I’m a bit late, the pooka’s share should be left out on November first…
I’ve read The Pooka’s Share by K.L. Noone. A little while ago, I got my author paperback copies of Legendary Loves Volume 1 from JMS Books.
The stories are K.L. Noone’s The Pooka’s Share, my Pine Tree Mary, and Pelaam’s Metamorphosis, which I haven’t read yet.
I sneaked away to the sauna in the basement, and since I can’t read on my phone in the humid heat, I normally read an old paperback while I’m down there. Now, I don’t need to read an old one!
So The Pooka’s Share is a tale about a fae-horse shifter who’s stealing apples, and Adrian who is half banshee and half magician. I don’t read a lot of fae tales, so I don’t really know what a banshee is supposed to be able to do (foretell death?), but Adrian can control things with his voice.
Adrian is overworked, tired, and injured. The pooka stealing apples should be a quick case to crack, but things don’t always go as planned.
The writing is poetic, and the autumn is right there in the chilly air and the moonlight-bathed orchard. I liked Ink, the pooka, but Adrian stole my heart – swoon-worthy.
Faerie horses should at least show up on time. That’s Aidan’s opinion, anyway. He’s been waiting for the pooka all night, to catch it stealing apples from human orchards. This Magical Enforcement Division assignment’s supposed to be easy — and Aidan could use the break, after a previous case gone badly wrong. But when the apple-thief pooka does show up, it takes the shape of a gorgeous young man … who doesn’t seem to mind being captured at Aidan’s hands.
Ink left his herd to seek out adventure, and he’s found it in the form of a devastatingly handsome MED agent. He’s always been up for a challenge, and Aidan Callahan is certainly that: gorgeous, powerful, and good at his job. Ink’s perfectly happy to let Aidan put a hand — or an enchanted bridle — on him, especially with that note of command. It’ll be simple and fun, a decadent magical one night stand … and Ink knows they’ll both enjoy it.
But this night isn’t simple. Ritual magic and Aidan’s own complicated gifts collide, and the family legacy he’s been avoiding becomes important, though Aidan’s starting to think it isn’t as important as keeping Ink in his arms.