Hound’s Bite

E.J. Stevens
Melanie A. Mason, Anthony A. Bowlin

PARANORMAL:  This is book 5 in the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series. Faced with the daunting duty of rallying the troops to battle the evil Hunt, Ivy risks her own life to do so. Winning the battle becomes more complicated when a beloved member of her troop is bitten by one of The Wild Hunt’s hounds. Later, Ivy is haunted by killing the hound.

E.J. Stevens' characters are sarcastic and quite amusing. The dry humor and character interaction is entertaining and original. Some books are better read with eyes than heard with ears, and this book is certainly one of them. Having both a female and male narrator added to the quality of the story and the narrators did a great job with the manuscript; however, each time a character spoke, their speech was followed by a ‘he said’ ‘she said’ which was niggling and distracted from the story.

The sound quality, having two narrators was just okay. The witch Kaye’s dialogue sounded like she was in a well and was basically inaudible. Best of show was Ivy’s speaking and telling of the story, which gave much more insight into what was going on than the dialogue between the characters. Her relationship with Keff, her fiancé, seemed more like friendship than love, but they were on a mission to defeat the evil Hunt, so that was plausible. Having not read or listened to the previous books in the series was a disadvantage, so readers may want to grab the other books to get the full background of the series.

Layne Lancaster