2019 Resolution Project: Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews

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: […]

Review: “An Ill-Advised Rescue” (Kate Daniels #5.?) by Ilona Andrews

This short story is included in the back of Kate Daniels Book #6: Magic Rises, and the author note in the front advises the reader to start there before launching into the novel. Since I can’t find a place to review this story on Amazon or Goodreads (indeed, it’s not even listed as part of […]

New Release: Steel Shadows!

BUY THE BOOK From my publisher Amazon Barnes & Noble CELEBRATE THE BOOK Help spread the word on social media! Check out these blog posts: Speculative Chic: My Favorite Things with J.L. Gribble Raw Dog Screaming Press: Third Annual State of the Empires Leave a review of Steel Shadows on Amazon or Goodreads once you’ve read it. Leave a review of ANY […]

Review: “Eidolon” (Whyborne & Griffin #1.5) by Jordan L. Hawk

This short story takes place near the beginning of Whyborne and Griffin’s relationship, and reading it after seven full novels is an interesting trip into the past. In this story, there’s still a bit of relationship angst that I now know to be completely unfounded, but it’s not so angsty as to make me roll […]

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews

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 the fifth book, Magic Slays, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “So […]

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews

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 the fourth book, Magic Bleeds, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “This […]

Review: “Magic Tests” (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews

I first read this short story as part of the collection Small Magics. It also appears in the anthology An Apple for the Creature, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. My review is below: Because I’m always thrilled to learn more about Kate’s protege, I was delighted to read “Magic Tests” in this collection. Julie […]

Review: Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) by Ilona Andrews

This fun novella features a new protagonist in the urban fantasy world of Kate Daniels, the weretiger Dali. She is absolutely adorable and I love her. But what I love best about her is that is also a complete badass, even if a different sort from Kate and Andrea Nash (two other POV characters in […]

Cover Reveal! Steel Empires Book 5: Steel Shadows

Today is the official cover reveal for the fifth book in my urban fantasy/alternate history series, Steel Shadows! Isn’t it gorgeous? The official release date is August 8, 2019. About the Book The shadows are talking and they won’t take no for an answer. Victory has returned safely to present-day Limani, sure that nothing so […]

Review: Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

This novella takes place between Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds in the Kate Daniels universe, but the point-of-view character is Kate’s friend Andrea Nash instead. We’ve already been introduced to Andrea and know secrets about her character from previous books in the series, but this time, she’s the hero of her own adventure. Once again, […]