ARC Review: Inked Magic by Jory Strong

Posted February 7, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: Inked Magic by Jory Strong
Inked Magic
by Jory Strong

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 7, 2012
Series: Inked Magic World #1
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
 

 

 

Intense, original and extremely sexy!  That’s what you can expect to find in Jory Strong’s new novel, Inked Magic.  It captured my interest from the beginning and held it throughout the entire book.

Etain has a most unique ability.  She can read skin, she can feel what others are feeling when she touches them and she can also see into their past.  She’s never known that she was part of a supernatural group, or how to control her ability, until her talents are sought out by Cathal Dunne to help figure out what happened to two girls in his family.  One dead, one lost in her own mind.

By getting involved with Cathal, she meets Eamon, elf Lord who sees her and decides to take her as his mate.  His main purpose is to keep her safe, of course while seducing her.  Cathal on the other hand has to seduce her to get her to help him.  But from the beginning it’s more than that for him as well.  Two very strong, very powerful alpha males vying for her attention.  And it can’t hurt that Eamon is not opposed to the idea of sharing her when he sees that her magic has a pull towards Cathal.

But things might get a bit more complicated when a serial killer that she is helping the police identify targets her as his next victim.

Etain is a strong and likeable heroine.  Badass, tattoo artist, short skirt wearing, motorcycle riding chick.  What’s not to like?  And I can only say that I didn’t have a favorite when it came to the heroes of this story.  Both Cathal and Eamon are amazing in their own way.  Eamon with his blonde hair and tenderness towards her.  Cathal with, well, animal magnetism.  Good thing she gets to keep both because I couldn’t choose.

I feel the ending might’ve been a bit rushed and that’s the reason why this was not a 5 star read for me.  There were some loose ends with how their relationship would work in my opinion and I have plenty of questions about the world that I can’t wait to get answered in the next book.  I a definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Jory Strong

Jory has been writing since childhood and has never outgrown being a daydreamer. When she's not hunched over her computer, lost in the muse and conjuring up new heroes and heroines, she can usually be found reading, riding her horses, or hiking with her dogs.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Sounds like this story has a lot going on, magical talent, lost girls, elf lords, serial killers?

Thanks for the share!

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Taryn

I’ve never read anything by this author but this sounds good. Maybe I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the review!

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This sounds really good I’m adding it to my wishlist!!!!

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Enjoyed the review. Sounds like a good story.

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This was my first time reading this author as well. I am looking forward to reading more.

@Sophia, there is a lot but very well balanced..

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