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  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 14 hours and 12 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Audible.com Release Date: August 6, 2012
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  • Language: English
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By Sirius VINE VOICE on August 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I loved the writing in this story, it was very beautiful, which I have come to expect from this writing partnership. In fact up till the story hit 42-43 percentage mark on my kindle, it was pure reading bliss for me - perfection.

Here we have the guys whose connection may be fast, but not quite Instant, believable, lovely, really beautiful. I got the sense of who Sean and Cormac were very fast in the story, and I appreciated that they felt like fully fleshed characters right from the beginning. As you can imagine from the blurb, Sean is not in the best shape due to what is happening to him and is trying to find the ways to solve his problem and him coming to Cormac made perfect sense to me. Due to who Cormac is, I guess due to his calling, it makes perfect sense that the story is deeply rooted in magic and mythology. I am *not* the sort to complain about magic and mythology in the story. My knowledge of Irish mythology is almost non-existent (I know some basics here and there but no more than that), but I appreciated that the authors were not talking down to me and if I wanted to learn about names and places they referenced I could look it up for myself. I do not think that not knowing much about Irish mythology would stop you from enjoying the story, - I know it did not stop me - just prepare yourself that magical beings and events play important external obstacles to the main characters' happiness and if that is okay with you, you will probably be fine.

I did run however in the certain problem related to the humongously important role magic and mythos played in the story that as I said that started roughly less than in the middle of it.
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The Druid Stone by Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane offers more than just your average m/m read. It also touches on facets of the paranormal, time travel, Irish history, and intense psychological issues. Once you've read it, you'll never forget it and forever be drawn into the writing spell these two authors wove.

Sean O'Hara has lived a life full of nightmares ever since his great-grandfather left him a cursed druid stone. He's soon reliving another man's torture and death every night and goes in search of the one person who can help him. Cormac Kelly wants nothing to do with Sean at first thinking his plight is a joke. It soon becomes apparent that Sean's nightly torture correlates to Cormac's past and that only by working together can the nightmares, and Cormac's guilt, come to an end.

The history of Ireland plays an important part in this story and the authors have made the images extremely vivid which easily immerses the reader in the action. Modern-day Ireland also leaves a lasting impression as the small-town characters are larger-than-life and bring some much-needed humor to the seriousness of the storyline. Cormac too provides flashes of humor which is greatly appreciated to deal with the life and death situation these characters are in.

Sean's life has been endlessly difficult. In his younger years he fell into drugs and prostitution and just when he thought he'd gotten his life on track, the nightly torture began. He longs to have someone beside him who can support him through the bad times, someone who accepts him for who he is. Cormac too wants someone to accept him and discover that he's more than what his family line proclaims him to be. These two lost souls, constantly being hurt by fate, are perfect together.
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I love dark stories about the fae. And this definitely fits the bill. The Druid Stone is haunting, disturbing, stirring, and sexy all at once.

Sean has been having the same horrific dream over and over again for more than a year. In it, he relives the grisly torture and murder of a man in Ireland nearly 100 years in the past. He's seen doctors and shrinks, he's tried drugs of all kinds, but every night the dream comes back with the same brutal clarity. He's come to believe that he was cursed by his great-grandfather, who gave him a mysterious stone he can't get rid of. Research leads him to Cormac, a Druid, and he hops aboard a plane to Ireland, hoping he can get the curse removed.

Cormac is a man damaged by the mysterious disappearance of his lover 10 years ago. He does his duty with his magic, but lives his life with meaningless one-night stands with random men. When Sean shows up on his doorstep, he thinks the man is a flake and sends him on his way. But thankfully, when Sean is targeted by the Fae King, Cormac is there to rescue him. Of course, at that point, the Druid realizes his mistake.

The story follows Cormac and Sean as they try to unravel the mystery of the stone and figure out the identity of the man dying in Sean's dreams. This, as the two men realize a growing attraction between them.

I definitely enjoyed the book. The authors do a great job presenting the Fae as twisted, selfish, and downright scary. The mystery was good and the resolution was very interesting. But just as good is the characterization of our two male leads. Both men are deeply scarred by their past. The depth of their issues is slowly revealed over the course of the book and it wreaks havoc with their growing feelings for one another.
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