Tuesday, July 5, 2016

HOUND'S BITE: Highly recommended.


Want to know one of my favorite things about being a writer? Sneak previews of other writer's books. In this case it's HOUND'S BITE, book five in the IVY GRANGER, OCCULT DETECTIVE series. 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!






ARC Reviews: Hound's Bite ARCs are available in Kindle, PDF, and ePub formats.  Preferred posting dates for reviews are July 1-31st.  Reviews can be sent to E.J. at any time for blurb consideration.  Reviews posted to Amazon on release day are greatly appreciated.  

Release Party Giveaway: To celebrate the release of Hound's Bite, we are giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card and a swag pack with Hound's Bite swag signed by the author.  Entry is by Rafflecopter.  This giveaway is open to US/UK/CA. Giveaway begins on release day July 12, 2016 and ends July 25, 2016 midnight EST.  Optional easy copy-and-paste HTML provided (attached).

Rafflecopter link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9f67f91f49/



Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #5) 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.

Hound's Bite is the fifth full-length novel in the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.  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.

Release Date: July 12, 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Ebook $3.99, Trade Paperback $14.99

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E7EU9N2
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01E7EU9N2
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01E7EU9N2
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/hound-s-bite
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hounds-bite/id1071362496?mt=11
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24346414-hound-s-bite

Book Cover: http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx208/EJStevensAuthor/Hounds%20Bite%20Cover%20Ivy%20Granger%20by%20E.J.%20Stevens_zpsdxuirvyd.jpg

Hound's Bite Sell Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B14uFw8CymMeUGZHZmdJa0NnUTA/view

Author Bio:

E.J. STEVENS is the author of the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Author Photo: http://s756.photobucket.com/user/EJStevensAuthor/media/AuthorEJStevens-2.jpg.html

Media Kit: http://www.fromtheshadows.info/p/media-kit.html

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lawyers, Guns and Money

50 people dead in a bar because some bastard with too many anger issues and a belief that his god likes violence as a solution.
The Second Amendment fanatics (They are fanatics. As I have stated before the First Amendment has been altered to take consideration of modern situations out forefathers never considered. The same should happen to the Second Amendment) are already screaming that guns had no part in this latest assault in which 50 people were killed and nearly the same number injured by, wait for it, guns.
Okay. The NRA, bless their desperate, gun-toting hearts, have spent MILLIONS making sure that the right people in the right places vote their way. It's called "lobbying," and unfortunately it's completely legal. Personally, I'd call it bribery, but semantics.
Here's my newest effort at a solution: New solution to a gun problem: You can't outlaw guns? Okay. Tax 'em. Tax the crap out of 'em. Tax them like cigarettes, only worse. They started taxing cigarettes because of the health related issues and the strain on hospitals and healthcare. You want to smoke, you have to pay for the privilege. So do the same to guns, THEN, because it's not guns that kill, it's bullets, a $15.00 per bullet tax. That's for .22 of course. The higher the caliber, the higher the tax. Shotgun shells? Start at 30 and work your way up. Hollow point? triple it. Glazer? Go big. 5 times. Black talons and the like? ten times the charge. I wonder if the NRA could match the revenue increase? Don't pay the tax? Don't get the bullet. Making your own bullets? cool. Tax the crap out of black powder and gun powder. 
Somebody else suggested a severe insurance boost. You have a gun? Cool. Your insurance rates should go through the roof unless you have mandatory classes on gun safety, regular assessments at a range and a gun locker that is properly secured and locked. That should be as mandatory as automobile liability insurance. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Court Of The Dead


So I had to get permission to talk about this: I'm exceedingly happy about it. Okay, so I have a story that runs just a little over 20,000 words that I just finished. It's not a normal story. It's for the Court of the Dead. I saw this a while back and kept getting drawn more and more into the side stories, comics, and notes about the brainstorm of Sideshow Collectibles. They normally do extremely cool media tie-ins but this is all new and original and how could i NOT want to be part of this? So I hinted, whined, begged, you know, as writers do, and finally they said I could play in their sandbox. 
When and where the story comes out? No idea yet but I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, take a look at this site and you can join me in the drooling department.




Friday, November 27, 2015

THE SILENT ARMY COVER

So, looks like I can finally share this! This is the cover for book four, THE SILENT ARMY

The Back Cover text reads about like this:

The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost.
 
The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the very entities that kept it locked away since the Cataclysm. Andover Lashk has finally come to accept his destiny and prepares to journey back to Fellein. The Sa’ba Taalor continue their domination over each country and people they encounter, but the final conflict is coming: The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor stands to destroy an empire and the Silent Army prepares to stop them in their tracks.
 
Caught in the middle is the Fellein Empire and the people who have gathered together on the final battlefield. The faithful and the godless, the soldiers and killers alike all stand or fall as old gods and new bring their war to a world-changing end. Some struggles are eternal. Some conflicts never cease. The Gods of War are here and they are determined to win.


The cover itself looks like this:




The whole package comes together on May 3rd, and if you look above at the hyperlink it'll take you to Amazon where you pre-order if you are so inclined. 

Keep Smiling, (I am!) Jim