Review: Inked Magic and Inked Destiny by Jory Strong

11455192I gave both of these books 5 stars on Amazon.

I read a lot of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I’m always leery of reading new authors because, what if I don’t like the book? What if I wasted my time and my money? Inked Destiny and Inked Magic are both very sexy books. The writing is good, the characters are interesting. I really cared about what was going on with them, the magic was plausible and fascinating, and the sex was hot. I really am itching for the next book.

My only complaints is that the books are a little expensive, and my ebook had a few typos–basically, trailing sentences that were missing their last word or two. I figured it was probably an ebook formatting thing, but it was still a little annoying. I gave it 5 stars anyways; the book engaged me that much. I was just going to read a chapter…and then stayed up all night reading the whole thing.

Blurbs and links to Amazon are below:

Inked Magic:

This it the story of a woman with the power of touch. Skin doesn’t lie to her. It is her gift, sometimes her curse. She feels what others felt, and sees the things held in their memories…

With the touch of her palms to the skin of a crime victim, San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín can see the faces of the guilty and draw them. Changeling elf but unaware of it, at odds with her police captain father and FBI agent brother, magic and gift have put her in the path of two compelling men.

Cathal Dunne, the son of an Irish mob boss, needs Etaín’s help finding the rapists who left his cousin for dead. Eamon, a powerful elf lord, is determined to make her his consort-wife.

Her gift once made permanence impossible when it came to a lover. Now, as she approaches the transition to fully Elven, her survival depends on keeping two. One of the men is willing to share her. The other isn’t-until the search for a sexual predator turns deadly, and only by paying magic’s price will there be any future at all.

Inked Destiny

The righting of an ancient wrong. A future foretold. The bands tattooed around her wrists are laced with a dragon’s green and more—destiny preordained…

Mind Thief. Gift Thief. Feared for an ability to seize another’s thoughts and powers with a touch. San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín is such an elf—and the time has come for her to learn how to use her talents.

Close to the transformation and about to discover her place in a supernatural world, Etaín once thought intimacy and permanence were impossible. Now she’s bound to Cathal, the son of an Irish mobster. And she’s also claimed by Eamon, an Elven lord with powerful gifts of his own.

Eamon is determined to keep her safe—from others as well as herself. But a quest for justice is more than it seems, leaving their future to hinge on choice and magic. On promises made and dangerous bargains.


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