Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting. 

by Jocelynn Drake

Urban Fantasy -- Harper Voyager
Expected Publication: October 16, 2012

SUMMARY (from author):
The series is firmly settled in the urban fantasy genre, set in what I like to call an open world (ie, everyone knows about all the other races and has for a really long time, allowing everyone to live side-by-side in a relative, occasionally strained, harmony.) Some of the races that you meet in this series include, but are not limited to: humans, elves, trolls, dwarves, pixies, werewolves, vampires, ogres, minotaurs, incubus, faeries, goblins, and many many more that are fighting to get their time on the page.

At the center of this mess is Gage Powell, a tattoo artist who owns a parlor in a sketchy little neighborhood in Low Town called Asylum. In a world that is naturally filled with magic, it only makes sense that many of the non-magic folk (like humans) could use an edge. In this world, tattoo artists aren't just tattoo artists. They are also licensed potion stirrers. For the right price, they can help you get an edge. Need courage, love, or luck? A tattoo artist can stir a potion to be placed in the ink of a tattoo that can help you achieve those things.

Unfortunately, Gage has a secret that keeps coming back to haunt him despite his attempts to keep his head down and his nose somewhat clean. Lucky for him, he had a pair of employees that help him out. The first is Bronx -- a patient troll who manages to keep a level head and his sense of humor when things get bad. The second is Trixie -- a elf who is pretending to be a human because she's got her own problems, but she still manages to make time to give Gage a hand when he needs it.

WHY I'M EXCITED: I've heard great things about Ms. Drake's Dark Days series, but still haven't gotten the chance to check them out.  This new series sounds highly imaginative plus she is previewing it by releasing two prequel novellas to help get readers acclimated to the world.  The first one, The Asylum Interviews: Bronx, is available at most ebook retailers for $1.99 and is a highly entertaining short story.  The second prequel, The Asylum Interviews: Trixie, will be released at the beginning of September.  I will admit I'm not the biggest fan of prequel novellas, but the Bronx story was definitely worth the money and I expect Trixie will be as well.


  1. This sounds really interesting! I really like the cover too.
    My WOW: World of Books

  2. She's a new to me author, I've never heard of her. I'm off to B&N to check out that $1.99 book :)

    Check out what I'm Waiting on and enter for a gift card giveaway :)


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