The Los Angeles music scene has not been kind to Devon Caelin. He struggles to fit in and has a streak of bad luck the length of the Sunset Strip. One rare rainy night, he drowns his sorrows from bar-to-bar, until he stumbles into an alley club called Céilí. He discovers that it’s home to a small community of mystical people making their way in the human world, and that he found it only because he is Fae himself. With mentoring from the pub’s proprietor, Eldan—a powerful Fae Lord protecting his kind in the city—Devon unearths his past and discovers his magical abilities. His life appears to be back on track—until a member of the Faerie Court is murdered and the secret of their world is threatened to be revealed.
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This is story about a down-in-his luck musician named Devon and his discovery of an entire world he never knew existed...a secret world behind the doors of Ceili. Devon has never really felt comfortable with himself or his world. His childhood was lonely as his parents were often away and Devon has never felt particularly close to them and questions whether they even wanted a child. As an adult, he struggles to find himself as he barely makes enough to pay his bills working two jobs he hates as he waits for his big break in music. He has no close friends, no serious relationships, nothing to really ground him. One weird night he gets too philosophical with a bartender who mistakes his speculation for too much alcohol and cuts him off. Devon wanders out of the bar and walks around, so lost in his own thoughts about everything and nothing that he gets himself lost. As he tries to get his bearings, he find himself in front of a bar called, Ceili. Ceili is Devon's entrance into a world he never knew existed let alone that he has a place in that world. Only those from the Fae world-the world of fairies and magic-can see Ceili; the rest of the world simply sees a never-completed construction site. The story follows Devon as he learns the truth about his birth and his heritage. But Devon doesn't just find a place called Ceili, he also meets a mishmash of magic folk who keep the story interesting- and maybe a little weird! Most importantly, he meets the gang leader, the eccentric-yet-delicious Eldon. Eldon set out to make Ceili as a bar, but also as a community and a safe haven for the Fae who are hiding-in-plain-sight in LA, living among the humans. Eldon is a Fae Lord, several hundred years old and lonely. He is looking for his "mate"...but in the mean time, he sees no reason not to indulge in no-strings-attached sex. Devon is weary and looking for romance and true love, he doesn't do one-night stands..EVER. The two men discover each other as Eldon tries to prove his worth to Devon and Devon struggles to finally find his place in the world. I loved every word of this story. It is a beautiful story full of characters like you have never met before in an adult book. Ceili is romantic and suspenseful and quirky and delightful and weird....that good kind of weird that you just can't stop thinking about. There is a sequel coming and I cannot wait for it.