In a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires swim free in a sea of humanity, sometimes you need an edge. Looking for a little love? Need some luck? Desperate for revenge? Gage can give you what you need. The most talented tattoo artist in town, he knows the right symbol and the right mix of ingredients and ink to achieve your heart’s desire. One tattoo is all it takes. But remember, everything has its price. . . .
Gage learned that lesson long ago, in ways he’d rather not remember. But the cruel and powerful wizards in the dreaded Ivory Towers he escaped aren’t about to let him forget. Though Gage has managed to stay out of sight, he can’t outrun the past forever. The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they intend to punish him for his transgressions.
Too bad if innocent humans and monsters—entire cities—get in the way. They will quell a nascent magical uprising and Gage will be the sacrifice they need. First, though, they have to find him . . .
“Dead Man’s Deal by Jocelynn Drake was excellent! This series is now on my must buy as released list!”
“The book is filled with too many other kinds of tension. The kind that kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering what life would throw at Gage next. … Very well done. Would definitely recommend. (While this may work ok as a standalone, it would be better if you read Angel’s Ink first, if you haven’t already.)”
“All in all, Dead Man’s Deal was superb. I highly highly recommend the Asylum Tales series…as of now it’s 2 full length novels and 2 novellas as listed above. So, if you’re looking for a new, fresh UF series, go…and I mean run…and grab these up–you really can’t read Dead Man’s Deal as a standalone (at least I don’t rec you trying to) so if you haven’t started, what are you waiting for? And if you have, I can promise Jocelynn doesn’t let us down, but will leave you wanting more.”