U.S Virtual Road Trip- Day 19- Maine & #Giveaway

Note; Day 17 & 18 are missing due to current issues I am having with my downloading documents from my email therefore I have been finding it difficult to download posts to schedule. The missing days will be up this week.

Today we are in Maine with author E.J Stevens. Lets see what awaits us in Maine.

Places to visit in Maine

Maine is a very large state.  We have over 3,748 miles of coastline (over 5,000 miles of coast if you include our islands), over 500,000 acres of State and National Parks, over 50 breweries, over 20 wineries, and many top rated white sand beaches. 

I highly recommend a coastal drive, including stops in Bar Harbor, Camden, Portland, and Kennebunkport. You will see influences for my Spirit Guide and Ivy Granger series along the way.

Places to eat in Maine

Maine is known for its lobster, but I’m vegetarian.  Happily, there are many wonderful places to find delicious vegetarian snacks and meals in Portland, and just over the border in Portsmouth, NH. Mekhong Thai, Kon Asian Bistro, Shalimar India, The Holy Donut, and The Green Elephant vegetarian bistro are just a few of my favorite local restaurants and cafes.
Quirky things about Maine

Maine has a large number of haunted homes and lighthouses.  We also produce 99% of all blueberries in the US.  Hmmm…maybe they should be called BOO-berries!

Famous people from Maine

Famous Mainiacs include, Bette Davis, John Ford, Hannibal Hamlin, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Linda Lavin, Judd Nelson, Liv Tyler, Patrick Dempsey, and Anna Kendrick.

Authors or books set in Maine

Stephen King is not only from Maine, he set many of his books in fictional Maine towns, including It, Pet Sematary, Cujo, Different Seasons, Tommyknockers, Bag of Bones, Under the Dome, and Needful Things. 

In fact, there are many books set in Maine.  Here are just a few:

The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Need by Carrie Jones
Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

I have two series set in fictional Maine towns.  My Spirit Guide YA paranormal romance series is set in the fictional town of Wakefield, Maine, and the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series is set in the fictional city of Harborsmouth, Maine.

About the Author

E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters’ Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

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.

Connect with E.J. on TwitterGoodreadsAmazonFacebook, and on her Blog.

Want to meet E.J. Stevens, but can’t make the trip to Maine?  You’re in luck!  E.J. is currently on tour promoting the upcoming release of Birthright, the fourth full-length novel in the Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. 

Author Reader Con, New Orleans July 30-August 1, 2015
Authors After Dark, Atlanta Aug 12-16, 2015
In-CON-Ceivable, Northampton, MA August 28-30, 2015
Speculative Fiction Con: SE, Orlando Sept 25-27, 2015
Hallowread, Ellicott City, MD October 23-24, 2015

The Novel Experience, Atlanta April 6-10, 2016

Thanks for telling us all about Maine. It sounds great. Haunted houses are not my thing or any thing ghost related so I don't think I would be staying in one of the many haunted houses. What do you think of Maine?

Check out Maryland's stop with author Leah Scheier here

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Author E.J. Stevens is offering the winner a choice of an Ebook from her spirit Guide YA paranormal romance series or an ebook from her Ivy Granger urban fantasy series.  The giveaway can be international.  Giveaway Ends 10th August. 

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  1. I love Maine. I have family who live there. Unfortunately I don't get up that too often.

    1. Where in Maine do you visit? There are so many beautiful things to see here (mountains, lakes, beaches, cities, villages...). :)

  2. Another state that's on my "to-do" list!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, William. Glad Maine is on your list. :)

  3. I have never been, but I have heard that it is beautiful.

    1. It is! Of course, I might be a bit biased. ;)

  4. Maine is gorgeous! I used to visit when I lived in MA:)