Release; Permanent Ink

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

“How do you feel?” I asked him.

“Tired.” He gave me a small smile. “Like that took six hours.”

“Yeah, well, wait until you do one that does take six hours.” I pulled a chair out from the table, swung it around and straddled it. “You ready for some critique, or you need a minute.”

“You sure you don’t want to give it to me later, so you can spank me for all mistakes, Daddy?”

Heat flashed through me and my dick stirred immediately. I frowned. “No sex talk at the shop.”

“Since when?” Poe tilted his head, and I felt the usual combination of aggravation and arousal when he challenged me or didn’t do what I wanted. 


I have mad love for May/December books. There's something about a hot silver fox with a young hot guy that just gets me. 

Jericho is a tattoo artist who had a rough beginning. 

Poe is an artist who's lost. 

When Poe makes a mistake and ends up on very thin ice with his father, Jericho makes him an offer that is hard to refuse. 

What starts as a friend lending a helping hand, turns out the best thing to have ever happened to either man. 

Poe is lost. His whole life he's been following the direction of his best friend, but he's beginning to understand that life can offer more, you just have to make it so. 

Jericho shouldn't want anything to do with his best friend's son. The seventeen-year-old age difference between them should be a huge deterrent.  

The sex is hot, the situation is hard at times, as you wonder if Poe will revert back to his old ways. You feel for Jericho at one point. You feel for Poe. 

The only thing that I didn't like was the pacing. To me it moved too fast and you didn't get to see much of the growth between them. You saw the important parts, but not the journey that it took to get there. I would have liked to see Jericho and Poe getting to know each other in the ways they did off the pages. 

You know they are in love by the end of the book, but you never actually see it, so it's a little harder to believe. 

Other than that this is a good book. Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn introduced an interesting cast of characters, some I would like to see more of.  

About The Authors

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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