Magik Ink: Dark Lotus by Fiona Jayde
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-fi, Action/Adventure
Length: Short Story
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Cholla
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.
Jim’s ink will denote Magik’s 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 passion’s fire burns through ice and Magik’s choices are no longer clear.
Tia Morse is trying to break free from the memory of an overbearing, nasty boyfriend. Kyoto Hajime is looking to keep the streets of Vegas free of dark magik, and to keep his evil brother from gaining more power than he’s already obtained. Together, they just might make a big difference in the streets of Sin City.
Dark Lotus is an amazing combination of passionate sex, intense action, and subtle dark overtones that leaves you wanting more, more, more. Drawn together by magik, held together by something even stronger, Tia and Jim face their fears and their destinies to prove that the magik doesn’t have to lead you to the dark side. A thoroughly enjoyable read.