Inked in Blood by J.M. Snyder
A bad evening spent breaking up with his lover finds Tom at Tattoo 804 moments before the parlor is about to close. The only artist is Rist, a strange guy with a fetish for vampires who agrees to ink Tom after hours.
What begins as a simple procedure turns erotic when Rist notices how hard Tom is for him. They get it on right there in the tattoo chair, giving into their primal desires. But when their tryst takes an unusual turn, Tom wonders if Rist is just into a little blood play … or if he isn’t one of the undead himself.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Inked in Blood is a recent release from the incredibly prolific JM Snyder. I can’t keep up with the rate she produces new work but I like her writing so I’m always on the look out for something really interesting. I have a weakness for tattoos so this story was right up my alley. The story is short, just an introduction to the characters and a hot sex scene, but it’s creative, sexy, and a lot of fun. As something meant to titillate with the added bonus of tattoos and a hint of paranormal, this is an easy story to recommend for some late night reading.
Tom is driving home from a break up dinner and decides to get a tattoo spur of the moment. When he sees hottie Rist is going to be doing his tattoo, well Tom makes up his mind to go through with it. He reasons it’s not the first tattoo he may regret but it’s worth it to get close to Rist. Rist has his own way of making the encounter memorable as his tattooing technique is likely to get a lot of repeat customers.
The setup is quick and really it’s not the characterization, the world building, or even the dialogue that is the purpose of this story. It’s the sex and the story makes no real apologies for it. On the flip side, the sex scene is pretty hot and creative. Rist decides to sit on Tom’s lap and have sex while tattooing and this makes for some eye opening erotica. Rist flashes some fang and exposes his fetish for ink and blood, much to Tom’s delight.
The actions that take place, including a hint of fangs, are just fun to read. The short story is very quick, easy, and with Snyder’s clean prose and banter. It’s a great introduction to the author for those new to her but it’s also a reminder of why Snyder’s stories are enjoyable and entertaining.
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