Dark Coven (Shifter Squad #3) by J.C. Diem

Dark Coven

This book was just as good as the first two books in the Shifter Squad series by J.C. Diem. With only having a week before the full moon, the Shifter Squad is sent to investigate mysterious disappearances that keep happening every year in a small town. Lexi, who has been reading in the PIA archives, realizes they are going against a coven of witches and warlocks. This unsettles Mark but doesn’t deter them since they are really the only team that can handle this assignment.

They stay at a bed and breakfast on the outside of the town. Lexi, who appears to have an affinity for magical things, can see the shimmering of a force field around the town when they cross over. Mark immediately begins bleeding. They stop the SUV and hurry to turn around. Once they cross the line again, the bleeding stops. They take him back to the bed and breakfast while the four of them go check out the town. Mark isn’t happy about having to sit this one out at all buts knows that they have it covered.

Kala and Lexi are paired together, much to Reece’s chagrin. The girls go into a cafe because they’re checking things out. Only Lexi realizes, as well as Kala, that the elderly lady behind the counter isn’t actually an elderly lady. They can see through the spell and realize that she’s one of the witches of the coven. While there waiting, a man comes in and they realize that he’s one of the warlocks. They talk about the tripped shield and can’t figure out why there wasn’t a body around because of the aneurysm that was supposed to happen if someone crossed the line and knew of them.

They get out of there when they realize they are getting suspicious of Lexi and Kala. Reece had parked the SUV on a side street as he and Flynn high tale it out of there and into the woods on the way to the bed and breakfast. Things go from bad to worse when Lexi ends up getting herself caught by the owner of the cafe they went into. Luckily, Lexi had made friends with a bunch of dogs and they come to her rescue followed by Reece, Kala and Flynn. Reece ends up carrying Lexi back to the inn. Things still aren’t at the worst at this point and they get a lot worse before the end of the book.

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I think it’s pretty safe to say that author J.C. Diem has a new fan for life. I have the first book in the Mortis series to read now. I am hoping to get the rest of the books in the Shifter Squad series soon. I am seriously addicted to these books! The writing is amazing as is the world building. You can honestly see everything playing out in your mind as you’re reading the books. The characters are like everyday people except they are shifters as well.

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314 pages

$3.99 on Kindle

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