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.
Ishpeming Librarian Jesse says:
I received an ARC of Angel's Ink from my local bookseller Snowbound Books in exchange for a review.
Gage Powell has a successful tattoo parlor, friends, and even the potential for one of them to become something more. But on the night a dying woman visits the shop for a tattoo, Gage makes a well-intentioned modification to the ink that throws off the balance of his world and leaves him scrambling to correct his mistake. Old friends, new enemies, and a lot of magic later Gage finds himself a part of something bigger than he could have ever imagined.
Jocelynn Drake carves her own very original niche out of the urban fantasy genre with Angel's Ink. She has created well-rounded characters readers will root for; each with a rich, and often surprising, backstory to draw from in future sequels. Join Gage in a world where witches and warlocks have overpowered the human population and a little leprechaun hair in a tattoo can change your luck, and emerge having experienced creativity and characters anything but static.
Urban fantasy fans will enjoy this one, especially readers of Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. (17+)