Sweep in Peace by Ilona AndrewsWaiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #2)

Genre: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Self-published

Anticipated Publication Date: TBD!

Sweep in Peace continues Dina’s story in The Innkeeper Chronicles series, one that borrows elements from science fiction and urban fantasy. Dina owns and operates a sentient Inn that serves as an interplanetary way-station for supernatural beings (and aliens!) and trying to get that illusive star rating all while protecting her neighbourhood from vicious creatures.

This WoW is kind of unusual in that the book it features is currently available to read online free…sort of. SWEEP IN PEACE is the second book in the Innkeeper Chronicles, an online serial by Ilona Andrews following Dina Demille, keeper of a sentient inn and defender of supernatural creatures…with some unusual abilities of her own. Chapters are published online whenever the writing duo has time in their hectic schedule. There isn’t an official synopsis so the one I included above was written by me! I read the first book in the Innkeeper Chronicles last summer and absolutely adored it, here’s my review if you’re interested in the series.

The finished version of SWEEP IN PEACE will be heavily edited for pacing and continuity before it’s released in print, ebook, and audio formats. There isn’t a release date for this one yet, but now that the story has been published online in its entirety I feel comfortable sharing my excitement! Just as an aside: why are the self-published book covers so much nicer than Ilona Andrews’ traditionally published ones? Very peculiar.

What are your thoughts on genre mashups like sci-fi and urban fantasy? Have you read any online serials? What do you think of Ilona Andrews’ writing? Inquiring minds want to know!