Remember my addiction to renovation shows? Well, there is a game called House Flipper where you get to take dilapidated houses and renovate them. I bought it a couple of years ago, and in the middle of my renovation marathon, I fired it up. I want to show you my awesome renovation work.
I bought this terrible house. Click images to enblarge.
Fast forward a few hours. The house is now renovated and a new tenant moved in. ::Doing her renovation host voice: Let’s check this out.
WICKED ALL NIGHT, available February 23, 2021. Click here to order.
I am the
cleverest cheesiest friend ever.
Best friend ever!!! Of course, I was thinking the Princess of Shinar, but no firepit…. Catalina would like…
Great promo for Wicked all night! Can’t wait to watch the release party!
Cool game! I want!
I do like the marble. And the swords, although maybe not quite so many. But maybe it’s the way to display a collection. Also, that black door was awesome. Full disclosure, I looked at some like that when we were finishing the basement powder room. It wasn’t really the way I wanted to go for a powder room though.
I am pretty sure Evan and Katelyn (YouTubers in Texas) have some videos of them playing this on their gaming channel.
More like a most excellent friend! Well played! 😀
Bwahahaha! At first I was thinking Alessandro & Catalina’s place with all the guns & swords, but then the “weird books” would not fit for them….
However, this is right up Veritas & Ian’s lifestyle 🙂
Nailed it (pun intended!)
Just finished reading JD Robb’s latest – Faithless in Death and now on LK Hamilton’s Rafael.
Can’t wait for Ian’s next book!
Melissa Grant says
Gaëlle from France says
You’re insane !! ????????????
I only understood when I spotted the poster of Cat and Bones, then laughed out loud at Ian’s books.
Very cute(?), tho. I saw the bloody lips and was all, ok a vampire lives here Lol. Have fun at the release party!
Leon Robbins says
Naw, it’s Nicks house.. the blue thing is a Halo weapon..
That last comment just made me chuckel really hard xD great work :3
LOL. Today is a good day. What with the “I’m not a cat” zoom lawyer and now this… ????????
Thank you for the fun!!!!
Donna A says
I actually own House Flipper and gave never played it! It’s embarrassing but I have a to be played pile same as a to be read pile. But if the websites didn’t send me these emails for vaguely interesting looking games on the cheap then I wouldn’t buy them all! (No lie, I have almost 50 games in my GOG library alone and have played less than half! Then there’s Steam and Origin. . . )
I’m going to have to give House Flipper a proper go I guess. Better clear some space on the hard drive ????
I have the same problem. Over the holiday break I managed to move some of the TBP into a Never to be Played pile. It’s all those extra games from steam bundles.
Oh god I love it! Counting down the days till Wicked all Night.
Anna L says
I was thinking raphael house but didnt see to have enough purple carpet remaining. This is even better!
Sharon Fletcher says
Shameless plug. I already have it ordered.
Where is the kitchen?
That’s the point – no kitchen, no toilet!
Margaret R says
The “raising your core temperature” comment makes sense now. Awesome.
LOL! I saw the “no toilet” and immediately thought of Vlad and Leila – close enough! This is a great idea 🙂
Kristan Paige Hall says
Washer and dryer in the bathroom?? This must be a European home!
Anne H says
Jeaniene must love being besties with you.
Jeaniene Frost says
I do 🙂
LOL. Cute. Great to have a sword handy wherever you are in the house ????????????♂️
???? That is too funny! I really liked that you put an amethyst crystal in the gun display. Really brings a bit of sparkle to the metal. ????
All that home defense and no moat? O_O 😛
What does it say about me that the first thing I recognized in that last room was the HALO sword hanging on the wall? LOL!
This was a delightful promo. Counting the days until I can read the book!
Jeaniene Frost says
Here is how Ilona told me about this:
Her *calls me* I need you to read a post I did and tell me if it’s problematic.
Me: Okay. *slowly reads to captions under each picture, wondering what Ilona thought would be offensive* I don’t see anything inflammatory so far…
Ilona: Keep going.
Me: *still reading very slowly to see what Ilona might be on about*
*still reading very slowly*
*starting to wonder what has made Ilona so paranoid because there’s nothing offensive here. Okay, the decorations are a little weird, but who would get upset by that…?*
*reaches the bottom image*
*bursts out laughing*
Ilona: Ha ha, I got you! *hangs up on me while I’m still laughing*
I have the best, weirdest friend! Lol.
The 2 coolest weird besties ever
???????? keep writing and we’ll keep buying and enjoying your books
Crystal F. says
LOL. I love it! On the bathroom page I thought well vampires would not need the bathroom – maybe this is a spook’s house. On the page with the pictures of friends or family I immediately thought that look’s like Cat and Bones! Loved it! I already have the book pre-purchased and I am waiting to read it.
Hehehe I too have this game and really like playing it, though it is by no means perfect, but that’s okay. The recent update helped though, and definitely made it easier to play. I occasionally let my 6-year-old go to town on it, leading to… bright colours. As in full-on clown colours ????
I really laughed after this setup ???? So rather than being Rick-rolled, are we now Jeaniene-rolled? ????
Awsome! It was the book cover on the wall that finally gave it away for me. Although I was suspicious of the bathroom with no toilet!
I may have to buy this game. My current stress reliever activity is watching hair cut/color videos. Very relaxing!
Well now I want to see the houses you renovate for your own characters!
Lyn Gordon says
You are the best most wicked friend. Love this and the book
Glad to see you’re taking time for fun.
Lol, nice promo!
Wendy Wellesley says
HAHHAHAHA – Thank you I needed this laugh today.
Hahaha, it’s very wicked indeed.
Who doesn’t have a toilet in their bathroom? The same person that put a Persian rug in the bathroom. 😀
Tasha A. says
This is so awesome!!!
Colleen C. says
Oooo now we wait for Jeaniene…
That is so fun! Home building and decorating is the single reason I am addicted to Sims 4. Never actually “played” the games, but house design? Love it.
Elizabeth Hamm says
It’s got a sweet assassin dungeon, gamer geek vibe. Love it!!
Lynn Thompson says
Bwah ha ha ha. Thank you, Ilona Andrews for the post. clever and creative. You forgot to mention the “innocent” booby traps though. Or maybe not as wouldn’t want to give away defensive capabilities of house. I imagine Ms Frost will like it though. Nice job.
Inga Abel says
The „No Toilet“-thing made it obvious! Do vampires even need to go??? ????
Greets from darn cold Switzerland!
I raise you greets from so Fing freezing Alberta, Canada ????????
Too funny ????
Jim Huffman says
LOVE it! I saw the machine gun in the first photo of the new house! Too funny!
Suzanne Smith1 says
Looks like this home could belong to Catalina and Alessandro just a thought
I also thought it could belong to several of their characters, and I didn’t get it until the cover art on the wall. The missing toilet went right over my head.
you are such a nice friend and what a plug-in
Honestly, this did look like Kate’s idea of interior decor for a minute
Literally what I was thinking. Swords? Kate. But then I saw the sniper gun, so I thought, oh, the new Baylor residence? Swords could be Catalina’s.
you got me good.
Speaking of, I saw this tumblr post yesterday and thought of this blog immediately: (encapsulated here, via screenshots, via a FAIL blog because I couldn’t find the thread anywhere else: https://cheezburger.com/13563141/tumblr-thread-70s-house-is-carpeted-geometry-salad).
P.S., a sneak peek borrowed from the site:
Ha ha, great promo for the game as well as the book!
Stacy McKnight says
I love it! No toilet in the bathroom! Ha! You are so funny and clever I bet JF loves it. Thanks for sharing
A spa with windows? 😀 😀 😀
I love reno shows. I’ve got almost all of Jeaniene’s books. Your are best friend. My best friend is my twin sister.
Vampires don’t need toilets?!?!?! ????????
I was wondering this, too.
How fun! You are a good friend and I’m looking forward to the new book by Jeaniene Frost, too!
Do you do Sims? If you want to build and remodel and redecorate, Sims (Sims 3 is especially great for builders, the best in my opinion) is great fun.
I remember, don’t know how many years ago, when Jeanine first mention Kate Daniels series on her blog. I don’t remember if it was magic bite or other… I look for them in the library, I had no kindle by then, and bought ‘La Magia Muerde’, it was the Spanish version, it had a cool front page with a half face of Kate, hair long no visible, probably braided at the back.
I loved it.
The rest is history ????. Great history.
Lol!I was so confused for a minute????
As fans of you both, I love this so hard.
So im going to sound like a ninny here but i just finished rereading sweep of the blade, thank you for the extras at the beginning ilona, and once finished i realized how much i enjoy that world????thank you so much. Im excited to see and read more when the time comes. Take it easy!!!
Love the renovation.
I can’t wait to read it!
I thought the dagger sitting within arm’s reach of the laptop was interesting. LOL!!
Kristi Gladden says
I have to know who decided to put a washer and dryer in the bathroom? The same person who didn’t include a toilet???
Moderator R says
Washing machine in the bathroom is the common way of doing things in continental Europe.
It doesn’t have a toilet because it’s a vampire house ????
Trish Henry says
Touché! You are awesome!
“Where is the toilet? What kind of a bathroom doesn’t have a toilet?”
Ok, now I’m on the vampire thing, but I started to come to say — European bathrooms. The norm here is the toilet is in an entirety separate room from the bathroom. When we moved, I had a wish for a toilet with a sink, which I didn’t get, although that is becoming more common in renos.
Further proof that Europe is entirely peopled by vampires.
It took me a minute. I kept trying to decide if it was Kate’s, Julie’s, or Mad Rogan’s.
Maria Schneider says
You are the best friend ever! And I love the swords. Keep’m. We’re renovating a house we moved into a year and a half ago. About half done. I think I’m going to add swords.
Johanna J says
Loved the “tour.” 😉
I adore this. 🙂 what an awesome house for your friend’s Characters!
Cindy Marlow says
OMG, you are so funny! And you are a very cheesy friend. However, it makes me want to immediately order the Wicked series so I guess it worked!
So cheesy. So clever.
Enjoyed, thanks for the day brightened!
Ms. Kim says
Whoever does the art work has really captured Ian.
Kat Valentine says
Love this!!! Laughing my ass off!!????????
???? You had me until the end. Lol! Can’t wait for Wicked All Night to drop. Of course, I will need to reread Jeaniene’s previous Wicked Series 1&2.
Fun game! If you ever decided to show us the inn, I would really enjoy it!
For a second I thought you were showing us Raphael and Andrea’s house due to all the guns. Plus I dunno, Raphael might have weird taste in art?
Okay, I admit it. I didn’t get it. Until the missing toilet in the bathroom. First a snort, then a serious case of the giggles. Everyone needs a friend like you. So glad two of my all time favorite authors met and enjoy each other’s company. Please keep each other writing for many years to come. I am aware that my sentences are incomplete, but that was where the long pauses were so there you go.
I totally got the vampiric element pretty soon in. But I didn’t get Ms. Frost until the posters. You are terrific. Funny too. Thanks for sharing.
Who doesn’t want an energy sword by the fireplace? I love everything you’ve done with the place, and that says enough about me for today, thanks. ????
*sigh* So, I went and bought this game (it was on sale on steam and there was only 7 minutes left of the sale!) And started playing it the other day, and I am odly addicted. So thank-you for the fun and interesting game recommendation!
This is awesome! I enjoyed look at the pictures but more so reading the commentaries w/the host voice in mind. Love the last picture. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Omg this is totally Through The Keyhole
I can hear Keith Lemon’s dulcet tones ‘oo lives inna house like this then?’
???????????? this is so great!! Thanks for sharing it.
Can’t wait for Wicked All Night.
This is much, *much* better than tassels!
I want this game!!!!!!!
Ilona! Fantastic sense of humor!!!!!!
The lack of a toilet did make me wonder if it was vampire related.
An excellent friend:)
Love you ????????????????????
This is where you live?
Looks like you released a lot of stress. Cheers ????
Was wondering if it was Catalina’s new digs before I reached the end! Great promo, and it works – apparently I have not pre-ordered this book yet, and have just done so! So glad to see I’ve got a new Jeaniene Frost book to look forward to soon!
Rachel Bonitz says
I love this.