Saturday, November 10, 2018

Dark Faerie Bookish Giveaway

Want to win fabulous prizes? Today we are giving away a HUGE dark faerie themed prize pack.

Dark Faerie Prize Pack

We are giving away a Dark Faerie Prize Pack, including a coloring book, faerie necklace, urban fantasy audiobook, earbuds, and more!

  • Gothic Dark Fantasy Coloring Book
  • Faerie Necklace
  • Amy Brown Faerie Greeting Card
  • Ivy Granger LED Keychain Flashlight
  • Ivy Granger Button
  • Frostbite (Ivy Granger #0.5) Audiobook
  • Ivy Granger Postcard *Signed*
  • Custom Purple Earbuds

Dark Faerie Giveaway Ivy Granger EJ Stevens From the Shadows


To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to the US, UK, and Canada. Giveaway ends December 6, 2018 midnight EST.

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What is your favorite urban fantasy creature?
(Faeries, Unicorns, Trolls, Vampires, Ghosts, Pixies, Goblins, Kelpies...)

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Good luck!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Explore WhitechapelParanormal.com and Unlock Exclusive Content

Explore WhitechapelParanormal.com and Unlock Exclusive Content

It's Aliiiive! New website for my upcoming Whitechapel Paranormal Society series is up now. But that's not all.

Unlock Exclusive Content

Pre-order any Whitechapel Paranormal Society book (Craven Street, Eeper Weeper, One for Sorrow…) and unlock the Master Cabinet of Curiosities. Download exclusive Whitechapel Paranormal Society wallpapers, explore the Special Paranormal Research Branch archives, and walk the fantastical streets of London.
  • Exclusive Access to the Master Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Exclusive Wallpapers
All pre-order gifts are international.

Get your key to the master Cabinet of Curiosities! Visit WhitechapelParanormal.com now. 

Visit WhitechapelParanormal.com to learn more and immerse yourself in a fantastical Victorian London with photos, maps, arcane scribblings, and other clues from Special Paranormal Research Branch casebooks.

Let me know what you think! xx

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Spooktacular Book Giveaway

Spooktacular Book Giveaway at From the Shadows

Happy Halloween! It's time to hop around the blogosphere in search of bookish goodies with the annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by BookHounds. Want to win books and other treats? Let's do the hop!

Win a Signed Copy of Frostbite

My spooky Ivy Granger ghost story just won the Imadjinn Award for Best Short Story! To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed copy of Frostbite to one lucky winner (scroll down to enter). But that's not all. We've also made the ebook free for the entire month of October. During this Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, everyone is a winner!

Grab a FREE Ghost Story

Trick or Treat! Want a free ghost story? Right now, Frostbite is free on all ebook retailers. Grab this freebie while it lasts!

frostbite ivy granger psychic detective prequel

Frostbite (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #0.5) by E.J. Stevens.

Enter an award-winning urban fantasy world where monsters roam the streets and things aren't always what they seem.
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.
Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.
Grab your FREE short story.

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Love audiobooks? You can add the audiobook narrated by Melanie A. Mason for less than a pumpkin spice latte!

Add Audio

Frostbite Ivy Granger Urban Fantasy Audiobook Audible

Want more Ivy Granger freebies? Don't miss the Freebies Page at www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Locus Magazine Announces 2018 Imadjinn Awards Winners

Learn more about the 2018 Imadjinn Awards Winners at Locus Magazine. I'm in excellent company!

Spooktacular Book Giveaway win signed ghost story

Spooktacular Book Giveaway

I'm giving away a signed copy of Frostbite to one lucky winner. Easy Rafflecopter entry form below. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. Giveaway ends October 31st midnight EST. 

Enter to win:

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Don't forget to visit our ghost host BookHounds and continue trick-or-treating with participating blogs. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Frostbite Imadjinn Award Winner!

My spooky Ivy Granger ghost story just won the Imadjinn Award for Best Short Story!

2018 Imadjinn Award for Best Short Story

Want a free ghost story?  Right now, Frostbite is free on all ebook retailers. Grab this freebie while it lasts!

frostbite ivy granger psychic detective prequel

Frostbite (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #0.5) by E.J. Stevens.

Enter an award-winning urban fantasy world where monsters roam the streets and things aren't always what they seem.
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.
Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.
Grab your FREE short story.

frostbite ivy granger psychic detective urban fantasy e.j. stevens

Love audiobooks? You can add the audiobook narrated by Melanie A. Mason for less than a pumpkin spice latte!

Add Audio

Frostbite Ivy Granger Urban Fantasy Audiobook Audible

Frostbite audiobooks are also available in French and Italian. Grab the Les Crocs De L'Hiver Audiobook narrated by Elisabeth Lagelee at Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Grab the La Morsa Del Gelo Audiobook narrated by Francesca Consalvi at Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Looking for more Ivy-verse translations? Visit the official E.J. Stevens website and get lost in translations.

Want more Ivy Granger freebies? Don't miss the Freebies Page at www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Locus Magazine Announces 2018 Imadjinn Awards Winners

Learn more about the 2018 Imadjinn Awards Winners at Locus Magazine. I'm in excellent company!
Locus Magazine Announces 2018 Imadjinn Awards Winners

Friday, September 14, 2018

E.J. Stevens @ #PennedCon2018

Will I see you in St Louis? Here's where to find me at Penned Con 2018.

I'll be signing at Breckenridge Table 17 on Friday, September 21st from 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm and on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00am-1:45pm and 3:00-6:00pm.

You can also come see me on Saturday 2:00-2:45pm on the Character Name Game collaborative flash fiction panel with Eric Asher (Vesik, Steamborn).

VIP fans can find me at the Murder Mystery Party (Thursday), the author lunch (Friday), and the Roaring 20's Awards Party and dinner (Saturday).

Are you going to #PennedCon2018?

For more information on my upcoming events, please visit the Events Page at www.EJStevensAuthor.com or subscribe to my newsletter (and get a free book!).

Friday, August 17, 2018

E.J. Stevens @ Dragon Con

E.J. Stevens at Dragon Con 2018

Exciting news! My tentative Dragon Con schedule is here. Check out my schedule below.

Love urban fantasy? Check out this year's ​Dragon Con Urban Fantasy guest list.

E.J. Stevens at Dragon Con 2018

FRIDAY
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Realms of the Dead: Ghosts and Spirits in UF
Our panelists discuss the various types of ghosts and spirits found in their work, and in the genre.
11:30 am Chastain 1-2, Westin
(Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, David B. Coe, E.J. Stevens, A. J. Hartley, Matthew Kressel, Gail Z. Martin)
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Vampires in Legend, Folklore, and Fiction
Description: Long a staple of urban fantasy, vampires first appear in folklore, often unrecognizable from the versions contemporary readers and viewers are familiar with. Our panel explores how those early stories have influenced the fictional depictions they create, and others they admire.
2:30 pm Chastain 1-2, Westin
(Panelists: Melissa F Olson, E.J. Stevens, Declan Finn, Clay and Susan Griffith, J.F. Lewis, Dacre Stoker)
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Family Matters: A Wynonna Earp Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show's third season
4:00 pm Chastain 1-2, Westin
(Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, John G. Hartness, E.J. Stevens, Lisa Manifold, Erika Domeika Pratte, Annie Smith)
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Life in New Seattle: An iZombie Fan Panel
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show's fourth season
7:00 pm Chastain 1-2, Westin
(Panelists: Kevin Bachelder, David Boop, E.J. Stevens, Samantha Sommersby, Damian Allen, Steph Smith)

SATURDAY
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Monster Mash: The Magical Creatures of UF
Urban Fantasy features a wide range of supernatural beings, often in the same book, and our authors discuss the types they use and why.
2:30 pm Chastain I-J, Westin
(Panelists: Eric R. Asher, James A. Hunter, Lisa Manifold, D.R. Perry, E.J. Stevens, R.R. Virdi)
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Jessica Jones - Mother knows Best
Description: Each of us is the sum total of our experience and our basic building blocks, and Jessica Jones is no different. Facing off her own mother, her power's origins, her best friend and the shadow of Killgrave.
7:00 pm Location: M 301-303 Marriott
(Panelists: Samantha Sommersby, Wendy Hembrock, E.J. Stevens, Margaret Parsons, Betsy Matteis, Ryan Guthrie)
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Altered Carbon - Peace is an Illusion
Bring over your current sleeve and cortical stack and we'll see what we think of how Netflix handled our stories. We'll give it a lookover to see how they handled Kovacs and just what immortality and murder can mean on earth in the 24th Century.
8:30 pm M 301-303 Marriott
(Panelists: E.J. Stevens, Valerie Hampton, Stefani Warshaw, Kitty Chandler, Joy Hatcher)

SUNDAY
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Collaborative Storytelling From Hell!
Description: A roundtable of authors contribute to a collaborative story that is sure to put the "corpse" in "exquisite corpse."
2:30 pm Peachtree 1-2 - Westin
(Panelists: David Boop, Darrell Grizzle, Eric Asher, John G. Hartness, E.J. Stevens)
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Same Places, Different Times: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
8:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin
(Panelists: David B. Coe, Laura Anne Gilman, Clay and Susan Griffith, Leanna Renee Hieber, E.J. Stevens, Tim Powers)

Hope to see you in Atlanta!

Next stop, Penned Con in St Louis.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Grab a FREE Ivy Granger Short Story

Want a free book?  Right now, FROSTBITE is free on all ebook retailers. ZERO PENNIES.  Grab this freebie while it lasts!

frostbite ivy granger psychic detective prequel

Frostbite: An Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Prequel Short Story by E.J. Stevens.
Enter an award-winning urban fantasy world where monsters roam the streets and things aren't always what they seem.
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.
Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.
Grab your free short story.

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Want more Ivy Granger freebies? Don't miss the Freebies Page at www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

FLASH SALE: Hunting in Bruges #99cents

FLASH SALE: Hunting in Bruges #99cents urban fantasy

Hunting in Bruges, the first Hunters' Guild novel and official Ivy Granger series spin-off, is on sale for 99 pennies. w00t!
Grab this deal before it's gone.


Monster hunter Jenna Lehane puts her combat training to the test as she unearths the truth about an ancient enemy.

Finalist for the 2017 Raven Award for Best Urban Fantasy and an official Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series spin-off.

"Hunting in Bruges is a must read."
-Book Lover's Life

"I flat out loved it!"
-Rabid Reads

FLASH SALE: Hunting in Bruges #99cents


$0.99 for a limited time. (Regular $4.99)

Love audiobooks? Getting ready for #AudiobookMonth listening challenges? Grab the audiobook free with a 30-day Audible trial!

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?

Start Listening Now

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

*****

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.

Friday, March 23, 2018

FLASH SALE: Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Box Set

Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Box Set just 99 Cents for a limited time! (Regular Price $9.99)


Enter an award-winning urban fantasy world where monsters roam the streets and things aren't always what they seem.

Demons, ghosts, vampires, and necromancers—Ivy dodges the city's deadliest villains while solving its darkest cases. Will she save the day or die trying?


Take a trip to Harborsmouth where you'll encounter bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and our favorite snarky detective.

Order Now

"I absolutely love this series!"
-My Urban Fantasies

"Highly recommended to adult urban fantasy fans."
-Rabid Reads

"The Ivy Granger series is fantastic!"
-Book Bite Reviews

Sale ends midnight March 25th.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Get Lost in Ivy Granger Translations

I'm excited to announce multiple new Ivy Granger translations. 

New Releases

Divampante Fulgore (Burning Bright - Italian Edition)

Divampante Fulgore (Burning Bright - Italian Edition)

La Morsa Del Gorso (Frostbite - Italian Edition)

La Morsa Del Gelo (Frostbite - Italian Edition)

Spooklicht (Ghost Light - Dutch Edition)

Spooklicht (Ghost Light - Dutch Edition)
Amazon | Amazon NL | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iTunes

Les Crocs De L'hiver (Frostbite - French Edition)

Les Crocs De L'hiver (Frostbite - French Edition)

Coming Soon

TBA (Ghost Light - French Edition)

TBA (Frostbite - Dutch Edition)

Out Now

Looking for more Ivy Granger Psychic Detective and Hunters' Guild translations?  Visit the translations page at www.EJStevensAuthor.com and get lost in translations!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Frostbite Release Party + Giveaway

Happy Book Birthday to FROSTBITE.  It's time to load your ereader and grab the salt!  Ivy Granger prequel FROSTBITE out now.

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

Order Now 99 Cents

This spooky prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series.

Frostbite Ivy Granger Psychic Detective by E.J. Stevens

Frostbite (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #0.5) by E.J. Stevens.

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.

Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.

Release Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Books in this Series: Shadow Sight, Ghost Light, Burning Bright, Birthright, Hound's Bite
Short Stories, Novellas, Collections: Frostbite, Blood and Mistletoe, Club Nexus, Thrill on Joysen Hill, Tales from Harborsmouth

Order Now 99 Cents


Learn more about this author and series at www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Frostbite Release Party Giveaway

We're giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card and a signed Ivy Granger Passport and postcard!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends March 16, 2018 midnight EST.

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Have you read Frostbite?

If so, please consider leaving a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or iTunes.  Release week reviews are super important and help keep the series going.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pre-Order Alert: Frostbite (Ivy Granger)

Ivy Granger prequel FROSTBITE out in ONE WEEK.

Pre-order Now 99 Cents

This prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series.

Frostbite Ivy Granger Psychic Detective by E.J. Stevens

Frostbite (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #0.25) by E.J. Stevens.

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.

Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.

Release Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Books in this Series: Shadow Sight, Ghost Light, Burning Bright, Birthright, Hound's Bite
Short Stories, Novellas, Collections: Frostbite, Blood and Mistletoe, Club Nexus, Thrill on Joysen Hill, Tales from Harborsmouth

Pre-order Now 99 Cents


Learn more about this author and series at www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

FLASH SALE: Tales from Harborsmouth

FLASH SALE: Tales from Harborsmouth award winning fantasy

Flash Sale: Ivy Granger collection TALES FROM HARBORSMOUTH just 99 cents.

Enter an award-winning fantasy world. Demons, faeries, vampires, and wererats—anything is possible in Harborsmouth.


*This is a limited-time sale. Check price before purchasing.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

E.J. Stevens' Boskone Panel and Signing Schedule

My official Boskone 55 schedule is here! Boskone, New England's longest running science fiction convention, runs from Friday, February 16th - Sunday, February 18th at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA. I'll be speaking on panels Friday and Saturday and signing books on Saturday.

Boskone 55 E.J. Stevens Schedule Boskone 2018


E.J.'s Official Boskone 2018 Schedule

FRIDAY

Panel: Armchair Detectives (3:00 - 4:00PM)

Crime and fiction have long been a popular pairing. But what have science and technology done to the prospects of pulling off the perfect murder? How much tricksier must authors get to keep their readers guessing, especially in this new age of the armchair detective? (Marina 1)

SATURDAY

Panel: Feminist Fairy Tales (10:00 - 11:00AM)

Women frequently serve as the main characters of fairy tales. (Why, by the way?) It’s hard not to notice they’re often presented as victims, or the subjects of a lesson learned. Do any tales instead offer strong female role models? What can modern feminist perspectives contribute when considering stories from so long ago and/or far away? (Burroughs)

Panel: It's Not Always About Sex (12:00 - 1:00PM)

Speculative fiction is filled with friendships that turn into romantic entanglements. Is that all there is? Can’t our characters just have friends, of whatever gender, without hookups and/or heartbreaks? How about we rescue the world from the odd apocalypse or alien invasion, and forget about the sex for a change? (Harbor III)

Autographing (1:00 - 2:00PM)

I will have FREE Ivy Granger Passports while supplies last! (Galleria - Autographing)

Panel: Ensemble Casts and Continuing Characters (4:00 - 5:00PM)

Some well-written spec fic features ensemble casts where the secondary characters are as interesting as the leads. What are the guidelines for creating great supporting roles? How do these people (or aliens, AIs, disembodied demons, etc.) fascinate despite less face time? Do they get more freedom to be themselves, while main characters must be all things to all audiences? Which secondaries deserve (or have got) their own spin-off stories? (Marina 4)

Panel: The Role of Spiritual Animals in Fiction (5:00 - 6:00PM)

Animals in speculative fiction play more than the simple role of lap dogs and cozy cats. From demons to familiars, from patronuses to spirit animals, and more, these creatures often play subtle but powerful roles in the life of a story’s main character. Why are animals so important? Have their roles changed over time? Our panelists discuss our furry, feathered, and scaled friends in all of their glory. (Marina 3)


Are you attending Boskone?
I hope to see you in Boston!
xx

E.J. Stevens's 2018 Book Tour Schedule

Looking for E.J.'s 2018 Tour Schedule? Check out this 2018 Book Tour post or visit her official Event Page.

Friday, January 12, 2018

E.J. Stevens' 2018 Tour Schedule: Dragon Con, ConCarolinas, and More!

E.J. Stevens 2018 Book Tour

E.J. Stevens is a confirmed guest for Boskone, ConCarolinas, Dragon Con, Penned Con, and World Fantasy Convention. She will be speaking on panels and signing books.

2018 Tour Schedule

Boskone
Boston, MA. February 16-18, 2018

ConCarolinas
Charlotte, NC. June 1-3, 2018

Dragon Con
Atlanta, GA. August 30 - September 3, 2018

Penned Con
St. Louis, MO. September 20-22, 2018

World Fantasy
Baltimore, MD. November 1-4, 2018

E.J.'s full schedule coming soon. For more information, subscribe to her newsletter or visit the Events Page her website www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Will I see you at an event this year?

Monday, January 1, 2018

Dark Faerie Prize Pack Giveaway

Let's start the new year with fabulous prizes.  Today we are giving away a HUGE dark faerie themed prize pack.

Dark Faerie Prize Pack

We are giving away a Dark Faerie Prize Pack, including a coloring book, faerie necklace, book, earbuds, and more!

  • Gothic Dark Fantasy Coloring Book
  • Faerie Necklace
  • Amy Brown Faerie Greeting Card
  • Ivy Granger LED Keychain Flashlight
  • Ivy Granger Button
  • Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1) Ebook or Audiobook
  • Signed Ivy Granger Postcard
  • Custom Purple Earbuds

Dark Faerie Prize Pack EJ Stevens Ivy Granger Fantasy Purple

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to the US, UK, and Canada. Giveaway begins January 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2018.

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What is your favorite creature from folklore?
(Faeries, Banshees, Unicorns, Trolls, Pixies, Goblins, Kelpies...)