The cover for the newest Ilona Andrews book—Gunmetal Magic, which is set “in the world of Kate Daniels” and focuses on her best friend, Andrea Nash—was revealed today on the author’s website, and it is SMOKIN’ (no, literally—check out Andrea’s gun, and those buildings in the background).
Here’s a description of the book, due out July 31, 2012:
Some people have everything figured out—Andrea Nash is not one of those people. After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. All she can do is to try to put herself back together, something made easier by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend Kate Daniels.
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…and must work with Raphael. As Andrea’s search for the killer leads her into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta, she knows that dealing with her feelings for Raphael might have to take a back seat to saving the world…
If you read “Magic Mourns” in the Must Love Hellhounds anthology, you’ve met Andrea and Raphael before—are you ready to see them get a Happily Ever After? Does Andrea look as you’ve pictured her?