Blood and Mistletoe

Blood and Mistletoe

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by E.J. Stevens
     
 

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Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are undead vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

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Overview

Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are undead vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common--they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind--a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood.

The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas.

Blood and Mistletoe is an Ivy Granger series novella.

BONUS: Blood and Mistletoe contains an Ivy Granger series Pronunciation Guide.

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Editorial Reviews

Freda's Voice
This is a series I think most paranormal fans are going to love.
Now Is Gone
This book is a novella, but Stevens puts in a lot of action...if you like urban fantasy, especially with very realistic depictions of the fae, you really need to read E.J. Stevens’ Ivy Granger series.
Autumn effect
Amazing novella!
Paranormal Romance Guild
I highly recommend anyone who enjoys an irreverent heroine with a spunky sidekick, a hunky fellow and a nice supernatural mystery, to pick up this series, you won't regret it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015922257
Publisher:
Sacred Oaks Press
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Ivy Granger
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
100,481
File size:
254 KB

Meet the Author

E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult series and the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. 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.

You can learn more about E.J. by visiting http://about.me/EJStevens

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Blood and Mistletoe 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Ivy's been busy with clients in her detective agency, since the events of the first book. Forneus, the demon, shows up unexpected (and unwanted by Jinx) at the office. He shares that there is news of five dead fey in Harborsmouth from both Seelie and Unseelie Courts. The deeper Ivy digs into the case the more she learns of the Christmas connection of the murders, with a piece of mistletoe left at each scene and the type of fey murdered. The Winter Solstice is approaching, and a night where magics are strong. Ivy discovers one of the few she cares deeply for is missing. Now Ivy has to find the killer before the night when all they've worked for is completed. I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed the two narrators. The female voice, Melanie, is not over the top with sweetness for the characters. She voices feelings as she reads with the right amount of emotions. The male voices, David, does all the male characters as needed and narrations like the Introduction. Also, when David has to do the sexy sound of Ceff, he does it well. I liked the addition of two voices to the story, it keeps my attention. We get a strong feel of the magic, creatures and fey in the world in this novella. I will say, with all the magic in this world the author, E.J., has done a good at covering her steps by laying the groundwork to back what's to happen. The explanations are all there in what's happening - like detecting demons and connections. We see creatures and individuals we've meet in the first book, and a mystery with Ivy is remembered as well. (I'm hoping to learn this small piece in the future.) I really enjoy Jinx as Ivy's friend and partner in business. She tells Ivy when she's acting like a kid. She lays things out there as it is. There are even new beings we come across and make deals with. Ivy still comes across on the sweet and too kind side but she's pushing her limits and trying to do to help others. When Ivy puts her life in risk, thinks take a turn for the darker side of the fey and this is what I look forward to reading. I would suggest reading/listening to this before book two. I have a feeling a few things mentioned and what this book lead up to will show up in the future. One thing is Ivy agreeing to take on fighting training by Jenna the Hunter. The other maybe with Ceff. I really enjoyed the creation of the world and E.J.'s writing of the craft of magic here. She's created a vast world of fey.
MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review The Ivy Granger series just keeps getting better! While I enjoyed book 1, Shadow Sight, it had a couple of rough edges that were smoothed out in Blood and Mistletoe. And nice bonus...there was a pronunciation guide/dictionary for all those tricky Gaelic/fae names! Blood and Mistletoe resumes Ivy's story a few months after book 1 ends and Ivy is already showing personal, professional and romantic growth which bodes well for the series overall. Not only is Ivy growing, but other characters as well like Jinx and Marvin are becoming more well rounded. This is a quick Christmastime novella, but never fear, it does tell a complete story and gives a further glimpse into Ivy's world. It's a compact, fast-paced mystery with a touch of snark (you know I love snark). All in all, Blood and Mistletoe is an excellent addition to the Ivy Granger series and I'm looking forward to continuing Ivy's adventure with Ghost Light in July 2013.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
This is a shorter version of an Ivy mystery. It’s no less relevant, as I about had a heart attack in this one! Dude, the bad guy in here is seriously scary! Like, I am thinking about hiding in my closet for a little while when I think about it. *shivers* I actually think this one is even better than the first one. Only because this one was a little more emotional for me. When Ivy realizes that there’s a crazy out and about killing Fae, she is seriously worried for her friends, as almost everyone is a supernatural of some sort, except for Jinx. I was really impressed with how this one played out. Plus, you get to see more of a character that had a very small role in the first book, but now I have a feeling will be a big part of this series in the future.  Jinx also plays a more hands on role, not only as business partner but for field work. I feel really bad when she goes to help Ivy and has to experience first hand some of the horrors of how Ivy’s “gift” works. Marvin also becomes a major player. He’s become the cutest thing ever. Even the Demon Forneus is growing on me, though I am still waiting for Jinx to skewer him! HA! I also think I will forever be staying away from Mistletoe! FOREVER! Jeez. I also think Ivy is growing, not only as a character, but she is embracing her “other” self, and she is trying. She’s also getting a little more brave. I absolutely cannot wait for Ghost Light to come out soon! Everyone needs to be checking this cool new series out! AND…. I seriously hope that the ending… “it” happens! I know that’s so vague, but just read it    5 Emotionally, mistletoe-loving, creeptastic PAWS! 
MyUrbanFantasies More than 1 year ago
Originally published on my blog, My Urban Fantasies. (myurbanfantasies.blogspot) Our favorite snarky psychic detective is back! Blood and Mistletoe takes place a few months after Shadow Sight. Yes, before you even ask Ivy and Ceff are still dating. Yay! Their relationship does not play a huge role in this novella, but it's something I just cannot get enough of. I like seeing Ivy's squishy side. The holiday season is not slowing down business at Private Eye detective agency. Ivy is finishing with a client, a bugbear, when Forneus comes strolling into the office. Forneus stops flirting with Jinx long enough to tell Ivy some disturbing news. There is a serial killer in Harborsmouth and they are targeting the fae. Five fae have been found murdered, the only thing linking the victims is a piece of mistletoe left at each crime scene. The length of this book does not take away from the story at all. Blood and Mistletoe is fast paced, full of action and mystery. I love how E.J. Stevens combined Christmas elements into the murders. My favorite part of the story was the end. Let's just say it was the perfect Christmas gift. *wink*
payton_sage More than 1 year ago
Handle with Care Blood and Mistletoe is the first novella that takes place in the fictional city of Harborsmouth.  Fae are dropping dead and it’s up to Ivy to find out why.  All of our favorite characters are back in this short mystery.    Overall, I enjoyed this novella, it helps the reader to see Ivy’s continual growth from being just a private eye into a heroine.  If you like urban fantasy stories mixed with some horror, than you’ll love E.J. Steven’s Ivy Granger Psychic Detective stories.
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Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this prequel. It was a very nice addition to the Ivy Granger series. I loved how cohesive all of the characters personalities stayed and absolutely loved Ivy as always. I really do hope that something ends up forming between Jinx and Forneus, but who knows if Ivy will even let that happen. I think the story was extremely fitting especially for the season and I absolutely loved how grotesque it was. I cannot wait to see what book two has in store for us.