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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Zombie King (Shifter Squad #2) by J.C. Diem

Zombie King

This is the second book in the Shifter Squad series by J.C. Diem. The first book is Seven Psychics.

Lexi Levine is eighteen years old. She was bitten by a dog when she was a baby and then she was bitten by Agent Reese Garrett who is a werewolf. This infects her with the werewolf virus and she’s already turned once. Her father knows of the news and isn’t happy that her boss, Mark, let her get “injured” while on the job and when he was supposed to be protecting her.

Her father left the mission he was on and was going to her. She went by herself to pick him up from the airport in Denver and takes him back to their compound in the mountains. Things are tense. She doesn’t scan her hand until her father promises not to kill anyone. He begrudgingly agrees with a nonexistent but known “yet” at the end of his promise. He goes inside and punches Mark which sends all of them into motion. The other three agents: Reece, Kala and Flynn all wanting her father’s head and her pulling her gun and pointing it directly at Reece’s face since he was closest. Mark calls them off and they all back down.

Flynn and Kala are dismissed and the other four talk. Reece states he can rectify the situation by marrying Lexi. This sets Lexi off and she takes off to the outdoor gun range where she sits in turmoil and despair. Her father offers to kill Reece but she states that if she wanted him dead that she’d kill him herself. She takes her father back to the airport a few days later and then it’s off to New Orleans to kill the Zombie King.

There’s a man running around New Orleans raising corpses from the dead. The team received a call from a voodoo priestess who knew about the PSI. She only talks to Lexi when they go to her shop. The Zombie King gets more desperate as time goes on. Is the team able to contain him? Can they contain all the corpses he’s raised and stop a massive takeover of New Orleans? Or will they fail?

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I’m loving author J.C. Diem. I love the writing style, the characters, the world this book is set in. I love that the characters are normal people who have a “condition” but they’re all a family. The first book was a great read and this book was as well. Definitely worth the $3.99 paid for it! Now to get the third book in the series!!

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304 pages

$3.99 on Kindle

Seven Psychics (Shifter Squad #1) by J.C. Diem

Seven Psychics

This book was awesome! Alexis, or Lexi as she likes to be called, is a great sniper. Her father is the best sniper that the Army has and he has trained her well. She is 17 years old, only a few months shy of being 18. Her father, Phillip, is on a mission somewhere so she’s home alone by herself. Each day she goes to the Army base and uses the indoor and outdoor range. On this particular fateful day that will ultimately change her life, she is at the range showing off, which she knows her father would disapprove of it he was there.

After going inside the indoor range after retrieving her target, she is approached by a fan and then by a man wearing a suit whom she pegs as a fed since he’s the only one dumb enough to be wearing a jacket in the Texas heat. Not knowing who he is, she is cautious and refuses to leave the indoor range with him. He makes a call and talks to her father before he hands the phone over to her. They talk a minute or two and then she leaves with him since her father knows him and trusts him.

He lets her drive the SUV to her house. She packs a bag for a while and they go to the base and board a private jet. They eventually make it back to the private base where she’ll be staying with Mark and the three others in his squad. Lexi is about to get thrown into a world in which she didn’t know existed, the paranormal. There was an institution break the week before. Seven people with psychic abilities broke out and were on the run but weren’t leaving Denver since that’s where they lived prior to being locked up.

Each of them is named for a deadly sin since they each make their victims out one of the sins. They are each slowly and systematically taken out but not without some casualties along the way. What all happens along the road to taking out these menaces to society? Who all gets caught in the crosshairs? And how does this temporary arrangement turn into a full-time one? Who is going to survive the wrath of Lexi’s father when he gets back home and who will meet their end?

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This book was awesome. I bought it yesterday and was so in love with the description and idea of this book that I started reading it immediately.  I finished it earlier today and I seriously can’t wait until I have money to get the rest of the books in this series! It’s that amazing! The rest of the books are going at the TOP of my wishlist and will remain there. This book has it all. The deadly sins, guns, fighting, love (even if not reciprocated).

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Kindle: $0.00 (Normally $0.99) Not sure how long this price will last so hurry to get yours now!