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In an alternate Atlanta where magic is practiced openly, where witches sip coffee at local cafes, shapeshifters party at urban clubs, vampires rule the southern night like gangsters, and mysterious creatures command dark caverns beneath the city, Dakota Frost's talents are coveted by all. She's the best magical tattooist in the southeast, a Skindancer, able to bring her amazing tats to life.
When a serial killer begins stalking Atlanta's tattooed elite, the police and the Feds seek Dakota's help. Can she find the killer on the dark fringe of the city's Edgeworld? Among its powerful outcasts and tortured loners, what kind of enemies and allies will she attract? Will they see her as an invader, as a seducer, as an unexpected champion...or as delicious prey?
Frost Moon is Book One of the Skindancer fantasy series by debut author Anthony Francis. Filled with unforgettable characters, spine-tingling action, kinky rebellion and edgy love, Frost Moon is classic storytelling at its best, and Dakota Frost is an irresistible new star of fantasy fiction.
Anthony Francis is a computer scientist who works at the "Search Engine That Starts With A G". By day he studies human and other minds to design intelligent machines and emotional robots; by night he writes fiction and draws comic books. He received his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Tech. He lives in San Jose with his wife and cats but his heart will always belong in Atlanta.
©2010 Anthony Francis (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Tracey on 01-20-13

Good entry for new paranormal series

Loved the premise -- skin dancer (her tattoos aren't just for looks, they help her kick butt) and tattoo artist fights evil in an Atlanta riddled with vampires, were kin and wizards. I anticipated shades of Marjorie Liu's Maxine Kiss (who has tattoos who are demons) and the Atlanta of Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series.

However, Dakota Frost wasn't the strong protagonist that I anticipated. Sure, she has a mohawk, cool magical tattoos and is wonderfully snarky. She continually reminds us how buxom and awesome she is. But some of her reactions seemed a bit too "girly girl" for a mohawked bisexual heroine.

Still, good world building, a decent plot and an unique spin. Worth the credit.

Traci Odom delivers. She gives the characters distinct voices without getting campy.

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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Hogue on 07-11-12


I had read great reviews and knew I'd like this book. Yup, sure enough did and want more. Cool world, similar to many we've encountered in other books with minor deviations. The authors influences are pretty obvious, (MTG) and easy to track, sometimes to the point that I wish he'd leave some of his personality and beliefs ( largly christian I'd guess, or maybe that's just coincidence, but everything seemed to come back around to a bible verse or belief) out and let the characters have free reign. The political voting talk, the amount of Prius talk, gas talk, moped talk... Ok ok... I drive a car that was chosen for gas mileage alone and still find it annoying! Anyways, that aside, because truly it was really minor, the story was great. The characters were fun, their powers sometimes predictable but also cool, the skin dancing was really awesome. I cant wait for another book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Toomanybooksnotenoughtime on 05-17-14

Interesting start to a series

Enjoyable 1st book based around Dakota Frost, (cool name) who is a magical tattoo artist. It is set in alternative world Atlanta and a decent job has been done at world building.Well paced and good narration

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