My 2019 Resolution Project over at my other blog, Speculative Chic, is to read the entire Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews, finishing up with a first read of the final book in the series.

I’ve read this companion book, Gunmetal Magic, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here.

An excerpt:

“Importantly, Andrea is not a carbon copy of Kate. She has her own talents and abilities, which get her involved in the adventure of this book separate from her friendship with Kate. Throughout the book, she settles into her new life as private investigator, comes to terms with her relationship with both the local werehyena community (and a specific werehyena in particular), and begins to reconcile with her own heritage as a beastkin. Though romance is involved in this book, the real trial is within Andrea herself, which makes for a much, much better and more interesting read.”

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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