Series: Innkeeper Chronicles

Release Day Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Posted December 20, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Release Day Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona AndrewsOne Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #3
Published by Self Published on December 20, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 259
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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five-stars
one-flame

Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.

But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos. First, she must rescue her long-distant older sister, Maud, who’s been exiled with her family to a planet that functions as the most lawless penal colony since Botany Bay. Then she agrees to help a guest whose last chance at saving his civilization could bring death and disaster to all Dina holds dear. Now Gertrude Hunt is under siege by a clan of assassins. To keep her guests safe and to find her missing parents, Dina will risk everything, even if she has to pay the ultimate price. Though Sean may have something to say about that!

      

The Innkeeper Chronicles is a different sort of series by my favorite, favorite author. This series is posted first online in a somewhat weekly serial, for FREE, until publication. One Fell Sweep is the first one I managed to read along; I tend to prefer to read it all together, which I did with the ARC.  Ilona Andrews NEVER disappoints. All their series, every book is so well-written, with such interesting world-building, characters who become real to me, and stories which take control of my emotions.

This is intellectually satisfying with the great world-building, where we continue to learn about how things work. There is also the mystery or current dilemma facing our characters. One Fell Sweep added new creatures, new characters and very interesting information on vampires and innkeepers. Our favorite characters, plus new loved ones are here. Helen, Maud and the Hiru, and yes, the Ku, all hold places in my heart now.

I’ve always been half in love with Arland, especially when he’s drinking coffee. *snickers* This time we really get to know more about him, but we also see much, much more of Sean. Finally, there is more of a sense of who he is. Despite some difficult issues and dire situations happening, I found myself laughing multiple times. There were also tears and great joy providing emotional satisfaction.

What else is there to say? It’s amazing. The series is 5 stars throughout. These are only ebooks I have with some graphics which is fun. FYI: There are a few more details in the book which I don’t remember being in the online serial. Highly recommended.

 

Book 1 :    Clean Sweep           

Book 2:    Sweep in Peace

 

About Ilona Andrews

“Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

They have co-authored two NYT and USAT bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge and working on the next volumes for both.

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Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Posted April 17, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Read It, Track It Is A Way For Me To Track Books For My Reading Challenges And The Reviews Will Be Super Short. I love the team of Ilona Andrews whether I read their words or listen to Renée Raudman bring them to life for me. Renée Raudman did an outstanding job with the narration. I especially loved her performance for the Nuans, the fox-like creatures. Her voice for them paired with Andrews’ description made them so adorable. I also enjoyed Raudman’s voice for Orro, his over-dramatic personality shined through Raudman’s narration. I can’t wait for the next story in the Innkeeper Chronicles series by Andrews. Check out Anne’s review. About Renée Raudman Renée Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she […]


Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Posted December 11, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

  Ilona Andrews never disappoints.  I reread Clean Sweep and then went right into reading this.  This serial is also published free on the author’s website over time. After complete, they remove it and publish it.  As much as I LOVE their stories, I can’t seem to read it as a serial. Probably because the waiting would kill me. Somehow it’s easier to wait until it’s complete.  That makes no sense, especially since I came back to avid reading through fanfiction. (I did start reading fanfiction in installments, but then switched over to only reading completed stories. I mean – some people didn’t finish their stories. I HATE that.) Clean Sweep was funnier and more romantic, although the romance is very little here.  And of […]


Ilona Andrews + Renée Raudman = Urban Fantasy Gold! Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews + Renée Raudman = Urban Fantasy Gold! Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Posted June 13, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 6 Comments

Clean Sweep was originally released on Andrew’s blog in pieces. I’m not one for reading books in parts so I decided to wait until it was all done and released as a finished product. Then I found out it was going to be produced on audio so I waited for it. And I’m so glad I did. All the Ilona Andrews’ books I’ve experienced has been on audio and narrated by Renee Raudman so I’ve come to expect high quality and I’ve never been let down. You can’t go wrong with a team like Ilona Andrews and Renee Raudman! Seriously, Raudman brings the writing of Andrews to life, like no one else could and Clean Sweep was a pure delight on audio. If you are […]