"the characters came to life as you read their story"

Kyoto Hajime never asked for the life he led. To live the life of an assassin, to go where Magik tells him his next kill is. To live a lie, never knowing where he would go next. All to keep the "Gift" from being twisted into something sinister, dark. To stop people like his brother that are evil and wanted to turn the gift into something evil, so they can twist the power into darkness that they seem to need, crave. So now Kyoto lives his life by day as a tattoo artist and by night, the killer he is needed to be to save the world. But all of that changes when Kyoto is sent to kill Tia Morse. She is the woman he had marked with the "Dark Lotus". The one woman that had given him some life back with just her touch. She makes him feel alive like he hasn't in years. Can Kyoto bring himself to kill the one woman that makes him feel alive, whole? Will he let his duty come before his feelings? Or will he for once let his feelings rule his life like he so passionately wants too?

Tia Morse lives the life that so many would kill for. Living in Vegas, the life that is full of glitter, and being a bartender where you get to meet some of the most colorful and charming people anyone could ever dream of. All of that comes to life for her when she meets Kyoto Hajime. A man of mystery that does tattoo's. She can feel in him passion that flames hot enough to burn her. But there is something about Kyoto that pulls her to him like no other. Will Tia still want this man that was sent to kill her because she has something in her that they fear? Or will she be able to show him that she is for him?

This story blew me away. The way the author built the plot, the way the characters came to life as you read their story, I couldn't get enough. And the way most of us fall for the wounded souls like Kyoto, you can identify with Tia. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future; she is one of my auto-buys from this day forward.

Reviewed by Nicole Harvey
Posted September 26, 2008


He has been cold for nearly two centuries. A tattoo artist by day and an assassin by night, Kyoto Hajime must kill the ones chosen by Magik to keep the gift from twisting into something dark. Ensuring that monsters like his brother cannot consume the dark power they crave. Jimís ink will denote Magikís choice. He must kill Tia Morse, the woman he had marked with the Dark Lotus -- a Vegas bartender whose touch gives him the warmth he has not felt in years.

Duty must come before desire. But years of discipline may crumble when passionís fire burns through ice and Magikís choices are no longer clear.

Genre(s): Paranormal, Action/Adventure
Theme(s): Magic and Mayhem, Shunga
Series: Magik Ink
Length: Novella

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Dark Lotus
(Magik Ink: Book 1)
by Fiona Jayde

Changeling Press
September 1, 2008
Available: September 12, 2008
ISBN #1605210641
EAN #9781605210643
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