Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 2 edition (February 24, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Wolf, Becoming
Blurb: Volyk learns very young that he has to hide what he is—oboroten’, shape-shifter—after his father is killed and skinned by a hunter, and the pack that takes in his pregnant mother is hostile to his kind. When Volyk is ordered to fight the pack’s beta to prove his fitness, but instead obeys his hormones and tries to mount him, he’s declared an abomination and forced to flee.
Ilya, too, hides a secret. Being young and gay in modern Russia is dangerous, and he knows it. But the truth eventually gets out, and his brothers lure him into the forest to kill him. They’re stopped by Volyk, who hides the mortally wounded Ilya in his den. The only way to heal the human is to turn him into an oboroten’.
Unfortunately, Ilya’s gentle nature is ill suited to the life of a wolf. But when Volyk’s old pack returns, seeking to take away Volyk’s magickal den, Ilya will have to embrace – truly become – the wolf Volyk made him, to save both his mate’s life and his own.
And the angel said unto them, be not afraid…
Ilya was not afraid. Enraptured, yes. Entranced. But not afraid. He had been ready for death when he closed his eyes in the wolf’s embrace. Instead, he was whole, and awake, and in the arms of a man more handsome than any angel. Volyk’s long thick hair was the brown and gray of the wolf’s pelt, his cheekbones angular, his lips full. And his eyes were the same beautiful fiery amber as the wolf’s.
Maybe he had only dreamed the wolf. Or maybe he was still dreaming. Surely he had done nothing in his life to earn the gift this moment would be if it were real.
Meet the author: Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn’t offer such a major. She had to design it herself, at a university which boasted one professor willing to teach creative writing: a British surrealist who went nuts over students writing dancing bananas in the snow, but did not take well to high fantasy. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen, she sent off her first short story to an anthology that was being assembled by an author she idolized, and received one of those rejection letters that puts therapists’ kids through college. For the next thirty years or so she found other things to do, such as going to law school, ballet dancing (at more or less the same time), volunteering as a lawyer with Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and nightclub singing, until her stories started whispering to her. Currently, she’s a lawyer and a legal editor; the proud mother of a budding filmmaker; and is busily wedding her love of myth and legend to her passion for m/m romance. She is a three-time Rainbow Award finalist.
Tell us your writing goals for this year.
Well, finishing UNDERTOW, SoulShares #7. And STONE COLD, SoulShares #8 and the conclusion of the series. And I’m working on a short story for a Shakespearean m/m charity project, and I have a few chapters of another Russian shapeshifter novel sitting in an electronic drawer – birds, this time. I’ve been asked if I’m going to do any more with Naqxo and Damis, the Lamia and his Mated from my Love Is an Open Road story from last summer, and I’d love to. And…. I have an idea for a science fiction novel kicking around in the back of my head. There’s a romance feel to it, but the romances aren’t the center of the story. We’ll see what comes of that – I’m having a lot of fun with the idea!
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/Soulshares/
Facebook Author Group (Rory’s Three Rs): www.facebook.com/groups/721651487924752/
Goodreads Link: www.goodreads.com/author/show/6548821.Ro
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