Ink

Ink 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

  • Title: Ink
  • Author: Isabelle Rowan
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  • Page: 348
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  • 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 findsRoman 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 fade.The 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.

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    About “Isabelle Rowan”

    1. Isabelle Rowan

      A black cat for a witch may be a clich , but add a whole bunch of tribal tattoos and an intolerance to garlic seriously , and you have Isabelle Rowan.Having 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 lived.Visit Isabelle s blog at isabellerowan blogml

    459 thoughts on “Ink”

    1. not bad. paced more slowly than i'd like, given the familiar material.dnf at 15 percent, though that cover remains outrageously effective.


    2. Dominic is tired, old and alone; weary of his existence to the point of withdrawing from any human contact…except 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 [...]


    3. 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 from.Michael 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 [...]


    4. 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 t [...]


    5. I nearly stopped reading this part-way through. It was just way too Twilight-y:Human: (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 sex.Vampire: But we can't. I'm a vampire. I'll hurt you.Human: *shrugs* Then make me a vampire.I'm glad I stuck through it. (view spoiler)[ After Michael gives his mortality up with a shocking lack of [...]


    6. 3.5*I 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 Michael.Michael is a tattoo artist, he remembers Dominic and is drawn to him even if he isn't supposed to be.He doesn't give up, and sort of forces his way into Dominic's life.Parts sort of dragged for me, and [...]


    7. 2.5Me ha costado leerlo. El principio muy lento y caótico. Amor sacado del aire y sin explicación.Lo único que me ha gustado son las escenas del pasado y pico más =_=


    8. 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 lik [...]



    9. Ink is a story about an old vampire who fell in love with a human.That’s not even remotely ground-breaking, isn’t it? Almost majority of the books dealing with these nocturnal creatures had them fighting off their bloodlust with the people they’re supposedly in love with. I must admit, the pull of this book lies in the fact that it’s an m/m PNR. And while I normally don’t put too much stock into how the book is packaged, the beauty of its cover was also an added bonus.Surprisingly, thi [...]


    10. 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 [...]


    11. I really enjoyed this story. I've wanted to read it for awhile and am glad it finally fit into my reading. From reading the something somewhere I know this was expanded from a short and I think that is pretty apparent in how quickly the relationship between these two develops and how ok with everything Michael is. Still I found myself sucked into the story and since it is a paranormal book I was ok with the insta-love scenario.Dominic has lived an isolated life for a very long time. He's watched [...]


    12. As much as I enjoyed reading a novel set in my home town, I was a little disappointed by this novel. It wasn't bad by any means, but it didn't have the impact of Rowan's previous novel, A Note in the Margin. Some may point out that this is a paranormal romance novel while 'A Note' was a contemporary romance, and I shouldn't expect the same, well, that may be true up to a point Unfortunately,the difference in genre cannot account for the lack of emotional connection I had with the characters. Rig [...]


    13. Once again Isabelle Rowan delves deep to give us characters that tug at our hearts and remind us of our humanity--and this time she does it with vampires! Perhaps one of the most beautiful love stories I have read to date, Ink takes us into the life of a vampire who feels he has lived beyond his existence--we feel his loneliness so keenly--it is palpable--painful, so very real. Dominic is centuries old and has ceased to believe that he will ever be able to form a relationship that does not end i [...]


    14. This book is definitely not for everyone but I loved it. It was recommended to me for a pick for me challenge and I have to admit I probably wouldn't have picked it otherwise, but it was such a good story. It wasn't really new or unique, but the story pulled you in and it was full of emotion. I was reminded of Anne Rice's vampire chronicles as I was reading. Obviously the story is different, but Isabelle Rowan did a good job of portraying the tortured vampire. Dominic reminded me of Louis. He wa [...]


    15. I am a bit confused on how to rate this, as it was very different to what I normally read, and I am confused by my feelings for it. I liked the characters, and found the story mainly very interesting, especially the second half of the book. Isabelle Rowan gave me enough back story to make her leading men very appealing, but I found the story was a bit slow in places. The secondary characters were also appealing, and there was a couple I would like to know more about.The writing was good, and the [...]


    16. This story was weird. The start was interesting and pulling. I liked how Michael and Dominic met, how their story developed. feelings of recognitionlongings to be together. toward turning Michael into a vampire. Their, so called, instant love was a bit fast, but okay, acceptable. After this plotted part my interest in this story partly fell. Sure Michael got his wish, he became a vampire to be able to be together with Dominic, after this process the emotions were bland, everything was to passive [...]



    17. A friend of mine commented recently that she does not like to read authors who are unfamiliar to her. She prefers tried-and-tested books that deliver the same effect, and perform the same function, over and over again.Given the little free time she has, in-between the demands of work, home and friends, the last thing you want to do is curl up with a book that you actively dislike, or maybe even despise, or which (heaven forbid) is boring.Of course, I sympathise with this sentiment. This is one o [...]


    18. It's certainly not an easy book to read.Full of sadness and angst you may have second thoughts and don't give a try well, don't do it. I dare you to read it, to suffer with all characters feel all their pain, loneness because after such strong sentiments when you start to feel their happiness it will be such release! It will be like an escape from a dark confinement, to a place where there is still hope for them, for you, for each of us.Because if Dominic can find love and feel it, anyone can so [...]


    19. OverallA classic tale of a young man's attraction to a vampire ending with a question of humanity and whether vampires are still of the same stock from which they were born. Ink is a slowly building story that uses a third person omniscient perspective that mainly sticks to the two main characters. The story was fairly good, the writing the same, but I had difficulty really getting into it. This teeters on an Insta-Love edge, but the way it was handled keeps it from being too terrible an example [...]


    20. And so we go from Fielding's Night Shift, where my faith was restored in an mm writer's ability to, well, write, to this which, having learned my lesson skim reading two Evangeline Anderson books and one JR Ward, I have in fact abandoned. Why? Well, I probably could have put up with the premise - obligatory lonely and brooding vampire Dominic pining after spunky young tattoo artist Michael. Points for narrative hook there because if a vampire obsessed with tattoos isn't an instant recipe for sel [...]


    21. What a surprising book. I have to admit I read this book not expecting to be engaged, much to my surprise the book grabbed me and reeled me inI was 'caught'!Description: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 resis [...]


    22. DNF 33%I almost gave up on this at 15%. I think that's when it goes from being passable with a chance of improvement towell, not. I have four main problems that keep me from enjoying and finishing this book. 1. It's mostly tell, not show. 2. Everything moves far to quickly and is far too intense for two men who JUST MET. 3. No one responds appropriately to the vampire. They all just calmly talk about it, like it's normal. 4. Far too many things/feelings/decision/actions are explained as, 'he did [...]


    23. This one left me feeling a little mixed as to whether I liked it or not. There were moments where I couldn’t get enough of Michael and Dominic’s growing relationship, and other times when I wished something would hurry up and happen. I enjoyed the first half a lot more than the second half of the book. The introduction of Dominic’s psycho ex, and maker, took the book off course, becoming more focussed on the past than on the interesting changes going on in the present. But the Australian s [...]


    24. I chose not to rate this one as I couldn't make it past about 32% of the book. It just wasn't for me. The premise sounded good, and I enjoyed the first couple chapters that the sample provided. But the further I got into the book, the more annoyed I became and just decided to DNF it. Which is very rare for me. Typically if I start something I'm determined to finish it, but not this time. I actually returned it to , which is a first for me.I'm not quite sure why, as I've read several insta-love s [...]


    25. I liked the first part, which I had already read in the anthology ''Desire Beyond Death'', and that's why I bought the book. But the second part didn't add that much, in fact it was at times a bit boring.The head-hopping wasn't so virulent like in ''A Note in the Margin'' (which none the less got 4 stars from me), but it is still there.I forgot to comment on the cover by Anne Cain: wonderfully made to lure readers


    26. This was a beautifully written story with almost lyrical imagery and it made me feel the loneliness and darkness so strongly I had trouble imagining it could be different. But it wasn't exactly enjoyable. More later.


    27. Ooohis cover is absolutely gorgeousrow in vampires and tattoos and I am totally thereI am adding this to qgbc to pick from list. =)


    28. This was my very first m/m read. I don't remember much about it other than I really liked it. I wonder if it would stand the test of time? Maybe time for a re-read.


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