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Ink ★ Ink PDF / Epub ✈ Author Isabelle Rowan – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Roman centurion Dominic drew his last human breath during the time of Hadrian In the centuries since he’s seen much of the world change around him but the vampire finds himself held captive in Melbo Roman centurion Dominic drew his last human breath during the time of Hadrian In the centuries since he’s seen much of the world change around him but the vampire finds himself held captive in Melbourne Australia by his fascination with young passionate fun loving and alive tattoo artist Michael Chapman Unable to resist the lure of Michael’s beauty Dominic finds himself entering the parlor to get a tattoo he knows will fadeThe attraction he feels only grows and despite Dominic’s extreme reluctance to get involved with a human he and Michael form a bond—a connection that all too soon attracts the attention of a dark specter from Dominic’s bloody past Soon a dangerous game of cat and mouse threatens not only the budding romance but also their humanity This is an expanded novel based on the novella Ink originally published in the Desire Beyond Death anthology by Dreamspinner Press.

  • ebook
  • 225 pages
  • Ink
  • Isabelle Rowan
  • English
  • 06 May 2015
  • 9781613722541

About the Author: Isabelle Rowan

A black cat for a witch may be a cliché but add a whole bunch of tribal tattoos and an intolerance to garlic seriously and you have Isabelle RowanHaving moved to Australia from England as a small child Isabelle now lives in a seaside suburb of Melbourne where she teaches film making and English She is a movie addict who spends far too much money on traveling but then again life is to be l.



10 thoughts on “Ink

  1. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    not bad paced slowly than i'd like given the familiar materialdnf at 15 percent though that cover remains outrageously effective

  2. Jon Jon says:

    Dominic is tired old and alone; weary of his existence to the point of withdrawing from any human contactexcept to feed It's been a while since he’s had a lover one that touched him as much as the one from his past For a reason not entirely clear to the reader Dominic finds himself watching Ink every night a tattoo shop emanating smells of blood and sweat that draw him and where he spots Michael a young tattoo artist that stirs something in the ancient man that he has not enjoyed in a long time something he has attempted to avoid over the many decadesMichael is a young tattoo artist at Ink He’s handsome witty and insightful yet somewhat aloof in his youthful grace When a mysterious and alluring man comes into the tattoo shop one evening as it's ready to close and asks for a tattoo Michael uickly volunteers to “ink” the man He is intrigued by the mysterious brooding man But Dominic – the customer erases the experience from Michael's memory However Dominic returns several nights later for a tattoo that disappears by the next dayMichael feels drawn to the mysterious man for reasons he cannot explain or understand He stalks Dominic spying on him inexplicably drawn to the man a pull beyond his understanding But Dominic will have none of Michael He discourages Michael even pushes the young man away with powerful impulses of his mindDominic chooses to end his life not wanting to bring any harm Michael Michael still feels compelled to look for the man he’s feels drawn to romantically and physically to seek the man out to understand his feelings determine once and for all if there is any possibly of a relationship with Dominic Michael locates Dominic and excitement turns to fear as he realizes Dominic is dying possibly dead In a desperate attempt to revive the vampire Michael shares his blood with the man and curls beside him in bed Through the first half of the novel Dominic seems to do everything he can to push Michael away but the pull is too strong and soon Dominic gives into his desires only to attract the attention of his “maker”And all is not well when Dominic's maker senses a chance to reclaim his son and interfere with Michael's newfound love affair the man's very existence and that of his close friends is suddenly in danger Ink is a dark at times gothic at times mushy romantic tale of angst fear and discovery of an ancient vampire's loss of hope and desire a mm romance with strong characters and plot; the writing is very good save for a few references to modern pop culture that appeared odd The novel builds very slow and deliberate until Dominic and Michael are finally joined as lovers only to meet a fate stronger than either of them could have imagined Isabelle Rowan has created a very gratifying mm love story – and thriller the part I loved most toward the end; a novel between opposite men unlikely lovers – men destined to meet in this lifetime or perhaps the next The story drags at some points in the beginning but pushing forth to the thriller portion of the last fifty pages or so are well worth the waitA very enjoyable read indeed

  3. T.A. Webb T.A. Webb says:

    Dominic is old Tired Alone His existence tires him makes him withdraw from the human contact he craves but fears It has been so long since he has felt a lover's touch care love He sits across the street from Ink and watches the humans go in and out smelling the blood and sweat And sees a good looking young man who stirs things in him that he hides fromMichael is a tattoo artist at Ink funny smart young handsome When the attractive man comes in to the shop as it is ready to close and asks for a tattoo he notices is attracted but has fear mingled with attraction Once the tattoo is finished Dominic makes him forgetBut Michael doesn't Not completely He is drawn to the smooth skin the sadness the emptiness Even when he shouldn't be So he tracks Dominic watches for him and is drawn to him in spite of himself And when Dominic pushes him away he cannot help but trace him again and againWhen Dominic decides to end his existence rather than harm Michael Michael calls upon all of his caring and tracks him finds him and restores him And makes Dominic admit he wants Needs But to take Michael to his bed that is impossible He would kill the man Will Michael push Dominic to open himself to feelings he has denied himself? How can they be together? And when Dominic's maker returns for his son will he be able to keep Michael safe or will the new found love be crushed out?This wonderful dark and yet hopeful take on the vampire legend is just terrific Isabelle Rowan has crafted a memorable and inventive love story between two men drifting not allowing themselves to connect with another fully and yet who forge an instant and powerful connection The build is slow the pacing masterful and the characters fully developed believable and whole Dominic is tragic a man with a long history of denying himself love and comfort The slow awakening of his heart is so true and honest to his character And Michael is just wonderful stubborn young yet mature the polar opposite and yet the perfect compliment to DominicThe supporting characters in this book are so good also Ben and Abby work with Michael at Ink and are his best friends They figure hugely in the last half of the book and are so well imagined And Galen Dominic's maker I think he was the most interesting character in the book So evil it seems And yet so fragile and human broken and flawed just fascinating This is a strong strong book It grabbed me by the throat and strangely by the heart Funny and I didn't mind eitherGrab it for a different experienceTom

  4. Ami Ami says:

    Isabelle Rowan's A Note in the Margin is one of the most profound novels in this genre I have ever read and I have been waiting for her to release a new title I'm so happy that this month December 2011 she doesn't only release one story but two This novel is an expanded version of a short story in an anthology I have not read that I decide to choose this one instead Dusk during the Melbourne summer was a haze of orange that would have rivaled any in the world except for its brevity The twilight of Europe lingered Chapter 3The first half of this story makes me feel melancholic The sadness and lonely aura that seems to surround Dominic the Vampire as he fights his need to be with Michael the young tattoist artist is so strong and palpable it devours me as well when I read this The feeling goes on until Michael fights Dominic's will and decides to take the decision by himself to be with the vampire because he cannot imagine of living without The second half has a sense of thrill and action because apparently Dominic's maker Galen is on his trail and Galen wants to make Michael a monster to forget his humanity During this second half at times I feel like it's a bit dragging on but Rowan's writing is too beautiful for me to feel annoyed She writes in picturesue style that I can't help to be captivated This is not just story about love but also friendship since there are two secondary characters Abby and Scott Michael's friends who also help Michael to survive his blood lustIn the end it's another satisfying slightly melancholic and dreamy read from Rowan it's certainly worth the wait

  5. Julesmarie Julesmarie says:

    I nearly stopped reading this part way through It was just way too Twilight yHuman meets a mysterious stranger who does things he can't explain and whom he feels inexplicably drawn to Vampire but I'm a vampireHuman cool Vampire aren't you afraid?Human No I'm in love with you Let's have sexVampire But we can't I'm a vampire I'll hurt youHuman shrugs Then make me a vampireI'm glad I stuck through it view spoiler After Michael gives his mortality up with a shocking lack of forethought It really became much interesting after the Twilight similarity came to an end I ended up loving the message that we are in charge of our own destinies no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in hide spoiler

  6. Mandy*reads obsessively* Mandy*reads obsessively* says:

    35I admit it I totally fell for the cover then I saw it was about vampires and tattoosI knew I had to have it Well it starts out slow and sad Dominic has lived a long time and most of it alone And he is depressed and it was getting me down then we see how fascinated he is with MichaelMichael is a tattoo artist he remembers Dominic and is drawn to him even if he isn't supposed to beHe doesn't give up and sort of forces his way into Dominic's lifeParts sort of dragged for me and then Dominic's maker comes on the scene and the book takes a whole different turnMichael's friends are great just had to add thatit's a different kind of Vampire book that's for sure I liked it but didn't love it

  7. Teresa Teresa says:

    25 stars so the first part of this book was 1 2 stars I like fated mate tropes but we didn’t have that excuse here for the instalove and so it fell flat Everything seemed so easy until we meet Galen and even then I never connected with the characters However I did like the ending which bumped up my rating But had I not had this as a challenge book I would have dnf early on

  8. Phil Ansell Phil Ansell says:

    What an intoxicating book I absolutely loved it The first part of the book was so full of emotion I was physically shuddering with the desire and want of the tattooist Michael and the vampire Dominic It tore you in two having them desire each other with so much intensity yet holding back because of Dominic's concerns for how much he could affect Michael It created a great sense of melancholy yet all the while you had the hope they would be together because they just had to be It felt like the story and emotion had seeped into my veins just wowAfter the emotional onslaught of the first half the second part was focused on the story and what happens when Dominic's maker Galen turns up The passion and need of Dominic and Michael was still there throughout but the author takes you through a story that explores the idea of just how much humanity is still present in a vampire and just how important it isAn amazing book with characters that you fall in love with from the word go I loved every second of it

  9. Emilie Emilie says:

    25 stars

  10. Lenore Lenore says:

    Ink is the story of Dominic an ancient vampire who has been on this Earth since the era of the Roman emperor Hadrian He's lonely but he keeps to himself by choice and is constantly tormented by his very same nature He strives to keep a shred of his lost humanity in him but is tired of his existence of having to shun the company of others because of the harm he can inflict upon them He craves a companion's touch but it's been centuries since he last felt something remotely similar to lust or desire let alone loveYet Dominic finds himself fascinated by a young and handsome and very lively tattoo artist Michael Every night he enters the tattoo parlor where Michael works Ink and gets himself a tattoo he knows will fade until morning but he can't resist the attraction he feels for the young man Michael isn't supposed to remember any of their encounters—Dominic takes care of that—but it seems that Michael shares the same feelings because he feels eually drawn to Dominic he can hear Dominic thinking about him he feels the urge to go to himSo Dominic gives in to his rapidly growing feelings turns Michael into a vampire and starts hoping again But just about he starts thinking that his existence will finally take on meaning Galen his past lover and maker a creature even ancient than Dominic appears and he's determined to not let Dominic enjoy his newfound life with MichaelIn ways than one Dominic reminded me of Louis the tormented hero of Ann Rice's Interview with the Vampire The self loathing the brooding the constant uestioning of his existence the desperate clinging to what he considers his last traces of humanity So it was fairly easy for me to empathize with him It didn't get far beyond that I found him pretty one dimensional and at times tiring but I liked him alrightMichael on the other hand came across or less as an enthusiastic and impulsive but also kind of emotionally immature character And maybe that's why I wasn't very convinced by his romance with Dominic Don't get me wrong I liked Michael than Dominic but I kept picturing him as a love struck teenager and I'm not sure that was exactly the author's intentionGalen was the most intriguing character for me mostly because of his past and his history with Dominic but I'm a sucker for villains so maybe I'm not the best judge on thatAll in all I enjoyed the story and maybe I would have given it a higher rating had it not been for the constant POV shifts which confused me and didn't allow me to engage with the characters Dreamspinner Press kindly provided me with an electronic copy of this book through NetGalleycom in exchange for an honest review

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10 thoughts on “Ink

  1. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    not bad paced slowly than i'd like given the familiar materialdnf at 15 percent though that cover remains outrageously effective

  2. Jon Jon says:

    Dominic is tired old and alone; weary of his existence to the point of withdrawing from any human contactexcept to feed It's been a while since he’s had a lover one that touched him as much as the one from his past For a reason not entirely clear to the reader Dominic finds himself watching Ink every night a tattoo shop emanating smells of blood and sweat that draw him and where he spots Michael a young tattoo artist that stirs something in the ancient man that he has not enjoyed in a long time something he has attempted to avoid over the many decadesMichael is a young tattoo artist at Ink He’s handsome witty and insightful yet somewhat aloof in his youthful grace When a mysterious and alluring man comes into the tattoo shop one evening as it's ready to close and asks for a tattoo Michael uickly volunteers to “ink” the man He is intrigued by the mysterious brooding man But Dominic – the customer erases the experience from Michael's memory However Dominic returns several nights later for a tattoo that disappears by the next dayMichael feels drawn to the mysterious man for reasons he cannot explain or understand He stalks Dominic spying on him inexplicably drawn to the man a pull beyond his understanding But Dominic will have none of Michael He discourages Michael even pushes the young man away with powerful impulses of his mindDominic chooses to end his life not wanting to bring any harm Michael Michael still feels compelled to look for the man he’s feels drawn to romantically and physically to seek the man out to understand his feelings determine once and for all if there is any possibly of a relationship with Dominic Michael locates Dominic and excitement turns to fear as he realizes Dominic is dying possibly dead In a desperate attempt to revive the vampire Michael shares his blood with the man and curls beside him in bed Through the first half of the novel Dominic seems to do everything he can to push Michael away but the pull is too strong and soon Dominic gives into his desires only to attract the attention of his “maker”And all is not well when Dominic's maker senses a chance to reclaim his son and interfere with Michael's newfound love affair the man's very existence and that of his close friends is suddenly in danger Ink is a dark at times gothic at times mushy romantic tale of angst fear and discovery of an ancient vampire's loss of hope and desire a mm romance with strong characters and plot; the writing is very good save for a few references to modern pop culture that appeared odd The novel builds very slow and deliberate until Dominic and Michael are finally joined as lovers only to meet a fate stronger than either of them could have imagined Isabelle Rowan has created a very gratifying mm love story – and thriller the part I loved most toward the end; a novel between opposite men unlikely lovers – men destined to meet in this lifetime or perhaps the next The story drags at some points in the beginning but pushing forth to the thriller portion of the last fifty pages or so are well worth the waitA very enjoyable read indeed

  3. T.A. Webb T.A. Webb says:

    Dominic is old Tired Alone His existence tires him makes him withdraw from the human contact he craves but fears It has been so long since he has felt a lover's touch care love He sits across the street from Ink and watches the humans go in and out smelling the blood and sweat And sees a good looking young man who stirs things in him that he hides fromMichael is a tattoo artist at Ink funny smart young handsome When the attractive man comes in to the shop as it is ready to close and asks for a tattoo he notices is attracted but has fear mingled with attraction Once the tattoo is finished Dominic makes him forgetBut Michael doesn't Not completely He is drawn to the smooth skin the sadness the emptiness Even when he shouldn't be So he tracks Dominic watches for him and is drawn to him in spite of himself And when Dominic pushes him away he cannot help but trace him again and againWhen Dominic decides to end his existence rather than harm Michael Michael calls upon all of his caring and tracks him finds him and restores him And makes Dominic admit he wants Needs But to take Michael to his bed that is impossible He would kill the man Will Michael push Dominic to open himself to feelings he has denied himself? How can they be together? And when Dominic's maker returns for his son will he be able to keep Michael safe or will the new found love be crushed out?This wonderful dark and yet hopeful take on the vampire legend is just terrific Isabelle Rowan has crafted a memorable and inventive love story between two men drifting not allowing themselves to connect with another fully and yet who forge an instant and powerful connection The build is slow the pacing masterful and the characters fully developed believable and whole Dominic is tragic a man with a long history of denying himself love and comfort The slow awakening of his heart is so true and honest to his character And Michael is just wonderful stubborn young yet mature the polar opposite and yet the perfect compliment to DominicThe supporting characters in this book are so good also Ben and Abby work with Michael at Ink and are his best friends They figure hugely in the last half of the book and are so well imagined And Galen Dominic's maker I think he was the most interesting character in the book So evil it seems And yet so fragile and human broken and flawed just fascinating This is a strong strong book It grabbed me by the throat and strangely by the heart Funny and I didn't mind eitherGrab it for a different experienceTom

  4. Ami Ami says:

    Isabelle Rowan's A Note in the Margin is one of the most profound novels in this genre I have ever read and I have been waiting for her to release a new title I'm so happy that this month December 2011 she doesn't only release one story but two This novel is an expanded version of a short story in an anthology I have not read that I decide to choose this one instead Dusk during the Melbourne summer was a haze of orange that would have rivaled any in the world except for its brevity The twilight of Europe lingered Chapter 3The first half of this story makes me feel melancholic The sadness and lonely aura that seems to surround Dominic the Vampire as he fights his need to be with Michael the young tattoist artist is so strong and palpable it devours me as well when I read this The feeling goes on until Michael fights Dominic's will and decides to take the decision by himself to be with the vampire because he cannot imagine of living without The second half has a sense of thrill and action because apparently Dominic's maker Galen is on his trail and Galen wants to make Michael a monster to forget his humanity During this second half at times I feel like it's a bit dragging on but Rowan's writing is too beautiful for me to feel annoyed She writes in picturesue style that I can't help to be captivated This is not just story about love but also friendship since there are two secondary characters Abby and Scott Michael's friends who also help Michael to survive his blood lustIn the end it's another satisfying slightly melancholic and dreamy read from Rowan it's certainly worth the wait

  5. Julesmarie Julesmarie says:

    I nearly stopped reading this part way through It was just way too Twilight yHuman meets a mysterious stranger who does things he can't explain and whom he feels inexplicably drawn to Vampire but I'm a vampireHuman cool Vampire aren't you afraid?Human No I'm in love with you Let's have sexVampire But we can't I'm a vampire I'll hurt youHuman shrugs Then make me a vampireI'm glad I stuck through it view spoiler After Michael gives his mortality up with a shocking lack of forethought It really became much interesting after the Twilight similarity came to an end I ended up loving the message that we are in charge of our own destinies no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in hide spoiler

  6. Mandy*reads obsessively* Mandy*reads obsessively* says:

    35I admit it I totally fell for the cover then I saw it was about vampires and tattoosI knew I had to have it Well it starts out slow and sad Dominic has lived a long time and most of it alone And he is depressed and it was getting me down then we see how fascinated he is with MichaelMichael is a tattoo artist he remembers Dominic and is drawn to him even if he isn't supposed to beHe doesn't give up and sort of forces his way into Dominic's lifeParts sort of dragged for me and then Dominic's maker comes on the scene and the book takes a whole different turnMichael's friends are great just had to add thatit's a different kind of Vampire book that's for sure I liked it but didn't love it

  7. Teresa Teresa says:

    25 stars so the first part of this book was 1 2 stars I like fated mate tropes but we didn’t have that excuse here for the instalove and so it fell flat Everything seemed so easy until we meet Galen and even then I never connected with the characters However I did like the ending which bumped up my rating But had I not had this as a challenge book I would have dnf early on

  8. Phil Ansell Phil Ansell says:

    What an intoxicating book I absolutely loved it The first part of the book was so full of emotion I was physically shuddering with the desire and want of the tattooist Michael and the vampire Dominic It tore you in two having them desire each other with so much intensity yet holding back because of Dominic's concerns for how much he could affect Michael It created a great sense of melancholy yet all the while you had the hope they would be together because they just had to be It felt like the story and emotion had seeped into my veins just wowAfter the emotional onslaught of the first half the second part was focused on the story and what happens when Dominic's maker Galen turns up The passion and need of Dominic and Michael was still there throughout but the author takes you through a story that explores the idea of just how much humanity is still present in a vampire and just how important it isAn amazing book with characters that you fall in love with from the word go I loved every second of it

  9. Emilie Emilie says:

    25 stars

  10. Lenore Lenore says:

    Ink is the story of Dominic an ancient vampire who has been on this Earth since the era of the Roman emperor Hadrian He's lonely but he keeps to himself by choice and is constantly tormented by his very same nature He strives to keep a shred of his lost humanity in him but is tired of his existence of having to shun the company of others because of the harm he can inflict upon them He craves a companion's touch but it's been centuries since he last felt something remotely similar to lust or desire let alone loveYet Dominic finds himself fascinated by a young and handsome and very lively tattoo artist Michael Every night he enters the tattoo parlor where Michael works Ink and gets himself a tattoo he knows will fade until morning but he can't resist the attraction he feels for the young man Michael isn't supposed to remember any of their encounters—Dominic takes care of that—but it seems that Michael shares the same feelings because he feels eually drawn to Dominic he can hear Dominic thinking about him he feels the urge to go to himSo Dominic gives in to his rapidly growing feelings turns Michael into a vampire and starts hoping again But just about he starts thinking that his existence will finally take on meaning Galen his past lover and maker a creature even ancient than Dominic appears and he's determined to not let Dominic enjoy his newfound life with MichaelIn ways than one Dominic reminded me of Louis the tormented hero of Ann Rice's Interview with the Vampire The self loathing the brooding the constant uestioning of his existence the desperate clinging to what he considers his last traces of humanity So it was fairly easy for me to empathize with him It didn't get far beyond that I found him pretty one dimensional and at times tiring but I liked him alrightMichael on the other hand came across or less as an enthusiastic and impulsive but also kind of emotionally immature character And maybe that's why I wasn't very convinced by his romance with Dominic Don't get me wrong I liked Michael than Dominic but I kept picturing him as a love struck teenager and I'm not sure that was exactly the author's intentionGalen was the most intriguing character for me mostly because of his past and his history with Dominic but I'm a sucker for villains so maybe I'm not the best judge on thatAll in all I enjoyed the story and maybe I would have given it a higher rating had it not been for the constant POV shifts which confused me and didn't allow me to engage with the characters Dreamspinner Press kindly provided me with an electronic copy of this book through NetGalleycom in exchange for an honest review

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