Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clean Sweep - Possible New Series or at Least (Hopefully) a Trilogy

Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep
Price: $4.99
 Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars - Possible Spoilers in Review, December 8, 2013

Book Description

December 2, 2013
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.
This review is from: Clean Sweep (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book without reading the synopsis simply because the Andrews team wrote it. I am not sorry I did so. However, had I read the synopsis I may have had an easier time figuring out the sort of world team Andrews was drawing me into. This would have made it easier for me to understand what was really going on. I do admit that when more and more things are revealed, they came as a pleasant shocked and really knocked this genre on its butt!

This is an excellent blend of the two worlds that the Andrews already writes about - a kick-a*s heroine, Dina, a la Kate Daniels - mixed with a really odd world with creatures to fight that are very, VERY similar to the creatures in On the Edge (The Edge, Book 1), you have two really intense and sexy alpha males and they are both interested in Dina,(see On The Edge) a sentient (sort of) inn and a dog that isn't quite what it appears to be (Kates' dog). It is the perfect blending of the Kate Daniel's and The Edge series.

Add to it the most unusual secondary characters, some extremely funny bits (I loved the hidden quip about Eloisa James and the bits about Sean marking the trees)along with the dry sarcasm and you have the makings of a very excellent series.

Unfortunately I don't know if it is going to be a long running series, a trilogy or just a couple of books...but whatever it is I am looking forward to the next one.

The only drawback for me is that it was a very short novel and there really wasn't much time to really develop totally, the world or the characters. Oh, they were developed, but just not in the manner we are used to with the regular Andrews novels.

It also ends on sort of a mini cliff-hanger so I really hope there is going to be a next book.

Now I don't know which series I am most anxious to see a new book from...that is a little bit of a drawback ;-) when you consider that there is usually about a year between Kate Daniel's book. I think the fans would eat this up if we had these shorter novels to take the edge off our appetites, especially if they come out in between!

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