricet, Laurent Zimny, Kenny Rubenis, and more.

Where: Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
When: April 1-2
Hours: Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Visit me at Booth 3129 for FREE autographs, FREE posters, and FREE postcards.  I will also have a limited supply of books.  I hope to see you in Ghent!

Hunting in Bruges Walking Tour

I will be visiting locations from my Hunters' Guild novel Hunting in Bruges (Dutch Edition: Op Jacht in Brugge).  Follow my adventures online as I walk in Jenna Lehane's footsteps.

Will I catch a vampire or ghost on film?

Stalk my Facebook and Twitter for live footage.

Want to win Belgian chocolates, signed Dutch swag, and more?  Enter the Faeries, Vampires, and Chocolate Giveaway here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hand Wrist Injury Update

Apologies for the recent lack of blog posts.

As some of you know, I had a bad fall on the ice back in February.  After 4 weeks, I'm finally making some progress with physical therapy and getting out of the wrist brace. 

I have some great giveaways on the way and HUGE book news coming soon.  Thank you for your patience!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Urban Fantasy Deal: Shadow Sight 99 Cents

Urban Fantasy Limited Time Deal: Shadow Sight 99 Cents Ivy Granger Book 1

Exciting limited time deal.  SHADOW SIGHT, the first book in the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series, is on sale now for $0.99.  Sale ends February 20th.

Grab your 99 cent copy of Shadow Sight and enter an award-winning urban fantasy world filled with bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.


Regular Price: $3.99
Today's Price: $0.99

Add the Audiobook for just $1.99 with Whispersync.

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective 1) by E.J. Stevens urban fantasy

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #1) by E.J. Stevens

Winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel and finalist for Best Urban Fantasy Series.

Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.

Some things are best left unseen...

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills--most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client--until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...

Books in the Ivy Granger World: 

Get the detailed reading order for all Ivy Granger World books here on Goodreads.

Happy reading!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hound's Bite Reviewer's Choice Award Celebration Giveaway

Love urban fantasy?  Want to win swag from the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series?  To celebrate the nomination of HOUND'S BITE for a Reviewer's Choice Award, we're having a giveaway!

Hound's Bite Reviewer's Choice Award Giveaway Prizes

Hound's Bite Reviewer's Choice Giveaway

I'm giving away a Hound's Bite Prize Pack, including:
  • Barghest / Hellhound 25mm Heroic Scale Fantasy Miniature
  • Signed Hound's Bite Mini Poster
  • Signed Hound's Bite Postcard
  • Ivy Granger Button
  • Custom Earbuds (choice of black or teal)

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US/CA/UK.  Giveaway ends February 21, 2017 midnight EST.

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Unleash the Wild Hunt!

HOUND'S BITE, the fifth full-length novel in the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series, has been nominated for a 2016 Reviewer's Choice Award.  Voting is open (click here to vote for your favorite paranormal reads of 2016) until February 12, 2017.

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.

Hound's Bite now available in Ebook and Trade Paperback
Amazon | Amazon UK | Smashwords | Kobo | iTunes
 Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository

Hound's Bite Audiobooks Coming Spring 2017

Note: Blog giveaway winner will be randomly selected using Rafflecopter.  Voting in the awards in no way adds to your chances of winning this giveaway. Best of luck to all of this year's nominees.

REMINDER: All entries will be verified. Please do not claim that you followed/subscribed/commented if you did not do so. False entries will be disqualified and we reserve the right to ban emails from future entries. Thank you.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

E.J. Stevens Guest at Boskone 54

E.J. Stevens Guest at Boskone 54 Fantasy Science Fiction Convention Boston

I am a guest again this year at Boskone in Boston, MA.  This is a fantastic gathering of science fiction and fantasy authors, including Brandon Sanderson, Max Gladstone, Dana Cameron, Scott Lynch, John Langan, Charles Stross, Sarah Beth Durst, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Tremblay, and many more!

  • What: Boskone 54 Fantasy and Science Fiction Convention 
  • When: February 17-19th
  • Where: Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA
  • Website: www.boskone.org

Keep reading for details on my Boskone programming schedule.  I hope to see you at Boskone 54. 

E.J. Stevens' Boskone 54 Schedule

FRIDAY

Wizards, Warlocks, and Witches
Friday 3-4pm, Harbor II

Victorian Vampires
Friday 9-10pm, Harbor II

SATURDAY

Reading by E.J. Stevens
Saturday 11:00 - 11:30, Griffin

Great Ghost Stories
Saturday 5-6pm, Harbor III

SUNDAY

Autographing: Dana Cameron, Leigh Perry, Allen M. Steele, E.J. Stevens
Sunday 12-1pm, Galleria - Autographing

Shelley and Austen
Sunday 2-3pm, Marina 3 

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Boskone 54 Pocket Program Schedule

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rattle the Bones (Vesik 6) Book Excerpt + Giveaway

We have a special sneak peek book excerpt and signed book giveaway for urban fantasy fans today to celebrate the release of Rattle the Bones, the sixth novel in the fabulous (seriously, if you haven't read these books, go fill your ereader now!) Vesik series by Eric R. Asher.

Keep reading for a chance to win one of three RATTLE THE BONES paperbacks signed by the author!

Rattle the Bones Vesik 6 Urban Fantasy by Eric R. Asher

Rattle the Bones (Vesik #6) by Eric R. Asher.

Much has been lost in the conflict with the Fae king and his allies, a conflict we hadn’t known we were in until one of our own fell at his hand. And while a great Seal between realms may have been rebuilt, dark things slipped through in the chaos, creatures who would overrun this world. Our allies are many. Our enemies are terrible. And someone ate my last chimichanga despite the fact I had marked it with a note that clearly said it was mine.


Genre: Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Keywords: #Necromancer #Paranormal #Supernatural #UrbanFantasy

Book Excerpt: Rattle the Bones

     “These are the best effects I’ve ever seen,” an older girl said, maybe a teenager or just out of those awful years. “It feels like stone.”
     “Momma says all the people in that shop love Satan,” a little boy said.
     “I have lived enough millennia to know evil,” Aeros said. “Despite any transgression those people may have committed, they are benevolent.”
     A woman on a bench nearby started fidgeting. She either didn’t realize Aeros was with us, or she thought this was all for fun.
     “You have him talking to people?” Edgar said. “They think it’s a show?”
     “Some of them,” Zola said as she turned and lowered her voice.
     “And not an advertising gimmick?” I asked. I raised my voice. “Maybe we should hang a sign around his neck, could get some extra business.”
     The Old God turned to look at me. I was fairly certain he had a few choice words for me, but he kept them to himself. There were kids present after all.

What did you think of the book excerpt?  Have you read the Vesik series?  Do you have a favorite character?  I'm excited to see Edgar the Watcher and Zola the necromancer return in Rattle the Bones.

Rattle the Bones Giveaway

We are giving away 3 signed copies of Rattle the Bones (Vesik #6) by Eric R. Asher.

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Good luck!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ivy Granger Audiobook Swag Giveaway

Do you love audiobooks?  Want to win Ivy Granger series audiobook swag?

Ivy Granger Audiobook Swag Giveaway

Ivy Granger Audio Swag Giveaway

We are giving away an Ivy Granger Prize Pack, including custom earbuds (choice of green or black), an Ivy Granger button, and signed postcard.
  • Earbuds
  • Button
  • Signed Postcard

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US/CA/UK.  Giveaway ends January 27, 2016.

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Want to enter the world of Ivy Granger?  SHADOW SIGHT, the first novel in the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series, is Whispersync for Voice-Ready.  Grab the Kindle ebook for $3.99 and get the audiobook on Audible for only $1.99.

Whispersync for Voice-Ready books in this series:

SHADOW SIGHT - Kindle | Audible
GHOST LIGHT - Kindle | Audible
CLUB NEXUS - Kindle | Audible
BURNING BRIGHT - Kindle | Audible
BIRTHRIGHT - Kindle | Audible

Happy listening!