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Sweep with Me

(Innkeeper Chronicles #3.5)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  9,745 ratings  ·  863 reviews

A charming, short novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles, from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ilona Andrews.

Thank you for joining us at Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, during the Treaty Stay. As you know, we are honor-bound to accept all guests during this oldest of innkeeper holidays and we are expecting a dangerous guest. Or several.

Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by NYLA (first published January 10th 2020)
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Lorri Yes its supposed to be out in audio shortly but with a new narrator. Renee Raudman is the voice of Dina to me so I think I will stick to non audio.
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
💊 IA is the Ultimate Cure to Covid-19 Buddy Rerererereread (IAitUCtCBR™) with the IA Addicts 💊

And the moral of this rerereread is: going all ninja on Gertrude Hunt territory is not advisable. I repeat, it is NOT advisable. Unless you want to end up in a slightly awkward, um, sunken position. Or have your head somewhat bit off by an oversized, lupine pet. Or be served for lunch to an ex galactic tyrant.

Yes, that sums it up quite nicely, methinks.

P.S. the General Who Sinks His Fangs Into The Thr
Great novella addition to the Innkeeper Chronicles!

In case you don't know, the Innkeepers run galactic/interdimensional B&B's all over Earth for all kinds of alien cultures both terrifying and benign. Earth is the Switzerland of the cosmos and everyone who comes here is supposed to play nice with each other.
Does that always happen? Eh. Mostly.
But The Gertrude Hunt is a special sort of house, so when someone doesn't behave, it doesn't work out well for them.


I love Dina & Sean (and all the residen
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 stars. It's a shorter, quicker and less meaty read than the prior novels in this series, but still good fun. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Sweep with Me, the fifth book in Ilona Andrews’s INNKEEPER CHRONICLES series, finds Dina DeMille fretting with her boyfriend Sean about an upcoming official review of Dina and the Gertrude Hunt, her magical inn for interstellar travelers. The innkeepers’ Assembly is concerned about some of the goings-on at the Gertrude Hunt and whether Dina an
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Solid feel-good that reminded me why I enjoyed the world of the Innkeeper. Diana and Sean are asked to host an unusual guest during the annual celebratory Treaty Stay, but other groups want to stay at the Inn as well. Tradition has a visit from a warrior, a sage and a pilgrim, and the guests surprisingly fall into traditional pattern. The eminent guest has an unusual food request, that sends Orro into a tizzy. Loads of fun, with only a couple small hiccups. Of course I bought it, silly.
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars 10/1/20

The book is completed and will be available to read on their site linked below, for free until the 13th of January.

Free online serial at:

Review updated on every chapter release! For those of you that would rather wait and read it in one go, pre-order is available and the novella will be out on January 14th! My birthday this year is going to be awesome!

Chapter 1 Part 1
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Only Ilona Andrews could write a novella featuring philosophical space chickens. Yes, you read that correctly, and no, I am not kidding. I am not even going to write anything else about this. Because space chickens. That's all you need to know.

Hey, the day I don't like a book with a giant hedgehog that's a moody drama queen chef, just pull the plug. I assume there will be a plug somewhere. And, if that doesn't work, use the plug to beat some sense into me.

Wait. I just found something else to live for. What magic fuckery is going on here? I need more time to examine it thoroughly. Leave the plug alone, you monsters!

Sean the werewolf is now an innkeeper, and I like his fresh point-of-view about the guests:

The koo-ko looked at us with pu
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun, but way too short - lol.

Getting a novella to tide me over is one thing, getting to the end of it and knowing I won't get any more this year is another.

I love this series, it's one of my favorite IA series, and this novella was fun, light hearted (compared to others) and even packed a little action.

I'm always astonished by the imagination that comes out of IA, every guest to the Inn is completely different, with a unique background and abilities. I'm just amazed by it all.

This novella was pe
Perfection!!! For a short story, it packs all the goodness of Ilona Andrews!!!

"...“Sentient beings are spectacular liars. We are gifted with an unparalleled ability to deny things that make our life unpleasant. We even pretend death isn’t a certainty, because contemplating our own mortality drives us mad.”
― Ilona Andrews, Sweep with Me..."

Dena, Caldenia ( “Excellent. Life gives us precious few opportunities to put our best foot forward, so when a chance to shine presents itself, one shoul
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5000-2020
Only a novella so of course it was not long enough, but I so enjoy everything this pair of authors writes. I think the Innkeeper series may be my favourite of their series but I really enjoy all of them.

In Sweep with Me Dina and Sean are the innkeepers of the best magical inn you can possibly imagine. The authors' imaginations know no bounds and we are treated to a fantastic variety of space creatures and an inn which can create any number of rooms in any kind of décor,and where the innkeeper mo
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Always a treat to visit Gertrude Hunt, but I wish it was 100+ pages longer.

Now, when is the next one coming out??

Robin (Bridge Four)
Reading a new Ilona Andrew’s novel/novella is like slipping into a nice warm bath with a nice glass of wine. I know that it is going to go smoothly and I can relax in the knowledge that I’m going to enjoy the story and feel better on the other side of it.


Welcome to Treaty Day, the Innkeepers holiday where Three Travelers will come and can not be turned away from the Inn. It could also be the start of a good joke A warrior, a sage and a pilgrim walk into an Inn…we however get a fun holiday story
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Mini Review: Now we’re back on track! I really missed Dina and the Inn in the last installment (which was a great read, but it was more a spin-off than a true continuation) so I’m glad to see her back with flair. I really loved the conflict in Sweep with Me and the interesting characters who visited the Inn (the inclusion of so many non-human entities is what makes this series so fun). It hits the spot perfectly for that light-hearted palate cleanser between heavier reads, and sadly finishing th ...more
A new Innkeeper novella you say? Publishing on the 14th of January you say? HELL YES! I hit that preorder button so fast & hard I almost broke my finger!!

Even better is that we don't have to wait until January because Ilona & Gordon are doing what they always do with the Innkeeper books and giving fans the chance to read them for free on their website in advance of publication!! Keep an eye on the Innkeeper website for at least weekly (but probably twice weekly!) instalments between now and
Meagan ✊🏼 Blacklivesmatter ✊🏼Blacktranslivesmatter
Read this a while back and didn't realize it qualifies for one of the items for the Pop Sugar 2020 Challenge
a book by an author who has written more than 20 books .
I know this is a novella but I'm counting it dammit 😜

This was one of the more mediocre entries to this series. Not much to say about it. The conclusion felt rushed and anticlimactic. The solution to Dina fully accessing her power again felt ridiculous and oversimplified. But if the series continues I'll read the next one. I'm hooke
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Sweep with Me is a novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews

This was a fun novella. The Andrews team packed, so much into this short story.

I loved seeing Diana and Sean again. Dina is upset, sad, and worried about something big, but the Inn is never quiet and some big things happened that take her mind off of all those worries. In the end Diana takes care of all her guests in true Innkeeper fashion and solidifies her standing with the Innkeeper Assembly.

Sweep with Me packs a pun
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really love these authors writing this series. They have a great sense of humour and I found myself snorting with delight throughout the story.
Milda Page Runner
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yay! for the space chickens and Caldenia's bloodthirsty cynical coments.
I didn't realise how much I missed I.Andrews humour in the previous books untill I've read this one :)
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
What an absolutely delightful installment in the Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews. In this brief novella, Dina and Sean are still picking up the pieces after the events of book three. They were delightfully domestic in this one. With some interesting guests coming to town (when is this ever not the case with Gertrude Hunt?) Dina must prepare. But the one who totally stole the book was Orro, galaxy famous chef, and his desperate attempts to replicate for a guest a “quarter pounder” fast food mea ...more
Deborah Obida
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is another great instalment to this series, I just wish it was longer, if it was it won't be a novella anymore.

Sentient beings are spectacular liars. We are gifted with an unparalleled ability to deny things that make our life unpleasant. We even pretend death isn’t a certainty, because contemplating our own mortality drives us mad.

The events in this book happened after Maud left with Arland so its just Dina, Sean, Orro and her Grace. This book just like the previous is told from D
Geri Reads
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun little novella. I’m glad to see Sean and Dina thriving. Plus I love LOVE Orro! He needs his own intergalactic cooking show! 😂
h o l l i s
Reading this after all the excitement of Maud's story, even though that was a while ago, makes me realize how much more I enjoy Maud than Dina. But that's okay. This was still good. But the best part was the EMERALD BLAZE sneak peek at the end of the file.. ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dina and Sean rule the roost. There are some complicated guests arriving at the Inn each with major issues. meanwhile the inner Inn drama is hilarious with a temperamental chef insulted beyond his control.
As always the Andrews rocked it with this novella
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
F a smart home, I want an Inn.

3.5 for a short and sweet stay at the Gertrude Hunt.
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2020
This is a novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles, one of my favorite series by the Andrews team. I mean a magical inn with intergalactic guests, how could you not love it?

The tale pics up shortly after the events of One Fell Sweep. While Dina survived something is off and it has her worried. No time to worry though because Treaty Stay is coming and guests are arriving. Dina and Sean must work to keep the Inn safe and the guests from killing each other.

I loved being back at Inn and I throughly enjoy
Mayim de Vries
Sep 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Whatever bookish vitamins my heart was lacking, this series has them all.
A very fun novella, which I purchased while rounding out a book order that included a recipe book that I wanted very much. I’d read the story in installments online, but what fun to have it all in one book and be able to absorb it all in one evening.

I’m a true blue Ilona Andrews fan and I really enjoy the Innkeeper Chronicles, so this little offering was ideal for me. I always appreciate Dina and her gentle-but-firm ways of dealing with guests. Orro is a favourite character and we get to know hi
Well, time for my usual Ilona Andrews fangirling-non-review. Really, I could almost copy/paste everything I say from book to book. Because IT. WAS. FABULOUS!!! Of course. All the humor, ass-kicking, great dialogue, amazing characters *every one of them, IA does do not do "supporting" characters, I love them all*, magic and heart that I always find in these favorite authors' stories.

I didn't realize just how very much I've missed Dina, Sean, Gertrude Hunt and all the rest until I started reading.
Maggie ☘
Great addition to the Inkeeper series. This short story had all the trademarks of IA book (the humour, the characters and plot). We get to see Dina and Sean once again. As well as the not-so-slightly psychopathic Caldenia and overdramatic cook Orro. And of course the sentient inn! It was short and fun. (view spoiler) Hopefully, there wi ...more
Space chickens! Omg, I was laughing so hard!

Orro the chef also made me laugh.

I only wish the story was longer!

I listened to this a while back and now I can't remember the date, lol!
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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade ...more

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