Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Release Day Party ~ Review and Giveaway: Ghost Light (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #2) by E.J. Stevens

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.

Book Details:

Title: Ghost Light

Series: Ivy Granger #2

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Author: E.J. Stevens

Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press

ISBN: 9780984247592

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Here are the links to Book 1 and Book 1.5:

Shadow Sight, Book 1

Blood and Mistletoe, Book 1.5

**Warning: There will be Book 1 and Book 1.5 spoilers!

"What do the names ghost light, friar’s lantern, corpse candle, aleya, hobby lantern, chir batti, faerie fire, min min light, luz mala, spook light, ignus fatuus, orbs, boitatá, and hinkypunk have in common? They are all names for wisps" (Stevens, E.J., 2013, pg. 8 in pdf version).

Ivy has recently discovered that she's half-fae and half-human.  Her fae side comes from her father; Will-o'-the-Wisp, who is the Wisp King.  Yes, that makes her the Wisp Princess.  After defending her town from the each uisage in Book 1, and stopping a crazy fae elder, Leanansídhe, in Book 1.5, you would think discovering that she's the Wisp Princess would be easy to handle.  Guess again!  That's a whole lot of realization to absorb, which also brings forth emotions that she's attempted to suppress as a child; her father abandoned her and her mother and, now that she knows who she is and who he is, Ivy's left to figure out her magical issues pretty much on her own.

To top it all off, her Kelpie King boyfriend, Ceff's, ex-wife, Melusine, is back and extremely mad.  Although, she's the one who had their eldest son framed and murdered, and dropped their youngest son in a fire, allowing him to burn to death, before escaping into the sea.  If anyone has the right to be mad, it certainly isn't Melusine.  Her jealousy of the love and affection Ceff gave toward their children caused her to do very hellish things that destroyed her family; the family that she no longer has but, being that she's back, must want back ~ Ceff anyway.

Curiously, the night that Ivy sees Melusine in town, her detective agency, Private Eye, is bombarded by grief-stricken fae who's children have gone missing within the evening, and all at the same time.  And then the possibility of ghosts and the connection between them and the missing children gives this story even more layers and depth.

The Ivy Granger series just keeps getting better with every book!

The plot lines for each book are different, yet pull from each type of paranormal group at some point or another; whether it be tips from demons, help from sidhe cats, crazy ex-wives, trolls, vamps, etc.  Each has a part to play and the author does an excellent job bringing it all together.  And I haven't mentioned this in the other reviews but, yeah, there's a unicorn :)

Ivy just keeps on amazing her readers.  She's an introvert, mostly due to her ability to receive visions just by touching objects, yet when the town needs her the most ~ their children are missing ~ Ivy pulls up her big girl panties, removes the gloves and begins the tough job of handling whatever item the child's parent brought to her.  Ivy is such a strong heroine.  Her support team; Jinx, Ceff, Kaye, Hob,etc., is phenomenal.  Plus she has a Hunter ally named Jenna that will come to assist in a heartbeat.

Very enjoyable series that is easy to read, understand, and follow.  The good guys and gals are likable and you definitely find yourself rooting for them.  The baddies are also well written and sometimes give the reader the shivers ~ which means the author did her job! :)

Review Copy Courtesy Of:  E.J. Stevens at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

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