Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Giveaway: Shadow Sight Prize Pack by E.J. Stevens

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

     Whether visiting our modern business district or exploring the cobblestone lanes of the Old Port quarter, please enjoy your stay.  When you return home, do tell your friends about our wonderful city—just leave out any supernatural details. 

     Don’t worry—most of our guests never experience anything unusual.  Otherworlders, such as faeries, vampires, and ghouls, are quite adept at hiding within the shadows.  Many are also skilled at erasing memories.  You may wake in the night screaming, but you won’t recall why.  Be glad that you don’t remember—you are one of the fortunate ones.

     If you do encounter something unnatural, we recommend the services of Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective.  Co-founder of Private Eye detective agency, Ivy Granger is a relatively new member of our small business community.  Her offices can be found on Water Street, in the heart of the Old Port. 

     Miss Granger has a remarkable ability to receive visions by the act of touching an object.  This skill is useful in her detective work, especially when locating lost items.  Whether you are looking for a lost brooch or missing persons, no job is too small for Ivy Granger—and she could certainly use the business.

     We can also provide, upon request, a list of highly skilled undertakers.  If you are in need of their services, then we also kindly direct you to Harborsmouth Cemetery Realty.  It’s never too early to contact them, since we have a booming “housing” market.  Demand is quite high for a local plot—there are always people dying for a place to stay.

Chapter 2: Excerpt

     I sniffed the air and smelled a whiff of sulfur.  Oh, Mab’s bloody bones!  My hand snagged a crucifix off the desk and I started muttering the Lord’s Prayer.  I may not follow any particular faith, but Kaye had taught me a trick or two.  Ten to one odds my client wasn’t bothered by today’s intense heat.
     Color me pixed—the guy sitting on the other side of my desk was a demon.  My hand, the one holding the crucifix in a white-knuckled grip, was starting to shake.
     “You seem to have some inkling as to my lineage, however I am not here for myself,” he said.  “Hell has no interest in you…yet.  I represent a client, someone very powerful who requires your special services.”
     “You’re telling me that you’re some other dude’s lackey?” I asked.  My hand steadied as I held the crucifix out before me.
     “Attorney,” he said, shooting me a narrow eyed glare.
     “Lower than a lackey then,” I said.
     I was playing with fire, or brimstone.  I should order the demon to leave, but there was something intriguing about his story.  I couldn’t help becoming curious.  Someone had made a deal with a devil, literally, to gain my services.  I wasn’t sure if I should be flattered or die of fright.
     At least I knew my instincts were good—this was definitely going to be a long day and this really was a client from Hell.

Shadow Sight, the first novel in the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series, goes on sale in trade paperback and ebook editions July 24, 2012.
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27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a really good read. Can't wait to read it :)

    Ana♥

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  2. I like the excerpts! Can't wait to read the whole book :)

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  3. Thanks for a fun post and giveaway! This book sounds awesome :) Thanks for the excerpt! definitely hooked me enought to add it to my upcoming releases wishlist!

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  4. This book sounds really good and I love how the lawyer is a demon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. I'm looking forward to reading this. The cover looks like the October Day series covers.

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  7. Love the storyline and that bit of humor.

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  8. This one looks really good! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. This book looks very interesting. Can't wait to read it. Definitely in my to be read pile!

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  10. Books looks great now I just have to read the first one. Thanks.

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    1. This is the first novel in the Ivy Granger series. :)
      E.J. Stevens
      Author of the Spirit Guide and Ivy Granger series

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  11. Books looks great now I just have to read the first one. Thanks.

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  12. Love the cover, Shadow Sight, sounds like a great read, Ivy sounds like a great character, full of fun, it is now on my TBR list, Thankyou for a wonderful giveaway and for making it International,x x
    julienewberry(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  13. Thank you for the invitation to visit Harborsmouth via this series.

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  14. I want to read this book
    audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to ask the author where her ideas for a fantasy world came from?

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    1. Hi Maghon, thanks for the question!

      The ideas for the Ivy Granger series grew from years of living within the pages of fantasy worlds, adventuring through pen-and-paper RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and Shadowrun, and researching existing myth and folklore.

      The city of Harborsmouth is based, in part, on two cities where I have lived in the past; Dublin Ireland and Portland Maine.

      This wikipedia picture of Portland is very similar to how I envision the area near Private Eye, the psychic detective agency run by Ivy and Jinx. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TheOldPort.jpg

      E.J. Stevens
      Author of the Spirit Guide and Ivy Granger series

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  16. Hi EJ
    Is this an adult's series? How many books will be in it?
    Thanks for making the giveaway international

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    1. Hi Daniela,
      This is an adult urban fantasy series, but fans of my young adult series will recognize the quirky humor I love writing into my novels.

      So far, the first three books in the series are a go.

      Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1)
      Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2)
      Burning Bright (Ivy Granger #3)

      More details coming soon to the official Ivy Granger website.

      E.J. Stevens
      Author of the Spirit Guide and Ivy Granger series

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  17. I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds good.

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  18. Loving the sound of this! Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  19. This looks to be the start of a great new series!

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  20. Hi E.J I know this one is UF, but are there possibility of romance here?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Ren,

      Poor Ivy Granger. Touching any person, or object, holds the potential threat of an involuntary vision. Not a helpful psychic gift for anyone looking for romance. This doesn't deter her best friend Jinx from trying to set her up with dates, but, for Ivy, the situation is simple--keep everyone at a distance, life is safer that way.

      Of course, life, and her heart, do not always follow the rules.

      Shadow Sight presents a spark of romance. Will Ivy be able to lower her emotional shields enough to follow her heart? You'll have to read Shadow Sight to find out. ;)

      E.J. Stevens
      Author of the Spirit Guide and Ivy Granger series

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  21. Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Shadow Sight sounds like an awesome read and I cannot wait to meet Ivy. I enjoyed the excerpt and and am looking forward to starting a new series. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

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