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by Karen Chance, Yasmine Galenorn, Marjorie M. Liu, Eileen Wilks

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Series: Lia De Croissets (Skin Deep, 0.3), Hunter Kiss (novella "Armor of Roses" 2.5)

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Four stories combine urban fantasy with paranormal romance, in a collection that centers around magical tattoos and includes Karen Chance's "Skin Deep," in which a mage finds a magical ward in a dragon that appears on her skin.

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When I first starting reading this, I thought it was going to be too silly to be enjoyable, but after I got into it a bit, I found the first two stories, in particular, to be really good. I'll be looking for more books by those authors. ( )
  AngelaJMaher | Jun 19, 2018 |
I read all of them but the one by Marjorie. It was about a series I didn't get in to so, didn't see the point. The others are all authors I've read and stories within series. The were great. I don't think Lia's storyline has been anywhere but in anthologies but would be cool if she got her own full series. Yasmine gave us the background on Camille and Trillion in her Otherworld series. We also find out what Lily and Rule were doing while Chynna and Cullen were off having their adventures. ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
Magical tattoos tie together these four paranormal short stories by different authors but unfortunately they fell flat for me. ( )
  DebbieMcCauley | Jul 12, 2014 |
I am addicted to anthologies. With so many new and upcoming authors out there, and known authors I haven't tried yet, this is a perfect "taste" of the new, and a toe-dip into the 'somewhat known'.

"Skin Deep" is the first short story I ever read by Chance, and lead me to another anthology, "On The Prowl". Everyone else has told you the story line, so I will just say that the story was enjoyable, and was my first step to adding Chance to my 'must read' list. Will see how that goes.

Liu is, as always, delicious. Her whole storyline with her character Maxine Kiss is based upon tattoos, hence her perfect fit within this anthology. Maxine's tattoos are characters of their own - demons, fixed within her skin, peeling away from her body at night to become major players within her stories. The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, Book 1) was a treasure to read the first time, and should be on everyone's reading list.

I am not really a fan of Galenorn. Nothing against her, or her writing, her work just doesn't fall within my interests. I am sure, if you like her work, you will find it wonderful. I actually enjoyed her story, just won't invest in further books by her for my own reading. Again, though, if you like her type of work, she is a great writer and well worth your time.

And then there is Wilks and her Lupi. This is a nice stand-alone story, but it also brings into account new characters who could make later entry into her Lupi books. Once you read "Human Nature" I hope you find that you are highly interested in Wilks further work. I find it well written, with good world building, strong characters, humour, and well developed story lines. Well worth the investment.

In all, a strong group of stories by a strong group of writers. Recommended! ( )
  soireadthisbooktoday | May 4, 2014 |
I only read the Lupi story. ( )
  mlsimmons | Sep 20, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Karen Chanceprimary authorall editionscalculated
Galenorn, Yasminemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Liu, Marjorie M.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilks, Eileenmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Frangie, RitaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, Chad MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Hunter Kiss (novella "Armor of Roses" 2.5)
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Four stories combine urban fantasy with paranormal romance, in a collection that centers around magical tattoos and includes Karen Chance's "Skin Deep," in which a mage finds a magical ward in a dragon that appears on her skin.

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Four tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy explore body art that is more than it seems - in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark...

New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance's "Skin Deep"
tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin - and has a mind of its own...

WhenNew York Times bestselling author Marjorie M Liou's demon hunger Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder, she finds herself involved in a conspiracy dating back to WWII - and a secret mission that her grandmother may have carried out for the US government, one that involves Armor or Roses

InNew York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galernorn's Etched in Silver a supernatural agent is on the trail of a sadistic serial killer when an unexpected - and dangerously seductive - ally comes to her aid, setting in motion a magical ritual that may end up binding them together, body and soul.

When the magically tattooed body of a man is found in a Northern California town, FBI agent Lily Yu is drawn into the case. Trouble is, the victim isn't human - and the killer isn't finished in USA Today Bestselling author Eileen Wilk's Human Nature
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