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Echoes of Deviance

(Aberrant Magic #4)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The FBI’s Talent team is back on the job with Kavon and Darren trying to navigate being lovers and partners in the office and at home. Without the imminent danger from magical attack hanging over their heads, Darren hopes their life together will turn out to be the happily ever after he expects. However, relationships require negotiation and compromise, and that’s difficul ...more
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Published June 20th 2017 by Loose Id
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*At least there was more romance*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

This final book of the soul-bonded couple Darren Dominic Oberton (early thirties) and Supervisory Special Agent and Shaman Kavon Boucher (40) was at least a bit more romantic than the previous three books in the series. We got to see them more as a couple, than a boss and employee. However, I was already tired of the series, as the lack of depth put me off the whole series, so even if this one had more in it, it was a little too late for me. It just
3.5 stars

I really didn't know if this sequel is needed. I mean, I would've love to read more of this universe but with other couples instead of Kavon and Darren. Don't get me wrong, I love them -- and I LOVE Bennu -- but I just didn't really see the point of repetitively reading how Kavon thinks that Darren is "different" in terms of his shaman ability *shrugs*

Well, at least it was fun reading about other kinds of spirit guides. Plus that ending (view spoiler)
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great Urban Fantasy series with an FBI magic unit
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series! The magic is great, the relationship is great, the cases are great, the political wrangling is great . . . It's all great.

I didn't feel like this story moved the story arc along as much as the others, and there were no big magical revelations or changes to the MC's relationship, but I didn't really miss it. The case they work on is plenty fulfilling, and there's some set up for future changes between Darren and his spirit guide. Already I can't wait for the next book.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading about Darren and Kavan again, but this time the story focused more on their established relationship and the rather mundane investigation. I was a bit disappointed that there's only one Darren and Bennu's mischief :(
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm not sure why there why so much focus on (view spoiler). Am guessing there will be a 5th in the series?
Chancey Knowles
This felt more like a procedural law enforcement story with magic. There was not a lot of movement on the Ifrit story arc. It was an enjoyable read, but felt more like an extra story / interlude with the same characters to me.
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, mystery, sf
Why does the title now have three words instead of one like the others in the series?

If you liked the others, this is more of the same, but the stakes feel much lower after they defeated a big bad in the last book. Filling time?
Beth doesn't write  enough reviews
Buddy Read with Line.. have to sort my notes & thought. Review to come!
When book four starts we see the affects on the team of not having more local cops with Talent. I think this is to allow for more Talent teams to be created in the future and to show how integration rather than segregation is what is needed, showing the contrast with how the Egyptians, Vatican, and Native Peoples handle their societies.

They get called to the scene of a cop killing where someone used magic. Obviously, the cops are a little hostile. The interdepartmental politics in this one coul
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faye
Review can be read at It's About The Book

An unbreakable, magical bond for Darren and Kavon hasn’t changed any of the facts of their day to day lives. They’re still on the FBI Talent team, solving crimes involving the use of magic. They’re still Agents Oberton and Boucher. A systemic mistrust of Talent has created a shortage of shamans in local law enforcement. When a parole officer is killed it’s the FBI who goes out to investigate the magical aspects of the case. To say the very least the l
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is an interesting taking of how magic is used and accepted In the modern modern world. Although not overly romantic In this book we watch Kavon and Darren deepen their relationship and learn to navigate being partners at work and at home. We see how finding the one can make us overprotective and stifling but also that being in a relationship means you cannot always go ahead and do your own thing without considering the effects on another. You get to see this against a backdrop of try ...more
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast pace story- hard to put down

You should read the previous books in the series before reading this one as there is only a little back story included. You get a nice view of their personal lives now that things have sort of settled down. And this story takes everyone on a quick ride to remind you that they are FBI and so will often need to mix danger and their personal lives while still staying a happy, well adjusted couple.
Really enjoyed the story- and the mystery kept you guessing too!
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars -Things have settled down a little for the team and for Darren and Kavon. They are working and getting their unit back on track as well as learning how to be partners in all realms of their lives. There's of course a case to solve that requires all of their skills to unravel. Less political maneuvering and more action kept this an entertaining read. Hopefully there will be more in the series.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: magic, paranormal, romance
Echoes in Deviance was good read even if I missed something more. Kavon and Darren relationship was playful and warm. I liked them together! Darren's bird was behaving weird in this book and at the end it wasn't explained why. I missed that part, too. Nonetheless I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
Denise White
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soooooo goooooood!!

I can't say enough about this series!! It is so good and I am invested in these characters and the changes that I know will come...this book was fabulous like the others and it's just getting better.... Off to book 5
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I love the series, but really found that I was waiting for something to happen throughout the entire book and it never really delivered...
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
not as good as the first three but still a good story
An enjoyable book in a favorite series. This one evolved around a case and not something magical/political involving Darren or Kavon. It was nice watching the team solve the case.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-2018-uc
The book was fast paced. Not a mystery per se. Resolution was good.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Theodora IK
I'd be glad to read a lot more of these stories. I love reading Kavon, Darren, and Bannu and their team of Talents solving crimes.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Straight up paranormal investigation woth Kavon and Darren now an established couple
Felt a little under developed and fillerish in places
Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.

With the greater issues surrounding the return of the Ifrits taking a backseat, this latest book in the Aberrant Magic series focuses instead on the relationship and continuing changes between Kavon and Darren while they work to track down a shaman that appears to have been involved in the murder of a parole officer. Despite the fact that all the books in the series have featured some sort of case/mystery, I found this one to be quite a bit different than th
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