Monday, 7 August 2017

RELEASE SPOTLIGHT: Permanent Ink by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

Permanent Ink by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Series: Art & Soul, #1
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date (Print & Ebook): August 7, 2017
Length (Print & Ebook): 68K
Subgenre: Contemporary

This book includes: Daddy kink and an age gap

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Book Blurb: 

At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.
Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.
Piper Vaughn and Avon Gale have this to say: we hope people enjoy spending time with our characters as much as we do!

Quotes about the book:

After reading Permanent Ink, I wanted to get tattooed and go on a graffiti mural tour, but not before rereading the sex scenes. This writing duo is dynamite, and the chemistry between the characters becomes explosive the further you read. Not to be missed!

-Santino Hassell, RITA nominated author of the Five Boroughs and Cyberlove series



Just to get this out of the way… that cover!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please let us just take a moment to savor the beauty of that cover... teehee...

And moving on...

Although I have some of Piper’s older books, this is a first Piper read for me. As for Avon, well, I’m a fan. Although not good for my TBR shelf and my purse, this is why I love collabs in general b/w writers because then you get exposed to more writers in a single shot.

And because I am an Avon fan, I may have inadvertently miss the itty-bitty part in the blurb about this being about ‘daddy kink’. I’m usually not a fan. I don’t go in blind with this theme and when I do, it’s usually from writers I’m familiar with and even then, there’s still trepidation.  Luckily, Avon is familiar. And really, having said all that, if you’re like me, and not quite into this theme, I’d say you’d wanna give this a go anyway.

Poe had no aim and Jericho happened to be the right person to provide him one, in every sense of the word… teehee…Jericho simply wanted to pay it forward, initially... It’s a delicious May-December affair between Poe and Jericho. There’s a 17-year difference between them; 2 very different people, 2 different generation, 2 different stages in life, but of course, ultimately, none of that matters

I really love seeing the individual growth with these 2, and consequently, how the relationship progressed. As a reader who is closer to Jericho's age, Poe provided just as much education to me. It really was like learning the language of the youth. Having said that, it was quite easy to relate to Poe, his doubts and his convictions.

Jericho is simply delish! From the ashes of misguided youth came out a beautiful man on the other side. Love his no-bs attitude, but more importantly his take-charge attitude. *giggles*

Poe and Jericho together as it turned out was a match made in heaven, both in and out of the bedroom. In each other, they found what they're searching for, inadvertently or not. Poe has a specific taste in the bedroom and it suited Jericho just fine. What you get is something combustible, whoosh!*g*

More than that, the story itself has so much heart. The emotions are real, and will resonate quite effortlessly, I'm sure. As the development of these 2 MC's unfolded, it was delectable to witness. And knowing now that there will be more collabs with these 2 authors as part of this series, I cannot be more ecstatic. Definitely looking forward to that.        


I stepped into the room, shoving my hands into the pockets of my hoodie, and stared appreciatively at the way Jericho’s thin black T-shirt clung to the well-defined muscles of his shoulders. We’d only crossed paths a handful of times during the years he and Landon had been friends, but I’d always thought Jericho was f*cking hot. He had to lift weights. His biceps were clearly defined under all the ink, and judging by his ass and thighs, this was not a man who skipped leg day at the gym.
F*ck, I should not be looking.
“Um.” I tore my eyes away from his ass and sucked my lower lip into my mouth, briefly catching the stainless steel hoop that pierced it between my teeth. “My dad told me to come by to see you. Said you need someone to work the front desk.”
“I do.” Jericho poured water into the coffeemaker and shoved the carafe into place before jabbing at the power button. He pivoted to face me, arms crossed over his chest. “Are you interested?”
I lifted a shoulder. “I’m here, aren’t I?”
Jericho’s dark eyebrows drew down over his hazel eyes. Despite his youthful face, silver liberally threaded his short beard and hair, the close-cropped sides revealing more gray than black. Somehow it intensified his appeal instead of aging him prematurely. I knew he couldn’t be much more than forty—younger than Landon for sure—and I loved the fact that he clearly didn’t give a f*ck about the gray. He was all natural, not trying to cover it up with that cheesy ass “Just For Men” shit. “If this is how you talk to your prospective employers, I’m surprised that gas station hired you.”
I started to reply, but Jericho held up a tattooed hand.
“This is how it’s going to be,” he said. “If you show up on time and do your work, you’ll get paid. If you do a good enough job, we can discuss an apprenticeship once I find a decent replacement.”
I tried to protest the apprenticeship thing, but he kept right on talking.
“Don’t steal anything. Don’t be rude to my customers. And don’t think I won’t send your ass packing the second you step out of line with me.” Jericho backed his words with a hard-eyed glare. “I’m giving you a chance because I like your father, and because someone helped me when I was doing my damned best to ruin my life. I’d like to pay it forward, but I won’t tolerate your bullshit. Got me?”
I tipped my chin. “Yeah, I got you.”

Author Bio:

Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and she never gets tired of people and their stories—either real or the ones she makes up in her head.

Avon is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary Agency.

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Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, sci-fi, she loves them all (and has a three-thousand-book library to prove it!).
As a bisexual and Latinx person, Piper takes great pride in her heritage. She grew up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and strives to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life … even if it’s only in a book.
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