[Review] THE ASYLUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX by Jocelynn Drake

THE ASLYUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX
Jocelynn Drake
novella

Cover Copy: In Low Town, where humans walk and work side-by-side with elves, vampires, ogres, and all manner of creature, it’s understandable that people occasionally need a little help in their lives. Whether is love, work, or … other, tattoo artists are there to try to help turn the odds into your favor. When Gage’s friend Parker needs help with his love life, tattoo artists Gage and Bronx are only too happy to help. But the incubus ends up getting more than he bargained for with his new tattoo, and his friends are forced to scramble to fix the mess they’ve created before someone gets hurt.

ebook, 87 pages

My Thoughts: THE ASYLUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX is narrated by Gage Powell, a warlock. The story opens with Gage on the floor of a women’s washroom in a bar. As he tries to piece together how he ended up there, he meets Bronx, a troll. Bronx is new in town, licensed to make magical tattoos and looking for work at Gage’s tattoo parlor. With a little help, Gage figures out his friend Parker, an incubus, drugged him and left him at the bar. Gage and Bronx set out to find Parker with the intent of showing him a lesson, but they soon find the incubus is struggling with getting enough sexual sustenance. They men all decide Parker needs a magical tattoo to help him feed. With Gage being too drunk to do it, Bronx does the tattooing. But when something goes wrong, Gage has to try to fix it without incurring the wrath of the law– both the Tattoo Artists and Potion Stirrers Society and the Ivory Towers have something to say about this. Gage could end up losing his license, maybe even his life.

An engaging introduction to The Asylum Tales universe and the firecracker characters populating it. I love this world and can’t wait for more!

Rating: A
Series: Asylum Tales, 0.5
Publisher: Harper Voyager, 2012
Acquired: Author

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