Hi everyone, Mod R here 🙂
I thought I would answer some questions about the blog today. The longtimers will know all of this, but please bear with, I may have something for everyone.
Glossary Of Nicknames:
IA, HA, House of A, ALs, The Artists Formerly Known as AL
Ilona and Gordon aka Ilona Andrews. It used to be Authorlords, but we have been asked to come up with something else and we’ve largely settled on House Andrews or IA for short.
For more on them and how they got started Road to Publication
Book Devouring Horde. It’s us, the Ilona Andrews fandom. Welcome🥳! We get our name from the Hope Crushing Horde in the Innkeeper Chronicles series and our book devouring proclivities. What can I say except “Omnomnom!”
How do I find…?
You whisper in Dina’s ear and she’ll do the rest!
At the bottom of every page (scroll until you can scroll no more), there’s a search function for your key words. The search tab is on Dina’s ear, which always amuses me.
If what you’re after is the latest, official, set in stone publishing news or a clear breakdown of all the series, in reading order, here is the link for you Release Schedule. Please always refer to this reading order, the ones found on other websites (which shall remain un-named) are wrong.
I’ve also highlighted the accessibility menu in the picture above- the silhouette icon on the left of your screen. You can increase or decrease the font size, pick a dark background, high contrast or chose a more easily readable font.
Does the blog have Rules?
It sure does: Blog Rules
Why can’t I comment on older posts?
Comments are generally locked after 2 weeks- but please don’t worry, if you have questions about anything, just put them in any active comment section, every single one gets read.
Why can’t I upload my photo/ Why does the photo I uploaded as my profile picture appear as a separate picture?
In order to get a profile picture, you need to head to Gravatar. You can upload your chosen avatar and the website will automatically pull it, replacing the default squiggle.
For images in comments, WordPress sadly has a limit of 1 MB for uploaded media, so any photo that is larger in size won’t show up. A good hack, if you can, is to take a screenshot of the photo with your phone and upload that. This limit means no gifs or videos however. Also, sometimes it just won’t work because WordPress doesn’t want us to see your adorable pets 😞
Why do the links at the bottom of the blog post say that the previous post was one released months ago when I know for a fact there was one yesterday?
Because the blog posts are organised by category. The links at the bottom of the articles (for Previous and Next Post) take you to the previous/next article on the same subject. Neat!
What are these categories?
There are a few of them, “Writing”, “Admin”, each series has a tag etc. Easiest way to figure out what a blog post is about (conspiratorial whisper: and what series a mystery snippet might be from) is to look at the tags below the title of the post. Circled below.
I thought you said you have something for everyone…
And I just might! Here is a collection of all (I think) the free fiction, snippets, morsels, short stories, stuff that hasn’t made it in the books etc which can be found on the blog, organised by series.
I dare you to trust that you’ve read them all and not check mwahaha.
Of course, for snippets of any work as yet unpublished, things can change in edits and rewrites. But you knew that, because we’re a smart BDH 😉
Teaser for the next Innkeeper story
II. KATE DANIELS WOLRD:
Curran POV (there’s extra content in Small Magics, highly recommend getting that)
III. THE EDGE:
IV. HIDDEN LEGACY:
A Misunderstanding (Arabella, Sapphire Flames)
The Cool Aunt (Arabella Emerald Blaze)
Pay Me Deleted Snippet (scroll down past the appearances)
The Baylors (Ruby Fever)
The compound (Ruby Fever)
The New Ruby Fever (Ruby Fever)
Too Much (Ruby Fever)
Pleasure is All Mine (Ruby Fever)
A Favor (Ruby Fever)
Bern’s Bodyguard (Ruby Fever)
Terms Change (Ruby Fever)
Augustine Tea Party (Ruby Fever)
Unexpected Visitors (Ruby Fever)
V. Fated Blades- Kinsmen universe Novella coming autumn 2021