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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 12th 2011
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Paranormal Romance
, M M Romance
, M M Paranormal
This was a beautifully written story with almost lyrical imagery and it made me feel the loneliness and darkness so strongly I had trouble imagining it could be different. But it wasn't exactly enjoyable. More later.
I chose not to rate this one as I couldn't make it past about 32% of the book. It just wasn't for me. The premise sounded good, and I enjoyed the first couple chapters that the sample provided. But the further I got into the book, the more annoyed I became and just decided to DNF it. Which is very r...
Ink is the story of Dominic, an ancient vampire who has been on this Earth since the era of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He's lonely but he keeps to himself by choice and is constantly tormented by his very same nature. He strives to keep a shred of his lost humanity in him but is tired of his existen...
3.5*I admit it, I totally fell for the cover, then I saw it was about vampires and tattoos...I knew I had to have it! :)Well, it starts out slow and sad, Dominic has lived a long time and most of it alone. And he is depressed, and it was getting me down, then we see how fascinated he is with Michael...
3.5 stars. Interesting story about a vampire and a tattoo artist. I liked Michael and Dominic enough but the book didn't really pick up for me until about halfway through when Dominic's maker returns. (and by the end, I was more interested in Galen's character)