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The Druid Stone | [Heidi Belleau, Violetta Vane]

The Druid Stone

After inheriting a hexed druid stone, Sean starts reliving another man's torture and death...every single night. And only one person can help. Cormac Kelly runs a paranormal investigation business and doesn't have time to deal with tourists like Sean. But Sean has real magic in his pocket, and even though Cormac is a descendant of legendary druids, he finds himself out of his depth...and not because Sean's the first man he's felt anything for in a long time. The pair develop an intensely sexual bond, but are threatened at every turn when Sean's case attracts the unwelcome attention of the sidhe lords of ancient Ireland.
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Publisher's Summary

Sean never asked to be an O'Hara, and he didn't ask to be cursed by one, either.

After inheriting a hexed druid stone from his great-grandfather, Sean starts reliving another man's torture and death...every single night. And only one person can help.

Cormac Kelly runs a paranormal investigation business and doesn't have time to deal with misinformed tourists like Sean. But Sean has real magic in his pocket, and even though Cormac is a descendant of legendary druids, he soon finds himself out of his depth...and not because Sean's the first man he's felt anything for in a long time.

The pair develop an unexpected and intensely sexual bond, but are threatened at every turn when Sean's case attracts the unwelcome attention of the mad sidhe lords of ancient Ireland. When Sean and Cormac are thrust backward in time to Ireland's violent history - and their own dark pasts - they must work together to escape the curse and save their fragile relationship.

©2012 Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Keith Springfield, MO, United States 11-24-12
    Keith Springfield, MO, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Imagination Run Amok -- In A Good Way!"

    This story is not your average fare of M/M romance. It is better. The writing and narration cast a spell on me that kept my interest from the beginning. When listening, I was often sucked into this fictional world and found myself rooting for the characters out loud. There were times when I was saddened for their inability to connect physically, but that is what M/M romance is all about. The supernatural portions of the story are well fleshed out and the descriptions make them absolutely real. I would recommend this book to anyone who might enjoy their man-on-man love with a side of supernatural time-travel.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    amy Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-11-12
    amy Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Ian makes the whole story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Druid Stone to be better than the print version?

    I would listen to Ian Ruane read anything. Although this book was perfect for Ian as it was set in Ireland. The story is good if you like dimensions shifts (which I don't particularly care for). The pace is good though and there is a good story here.


    What about Ian Ruane’s performance did you like?

    He was able to put emotions in his voice. His jump between Irish and Boston accent was so good I often wondered how he did that so easily.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Hoboken, NJ, United States 06-16-13
    Robert Hoboken, NJ, United States 06-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrific Romantic Story both Modern & Historic"

    I was hooked the entire story. Loved the modern day setting mixed with the historical settings. The romantic undercurrent is fun and relevant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA, United States 01-26-13
    Bryan CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA, United States 01-26-13
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    "I enjoyed it."
    What made the experience of listening to The Druid Stone the most enjoyable?

    Ian Ruane does a great job narrating.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe make it longer?


    What three words best describe Ian Ruane’s performance?

    Great, humorist, delighting


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Idk...


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, bit short, gets a little steamy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pest megye, Hungary 01-27-13
    Amazon Customer Pest megye, Hungary 01-27-13

    I'm 35, working as a QA engineer. I own no television so I tend to read a lot...or listen audiob0oks.

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    "My fist purchase here at Audible"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Druid Stone to be better than the print version?

    I have read this book along with the audiobook, since my first language is not English and I had difficulties at fist with the Irish pronunciation. I loved the audio better because the narrator gave a huge plus to the book.


    What other book might you compare The Druid Stone to and why?

    I do not like to compare books to another. So I skip this question.


    Have you listened to any of Ian Ruane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened any other Ian Ruane narreted books before, but I will seek out books with his narrations in the future. I loved his voice and it was very great that all persona were unique. I loved the accent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love story with Irish magic


    Any additional comments?

    I think I am in love with MM audiobooks from now on.The sex scenes were great thanks to both the authors and the narrator. The story was a little bit chaotic for my liking but overall it turned out great. I recommend this book to listen I certainly enjoyed it very much.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Harrington Calif, USA 09-07-14
    Charles Harrington Calif, USA 09-07-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The Magic of Druids"

    I typically find M/M romances to be sappy and uninteresting but that is very much not the case with The Druid Stone. The characters are compelling and the plot is quite interesting. The Urban Fantasy stereotype of the plucky, all-powerful ingenue is not to be found here. The characters make mistakes and get hurt.

    The erotic scene were very good but what I truly appreciated was the restraint the authors showed in regard to how much of the book would be spent on them. The story and the characters come first (pun unintended) and they don't have an easy road to romance.

    Can't wait for a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hank C. 05-28-14
    Hank C. 05-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "It goes great and then it falls apart"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish the knowledgeable protagonist did not become utterly completely suicidal and stupid.


    What was most disappointing about Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane ’s story?

    That the knowledgeable protagonist turned into a selfish idiot. However, that idiocy turned into "subplot resolution bingo" and was ultimately unsatisfying. I found myself jumping around chapters until the disjointed narrative resolved.


    Have you listened to any of Ian Ruane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not had the pleasure of listening to Ruane's work. I like his style. It made the story palatable at the points where it became work to sift through the threads.


    Could you see The Druid Stone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    It started off so well. So well. And then Cormac goes off of the deep end. If his tragedy was less than 10 years old. If it had not been so violent. If the fate had not been so earned, I would have felt better about his reaction, but Cormac was betrayed and beaten unconscious. For someone so cynical and self protective, he goes completely out of character.

    Oh, and wibbly wobbly timey wimeyness is more than a little distracting towards the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phil United States 05-13-14
    Phil United States 05-13-14 Member Since 2009
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    "just this side of agonizing"

    Each time Sean recallibrates his emotional position in relation to Cormac, he analyzes the same paths over and over and over again. I was stuck in traffic when Sean comes back and finally get to the point where he takes a bath, but all the recriminations to that point seemed overkill. Since it gave me time to drift I started to re-hash similar arguments made previously with regards to Sean's mother.

    There just seemed to be a lot of re-hashing that didn't serve any real purpose..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-24-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-24-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Nice... slow on romance..."

    Nice story.. very slow on romance. I like a bit more... however I like the paranormal aspect. I loved the Irish accent of the narrator... First listen of Ruane for me and he was just awesome. Very slow start, had to restart like 3 times.. but once it got goin.. I kept going.. then paused because I got bored.. then finished 3 days later...but I did finish! Nice...not great, but Nice..

    Credit... do not buy

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon Bountiful, UT, United States 10-23-13
    Brandon Bountiful, UT, United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "yawn"
    What disappointed you about The Druid Stone?

    I made it through 6 chapters, hoping it would get better and actually get somewhere. It never did.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Don't know yet. I'll start looking.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ian Ruane?

    the narrator reminded me of a leprechaun. Had a hard time getting in to it.


    What character would you cut from The Druid Stone?

    meh, I don't know about cutting characters.


    Any additional comments?

    this was a wasted credit. :-/

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "It grew on me!"

    I really wasn't sure about this book when I started to listen but it definitely is worth persevering with it. It is is a good story and I will certainly listen again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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