Type: Anthology, Short Stories, BDSM, Tattoos, Contemporary, Fantasy, Science Fiction
About the Book: Every tattoo tells a story...
A submissive pain slut receives a tattoo as a reward for years of selfless service. A man's body is used to deliver a very different kind of message to a domineering masochist. An exotic teahouse on an alien planet where one woman explores her submissiveness with a set of shapeshifting twins.
These and other sizzling stories take you to the places where kink meets ink and leave you indelibly marked. [Description from Goodreads.com]
My Review: Anthologies are always a little hit and miss. Not everything can be exactly your style, right? And that's true here - but I have to say.. every story in this anthology was excellent. Even the stories I didn't necessarily like or get into, they were still incredibly written. For those that took place in different worlds or different time periods, the authors did a fantastic job giving the reader a scene of place and world building, even within such a short story. I couldn't put this book down. It was a one-sitting read for me, because each story was just as good as the last.
I'm going to highlight a few of my favorites..
My absolute favorite has to be Sae-ri by Nicole Blackwood. I thought the world this author created was amazing, and definitely very, very hot. I would love to see more in this setting, and even just more by this author. She has another short story in another anthology, so I might have to check it out.
Begin Again by Tiffany Michelle Brown was another one I really enjoyed.
And finally, Inkarnate by Mara Malins - another one I really got into from the very beginning.
So be sure to check out kINKED, edited by Cori Vidae! I know I have some BDSM and Tattoo-loving readers.. this is right up your alley!
Cover Lovin': Oh my. *Fans self*
Recommendation: You need to love your stories hot!
Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! I loved this anthology, and even the stories that didn't "rev my engine," so to speak, were still beautifully written. Definitely worth a read!
Get your copy today!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~
Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.