Thrifty Thursday: Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens

Posted June 2, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Thrifty Thursday:  Shadow Sight by E.J. StevensShadow Sight by E.J. Stevens
Series: Ivy Granger #1
Published by Sacred Oaks Press on July 24, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 240
Format: eBook
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four-stars

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

Some things are best left unseen...

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills—most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client—until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils..

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THE PURPOSE OF THRIFTY THURSDAY IS TO PICK A BOOK WHICH WAS FREE (AT SOME POINT).

Kindle freebie on January 16, 2016

Currently $3.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo

Overall rating 3.57 with 985 rating and 140 reviews

 

I’d been trying to read this freebie  for awhile and my instincts were correct; Shadow Sight is a worthwhile read. I think the strategy of lesser known or indie or new authors to give their first in the series away or at a lower price is brilliant. They are unlikely to be found in the library, unfortunately. Getting a copy into the hands of a reader like myself, who will not only appreciate it, and work to acquire more books in the series, but is also likely to spread the word should be helpful.

A story with a psychic detective sounded good. My favorite things include mind magic, or any kind of magic and mysteries. This is jam packed with fae, which can go either way. There are also witches (yay magic!) and vampires. The fae are many and diverse. Detectives are bound to have mysteries to solve, right?

There are mysteries which lead to other mysteries and problems. The cases require information and research which means relying on friends for information and research and developing new sources. This is all good stuff or at least interesting reading.

Ivy has the promise of what all great heroines have.  She is full of heart, hardworking and rather selfless.  She is also at the brink of learning more about herself and growing into her life.  Ivy is attracting a cadre of allies and friends from many types. This is necessary for all great heroines. For battles will come; and she will need them to rally around her.

I look forward to finding and reading on in the Ivy Granger series. As I suspected, there is nothing available at my libraries.   Sadly, after a check on interlibrary loan, the books are only available as ebooks at about six libraries nationwide (which can’t be sent as inter-library loans).  There are four main books and two novellas listed on Goodreads.  The books and novellas are available on Amazon ranging from $.99 – $3.99.

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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I can't really remember any time when I wasn't reading.I LOVE books and what they give me.It's an opportunity to learn new things, see new places,live different emotions in a "safe" way.It lets me live in a new world.

I read all types of books but my favorites are urban fantasy and romantic suspense.I like some romance and some action / adventure / mystery in everything.I like sex in my books but please, only between TWO people.Intimate conversation is equally important to the sex in a book.It lets me see the characters.The other thing I enjoy is humor.I'll be doing a feature monthly called Thrifty Thursday,which reviews books (ebooks)that have been available for free.

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