3 Stars for Ink by Isabelle Rowan #MM #Vampires @Aussie_Izzy


Title: Ink
Author Name & Publisher: Isabelle Rowan (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 12, 2011 – 225 pgs


Roman centurion Dominic drew his last human breath during the time of Hadrian. In the centuries since, he’s seen much of the world change around him, but the vampire finds himself held captive in Melbourne, Australia, by his fascination with young, passionate, fun-loving, and alive tattoo artist Michael Chapman. Unable to resist the lure of Michael’s beauty, Dominic finds himself entering the parlor to get a tattoo he knows will fade.

The attraction he feels only grows, and despite Dominic’s extreme reluctance to get involved with a human, he and Michael form a bond—a connection that all too soon attracts the attention of a dark specter from Dominic’s bloody past. Soon, a dangerous game of cat and mouse threatens not only the budding romance, but also their humanity.

This is an expanded novel based on the novella Ink originally published in the Desire Beyond Death anthology by Dreamspinner Press.

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While I liked the pretense in this story.. This one just did not grab me at all.
First you meet Dominic who is a very old vampire that has a attraction to Michael who works at Ink as a tattoo artist.  Dominic goes in and gets a tattoo even though it wont last.  Michael feels so close to him as soon as they meet even though Dominic made sure he would not remember that.
For some reason I really found Michaels friend Abby in this book to be so annoying for some reason. She went from not knowing anything about vampires to all the sudden she is a expert and so damn bossy.  That really drove me nuts.  That and the sudden switch to her POV at certain points.
Okay I think what it comes down to with this book was it was so slow I had a hard time finishing this.  Dominic turns Michael early in the book then you get some of them together and the big bad at the end but that was sorta anticlimactic to me.  You get a bunch of past memories with this one also and I will be the first to admit I am not a huge fan of those.  I can usually handle one or two but in this book you get a little more than that and I think that is why this book didn’t really hold my attention.
So I am sad to say this book was just not for me…


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A black cat for a witch may be a cliché, but add a whole bunch of tribal tattoos and an intolerance to garlic (seriously), and you have Isabelle Rowan.

Having moved to Australia from England as a small child, Isabelle now lives in a seaside suburb of Melbourne where she teaches film making and English. She is a movie addict who spends far too much money on traveling… but then again, life is to be lived.

Visit Isabelle’s blog at http://www.isabellerowan.com/blog.html

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