E.J. Stevens Talks Bloodthirsty Fae

Posted August 19, 2015 by Jennifer in Stomp vs Romp 2015 | | 2 Comments


Are my heroines sexy?  Hell yes, but what defines Ivy, her partner Jinx, and their Hunter friend Jenna is their strength of character…and their willingness to put their own lives on the line, and kick some monster ass, to defend the weak and innocent.

And they’re not the only ones.

Ivy has the help of the kelpie king Ceffyl Dwr with his trident and water magic, the cat sidhe lord Torn with his network of spies and his lust for violence (if only to break the monotony of immortality), Forneus with his demonic strength, and Kaye with her witch magic.  Even the young bridge troll Marvin joins the fight, armed only with a pixie nest and a desire to save other faerie children from the kind of abuse he suffered before befriending Ivy and Kaye.

With such powerful friends, it must be easy to protect the city of Harborsmouth, right?  Not.  A.  Chance.  Located on a nexus point, Harborsmouth attracts its fair share of rogue vampires, flesh eating ghouls, and psychotic faeries.

Too bad the monsters aren’t the only thing Ivy Granger has to worry about.

With emerging powers and a larger than usual number of supernatural clients, even for Harborsmouth, Ivy must face the possibility that everything she’d believed about herself was a lie.  If so, she may not have to look far to find evil lurking in the shadows.

She might just be one of the monsters.

That fear, and an inability to touch objects without experiencing visions, can make Ivy uptight, and a bit of a hard ass.  She’s hyper vigilant, always struggling for control, and painfully aware of looming threats.

Watching her lose control, and unleash all of that pent up emotion on her enemies, is a very, very beautiful thing.

Of course, she didn’t begin the series with combat skills and awesome power at her disposal.  I’m not that nice to my characters. Ivy had to work hard to overcome her fears.  Jinx and Ivy had to train under the stern eye of Jenna, a highly skilled member of the local Hunters’ Guild.  But just when Jinx was demonstrating a knack for firing a crossbow, and Ivy was becoming proficient with throwing knives, Jenna was shipped off to Bruges, Belgium.

Luckily for those of us who enjoy a good fight scene, Bruges is infested with fae and the undead.  Plus, Jenna has issues of her own to work through–issues that she takes out on the local population of vampires, with her sword.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

As for Ivy, well, you’re in for one Hell of a thrill ride in BIRTHRIGHT.  Ivy, Ceff, and Torn must face demons, Celtic gods, and mischievous fae on their trip through the Otherworld, but what Ivy faces in Faerie is the most terrifying of all.

Sharpen your blades and grab some cold iron, because if Ivy makes it out of Faerie alive, she might not enter the human world alone.

…Or you could get naked.  The choice is up to you.

How would you face a horde of bloodthirsty fae?

Still wondering, Stomp vs Romp?


Watch this AMAZING fight scene from Marvel’s Daredevil.

Stomp wins!

Birthright (Ivy Granger #4) by E.J. Stevens

Release Date: July 14, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Being a faerie princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn—Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.

Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters’ Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death’s door, literally, and back again. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, there’s no saying what horrors lay in store within the Faerie realm. Too bad the Wisp Court is the one lead Ivy has in the search for her father—and possible salvation.

Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn’t so bad after all…




About the Ivy Granger Series

The Ivy Granger series is an urban fantasy series written by E.J. Stevens. The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Ivy Granger, a psychic detective with ties to the paranormal underworld of Harborsmouth–ties that ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city’s teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

Books in this series: Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1), Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5), Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2),Club Nexus (Ivy Granger #2.5), Burning Bright (Ivy Granger #3).






Ivy Granger Prize Pack, including a signed Birthright mini poster, signed postcards for each book in the series, a Private Eye sticker, and a Blood an Mistletoe audiobook.  International. Audiobook available to anyone who can receive audiobooks from Audible.com.

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About E.J. Stevens

E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters’ Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

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.

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