Full disclosure: this post is about a dog, not a book. It is, however, a funny post that you should read. Also, I’ll add a note that Ilona Andrews often include great details about dogs in their books and when they do, those details are accurate. These are authors who make me happy by getting dog stuff right! And mentioning breeds that seldom appear in genre fiction!
Also, truly, it’s a funny story.
Plus, this is yet another moment in my life where I appreciate my SMALL dogs. I may have more blow-drying to do when I bathe a dog, but even so, it’s a zillion times easier to bathe a Cavalier in the kitchen sink than bathing an Olde English Bulldogge (yes, that’s the breed name) in the shower.
Oh, also I see that Ilona Andrews have released a new book in a new series! I didn’t know that.
At first glance, the planet Rada seems like a lush paradise. But the ruling families, all boasting genetically enhanced abilities, are in constant competition for power—and none more so than the Adlers and the Baenas. For generations, the powerful families have pushed and pulled each other in a dance for dominance. Until a catastrophic betrayal from within changes everything.
Now, deadly, disciplined, and solitary leaders Ramona Adler and Matias Baena must put aside their enmity and work together in secret to prevent sinister forces from exploiting universe-altering technology.…
It’s a novella, not a full novel. A bit over 200 pages. Just came out in late November — looks like right before Thanksgiving. Well, next time I’m in a reading slump, I expect I’ll probably reach for this.