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Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
***Notice: This is a special Collectors Edition, trade-paperback volume, which includes Black and White original illustrations. It is a short novel, of approximately 60,000 words in length/227 pages*** 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. "Andrews is an auto-buy no matter what the genre!" -Romantic Times "If there is one author that defines Urban Fantasy, it is Ilona Andrews." -Annie Tegelan, Fresh Fiction "One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy and one of my favorite authors. Ilona Andrews delivers only the best." -New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost
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dylanisreading
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This one is a fun start to the Innkeeper Chronicles, a contemporary fantasy take on urban fantasy. It plays with some of the tropes you find in UF but still has the things I like about the subgenre. Definitely going on to the next one. (Did I mention there are some beautiful illustrations included?)

#dogsoflitsy

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iread2much
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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I had this audio book but it was so good I bought the kindle book because I can read way faster than I listen. Dina is an Innkeeper, she runs a galactic way house on earth, which stays I conquered because of the Inns and a neutrality treaty. She decides to break her neutrality when something kills her neighbors dog and ends up with Vampires, ware wolves, & scary assassins from all over the galaxy in her suburban Inn. Great world, fun characters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy 4th!! 🇺🇸❤️ 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really need to re-read this series from the beginning, the first books were so good, but I fell behind. 1y
Leftcoastzen 🐶❤️that plush coat! 1y
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iread2much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! You too! 1y
iread2much @Riveted_Reader_Melissa they are so good! I didn‘t want to read them on the computer, but now that I can get them on my kindle they are great! They were also on sale this weekend 😊 1y
iread2much @Leftcoastzen she is super soft! Castle has a very soft head, but Kiyo is soft all over. 1y
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bookishnerd
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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My 4th read of 2021 was a reread of this book so I can finally read the sequels. I listened to the audio the first time, but this time I read the ebook that was put out as a treat during COVID collecting the first 3 books in the series. 📚

This series is like Urban Fantasy meets science fiction. I had forgotten about the SF elements. It has a strong female lead and a dog named Beast. I love dogs as central characters in books! Fun read!

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AkashaVampie
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Using my Echo to listen to my book. Really loving my b-day present. I'm still not sure how I feel about this book yet. It's ok, but not great, which is weird becuz I havent really ever read a book I havent liked (school excluded).

#PLC

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

AkashaVampie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know, right. We got it for our 3 yr old. Haha 2y
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AkashaVampie
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Gunna listen to alittle before I go to bed. My tummy really doesn't like me right now. Hoping it will go away after I go to sleep.

#PLC

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

Deifio Hope you're feeling better today! The books are all fun, enjoy! 2y
AkashaVampie @Deifio thanks hun 2y
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AkashaVampie
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Still trying to get this one done for #PLC. It's not like me to have a hard time with the paranormal reads. Maybe it's the audiobook doing it to me. I don't know, but I will get it done by the end of the month.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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Listening to one of our #PLC picks for this month while I do more group stuff.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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kimmypete1
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Fun, different, interesting, and I absolutely want to live in this house!

MidnightBookGirl I need to read this series!
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humouress
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews

"House of Krahr!" the vampire with the banner barked quietly.
"Krahr," the other four vampires exhaled and glared at me.
Usually they roared their house name at the top of their lungs, trying to intimidate... Oh. They were trying to be inconspicuous. I bit my lip to keep from laughing. I'd never had an attempt at intimidation whispered at me before.

humouress "Yes, Your Grace." Arland smiled and took a big swallow from his mug.
"I believe I've met your grandfather, the Bloody Butcher of Odar."
"That's correct."
"I remember now. A delightful man, wonderfully dry sense of humor."
Arland blinked. "My grandfather has been called many names in his lifetime. Delightful was not one of them. He remembers you also. You tried to poison him."
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humouress In the foyer Arland sat on the loveseat, sipping mint tea. The vampire wore a full set of armor; the breastplate and the raised pauldrons made his shoulders and chest appear enormous. His weapon, a giant blood mace, lay next to him on the floor, its head solid black and crossed by glowing red lines. 2y
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humouress
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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It starts with a dead dog which didn‘t seem too propitious - but it wasn‘t a good dog which, oddly, made me feel better 🤔. I‘m getting into it now. Beast, the black & white shi tzu, reminds me of my sister‘s white spitz

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ShelleyBooksie
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Listened to this one on audio and really enjoyed it. Think I will check out the next one in the series on paper as I feel like I may have missed a lot of detail (zoning put) on audio.

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marie3blue
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Gertrude Hunt is #goals

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Eggbeater
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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I like the explanation for the existence of different magical beings and I like the main character, Dina, a lot. I also enjoyed the concept of the inn being alive. I never thought the author properly explained what happens to the werewolf's clothes when he changes back and forth, other than that, this book is the perfect fantasy fluff to escape these times and I must have more.

MidnightBookGirl I have wanted to read this book since Amy mentioned it! 3y
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ravenlee
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Eighth finish of #24B4Monday puts me at 14:20 so far!

I loved this book! Really, the only Ilona Andrews I haven‘t liked was the Edge, and I only read the first one of that series. Now I‘m dying to dive into the rest of the series, but the kiddo wants to play dolls and so reading will have to wait.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 3y
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ravenlee
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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My indulgence this afternoon was a browse through the library for my own reading material, and here‘s the resultant #bookhaul - plus books V-IX in the Myth-O-Mania series for the kiddo and me (we already have X on inter-library loan).

It was supposed to be a date with my husband, our first time trying a babysitter. We went to the library and the grocery store. Wee. Our ice cream date fizzled. But the sitter was great and someday we‘ll try again!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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I‘ve long heard good things - and this was decent and fairly hilarious - which are excellent foundations for a series.

ScientistSam The latest novella they wrote in this series is awesome! Of course, they are some of my all-time favorite authors 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ScientistSam, is that the one with her sister as the main character? 4y
ScientistSam Yes, Maud's story! It's my favorite of the Innkeeper series, which I enjoyed but I do prefer their other series. 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ScientistSam, cool cool. This is my first. 4y
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Eos462
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Plesantly surprised at how much I liked this. The mix of fantasy and scifi was neat. I cant wait for the next book, maybe she will get more fun chraters at the her inn!

I didnt love the narrator though. She was wonderful, dont get me wrong. I just didnt love her accent. It reminded me of Holly Hunter, that tiny southrn lisp, its grating to me. But other than that delightful!

wanderinglynn I really love Ilona Andrews‘s books. And this mini series was fantastic! 4y
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LeticiaToraci
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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A new, sci-fi and paranormal fantasy mixed series from one of my favorite authors.

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Jaya
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Love everything they write. This series start (about an inn keeper who hosts inter galactic travelers) has the trademark fight scenes, vivid imaginative gamer style and strong female lead that the writers do so well. Dinah Demille is a great combo of powerful protagonist with vulnerabilities and kindness.

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ElectricKatyLand
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Supernatural innkeeper meets a werewolf and teams up to save the world. If you like other Ilona Andrews, books, you‘ll like this series, too.

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wanderinglynn
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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#MagicalMonday
1. DARIA!
2. phoenixes, particularly Fawkes from HP
3. what the HP world calls transfiguration
4. so many great series with magic, but I‘ll go with Ilona Andrews‘s Innkeeper Chronicles
5. reading & pretending I‘m closing the elevator doors 😉

GripLitGrl Love Daria!😉 4y
BookHoarder32 Daria! ❤️ 4y
RaimeyGallant My sister was obsessed with Daria. I can still do her monotone. 4y
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Crewgurl Daria!!!!! 4y
Seekingtardis Yes transfiguration!! 4y
wanderinglynn @Seekingtardis Right? Who wouldn‘t want to transfigure into a dragon?! 🐉 (edited) 4y
Seekingtardis It‘s honestly all I want in life!!!! 4y
CarolynM I love Daria❤️ 4y
wanderinglynn @CarolynM 👍🏻 Daria represented many of us in the 90s. 4y
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Ronda
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Tried this for a 2nd time back in January and I am pleased I did go back... a well earned 4 stars, well written and very enjoyable. Full review in Goodreads.

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Caitriona
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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I love the Innkeeper books so much! Book 1 introduces us to so many good ideas and is a fun, fast read full of action, humour and romance.

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Chachic
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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When you were up reading until 3am, coffee is a must to survive the workday. I had to really force myself to stop reading because this book is just so much fun to read! Everything I love in Ilona and Gordon's writing is here - strong worldbuilding, interesting characters (also hoping for some romance at some point).

#BookandCoffee #Kindle

Pruzy Sounds like my tomorrow coming right up! 5y
Chachic @Pruzy *offers coffee* I finished my mocha and I think I might need another one in the afternoon!😂 This book is worth the sleeplessness though. Hope yours was too. 5y
Pruzy @Chachic That cup does look amazing, though. Which coffee shop is it from? 5y
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Chachic @Pruzy It's from a cafe called Strangers at Work, and is my favorite coffee place around our office area. 5y
KarmonR I need to read the second book in that series. Love Ilona Andrews. 5y
Chachic @KarmonR I just finished this one so I can move on to the second soon! I'm glad I waited a while to read them because now I can read three books together. 5y
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Chachic
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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#BookandDinner! In denial that the long weekend is almost over.😭 Now that I'm done rereading Silent Blade and Silver Shark, I'm starting the Innkeeper Chronicles. Because Ilona Andrews is always a good idea. The only reason I haven't read them yet is I've been saving them for a rainy day. Looks like that time has arrived.😆

annkuch13 Ilona Andrews is the best! I've only read the first in the Innkeeper Chronicles so far, but it was great! 5y
TheLibrarian Currently reading the Innkeeper Chronicles and loving it. Enjoy! 5y
MarriedtoMrT I was also craving Ilona Andrews last week! I skim read the end of Burn for Me to prep for the next book and started the second Innkeeper. I've moved to contemporary romance for a bit but I intend to go back to it. I'm getting pumped for White Hot. 5y
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Chachic @annkuch13 Oh wow, you've only read Clean Sweep? You are in for a treat! All their other series are awesome. My introduction to their work was Kate Daniels but I've enjoyed reading their other series since then. 5y
Chachic @TheLibrarian Oh we're reading the same series! I'm so glad I waited until three books are out so I can read all of them together. Which book are you in the middle of now? 5y
Chachic @MarriedtoMrT There's just something about their writing that makes you crave for it when you haven't read one of their books for a while, right? I went back and reread Burn for Me after I finished White Hot because I didn't want to leave that world. Both White Hot and Wildfire are on Edelweiss, up for requests. 5y
TheLibrarian @Chachic Just started the first book not too long ago so I still have a long way to go! 5y
Chachic @TheLibrarian Ah, we're both reading the first book then! So much fun. 5y
annkuch13 @Chachic I've also read the 4 books in the Edge series. I'm really looking forward to reading the Kate Daniel's books! 5y
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amma-keep-reading
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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as per usual, ilona andrews introduced some new entertaining characters. i'm comfortable giving this book a 3.5. and i will continue reading this series.

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Batman
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Suet624 😂😂😂😂😂 6y
EloisaJames I love the Sweep books! I thought the third one was particularly imaginative! 6y
Batman This is my first Ilona Andrews book! So far I'm really enjoying it. Super fun series 6y
Chachic Really enjoying this so far! 5y
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Reita325
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
Mehso-so

I thought this was okay and sort of cute, but I found my interest lagging along the way.

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Larkken
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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The semi-weekly serial published by IA on their website (free weekly fantasy? Yes please!) has lots of #supernaturalbeings - and good news! If you wanted to read it in one go, they just finished book 3. #booktober

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jessieh
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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This book was so much fun! It was part urban fantasy and part sci-fi and that combo just worked for me. I loved it! Dina is an awesome heroine and I adored the whole Innkeeper premise. It makes for a seriously cool book with tons of room to expand the world. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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WolfeWillRead
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Can this couple do anything wrong???? I absolutely loved this little book(>300pages) and had a blast reading it. I found myself smiling and laughing a great deal while reading the quick humor and inner dialogue. The story was good, characters excellent and the world was was filled with rich stories.

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WolfeWillRead
Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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There is never a dull moment in Ilona Andrews's books. I love the humor, magic, adventure and heart in these books.

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AnnieC
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This was an amazing book!! I loved the mix and mashup of fantasy and sci-fi. The unique way the authors portrayed the different races, what an innkeeper's job is, and Dina's backstory made for one great read.