Ghost Light

Ghost Light

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by E.J. Stevens
     
 

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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

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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.

GHOST LIGHT is the second novel in the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.

Editorial Reviews

My Urban Fantasies - Ginny A.
Another brilliant installment of the Ivy Granger series.
Paranormal Romance Guild - Pennelope Adams
I love being told a good story and they just don’t get any better than this. There is romance, action, mystery, plenty of things that go bump in the night, all told with humor and style.
Behind the Curtain of Reality - Jason Crawford
Stevens continues to impress with Ghost Light, the second full novel in the Ivy Granger series. If she continues in this vein, her work may stand among the paranormal fantasy greats.
The Jeep Diva - Vanessa R.
[Ghost Light] was a fun and enjoyable read that grabbed the potential shown in the first book and ran with it. Want a clever, fun and unique Urban Fantasy? This is the series to check out.
My Keeper Shelf - Lesley C.
If you're a fan of Kim Harrison or Patricia Briggs kind of Urban Fantasy then you will love the Ivy Granger series. Go on give it a go!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016743165
Publisher:
Sacred Oaks Press
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Series:
Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
113,403
File size:
324 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

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Ghost Light 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I enjoyed this second installment just as much as the first
kimmythegreat More than 1 year ago
**Book provided by the author for an honest review** In this edition of the Ivy Granger Series, Ivy is knee deep in a serious case. Ivy has an incredible encounter with her boyfriend's dead wife! YIKES!! Although Ceff's ex is a present danger in their lives, the experience takes them into uncharted territory within their relationship. On the back burner, but rearing it's ugly head is Ivy's past, her heritage, her unknown real father. Ivy has been ignoring the fact that she is half fae, but now her abilities are coming forth and pushing her into a frantic hurry to learn how to tamp them down. Can Ivy figure out how ghost's are appearing live, find the missing fae children, and learn the truth about her father all before she gets herself killed?? What a ride I had finding out! The more I learn about Ivy and her past, the more anticipation I feel for what is to come! Ivy is destined for greatness and she has no idea what is in store! And the development in her relationship with the Kelpie King Ceff, had me giddy with joy as I listened! I can't hold my excitement in for this awesome new series that has been bestowed upon me! Now that we, (Ivy) knows what she is dealing with, (kinda) we can begin the journey that will hopefully unite her people and save her father! Book 3, Club Nexus is already downloaded and ready to go!
payton_sage More than 1 year ago
Handle with Care Ghost Light is the second installment in the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series.  Ivy was born with a unique ability to see emotionally charged images by using her sense of touch.  She uses this “gift” to run her business in the fictional city of Harborsmouth.  With her best friend, Jinx as her business partner, and roomie they work with the city’s more unusual cliental.  (Namely the fae who inspired the original R rated versions of fairytales and the Bard.) Ivy’s next test comes when a large group of fae children go missing.  It’s rare in world of the fae to reproduce, so when their children are in danger it hits Ivy hard.  Too bad everyone else isn’t as worried about the children as Ivy.  In order to save them from certain death, Ivy must make several bargains that she won’t be soon to forget.   Overall, I enjoyed this novel.  Ivy’s character continues to grow as she starts to come to terms with her own prejudices and her past.  If you enjoy urban fantasy novels with a bit of horror interwoven into the details, then this series is for you.
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
This series is really getting super great! I love all the different types of Faeries! It's fun to go into all the Faerie types, and not just the typical faeries. I read this in no time; the story was fast paced and interesting, and kept me intrigued. Ivy is an awesome heroine, and her strength really shines through. All of the characters are interesting, and they were so entertaining! I look forward to the next books in the series, and I'm excited to see where Ivy's adventures take her!
MyUrbanFantasies More than 1 year ago
Review originally posted on My Urban Fantasies. (myurbanfantasies.blogspot) Another brilliant installment of the Ivy Granger series. Ghost Light takes place a couple of months after Blood and Mistletoe. After the fight with the redcaps, Ivy swore that she would never be unprepared for a fight again. Basic self defense is not enough. So Ivy and Jinx have been training with Jenna. Battle and weapons. Ivy has the moves, but Jinx has mad skills with projectile weapons. Her current favorite is a crossbow. Ivy and Ceff are seriously dating now, despite being unable to touch. Stupid visions. For all the urban fantasy lovers who hate romance, there's no reason to worry, Ghost Light is still a book for you. There is just enough romance to keep things interesting. Ivy being a private detective and wisp princess is still the primary focus. After an adventurous shopping trip with Jinx and depressing visit with Kaye, Ivy makes an impromptu visit to the harbor to call on Ceff. While walking back to her apartment with Ceff, Ivy receives an anxious call from Jinx. There are a horde of Fae outside their office, Private Eye detective agency, and the phone is ringing off the hook. They are emergency clients and Jinx fears that all their cases are connected. After talking to her new clients Ivy confirms Jinx's fears. The cases are connected. Thirty-three Fae children are missing. I absolutely love it when Ivy is up to her elbows in trouble. It's when her strength shines through the most. Not to mention entertaining as hell. Now that Ivy has some battle training she also possesses a fierceness that was not in the previous books. I like it! While Ivy is still my favorite character, there is a new character in Ghost Light that I love. Torn, actually Sir Torn, is Lord of the Harborsmith cat sidhe. Torn can shift from his natural state, a cat, into an oh so yummy human guise. I have two words for you; leather pants. *sigh* He's mischievous with the same snarky attitude that Ivy has. Torn has a bunch of battle scars; among them is a tattered left ear and a scar tissue covered right ear. In his human form all the scars remain. The thing I love most about Torn is that he embraces his many imperfections. Instead of hiding the scars on his arms he wears a leather vest. Torn turned many of the holes in his left ear into bone and feather piercings. I again find myself eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Ivy Granger series. Especially if it contains a certain cat sidhe.
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Really great second book! It didn't have the terrible book 2 in a series curse, which I was very thankful for. The plot was ingenious and really pulled on your heartstrings. Good thinking E.J.!!  However,  I do wish that ending was a little more powerful. Regardless it was a great read and I am still a huge fan of the series. Paranormal fans if you haven't picked up this series yet, what is wrong with you?
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
I'm so in love with this series! Let me just say, that I AND Ivy got my wish in this book but I won't tell you what it is, because you NEED to read this series yourself. All news twists, and fanatical crazy ex after Ivy, children going missing, exposing your new self to the Fae world, all the while getting to be with that HAWT piece of a Kelpie King. Seriously, you are missing out if you haven't read this series!  Ivy is changing. She never wanted to touch ANYTHING because of her gift/curse. Now, she is willing to risk everything and touch almost anything to make sure she can save those kids. Her character is going through a wonderful growth and I am loving that I get to see it happen before my eyes. With her wisp background coming to light, and her figuring out a few things, it's looking like it's going to get crazy, which of course it does. And you also see that kids are Ivy's weakness, and strength. She is willing to go through a serious amount of harm to save them. No matter the race, species, type, she will always put herself in harms way for kids. I love this about her. She has excellent morals :)  I must say, if Ceff wasn't Ivy's, I'd totally be fighting for him. Hands down he is just wonderful. I mean, I want him, but I will stand down gracefully because I have no chance. Ivy has earned Ceff's love. And I am definitely rooting for them ALL THE WAY!!! GO Team Ivy & Ceff!!  I will also say that there are some excellent secondary characters. You get to see her witch friend, and Hobbs, and Marvin, and Jinx, and that wonderfully sexy Cat Sidhe king. He's definitely an interesting addition. But all hands on deck for the bad guys! And for the crazy ex, Museline. I mean, she scares the crap outta me! I am creeped out to no end! Let me just tell you, that in order to fully get how cool this characters are, you'd have to read this series. You will NOT regret it. The plot is extremely well done. I thought I had it figured out, and then there's always that little twist, that makes you realize you might have had an inkling to the end, but never the whole deal. It was very well done! I am definitely hooked, and the author has reeled me in, put me in her ice chest, and I am only waiting for my fish fry! LOL Hopefully I won't have to wait too long for the next book. I am in serious need already of more Ivy and the gang!!! 5 EXCEPTIONALLY MAGNIFICENT PAWS!!! 
MadHatterReads More than 1 year ago
I received an e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review I find myself enjoying the Ivy Granger series more and more with each passing installment. Granted, we're only in book 2, but with the novella, Blood and Mistletoe, which takes place between books 1 and 2 we're up to three stories so far. Each installment not only takes us deeper into the supernatural world of Harborsmouth, but main character Ivy experiences quite a lot of growth. Speaking of Ivy's growth, she kicked serious ass in Ghost Light! Ivy has second sight so touching a person or object will thrust her into a vision (usually not a pleasant one) and she's learning ways around her vulnerabilities that allow her to actively protect those weaker than she is and those that she loves. This allows her to engage when trouble comes her way which is what I like to see in my heroines. Ivy also makes some excellent headway in her romance with Kelpie king, Ceffyl, and there's finally some touching (not very explicit but still touching!) going on there too! Ghost Light has a couple of focuses that entwine a bit. There's Ivy's case to find missing fae children and also her search into her own background as a wisp. I really enjoyed learning more about Ivy's personal history and the tidbits she finds out about her fae background. I was a bit surprised that her case wrapped up so quickly at around 3/4 into the book. But I can see why; there was a very tight deadline of finding the children in one day so that really had to be the driving focus. This drove the story hard and fast. The last 1/4 was a bit slower in pace, but still enjoyable. This is when Ivy and Ceff explore new avenues in their relationship, Ivy finds more out about her father, Will-O'-the-Wisp, and even takes a jaunt into the Celtic realm of Mag Mell. All of this sets us up for book 3! We're introduced to some new characters and more variety of fae in Ghost Light. My favorite being Sir Torn, the Cat Sidhe Lord, who is rather Cheshire-like with his disappearing into shadows. He's quite roguish in cat and human form and I'm looking forward to seeing him again! Overall, Ghost Light is an excellent read and this Urban Fantasy series needs to be on your TBR and shelves!
Melhay More than 1 year ago
On top of Ivy being stressed over her boyfriends crazy wife haunting her, she's got fey parents lined up at her door waiting for her help in finding their children. And there are rumors of ghost sightings by the humans as well (not good). While she's out investigating the missing children, Ivy has to be careful not to let her wisp side show by glowing in front of humans. She could find herself in serious trouble with the fey world if she does. What would help is if she could find her father and ask him to help her. I listened to the audio version of the book. The narrator is easy to understand and clear speaking. She does slight voice changes for Jinx, Ceff, and others in the story to give the feel of difference in people. She's done well here. She's not over the top excited when reading Ivy. We start with the familiar introduction to the city of Harborsmouth. A slight ad for the city and Ivy Granger's business. Yet there are warnings that the city is full of supernaturals. The beginning touches on a few new pieces of information that we learned in the novella Blood and Mistletoe, so you don't have to read it to know what pieces to the world were shared with us. You don't get the feel that you completely missed something. But it's a nice read/listen to see what happened and how. I like Ivy better in this book. I don't know if it's the narrator's reading of Ivy and didn't make Ivy sound all sugar sweet or if Ivy feels not as innocent as in the first book. Things are not all candy here, and in this story too. Ivy starts off feeling as a stronger character in this book, even though there are still few things with Ivy's personality that I rolled my eyes at and by the end even more (I think Ivy is one I can listen to one book at a time and take a break from). She has pushed herself to her limits, and still does, which is good in a main character. We see Ceff, the selkie king, through most of this book with Ivy as he's joined her on her jaunt through Harborsmouth to find the fey children. However, he doesn't seem to have much of an importance on the case other than company for Ivy to drool over. He does then have a reason to stay on the mission later, once we find out who's involved though. The plus side, Ivy and Ceff have become closer emotionally in this book. We get to see many different fey and beings in this world as Ivy visits her friends and clients. This is one world with no end to the fey and beings present. With that, there is great potential of troubles to follow up on. We even get glimpse of Ivy's parentage. Ivy's blocked memories flutter to the surface and we start to see and learn about her father. We learn that the wisps, Ivy's fey side, have been left without a ruler. Interesting. Ivy even digs further to learn about her father by allying with the Cat Sidhe. Oh the Cat Sidhe... these are a neat addition to the world here, and their leader Lord Torn. I do enjoy them. We also learn about why the fey are drawn to Harborsmouth. I enjoyed the beginning and the story of the fey children. Then, when the fey children case was solved, I started to feel the story was over. The book starts with and ends with Ivy hunting for her father and I had felt like the last 15 chapters were a whole epilogue or a short story of their own. It felt like the main story, through the book, was the case of the missing children. But I guess, with this ending, Ivy's main point of the book was to find her father, the saving the fey c