Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ghost Light by EJ Stevens: Release Day Blitz: Spotlight


Title: Ghost Light

Series: Ivy Granger #2

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Author: E.J. Stevens

Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press

ISBN: 9780984247592


Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she'd seen it all...until now.

With a vengeful lamia that only she can see on the city streets, reports of specters walking Harborsmouth cemeteries, and an angry mob of faerie clients at her office door, it's bound to be a long night. Add in an offense against the faerie courts and a few foolish bargains and one thing is clear--Ivy Granger is in some seriously deep trouble.

Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she's in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?

If Ivy doesn't find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.

Ghost Light on Goodreads

This is the highly anticipated 2nd book in the Ivy Granger series, and I’ve got to tell you that I enjoyed it even more than the first. Additionally, this book can be read just fine as a stand-alone which in my estimation is always a big plus. Even better, the story is complete within the book; E.J. is to be commended because this book has a satisfying resolution.  I particularly appreciate not having to contend with the frustration of a new major event erupting at the end that leaves readers in suspense until the next installment. Very few things I dislike worse these days than cliff-hangers. That is not to say the Ivy Granger story lines have dried up.  There are plenty of nuggets to be plucked out and further developed in future adventures. Harborsmouth is an ideal setting for all the paranormal shenanigans taking place and the author is bringing the little coastal town into better focus with each new book.  Ivy is the perfect heroine; selflessly using her psychic gifts to help others.
Ivy is a delightful character; generally humble, but kick-butt aggressive when antagonized. She is loyal, astute, and witty.  Her business is really booming now, and she is an exceptionally busy woman. There are also some personal issues as Ivy discovers more about her unusual lineage. This race-the-clock paranormal mystery romance surprised me with the depth of emotion it inspired within me. I was not ready for the book to end, and I am looking forward to the next adventure with Ivy and her friends.       
This book was given to me by the author without any sort of review expectation.
Reviewed by Laurie-J

E.J. Stevens

Author of the Spirit Guide and Ivy Granger series

This giveaway is open worldwide.  Giveaway begins July 9, 2013 and ends July 24, 2013.  Winner will be notified by email and posted on E.J.'s blog.  We are giving away a $15 Amazon gift card (or $15 book from The Book Depository), a Ghost Light ebook (Kindle or PDF), and an autographed Ghost Light postcard.

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Goldenmane said...

Sadly, I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series, but, after reading the review, I intend to rectify this lack.

Jennifer Haile said...

No, this is the first time i've heard about them! This is exactly the type of stories I like to read!

-Jen Haile

katsrus said...

No I have not read her books yet. Does sound good.
Sue B

desiree reilly said...

i have not read it

Anonymous said...

want to read! looks so good!

NatashaMay said...

I haven't read any of her books but they sound fantastic.


Sorry I have not read any of the books yet, but I'm very interested

Marta Vieira said...

not yet :s