Title: Soul Shares Series
Author Name: Rory Ni Coileain
HARD AS STONE
Tiernan Guaire was exiled from the Fae Realm a century and a half ago for his brother’s murder. His soul torn in
half, he lives by his vows—never to trust, never to love. And if he can only be whole by finding and loving the
human with the other half of his soul? He’s content to live broken and half-souled.
Kevin Almstead’s future, the career he’s worked for as long as he can remember, has been taken away by a vote of
the partners at his law firm. Chance brings him to Purgatory, the hottest all-male nightclub in Washington, D.C., to a
meeting with a Fae, with long blond hair, ice-blue eyes, and a smile promising pleasures he’s never dreamed of. But
there’s no such thing as chance.
But Tiernan isn’t the only one to find Kevin in Purgatory. The most ancient enemy of the Fae race sees in the
handsome lawyer a way to destroy the world from which it, too, was exiled. And only the strength of a true
SoulShare bond can keep it from what it seeks.
Conall Dary is the mightiest mage born to the Fae race in more than two thousand years, ever since the Sundering of
the Fae and human worlds. But that power condemns him to an untouched, virginal life—sex calls to power, and his
power is enough to drain the magick, the life, from his entire world. Exiled from the Realm for refusing to turn his
talent to service a Noble’s petty revenge fantasies, his soul is torn in two and his magickal gifts blocked.
Josh LaFontaine is a gifted tattoo artist with a heart of gold. While doing a good turn for an ex-boyfriend, he’s
stunned when a gorgeous red-haired twink appears out of nowhere at his feet during New York City’s Pride march.
The Marfach was thwarted in its first attempt to capture a Fae. But when a terrible accident separates Conall and
Josh before they bond, it’s a race to see who finds the mage first, the monster who will use him as a weapon to
destroy his race, or his SoulShare.
More than two thousand years ago, the healer Lochlann Doran was the first Fae to leave the Realm after the
Sundering of the Fae and human worlds. After centuries of wandering the human world, seeking his SoulShare, he
has spent all his magick, and lost all his hope.
Garrett Templar is the star pole dancer at Purgatory, the hottest gay nightclub in Washington, D.C. If his past hadn’t
taught him the futility of hope, his present surely would; HIV-positive since age 18, his illness has suddenly and
inexplicably mutated into drug-impervious AIDS.
A SoulShare bond with Garrett may give Lochlann back his magick, his gift of healing. But it also might kill him.
And if he survives the return of his magick, the Marfach and its host are waiting to use the dancer as bait in a deadly
trap. Only an impossible love can save them both.
And everyone knows Fae don’t love….
Rian Sheridan is a foundling, a Falls Road corner boy, whose world went up in flames beside an Orangemen’s
bonfire of hatred last July the Twelfth. A pain he barely remembers is a siren’s call, taunting him, daring him to find
its source and lose himself to it. And he searches in the only place he knows, the S&M underground of Belfast.
Cuinn an Dearmad is the last surviving Fae Loremaster. He’s just seen the beginning of the death of the Realm, the
home of the Fae race and their haven from the twisted evil of the Marfach. The only hope of saving the Realm starts
with finding the Prince Royal of Fire he himself stole from the cradle, sent through the Pattern, and lost in the
human world, many years ago. He has a few guesses about where that hope ends, none of which bode well for him.
Rian and Cuinn are an impossible pairing, two SoulShared Fae. Any two Fae strike sparks, but these two Fae are an
explosive combination. Drawn into an escalating series of sexual collisions, their passion will save—or
Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn’t offer such a major, so she had
to design it herself. Her university boasted one professor willing to teach creative writing, he being a British
surrealist who went nuts over students writing dancing bananas in the snow but did not take well to high fantasy.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen despite him, sent off her first short story to an anthology being
assembled by an author she idolized, got shot down in flames, and found other things to do, such as going to law
school, ballet dancing (at more or less the same time), and nightclub singing, for the next thirty years or so, until her
stories started whispering to her. Now she’s a legal editor and the mother of a budding filmmaker, and is busily
wedding her love of myth and legend to her passion for m/m romance.