The Asylum Interviews: Bronx: An Asylum Tales Short Story

The Asylum Interviews: Bronx: An Asylum Tales Short Story

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by Jocelynn Drake
     
 

The first of two prequel stories to Jocelynn Drake's Angel's Ink. It's not easy being a tattoo artist and a wizard, especially when you're in hiding. Or when a botched ink job has amplified an incubus's existing sex appeal into one that could wreck the whole town. And your only help is a troll.

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Overview

The first of two prequel stories to Jocelynn Drake's Angel's Ink. It's not easy being a tattoo artist and a wizard, especially when you're in hiding. Or when a botched ink job has amplified an incubus's existing sex appeal into one that could wreck the whole town. And your only help is a troll.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062118233
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Asylum Tales Story
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
113,137
File size:
935 KB

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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The Asylum Interviews: Bronx: An Asylum Tales Short Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy if this ebook from the author from a giveaway on a blog/book review site, Literal Addiction. I haven't read any of Jocelynn's other work...but that will change :-) The Asylum Inerviews:Bronx is a short story that is 64 pages long and tells the tale of how Gage, the owner of Asylum Tattoo and Bronx, a troll met and came to work together. You also meet Parker, an incubus and a couple of other magical beings. There is a bit of action but it is mostly about world and character development. I am glad that I won the drawing and had a chance to read a story and discover an author I may not have otherwise. I will definitely be adding Jocelynn Drake to my authors to read list and will be checking out the next short story, The Asylum Interviews:Trixie when it is released in September and then Angel's Ink in October! P.S. you get a sneak peek at Angel's Ink (first two chapters) at the end of the story. Tami P
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: Jocelynn Drake is easily in my top 4 Urban Fantasy Author list, and I love the way she writes. I was a steady Dark Days fan from book #1 to the conclusion, so when we hosted Jocelynn for an Author Event and she told us in a live chat about the new series concept she was working on I was immediately excited. The Asylum Interviews - Bronx is the first story of The Asylum Tales series, released as an eNovella. In Bronx, we meet the central hero of The Asylum Tales series, Gage, a Mage and Tattoo Artist masquerading as strictly human. Tattoo parlors in Low Town aren't like those that we know.... While you CAN get some amazing permanent skin art, the ink is mixed with potion ingredients to give the purchaser that little extra magickal edge (depending on what they need and are willing to pay for). It's evident from his actions in the story that Gage is a good guy, a loyal friend, and a savvy businessman. It's also apparent that he's having trouble fighting his true nature by not doing magic, but he's not willing to give up his independence. Keeping his secret and living on the straight and narrow as much as possible takes its tole on Gage though, and I am very excited to learn more about him and how he handles this balance as the series continues. We also meet Parker, Gage's best friend. Parker could prove to be an interesting character as well... An Incubus madly in love with his girlfriend and desperately seeking a strictly monogamous relationship, despite the fact that it's killing him - literally. My favorite character of the Novella was its namesake though. Bronx is a troll looking for a job at Gage's tattoo shop - Asylum. He's an enigma - where trolls rarely speak, Bronx is well spoken. Where trolls are generally solitary creatures, Bronx proves that he can be a great friend and ally. He's also an incredibly talented Tattoo artist. He's very multi-dimensional and I can't wait to find out more about him. Given the outcome of the first couple hours and days that Bronx and Gage knew each other, the engaging storylines surrounding these two could be infinite. The Asylum Interviews - Bronx was action packed, engaging, and in true Jocelynn Drake fashion...beautifully written. The world is wonderfully crafted, unique, and full of magick and interesting players. It was a nice sneak peak into the Asylum Tales world and just made me want more right away. I had been excited for Angel's Ink for quite some time, but after reading the prequel eNovella I wanted it even more. LITERAL ADDICTION gives this fresh, new approach to Urban Fantasy 4 Skulls. I immediately Pre-ordered The Asylum Interviews - Trixie, which will be coming out on 9/4/12, and I already had October's release of Angel's Ink Pre-ordered. I can't wait to get even more engrossed in these characters and this world! Like the tattoos that Gage and Bronx provide, I have a feeling they'll leave a permanent mark. :)
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AJae More than 1 year ago
The book was really good, entertaining, interesting and fun--can't ask more than that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it so much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What if the dead lady was just REALLY REALLY old? And maybe Ricky is using his imagination. Keep writin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I woke on a stretcher with my arms and legs tied down with thick leather cuffs that restricted much movement. I realized that I had been stripped of my old clothes and was now wearing only a pair of white hospital trousers. The cut on my arm had been stitched up with what appeared to be fishing wire. What I saw as they wheeled me through the halls to my room was something from a nightmare. <br> In one room, a man in his forties repeatedly hit his forehead against the glass part of the door, blood dripping from a hole in his gorehead and a circle of blood on the window. A couple of young girls were fingerpainting their room with a bucket of blood. A man stood in the middle of his room, dancing with the corpse of a long dead woman, well, I think she must have been long dead the way her features were restricted. <br> I was taken into my room and untied from the stretcher by a man dressed similar to the ones in the woods. He carried me and layed me on my bed after removing a needle from my vein, which must have been used to render me helpless, as I could barely move myself for the next ten minutes. <br> I sat up and looked at the boy, appearing to be about fifteen, setting in the corner with his knees tucked to his chest and his arms around his legs. I watched him for a few minutes. He did nothing. <br> "Hello?" I said. At first I thought he was dead. Then I saw his eyes shoot up at me and then back to the floor where he'd been staring this whole time. I approached him with caution, not knowing how mentally stable this kid was. <br> "Hi, um, I'm your new room mate. My name is- " <br> He launched himself at me, pinning me down and shoving a rusted piece of metal against my throat. <br> "Leave me alone." He said in a raspy, dried up voice. He backed away to his corner and sat there as before. <br> Hours passed and the boy still sat there, stone still in the corner, his bloodshot eyes still observing some invisible point of interest on the floor. To be honest, he scared me. I sat on my bed, which was nothing more than a matress with a pillow. I looked to my left at what I guessed was the strange boy's bunk. And to my right was a third bunk. <br> Wait. A third bunk? That means that there's a third person using this room. That's when I heard it. A sound so faint that I barely percepted it until now. It sounded muffled and coming from beneath the bed. I peered inder to se a boy, also about fifteen years old, sleeping on the cold, hard stone under his bunk. He must have known somehow that I was watching him and looked at me. <br> "Hey, who are you?" He said. Finally, another sane human being. <br> "Um, hey. I'm your new room mate. What are you doing under there?" I inquired. <br> "Sleeping," He said, "why should you care?" <br> "Because I would rather know who is in my room and not be afraid of them than to not know them and be afraid of them." I replied. <br> He nodded. "You know, you're smarter than you look. I'm Sebastian. You can call me Seb." He grabbed the frame of the bed and pulled himself out and up from his hiding place. "And that is Ricky," He said, looking at the boy in the corner. <br> Ricky looked up at the sound of his name and grunted. <br> Suddenly, the lights everywhere went out and I tensed. <br> "That signifies bedtime. Goodnight." Seb said as he crawled into bed. I layed on my cot for thirty minutes, scared out of my mind. I had no idea what morning would bring, but there was one way to find out. <br> With that, I fell asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the characters and the general idea of potions and magic, but writing about sex acts every other page is not my thing. I read angels ink before this story and it didnt have that much sex in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great prequel to Angle's Ink. Less than 100 pages.
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chbrown21 More than 1 year ago
New and interesting plot line. Highly recommend you read the series and then the prequels.
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