Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting random comments on different blog threads about what we might be writing next and what you want to read next. So we’re going to take the lid off this pressure cooker. Please feel free to tell us what you would like to read next from us in the comments. We can’t guarantee that we will decide to work on the book you choose, but we will take your opinions into consideration.
PS. We love you all, but we cannot accept gifts of tea or other things. We are very grateful though.
Typical BDH… want them all! ????????♀️
Anne T says
Robin Kennedy says
I would vote all the above if I could. Honestly, so many good works you folks have put out. I voted Inn Keeper but I would be happy with anything!
+1 – 5 way tie, happy with whatever you want to do nexr
I had to read the options twice to see if there wasn’t an “all of the above option” ????
I just complained to my husband that they would only allow us to pick one. I want them all. I am willing to wait on them however, mostly patiently.
I used my boyfriend’s phone to get another vote in. I hope that’s okay????????♀️
Katie A says
Hmmm… where did that hubby of mine get to?
I agree with Katrina I wanted to vote for more than one and I will wait MOSTLY patiently !!
Maria R. says
Alison Parker says
Me too! Will take what I can get because it’s all awesome!!
I mean, I do want them all, yes.
Shari Atilano says
Patricia Schlorke says
I thought why isn’t there an all the above choice? Then, for some reason, I could feel Ilona giving me the stinkeye. So I only made one choice.
Lol I was looking for the “all of the above” option too.
Erin Frances says
Stephanie F. says
Exactly. I understand the impossibility of this, but I. can’t. choose. 🙂
“I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now”
Sheila Jackson says
Anything in Hidden Legacy – there are so many characters to chose from and I love that world
A. G. Boggs says
Yep, count on Freddy to have expressed it before–and possibly better than I could too.
I realize you are very obviously quoting Freddy Mercury, but when I read that, I was reminded of some Barbie movie I watched years ago with my girls where a very spoiled brat of a character was singing those lines in the most bratty voice ever.
Yeah, me. Sorry, making much work for you, but I want them ALL. Choosing just one was haaard 🙁
I would really love all the options and will patiently wait for any of them *happy wave*
So true. I couldn’t vote. Too many good choices.
I do want to know where you get your chocolate tea. That sounds heavenly.
Moderator R says
Ilona talked about here https://ilona-andrews.com/2020/spilling-the-tea/
Happy sipping! ????
Bruce R says
Bruce R says
Seriously though, whatever you want to write next works for me … just please get to all of them *someday* because I (we) want to read them!
+1 lol lol
Agreed, I love all your books, how can I pick just one! However, your quality of life comes first, so I’ll take them as they come along. Thanks for being so responsive to your BDH.
We’ll take anything and everything you want to write, don’t mind which order ????
+all of them! Yep
Rofl yep +100
Yes. All of the above is good.
Diane Wilson says
+1, as any self-respecting BDH member would want
Yes to all. 🙂
Exactly. All of the above.
Yesssss! It was so hard to choose when I want them all. Of course, I’ll be happy with anything that we get.
Kelly M says
+1 I would be absolutely thrilled with any of them and want them ALL so bad I can’t pick!)
Audra Carr says
Allie L says
Aurora Ebonfire says
Jennifer l welter says
Me too! I voted, but will be happy with any and all…
Sarah K says
I fail at voting on this poll because I’d be happy with any of the items listed 🙂
This feels like a trick question. Like asking which child you love more. I want to read whatever you want to write. Hope House Andrews is relaxing after sending off Ruby Fever.
Thank you for interacting with the Horde.
Honestly, same. I’d be thrilled to have whatever strikes your fancy as something you’d really LIKE to write.
I would love to read the next adventures of any of these amazing characters, so long as writing it makes y’all feel happy and healthy. The best part about that is that the story might flow even easier and be more enjoyable for you.
Take care of yourself!
Padmini Ekbote says
Harriet Eldred says
Exactly what I was thinking reading all the different projects! Whatever comes will be great so why worry which one it is? Also there are too many unanswered questions in every series so each project was kind of going “pick me! pick me!” ????
+1! Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Whatever project you guys feel energized to tackle next. I have loved & own everything you have written. There is zero hesitation to pre-order as I have never been disappointed.
+1 on the taking care of yourselves wishes! =D
I second this all day, all night…always.
Susie Q. says
Well said. I voted for Maud because Klaus is there to see her but will be thrilled with anything as long as it doesn’t stress you.
I hope House Andrews is able to find some breathing room and get back to loving what they do so well ❤
I agree. I voted, but honestly reading anything written by Ilona and Gordon really makes the day better. I enjoy all the stories and characters so much!
Case in point – look at the high request for more Hugh, a villain despised roundly through several books in KD. This has been turned into a great backstory and continuing story.
Enjoy your tea and relaxation and I will happily look forward to more writing adventures!
Lee Anne says
That’s perfect! I could not possibly pick a favorite child. I love them all for their differences ????
To be honest, I’d like you to write what you will enjoy writing. Your books have wonderful world building and your stories are a blast to read. So, if you have a new idea, go for it. We’re going to buy it to read about that story.
Elizabeth Bollinger says
Sarah C says
I picked Maude #2 because it sounded like the most fun to write, especially after everything.
Honestly, I’d be happy reading a tea tome. Not even kidding.
whoop! Inn Keeper ahead(at the moment, heh). I would then vote for Hugh, followed by Arabella. Or maybe vice versa. Arabella is just such a hoot. But the “small random project” sounds intriguing, too. Write what appeals, that way you enjoy it, too.
Byron Matthews says
I want Iron Covenant next
Umm I want them all.
But I chose Hugh 2 first. Just because Hugh, the cow and the boy’s appearance in Blood Heir. I want that story.
Then Inn Keeper, I am super curious about Klaus and what he needs to tell Maud.
Then Julie and Derek.
Then Arabella up next.
But I would honestly take whatever you decided to give us.
Yes! This order, for exactly the same reasons, lol.
Yep, completely agree with this order. I absolutely love Hugh and want to know more about his story.
Saaaame! I’d love Hugh 2! 🙂
However, Ilona said Hugh 2 was super dark and she didn’t want to write it during the pandemic. I mean, we all feel her, don’t we? Unfortunately, it’s going to be another COVID winter with all the impact that has on communities. I recently stopped watching the news again because this crisis is turning people against their families and neighbors. The cost of living is on the rise, inflation is going to explode, we have energy shortages going into winter, there won’t be enough Christmas presents (apparently), people want to march against The Unvaccinated with pitch forks because it’s All Their Fault, meanwhile covid is spreading like wildfire again in numbers we haven’t seen since the last lockdowns and even though I fully expected the pandemic to be over by now, it’s anything but. Since the start of the pandemic here in February 2020, we’ve gathered with our friends maybe 3 times and I can feel the time and distance starting to erode the ties that bind us. This winter is going to be hard. Writing a dark book in a dark time can’t be good for ones mental health, so I would very much understand if Iron Covenant were shelved for a little while longer.
So even though I really want Iron Covenant, I think I could really use Julie or Arabella. (But let’s face it, we’re going to read whatever gets written anyway: BDH forever!)
I honestly would happily and excitedly read all of these next. Whatever is the most fun for you all to write next sounds perfect! <3 I love your characters and the worlds you build!
I really want them all. Do y’all really need to sleep?
Margot D says
Between Hugh 2 and Arabella, my heart is split.
+1 — so much!!! Don’t make me choose between Hugh 2 and Arabella.
Yes, just reading the title, I’m like…
P.S. I never sent the tea or socks, the companies did ????
Why oh why must we choose ?? This is unbearable :'(
More seriously work on what’ll inspire you most the BDH will do as it has always done 😀
I voted, but to be honest, I will likely thoroughly enjoy wherever your creative process takes you.
Thank you for sharing your imaginations with us!
Just get a P.O. Box and let us love you! Lol jk
I would take anything!
Claire M says
I wish I could vote twice! I voted for Inn Keeper but I would really like another kinsman book too. Really, all of them sound great. I’d be pleased with any of them ☺️
I really want multiple choice here, so unrealistic right? But like somebody said it’s like picking a favourite child, I’ll be happy whatever you choose, but voted for Iron Covenant two, because I’m curious about how the story goes forward. It was hard and dark, to write, as I remember, but I really hope that someday I will get to find out.
I voted Arabella, because I adore HL, but I would also love a Maud #2.
Can there be an “all of the above” option? ????
FV Angela says
Whoooo. I thought I could choose, but I can’t. Any of the above would be fantastic.
Honestly, I will buy all of them, so what do you FEEL like writing?
This is the real answer.
My first vote is for more Hidden Legacy because I love this world and definitely want to read Arabella’s story! My very close second vote is for Iron Covenant #2. Really loved the first one and can’t wait to read the next one. Looking forward to Ruby Fever!
I want Maud #2, if such a thing is possible! Space vampire politics are my favorite. (But I do love them all.)
Hi! I agree with you.
Except that because we know Ruby Fever is in the pipeline, and why couldn’t Maud’s and Dina’s stories intersect enough to be written together? or as a series of installments/long short stories/novellas that flop back and forth between them? I’d gladly subscribe… I am perfectly willing to pay as you two go…
I guess I really am a member of the BDH. It was almost as bad as being asked to choose between children.
I love you guys, but please don’t make me choose. I want them ALL!
Emily Newman says
Anything that you want to write and share with us is a gift – let your creativity have fun ???? you’re wonderful writers and I look forward to whatever you share next
I cannot believe it! An impossible choice! Arghhhhhh… I choose… The Hidden Iron Blood Innkeeper.
Yes yes yes! The Hidden Iron Blood Innkeeper!
Ill-met in Bha Char and then rolling thru each sement of the multiverse.
Anyone want to start book on the outcome of a Hugh vs. Arlan bout? What would a Sean/Curran team-up look like. Realities tremble as Roland and Her Grace Caldenia ka ret Magren plot together! Arabella and Helen…. Oh, the glorious possibilities!!! Much gleeful chuckling and rubbing together of hands!
Amy R says
OMG Yes. House Andrews presents: The Crossovers, short stories of their characters and their other worlds.
Hahhahahaha, yes! +1 to that!
Seems to be very close
Not voting, write what won’t cause you burnout and I’ll buy it and read it and enjoy it. Happy weekend!
Dixie Rhodes says
Really, I’d go for any of the above, but I’ve been waiting so long for the next Iron Covenant!
Meg Fielding says
I can only pick one? Bummer. Ok, so I went with Hugh but I’m so glad that Blood Heir got many votes, it was my second choice.
Thanks for letting us vote but really, it will depend on what gets your creative juices flowing and that’s all good!
Sophia (✿╹◡╹) says
(」°ロ°)」 JuLiE (」°ロ°)」JULie (」°ロ°)」 JulieEEee
⸝⸝ʚ̴̶̷̆ ̯ʚ̴̶̷̆⸝⸝ I don’t mind waiting tho however long it takes and I love reading anything you put out. we luv u House Andrews ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ)<3
I picked “other” because I’m still hoping for a book about Augustine 😛
But you guys write what you want to write! And I will read them when they come out. 🙂
I’d love Hugh 2 next, but anything you put out will be bought and devoured quickly! Write what moves you. We love it all!
Dawn Page says
Thanks for asking. Are you planning on writing all of that next year? Just because we are greedy, doesn’t mean that we have to suck all the joy out of life.
Some thing has been bothering me. When you were talking about hating ruby fever because of a decision that Catalina made, and once that you fixed that it was better. Did you hate because you had painted yourself into a corner? Did you hate the story? The character? What could they do independent of you?
I know you can’t answer this now, but someday?
Stephanie MacPherson says
I can tell you whatever you write I’m going to be thrilled and I’ll read it. Thanks for giving us a vote though!
Christine A says
I’m very interested in reading about Julie and finding out if she runs into Red after all these years.
Didn’t Red replace Bran as servant to The Morrigan?
Yup. Going to be trouble someday. He was such a scummy weasel.
I’m greedy! I want new Hugh, new Julie, new Innkeeper! But I’m grateful for any book you decide you want to work on. Voted for Hugh though, but… will buy anything 🙂
It’s so hard to choose! I would read anything that you decide to write. But I voted for Kinsmen because they’re short books and so quick to reread, they’re the ones I’ve reread the most. I reread them whenever I need a quick House Andrews fix like if I’m in a reading slump or if I need a comfort read, or if I just finished the latest House Andrews title and want more.
Courtney Mincy says
I’ll read any of them. But I’m divided between Hugh2 and Julie2. ???? My first impulse is Hugh, since it’s been a while but you left us on a cliffhanger with Julie and Derek. I REALLY want to hear Julie’s next comment to Derek. Sooooo, I vote for Julie. I think. ????????
kasia wojciechowska says
I voted for Blood Heir #2 because I had the most questions still left at the end of the book, but I’d be very happy with any of them!
Can I vote for the top three? I’m having a hard time choosing!
I know “All of the above,” isn’t a legitimate option. But seriously any of those will be wonderful and will be happily devoured.
Baugh Barbara says
I want you to write the book that you are most excited about!
So difficult to choose between Hugh and Julie. But I thought maybe with the books with Hugh you get some Julie too…
Leigh Ann Parente says
This is a bonus! I love that Julie and Hugh have a connection. I know Curran is “dad” but…thinking about Julie’s personality, Hugh is a better father figure to her. Crazy uncle.
Amanda P says
That is the hardest question to answer, there wasn’t a choice for All of the above ????
I am desperate to find our how Hugh is getting on though, so I picked Iron Covenant.
Whatever series wins, will be great to have xx
Arikaito Arikaito says
I want to say all of them but that’s not very fair to House Andrews. But I would gladly read anything and everything that they publish.
Becca Rabin says
Love any and everything you provide (and read each 10-20 times) – but I would also LOVE another Maud book 🙂
100% SAME! Maud is awesome!!
All of the above, on whatever timeline leaves you feeling creative, refreshed, and financially secure! ????????????❤️❤️❤️
Leigh Ann Parente says
I want to vote for like, all.
I voted for Hugh bc there is a vocal contingent over at Goodreads that is going to get stabby if yet another book comes out before Hugh.
I just can’t listen to them complain anymore.
Frankly – I’ll be happy no matter what. New IA is new IA. It’s going to be fun and fabulous.
All the above is sadly not an option. Seriously anything you write I’ll enjoy reading. Be well and safe. Have a wonderful holiday!
Sharon Barrett says
There are too many good choices, Ilona and Gordon. TOO MANY for my menopausal, crazed brain.
I will read whatever you write????♀️????
After much deliberation, the order I’d like to read future offerings. Truly though, I will be excited with whatever comes, in whatever order.
1. Iron Covenant #2 (Hugh #2) *voted*
2. Blood Heir #2 (Julie #2)
3. Hidden Legacy #7 (Arabella #1)
4. Kinsmen #4
5. Innkeeper #5 (Sean and Dina #5)
I have ways hoped for the next book after Alphas: Origin. I liked the possibilities in that world.
Anne (Germany) says
Thank you that someone mentioned it, because…me too!!!
Even the original darker version that was online many many years ago – I loved it 🙂
Kimberly au Telemanus says
+1 I’ve read Alpha: Origins so many times! It’s amazing and unique, and I adore it❤️
Dawn Page says
Remember the year you gave us 3 or 4 books. Thank you! But most authors only release one or two a year. If you write I will buy but it is fun to wish.
Laura Martinez says
All of the above?
Mary Mills says
Any one of them will do. All of them is better.
Innkeeper/ Arbitrators – Klaus
In order of wants…really though, I will read anything as long as y’all write it.
Close tie between next Blood Heir and Arabella but will be happy to see Innkeeper and Iron Covenant as well. I think we’re all interested in how Arabella’s story will unfold. We’ve certainly gotten some interesting glimpses into how her power is more complex than Evil Grandma knows. She’s underestimated Arabella in a number of ways and it makes me wonder if that will spell her doom in the end.
I was intrigued by that snippet with Roman and his disastrous sleepover. Poor Roman can’t catch a break. I just love how his personality doesn’t match the role he’s forced to play in the family business of channeling Gods. He was so delighted to be asked to do Kate and Curran’s wedding. Anyway I just love it whenever Roman appears and his whole family is a trip.
I’d love short stories for a number of characters in each series, any you feel like writing about.
Elmarie Fryer says
+1 for short stories then we don’t have to choose 🙂
Gaëlle from France says
+ 1 too for short stories : Conlan, Roman, Augustine, Cornelius, the clan Rats (I love them), Luther. And Conlan again. I mean , this kid is just a treasure, never seen a character with so much potential !!
Melissa Lindquist says
Blood Heir 2!!!!!!!
w Adams fisher says
It feels like I’ve been yearning for Innkeeper forever, but ill read anything you feel.like writing!
I would love more Maud and Arland
S Cook says
Hi, thank you so much for reaching out to your readers. You have a great blog.
I am anxiously awaiting Iron Covenant/Hugh #2, so that is at the top of my list!
Also really looking forward to Hidden Legacy #7/Arabella and Innkeeper/Sean and Dina #5, so hopefully those will be coming soon too. ????
Also interested to read Kinsmen #4 and Blood Heir #2, but I would prioritize those behind the other 3.
Amy R says
You left off all of the above.
/Only sort of kidding. But I have patience
Claire M says
You need another option “any thing listed or otherwise” I’ll take anything you offer! But I did put my vote to Iron Covenant 2. Just barely ahead of Julie 2. It’s a tough call!
Aman Sidhu says
This is like being asked to pick one child out of 5 that you want to focus your attention on for the next year when all of them are so damn amazing. You pick. I will be happy with anything. What do you want to write?
Whichever book makes you happy to write 🙂
Voted, but honestly anything you choose to write ????
Like so many of your fans-write what moves you! We’re here for it. I said on a FB post a while ago there are three authors I just buy the books, I don’t need to know what they are about; you are at the top of that list. So whatever you write, I’ll buy. Plus I can’t decide because I like all of the series and am curious about new thing you might have in mind.
Oof, such choices! If I absolutely had to rank them, I’d say first would be Inkeeper – what’s going on with Dina’s parents? And what about the teaser from her brother?
After that, Blood Heir (yay Julie!) probably ranks before Hidden Legacy (Arabella deserves to have her story told!) only to give you a break from HL.
Iron Covenant floats somewhere between 2 & 5. There’s probably more to tell, but it’s not as high on my wish list.
Kinsmen would be a possibility only in that it would effectively be a change in direction for House Andrews — it’s been dormant for a while, and woudl have to focus on new characters.
However, I’d happily devour anything!
Moderator R says
Kinsmen is not so dormant ????- a new book, Fated Blades, is coming out in just 18 days, on the 23rd of November.
Here for an excerpt https://ilona-andrews.com/featured-release/
Mischa Becker says
I should know better than to read an excerpt… I’ve been patiently waiting but now I really, REALLY, want the book right now. And it’s a novella, I’m going to read it way too fast. **sob** 😀
Silly me. I even have it on pre-order.????
I voted for Blood Heir 2 but actually I’d love to read everything of the above in any order <3
Stacy McKnight says
I will gratefully read whatever you are inspired to to write. It was really hard to pick as I want them all. I picked Iron Covenant 2. I have loved Hugh D’Ambrey from his first appearance. He was a delicious villain and his redemption arc-not exactly the term I want but it’s not coming to me today- was so well written. Yum. I can’t wait to read about how he gets from where book 1 left off to where his is by Magic Triumphs and Blood Heir. If that is still too dark in tone Innkeeper 5 was my second choice lol.
wow – a list like this is just…mean – LOL. Seriously, I’ll anxiously await and immediately buy everything listed.
Honestly I would love anything that you offer but I do miss the innkeeper posts. Since the very start the new episodes have been a bright spot in the day of release.
This was a hard choice!! Love everything you write so really will be happy with anything.
Don’t make me choose! ???? whatever, whenever I’ll be happy.
I voted for Blood Heir #2 but honestly, I’ll happily read whatever you put out.
Linda M says
I’d love to read Maude #2
How in the world do I pick just one? ONE?!?!? I love all your books and I’m greedy, I want it all. I’m pretty sure I know what my hubby will pick so I’ll go with our other choice. We love you to pieces! Keep up the fabulous work on YOUR timeline (not ours), don’t worry, we’ll be patient.
I voted for Arabella but I will happily read them all.
Debi Murray says
Although I cast my vote for the next Innkeeper, you probably should write whatever is percolating in your brain. Hugs to you both!
First, I think it’s nice to ask us what we would like to read. Even if you don’t like what we pick, I really appreciate that you want to hear from us.
Second, I chose Innkeeper. Maybe it’s my imagination but it feels like it’s been a while since we visited this world. Also, for whatever reason, Innkeeper feels like a comfort read to me and I could use a bit more comfort in my life.
Third, I’ll read whatever you give us next 🙂
ALL OF THEM.
I am sad that Maud didn’t get more votes. She’s an underrated BAMF – smart AND can kick ass. Remember “ripper cushions” comes from her story line!
I chose Julie, just because it was more open ended, but Maude would be my second choice! I really enjoy her also!
Sheryl Lytle says
Innkeeper anything. The laughter keeps me sane. A Dina/ Sean or Maud getting revenge would be so wonderful.
Tasha c says
Iron Covenent and Maud-I love all House Andrews books but those are the ones I’ve been most looking forward to.
Heather Goggin says
While I obviously want all of the things, I’m struggling really hard to choose between Hugh and Julie.
Whatever you wish to work on, I ll follow
I voted and I guess I picked the most popular choice but honestly, I’d be happy with anything. I’m grateful for words to read.
Umm… Nope, this is like choosing a favorite star in the sky – impossible. I’m curious about all of them, so I guess whatever you feel inspired to work on next is fine by me. 🙂
Colleen Whitley says
Decisions, decisions. Whatever you decide will be welcome. Ranking for first choice to last would have been easier than picking just one. Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in.
I didn’t vote for other, because I figure if it happens it will be after the innkeeper series is finished, but I’d love to read a Helen story. Growing up in a vampire society as a half vampire and the trials and tribulations that entails. I imagine a lot of proving herself, the way maud had to, but with the added pressure of being the step daughter of the marshal
So I voted for Iron Covenant but um… I’ll take one of each please! ????????????
This is why HA is the best.
While I would love to ask for the next Hidden Legacy novel, that doesn’t seem fair to you guys. It seems like you deserve a break from that world. I voted for blood heir, but I will be happy with whatever you choose to write, I haven’t read a bad book from you, so I know that what you choose to write will still be a great read.
it’s so hard to choose. I want them all!
I hope this isn’t a lightning rod, but, if Arabella gets a trilogy, will that be the end of Hidden Legacy? And just to light the fuse, there are so many wonderful characters in this series. The BDH would love to read more of them.
Moderator R says
???? I don’t know the answer, but this made me laugh. Remember when the end was Wildfire? ???? The BDH didn’t let that happen hehe.
Patricia Schlorke says
Nope. To quote the song “I Want It All” by Queen: “I want it all. I want it all. I want it all, and I want it now.” That’s the Horde in one chorus of the song. ????????????
Tricksy question requires tricksy thinking. May need to log on from multiple devices so I can vote for each one. 😀
Seriously. Write what brings you both joy. It comes through in your books, and we will love it for that.
Aargh! Impossible choice… decision circuits overheating…
I want Innkeeper (Blade) first, because this world is without update the longest. I slightly prefer Maud, because I fear that the next Dinah book will finish the story arc (and then we get no new Innkeeper anymore).
I would love to see another Innkeeper installment. Rereading now, and I just love this series. Great world and character building!
Dorn Hetzel says
Either Innkeeper series!
Laurie Brown says
Lol! It was hard to vote but the results showed my top 3 as the top 3! I voted even though I agree with most that I would read anything you write.
sandra l says
I selected one topic, but I really would like to see you write all of these. 🙂
Amanda H says
Where is the “all of the above” button?!!Love you guys, so I’ll take whatever you give!
But seriously, I hope you can enjoy making your art in the way that it moves you rather than letting the pressure of our greed make it feel like a chore.
Why ??!!?? Why is there no “all of the above” button?? ????????????
Such a load of choices.
Honestly any of them will be fab!
1. Arabella, Lol i think i want this more than even Ruby Fever.
2. Blood Heir 2.
3. Hugh 2.
4. A fifth book in the Edge series, cause i was always a little disappointed that it only had four books.
5. Curiosity has me wondering what you guys could do with a High fantasy sword and sorcery kind of story.
6. Do you know anything about cultivation or LitRPG stories? that seems like it would be fun to see your take.
Ooh, I would love #5 on this list…
Maria-Christine Gonsalves says
sigh I can not pick one
I am happy with anything you write I will read with greed ????
JuliexDerek = <3333 They give me life.
You could literally rewrite the phone book and it would be so good I would devour it!
Rosie Cantrell says
You needed any of the above. I want any if it. I love them all. ????????
oh dear, decisions, decisions..
thanks for asking 🙂
Nancy C. says
Dina is my favorite. I find her to be the most relatable. I voted for: Innkeeper #5 (Sean and Dina #5)
but at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter too much what I want to see next because whatever it is you all decide to write is whatever I will read and purchase. I am just grateful and excited to read your work 🙂
Danielle Chapman says
You forgot – “all of the above!”
I honestly don’t care. You write it – I read it!!
Yes, I want them all, but in light of your problems finishing something you don’t have the heart for, I want you to write what you are inspired to write. I believe that will create a better story, and I do want the story to be a good one.
I’m intrigued by Hugh’s home life and want to see more of it. I’m annoyed by the way blood heir finished- really hope this isn’t a misunderstanding story, but I thought Derek was braver/more straight-forward/grown-up than what he has exhibited. Really looking forward to the fun of making Arabella into a responsible (?) grownup from where she is now. Dina & co are happy at the inn, so I’m happy to let them rest awhile, but am curious about parents & Klaus.
So you see, anything you write should make me happy!
In reply to your Derek comment, I totally agree. I thought he’d go about it in a more mature way but I’m now thinking that his reaction really reaffirms the fact that love can make a fool out of anyone.
I had voted but….I would read anything from you guys!!!!!
I feel like I know that Dina and Sean are settling in to their new life as Innkeepers together, and Maud is whipping House Krahr into shape. I can safely leave them be, to get on with their lives in a little bit of peace & stability.
Julie is the one who has an unresolved arc for me. What has she become, and where has Derek been, and what has he become, and how is Ascanio, and argh, so many delicious questions and possibilities.
Also, just in case you didn’t already have too much on the list, I really would love an offer offshoot where someone special gets to see Roman in (or out) of his Eyore pyjamas.
I’d also like to see what the world holds for Jack (and George, and Sophie).
But Julie first, please and thank you.
Lisa DiMarino says
Sophie’s Choice!!! Thank you for making the world a little brighter ❤️
Kat in FL says
This was a difficult poll! I chose Hugh #2 over Arabella #1 because the need to know what happens next for Hugh and Elara has been simmering in me for longer than my need for Arabella’s story. But if we could have picked order like a ranking, I would have said Hugh, then Arabella, Maud, Dina, Kinsmen, Julie.
I love everything y’all write so I’ll be happy either way.
All of the above 🙂
Oh my Gosh! You’re the very best authors of the world (or universes, in that case 😉 ) I have read a lot of authors and books in my live, but never ever encountered one who would even remotely take into consideration what the fandom is thinking.
And despite I have chosen one of the available, I would be gladly happy to read just everything you publish.
(Sorry for bad grammar and misspells.)
Thanks for all your efforts, work and books!
I need to know what Claus is going to tell Maud and who Sebestian North actually is!
Um… ::studying list:: YES!
Seriously, such a hard choice, I can’t bring myself to choose Arabella because RF was so hard on both of you. Maud would be an upper tier choice, so would Elara. Honestly, though, any of them would be great. =)
Julie x Derek
In that order
This seems to be the question of the day. Thanks for asking. You all really do have the power to give me what I want. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
I chose Hugh because I think that I have been waiting the longest for that book but I love the Innkeeper so would also choose all of those offered and of course Julie and Arabella are also anticipated. Since you have a Kinsmen universe coming out in a few weeks I can wait for book 4 but would also love that. So, yes, I want them all! Thank you for asking and know how much I love all your books!
Of the ones listed my first choice would be Blood Heir 2, mostly because I want to know all the things about the world outside of Atlanta.
My first choice wasn’t listed, alas, which is a second book for Maud and Arland. More romance while figuring out Space Vampire politics, inlaws and interspecies politicking!! So many interesting steps were taken for their corner of space, I would love to see more follow-up.
Moderator R says
Maud 2 is listed in the poll ????
Of all the things driving me crazy, the Innkeeper mystery is the biggest. Parents…where?!?!??! And I adore Maud and Arland, they are so much fun.
I’d have totally gone for the any of the above option if it was there 😀
Lisa Hoffman says
I would love to have another book based in the Edge. I miss our swamp rats.
Yes! I started with The Edge & still miss them. Especially Jack & George. I was so glad to see them pop up in Innkeeper.
Yes! I started with The Edge & still miss them. Especially Jack & George. I was so glad to see them pop up in Innkeeper. Plus, we might hear how the others are doing. Are Cerise & William still spying? Has Audrey kept Kaldar on the straight & narrow? Did Rose & Declan have kids?
How lucky are we that all these book possibilities are on the list!?! Any order, anytime. I’ll simply reread the series before each one comes out ????
Anna Pollok says
All of the above?
Pretty please ????
Barbara Cunningham says
All of the above, please, in what ever order is best for you. Thanks.
Damn i was really looking forward to Innkeeper-Blade #2 (Maud #2), from that poll it would seem better not to hold my breath waiting for it.
me too. that was at the top of my list, but I can take me some Hugh as well. I likes ’em dark I does.
I was hoping for ranked choice. 🙂
I’ll honestly read anything y’all write. No pressure whatsoever. I’m a little terrified that too much pressure will cause you to retire early.
Like the rest of the BDH I want them all or we’ll most but let’s try and whittle the list down
Kinsmen#4 out as not read all the others yet
Hidden Legacy #7 out as whilst I’d love this book Ruby Fever needs to come first in my head
Blood Heir #2 out as had a fix not so long ago
Humm now innkeeper all depends on what story if Innkeeper #5 is wrapping up the main story I’d want Innkeeper Blade #2 first lol
But after all that I think I’m left with Hugh#2 as I really enjoyed that story and want more and whilst I know why it’s been on hold I really want to read more.
But you know what I’d really hate is for you to have an amazing idea for a book and put it on a back burner cause you think we need X first because of the poll.
Most importantly you need to have a good story in your head but I’m guessing you wouldn’t have given us a choice if you didn’t have a story possibility percolating in those brains of yours for each mentioned!
Carol J Southard says
Although I did vote (Iron Covenant Book 2), I will be happy with whatever you choose, in whichever order it comes out. You guys are one of my favorite, buy-it-whatever-it-is, authors. Thank you for the many hours of reading, and re-reading, entertainment! 🙂
Tiffany Crystal says
My vote went for something not listed above. What I want you to write next is whatever project is making your muse rub their hands together and cackle like the evil genius that it is. I have yet to be disappointed by what you’ve all put out, and I doubt that will change, so write whatever makes you happy next, and I’ll have my finger ready to smash that ‘preorder’ link as soon as you post it.
I’ve honestly been waiting for Julie’s story since 2015 so I feel like it’s a natural #1 pick XD
Wow, 1.8k votes and there’s 4 options near(ish) to 20%.
You guys write too many excellent series!
Just how am I supposed to chose? Well, I will put in my two cents and just wait for the next book whichever it is ????
Ugh! This was hard! I was caught between Hugh 2, Julie 2, and Arabella 1. Finally settled on Hugh 2.
You write it, we’ll read it.
Though if we are picking, Innkeeper anything would be my first choice!
You all had a snippet a few years back about a woman who arrived on a new planet as a “cleaner” (she goes in, no one else comes out kind of thing) and when she gets there the duchess/regent/leader co-ops her for her personal staff. That was the end of the snippet but it has always stuck in my head as “what happened next?”
I know you have a ton of stuff already working, but if you ever wanted to run off in a new direction I’d love to know what happened in that universe.
Yes, this! I loved that snippet and always hoped Nalini the cleaner (and Emilia the monsoon) might eventually get a book.
Sara T says
Touch choice! If there was an All of the above option I’d choose that. ????
Not fair having to choose just one. I voted but will be happy with whatever you decide to write next.
I picked Dina & Sean, but honestly, I will read & love whatever you write! I love your writing. Thank you! ????
After much consideration????, my preferred order is:
Hidden legacy 7
The first book was there for me in a very hard time of my life. It allowed me to escape reality and gave me a warm embrace I very much needed to go on. Ever sense, I re-read it frequently and its my source of personal empowerment. Its not only the moral or the plot or how ‘real’ the characters are (yes yes, magic, fiction but they are REAL to read in every sense of the word), but its the way it makes me feel.
But to be totally honest, I would read anything you can give us. A grocery list. A note to the kids teacher. Hell, Ill take anything.
I HAVE TO PICK *ONE*??
Ok. We haven’t gotten Catalina #3 yet. So I’ve voted for Hugh #2 instead of Arabella #1. Also, I know you said you got your HL joy back, but still, maybe a break is still good?
So AFTER Hugh, uhm. Anything Innkeeper is ALSO good. Everything is good! But I feel I’ve waited longest for Hugh 2.
That was too hard. ???? Why just one? ????
I would love to read new story but at the same time I want open series to end and I am always so happy with Dina&Sean stories cause crazy amazing (fluffy) ideas from all over the – all? ???? But Maud&Arland style of doing things ????????????????????
Too hard. TOO HARD!!!
I also want all of them (greedy) But if I have to choose, for me it comes down to the “hanging” stories –
Blood Heir 2 – what’s up with Derek?and is he staying? How would he manage that?
Inkeeper Blade 2 – Klaus?!?Is he there because of her ad-hal powers or something else?
Katarzyna Kowalska says
It’s like having me choose my favorite child!
I’ll be honest, it was impossible to choose. I would read anything listed above, including something new. I can’t even say I’d be more or less excited about whatever the project ends up being: standard reaction to release news is excitement no matter what. 90% sure I’ll be pre-ordering whatever the new project is
I looked at the poll and couldn’t help but think that all of those books are things that people will want to read. Or at least I would love to read.
It really speaks to the talent of I&G that they have created so many robust characters, enthralling worlds and page turning books that their audience is torn between which ones they want to read next.
I think I&G should write what makes them happy after the slog of Ruby Fever. I look forward to reading whatever wonderful adevnture they create for us.
Sara B. says
What do I want to read from “Ilona Andrews” … anything.
Really, no preference … it all sounds great. Whatever inspires you or interests you to write. On the survey in the blog, there was no “all of the above” button.
On that note: 17 days to Fated Blades!
I will be grateful for whatever you feel like writing. By the time it is ready I will be done with my dissertation defense – scheduled for one week from tomorrow – and be ready to read anything but my own datasets and writing.
Right now I am on day 3 of editing my presentation and honestly I do not think I have the capacity to think about which one I would like more.
At the same time, this is kind of like asking me if I prefer chocolate or dark chocolate or fudge or reeses – I love them all!
Congratulations almost Doctor!
Hang in there for a few more days and try to do some normal things, like sleeping and eating. You’re almost there!
PS – I hope you can schedule some much-needed down time after.
This was the most difficult poll ever.
Angela Knight says
I know, right? Though I’d love to get Hugh after Julie.. still, whatever they do, I’ll love. Pretty much always do.
You all write, I buy and then I get to read, read again and read some more!
Angela Knight says
That’s pretty close. At least you know we’re crazy about just about everything you do. We ain’t the BDH for nothin’.
Every single one on this list made me excited. I literally don’t know how to choose. I will honestly be happy with any choice y’all make.
Though Iron and Magic has been my comfort read for the couple years – I’ve read (and listened) to it about a dozen times per year.
Okay, I voted but want to come down here and clarify that I will read any/all of the above 🙂
I voted for Blood Heir because I need to know what happened to Derek and adult Julie brings me great joy. However, I am dying for a second Maud book. I love Dina and Sean, but Maud makes me happy. I love the way she thinks.
Also, I will happily read an Arabella book. But I don’t want to get greedy since RF is coming out next year.
Basically what I’m trying to say is that yes I voted but wherever your heart leads you is what I’ll be extremely happy to read next. Thanks for writing great books 🙂
Katrina Snyder says
I voted for Julie #2, but Hugh #2 is a very close runner-up! I’d also love to read Arabella #1, but after working so hard for so long on Ruby Fever, House Andrews REALLY deserves a break from writing that world. Oh well, I’ll wait patiently and read it whenever it comes out.
I love them and would happily read any of them but anything Innkeeper is my first love and my vote reflects that. 🙂 Hope you’re all taking a well deserved rest after sending in Ruby Fever.
I love that there are six beautiful storylines to choose but it’s so hard to choose 1, my top 3
1) Blood Heir
2) Iron Covenant – I miss Hugh and Elara!
Barbara Ann Erwin says
Oh my. I’ve spent a few minutes trying to decide. I’d love Arabellas story or more Julie or more Innkeeper the most.
It goes without saying that I really need blood heir sequel.
Having said that, I am fairly new to the Innkeeper’s world, but I do find myself re reading Maud’s story over and over again. It has become one of my comfort reads.
The idea of a sequel has made me extraordinarily happy, beyond all expectations really.
Roger Thomas says
That last paragraph in Sweep of the Blade keeps haunting me. Arbitrator and brother. Wow. And the cat with the suggestive collar earlier. Willing to wait for the next Innkeeper, but hopefully not years.
Julie. I want more Julie. I am chanting for Julie. But I will love whatever you two release and I am very very very excited for any or all of it. Hugh? Yes please. Dina? Yes please. Helen? Absolutely. Arabella omfg yes. Kinsmen? Yes. All of it ? Yes. Any of it? Yes. See there is a theme.
Yes, please. Thank you.
Nooo, so many choices!
Voted for Hugh though, bacause Hugh.
Nancy Reed says
So hard to only choose one! I love all your books. I am particularly fond of the Innkeeper series – it leads to so many possibilities in my own imagination, and I would love another Maud / Helen book ( Helen!!!). However I voted for Iron Covenant because the Hugh character also speaks to me and I’m curious about the white witch. I look forward to each and any new release, whatever you write I will read!
Very appreciative of all your work. Whatever you write, I am more than happy to read. ❤️????
I cant with this list. How are we supposed to choose?? HOW? This is like asking a mom which child is her favorite. *cry* sigh… I love House Andrews so much.
Debra Henn says
SUCH a hard question????. I did finally choose Blood Heir 2 but would be thrilled to see what Hugh, the Innkeeper group, or the Baylors are up to. How is every single series you people write so amazing? I also would love to see more with George, Jack, and Sophie. ????. I will, however, like the rest of the BDH, wait more or less patiently for whatever you are moved to write next.
Trish Wendell says
It’s like choosing your favourite child… I want all of them!!
Devoted Reader says
Iron Covenant #2
I know you said it was dark, but getting through the darkness brings us to the light.
If the emotions are still running to close on that one
Klaus’s story from Clean Sweep would be my 2nd choice.
Oksana P. says
It was REALLY hard choice! Lol I love all of them. Blood heir and Sean and Dina were number one for me, but I choose Inkeeper because it’s been a while and I miss them ????
Now I’m feeling bitter. I think everyone should have voted exactly like me, lol. Team Arabella!!!
Karen Cunningham says
What ever strikes your creative fancy is fine with me!
Thomas Coakley says
As a web developer, it is very hard not to cheat on this and vote a bunch of times. I will read anything you write, but Hidden Legacy is magically delicious!
Honestly…. I am happy with whatever you decide to write. I love them all. I only know which one I would not vote for right now is Iron Covenant #2 because you said it is darker. I would love and enjoy it, but I am still very sad about real life things, so trying to focus on happy and positive
After the last two years… right now I’d say write what is most healthy for you if you can.
Love them all but very curious about Hugh’s story.
He’s such a lovable, cuddly character ????
I will HAPPILY and GRATEFULLY read whatever you write. If that encompasses a phone book, I’m sure it would be novel, intriguing, absorbing, and humorous.
I voted Innkeeper re lost parents cause they are missing so much of their children’s lives and especially their grandgirl.
Thankful for everything you’ve already written.
PS: I’m 74, so write fast, I need to get some resolution before before my last days!
Sharon Leahy says
Hi Mollster, I’m 74 too, and the Innkeeper and Hidden Legacy series are the most fun I’ve had reading fantasy in my entire life — and I started with Asimov when I was around 10 !!! Smiles to you, Mollster, it’s fun to “meet” another sassy old babe who enjoys these stories.
I am only 72, but I really hope to read all the choices here and at least a few more.
(The folks that run the payout on my IRA think I can make 87. I plan to beat that.)
Every one of the choices was something I am desperate to read. If the entire list were available tomorrow, I’d hurt myself buying them as fast as I could…
I picked what I thought might be the most difficult to manage plot. Finding a guy for Arabella has got to a bit of hard work.
I started reading SF/F with Andre Norton and Heinlein juveniles. Asimov was in the adult section, and I didn’t get to check those out until I was 11.
Glad to know you, Mollster, and Sharon, too. The over the hill portion of the BDH is now in session.
Judy Siudzinski says
I’m 76 and am also part of the Over-the-Hill BDH. Have been reading sci-fic since a young girl. Now Alona Andrews is my favorite author. Have all their books and short stories. Just reread Innkeeper series so voted for Dina/Sean book, but have loved every series. I will read whatever they choose to write. Thanks House Andrews for all your wonderful worlds.
Just as a note, even though I’d be *most* excited about Arabella #1, I would read and enjoy any of the options on offer!
How about a short story about space chickens or intergalactic trader who has a 40 foot cargo container of rare tea show up on their tent step and needs to get rid of it.
A short story in hidden legacy would be cool and fun.
I’m totally happy with anything but preference on Julie or Hugh!!
Angela Brewer says
Actually all of the above is more accurate for me so anything you do will make me happy
April White says
I will happily read anything you want to write. I’m super excited for more Julie and OMG Arabella. But, I also desperately want more Hugh, Maude and well basically, I honestly want all the books. Thank you for creating characters and books that I love.
Rita Beezley says
Sharon Leahy says
Smiles, I’ll never get enough of Innkeeper … any branch of the family, and the same with Hidden Legacy … I am so impressed with the depth and complexity of those story lines … Sweep in Peace has to be one of the all time best novels ever written. Namaste’, beautiful minds, enjoy your rest and relaxation, treat yourselves well, and follow your joy.
more Roman I ♡ that volhv.
Also next Maud and next Julie
I searched the comments for “Roman”. 11 hits. Glad to have company!
Although I would rank Derek, I mean Julie, barely over Maud but let’s be honest, it’s really about Helen. I love that kid.
It is the ripper cushions of being so cute. Helen is awesome.
But see you get Derek with Julie, so next Julie should mean Derek too ^_^
My vote is:
Arabella – I just can’t wait to see House Andrews explore and flesh out her metamorphosis powers and her “hidden secondary power” if she has one as her sisters do, or “double” as Rogan called it. What I’m assuming will be multiple love interests competing for the brainy, petite, debate club tormenting blonde and seeing how her nephew grows. Catalina having a kidlet/wedding while maybe Nevada has kidlet #2 who is totally different in powers than kidlet #1, maybe the hinted at love interest for Grandma Freda and continued exploration mom’s and Bernardo’s (Heart’s) budding “something fragile.” I also really want to see Arabella’s turn at a confrontation with the Maderos family.
Followed by Julie #2 and then the dark and grim Iron Covenant #2
I still think that a Madero will come courting Arabella. So far they would not know of her superpower, but wouldn’t Grandpa Madero want some Baylor genes in the family? He’s all about the strength and so far they been regularly defeated by Baylors and those the Baylors have chosen. From the uninformed outside Arabella looks as if she should be “easy to manage” and a quick way to join the alliance of the Baylor, Rogan, Harrison, Etterson, and Tremaine Houses.
That metamorphoses would happen when that Madero gets handsy. Chortling here.
Definitely Maud’s story for me. Very much looking forward to it.
Would be happy about Iron Covenant but I think you have said that will be a sad/heavy book? Not sure that would be my first choice at the moment.
Really looking forward to Arabella’s story but as we will get a book in that series next it may not be as urgent. Also, assuming you would like to have a bit of a change.
I haven’t read Blood Heir 1 yet so not as urgent to get the second book in the series (Can’t read Blood Heir until I read the last Kate Daniels. I have that one but kind of have to reread the whole series first because it has been a while but I am not sure where I put the first couple of (pre-kindle) books in the series and am too cheap to rebuy)
Tasha A says
Yeah I agree on the sad/ heavy book. Not sure I could handle that right now.
Would I read it anyway? Probably!
Mariana Chaffee says
all of the above… and maybe a glimpse of George and Jack, and Dina’s brother, and bring her parents home…..
and… and… and…
oh, heck, whatever makes you happy to write, because that will flow smoothly and fast.
Choosing is like choosing my favorite kid. I almost spazzed out!!! 🙂
Dianne Lawson says
I really like Julie and I’m interested in her story but the bad guy is so evil, I find reading the story to be too upsetting. It’s silly I know but there it is. I still want to know what happens so if you ever publish a cliff notes for the faint of heart, I will definitely get it.
Honestly, whatever you want to write. Hugh is probably last on my list because I don’t have much capacity for darkness right now. And my attention span is not at it’s strongest. Short and light and hopeful gets my vote. (:
Thank you for asking. I would like to read Innkeeper 5 next. Blessings to you and yours!
I’d be happy with anything – so a ‘you choose House Andrews’ option would’ve been the one I’d’ve picked!
Although… I admit to wondering what happened to Charlotte & Sophie between the end of Steel’s Edge & when George collected Sophie with Dina! Or even afterwards! Short Story/Drabble/Easter egg in another book?
George G says
Blood Heir with Iron Covenant a distant second. I could be wrong but feel like Hugh 2 is going to be dark.
1. Blood Heir #2 (Julie #2)
2. Innkeeper #5 (Sean and Dina #5) and Innkeeper-Blade #2 (Maud #2)
3. Hidden Legacy #7 (Arabella #1)
4. Something not listed above – Wishlisting sequel stories for “A Mere Formality”
5. Iron Covenant #2 (Hugh #2) – kinda dreading this given comments on how dark it will be…though I do want to read it.
6. Kinsmen #4
Thank you for even asking …
Enjoy the Holidays ???? ???? !
Iron Covenant #2 and Blood Heir #2 are both dear to my reading heart. Don’t make me choose. Please.
Cheryl Tittle says
What an amazing choice! Like being let loose in a candy store and told you can only have one item. I first think Sean and Dina because that was my first exposure to the writings and remains one of my all time favorite series. But then I want to know what Klaus has to tell Maud too… and I want to know what is going to happen to Julie and what will happen when Kate meets her… and what is going on with Arabella and the whole gang. You have created not just amazing worlds and societies, but also wonderful and interesting people that I’m emotionally invested in their happiness and success. Thank you so much for these friends I’ve found!
I can’t wait for Julie, so Blood Heir it is!! Tough choice though!
Thanks for the opportunity to vote, but whatever you feel like writing will bring me/us joy. Thanks also for working so hard on Ruby Fever! I’m really excited for that one!
Please write whatever will bring you the most joy! I deeply love every single thing you write, I re-read part or all of each of your series at least once a year, and would pre-order anything with your name on it even if I had absolutely no idea what it was going to be about. I voted for Arabella because I just finished re-reading HL #1-5 yet again and I am so excited to see what happens in her story (trilogy, I hope!). But my first priority, far above my desire for any particular story, is for you to continue enjoying what you do so that you never stop–I want to have new IA books to buy for years (hopefully decades!) to come 🙂
Blood Heir!! The action, the angst, that cliffhanger. Everything you write is amazing but I’ve been waiting for Derek and my girl Julie to get theirs since 2015 and I CANNOT WAIT. Innkeeper 5 is a close second though. Dina is also my girl and Orro is ????.
Please write whatever your muse tells you to write. I will read anything and I prefer for you not to stress yourselves out writing something that isn’t calling to you at the moment. 🙂
Hugh. Definitely Hugh.
I would like to know what happens to Deirdra and Erawan :))))
Gaëlle from France says
Erawan was the God elephant, right ? He is free now.
I would like to know what happens to Stoyan and Johanna !!! There was something here ????
More of Stoyan and Johanna, of course.
But I have a feeling we just might get lucky enough to have a glimpse at the now-free god elephant as well 🙂 It would be awesome :))))
Of course I will read all of the above, but Hugh’s story has been unfinished for soooo long… and I have re-read it soooo many times.
And I feel Hugh and Elara really deserve their happy ending -they have been through so much 🙂
Also, unfortunately for me, my brain just cannot let go, I keep speculating what happens next :)))))
I really don’t care which one it is I’d be excited for all of them.
I really loved your work over a long series with Kate Daniels. HL is similar since it is at least in the same family (but I must say I could read 10 books focused on Nevada and Rogan). It is so fun to see the character growth and relationship changes over time and events, plus you write it very well. I would love to see more of that!
Above all though, write what you want because we will read it!
And by “more of that” I mean anything in a longer series, not more KD or 7 more books of Nevada and Rogan (I’m not delusional, I promise!) ????
I will literally be happy with any of these options.
I think we need ranked choice voting(I’m joking, I don’t want to make more non writing work for anyone). That way I could pick them all.
Tiffany Higgins says
Innkeeper followed by Iron Covenant. I re-read Innkeeper when I’m sad and it helps.
That was a very difficult choice as I wanted to vote for multiples simultaneously. I plumped fro Hugh as he’s waited the longest. My other top votes were a Continuation of Julie’s story, and an Arabella story (I sense foundations being laid in Emerald blaze.). It’ll be interesting seeing the Andrews team rise to the challenge of a male lead who can handle Arabella as she’s such a strong character
Oh, I think it is entirely possible that Arabella would fall for someone quieter. A sort of introvert. Someone whose strength is a very different kind of strength than hers.
I cannot imagine her happy with someone like herself- they would quarrel all the time :))))
But I might be wrong of course :)))))
Patsy Tisdale says
I can’t vote. Sorry – too close to call. I want almost everything.
Thank you. Your writing and blog posts have kept me sane in a very rough 18 months. I always know that I can come here for a laugh, or a good cry. I have read and re-read every one of your books so many time I have lost count. Whatever you decide to write next I promise will be consumed just as eagerly.
Judy R. says
Although I did vote for Blood Heir, I love everything you write and am grateful for any publications. Thank you for sharing your skills and imagination with us.
Would love Hugh’s book, would kill for another Innkeeper and can somewhat patiently wait for Arabella’s story! Would also love to send you all snacks for writing but I guess I’ll telepathically send you good vibes instead! Xx
Kaye Hampton says
Kate Daniels’ world was the first series I read from you, and it has a big hook in me.
I’ll read anything you write, but I will always want more of Kate, even if she’s just mentioned in passing.
Susan Young says
I can’t vote! I’m happy with anything you write next!
I voted on my top pick but would be happy with any of them…or anything else you want to write.
Wow! This is an amazing list of possibilities and it’s near impossible to choose (though, of course I still voted!) You are so kind to give us a glimmer of hope that these projects are possibilities.
Whatever you decide will be the right one – and I appreciate all your efforts and interactions. I wonder what YOUR heart is telling you to work on next… which piques your interest at the moment… ? Whatever it is, that’s what you should do. You literally cannot go wrong.
Any of the above, but really, whatever grabs you both and causes least amount of stress.
Thank you for everything.
I love any and all of those. But i would adore a book of short stories.
I want to know about Barnabas and Christopher deciding to adopt.
A story about Dina’s parents meeting. How was he trapped in an inn?
Baby B growing up and dating. While her parents go nuts. Or just more about those kid’s adventures.
More about Saimin’s cousin
Jim as the Beast Lord. Heavy is the head… ????
Whatever you feel best works for you. I read everything you have published. You might have contract obligations to meet first, then you have your mental and emotional state to consider.
I love your books and the characters you create.
I may have voted for kinsmen, but I am happy with whatever comes next.
You write something that makes you happy. I pay money to buy it. Rinse and repeat. That easy.
I love this!
Patricia Schlorke says
When I saw the choices, I did a mental coin flip after I saw no all the above. ::peeks around the corner to hide before the stink eye hits::
My mental flip was between Julie or Hugh. Julie won because I want to find out what Derrick saw after eating the Sphinx’s heart. Plus, reading about executing evasive maneuvers was hilarious in Blood Heir.
Nelson Wood says
Would love to read Iron Covenant #2 . Loved the first book and it would be nice to read the rest of them. You are amazing writers and thank you so much for writing awesome books for us to read
Uh… /Looks at poll/ Whatever you guys feel like writing? I see no bad choices here.
Can we have a Sean&Dina 5 with a lot of Helen thrown in?! ????
All of the others are a fair “second” option too!
Thank you for putting up with us ????
asking me to choose just one is meannnnnn – I would have liked to have a first choice, 2nd choice thing LMAO. Anyway, I will be reading anything you put out so I am not worried about it.
I wish it would have been a rank order poll (where each respondent puts the list in order of preference top to bottom). It is too hard to choose just one. They are all very good and I would try any new book these authors write. I was disappointed to see Hidden Legacy so far down the list.
I want Blood Heir like I want to breathe, but I also absolutely love Hugh and Elara and that would be first chronologically and would fill in some blanks.
That said, if this was a question of whether or not I want an Arabella arc at all it would be a hard yes, it’s just 3rd on my priorities for when
Katie Woody says
Hugh or Julie, please and thank you!
It’s such a tough choice! Picking one feels like betrayal of the rest of them.
I’ll take whatever You’d offer
We can pick only one?? I really don’t care. I will read whatever you put out there.
Kate Zadoo says
I would be happy with anything you want to write. No pressure at all!
Eben Gay says
It must feel daunting to have started so many wonderful stories and now to have so many people clamoring for more on every single one of them!
Thank you for continuing with whichever you pick ’cause I’m waiting for them all! (though, of course, if it were Iron Covenant #2 or Blood Heir #2 that would be amazing : -).
Thank you for the survey! Im so happy Bloor Heir got so many votes. I need to know what happens with Julie and Derek. I can’t take not knowing what’s going to happen. Will they? Won’t they? Please have mercy. I need a sign.
While Sean and Dina are my absolute fav. I will honestly be thrilled with anything you decide to write. I just love your storytelling style and go back to reread everything I already own from you at least twice a year. I just hope you continue to write for many years to come. Wishing you all the best and a cooperative Muse.
Pam Roberts says
Darn! I voted for Hugh before I saw Arabella’s book. I love the Hidden Legacy series.
I would have picked Arabella (1) if I had seen it. Hugh and Julie are tied for me.
It’s so hard to pick just one. You guys write it, I’ll read it.
I voted, but don’t really care what comes next. I will read any (and all) of them!
William H says
I voted for more Inkeeper, but honestly any of it. I will read whatever new thing you’ve got coming out.
Ona J. Bass says
Iron Covenant #2 (Hugh #2)
Innkeeper #5 (Sean and Dina #5)
Blood Heir #2 (Julie #2)
Hidden Legacy #7 (Arabella #1)
Innkeeper-Blade #2 (Maud #2)
Something not listed above ———–> All of the above? But that is not useful.
Therefore, in order of preference: Iron Covenant #2. It might be dark, but it has been waiting in the wings forever.
Innkeeper #5: It would be nice to hear more about Sean and Dina. The Innkeeper books are generally homelike and friendly. Good balance to Iron Covenant.
Hidden Legacy #7: It is time for Arabella to have her book.
And finally, Julie #2. I would purchase and read a Kinsman. Maud is OK, but I like Helen a lot better. I will grant that it would be difficult to have a whole book about such a young girl, but I found her a lot more interesting than her mother.
My thoughts almost exactly, but I’d prefer the Innkeeper to come first–I guess I need some cozy!
Difficult choice. I mean, of course I want all of them, but which one *next* became a tie for me with Julie and Maud. I chose Maud since it’s been longer since she’s been out.
Like everyone else, I want everything! Though I’ll settle with whatever you guys decide. I love all the series!
Christine McCann says
Ooh, a deep bench of good series! Tough to choose, but Innkeeper – Blade #2 edged out Iron Covenant #2 by just the slimmest margin.
I’m so torn! I’d love to read more innkeeper and hidden legacy!!!
An Adira Kline book ! Her story & world is too interesting to leave to the shadows of the unexplored! Is there any hope for this incredible & noble warrior?
Yes! An Adira Kline story would be great; I’ve wondered about her too!
Seriously, anything you want to write is fine by me
INNKEEPER. MAUD. INNKEEPER. MAUD. INNKEEPER. MAUD. :))))
Marilyne Ménard says
Hi, I love all your work, but something i would really like to read is
George’s book in the Innkeeper universe.
Thought being able to read any of your books in true graphic novel and not choice (it cost a lot just to make choices…)
Johanna J says
Actually, like some of the others, my first response is that I’d be happy with any of those options (all of those options).
If I had to vote for two (I already voted for one), it would be: Iron Covenant #2 and Innkeeper-Blade (Maude #2).
How about we let you rest for a while and get ready for the holidays?? I know you need to write but this past year has been the pits for all. Take a break
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you, Ilona Andrews for the choices. It was difficult as I do not really have a favorite story (I like them all) so the last choice of something not listed above was very appealing.
Titan, the dog, chose Arabella Hidden Legacy so i went with that. He is spoiled because he has heard mainly hidden legacy stories growing up to dog hood. ????
But anything you write will be appreciated.
Before got further in the “present day” with innkeeper hopefully involving finding out what happened to Dina’s parents, I would almost want to get to know their story first. I liked the scene shared with the realtor and haunted house ????
Oh, so hard to decide! It was literally a dice roll between one of the two Innkeepers and Hidden Legacy.
My plan was to refresh the survey and vote for all of them – but the technology is to smart for me.
I would vote for…as you wish
actually, i want whatever sparks the most creative energy from you guys, springing from your minds like a cross between Zeus and an infant Xenomorph, spattering blood and gore and an expansion of the one of your many worlds.
Diane A Bloechl says
You forgot “all of the above”
Lisa Drum says
Just took the pill and picked ONE, though honestly – you are one of the few authors that I have loved every series you have written!
Susan Kim Reynolds, MD says
I voted for Blood Heir, but if Roman will show up in Iron and Magic #2, that would have been my first choice. However, I would gleefully devour anything you all write–how about Maud and Arland help Sean and Dina with the ad hal problems? A nice long Innkeeper would cover two options I liked!
Rachel K. says
I voted Innkeeper, but I will be delighted to read whatever project you dive into next. From following the blog, it seems live Ruby Fever was a difficult creative experience. My real vote goes toward whatever our benevolent Authorlords would find most enjoyable to work on. I will await all publications with fragile patience and ravenous hunger.
Annamarie Schmidt says
I honestly want you to write something that makes YOU happy. Anything that you write I’ll get to reap the rewards so if we make you happy I’ll get more– maybe and faster —maybe , but happy authors keep writing so make your selves happy!
That was hard!
Claudia C says
I’m the Queen of the BDH…..I’d Love Innkeeper-Blade #2 with Maud, Arland, Helen, Ilemina and Otubar . Klaus is introduced at the end of #1…….. Soooooooo
Greedy, greedy, greedy………
We need Dina and Sean in this book also with maybe a cameo from George and party.
PLEASE FIND THE PARENTS!!!!!!!!
But I need my Favorite Authors to be Happy and Healthy!
Please write what flowing in your head. I LOVE IT ALL!!
Thank you for sharing your Genius with us!
Any of the above? I love all those options and want to read them all- this is waaaay harder than being a little kid in the candy aisle. I know that you will eventually write all of them (I hope and pray!) so what one do I HAVE to have first, and which can I survive waiting on the longest… hmmm?
I really want Hugh and Julie’s books to come out and not be forgotten. I adore the innkeeper series and just got my son to read them so I should definitely vote for that- but I also adore Arabella and can’t wait to see her finish coming into her own.
I look forward to whatever you do
and will probably buy two copies regardless of what it is, just please pretty please, make sure you do in fact write all of the above eventually❤️
Eleia Nessler says
Those all sound amazing. I would be happy with any of them.
heeeey! I want to vote all of them :))))
Gaëlle from France says
I love everything you write, you are the best.
But Hugh 2 ou Julie 2 have my vote.
There’s something in the Kate Daniels universe that speak to me more than any other book than I’ve ever read. (And I read a lot…) They all have something more, something special, and I would beg for a little more, another glimpse of it…
Thank you again for what you create, it means a lot for us.
Hello, I desperately must know more about “PUT DOWN THAT COW!”
Hugh #2 pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂
Also, Hugh #1 was my favorite book from you guys… and that’s a difficult bar 😉
That may have been the most difficult vote I have cast since I turned 18…
I may regret it if blood heir and maud don’t cycle round for another 2 or 3 years, but I really really want to know about Hugh.
Kimberly au Telemanus says
InnKeeper # 5!!! Or anything Innkeeper!
These books have meant SO much to me, and I’ve read them so many times-I literally savor a new one slowly and carefully like expensive chocolate. I cannot wait for more Innkeeper❤️
My vote went to Blood Heir #2, but Maud #2 is my second choice.
Brooke Boyer says
Oh Innkeeper 5 please please please. I desperately want to know about Sebastian North and meet Dina’s brother ????????
I voted but it was basically a “YES!!!” To all of the above. I will buy/read anything published by House Andrews.
We are happy for anything!!!!
Paula Correia says
Hello, it’s very difficult and complicated to vote because I have to choose only one. I chose Blood Heir #2 (Julie #2) as I’m wondering if Julie and Dereck are together (please they have to be together). But I also want Iron Covenant #2 (Hugh #2)
Innkeeper #5 (Sean and Dina #5)
Innkeeper-Blade #2 (Maud #2).
To be clear, I know I said slight Blood Heir preference, but like many others here I want you to be happy and I’ll read anything you publish. Happily.
I truly can’t choose ????????
I now understand the term, “next to impossible”. Along with everyone else I want them all. I will be happy about anything you write even something different and new because your work is fabulous.
Actually choosing just ONE was torturous ????. I’d like them all… Please. Any order. When you’re able. I’ll wait. Lol.
I wanted to vote for two: Julie, then Arabella
That was a VERY tough poll. You guys are one of the few authors where I don’t have a series preference as I love them all…I just want more. lol. Thanks!
Sarah G says
Here’s what I want:
I want you both to be safe, healthy, and happy. I want you to find writing to be a joy and your lives to be conducive to finding, exploring, and sharing that joy. And if you somehow decide that you want to share any of that joy with complete strangers like me, I will consider it a privilege and pay you accordingly. Thank you for the joy you have brought to me and my family. Be well.
Greetings from Eastern Europe, Bulgaria ❤️❤️I vote for innkeeper, pls pls pls????????????
Bill G says
I voted to be able to see the results, but I don’t care. I want to read whatever you decide to write for us.
I’m looking forward to more form the Kate Daniels series. I would love to see Blood heir. I also love to see more instalments of Currans POV Loved those.
Any of them would be wonderful but Arabella’s book or Julie – Blood Heir #2 and Innkeeper Maud would all be at the top of my list. No wonder you are not sure where to go next, so many wonderful choices. Please just follow your Muse and choose the project that lights your fire. Thanks again for all you amazing work.
Don’t make me choose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some many good options. Can’t wait to read it all over the next few years!!!
I’m honestly good with anything you all write and gift us with. It’ll be well appreciated….but in my heart…..MAUDMAUDMAUDMAUDMAUDMAUD!!!!
While I say “whatever you want to write, I’ll read,” because that is both the truth and my desire to make you happy writers, I would love another Innkeeper book.
. . .
Followed by an Innkeeper-Blade book or Blood Kin/Iron Covenant (tied, although I know you said Iron Covenant #2 was going to be dark, so maybe that wouldn’t be a good fit right now), followed by Hidden Legacy (Arabella rules!, so maybe move that up?), with maybe a whole new universe/series (not last or least).
Or maybe I need to get out the D&D dice and figure out a mathematical way to decide! Or maybe with time travel I could have them all right now . . . .
I have yet to read a book/novel/story… by you that I did not love, so I happily buy whatever you will write.
That said, I would really like to read Iron Covenant 2 because I think you said it would be Elara’s book and I’d really like to know more about her
Julie and Derek (Aurelia Ryder #2)
Was torn between Blood Heir 2 and Arabella 1. Although given how much stress you guys found writing RF I suspect you want a break from Hidden Legacy for a bit. Lol
Kara Rogers says
There seems to be a problems with the polling software. I keep trying to vote for everything, and it’s not working. 🙂
Bruce R says
BDH (waiting for any HA book)
Michelle Ritterhoff says
I want to read, whatever you guys want to write. No matter what it is, it will be great. I just want you to enjoy the experience of writing it as much as I enjoy reading it.
While I love them all I think I’m torn between Innkeeper 5 and Arabella.
Innkeeper has been a comfort read for me through the pandemic. I truly love Orro.
On the other hand I adore Arabella. She’s a character with so much potential.
GAH! I can’t decide.
Wow, no all of the above button? But I want them all!!! Y’all are so kind to ask our opinions.
Go where your muse leads.
I want them all! I voted Innkeeper5, but I’ll be thrilled with anything. Write!
I can quibble with the order of the top three, but I’m happy with how the poll is turning out generally at this point (Julie, Hugh, Innkeeper5, Arabella, Maud, Kinsmen).
I voted! But also – I just want whatever you feel like writing – reading the list made me excited for all the possibilities!
Hundreds of comments & thousands of votes already! How long has this blog post been up!?
It was really hard to choose. Next time, can we please do ranked choice voting?
There are political systems that allow a type of voting like that.
Not that it matters too much as I’m sure you’ve got to write what you want to write and I will buy anything you write.
Karen Alonzi says
Aargh! We’ve all heard you lament how hard it is to meet a deadline when your heart isn’t in a particular storyline. Please, throw this poll away! Write whatever gives you joy. Write about whatever characters are currently living in your heads. We. Will. Read. It.
In my humble opinion we shouldnt go into Arabella story now couse we are full of other stories with the plot unfineshed alread: Hugh, Sean and Dina, Maud, Julie. Also we gonna read he next legacy book soon so it wouldnt be fair 2 the other stories if we didnt change.
Kinsman is very recent só it also it would be more fair geting other story.
So from the options of unfinished stories above its been só long since Hugh book that I dont have the itch for it at this moment and since we didnt have a big clif at the end of that one as we have the other ones it doesnt seem fair geting hugh next.
Dina and Sean plot is something that I dont think gonna be solved in the next book and the clif on theast book wasnt very big so it isnt a priority again in my humble opinion. That leave us Julie and Maud. Both with big clif in the last book both with probable big things happening on the next one. I miss Kate world more but if we gonna be fair Julie book come out not long ago and we are waiting for Maud big happy end for some time now. So I would must vote Maud.
Terry C says
I’d like to find out what happened to Dina’s and Klaus’ parents inn and the corrupted innkeeper ( klaus’ friend)
This was an extremely difficult vote ???? Rather painful to make any choice.
My top three are:
I wish I had more than one vote!
Although I voted for Arabella, I would love to additionally see both
and Iron Covenant (2).
House Andrews needs multiple selves!!
Love your writing abilities. Thank you! Really will appreciate whatever you choose to do. Do admit, really, really would like Iron and Magic #2 and an Innkeeper, miss them, but will be happy with anything or everything you do decide on. Do have to say, I’m in the middle, of a dull run on new books, so doing rereads, very happy that I have Fated Blades coming soon. Am also looking forward to Ruby Fever, congratulations on getting it closer to done, hope the editing goes smoothly and easily.
So thank you again, for everything you have done and are doing!!!!!
As a book devouring horde member, I want everything, but will be happy for what you decide to do, and when.
Want them all. Everything from you would be great. ????
Hi, dears – thank you so much for asking!
I recall you posting a similar question several months ago, and too many people said “everything,” and your response (more or less) was: “We can’t do it all at once.”
So … rough priorities. Please know that I, along with the rest of the BDH, will be THRILLED w/ anything that you put out. Right now, waiting a year for Ruby Fever seems like JUST TOO LONG.
That said, here goes:
1. Innkeeper #7 (Arabella): You’ve done such a fab job with the characters in each. I LOVE the family dynamics, the interactions – I saw you doing this kind of thing in your earliest works (the whole Kate Daniels series), but you keep getting better and better, and I so resonate in “being” with these characters. Arabella, in particular, is going to be an interesting one to mature. It’s kind of like Nevada was Kate v2.0. Basic badass/kick-ass heroine. Catalina had the specific challenge of maturing from shy wallflower to being the House Baylor leader, being a public face, making tough decisions … such an interesting evolution! And now, Arabella – whom we’ve always seen as a “kid,” with this underlying rage — evolving her is going to be SO interesting!
Also, where will the softness in her come from – the kind of softness that will let her be in a relationship? That will be an interesting and unusual thing; most heroines are allowed to be “strong,” but typically, women are not allowed to have rage. (Unless, of course, they’ve been hugely wounded – by a person or incident, or by society – but Arabella’s had a pretty decent life, and her anger is part of who she is.)
And I love the other characters in the mix; Leon, Bran, Mom (Penelope), Grandma Frieda – and I do want to see a little of that romance evolve between Sgt. Heart and Penelope. (She so deserves to be cared for, after having to be so tough for so long.)
2. Innkeeper #5 / Innkeeper Blade #2: I love those characters; pure escapism, and it would be lovely to sink into any stories about them. Your choice of whom you want to write about next.
3. Blood Heir #2 – I really enjoyed what you did with Julie in Blood Heir #1, and of course would happily read any sequels – I’m just not as invested in her yet as I am in the Hidden Legacy series or the Innkeeper series. Sometimes it just takes a while to deeply connect w/ a character.
Also – I’ve got to say – I feel more attracted to the entire suite of characters in the Hidden Legacy family, and to the Innkeeper family(ies). Its as though more characters lead to greater interaction-richness. And while plot is nice, and action/romance scenes are nice, what really makes a novel “sing” for me is the interactions between your characters.
4. Iron Covenant #2. Well – I really loved this. And of course I want more. But I do understand – you were finding this a “dark” thing to write, and if you need more time, I would be so totally ok with books from the other series.
Any Kinsmen-ish works or related … of course I’ve only read your first works, and they were a LONG time ago – and I feel that you’ve so evolved as writers, especially in terms of characters and their interactions. So I’m expecting that your latest will be much more interesting than your early works here. I don’t know if it would top out over some of your other series, though.
The thing is – if you’re feeling a particular draw to any of your books; if any of your characters and situations are calling out to you the most for that next evolution – I will be totally ok with whatever you do. And thank you for your efforts!
I wanted to vote for all of the above so really anything new from you guys will make my heart sing!
I would be happy to read any of the options. But I vote for whatever strikes your fancy. After what sounds like a challenging time with Ruby Fever you should get to have fun (and the standard writing frustrations) with whatever catches your muse.
Honestly I’ll take anything you want to put out. But I voted. I’m curious about the “something not listed above” because I sorta want to know what other stories are floating around your brains, but with the presence of the other options, I can’t bring myself to pick that one…
Although I voted for Blood Heir II i would love anything you felt able to write at this time
Crystal F. says
I would like to complain because I can only vote once. I need to be able to select all of the above!
J/k! Seriously though, if you write it then I will read it! I’m dying to read more of Julie but I’ll take anything!!
Honestly there is not a bad choice on the list IMO. I’d happily read all of them.
Just wanted to say that choosing was very difficult. I would be thrilled with anything. Just finished a reread of KD and it was like coming home.
Thank you ♥️
I love all of them- So torn between Arabella and anything Innkeeper Dina or Maud!
Still working my way through KD to be able to read Blood Heir!
Secretly loving there is still more already out there I haven’t read!
Vickie Loftis says
I would so bribe you with tea! Just say the word….
Lol! Can we vote more than once? ????
I want Arabella, Maude, and Julie equally. And everything else is a close second.
I picked a next book in your survey but I would be happy with any of them. I believe I’ve read and own (I re-read them when new books come out in a series) everything you’ve published.
I voted, but it was a hard choice. Basically, anything you want to write is greatly appreciated.
In my mind it was a straight up tie between Julie’s book and Hugh’s book, and I voted for Hugh because I love that voice actor’s voice so much! ( I hope you get him again – he is superb.) Frankly, though, if you write it, I will buy it and read it. My kids make fun of me at this point – “I know, Mom, Ilona Andrews is awesome, and you can’t wait until her next book comes out. Stop yelling “Put down that cow!” at us though – that’s just weird!”
The best thing is that even if I “lose” I win. I get the book I want most, or I get a book I want almost as much and the anticipation of the book I want most. Look at that list of possibilities! Preferably without over-stressing House Andrews.
The majority seem to be going for
Iron Covenant but last year you said it was pretty dark so if ya’ll aren’t up for that I can wait. Another Blood Heir would be great! But the story line that nags at me is Innkeeper. I don’t know if it would be a Dina or a Maud but I am really interested in what the Ad Hal are going to do about the “entity” that took Michael. Thanks for asking!!
Whatever you would enjoy writing the most. After coming out of publisher land you should have fun. Love them all so whatever comes out in whatever order is fone by me ????
I will take literally anything you guys write, but I can’t deny I’m jonesing for a little more Hugh or Julie.
I guess you have to be cruel to be kind. You are making us choose between the ones we love. I want to see more of Sean and Dena and lets not forget our loveable chef. But then there is Julie and Derek and how will they end up?But wait, how are Maud and Arland doing? I have become a member of the BDH….sorry, not sorry.
Can we have more of JACK?
Fell in love with him and that world.
Maybe he could be Bi and find his own lion (M/M)? Just a wish.
Judy E Schultheis says
Quite frankly, I voted for Blood Heir #2 only because you didn’t put an “All of the Above” option. Then Iron Covenant #2, then either Innkeeper book, then Arabella (PLEASE?), then another Kinsman.
Whatever you want, actually.
Voted Innkeeper 5, but honestly anything you guys dish out will make me happy 🙂 thanks for asking!
This decision is sooo not funny! Thank goodness I’m not the one that has to decide which gets written first!!!
They are all amazing series’. And we’re supposed to pick one? I’m greedy. I want them all, right now ????
Faith Freewoman says
Just so you know, I voted for Blood Heir #2, but it was tough because I’m also longing for Innkeeper #5. However, my longing for Blood Heir is a tad more urgent.
So glad you asked!!!!
This was difficult. I voted Hugh, but Julie and Arabella were close. Then I remembered how much I liked Maud’s book and how much I want to know what happened to her parents, which I think means a Sean and Dina book. So, it’s a good thing I don’t have to decide.
Crescent Wells says
What I yearn for is more of Maud and Helen!
This was way too hard. I changed my vote 5 times. Of course anything you give us is happily and gratefully received.
I’d read your grocery list (which I guess is kind of what the blog is, lol) but it was TOUGH to pick one. I’d be so happy with another Julie, Dia, Hugh, Arabella, Maud or George/Jack! Gimme whatever you will enjoy writing.
Diana N Rivis says
I’d ;ove to read either another Innkeeper or another Iron Covenant book.
Suzanne Bishop says
You missed out the option I needed…
I don’t care as long as you guys write it, have long since realised that if you write it I’ll like it.
MURIEL Awita Smith says
Kate Daniels’ world is the best! Always a Kate Daniels fan!!
Either Julie, because I love the KD worldbuilding or Arabella, because I remember you mentioning her romantic plot was different from how you’ve done it so far (that is, it wouldn’t be confirmed to be X or Z till the end, instead of a single candidate) and I’d love to see you trying something like that.
Also Iron Covenant because Elara’s spooky vibes are immaculate. And Hugh! So handsome, so messed up! And–
(I will be happy no matter what you write. I tried some Jade Citrus Mint tea and liked it, it’s pretty refreshing. I also got this White Bloom type that’s got the little flowers that open once you pour in the hot water? It looks so beautiful!)
Katie R says
Yeah, pretty much any of them is fine with me. I chose Iron Covenant but of course I’m absolutely fine with whatever comes my way.
1930’s noir mystery. Locked room would be even better.
If not, gothic romance. Running woman in nightgown, light in the house behind her.
I bet you could do it.
All or any would be great!
Nancy Weaver says
Went with Maud because I think she has a story bursting to bloom.
Really want a hidden legacy spin off from another minor character like Regina, but Ruby gave you so many fits I couldn’t do it to you. Arabella can grow up a bit more before she tells her story also. I’ll just reread the series a couple of more times to keep me happy.
George! I really want to know what happens with him. So much.
Hidden Legacy – Arabella is definitely my number one want to see happen. This series changed my view on all books that follow one character over the course of immerse growth. I NEED to see that same thing for Arabella, Leon and hopefully in the course of seeing them grow we see and get bits of Pen, Bernard. Hopefully can take it beyond the Bayer’s and into others in this world that I have just fallen in love with.
I want for Authors to get some well needed rest and be healthy – so they can write awesome things for the next 40 years 😀
How many votes do I get? I want Iron Covenant #2 and Blood Heir #2 and Innkeeper – Blade #2 and Hiden Legacy #7 and ….
(I have yet to start reading the Kinsmen series)
Puāwai Kopu says
Why why is Kinsmen at such a minority. Love this world and it’s potential for awesome…
I mean, love the other books you guys write too but I don’t know how many times I’ve re-read Silent Blade.
Stephanie F says
Such a hard decision!! As many have said, I want all of them! 🙂
I’m currently in the midst of re-reading Hugh’s book so that edged me into voting for Hugh 2, but I’m truly happy to read whatever you want to work on next.
Many thanks to you & Gordon for writing such amazing characters/worlds. You, your work, and your willingness to engage with your audience are very much appreciated. Happy writing!!
I recently re-read all the Innkeeper books and short stories and really feel a compelling need to find out what’s the story with Dina’s parents.
When you have time…please 🙂
Anything with Hugh, please!!
Although, you could write in the back of a cereal box and I would buy it, just to read it. Love you!!!
Nita Parson says
Love Blood Heir but excited about Maud. Love her character and play with her child and husband
Anything you write. Which ever one you feel the most inspired to or happy in writing next.
Which option is all of the above?
Wow, so hard to choose. You have so many amazing series and stories, but I guess this is about prioritizing. I choose, 1, but would be happy with any really. You’re amazing authors. I’ve loved all your stories.
I will happily read anything you write ❤️❤️❤️
Christina Hanley says
Dang that was a hard choice. It also makes it easy for me because whatever yall write next I’ll be happy. Julie just barely edges out Maud, Dina, Arabella and Hugh for my opinion ????
Too bad I can only choose one. I went with Iron Covenant (and I used to hate Hugh). Blood Heir or Hidden Legacy are next up, followed by Kinsmen…
As usual though, I am happy about whatever gets published, your books are always great.
Oh, one thing!! You wrote a short story/novella about magical families owing fealty to certain more powerful families, I am blanking on the title. Loved the concept but it might be overall too similar to the world of Hidden Legacy.
Moderator R says
The story you’re thinking of is Of Swine and Roses ????, it can be found in Small Magics https://ilona-andrews.com/katie-daniels-books/#small and it was indeed a precursor to HL ☺️
Tasha C says
I wanted to vote for two — either of the innkeeper books!!!
Honestly happy with all of them!
So… bribes won’t work?????
Carina M Paredes says
I wish you could accept gifts. I would send you lots of tea, yarn and other goodies.
IF we could get the yarn there safely it would have to have a copy of “Dragon Naturally Speaking” attached. Knitting as stress relief is fantastic. If lots of us sent yarn it could get in the way of the WRITING muse. I had a flash of Ilona diving into a dumpster sized bin of yarn saying “I know I saw that chartreuse mohair…”
How do you choose?! Out of necessity I would devour Blood Heir, Iron Covenant and Hidden Legacy!
Taylor H says
1st pick: Tie between Arabella #1 and a Hidden Legacy book led by Pancakes (if that’s on the table…)
2nd pick: Maud #2
But I agree with everyone saying to follow your creative spirit and write whatever brings you guys joy! 🙂
I’d have voted for a Maud & Helen / Julie cross-over, but that wasn’t an option
Write whichever book is singing to your heart the loudest!
Blood Heir #2 please then Iron Covenant #2. LoL..
I honestly can’t choose. It all sounds amazing. Please work on what will bring you the most joy to write at this time. Also: I am so loving these teas from Mountain Rose right now:
Sara B. says
I saw the Mountain Rose teas — thought they should be in Mrs. Rogan’s pantry!
Yvonne A. says
I would be happy over every part of the list, but when I can choose I would really love a next inkeeper whith dina and sean
Nanette Furman says
Gods, any and all in the poll. Drooling. Don’t burn out, but please keep going.
Laurie Hicks says
I absolutely love the innkeeper. But Arabella…she’d be fun.
Kristan Paige Hall says
I honestly don’t care. Not to bring down everyone’s mood, but the love of my life passed away last week. Anything you write will be a welcome respite from my reality of a life without him in it. I would even be grateful for a snippet that I read over and over again.
Moderator R says
I’m so sorry for your loss, Kristan.
Kristan Paige Hall says
Thank you so much.
Amber Amber says
My heartfelt condolences… I can not even imagine what you are going through. Huge hugs!
Kristan Paige Hall says
Thank you, Amber x2
It gets better, my dear.
My love left us just over 5 years ago. I still miss him every day.
But you can go on and you can be happy. Just keep yourself interested in the world and things will ease.
(I read Ilona Andrews to help get me “out of myself” then and I still do.)
Richard Cartwright says
That gives me some hope as well. Thanks
Kristan Paige Hall says
It’s so impossible to ever see the possibility of ever being happy again, so thank you for sharing that.
Richard Cartwright says
Kristen, I am coming up on two years without my soul mate of 40 years. I won’t bs you and say it will get better with time because the hole in my soul is still there. But the happy memories tend to overcome the sad. Still tears, but they become a balm rather than a burn.
Kristan Paige Hall says
Thank you for the lack of BS. Truthfully, I’ve been hiding out at home because I can’t stand hearing all the “he’s in a better place now” and “time heals all things.” I know people are just trying to help, but…
I will honestly read anything you write, so please, just keep writing…. please!!! Does it help if I say all of the above? Lol
Also, Kate and Curran are always my #1. Would love to see what they’re doing – even if it’s a short story or small glimpses in Julie and Hugh’s books.
Linnaea Murray says
Definitely cannot let go of the Hidden Legacy series…
Linnaea Murray says
I was hoping it was a multiple selection list… I chose Julie, with Hugh being a close second. But realistically, I would read a post-it note from you guys and be happy, so you do you. Which one excites you?!
If you write it, we will read it. A bit of field of dreams from a strong KD horde member. I frequently face customer service issues with, “If it bleeds I can kill it.” Attitude. Most never catch on to the reason for my big grin. Your to-do list looks delish. Enjoy.
I’d be pretty happy with almost all of them or with something you just came up with. Equally I want to know more of what happens next so…
Oh wow! Can I be greedy and just say ‘all of the above’? Seriously though, I’ll read anything ????
A. G. Boggs says
Um, can I vote for any and all of the above? I don’t really care which one is next, just waiting til you are able to get it done
House DeMille says
INNKEEPER. Either/both whatever… The Innkeeper stories are the books I re-read and re-read all the time. The other series are fun also, but to me they’re more or less just something to read while waiting for more Innkeeper (apologies to House Baylor/Rogan, Kate and Curran…)
I agree. I love them ALL. But I really think that Innkeeper tends to be underrated by the BDH!
I had to choose Innkeeper Blade 2, because I’m dying to know what Klaus has to say!! Will he admit to being an arbitrator? Will he have information on their parents? So many questions!! Plus, Maud is a straight-up Badass!! But Julie would be a very close second. I loved Blood Heir. It might have been – dare I say it? – my favorite Ilona Andrews book ever! Plus Julie&Derek 4 Life!!!
Jan B says
2. Blood Heir
3. Iron Covenant
4. Innkeeper Maud
All of the above. Pretty please.
I had opinions until I saw the list and then just wanted them all.
Bob Harris says
Anything Innkeeper. You could finish the story arc about Dina’s parents, you would take a tangent and write about an incidental character that visited the Inn, write a short story, show Maud’s magical powers evolving, etc…
First, I want everything, so I’ll be happy however the order turns out.
From a polling perspective, I think it’s important to note (not sure if someone else pointed this out already) that the desire for things like the next Kinsmen and Arabella stories are going to jump once we have the current Kinsmen and the finale of Catalina’s story in our hot little hands.
(It seems really really greedy to ask for the next two of those series when we already know two new ones are up on deck.)
This was a ridiculously difficult choice to make! If there was a “I’ll take whatever” option, I would have chosen it. I honestly don’t think I could even rank the choices 1-6. I will happily read anything you put out, even if it was a cleverly written grocery list.
Anything in the KD world is always going to get my vote.
Richard Cartwright says
This is tough. Ilona has mentioned that Iron Covenant 2 is dark and might be difficult to write emotionally. That said, time wise it will be moving into the events of Magic Triumphs and laying the backstory for Hugh and Alara having contact with Julie and later helping her with their common problem. Which might make it better having an Iron Covenant book before the next Blood Heir book.
Innkeeper universe: Sweep of the Blade 2 has an another upcoming wedding and a long lost brother. Innkeeper has Dina and Sean’s happy right now with an undertone of “who is Sebastián North?” Also a potential wedding. Presumably with less blood weapons. Maud’s wedding will be a big deal and would have to somehow include Dina and Sean. Are there housesitters for Inns? By the same token, Maude, Arlan and Helen at a minimum would need to be at Dina and Sean’s wedding.
Because you did a vampire wedding in Sweep of the Blade 1 perhaps it would be better to go with an Innkeeper wedding. Because Caldania and Orro putting a wedding together has epic comedy potential. Although the Supreme Predator organizing her son’s nuptials and butting heads with her Maven is very attractive.
All that said, it’s going to be a trick dealing with those issues whilst making either book. In the end I would go with Sean and Dina.
Kinsman: With Fated Blades coming out later this month, I would rather see things in your other universes first.
Hidden Legacy: Unless there’s a story already in y’alls heads clamoring to get out, that seems to be at the bottom of the list, especially if its dependent on the publisher picking it up.
My suggested writing order.
Iron Covenant 2
Blood Heir 2
Sweep of the Blade 2
Kinsman book TBD
Hidden Legacy Arabella
KD universe Roman book post Battle of Atlanta pre Julie makeover
KD universe Derek’s early days with Ice Fury ( although I suspect that would create too many spoilers for the Blood Heir series)
Of course, in the end it’s what you two want to write. Heck I would buy your grocery list if you published it.
Wow! Thank you for asking!!! That was tough since there are no bad choices. Ultimately I would like to see Iron Covenant 2, simply because we’ve had Blood Heir and Innkeeper most recently and I want to know what happens next with Hugh and Elara. We know – mostly – where they end up, but I’d like to see the rest of the journey.
Whatever the results and whatever ends up being written, I know I will be happy to just settle in and enjoy the latest tale.
Hi. I lurk, I don’t post, so, here goes my first. This is why you’re the best. You ask what we want next. I’ve been reading you since I stumbled on Kate in a small brick and mortar store (sigh) back when Magic Strikes first came out. Fan girl ever since. My son writes and I send him many of your blog posts. He finds them interesting and helpful. He just had his first book published by a small publisher so, thanks for the advice!
Congrats to your son!
It’s a Roman HEA for me. As Sam says, in and out of his Eeyore jimjams. In or out of Atlanta. Maybe at a volhv convention…
Choosing just one was so hard!!! I will wait though. It is always worth the wait, no matter how much I want to pull my hair out over it.
Haha looking at how close it is. Not sure we’re helping at all!
Nicci Madsen says
I love all of your books and love reading them. I would be happy with any of them although Iron Covenant and Blood Heir would be my first choices.
Blood Heir 2! D+J Forever!!
Wow. No wonder you have trouble deciding. Each of these are what we are waiting for. Love love love. However I vote for Hugh. …..or innkeeper……..no Hugh ????????
Donna M Waltz says
I want them all. I want them all! And I want them now!!! 😉
My order of what I would love to read next.
1. Innkeeper #5
2. Innkeeper Blade
3. Hidden Legacy – Arabella (she would a hoot)
4. Blood Heir
5. Iron Covenant
I don’t think we can say it enough but I’ll echo it every time; please, write what makes you happiest. And after that I voted for Hugh#2. If allowed second, third, fourth and more choices; Julie, Maude, Dina, any HL. I feel like I’d really savor the next Hugh, it’s been so long. I’m still a little nervous about the “dark” if that remains, but I love his evolution and Elara is simply fascinating.
Innkeeper all the way! Anything/everything Innkeeper! The struggle to keep waiting is real!
IRON COVENANT!!! We need some testosterone for the male readers/fans!
I’d love to see more Kinsmen. I also like the Hidden Legacy books, so I’d be happy to have more of both of those. 🙂
Elle Dechene says
That was a really tough choice, which means I’ll love whatever you are moved to write next.
My personal favorite series, though, is the Innkeeper Chronicles (whether it be Dina or Maud), so of course I ended up voting for Maud because we’re left a bit hanging at the end of her and Arland’s story. Klaus is there? With news? Surely this will draw Dina and Sean into the mix. It’s fun to see Arland and Sean’s interactions.
My second favorite is the Edge series, which I read after Innkeeper Chronicles. I was so delighted to find the backstories for George et al., albeit they are quit grim in places. It would be terrific to see more intersections between the Edge and Innkeeper Chronicles. Actually, my pet theory is that Dina’s father is from the Edge.
Looking forward to anything House Andrews rights, always intriguing and delightful.
Elle Dechene says
Oh, and Inkeeper at a combined vote (as of this moment) of 33% is clearly in the lead! 🙂
I picked Maud #2 because I want to know why Maud’s brother showed up and what happened to her parents. Also, I need a dose of Helen.
Christine Eaton says
I voted Hugh #2 but struggled to not vote for Julie #2. (It felt greedy since that was the most recent from the Kate Daniels world. ) BUT I am invested in Elara, and now Hugh’s, people and life. I want to know more about what Elara is and Hugh is fascinating and gahhhhh….I just checked. It’s been 3 years since Iron and Magic. It’s time.
But then. On the other hand. I am completely anxious to get Julie and Derek’s romance!!!
Life’s hard decisions.
(Taking a deep breath. Letting it out.)
Reminding myself: Who are your favorite authors?
Answer: Ilona Andrews
***** yes, y’all are the answer to security questions ******
Because whatever gets written will be AWESOME!!!!
So my question back to y’all is, “What do both of you want to write?”
Whatever makes you snicker (giggle, chuckle). Laughter is so good right now.
I voted, but it’s not so much that I want one story more intensely than the others. It’s more that I want to “get my taster set”, as my MIL says when we are deciding on a restaurant.
Do I want habanero salsa? Or eggs three ways? Or fresh bread in the castle kitchen? Any really, I just like to know which so I can enjoy the anticipation.
I think it’s wildly generous of you to let your readers know what you are working on. Thank you!
Sara B. says
After some thinking, I did come up with a writing subject that was not, specifically on the list.
How about a transition novella from Catalina to Arabella, like “Diamond Fire” was transition from Nevada to Catalina? I think the novella’s are shorter (don’t know if they are easier to write, though).
Your choice of what inspires you to write (or makes you do the evil “hehehe” thing). I just want to know what happens next for everybody …
This really needs an “all of the above” option ????????. But since I had to pick, more Hugh!
blood heir or Arabella 1 would be my preference. TBH I am not all that interested in Hugh. I think I just need him to stay a bad guy after the Aunt B thing. I did read Iron Covenant but I still want him to be in the bad guy zone.
However, perhaps you are due pallet cleanser to refresh your zeal, some story you might find refreshing and exciting. You write good stuff no matter what but I think the reader’s can tell when the author(s) are passionate about what they worked on.
Y’all know y’all are wrong for this, right? I have straight up analysis paralysis!! No matter what it is, it’s gonna be great, so I really can’t choose.
Now, I’ll just impatiently wait for you guys to write all of these