Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Memes: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews. This book was available as it was being written on the authors' website. When it was finished, they self-published it with CreateSpace. While I don't ordinarily read self-published books, I like this author's writing and decided to give it a try.

Here is the description:
This is a short novel, about 60,000 words.

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything. 
Brutus was dead. His body lay under an oak on the Hendersons' lawn.
Friday 56:
Mr. Rodriguez shook his head. "I'm sorry, but Blue Falls was destroyed seventeen years ago. One of the guests went on a rampage and murdered the innkeeper and her family. A terrible tragedy." 


  1. Not quite my cup of tea, but I hope you enjoy it!

    My Friday meme:

  2. Not my genre. I hope you like it...

    Here is my Book Beginning post!

  3. I like the ominous cover!
    Awesome beginning, pulls you right in!
    But that 56! Woowee! Sounds like a really great read!
    Happy weekend!

  4. Your Friday56 makes me wonder: Is that rampaging guest the same one who's threatening Dina's guests? Is there a connection?
    Here's the link to my Friday post: HANK & CHLOE.

  5. I like their books too. I will have to look this one up. Click here to go to Mixed Book Bag


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