Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Marked... Semi-sentient tattoos... YES Please!

Ooooooh! I HAAAAD to share this one with you all. Really. It sounds amazing.

Are you a tattoo person? Like to read about tattoos? Well this sounds like an exciting twist to tattoos in a book.

"You want a book about grief and 
semi-sentient tattoos, right?"
Yep, that's the tag line at the site. I was sold at this line.

Lilith Saintcrow is crowdfunding a new book! It's the first book in a new series. Lilith is crowdfunding the book to self-publish it with all the proper elements it needs to be ready for our eyes. You can help support this book and bring it out for all of us.

So, about the book...


The Marked
Awful things happen. Sometimes you’re left alive, but it leaves a Mark. They aren’t tattoos, and they express your hidden powers—and your hidden desires. They grow as you use them. And someone wants them very, very badly…

A winding road, a freak storm, and a lightning strike. Jude Altfall’s life, just beginning to coalesce after her divorce, is shattered afresh. Dazed with grief, she’s not sure if the weird things happening around her are hallucinations…or something more. And there’s the mark on her hip—a tattoo she can’t for the life of her remember getting.

Preston Marlock left a shadowy government agency two years ago, to hunt a killer. Each time the bastard strikes the trail goes cold, and not even Marlock’s more-than-natural abilities are helping. Now the killer’s taken one of his very few friends, and there’s a surviving witness. The Altfall woman is now that most precious and fragile of targets, newly Marked. All Marlock has to do is dangle her like bait, and the killer will eventually show up.

The Skinner knows some people are different. Special. He has a collection of stretched skin and pretty pictures, each harvested with care. The trick is to take them while the victim is still struggling, still alive, otherwise their power is lost. He is careful, methodical, and precise, but chance robs him of a prize. Once he realizes Jude Altfall has what he covets, and has possibly seen his face, her fate is sealed. And just to be cautious, the Skinner might swat at the annoying fly who has buzzed along his trail for two years.

Sometimes you survive, and you bear a Mark.

And some things are worse than death.


What do you think?
I'm really interested. Sounds like a murder mystery type read with magic and so much more mixed in! I want it!

And you can help make it available for you and me. :) Just jump over to Indiegogo and click to support the book. As of today we have 10 days left. Only 10 days!

Thank you for your eyes and support!


  1. This does sound interesting. I have to say I was curious at: "semi-sentient tattoos" :D


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