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Of Swine and Roses - Ilona Andrews
Of Swine and Roses
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3.72 290
A young adult story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever. Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into "his" neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family... show more
A young adult story about a girl, a pig, some magic, and the worst date ever.

Chad Thurman is a thug, who carries brass knuckles in both pockets and lays magic traps for intruders into "his" neighborhood. The last thing Alena Kornov wants to do is to go on the date with him. But when her family pressures her, she can't say no. Now the ice-cream is absent, the pig is running for its life, and we won't even mention the dead guy...

This story previously appeared as a free read on our website.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B004QT6ZPK
Publisher: Ilona Andrews, Inc
Pages no: 21
Edition language: English
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
3.0 Of Swine and Roses by Ilona Andrews
Alena Koronov reluctantly agrees to go on a date with Chad Thurman after her mother tells her it will increase their family's chances of getting a desperately needed loan. The date goes badly and ends with Alena covered in clay and coal dust, in possession of a pig, and possibly in trouble with the ...
The Great Destroyer
The Great Destroyer rated it
4.0
Finally a good short story.
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
3.0 Of Swine and Roses
This was a cute but very short story revolving around a girl who goes on a date to appease her family. The date goes horrible and involves a pig, yes an adorable little pig. I thought the story was sweet and I liked the twist despite having guessed it. There were some issues with the spelling and/or...
Lurv a la Mode 2
Lurv a la Mode 2 rated it
1.0
I honestly don't get why this one is so popular. Took me about twenty minutes to read and if seems nothing like the usual exciting Ilona Andrews worlds and characters. Surface thoughts and interactions for the most part. Was frustrating that most of this very short short short story is the heroine(w...
Horrorvacui000
Horrorvacui000 rated it
It had potential to be something cute, but it was under developed, even for a short story. Also, I don't mind paying for most author's shorts, but not if it's so short that I managed to read it in less than 10 minutes. That needs to be for free or included in an anthology.
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