Mystic Ink

What do you get when a bunch of Gods with bad attitudes, their children with God complexes, and various metaphysical beings get tangled up in a plot to destroy humanity? A rocking, hilarious, fantastic adventure of friendship, love, and all the joy that makes the world go round. Mystic Ink is one of those stories. In turns heart wrenching, heartwarming, and laugh out loud funny, this novel is a remarkable tale guaranteed to bring laughter and smiles to all who read it.

Nix is the daughter of the Old Man of the Sea. She is a being who can’t handle being subjected to the whims of her father, but still ends up doing his bidding. Cal is the son of Ares, the God of War, and Nix’s “handler”. When Cal’s soul turns up missing, their world begins to unwind. After battling furies, harpy’s, centaurs, and a rather stupid Cyclops named Eddie, the pair travel around the world with the help of their friends Zephyr (a wind God), and Devlin (a Satyr) to stop the destruction of the world, save her father, and reunite Cal’s body with his soul. Do they succeed? Read on to find out.

The novel is beautifully written by a very skilled author. My only complaint about this novel is that I wish there was more.

Book Blurb for Mystic Ink

Welcome to Mystic, Connecticut, where a Satyr owns the local pawn shop, a Minotaur serves the tastiest pizza in town, and the nearest gate to the Underworld resides in the alley outside a tattoo parlor.

Nix–Sea Nymph, talented artist and proprietor of Mystic Ink–just wants to run her tattoo shop in peace and quiet. Peace and quiet, however, are the least of her problems. Mortal corpses keep springing up in her alley like daisies. Hades is angry that the mortals’ souls are missing. And to top it all off, the human authorities suspect Nix of foul play.

Before long, the supernatural police force takes an interest. They dispatch Agent Calder Quinne to investigate. His assignment is simple: determine Nix’s guilt or innocence by observing her daily routine. Instead, he’s faced with an uncooperative Nymph who resents his presence and evades him at every opportunity.

Nix finds Cal far too attractive and a challenge to her self-imposed ban on relationships. She wants him out of her life as soon as possible. When Cal’s soul is stolen next and Nix wakes up missing memories of the evening’s events, even she starts to wonder if she’s guilty. Now, she has only two weeks to locate Cal’s missing soul, or he’ll be doomed to spend eternity as a Shade.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 4.50