ARC: Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews
Dec 20, 2013
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.
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Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews will spellbind you! Andrews introduces you to the house of your dreams, lovingly detailed, and a broom to die for. CS delivers everything we never knew we wanted in a hipster witchy-esque story. Magic and spells are the order of the day for this exciting and uncharted look into the Innkeeper Chronicles. Have your choice of steamy werewolf or debonair vampire, as you encounter a smörgåsbord of odd creatures. Dina flies low on the radar, never allowing readers to truly comprehend what we are being presented with until that exact perfect moment in the story. Her determination and strengths leave readers with a giddy feeling of discovering magic for the first time. Believers in all things magical must make this book part of their library. Andrews delivers fantasy in such a way that you will be hungry for more.