In an alternate Atlanta where vampires and werewolves prowl the night, magic is real, and tattoo magic is the strongest magic of them all, a serial killer is targeting the magically tattooed on the full moon.
Dakota Frost, best magical tattooist in the Southeast, learns from the police she may be a target ... just when she receives a lucrative commission to ink a magic tattoo for a werewolf before the next full moon.
Caught between the rough and tumble world of the werewolves, the law and order rules of the vampires, and a sexy man-in-black whose motives are in doubt, Dakota must tread carefully to survive- because she doesn't know whether her werewolf client is the tattoo killer ... or the next victim.
Dakota Frost is not an ordinary tattoo artist, and her tattooed body is not normal either. She is a magical tattoo artist and her tattoos literally come to life. They move when she commands them, and she has tattooed herself (by herself). Many people would fear her as she stands six foot two and has a purple and blue Mohawk, but as she is finding out, someone is looking for people like her. Dakota is told by the police and special forces that there is someone targeting magical tattoos, then skinning them off of the person, leaving them for dead without their tattoos. Dakota also is being challenged by a world famous magician, (who likes to discount people’s magic). He says that she cannot hold the power of magic when she tattoos. If that is not enough, there is a werewolf looking for a magical tattoo to help him control himself during the full moon. All in the busy life of a magical tattoo artist, or in the life of someone being hunted? Can Dakota keep herself and her friends safe from whatever the forces are that are trying to get them?
This was a great book full of action! It was a great mystery thriller with a ton of magic, and many vampires (good and bad) and werepeople (all types). This book had a level of suspense that kept me reading. (I wish my life was not so busy because I did not want to put the book down, I would have read straight through without stopping if I could.) I thought that Francis added so much to his characters making them all connected in different ways. Dakota is friends with many different types of people and they all come to her aide when she needs it, many of these people she had known her whole life, some she had just met but they were all drawn to her personality. I will tell you I was not able to figure out the ending, and that really made the book even better. I love to try to solve the mystery but was unable to and so the ending was great for me. Great, Great Read! And since it is a series, the fun is going to continue!!Author website:
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Reviewed by Jenny for Bite Club
In compliance with all the book and blog rules and regulations, I should disclose that I won this book in a contest and passed it along to Jenny for review.