Gerard Demille and Helen meet.
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.
Dina DeMille doesn't run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina's door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance.
Unfortunately, for Dina, keeping the peace between Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. On top of keeping her guests from murdering each other, she must find a chef, remodel the inn...and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it's all in the day's work for an Innkeeper…
Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don't know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy. If you see a dark shadow in the orchard late at night, don’t worry. Someone is patrolling the grounds. Do beware of our dog.
Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your host, Dina Demille, will defend you at all costs. We ask only that you mind other guests and conduct yourself in a polite manner.
My first review of Clean Sweep, Sweep in Peace, One Fell Sweep
I loved reading this books again! I even read through Maud's novella as what's been written and uploaded thus far, because I just wanted to keep riding the wave of this series, because it was just so great to read!
It has been a while since I read these books, just over a year, and I read a lot, so it was really fantastic to catch up with these characters again! I'd remembered some things, like Sea was the one who was working for the Merchants of Baha-char in Sweep in Peace, so that was really great!
I'm glad that I've read at least some of the Edge books, because yeah, it had Jack and George as kids, as well as Sophie and the final member of their party. I just loved that, and that beginning of Sweep in Peace when George killed Spider, the Spider that fused Sophie's mom, yeah, that was so great! Just added that something special!
So there's a few things for the future books that I can't wait to see. There's the protectors of the Inns and Innkeepers being attacked. There's finding her parents, and with the clue of Sebastian Black, and the cat she adopted with a collar of S.B., so yeah, I can't wait to read about that and more!
Loved reading these book again because they were just so great, and I can't wait for more!
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #0.1, 1, 2, 3
First Read: April 5th, 5th, 5th, 2017
Read: July 23rd, 23rd, 23rd, 23rd, 2018
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Ilona Andrews
Published: December 2nd 2013, November 13th 2015, December 20th 2016
Gerald Demille and Helen Meet:
Sweep in Peace:
One Fell Sweep: