Conspiracy of Ravens Book Cover Conspiracy of Ravens
Raven Crawford, Book 1
J.C. McKenzie
Futuristic, Fantasy, Romance
J.C. McKenzie
October 21, 2019

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.

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Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Raven Crawford is fighting her way out of the debt her ex-boyfriend left to her. She mistakenly co-signed a loan for him, never expecting he would betray her and go bankrupt leaving her with the entire loan. The debt is very significant and would probably take her another five to ten years to pay off. She lives in a tiny apartment which she will most likely have to give up and move back home and works both in the family business, Crawford Investigations, a business eking out a living and working at a rundown twenty-four-hour diner.

When a man walks into the diner one night, she could never have imagined how he would change her life. She names him TDD (Tall, Dark and Dangerous) and immediately feels an attraction to him, an attraction that she can’t help even after he kidnaps her. Cole is a dark fae lord and the Lord of Shadows and he wants something that has been stolen from him, something she has no doubt her twin brother Bear was responsible for. He offers to work with her to find her brother with a promise to not kill him, a serious promise because fae cannot lie.

Bear is missing and in deep trouble and the next visitor she gets is the Lord of War, Luke Bane and he is not as willing as Cole to work with her and is not willing to make a promise not to kill her twin. If not for her ability to shift into a conspiracy of ravens, hers consisting of nine, and if the window of her apartment wasn’t open, she would have been kidnapped again, but this time as bait for her brother. Luke made it clear that her only choice was to work alongside Cole.

Raven’s family are fox shifters it is only her and Bear that are not because they have no idea who their biological father is, and mom is unwilling to reveal anything about him. Although Bear can’t shift, he can call birds to him but that inability to shift has made him angry at the world and his family.

Working together, Cole and Raven’s attraction grows and secrets are revealed. The book is filled with surprises and wonderful main and secondary characters, Raven’s sister Juni and her brother Mike are teenagers and shifters, but they are like every other teenager out there, smarter than everyone else.

I loved this book, but I did feel it was a little slow moving at times, just this reviewer’s opinion and this reviewer still can’t wait for book two.