This is the first time I actually asked a writer for a copy of a book to read/review. I follow Ilona Andrews on twitter and when she asked if reviewers wanted a copy to read I decided to ask for one. The premise caught my eye since it was about an innkeeper that reminded me of the Tanya Huff series that I wanted to give this a try since there haven't been any more in that series.
The book was an online serial but I hadn't read it in that form. The premise is there are inns that are neutral grounds for all sorts of travelers including from other worlds. Dina is the child of innkeepers that have disappeared along with their inn. Dina has in turn become a innkeeper to help her search and she is in charge of a long dormant inn. She currently has one guest that has paid for a lifetime stay. There is something in her neighborhood that is slaughtering the dogs and she confronts one of the new neighbors and tells him he needs to do something about it. It seems that Sean the new neighbor is a werewolf, not that anyone else knows he is one. Sorta working together to deal with the problem also brings more guests to her door and in the search for help she goes to another innkeeper and also to a off world marketplace. Both give you details on the world without the info dumps that you sometimes find. There is good humor in the book and I will be looking for the next one in the series.
currently the book is only available in digital format but I'm told there will be a print edition of this at some point. The only question is will the print keep the character illustrations that are currently in the ebook or will they get set aside.
Digital review copy sent to me by the author.