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Raven will do anything to protect her twin, even agree to a dark fae deal- Conspiracy of Ravens @JC_McKenzie #Fantasy #Suspense #Reading

She’s sassy and a little badassy, but she’s no match for a dark fae lord

Conspiracy of Ravens (Crawford Investigations Book 1)


Raven Crawford knows better than to venture into the seductive world of the dark fae or agree to any of their salacious promises. She plans to pay off her debts so she can get on with her life and stay far away from the denizens of the Underworld.

Unfortunately, her numbskull twin steals from the most tempting and lethal fae of them all. Now, Raven must help the Lord of Shadows get back what her idiot brother stole. Her only weapons? Just a little ingenuity and a whole lot of snark. It’s suicide for sure, but she’ll do anything to protect her twin.

Book Specs:

Title: Conspiracy of Ravens

Series Name: Raven Crawford, Book 1

Publisher: JCM Publications                          

Editor: Lara Parker

Proofreader: Tammy Payne

Cover Artist: Eerilyfair Design

Theme(s): realms, good versus evil, mystery, hero’s journey, love, danger, family, sacrifice

SubGenre(s): Urban Fantasy, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, fantasy, romance

Rating: Spicy (PG13)

Keywords: post-apocalyptic, dystopian, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, action, adventure, humor, romance, dark horror, portal, gate, realms, magic, brooding, alpha male, brute, warrior, sassy, snarky, heroine, swords, battles, legends, myths, mythology, Celtic, Norse, Underworld, dark fae, lords

Page Count: 320

Word Count: 80 523

Digital Price: $2.99 USD

Print Price: $14.99

Digital ISBN: 978-1-9992394-1-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-9992394-0-4 COPYRIGHT © 2018 by J. C. McKenzie

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The strands of shadow lengthened and snapped around the doctor’s wrists.


Another band of gray snaked up and wound around Robert’s neck.

Raven tugged on Cole’s uninjured arm. “You can’t hurt him.”

Cole shrugged her off. “No. I can’t kill him. There’s a distinction. The important question is whether the doctor understands the significance of the difference.”

The band around Robert’s neck tightened. The doctor’s eyes bulged.

“You will heal this shifter and you will do it now,” Cole repeated. “If you call security, you’ll never live to see them arrive. If you refuse, you won’t leave the hospital breathing.”

Well, then.

Robert trembled.

As worried as Raven was that the police would somehow barge into the room at any moment and arrest them all, seeing Robert this scared was very, very satisfying.

What was happening to her? When Robert first left, she considered finding him and taking a run at him with Jean Claude, or accepting Bear’s offer to “rough him up,” but in the end, common sense and human decency prevailed. Yet here she was, revelling in Robert’s near strangulation.

Well, no one’s perfect.

“Do you understand?” Cole asked.

Robert nodded.

The shadows instantly withdrew, and the normal too-bright fluorescent lighting of the room returned.

Nurse Jordan leaned toward her and stage whispered, “That was awesome.”

Raven agreed.

About the Author:

J. C. McKenzie is a book loving, gumboot-wearing, unapologetic science geek. She predominantly writes urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy with strong romantic elements. When she’s not spinning tales, she’s in the classroom sharing her passion for science and mathematics while secretly warping the young impressionable minds of our future to carry out her evil plans for world domination. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. 

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15 comments on “Raven will do anything to protect her twin, even agree to a dark fae deal- Conspiracy of Ravens @JC_McKenzie #Fantasy #Suspense #Reading

  1. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    That’s an amazing cover Jacquie!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Loving that cover! The story sounds intriguing too!

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  3. Thank you for sharing, Jacquie. This is a new author to me.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A great blurb, Jacquie, and this extract is very intense and exciting.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sounds like a great read with a a perfect contrast for today’s world. 🔔🍂🍮🍮🍂

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  6. This sounds like a good read, Jacquie. I like fantasy, but even more than fantasy, I like snark. Lol. Thanks for introducing me to J. C. and her book!

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