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Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek

(Woodland Creek)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Flying through the night sky is amazing...especially when you're a spy.

Tall, athletic Mercedes McCartney is good at what she does – shaping clay into art. Supporting the downtrodden in the town of Woodland Creek. Oh – and transforming herself into a crow to fly the night sky, the wind in her feathers, soaring over landscapes, vistas and endless wonder as she sources secret
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published November 15th 2015
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Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC review For honest review. Wow what a awesome story . Mercedes is a crow shifter wanting to be a soul snatcher but one time out flying she finds her best friend murdered and meets lennon lusk the new hottie in town and both are accessed of her murder so they do to find the murder and to save the town . This is even really good book for teens . 10stars
Jennifer Erwin
Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This was an interesting story. While I like that they both had their own issues and they were trying to do the best they could, I just wasn't truly on board with the hero. I think it was the pot use that was alluded to. It just didn't seem like that needed to be in the story. Overall I did enjoy this one.


I just remembered one thing that did bother me about this book. It was this line:

"I'm completely drained of energy, as if I've run the Ironman marathon."

As a triathlete, this really i
Beth ~~Just One More Chapter I Swear~~
*****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*****

This book has an interesting female MC who, among many traits, champions many lost causes (including any and all environmental cases), is apparently very attractive (yet completely oblivious to that fact) and extremely self deprecating to boot (two attributes not normally found together). She is a shifter but not the average type, she's a crow shifter (and a VERY sexual creature at that). ***the demographic is definitely no
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of "Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek" from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

From the first chapter I was intrigued with how this story would pan out, having never read anything form Calinda B. before, I had no prior knowledge of her writing style. "Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek" is Calinda's installment for the "Woodland Creek" collection, a collaboration of 30 authors all writing about 1 little town in Indiana USA, I was intrigued with the concept behind this collecti
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of "Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek" from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Mercedes McCartney is a Crow shifter in Nightmoon Creek, which is sort of a safe haven for shifters, but not everyone knows they exist. While flying as a Crow, Mercedes discovers her best friend's body in the woods. She also sees a newcomer, Lennon Lusk, who is has been interested in. But, it's very late at night and who goes to the woods late at night? Is Lennon the killer? There are several t
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I would love to be a fly on the wall in Calinda B's imagination. Her stories fascinate me. I have nothing but admiration for anyone who can come up with unique story ideas.

Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek is definitely unique. The characters are funny and loveable...except for the bad guys lol. With all the other shifter books out there, this is the first one I've read with bird shifters. I will never look at crows the same way agai
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my first introduction to this author. I did like this book. It is a shorter book then my normal book reading. Yet, I did find that this book didn't have much missing. It had really good characters in Mercedes and Lennon. They shared witty banter between them. I always love good banter. Mercedes and Lennon were eventually matched in wits. Quick responses.

The author did a good job with the world that the story took place in. Additionally, I found Mercedes ability to transform into a crow
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have adored this series set in Woodland Creek with the bonus being this one is by a author I do like to read. It has been awhile since I have been here so this was a treat on top of it all. Funny the crow in here is what I have pictured they seem to do exactly too. Mercedes does it well with us following her right away. You know what they say though about sticking your nose in where it should not be sometimes you get more than you expect like here. Then there is Lennon whom gets us more attach ...more
Ashley Hedden
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek was a good read by Calinda B. Mercedes is a shifters who can transform herself into a crow at night when she says on people. She stumbles upon her best friends dead body at Nightmoon Creek which is her favorite place. She also sees Lennon who is someone that she's been pursuing. They both become suspects and Mercedes must find out who murdered Elena so they get off the suspect list. She starts spying on the people in the town to try and find the answers she needs. T ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
So, this was a pretty unique shifter read for me. I am used to more mammal shifting and more romance in my reads but with that being said, I have to say that I really enjoyed the twists that this shifter, mystery, romance read / listen took. While I could have done with out the actual crow's cawing in the performance - I get why it was there. I really so enjoyed the character chemistry between Mercedes and Lennon. I thought this was overall a well written and performed read and I understand that ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
First let me state, I received an Advance Reader Copy, (ARC), but this in no way influences my review. I always leave an honest review.

This story was gr8. When it first started it was weird to know the mind of a crow, even if said crow was a shifter. I love how Calinda can weave a story and keep you so interested in it that you can't put it down until the end. I recommend this read. 5 Thumbs up.
Diana Page
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved Mercedes and Kennon’s life be/hate relationship. The whole book is full of amazing characters and a fantastic “who dunnit”. I recommend reading all the books in the series as the different shifters each have their own unique personalities and make for a very interesting read. 4⭐️‘s Can’t wait for the next book by Calinda B.
Sherry Westendorf
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this author's books. They are always well written and exciting. They keep your attention and make you think.This one is a crow shifter, her dead friend, the guy she wants and lots more. It is exciting, suspenseful, mysterious, emotional and so much more. I recommend it. I was given a review copy and voluntarily review it.
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's pretty good, but I think what would make it better would be if there was more distinction between the sexy scenes and the action. It was kind of weird that there would be just a regular old thing going on and then all of a sudden there is some hot and heavy stuff going on.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
NanaShauna Joesten
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow a fantastic read. If you love books with Shifters and an awesome mystery. Then this is definitely the read for you. The Author brings a fantastic read to fruition and it is definitely a page turner. I didn't want to put the read down. It pulled me in from start to finish. Its a real page turner. I definitely recommend.
Shauna Joesten

Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a great addition to the Woodland Creek series. If you love a good shifter book this one is for you. I am voluntarily leaving my honest review after reading this arc.
Barb VanderWel
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
Juanita E. Arp
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book 📚, it has a great storyline. I can't wait for more from this author. I received this book as a FREE ARC copy to read and I voluntarily leave this review.
Shelly Celli
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, audible
This is a bit different, but really keeps your attention and makes you want to forsake everything else to find out what’s about to happen next. I really enjoyed the narrator too.
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First, I want to thank both Calinda B., the author, and Jay at Choosy Bookworm for the opportunity to read this book free in exchange for a review.

Next, I want to admit I wasn't sure about it when I discovered the heroine was named Mercedes MaCartney (one of my favorite series is Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series) and this is a crow shifter. I'm into shifters, but crows??? Somehow that didn't seem even semi-romantic. Well, Calinda changed my mind in a big way. This was nothing like any shif
Maghon Thomas
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aww I really liked this one! It was hilarious reading Mercedes talk as a crow! And there was such suspense to find out who killed her friend Elena. It's actually a really cool story too!

So Mercedes is a crow shifter. She makes pottery and sells it, that's her job. She also has a passion for standing up for her community. But when her best friend is murdered and she is the prime suspect, along with her crush, things spiral out of her control. I must say, she's a great lead character. She's flaw
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

If you enjoy paranormal shifter mysteries/thrillers, then you will want to check out Calinda B.'s Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek.

This is the story of Mercedes McCartney, a crow shifter who is trying to find her purpose in life. She's hoping to be able to help take souls over to the otherworld. During a late night flight, she finds Elena's body, her best friend, in the woods. When she stumbles over her best friend's body, she sees also Lenn
Pam Louis
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any one who is a shifter fan, it's fantastic
My first book by this author but wow what a powerful book. I really enjoyed it.
It's part of the woodland creek series (an awesome series in its self) but don't worry about being lost or what book to read first. Each book can be read in any order or all by it's self. They just take place in the same town.

This one is about Mercedes and she is a crow shifter and as a crow she does her part to usher the dead to the other side. In the very beginning of the book she finds out her best friend is dead
Diane Goodman
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not a homerun !!!!

I am a lover of shifter stories. At first I liked this book, I liked the main characters but the farther I got the weirder it got. I was grossed out by some of the things the crows did and ate. When one of the characters turned into a swarm of wasps I tried to continue reading but what happened next really finished it for me. Maybe this will be your kind of book and if it is I hope you enjoy it. This book hasn't turned me off on this author or any of her additional books. I wa
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There was a lot of action packed into this story. Mercedes has strong ties to Nightmoon Creek and protecting the environment from being developed. She finds herself in deep when her best friend is found murdered. From that point on it just seems like more and more trouble finds Mercedes. As least she’s not in it alone. Lennon a relative new comer in town is in trouble just as deeply. Plus there’s that powerful attraction between the two of them.

Can they solve the murder, stay out of trouble, st
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-beta-prize
I received Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek as an ARC (advance reader's copy) book through Choosy Bookworm. The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. Crow's Caw was a highly unusual read, and one of the few where I disliked and enjoyed the lead character's personality in equal portions. Mercedes is a crow-- as with her namesake, she's irritating, easily distracted, inquisitive, talkative, and did I mention irritating? What makes the book fun is how much of M ...more
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Epic Edgy paranormal mystery romance

This book has it all! This is an Epic paranormal mystery romance that takes off running and doesn't slow until the very end. With surprises around every corner this is one hot book that you don't want to miss. I highly suggest reading this and all the other Woodland Creek books. So far I have loved every story in this series that I have read.
Tonya Thomas
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am definitely going to HAVE to read the ENTIRE Woodland Creek Series after reading this novella! I was completely enthralled with this book. Going to the ends of her rope to find whomever killed her best friend will POSSIBLY be either the death of her, or the most BEAUTIFUL beginning of a new life for Mercedes and her friends. I wasn't quite sure who the killer was until pretty much it was revealed for the reader.Awesome work Calinda B.!! I LOVED this book, it took me two days to read, so clea ...more
Belinda Clemons
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: woodland-creek
Calinda gave me this book for a honest review. She has a great imagination. I really loved this book. I felt sorry for Lennon and Mercedes because they kept getting almost arrested because of the things going on.I was so happy and disturbed to read what the skeleton and Mercedes' crow friends did to Bill also I loved the scene where Mercedes and Lennon and Hawke opened the wall. Muffin was a neat character also. All in all a great and fun read
Zeinab Dh
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got this in exchange of an honest review,,I have never read a crow shifter and this one was interesting to read I mean having Mercedes the crow shifter in her secret heaven no longer safe as one might say and then the action starts which changes everything for everyone in town the action I liked the mystery the suspense more than anything else its a great book everyone should read Calinda is a great author

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