Sweep of the Blade

Sweep of the BladeMaud Demille Was A Daughter Of Innkeepers She Knew That A Simple Life Wasn T In The Cards, But She Never Anticipated What Fate Would Throw At Her.Once A Wife To A Powerful Vampire Knight, Maud And Her Daughter, Helen, Had Been Exiled For The Sins Of Her Husband To The Desolate Planet Of Karhari Karhari Killed Her Husband, And Maud Had Spent A Year And A Half Avenging His Debts But Now All The Debts Are Paid Rescued By Her Sister Dina, Maud Had Swore Off All Things Vampire Except She Met Arland, The Marshal Of House Krahr One Thing Led To Another And He Asked For Her Hand In Marriage She Declined.Try As She Might, She Can T Just Walk Away From Arland It Doesn T Help That Being Human Is A Lot Harder For Maud Than Being A Vampire.To Sort It All Out, She Accepts His Invitation To Visit His Home Planet House Krahr Is A Powerful Vampire House, And Maud Knows That A Woman Who Turned Down The Proposal From Its Most Beloved Son Wouldn T Get A Warm Reception But Maud Demille Never Shied From A Fight And House Krahr May Soon Discover That There Is To This Human Woman Than They Ever Thought Possible.Published As An Online Free Serial Before The Book Is Compiled And Self Published Shortly After Completion. And the moral of this reread is if it weren t for their slightly opposite views on pathetic bloodsuckers fearsome vampires, you d think Maud the Red and Kate Daniels were long lost, murderously lethal third cousins thrice removed Or something Also, I m still finding it quite unacceptable that Arland didn t get a little very much drunk on coffee in this instalment I am most put out and stuff Also also, too disgustingly PG this was, if you ask me So sigh and stuff Also also also, I love my new friend Seveline so much, I decided to introduce her to my newest, Super Extra Friendly Pet SEFP , Bernie Ha I just knew these two would get along like peas in pod barnacles on a rock Book 1 Clean Sweep Book 2 Sweep in Peace Book 3 One Fell Sweep June 19, 2019 we have a release date July 16 it is Sorry about this Cousin Gustav tends to get a teensy little bit over excited when it comes to new IA releases, and has the hardest time controlling himself I apologize on his behalf and stuff.May 18, 2019 life sucks because the release date has been pushed back to June and stuff, but life isn t so very dramatically bad after all because there s a Maud snippet here and stuff Cows are happy and shaking their booties, and so should you Don t tell anyone, but I think there s a slight chance I might perhaps like Maud a lot than I do Dina Maybe Also, Helen the Tiny Badass HtTB may possibly be the coolest, most irresistibly ruthless fanged little kid in the history of coolest, most irresistibly ruthless fanged little kids It is probably probable, yes Don t ask.Okay, so this shoulda been novella that turned out to be full length novel oh happy shrimp was Slightly Very Good SVG and stuff Granted, I like Arland better when he gets drunk on coffee and runs around orchards somewhat naked, but I guess you can t have everything Besides, I got blood, violence and severed limbs, which is all that really matters in the end I learned how to use forks in a most creatively homicidal way while reading this book, too, so I guess I can t complain and stuff Oh, and also ripper cushions Huge ripper cushions Need I say Didn t think so.Now patiently wait until the final, non revoltingly PG 13 version of the book is released I shall Let s just hope it doesn t take too long and stuff I mean, should that be the case, I would have to put my waiting lettuce hat on, and it would kinda sorta ruin the nefarious tyrant image I ve been working on for decades A lettuce never looked so hot, methinks. Full not so fascinating and probably superiorly crappy non review to come when the Slightly Very Good Book is published and stuff Bump Your Heart Out Warning this review is going to get bumped repeatedly as new chapters are posted online So if you are one of those freaks who convulse whenever they see the same review in their feed than once, please feel free to unfriend and block me I m pretty sure we ll both be glad you did December 1, 2018 it s epilogue time Sob sob sob and stuff, the end is near here November 25, 2018 Chapter 17, part 4 is up So wonderfully violent, so delightfully bloody, so scrumptiously beautiful Most blissfully happy I am right now November 17, 2018 Chapter 17, part 3 is up November 10, 2018 Chapter 17, part 2 is up November 5, 2018 Chapter 17, part 1 is here The Mostest Awesomest Authorlords MAA wrote this instalment despite being sick as fish, that s how Mostest Awesomest they are October 19, 2018 Chapter 16, part 3 is up October 16, 2018 Chapter 16, parts 1 and 2 are up Says Gordon We are gently reminding you that because of the nature of this story being posted on the internet, where minors can read it, we keep things PG 13 until the story is revised for publication Oooooh, that means there will be hot stuff in this chapter when the book is published I think some pre emptively sweating is in order October 9, 2018 Chapter 15, part 4 is up September 28, 2018 Chapter 15, part 3 is up September 21, 2018 Chapter 15, part 2 is up September 15, 2018 Chapter 15, part 1 is up September 7, 2018 Chapter 14, parts 1 and 2 are up August 26, 2018 Chapter 13, part 3 is up August 16, 2018 Chapter 13, part 2 is up August 14, 2018 it s already time to read Chapter 13, part 1 August 13, 2018 another instalment is up Important appearance announcements incoming Check the main site for updates August 10, 2018 Chapter 12, part 3 is up August 9, 2018 Chapter 12, part 2 is up July 27, 2018 Chapter 12, part 1 is up July 21, 2018 Chapter 11, part 3 is up July 14, 2018 Chapter 11, part 2 is up June 19, 2018 Chapter 11, part 1 is here June 19, 2018 Chapter 10, part 2 is here June 2, 2018 Chapter 10, part 1 is up May 29, 2018 GDPR Curse begone, Chapter 9, part 2 is here May 19, 2018 Chapter 9, part 1 is up May 14, 2018 Chapter 8, part 2 is up Art by Disanthus. May 5, 2018 Chapter 8, part 1 is here April 21, 2018 no Innkeeper until May A very private message to the Authorlords if your plane s engine blow up, I m unleashing the crustaceans on the airline company Just so you know. April 14, 2018 Chapter 7, part 2 is up April 7, 2018 Chapter 7, part 1 is up already Woo hoo and stuff April 4, 2018 Chapter 6, part 3 is up Who would have thought House Krahr had its very own Doolittle Ain t no honey badger, though.Also Maud and Little Helen are so bloody shrimping badass I could cry nefarious tears and stuff March 24, 2018 Chapter 6, parts 1 2 are up March 9, 2018 Chapter 5, part 2 is up And it s all about ripper cushions March 3, 2018 Chapter 5, part 1 is up And look at that most yummilicious art Feb 24, 2018 Chapter 4, part 3 is up Feb 20, 2018 Chapter 4, parts 1 and 2 are up Feb 9, 2018 Chapter 3, part 3 is up Feb 2, 2018 Chapter 3, part 2 is up January 30, 2018 Chapter 3, part 1 is up January 26, 2018 we have a title Yay and stuff January 20, 2018 chapter 2, part 2 is up January 15, 2018 Okayyyyyy, so my first review for this book went poof in a wondrous blast of glorious nothingness, so here we go again Yay and stuff Soooo, let s recap a little here this most scrumptious piece of serial entertaintment has been up and running since December 25, 2017 It s a novella about Maud and Little Miss Awrawrrawrawr aka Helen view spoiler forget about the silly Amber alert business, Helen is safely stashed away in the Kindergarten wing of my High Security Harem hide spoiler 4.5 stars 2 12 18We have finally reached the end my friends If you want to read this for free, in it s entirety, this is your chance now before it gets taken down to be edited and published.Enjoy Many, many thanks and deep gratitude to the authors for all their work on Innkeeper and sharing it with us for free Free online serial at updated on every chapter release, usually every week.Chapter 1 Part 127 12 17Best Christmas present ever Many thanks to both authors for sharing this with us, especially during the holidays and while moving.Here we go again Chapter 1 Part 25 1 18 I never cared much for appearances, he said His eyes were soft and warm Inviting.She needed to get her head examined Poor Maud, she s gonna have her hands full with Arland.Chapter 2 Part 112 1 18Chapter 2 Part 220 1 18 It s beautiful, Maud said honestly It s home, he said.It could be your home, his glance added.Chapter 3 Part 130 1 18Chapter 3 Part 22 2 18Chapter 3 Part 310 2 18Chapter 4 Part 1 and 220 2 18Now, I m going to be worried for Helen until the next chapter Sigh. Chapter 4 Part 324 2 18 Ha The Universe provided a teachable moment No, my flower That s a lees Remember how I told you about hiding your strength The lees hide their strength They look cute, but they are dangerous and very cunning Chapter 5 Part 13 3 18Chapter 5 Part 210 3 18Olasard, the Ripper of SoulsChapter 6 Part 1 and 224 3 18 Lady Helen squared her tiny shoulders I m here for repercussions Karat stopped by the rack of practice weapons We re going to do this nice and easy, she said under her breath You and I will spar, then we will drink some fruity drinks, and go back Don t worry They really didn t think much of her P.S I ve already re read this chapter five times Favourite one so far.Chapter 6 Part 34 4 18Chapter 7 Part 17 4 18 The little transparent sphere was barely a quarter of an inch across On Earth it would ve passed for a tiny glass marble or a stray bead.A high storage datacore, likely encrypted to her Someone left her a present.She picked it up, leaned forward, and blew on the mirror Faint words appeared, written in glyphs of the Merchant Clans.With compliments from the Great Nuan Cee Chapter 7 Part 214 4 18I don t usually use the authors images but you should definitely see Arland as the authors see him.http innkeeper.ilona andrews.com 2021 4 18No new Innkeeper until May 8 Part 15 5 18And they re back Chapter 8 Part 215 5 18Chapter 9 Part 119 5 18Chapter 9 Part 230 5 18 So, I am a mongrel On Earth, that s a word people use when they don t know what breed a dog is You know who you are You are Helen Maud sighed Because some people have rigid minds They like everything to be clearly labeled They have a box for everyone they meet A box for vampires, a box for lees, a box for humans When someone doesn t fit into their boxes, they panic Chapter 10 Part 11 6 18Chapter 10 Part 29 6 18Chapter 11 Part 118 6 18 The Writ of Command, Part Seven He frowned Prohibition of fraternization between knights separated by than three ranks What does that have to do with anything Chapter 11 Part 213 7 18 It is a common misconception that the Lees love money above all else That s not exactly true They love a bargain they love getting a good deal Getting for less is the foundation of their society Let me take something to them they will find irresistible Chapter 11 Part 320 7 18Man, I love Arland Chapter 12 Part 128 7 18Chapter 12 Part 28 8 18Chapter 12 Part 39 8 18Chapter 12 Part 413 8 18Chapter 13 Part 113 8 18Ilemina The image is direct from the authors site.http innkeeper.ilona andrews.com 20Chapter 13 Part 216 8 18Chapter 13 Part 325 8 18 The lees pride themselves on balance Chapter 14 Part 16 9 18Chapter 14 Part 27 9 18 It felt like an odd tea party Here she was serving cosmic cookies and wine to a queen of enlightened predators and the head of a clan of ruthless assassins Nothing much at stake except an interstellar alliance Whee On a side note, I just want to say whoever went and complained and belittled these authors and their assistant for not writing an instalment something they are not in any way obligated to do at the time they were on tour, you are one cracked and entitled cookie To put it very mildly Chapter 15 Part 114 9 18Chapter 15 Part 220 9 18Chapter 15 Part 327 9 18Chapter 15 Part 48 10 18Chapter 16 Part 1 and 215 10 18Chapter 16 Part 319 10 18 If mommy gets flowers, can I have a kitty Arland looked abashed We don t really have kitties Would you settle for a rassa puppy or a goren puppy I wonder what a rassa or goren puppy look like I can easily picture something like this Whatever they are, it wont be earth like.Chapter 17 Part 15 11 18Chapter 17 Part 29 11 18 A muscle in Seveline s face jerked That s right, precious I m coming for you P.S Many thanks and get well soon wishes to the Authorlords.Chapter 17 Part 316 11 18Chapter 17 Part 4 25 11 18Epilogue 2 12 18 P.S This is the second time I m publishing this as the first mysteriously disappeared and re appeared with a different title Unnamed instead of Untitled and with it all my previous links and quotes have gone poof I will try to get it all back as soon as I can.15 12 17Maud s probable cover and close up Isn t it spectacular Maud s novella so far is a drippy, uninspiring romance with absolutely boring world building The first four installments consist of Maud approaching the planet where her non fiance vampire is from, landing on the planet and overhearing a gossipy conversation between two women, and then flying with her boyfriend to someplace else Vampires, in this book, stand in for conquistadors, royalty, billionaires or that other ruling house in their Texas series that I also didn t read the romance trope of powerful bad ass family that has orphaned and poor woman both socially and economically unmatched Clearly, the Andrews moving and social media drama has taken a toll, because there s nothing of their normal character building, humor, or world building here Not sure I ll continue, but since I get blog updates, it s possible I ll give it a few installments.Update 04 3 19 I read It still didn t work well And Maud was one hell of a Mary Sue.Main Innkeeper page Update Upping my rating to 4 stars for the final enhanced version, which is quite a bit detailed and smoother than the original online serial Full review to come Original review With this installment in Ilona Andrews Innkeeper series, the main character shifts to Maud sister of Dina, the previous main character Arland, the space vampire, has fallen head over heels for Maud and wants her to go to his planet, marry him, and live with him there and help him rule over their vampire clan, House Krahr Maud is a widow who was previously married to another vampire, and it ended up being a horrible experience for her Now she has a 5 year old half vampire daughter, Helen, and really isn t keen on vampire society But Arland is tremendously attractive and all, and a good guy in spite of being, you know, a vampire, so Maud agrees to visit Arland on his planet and see how things go Of course she steps right into a mess House Krahr is hosting a vampire wedding featuring a couple of other hostile clans who can t be trusted Luckily Maud is not only a kickass warrior, able to hold her own with almost any vampire, but also a very intelligent, well informed woman with a vast knowledge of galactic society generally and vampire society in particular.So the thing is, unless you re a major Ilona Andrews fan or love sci fi romance, you may just want to wait to get the final version, even if it costs a few dollars, rather than reading it now for free Or do like I did read the free version but plan to get to the enhanced published version later It s not bad for a freebie, and there are some really great scenes Helen is delightful, Maud is fun as she figures everything out and shows those vampires her own chops, and Arland is satisfyingly tough and adoring of Maud.But the scenes are kind of pieced together right now in a way that the seams definitely show Maud is fantastic but improbably accomplished and wonderful at Every Single Thing, except maybe relationship commitment The vampires aren t at all bloodsuckers in the traditional sense They re like, well, Viking fighters or Samurai warriors who very occasionally take a bite out of their enemies It s fun in a light, fantasy space opera romance kind of way, with lots of gory fighting to spice it up. I read this book as a full novel not a serial.It s hard to describe how utterly enthralled I was by this novelFrom the very fist moment I was consumed by the story Of course Maud is so very different from Dina book 1 3 Different but also similar in some ways, which makes sense since they grew up in the same environment But still, both are very distinctive and unique in their personality Maud was incredibly smart in regards to interracial relations, and knowledgable about all kinds of dos and don ts She could be brutal, efficient and ruthless when protecting the people she loved I adored seeing her in action with and without sword Her willingness to give the relationship with Arland a real chance, to give her best, to not let anyone else encourage her or best her in any way, made Maud a stand out character for me She was one of these women that kick ass in a smart way I m officially in love with this lady.Further, after reading the first three Innkeeper books, Sweep the Blade was a lighter, less dark and gritty, but as action packed as any Kate Daniels novel.Arland was a perfect blend of possessive, protective, but also supportive and most of all respectful of Maud s skills and decisions Because Maud knew how to defend herself and Arland loved that about her Although he wanted to call her his, he gave her the time she needed to come around on her own Above all he loved her the way she was.The story on its own was FABULOUS So much fun Moreover I loved the uniqueness of it all Together with the fabulous cast, who enriched the story and enthralled me, the originality of the story was what mad this book a winner I want MORE Truly, this series is, especially now since Kate is done, my new obsession This sci fi adventure Maud is on is my kind of jam I m hooked, addicted and can t wait to read .Unsurprisingly, this book was right up my alley I m blown away by how much I loved it all There was not ONCE that I thought the novel sounded like anything else than a well crafted story The overall flow, energy and rhythm of the plot was on par with any Kate Daniels novel.Without a doubt this book is my new obsession Indeed I can see myself rereading it in a month or two that s how entertaining and awesome it was.Bravo Again a truly impressive work of fiction I just wish they would write FASTER 1st read throughout 2018 Read as it was released as a serial 2nd read January 2019 Reread online when the serial was complete 3rd read July 2019 Final published version Well that was bloody awesome The whole story is now available to read online , it usually stays up for a couple of weeks or so before it s taken down, so if you want to try it while its free you should get to it ASAP It ll then be taken offline, properly edited with extra adult material added and then published made available to purchase usually as an ebook and in print.I always love reading the instalments as this is written but I m planning to read the whole thing again from the beginning very soon in one big binge Then of course I ll be buying the finished version to for the Maud Arland sexy times LOL.______________Ilona and Gordon have started posting instalments of the latest Innkeeper story on their website This is going to be a novella about Maud and Helen travelling to Arland s home planet to meet his family and I can t wait, let the wonderful torture of waiting for each week s new instalment begin Loved this, finished in one day Couldn t put it down Review to come when I m back from Alaska I do not comprehend this species How have they ever managed to achieve interstellar civilization without self destructing Finally, after about one year of updates, the epilogue in December And finally, finally the view spoiler longingly awaited HEA, hide spoiler This review is for the instalment version that the authors were magnanimous enough to post for free on their website It will disappear when the updated version is published so please be aware of that if you wish to read the tamer PG version Now I said tamer but honestly these Vampires are vicious, vengeful and absolutely addictive I m sure Arland would quickly reach for his blood mace at the suggestion he s anything but a brutal fighting force of nature but I m referring to the lack of erotic scenes although this couple sizzle even when dressed in full armour Yes I said couple and it seems remiss to leave Maud out before now , so what can I tell you about this mother who would go to the ends of the galaxy for her daughter Helen and those she loves Now here s the truth and that is that I actually preferred Maud to her sister Dina Clean Sweep and honestly I m shocked at that myself I loved the quiet, sweet and pragmatic Dina but Maud facing off against Arlands family and supposed allies was exciting, intense and hysterical because as a reader I just knew when she bit back at them it would be hard and boy she did not disappoint Plus there s the wonderful addition of Helen who every reader will absolutely love to pieces This might have some tidying up for publication but I m sure it will be awesome and a must read for the fans I m so looking forward to the adult scenes as I m pretty sure Arland is a male worth waiting for This was a fabulous read and I hugely recommend it and I m so grateful to the authors for gifting the fans with these sneak peaks. January 2019 online serial version I love this world Can t wait for Review to come of final purchased edition, when available.