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This prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series. 

When a client claims her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected.  

Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.  

The Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series is known for heart-pounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors. Take a trip to Harborsmouth, where you'll encounter bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, sarcastic gargoyles, temperamental witches, and our favorite snarky, occult detective.  

Frostbite is now available as a single short story. Previously published in Tales from Harborsmouth and included in the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Box Set.  

Award-winning series: The Ivy Granger series has won numerous awards, including the BTS Red Carpet Award for Best Novel, the Raven Award for Best Urban Fantasy, and the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Novel.

©2017 E.J. Stevens (P)2018 E.J. Stevens

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  • MelHay
  • Adamsburg, PA
  • 06-21-18

A haunting release

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Melanie has been a voice of Ivy Grangers for several books and slips right back into character for this short story. It flows with a pacing that fits the story and the few events that happen. It's clear in listening.

Oh. It took me a moment to connect the title to the short story. I get it.

This story is quick. I didn't even realize it was 28 minutes (listening wise) when it was over. It's a case that takes a matter of moments when Ivy arrives at the residence. It gives us the details of the case then the history connecting it all along with how Ivy solves it.

This story is a quick one to read to introduce yourself to Ivy Granger and her world. You get hints of what is present in the world and city of Harbersmouth along with what Ivy can do. There is nothing here to give away the series secrets. Also, you wouldn't be hindered in not reading this before the series. It's a complete stand-alone short story.

It would work well for Halloween, I think. ;)

As always, it's a pleasure to get to visit Ivy Granger on cases in her neck of the woods, or harbor.

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This is only the beginning...

I absolutely loved this book! It was a quick read (listen) and very entertaining. The narration was perfect, giving each character its own personality. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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Perfect Introduction

Frostbite is the perfect introduction into the world of ivy Granger Psychic Detective. It is a short story but gives the listener enough information to know if they will want to continue the series. The narrator brought the characters and story to life brilliantly. I was hooked from the beginning and am excited to read/listen to more in this series and from this author.

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Great way to get you into a new series

This was such a fun quick read. It’s a great way to get into the series if you haven’t started it yet. Ivy Granger is a supernatural detective along with her partner Jinx. They get called on for all sorts of wild cases. This one in particular was pretty interesting. I don’t want to give anything away but the end result was definitely not what I was expecting. The narrator definitely fit Ivy’s character and worked well for the book. Overall I really enjoyed this short story. I can’t wait to get into this series!

I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Loved it!

Great characters in an interesting world. Can’t wait to read more about them and their adventures!

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Great new story about Ivy

Very cool short about Ivy and her work. Well-written and performed. Definitely a worthy addition to the case files of Ms. Granger.

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awesome prequel

love this preview of the paranormal series very spine chilling can't wait to start on this series great job by narrator

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A creepy and fun prequel to an urban fantasy

I loved it and found it to be very entertaining. I would say that it is suitable for teens and up. It has a creepy, macabre scene that reminds me of the kind of scary stories that Neil Gaiman writes. I also love the fun, cozy interaction between Ivy Granger, psychic detective, and her best friend/co-worker Jinx. This prequel story made me excited to listen to the rest of the Ivy Granger series audiobooks for the first time.

Keep in mind that this is a very short story. I think that it is well worth several dollars, but be careful not to use a whole credit to buy it. I recommend this to anyone who would like urban fantasy with a psychic detective.

I love the narrator Melanie A. Mason. I love the sound of her voice, and she conveys the humorous dialogue very well. She is great at differentiating the characters and is fantastic with pacing.

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Perfect intro to the world of Ivy Granger

This short story is a great introduction to the Ivy Granger series. If you are a fan of the paranormal and a small bit of horror then this story is for you. E.J.Stevens gives you just enough to understand who Ivy and Jinx are and their relationship with each other. Through colorful dialogue and insight into the mind of Ivy you can clearly see what we can expect from the series. This story contains just the right amount of humor, suspense and a little action which never falls flat. Melanie Mason did a wonderful job giving life to the characters through her narration and I am sure the rest of the series will be just as wonderful to read or listen to.

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A short, entertaining paranormal ghost story

Frostbite is a short paranormal ghost story that is a little spooky and a bit tragic. The story is complete (no cliffhanger), but it leaves the reader wanting more. Thankfully there are other full length Ivy Granger books to read (and listen to), and I look forward to reading them. This is a terrific choice if you want to listen to a complete story and only have a little time (but I'd recommend purchasing it and saving your audible credits for one of the longer books). The reader of the audio book does a nice job.

I received a complimentary copy of this audio book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Emily
  • 07-13-18

Really Good

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really enjoyed this short prequel to the Ivy Granger series. It was really interesting, but quite creepy, and it makes me want to read more in the series. The main character was pretty awesome, and I think her abilities sound pretty cool. The narrator was perfect for the main character, and the audiobook just felt really great.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 07-08-18

Bitesize chunk of pyschic detective action

This short story manages to tell a complete little episode and introduce the reader nicely to the character of Ivy Granger, no mean feat when most opt for a full-size novel to accomplish the same thing.

The narrator provided suitably distinctive tones for all the main characters in this story and helped to enhance the overall impression of the book and I hope she is the regular narrator for this series since she did a very good job.

Overall, a quick and enjoyable intro to the character that serves to encourage my interest in the series.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Elizabeth Robb
  • 07-02-18

loved it!

Great characters in an interesting world. can't wait to read more about them and their adventures!

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  • Deedra
  • 07-01-18

Frostbite

Good book with great narration by Melanie A. Mason.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • minniboots
  • 06-30-18

Ivy rocks

I love this character and her adventures with everything paranormal. Being able to listen to amazing stories is such a wonderful thing. And all the ivy granger books are fantastic, refreshingly funny and sassy with a few scares along the way.

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  • Mac
  • 06-29-18

Brilliant

I loved this short story and would love to listen to more in this series. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Lolah
  • 06-28-18

Awesome story and excellent narrator - but not for the squeamish!

This is a short prequel novella to the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series, and I listened to it as an audiobook. I hadn't read the book - or even the blurb on Audible - before listening, so I wasn't sure what to expect... and certainly got a surprise! I'm not going to go into details about the story (spoilers, the world's biggest crime!), but I'll just say that if you're squeamish, don't read or listen to this book!! However, the story is well-written and the characters are great fun, even in a weird situation. And if you have a chance to listen to the audiobook, I'd definitely recommend it - Melanie A. Mason does a fantastic job as the narrator, really bringing the story to life in all its glory! You really feel like you're in the house with Ivy and Jinx... Anyway, if you have half an hour, pop on the audiobook while you're commuting, cleaning or just chilling out, and you won't be disappointed. I'm definitely looking forward to more of the series after this book!
NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions

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  • Norma Miles
  • 06-26-18

There are always people dying for a place to stay.

Ivy Granger is blessed - cursed? - with a psychic ability to see what most people don't even know is there. But she'd never seen a ghost. So when an elderly lady walks into her detective agency wanting to employ her to clear her haunted house, Ivy is sceptical: is the woman a crazy? But a fee is a (much needed) fee, so she and her assistant Jinx agree to call there that afternoon to have a look.

This is a short, very easy to read prequel to a series of which this reader was previously unaware. It balances a fine combination of humour and horror and acts as an excellent introduction to Ivy, her agency and the series which follows. The reading by Melanie Mason is clearly articulated, well paced at a conversational speed and follows the feeling of the text precisely.

For such a short book, there is a wealth of content in Frostbite. My only reservation is that the case unfortunately echos a similar story that I have have read at some time previously, but then with a lone male protagonist. However, the author definitely makes it their own with the involvement of Ivy and her partner.
My thanks to the rights holder from whom I requested, and was freely given, a complimentary copy of Frostbite. It was an enjoyable prequel to a series that I will definitely explore further.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 06-25-18

Amazing !!!

Not even close to my favorite genre!
The shortest audiobook I’ve ever listened to !

And yet E. J. Stevens have done the impossible !

28 minutes, that all it took to beautifully write a complete story, really beautifully executed.

If you would have asked me before I’ve listened to it if I could like it a 28 minutes book and I would have said it’s impossible, And i would have been wrong.

Using Melanie A. Mason to narrate this one was a perfect choice.

I still don’t understand how it was done and how the author got me to like this short but still excellent writing complete story.

Yes I do recommend it to all.


I believe that my review was honest even so that I got the book for free.

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 06-24-18

Psychic detective prequel

Really enjoyable entry to the world of Ivy Granger. Even if it just an half an hour listen still it enough time to get know main heroine and town she lives in. Supernatural creatures described here attracts my attention. Narration was well done.