Monday, 13 January 2014

Quote-tastic(#17): "Clean Sweep" by Ilona Andrews

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I chose an excerpt from a book[short novel, long novella :D] that I had in my review pile, but it was so gripping that I forgot to pay attention to details and I devoured it in a few hours[I can't wait to re-read it]... I present to you "Clean Sweep" by Ilona Andrews:

I hid a smile. Caldenia was worldly, wise, and fashionably weary of life. Despite her detached air, she had no intentions of going gently into that good night and had gone to a great length to make sure she wouldn't pass on any time soon.
I opened the plastic shopping bag and pulled out a yellow plastic package and a yellow can. "Your Funyuns and Mello Yello, Your Grace."
"Ah!" Caldenia came to life. "Thank you."
She opened the bag with a flick of her fingers and shook a few Funyun rings onto a plate. Her long fingers plucked one up, and she bit into it and chewed with obvious pleasure.
"How did it go with the werewolf?" she asked.
I sat in the chair. "He's pretending I'm insane and that he doesn't know what I'm talking about."
"Perhaps he's repressed."
I raised my eyebrows.
Caldenia delicately chewed another Funyun. "Some of them do mentally castrate themselves in that way, dear. Controlling, religious mother; weak, passive father --you know how it goes. Genetic memory does have its limits. Personally, I was never one for denying your urges."
Yes, and several million people had paid the price.
Caldenia placed her thumbnail against the rim of the Mello Yello can and turned it. The metal squeaked. She popped the tab and neatly lifted the top off of the can. The edge of the cut was razor-sharp. She poured the contents into her teacup and drank, smiling.
"He's not repressed," I said. "He's spent the last two months marking every inch of what he considers his territory."
Caldenia raised her eyebrows. "You saw him?"
I nodded. Even in the dark Sean Evans was difficult to mistake for anyone else. It was the way he moved --a supple, powerful predator on the prowl.
"Did you get a glimpse of his equipment?"
"Honestly, now..."
Caldenia shrugged. "I just want to know if it's ample. A natural curiosity."
Sure, curiosity. "I have no idea. He was relatively modest about it and I didn't linger."
"There is your mistake." Caldenia sipped her tea. "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero, my dear."
"I'm not interested in seizing any of Sean Evans' days. [...]"


  1. Ahh I so want to read this one. Love their books.

  2. It's very good, but I want more! They said they're doing book 2 this year, but I want it now :|

  3. Wickedly Delicious13 January 2014 at 17:57

    Love that her friend asked if she seen his equipment. How are you liking this series compare to the Kate Daniels Series?

  4. This series seems lighter...I love them both :)
    Yhea, the book is full of gems like that one :D

  5. Wickedly Delicious13 January 2014 at 23:18

    Thanks I will have to give this one a try.

  6. Bea @ Bea's Book Nook14 January 2014 at 16:37

    I enjoyed this one so much, lots of good humor.