Review + Giveaway: Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake

Review + Giveaway: Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake
Angel's Ink

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 16, 2012
Series: The Asylum Tales #1
Pages: 338

“Magic, tattoos and a bit of a scary world.  This book was action packed and entertaining.”
~ Under the Covers

This author came highly recommended so I was very excited that she was starting a new series, since her other one is already a few books in and I have to catch up. Add to that when I saw her at a panel at NY Comic Con earlier this year she was one of my favorite authors when I heard her speak. Of course, you add tattoos to that and it just seemed like a winner. When I picked up the actual book and saw that there were quotes by two of my favorite authors (J.R. Ward and Kim Harrison) I was sold.

ANGEL’S INK is a little bit different than other UF’s I’m used to reading, especially because it’s written from a male POV. Gage is the only warlock that left training and is now the owner of a tattoo parlor. In this world, people can come get tattoos with potions mixed in for whatever they want, good luck, sex appeal, etc. Gage works with an elf in hiding (Trixie) and a troll (Bronx). All the problems start when a human comes in asking for a tattoo of angel wings and says she’s dying of cancer. Gage, being the nice guy he is, decides to help her by mixing an angel feather into the potion with the ink.

Problem is this makes her immortal and now he’s in trouble with the Grim Reaper and if he doesn’t reverse his mistake in three days, the Grim Reaper will take him in her place. And this is just the beginning of a crazy ride. Warlock wars and even the Royal Summer Court looking for Trixie to bring her back. Magic, tattoos and a bit of a scary world. This book was action packed and entertaining.

In between all that, I loved to see Gage and Trixie getting together. They’ve been dancing around each other for a long time and these trying situations for both have brought them together. This book was full of wonderful and strong characters!

I really can’t wait to read more from this author. I found her writing was excellent, able to keep me interested and turning the pages, as well as very smooth and easy to read. Now that Gage’s story is pretty much set, I wonder what will come next.




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About Jocelynn Drake

The oldest of three kids, Jocelynn grew up and continues to reside in the Cincinnati, Ohio region. She started writing when she was 12, spending all of one summer re-writing the story of Robin Hood in the battered remains of a notebooks. While life has brought many changes and surprises, the love of writing and a good story has been constant. When not writing, she can been found with her nose buried in a good book, wandering through the woods with her camera cradled protectively against her body, traveling to interesting locations, or relaxing with her family, who have also remained in the Cincinnati area.


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trish dechant

I haven’t read this author ***hides head in shame….
But since this is a new series, maybe I should start with this one and not her older books?

Under the Covers Book Blog

Don’t hide! I hadn’t either. I started with this one but I will go read her other series as soon as time allows.

Jolene A

Great review! I loved Jocelynn Drake’s Dark Day’s series and I cannot wait to start on this new one!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks! I plan on picking up her Dark Days books soon as well. I loved her writing style.


Great Review… Looks like it will be worth checking out.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks Kristi. Definitely is especially if you are looking for something different, a great world and great characters!


I’ve heard great things about this book, and I really enjoyed Jocelyn’s other series. I’ll have to check it out!


I loved Jocelynn Drake’s Dark Days series and I’m really looking forward to reading this new series. Thanks for the review!

Nicole Nobles

This sounds like my kind of book! I will definitely be checking this one out. I have read a few books from a male POV and those few authors did an awesome job because I loved them.

Joanne B

Thanks for the great review. I can’t wait to start reading this new series. Magic and tattoos, how can you go wrong?


Thanks for the great review and giveaway! This is an author on my want list. I did pick up the novellas in this world and I really enjoyed Bronx.

H.A. Fowler (Heather)

I have been dying to read this series since I first heard of the book coming out. ARGH. My TBR is endless exactly for this reason — there’s always something new and fascinating coming down the proverbial pike, so I’m always adding them to the top of the pile.




Great review. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard about it. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

Susan H.

Sounds like a great new series- more for my TBR list!


This is the first time I’ve heard of this author. Book sounds interesting!

Cheryl S.

OMG!!! I can’t wait to read this book 🙂 I love Jocelynn Drake! She’s an amazing author and this book sounds great! Thank you so much for the review 🙂


Great review!! I can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!


I’ve never heard of this book, but it sounds like something that I need to add to my TBR list 🙂

Thanks for the giveaway

Kaci Verdun

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Tina F

Great Review. I like the name Gage. New author to me. Thanks for the chance to win this book.


Thanks for the heads up on this new to me author!

Emily B

This sounds like an awesome read. New to me author which is always great.

Lori Meehan

I’ve never read this author. Thanks for the review.

Nicole Nobles

I will be hunting this book up…sounds really good:)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Chinyere Ezinwanyi

I have been watching that book for a few months. There is something about that cover that calls to me. i haven’t read the author yet but I have her book nightwalker on my TBR list.
I hope I win this one because I voted for it for the Jan 2013 book of the month on goodreads


I have really wanted to read this book. Thanks for reviewing


OOO sounds great!!!

Monica V.

My latest favorite reads are urban fantasy and Angel’s Ink sounds fantastic! I think reading a male’s POV makes the book even more intriguing.


Whoever picks her covers has fantastic taste!



Sounds like an interesting read, can’t wait to get it 🙂

Ann S.

I like that Angel’s Ink is from a male POV. The book sounds really different, I can’t wait to read it.


I enjoyed Drake’s Dark Days series. I am almost finished with Angel’s Ink. It has been a really good book.

Barbara Elness

Thanks for the great review, I’ve been kind of on the fence about this new series, so I’m glad to hear a bit more about it, and that you enjoyed it.

Marlene Breakfield

This sounds like a good read. I enjoy reading books told from the hero’s point of view.


Thanks for the review. It looks like one to check out.


Great review, now I must have this book.

Great review Fran! I’ve read some of the books in her Dark Days series and I totally agree with what you said about her writing style.

Melanie Rovak

Oooh this sounds really good! And it sounds like it has a bit a a different twist to it. Definitely have to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway!


It sounds really interesting I would like to read it

Sandy Lion

I have not had a chance to explore this author’s novels yet, but I hear she is amazing. Would love the opportunity. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Annette C.

Great review will have to check out this author 🙂


I don’t think I’ve read an urban fantasy from the male’s point of view, but now I really want to!

Thanks for the info and giveaway!

miriam roman

i have never read anything by this author but i loved your review of the book and it is now on my tbr list!


This sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

glad you liked this one, too. i was lucky enough to pick up an arc at sdcc. i loved these characters and gage and trixie were so cute. now i want to know bronx’s story!


sorry to miss this giveaway but the review is great…I’ll check this out!