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Guest Post & Giveaway: EJ Stevens - Let's meet Yuki!

A favorite author of mine has given Parajunkee's View access to some of the most unique characters in the Young Adult paranormal world, Yuki, Emma, Calvin and Simon from the Spirit Guide series (check out those covers below!).

E.J. Stevens is the author of  the haunting collection of dark poetry From the Shadows, the chilling  collection of paranormal poetry Shadows of Myth and Legend, and the  young adult paranormal Spirit Guide Series, including She Smells the Dead, Spirit Storm, and Legend of Witchtrot Road.

So you're all seniors at Wakefield High?

Yuki:  Not Simon.  He's totally ancient.  Right, Old Man?

Simon:  I am not old.  I'm mature.  Like a fine wine...I only get better with age.  *wink*

What are your plans for spring break?

Simon:  One word bikinis.

Emma: Ewww, Simon you are such a pig.  I'll be volunteering with the HSUS to protest the cruel practice of rattlesnake roundups.  Did you know that thousands of snakes are tortured and killed for entertainment every year?

Simon:  Bikinis.

Emma:  Ugh.  Go have your beach fantasy somewhere else.

Simon:  Who said I was going to the beach?

Emma:  Then where...?  Wait, I don't want to know. 

Calvin?  Yuki?

Calvin:  We're planning a trip to a spiritual retreat in the Arizona desert. 

Yuki:  Ahem, I haven't decided if I'm going to subject myself to this nightmare retreat.  I mean, I love Cal, but lots of sweaty people in the desert meditating and having vision quests?  Really not my scene.  I swore I'd never go to another one of these crazy shaman camps.  Plus, black is not a good color to be wearing in the desert sun and if I get a tan I'll lose all my goth street cred.  Yeah, maybe when Hell freezes over.

Calvin:  But think of the road trip.  Camping out under the stars...

Yuki:  Outdoors?  I think I'll stay home.

Simon:  Staying behind for a bit of alone time with a certain devastatingly handsome friend?  I knew you couldn't resist my charm.  It's animal magnetism, love.  Don't forget to bring your bikini...

Calvin:  Simon!

Yuki:  Wow, are they using pitchforks as ski poles?  Hell must be freezing!  I am absolutely definitely going on a road trip with Cal. 

Will that be difficult?  Are you likely to encounter spirits of the dead?

Yuki:  *sigh*  With my luck?  I can count on it.  So much for romantic time alone with Cal.

Cal:  It's okay.  We're going on vacation.  You can pretend they're not there for a few days.  I'm sure the spirits would understand.

Yuki:  Riiiiiiiight.  It is so easy to ignore smelling the dead.  Have you tried kicking back and eating s'mores while smelling some random smell like skunk butt or strawberry jam?  It's either gross, distracting, or both.

Simon:  *cough* Bikinis *cough*

Emma:  *rolls eyes*  Speaking of gross and distracting...

Cal:  *growls and glares at Simon*

So I take it the dead don't smell like...?

Yuki:  Rotting bodies?  No way. 

So what do the dead smell like?

Yuki:  Well, what I sense are smell impressions.

Emma:  The technical term for her gift is clairalience.

Yuki:  Emma looked it up.  She's the total queen of research.

Emma/Yuki:  *knuckle bump*

Yuki:  The dead leave behind a smell impression that reflects something about their life, or if they died tragically the smell may be a clue about the circumstances of their death.  The dead can smell like anything; vinegar, fresh cut grass, burning brownies, chlorine, motor really depends on the individual ghost.

Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule.  Enjoy your Spring Break!

Simon:  Oh, I will.

Emma:  If you drool on me, I swear I will kill you.

Yuki:  Oh no!  *groan*  Does anyone else smell that?

Cal:  Smell what?  Are you okay?

Yuki:  It smells like those really strong, pine scented, car air fresheners.  You know, the ones shaped like trees?  It is crazy strong.  You sure you can't smell that?

Emma:  Sorry hun, sounds like you've got another smelly friend.

Yuki:  Looks like I'll be staying close to home after all.

Cal:  Then I'll stay home too.  *reaching over to hold Yuki's hand*

Emma:  I could always do a letter writing campaign from home.  If you need me, I'll stay too.

Simon:  In bikinis?  Ouch!  What?

Check out EJ and spread the love:

Contest Deets ONE WINNER:

Check out this prize pack courtesy of the wonderful Ms. Stevens, you win it all:

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  2. Winners are chosen using a random number generator based on the comment number.
  3. You do not have to be a follower to participate.
  4. Winners will be announced on this blog on April 6th and by email if one is provided either in comments or on your profile.
  5. There is no limit to the amount of giveaways you can enter during Paranormal Spring Break but you can only enter each giveaway once (main entry and any extra entries available), if it is found that a person has entered the same giveaway more than the allotted entries those entries will be disqualified.
  6. If it is not stated, it should be assumed that giveaway items have been provided by a 3rd party as a donation to Parajunkee's View.


Lisa said...

Very interesting interview and beautiful prize pack!

Kristina said...

Thanks, Love character interviews


marivicalcantara said...

hope that in the future, you can give prizes also for your foreign followers... like here in the Philippines...

great interview as always...

ComaCalm said...

If anyone recognises the girl on She Smells of the Dead they should check out The Morganville Vampire books. She's on one of them! xD

ParaJunkee said...

@Coma - It looks to be the UK edition of Ghost Town. Oddly fitting, since there will be a giveaway for a signed copy of Ghost Town later today on the PJV. I really like the model. I won a prize pack from EJ earlier and I wear my YUKI shirt all the time. Someone at work made fun of me, but she was just jealous.

Penny said...

Great interview, Love Yuki, Calvin, Emma and even Simon. Would love to win the prize as well. My email is

debbie said...

Wow, that is a generous prize. I would love to read the book.

Maria said...

Wow awesome giveaway! Count me in. Thank.

aLmYbNeNr said...

Please, please, PLEASE! I've been entering all of these Spirit Guide series giveaways and I haven't won one! I really, really want to win! Maybe this will be my turn, LOL!


mpyff said...

What gorgeous swag!! Great giveaway! I enjoyed the interview, I'm going to have to check out this series. Thanks for introducing it to me!


mpyff said...


theJeepDiva said...

I do not wish to enter the contest, just wanted to say that is AWESOME cover art. Very beautiful giveaway items!

Ricki said...

I am in love with these covers.

Soli said...

I love the covers too. The dialogue was hilarious!


E.J. Stevens said...

Thank you all for the fab cover feedback. We'll be unveiling the 'Legend of Witchtrot Road' cover very soon. The mock-ups that I have seen are incredibly dark and gorgeous.

Best of luck with the giveaway! :)

Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

tlynnetolles said...

Character interview was awesome. Can't wait for Witchtrot road. Thanks so much for sharing E.J. and bringing it to us Parajunkee View. Have a great week.
t dot lynne dot tolles at me dot com.

black rose reviews said...

great interview E.J.

Victoria said...

I agree with Lisa, this is a beautiful prize package. Fun character interview too. Thanks.


laceyinthesky said...

Love the interview! I'd like to be entered in the contest, please.


LRAtRandom said...

What an awesome prize pack! I would love to be considered!

Jen R @

Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!!

Lisa said...

Awesome prize pack!


Rain Maiden said...

EJ. Stevens is a new author for me, thats some prize pack!

Nightly Cafe said...

What a great interview! I absolutely loved it! I follow because I love the blog and I tweeted

I can't wait to read this series!


bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

Lisa - Bookworm Lisa said...

I loved She Smells the Dead and would love to read Sprit Storm. Great prize package!

I tweeted the contest.!/Bookworm_Lisa/status/47354021366861824

ke7yca at gmail dot com

joder said...

I'm intrigued by the sound of this book. I'd love to win this awesome prize pack.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Tanya1224 said...

I love her covers :) I'd love a chance to read about these characters. Sounds like a good group. Count me in please.

joder said...

Tweeted here....!/jone402/status/47359741239902208

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com


OMG What lovely covers... and the tote is to die for. Great contest and Such a fun post.. Simon is too funny.

Please enter me~
Lifkdasux @ aol dot com

Enamored Soul said...

I would love to read Spirit Storm, especially to see things unfold between Yuki & Calvin.

Thank you guys for hosting this giveaway, and thank you to E.J. Stevens for providing such a generous and amazing prize pack!


Email: or Enamoredsoul at gmail got com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

Katy said...

wow the prize pack is wonderful~ I still think the first title is so bizarre! thats what initially attracted me to the series tho lol

Vivien said...

Great post!
Fabulous contest!! Thanks again.

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Sandy Jay said...

This is a great giveaway. Thanks

forwhlz at gmail dot com

thehiddenbibliotheca said...

Great interview!!!!! hnwhitlock2000atgmaildotcom

Tabathia said...

Great giveaway, I love it

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

stilettostorytime said...

Love the bag....great giveaway! Thanks!

stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

Lori said...

Great interview! I'm looking forward to reading these! Beautiful swag too!


Lori @ Romancing the Darkside

Ivy said...

Awesome awesome!! Thanks!



Barbara E. said...

In enjoyed the interview, it was fun. What a wonderful prize - I'd love to be entered to win.


Megan said...

What a great interview! I love character interviews!


megankyser at gmail dot com

Bethie said...

Thanks of the giveaway. What a great prize pack.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

What a great prize pack and fun interview!

books (dot) things (at) yahoo (Dot) com

Capucine said...

The interview was really interesting! I enjoyed seeing the different styles of everyone's spring break. Great giveaway!!!

donnas said...

Fun post!

tweeted -!/DonnaS1/status/47508371242364928

bacchus76 at myself dot com

night owl in IL said...

Thanks for the contest/giveaway, E.J.!

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

jmspettoli said...

Awesome post and thanks for the giveaway!


spettolij AT gmail DOT com

meggerfly said...

Tis is a great giveaway! I've never heard of these books or this author.

meggerfly said...

I shared this on FB

Fantasy Book Chick said...

Great giveaway! Loved the character interview, and the books sound interesting. Going to spread the word.

Indigo said...

Great interview. Love these kind of interviews they let us in on the characters personalities. Wicked awesome giveaway as well. Thanks for the opportunity. (Hugs)Indigo

Minas said...

Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway!


Minas said...

I tweeted:!/MT0089/status/47689168532422657


Lexie said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! I tweeted at!/LexieBookBug/status/47691675698601984

Ammy Belle said...

LOVED the character post! Yuki is the awesome! (Also, love Cal) - I would LOVE to win this. Please pick me!

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Kelsey O.
kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

Kelsey said...

I tweeted also:!/kopsahl/status/47736889939210240

Kelsey O.
kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway.
This looks like a great read!

jgrissum AT att.blackberry DOT net

Paranormal Opinion said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! The books look great and I just love the covers!

Jackie said...

That interview was fun! And the giveaway is great! I could totally go for a replacement for my current tote bag.

jacqueline.c.goodman AT gmail DOT com

justpeachy36 said...

Great Prize Pack!

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Lucia said...

LOL the word "bikinis" popped out at me and I was like "LOLWHUT??"

Thanks for the super awesome giveaway!

Lucia said...


Rosie said...

This is a great contest. Count me in please. Thanks so much!

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

Katie said...

Wow great interview!!!

thanks for the giveaway!


Austine said...

Such an interesting interview! Awesome giveaway too!


Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I have had EJ's books on my TBR list for a little while now...her interviews are always great!

Thank you!

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I tweeted...!/Maria_Smith_76/status/48193811201007616

Thank you!

Laceynicole2622 said...

great interview and giveaway, id love to win!!!

Esmeralda said...

i would love to win this:)
thanks for the giveaway.

Sue (okibi_insanity) said...

Thanks for hosting a great interview. I would love to win such an awesome prize pack.


Jessilyn (Jessica's Vision) said...

Love character interviews, and I loved the first Spirit Guide!!

Jessica (Jessica's Vision)

Christy said...

What a great prize pack! I love the cover of the book!!


Christy said...

Tweeted giveaway:!/manyoceans/status/49033276152745984

Christy said...

Tweeted giveaway:!/manyoceans/status/49033276152745984

with email address:

(please delete previous post-I forgot to include my email in it!)

Maddie M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Miss Lissy said...

This looks soooooo awesome I would love to win!
mkzellmer at yahoo dot com

Shadow Girl said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!:)


Esmeralda said...

i want it:)
great giveaway wont miss this chance count me in:)

Jenny said...

I seriously cannot wait to read this one. I totally love this genre and have been interested in this book since I saw it being given away over at Good luck to everyone!

Ingvild said...

Looks like a fun giveaway - count me in!

Ronyka said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Ronyka said...

tweeted -!/Ronyka7/status/51027227881639936

Chi Kittie said...

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway and a chance to win all of this wonderful stuff. :)


Chi Kittie said...

I have retweeted this blogs giveaway.!/SyCo4Twilight/status/51278330074365952


hernameisavril said...

I'm dying to read this series. The swag with it is even better. Thanks for the giveaway

krysykat said...

I saw someone else do a similar giveaway for this and I was too late to enter, not this time :)

krysykat said...

Tweeted here:!/YearofTiger86/status/51446119980482560

Andrea said...

What a beautiful giveaway!

Riv Re said...

That interview made me laugh, though I was a bit confused, having not read the book yet.
Enjoy the bakinis!
That prize pack looks awesome, thanks for the giveaway!

Liras said...

awesome giveaway and looks like a very interesting read

Jen said...

I have never read the Spirit Guide series but I have to say that I am now really interested. It is on in my TBR list. I really love the book covers. I am partial to black for some reason. My mom is always trying to get me to wear different :)


Jen said...

Posted giveaway on twitter at!/JenLD0336/status/52212429387603968

Alex said...

Sounds fun! Please enter me! amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

mendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie S said...

Love the cover photos. And great swag! Count me in the giveaway.

Pam S said...

Thanks or the fun interview. I've not read EJ's work yet but the books sound like good reads.

pams00 @

Pam S said...!/pams00/status/54239653217320962

pams00 @

Mindy fangedmom said...

New follower! Excellent give away! Thank you for the chance to win.



My name is Patricia said...

What a fantastic giveaway pack!!! Thank you so much! I love the interview!!


<3 Happy Reading
Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

mbreakfield said...

Great interview! I love the cover for Spirit Storm and would love to read it. I would love the prize pack, too. I have a major tote addiction!

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I've been dying to get ahold of E.J.'s books and entering all the contests to win one. Crossing figners,thanks for the chance


Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I tweeted!/joleneallcock/status/55653027939483648


lindseye said...

Not seen this book before but I like Simon.

linze_e at

Amosette said...

Awesome giveaway, please enter me!
thanks julie

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