Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: 2.6 hours
Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5) by E.J. Stevens, narrated by Melanie A. Mason and David Wilson Brown.
Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are bloodsucking 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.
The Ivy Granger series is an urban fantasy series written by E.J. Stevens. The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Ivy Granger, a psychic detective with ties to the paranormal underworld of Harborsmouth—ties that ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city's teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.
This time around there were two voices in the audio book. I admit, I listened to Shadow Sight & Blood and Mistletoe back to back and Traci's voice was etched into my brain as Ivy Granger, but Melanie A. Mason does a wonderful job and I thought inviting another voice to speak for the male characters, done by David Wilson Brown, was a neat add on.
Like any good mystery, it begins with a series of deaths in the fairy world and the best detective for the case is, of course, a psychic one. Ivy has to push a few new boundaries when it comes to her relationships and her ability. Somehow, I liked that Jinx seemed more involved instead of talked about.
The mystery wasn't a whodunit, so much as Ivy could find out through her gift, but it was the fairy lore that kept me on my toes. I always enjoy learning something new or diving into a new world and E.J. Stevens creates a very intricate place.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
AUTHOR LINKS: Webpage | Twitter @EJStevensAuthor | Facebook
ABOUT THE NARRATORS:
Melanie A. Mason: There has never been a moment when Melanie Mason wasn’t interested in telling a story, either one of hers or someone else’s. She is an accomplished Actor, Director, Audiobook Narrator and Voice-Over Artist. Her voice work includes Web Spokesperson, anime, commercial and film. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MS in Information Science, with a focus on Storytelling. She has been a University faculty member for over a decade teaching Communication Studies and Broadcast Communication.
David Wilson-Brown: Actor, director, and audiobook narrator David Wilson-Brown has been a storyteller since he can remember. His numerous credits range from stage, to film, to voice-over work for numerous anime and live action projects. He received his B.F.A. in performance and his M.F.A. in acting.