Club Nexus (Ivy Granger #2.5) by E.J. Stevens
A demon, an Unseelie faerie, and a vampire walk into a bar...
A bargain gone wrong leads a highborn Unseelie faerie to life as an enslaved bartender with a taste for revenge.
Being a highly skilled predator doesn't necessarily put you at the top of the food chain at Club Nexus. A southern vampire with a hankering for blood and wanton violence may have bit off more than he can chew.
The demon attorney we love to hate has his eye on a certain rockabilly human. Too bad she's brought a crossbow loaded with holy water dipped bolts for this night on the town.
Just when Jinx needs a carefree girl's night out with Ivy, a smoking hot demon tries to buy her a drink. She really is the unluckiest human on the planet.
This Ivy Granger ebook special contains short stories set in Club Nexus, the hidden haunt of Harborsmouth's paranormal underworld.
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Club Nexus promises to thrill and tantalize fans of the Ivy Granger series.
I've been an Ivy Granger fan since Book 1. You can find my reviews of the other books in this series by clicking the following links:
Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective, #1.5)
Ghost Light (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #2)
Each individual short story told in Club Nexus is basically the same story. What makes this compilation of shorts stories so magnificent, though, is that the author retells each story from a different character's point-of-view.
Dusted is told from the POV of a vampire name Cyrus. Cyrus is not a follower and as such has decidedly gone to Puck to feed a habit that is strictly forbidden by Vampire Law. His actions in the basement of Club Nexus interrupt an attempted murder, get him tossed about by a very upset demon, and eventually he ends up on the business end of something unfavorable.
Demonized is told from the POV of Forneus - the badass and smokin' hot demon with a love-hate relationship with Ivy's sidekick, Jinx. He's trying to get the drop on Puck when he's suddenly thrust into protector mode. The ending of this short story is heart-wrenching and I really hope that E.J. Stevens continues to explore the chemistry between these two characters.
I was easily drawn into the world of Ivy Granger, and even though she's only in these as a secondary character, the short stories are great. Forneus and Jinx, are fantastic supporting secondary characters and I'm glad we were given some short stories focused mainly on them. I really enjoyed Club Nexus and read the 45 pages in a very short time. I was completely engrossed in the book and never put it down once in order to do anything else.