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Author has written 8 stories for Bleach.

Rukilex (a.k.a. Shira Anthony):

I'm a huge Bleach fan who discovered the wonderful world of fan fiction 9 years ago and ended up with a professional writing career when my first story was published in 2010. I don't write fan fic anymore, but I still love my anime and manga! I now have 20 books published, nearly all with Dreamspinner Press. I now write exclusively gay romance (yaoi) - just love my boys, I guess!

I've written a trilogy about mermen shifters called The Mermen of Ea, a series about classical musicians called Blue Notes, and many more stories. So if you like yaoi, you might want to check them out. You can find them all on Amazon or my publisher's website. Shoot me an email if you like M/M, and I'll send you a freebie!

You can find me at or on Dreamspinner Press's website: I'm also on Goodreads and Facebook under my pen name, "Shira Anthony." I'm WriterShira on Twitter and ShiraAnthony on DeviantArt.

More about me:

Anime/Manga addict: Yuri on Ice, Swort Art Online, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Bleach, Eden of the East, Naruto shippuden, D. Gray-Man, 07 Ghost, Vampire Knight, Monochrome Factor (I like the manga better on this one), Nabari no ou, Saiunkoku Monogatari, Kurozuka, Junjou Romantica, Loveless, list grows by the day. My personal pet peeve: I can't stand dubbed ANYTHING (it's not even so much the quality of the English-speaking actors, it's just the translation/dialogue is SO bad!).

Favorite Bleach characters: (the usual, I guess): Ichigo, Rukia, Renji, Byakuya (*drools*), Toushirou, Matsumoto, Urahara, Ukitake, Ikkaku, Hisagi, Chad

Favorite Bleach pairings: IchiRuki, HitsuKarin, ByaRen, and most others (I'm pretty open-minded). I prefer pairings in canon (anime or manga), but am okay about a well-written Yaoi or crack pairing. Least favorite pairs - HitsuMomo and IchiHime (did I say I like strong female characters?) I've written yaoi with my writing buddy, Brego Whitecloud under the pen name "Fangirls62." I also have written original stories under my Rukilex pen name on

Fan Art and Music: I'm so honored when readers are inspired enough by my stories to create their own art from it! XD Check out this beautiful piano piece by Anuuki Hitsugo inspired by "Twin Moons": and this one based on the ending of "Irrestistible: Ghost": She has written a number of gorgeous pieces using Bleach fan fic as inspiration.

And, if you enjoy HitsuKarin, check out this fab art by Moon of Jupiter: Yummy! And a super special thank you to Moon for the incredible rendering of Hitsugaya she drew as inspiration for "Chasing Dragons." He is absolutely perfect - just as I imagined him to be in my fics! Thanks also for the cool avatar of Karin in "Empathy" with her zanpakuto, Masumi. You rock, Moon!

TV/Books/Movies (in random order): Star Trek (any and all), Battlestar Galactica, The Matrix, Harry Potter (of course!), Ann Rice, any Cary Grant movie, LOTR (books and movies), X-files, Star Wars (Eps. 4-6)

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Current Home: The Carolinas

Age: Older than I'd like to say, but happy with it, too

Misc.: collect Bleach and Naruto genga/douga, the art used to plan out the computer animated series (Hitsu and Ichi especially); former musician, now legal eagle and male/male romance author.

Languages: Je parle francais (used to be fluent, now I'm just rusty)! I speak some German and Italian and am trying to learn Japanese.

Completed Stories: "Pirate Queen," an IchiRuki romance/adventure set in the ealy 1800's, where Ichigo is captain of a Royal Navy ship hunting pirates in the Caribbean, and Rukia is the Captain of a pirate ship, the Soul Warrior; "King's Key: The Four Prongs", an IchiRuki romance/adventure; "Empathy," a HitsuKarin romance/adventure set post Hueco Mundo war; "Chasing Dragons," the sequel to "Empathy" and "In the House of Tomorrow", which follows the general background of all 3 of my stories and is set 13 years after the war with Hueco Mundo, primarily a HitsuKarin love story/adventure, it also features my other favorite pair, IchiRuki, "In the House of Tomorrow," a RenjiTatsuki romance (because poor Renji deserves some happiness, too!); "Gastrosexual Bleach," a series of one-shots featuring different pairings and different foods.

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Gemini by MatsuMama reviews
Of all the drinking stories in Soul Society, theirs are by far the best. A Ukitake/Shunsui melange - laughter, tears, love, loss...everything BUT yaoi. I MEAN it, this fic is HET ONLY. An homage to my favorite two captains. Dedicated to Wilder. Enjoy!
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 109,145 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 2/28/2009 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K.
Twice in a Lifetime by Whitecloud1 reviews
Cast adrift, existing from day to day, until a soul soothing pull breathes love into a tired life.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,224 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Byakuya K., Renji A. - Complete
Red Duty, Black Honor by ObsidianJade reviews
It was inevitable, he realized, as he settled the white haori across his shoulders. Time progressed, change happened, and life went on. The intertwining lives of the Shinigami in post-War Seireitei. Slow-burn ByaRen and other pairings.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 125,861 - Reviews: 470 - Favs: 469 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 6/30/2010 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Byakuya K., Renji A. - Complete
Ryoka Rock the Rukongai by Whitecloud1 reviews
The Captain-Commander approves a service project to help clean up and reconstruct the Rukongai’s worst districts. To raise money, the Ryoka come for a one-night only concert.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 42,244 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/13/2010 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Byakuya K., Renji A. - Complete
Scarlet by Enchantable reviews
Post Winter War. Hisana is reincarnated in Soul Society. Cursed to remember her old life she tries to keep that fact a secret to spare those she loves the pain, despite being assigned to the Sixth Division. All the while a new war threatens Soul Society.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 43 - Words: 178,203 - Reviews: 785 - Favs: 475 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 3/3/2010 - Published: 11/2/2008 - Hisana K., Byakuya K. - Complete
The First Day by ObsidianJade reviews
Byakuya Birthday fic. "Renji, it is the most exquisite gift I have ever received, and I thank you." Heavy on the Bya/Ren fluff!
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,298 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Byakuya K., Renji A. - Complete
Friendly Interest by ObsidianJade reviews
Kira was, in every way, a virgin. Hisagi was not. Shuu/Kira post episode 46/manga -17. Yaoi. One-shot.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,374 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/20/2009 - I. Kira, Shuuhei H. - Complete
8675309 Renji For a Good Time Call by DrabbleandFluff reviews
Renji is a part time phone sex operator, Byakuya is a high powered CEO, mostly alone in a foreign country... their lines cross.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 35,806 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 800 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 10/2/2009 - Published: 5/16/2009 - Byakuya K., Renji A. - Complete
Introspections with Chad by Saigo no Hajime reviews
A series of one-shots. Quiet and soft-spoken, Chad observes and comes to conclusions about the world and the people around him. These are his thoughts...
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,253 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 5/10/2009 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Chad/Y. Sado
Nebula by MatsuMama reviews
The first night of exile is always the hardest. UraYorui, too many cameos to name. Expect massive spoilers for the Pendulum arc and anything else in the manga. Rated T for fluff, language and angst.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 69,542 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 4/16/2009 - Published: 11/9/2007 - K. Urahara, Yoruichi S.
Lost and Found by DrabbleandFluff reviews
At the end of the Winter War, Renji cannot be found. It has been almost a year, and Byakuya still goes to the real world to find old friend reaches out to him.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 39,393 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 3/4/2009 - Published: 9/19/2008 - Byakuya K., Renji A. - Complete
What's In A Hole? by J'aime Manga reviews
Summary: This one-shot is taken from a scene in Keeping Cupid Busy. Ichigo's disaster in kidou practice has resulted in several craters and destroyed practice targets in the kidou practice field. This is what happens when Renji and Rukia come to “help”
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,613 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/14/2009 - Ichigo K. - Complete
Harlequin by MatsuMama reviews
Byakuya falls in battle and wakes up married. Could anyone other than Hisana capture the heart of a Kuchiki? Bya/OC; Rukia is IN the fic and plays a large enough role to be noted. Char indicators do NOT equal pairings; THIS IS NOT BYA/RUK.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 52,173 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 12/16/2008 - Published: 3/1/2008 - Byakuya K., Rukia K. - Complete
Tomb of Endearment by Fathom-x reviews
Ichigo's POV. The trials & tribulations of Ichigo & Rukia's love story from beginning to end. A new chapter of life begins, and the chance to let bygones be bygones with a fresh start between the 3 most important men in Rukia's life. IchixRuki Drama/Lemon
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,158 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 21 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Setting Sun, Rising Moon by Jaina reviews
At the end of his life, it's time for Ichigo to become a real shinigami, but with death comes unexpected challenges—not the least of which is that presented by seeing Rukia again for the first time in years.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 51,388 - Reviews: 580 - Favs: 1,413 - Follows: 479 - Updated: 12/17/2007 - Published: 7/18/2007 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Blood and Ashes by MatsuMama reviews
Matsumoto & Ichimaru have their final showdown & at the end Rangiku can't help but look back at the beginning...can Hitsugaya save her from her past? GinRan, HitsuMatsu. Set post King's Key arc. See author's profile for SPOILERS & UPDATES. Enjoy!
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,921 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/15/2007 - Published: 8/23/2007 - T. Hitsugaya, R. Matsumoto - Complete
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Gastrosexual Bleach reviews
Series of unrelated one-shots, each a different Bleach pairing, focusing on seduction through food. Feel free to suggest pairings and foods, and I will try to incorporate them into a chapter. Rated T for mild sexual situations, rating may change.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,655 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/31/2011 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Ichigo K., Rukia K.
The Frameup reviews
Ichigo is a cop, doing time for the murder of his best friend and partner. His only alibi must remain a secret – the night he spent with the wife of the most powerful crime boss in Tokyo, Sousuke Aizen. IchiRuki, AU. One-shot kiriban for NekoFeathers.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,741 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/25/2010 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
The Vampire's Gift reviews
He rescued her from a life of poverty and pain, but she is dying, nonetheless. How much is he willing to offer her and what price will she pay for the vampire's gift? HitsuKarin. Kiriban for Ryfee. One-shot. AU, slightly OOC. Dark fluffiness abounds.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,826 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 14 - Published: 8/8/2010 - T. Hitsugaya, Karin K. - Complete
The Pirate Queen reviews
COMPLETE! Ichigo is Captain of a Royal Navy sailing ship patrolling for pirates in the Caribbean. Rukia is Captain of a pirate ship with some unusual abilities. But just who are the pirates and what secrets do they hide? IchiRuki, AU
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 98,726 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Chasing Dragons reviews
COMPLETE! Stranded in the Real World with no powers and no recollection of his life as a shinigami, Hitsugaya follows his only memories to the town in which he lived and died. HitsuKarin, some IchiRuki.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 50,665 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 10/14/2009 - Published: 4/26/2009 - T. Hitsugaya, Karin K. - Complete
In the House of Tomorrow reviews
Renji and Tatsuki were friends in the Real World before the war. Twelve years later, Tatsuki is a shinigami in the 11th Division. Are there second chances in death? RenjiXTatsuki-because Renji deserves some happiness, too! Romance/angst/comfort/adventure
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,173 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/30/2009 - Published: 3/26/2009 - Renji A., Tatsuki A. - Complete
Empathy reviews
Shinigami have different gifts. Karin didn't want to be her older brother; she wanted to find her own place in the Soul Society. This is the story of how Karin found her own way and her own life. Set ten years after the war with the Arrancar. HitsuKarin
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 59,340 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 355 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 4/26/2009 - Published: 2/14/2009 - Karin K., T. Hitsugaya - Complete
King's Key: The Four Prongs reviews
Rukia returns from Hueco Mundo with extraordinary powers. What will she have to sacrifice and how will Ichigo change in order to win her love? Only time will tell. An alternate take on the Hueco Mundo arc. An Ichiruki adventure/romance.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 54,337 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 2/9/2009 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
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