This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels 5.5) by Ilona Andrews.
by Ilona Andrews
Release Date: July 31, 2012
About Gunmetal Magic:
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She can tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate.
Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…
Why I'm waiting on this book:
I'll admit that I was a little slow to jump on the bandwagon for this series. Both my younger sister and Amazon were after me for a while to purchase the first book - I wasn't attracted by the cover and the sneak peak moved slowly for me. It wasn't until my sister threatened me with bodily harm (LOL) that I finally gave in and got the first book, Magic Bites. It took me about 20-25 pages and I was fully engrossed in the book, and within weeks had read all of the books which were already published and then had to wait for more (I'm not a very patient person). Now, they have become one of my auto-buy authors whose website I routinely (almost daily) check out. This story, about Andrea, will finally answer the question of what really happened between Andrea and Raphael (secretly hoping she kicks his butt a little bit) and hopefully sets us up for more of Kate and Curran.
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