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.
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
Angus & Robertson: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/x/p/9781999239411
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/j.c.mckenzie.author
Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/JC_McKenzie
I love having guests on the blog. If you have a new release, a sale or just want to chat, send me an email via the contact page and we’ll set something up. Hope to see you soon!