Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales [NOOK Book]

Overview

Buyer beware . . .

Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk ...

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Overview

Buyer beware . . .

Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.

No one knows that better than Gage. Turning his back on his own kind, he left the magical Ivory Tower where cruel witches and warlocks rule, a decision that cost him the right to practice magic. And if he disobeys, his punishment—execution—will be swift.

Though he's tried to fly under the radar, Gage can't hide from powerful warlocks who want him dead—or the secrets of his own past. But with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, Gage might just make it through this enchanted world alive.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Drake (the Dark Days vampire series) very ably spins a series launch about a tattoo artist with big secrets. This alternate universe contains evil warlocks and witches, tradition-bound elves, an ancient purveyor of equally ancient treasures both real and mystical, and plot twists designed to enchant. Gage fled the cruel Ivory Towers and life as a warlock to run his Asylum Tattoo Parlor, assisted by troll Bronx and elf Trixie. Those wanting some ink with a little magic sprinkled in come to Gage. The sadistic warlocks have forbidden Gage to use his magic on pain of death, so he keeps a low profile, but when he mixes a breathtakingly rare ingredient into a tattoo for a dying woman, he stirs up trouble that sends the plot caroming with ferocious intensity to a satisfying but open-ended conclusion. Agent: Jennifer Schober, Spencerhill Associates. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062117861
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 46,392
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The bestselling author of the Dark Days series and former financial analyst, Jocelynn Drake lives in Kentucky.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Lots of fun

    I truly enjoyed this. The short stories (asylum tales) helped to flesh this out. Read them first.

    45 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Good read- looking forward to next installment

    I normally gravitate to books with a female protagonist or a male/female combo with the option of paranormal kinkiness. This book has a male protagonist, and was still quite good. Similar to Jim Butcher novels. Quite a bit of action, magic, paranormal activity, and a little "will-they-won't-they" suspense.

    43 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Great read.

    Really lookung forward to the next one.

    13 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    I thought this book had potential but ended up being too dark fo

    I thought this book had potential but ended up being too dark for me. It did not have enough light or good to balance out the bad. Even our Hero does things for selfish reasons and not for the good of anyone else really. It just did not follow through.
    Too much language, and darkness and a graphic sex scene totally out of character of the book and not needed in any way.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Good book

    Free friday book.....it was good and I'd read more of Drake's books. Only difficulty that I had....kept forgetting the main char was male! Author may want to work on her masculine voice. :)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Loving and hating it.

    I'm finding the story lines and premise is fabulous but I'm bristling at the description of the interactions with the love interest. Everything is so melodramatic and based on appearance. I get it. He loves her boobs and blond hair. What about the rest of her?
    Also, this is coming off as a man has to save the woman type book. So over it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    I read this as the Free Friday book and thoroughly enjoyed it. S

    I read this as the Free Friday book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure, it is a tiny bit obvious with the renegade good guy and the knock out female (damsel in distress) although she did seem quite feisty, and the good strong friend, but the chemistry came through and the personalities were well fleshed out. Creative uses of various legends and genres, magic, faeries, even vampires and werewolves! I would recommend highly!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Loved it!

    This is a really good book .... although i was not expecting the sex scene at all..... besides that i loved the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Love it

    It jumps around a bit but it has you hooked until the end. Can't wait to read the next book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Great read!

    I previewed this book months ago for the bookstore I work at (merchandising specialist) and loved it! I used it as a staff pick too. The action starts immediately and keeps on going. I absolutely recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Good

    I liked this first book in the series.it seems as though Gage has a very active life with lots of plot twists and turns. I can't evenbegin to imagine what will happennexy. My interest is piqued to know what will happen next, but I'm not in a panic to do so. The book was good, with caring and compassionate characters that were not the norm. Overall, I recommend this book to others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Enjoy

    This was an enjoyable book. So good I had to purchase the rest of the Asylum Tales! First read from this author and I know I will enjoy the others.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    A different take on fantasy

    Lovely world built and dramatic story Characters are instantly likeable Hope this sries continues

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

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    Urban Fantasy, Very Readable!

    Short-take: Angel's Ink is an urban fantasy novel packed with enough action to keep even the most jaded reader engaged. Gage, the main character, is a partly-trained warlock and fully-trained tattoo artist and potion-stirrer (what a quirky word...stirrer...). He finds himself embedded in trouble and feuds: I like the fact that he becomes aware of the layers and layers of trouble he is in as he tries to clear away the problems he knows he's created. Gage is a persevering kind of character; he brings hope to the reader. This book is enjoyable on many levels: urban, fantasy, romance, mystery. Author Jocelynn Drake really does provide the impetus to keep turning the pages... Caveat: there is some sexually explicit, adult content...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Some of the story lines and characters are a bit cliche, but it

    Some of the story lines and characters are a bit cliche, but it was a fun read and over all I enjoyed it. I thought at the end it all came together well. I would read the second one, though I'm not sure if I really want to -pay- to read the second book. 

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Liked it

    This was quite different than any other I've read, but it was good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Highly recommend a must for everyone

    I really enjoyed this book with the twists and turns. It is an easy read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    Questionable Taste

    Question for potential book club discussion: Does one Very Explicit sex chapter make this pornography? And does this ruin what is otherwise an entertaining story? I would like to read more of the characters (very reminiscent of Jim Butcher's wonderful Harry Dresden, but without the clever quips), but will forego future volumes if they come with explicit descriptions of body parts and their functions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Great read, makes you want a tattoo!

    Warlocks and Elves, Oh my. Throw in magic tattoos, witches, warlocks and love, great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Great Story could not put it down

    I wasn't sure I would like this book until I started reading and then I was hooked. It was great reading all the way to the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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