This week I continue to explore the writing of Carrie Ann Ryan who is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. Ms. Ryan wrote not one, but two short stories as prequels to DELICATE INK, the subject of last week’s book review. In INK INSPIRED, book 0.5 and INK REUNITED, book 0.6 of the popular Montgomery Ink series, readers will find themselves enthralled with the tattoo artists who work at Midnight Ink. Set in New Orleans, the story offers a stimulating blend of sizzling sex along with a sinfully sensual local.
As Austin Montgomery’s cousin, Shep has also been blessed with a skill of artistry. A master with the tattoo needle, he is hoping to find a muse to reignite his desire for his art in INK INSPIRED. Tall, broad and handsome on the outside and sensitive, caring, and encouraging on the inside, Shep is the only man who can bring out the passion of Shea Little. Misunderstood and labeled as an ice princess, Shea has spent her entire life doing what her family wanted. Luckily, she found a man that helped her discover herself and reclaim her life.
INK REUNITED is a fascinating story featuring Sassy Bordeaux, the receptionist at Midnight Ink. Loved by everyone, she is known to be the glue that holds everything together. It isn’t until Rafe Chavez and Ian Steele return to New Orleans that her mysterious past is revealed. Ten years prior, Sassy, Rafe and Ian were a traid. Too young to handle the taboo relationship, they each went their separate ways. Maybe, this second chance will help them find the love again.
Carrie Ann Ryan’s stories are hot, hot, hot! I mean steaming! She writes some of the best explicitly erotic sex scenes I have ever had the pleasure to read. If you are looking for a titillating escape, look no further. Happy reading!