Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales

Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales

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by Jocelynn Drake
     
 

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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

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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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062117861
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Asylum Tales , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
86,106
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jocelynn Drake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Days series and lives in Florida. When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found playing video games, watching movies, or hanging with her family.

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Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 344 reviews.
cjmMS More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this. The short stories (asylum tales) helped to flesh this out. Read them first.
Kindereduk8r More than 1 year ago
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.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
hextat More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book .... although i was not expecting the sex scene at all..... besides that i loved the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It jumps around a bit but it has you hooked until the end. Can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
memsie More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warlocks and Elves, Oh my. Throw in magic tattoos, witches, warlocks and love, great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hooks the reader from the start!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has you rooting for the characters and wondering what will happen next. I plan to read the next book too.
lady_bookwormKY More than 1 year ago
I did not believe this would be as good as it turned out. I do not have a strong base in sci-fi lit so someone who does would know more about the characters and their normal traits based on what supernatural being they were. But, I was still able to follow along and enjoyed the book a good deal. I will read more by Drake.
taw14 More than 1 year ago
Dynamic tale with never ending plot twists. Leads a good story to the second installment.
lvobrien More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up as a Free Nook Book Friday. It is enjoyable. It's easy to like the characters and the every day problems and arguments are, well, human. Ok, not quite. But you'll have to pick up a copy to find out.
SandyDC More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this new take on the urban fantasy story, Until I hit the utterly unnecessary sex scene. Snip that out and you've got a good tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantasy world with strange creatures AND an urban setting. I found the chatacters under developed, but I didn't start with the author's short stories. Not appropriate for young readers due to sexual content
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is typically my favorite genre but minus the 1 unnecessary mild sex scene this book could be part of a series for young teenagers. Written front the hero's perspective the balance of the main characters have not been developed properly. I had to force myself a bit to finished. I will not be buying the balance of the books. Anti climactic.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down. I have never read a book as quickly as i have read this book. Totaly worth the read. Its about a tatoo artist and his coworkers going on an incredible jurney with the magical world and even the grim reaper. I loved it and deffently would recomend it to anybody!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really lookung forward to the next one.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I had fun reading this book . Having a friend in the industry allowed me to looked at the whole picture . Well done . Storyline interesting and it made you feel as if you were actually there. Great job !
Anonymous 9 months ago
Some interesting ideas and likeable characters but overall this was only ok for me. I'm not sorry I read it, but I won't be continuing on in the series either.