Gale (Hammer and Fist: Geminatus Book 2) by Jennifer Cody

Gale is part of the Hammer and Fist series and a spinoff from Sledge and Claw.

From the blurb:

After nearly losing an avatar, I’m ready to sign on with IDIA, the Interdimensional Immigration Agency. I need their resources to figure out what the hell is happening to my town. Townsend keeps
attracting rogue non-humans and other extraterrestrials, and I’m half convinced it’s ritual sacrifice, but who would bring people here to die? And am I being used to kill these people, or is it happenstance that I’m the one defending Townsend from the violent non-humans?

As I get closer to answers, mysteries and portals pop up and someone starts targeting the people I care about. I’m not usually known for losing my patience, but if these people want to fuck around, they’re going to find out what happens when they do. With the help of my new friends in the agency and the trainer they’ve assigned me, I’ll find out who’s threatening the people under my protection, and when I do, they’re going to regret going up against a prince of hell. I might look like a Geminatus, but I’m so much more than that.

Gale is a 68k word Urban Fantasy with darker themes including dark magic, murder, gore, mutilation, ritual sacrifice, and suicide. Mild cliffhangers happen in UF and this books isn’t an exception

Jacquie's Review:

I'm not sure how to put into words what I just read in Gale. First, it ends with a mild cliffhanger. One avatar has been given bombshell news, and the other is in an unsafe situation, and other characters are in an undetermined position.Secondly, the romance is very much secondary to the overarching plot. Low steam, but I love their relationship.

There's some crossover from Lexatilion so it would be worth reading those for a better understanding of this world.

I loved the addition of Julius!

This series is fascinating.

Rating: 5 Stars

Gale is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.