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Hound's Bite Audiobook

Hound's Bite: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective, Volume 5

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Publisher's Summary

PRG Reviewer's Choice Award finalist for Best Urban Fantasy series.

Ivy Granger thought she left the worst of Mab's creations behind when she escaped Faerie. She thought wrong.

In a cruel twist of fate, Ivy has unleashed a powerful horde of Unseelie beasts upon her city, turning her homecoming into a potential slaughter of innocents. Now Ivy must gather her allies to fight a reputedly unstoppable force - The Wild Hunt.

Will the training Ivy received in her father's court be enough to save her city, or will Harborsmouth be forced to kneel before the Lord of the Hunt? She is willing to risk her own life, but some sacrifices come at a cost worse than death. When an ally is bitten by one of The Wild Hunt's hounds, Ivy must face the possibility that winning this battle may mean killing the one person she has come to love most.

Hound's Bite is the fifth full-length novel in the award-winning, best-selling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens. The world of Ivy Granger, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series and Hunters' Guild series, is filled with action, mystery, magic, dark humor, quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, flirtatious demons, sarcastic gargoyles, sexy shifters, temperamental witches, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

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

©2016 E.J. Stevens (P)2017 E.J. Stevens

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    donnie collins 05-12-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Does it again!!!!"

    Loved everything about it! This series leads me around like a....well like a Will-o- wisp!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    moorj Indiana 05-24-17
    moorj Indiana 05-24-17
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    "Fast paced urban fantasy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is a quick paced story with likeable characters that bring the urban fantasy to life. suitable for YA and up. No major warnings.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ivy's self revelations and personal growth make the story relatable for all of us who have ever wondered why life has to be complicated and chose to just blunder on and figure it out as we take the journey.


    What does Melanie A. Mason and Anthony A. Bowlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    IMason and Bowlin were and unbeatable duo narrating the story and bringing every page to life. Listening was a great experience. IThey made the story a great listen.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ivy's realization that she has become a true mom to the baby demon was a tender turning point.


    Any additional comments?


    Hound’s Bite: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Vol. 5
    Written by E. J. Stevens
    Narrated by Melanie A. Matson
    Ivy Granger, daughter of notorious Mab has escaped Fairie, but not without an unexpected cost. The Wild Hunt’s hounds are in furious pursuit. Ivey and her groups of unlikely friends must reach deep within themselves if any are to survive. The fast paced story includes gargoyle, witches, demons and a host of para normals plus best human friend Jinx. The story quick and witty dialogs bring the reader through this urban fantasy and leave you waiting for the next story in the series.
    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dawnatarr 05-23-17
    Dawnatarr 05-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great Ivy Granger story."

    If you like magic, far, witches and others, this book is for you. The snarky humor and rich characters that are brought to the forefront by the narrator, make this book fun to listen to. I received this audiobook for free and voluntarily reviewed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 05-23-17
    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 05-23-17

    Fantasy & UF reader/blogger/writer. Content Editor. Photographer. I prefer to live in my own version of the world,no matter how weird it is.

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    "Ivy returns home with hounds on her heels."
    Have you listened to any of Melanie A. Mason and Anthony A. Bowlin ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    By now you know I'm a sucker for the extras in audio. The first thing we hear are the howls that Ivy hears as she speaks, questioning what the howls are. This has me liking the audio from the first moment. We get a female and male voice team for this book. All feminine voices are performed by Melanie and all male by Anthony. It adds a nice flavor and contrast to the characters as we listen. I like the sound that they give to Herne's voice.


    Any additional comments?

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

    The refresher was shorter in this book, thankfully. Though when we meet someone we get their back story as of now. I'm one for working this into the story not just giving it to me at seeing the person in the beginning of the book. But that's my preference, not everyone's.

    At times I found sentences that were more poetic than others. There are also sentences that made the story feel as though it was for a young adult crowd (which it's really not) because it told what was implied the sentence before, instead of letting the impression for the reader be all that was needed. I like how the writing has improved as well. Ivy doesn't just point something out about herself, the events and others guide to that moment of a bigger feeling.

    Ivy has grown into a strong woman. She has to do the things that are hard, and stop someone that's dangerous. She's written more in what she's doing than just telling us how she is. Ivy also has to face consequences of what's been done in the past.

    This book feels to be deeper in the plot. There is more reason to the Wild Hunt being here than originally thought. And I like the connections to the reasons. They feel on the larger scale than the previous books. There is more to come and more going on outside of Ivy's little world than we knew.

    Jinx has her own drive in this book. She's working to free the streets of the dangerous drug Ice. It was something that was used on her and killed another, but that story can be found in Club Nexus. This is a wonderful tie in and building of the character that we've seen through the stories.

    I very much enjoyed this story. It felt to tie a bunch of strings from the previous books together here. Everything leads up to something. What the characters have lived through and why the events have happened. I like this connection as the story feels to have a great depth to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 05-20-17
    jean doe 05-20-17
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    "Powers Abound.."
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    This book centers around the female lead, Ivy, and her quest to "Right" a "Wrong".

    The story line was action packed and heart pounding.

    Overall, an adventurous read.

    Melanie A. Mason and Anthony A. Bowlin did well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 05-18-17
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 05-18-17 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "Stevens crafts an action-packed tale"

    As if Ivy Granger doesn't have enough problems with her mom being Queen Mab, her father is Will of the Wisp, her fiancé is The king of Kelpies, her adopted son is full on demon and she's a full blown fey; but now one of her trusted friends has gone evil rogue and The Wild Hunt is on the prowl. Can she save her friends and the town she loves? Who amongst her friends will suffer if she loses?

    EJ Stevens crafts an action-packed tale which challenges each character to do what is right instead of what is expected. I loved how the various forms of fey/supernaturals were involved demonstrating that differences can be put aside for the good of all.

    Character development was solid as was the plot. There were a couple of times where things seemed to take a leap and she had more aces up her sleeve than a casino has chips. That phrase was overused however the story itself was solid and engaging.

    This was a bit of a theatrical presentation with sounds and music; often getting in the way of the story. Narrators Melanie Mason and Anthony Bowlin did an amazing job of owning the book with their talented and crafted voices. They never stumbled over one another and their voices fit each character.

    There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook. Although I felt the sound effects are more of a hindrance than a help.

    Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 05-26-17
    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 05-26-17

    Discovering Audiobooks increase my number of reviews :)

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    "A Bite of Urban Fantasy"
    Would you be willing to try another book from E.J. Stevens? Why or why not?

    The Ivy Granger series is above average when compared to other UF out there.
    The flip flopping of the verb tenses was irritating.
    If this was written in third person, the descriptions of the battle (is she really not concerned about her welfare she can narrate a four minute battle happening to Hendrix in such vivid detail?
    And she also talks about others thoughts or reasons for their actions that could only be explained if she was sharing their bodies or minds.
    And ffs, how many times does she have to mention her mom is Mab and her dad is a Wisp and Ceff is King of Kelpie? Once every other chapter? And yes, tell me 'one more time' what happens when a hound bites someone....
    I could listen to this duo narrate another book by E.J. Stevens.


    Which character – as performed by Melanie A. Mason and Anthony A. Bowlin – was your favorite?

    The duo Melanie A Mason and Anthony A Bowlin gave this book the high ranking. They portrayed the characters with more depth than the writing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    When Ceff was bitten, I was shocked. But Ivy's solution within twenty seconds didn't provide enough time to feel sorrow, worry, or a choked sob.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read reviews in which it was recommended reading the books in order. I can say my rating was •not• due to not being able to follow the story.
    Ms Stevens touched on previous adventures but gently explained anything a reader/listener needed to know. I never felt lost or confused by the story and plot.

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    Amazon Customer 05-18-17 Member Since 2015

    I listen all the time

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    "worth a listen"

    I received this book free from ebalst and the author and publisher, and this is my unbiased opion. I enjoyed this book. entertaining characters. fun story. The sounds and noises are distracting however.

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  • Layla
    5/19/17
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    "It's not what you would expect."
    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit that I have not read or listened to the previous books in this series. However, as the story progressed the author explained somethings. I didn't feel that I was missing anything from not reading the others in the series.
    I liked the main character Ivy, I thought she was mature and lead her team like a true leader. I have to say my favorite character has to be Torn. I found him to be really interesting. I didn't get much from Ceff, Ivy's boyfriend. I didn't see any emotional connection between him and ivy. I am surprised that they are in love because I did not feel it. I thought he would have been more involved but we don't get to see him a lot and sometimes I forget he is even there. It is a shame I would have loved to have gotten to know him as I got to know the other characters.

    There are two narrators in this audio book. They worked really well together and gave the characters a more 3D effect. I also liked the sound effects, which I wasn't expecting and it gave the book something more.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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