Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tales from Harborsmouth an Ivy Granger urban fantasy series anthology REVIEW

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.

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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

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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.

Books in this Series
Hound's Bite

This anthology does a great job showcasing various denizens and their activities in Harborsmouth. EJ has a remarkable talent to write stories that capture the multiple moods and dispositions of a menagerie of magical creatures in a distinctively engaging way. Here are my thoughts on the individual stories showcased in this book.
In this story Ivy and Jinx investigate a haunted house.  There are some odd twists and strange encounters in this spooky tale.  I enjoyed it and thought it was a great launching off point for this book.

Blood and Mistletoe
I loved the opening of this novella and agree with Ivy that coffee should not taste like gingerbread.  Ivy is sassy and funny as she investigates some unusually gruesome holiday murders with the help of some quirky friends.  This story is my favorite one in this anthology because of the outstanding plotting and character interactions

Club Nexus
Four short stories, each of which revolves around the same event but is told from a different perspective.  A decidedly darker glimpse at the supernatural underbelly of Harborsmouth, this collection is well-thought out.  Each story stands fine on its own, but when interwoven with the others gives the reader an experience that is uniquely entertaining.  It is also a perfect lead-in to Burning Bright. Experience the romance, humor, and danger at Club Nexus!

Thrill on Joysen Hill
Lord of the cat sidhe, Torn, has agreed to babysit Marvin, Hob, and Sparky for a few hours so Ivy and Jinx can enjoy Ivy’s bachelorette party and relax a bit.  So begins a madcap adventure as Torn tries his best to entertain his temporary charges.  Steering clear of trouble is just not on the agenda for Torn. Torn uncovers evil masquerading as innocence and deals with the issue in his own unique way. The tone of the story stays funny rather than disturbing. The upbeat whacky  tempo was a superb way to end this anthology.

Reviewed by Laurie-j

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     • Ivy Granger Flashlight Keychain

     • Ivy Granger "Private Eye" Button

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