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Dead Man's Deal: The Asylum Tales

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ISBN13: 9780062117885
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Dead Man's Deal by Jocelynn Drake continues the dark and dangerous adventures of a magical tattoo artist begun in Angel's Ink.

In a gritty urban fantasy world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires swim free in a sea of humanity, sometimes you need an edge. Looking for a little love? Need some luck? Desperate for revenge? Gage can give you what you need. The most talented tattoo artist in town, he knows the right symbol and the right mix of ingredients and ink to achieve your heart's desire. One tattoo is all it takes. But remember, everything has its price.

The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they intend to punish him for his transgressions. Too bad if innocent humans and monsters — entire cities — get in the way. They will quell a nascent magical uprising and Gage will be the sacrifice they need. First, though, they have to find him.

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"Warlock and tattoo artist Gage returns in Drake's solid, if overly descriptive, second Asylum Tales urban fantasy (after Angel's Ink). In a dark version of our world, Gage remains marginally free from the brutal Ivory Towers. Reluctantly forced to accept his very unwanted role as poster boy for magical apprentices who long to flee the restrictive Towers, Gage faces a new problem when he discovers the ruling witches and warlocks believe he killed his powerful, missing mentor. His employees, elf Trixie and troll Bronx, help as Gage attempts to stay one step ahead of his enraged hunters while also dealing with family issues, the elf Summer Court, a witch turned into a cat, and his dark elf mafia boss. Infodumps impede the narrative flow, but the clever, complex story intrigues. Agent: Jennifer Schober, Spencerhill Associates. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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“Gritty, authentic and fast-paced! This urban fantasy series rocks!” J.R. Ward

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“Jocelynn is amazing at fleshing out plots, subplots and characters.” USA Today

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“Expert storyteller Drake invites readers to join her in a spirited and spellbinding new series…. The author does a great job of introducing her mesmerizing new world and then filling it with a truly compelling cast of characters. She is on track to deliver another outstanding and inventive series.” Romantic Times BOOKclub

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“Drake kicks off a new urban fantasy series with a strong first title...definitely check out this series from the popular Drake.” Booklist

Review:

“Drake (the Dark Days vampire series) very ably spins a series launch….stirs up trouble that sends the plot caroming with ferocious intensity to a satisfying but open-ended conclusion.” Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

The acclaimed Asylum Tales continue...

Wizard and tattoo artist Gage escaped the dread Ivory Towers, but no one can outrun his past forever. The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they will stop at nothing — even destroying cities — to stop him... and the nascent human uprising.

About the Author

The bestselling author of the Dark Days series and a former financial analyst, Jocelynn Drake lives in Wisconsin.

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Michelle Olson, May 3, 2013 (view all comments by Michelle Olson)
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Jocelynn Drake delivers another mind blowing read with the 2nd installment of The Asylum Tales, and continues some of the most fantastic world building I have ever encountered!

As the conflict between the Towers and the rest of the world escalates, Gage and his loved ones are once again caught up in the midst of the chaos. Per usual, loyal, selfless, protective, absolutely lovable Gage lays everything on the line to protect those he loves and the lives of the innocent. Jocelynn is so in tune with her leading man and writes so vividly, that as he fights tooth and nail and sacrifices just about anything & everything he can, you can't help but be caught up in the story and cheer him on, feeling as if you were right there with him.

The tone and pacing of the plot were fantastic, and the arc of the story is evolving spectacularly. Amidst the magic and mayhem we get some delicious sneak peeks into what might be, as well as some delightful regressions into what was, all adding up to a fast paced, action packed Urban Fantasy that is also incredibly touching and full of heart.

I am thoroughly obsessed with this unique and gripping series and highly recommend it! While Dead Man's Deal can be read as a stand-alone, I highly suggest reading the 2 prequel novellas and Angel's Ink beforehand. The added history and character development story you will gain will make Dead Man's Deal just that much more enjoyable (and that's saying a lot).

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Dead Man's Deal a well earned 5 Skulls.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062117885
Subtitle:
The Asylum Tales
Author:
Drake, Jocelynn
Publisher:
Harper Voyager
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
The Asylum Tales
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20130507
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.864865 in 10.4 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Warlock and tattoo artist Gage returns in Drake's solid, if overly descriptive, second Asylum Tales urban fantasy (after Angel's Ink). In a dark version of our world, Gage remains marginally free from the brutal Ivory Towers. Reluctantly forced to accept his very unwanted role as poster boy for magical apprentices who long to flee the restrictive Towers, Gage faces a new problem when he discovers the ruling witches and warlocks believe he killed his powerful, missing mentor. His employees, elf Trixie and troll Bronx, help as Gage attempts to stay one step ahead of his enraged hunters while also dealing with family issues, the elf Summer Court, a witch turned into a cat, and his dark elf mafia boss. Infodumps impede the narrative flow, but the clever, complex story intrigues. Agent: Jennifer Schober, Spencerhill Associates. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , “Gritty, authentic and fast-paced! This urban fantasy series rocks!”
"Review" by , “Jocelynn is amazing at fleshing out plots, subplots and characters.”
"Review" by , “Expert storyteller Drake invites readers to join her in a spirited and spellbinding new series…. The author does a great job of introducing her mesmerizing new world and then filling it with a truly compelling cast of characters. She is on track to deliver another outstanding and inventive series.”
"Review" by , “Drake kicks off a new urban fantasy series with a strong first title...definitely check out this series from the popular Drake.”
"Review" by , “Drake (the Dark Days vampire series) very ably spins a series launch….stirs up trouble that sends the plot caroming with ferocious intensity to a satisfying but open-ended conclusion.”
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed Asylum Tales continue...

Wizard and tattoo artist Gage escaped the dread Ivory Towers, but no one can outrun his past forever. The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they will stop at nothing — even destroying cities — to stop him... and the nascent human uprising.

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