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DEADLY CIRCUS OF DESIRE – BOYS OF IMPERIAL ROME #1

Rome, late winter AD 108. A chance encounter at the festival of Lupercalia throws together two diverse young men. Streetwise Tullius Rufio and patrician Quintus Alba could not be more different, and they get off to a stormy start. An uncle’s greedy scheming propels Quintus into emperor Trajan’s intimate entourage of fun-loving young courtiers, while Rufio is busy with his antique-dealer mother’s varied enterprises and a promiscuous sex life in Rome’s murkier districts Elaborate plans for a state visit by a degenerate potentate from the east force the boys into uneasy partnership. Then a mystery killer strikes at the very heart of the imperial court and threatens to fatally disrupt events. Gladiators, chariot racers, senators,and courtiers clash in this sexy saga of Ancient Rome, which turns from a circus of desire to youthful love.

 

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THE SATYR OF CAPRI – BOYS OF IMPERIAL ROME #2

Rome, spring AD 108. What, or who is the mysterious Satyr of Capri? Rare statue, man, or monster? Why do danger and death stalk all who are connected with the elusive secret? New friends and lovers Quintus and Rufio are unwittingly embroiled in the quest for the truth. Braving the violence and tasting the sensuous pleasures thrown at them, the boys risk all to unravel the secret of the Satyr. Plunge into the world of imperial Rome—debauchery and cruelty, envy and greed, grisly legends and disaster beneath the cliffs of Capri, undercover deals and urban gang warfare—for a rollercoaster ride bursting with sex and action. Strait-laced patrician Quintus’s lofty worldview falls to Rufio’s carefree lifestyle, while Rufio revels in the dangerous, bloody adventure. Will their burgeoning relationship survive the inescapable lure of the Satyr of Capri?

 

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THE WRATH OF SETH – BOYS OF IMPERIAL ROME #3

Egypt, summer AD 108. Quintus and Rufio are touring the exotic Nile in the entourage of Trajan. From the start, a conspiracy headed by a figure called Seth threatens the tourists. But Seth is the god of  storms and chaos, so who is the real person behind the mystery? It falls to strait-laced Quintus and sex-crazed Rufio to discover the secret. Can the two adventurers survive the dangers that lurk at every twist and turn of the great river not only for Trajan but those closest to the boys—Rufio’s mother Junilla, young brother Cato, brave Flaccus and the spy Septimius? Kidnap, secret agents, deadly snakes, fire-spitting eels, famished crocodiles, and the hidden terrors of a long-dead pharaoh’s tomb make for an action-packed tale that sweeps Quintus and Rufio along in a whirlwind. Can they hope to survive the wrath of Seth? Find out in this hot sequel to The Satyr of Capri.

 

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TWISTED BLADE IN THE ARENA – BOYS OF IMPERIAL ROME #4

Rome and Ostia, winter AD 108/109. Returned from their adventures in Egypt, life in Rome is tame by comparison—and for Quintus there is the horror of marriage ahead. But when Scorpus the charioteer points the boys at a promising  gladiator as a way of earning a fortune, Rufio and Quintus are plunged into the dangerously murky world of match-fixing. Quintus falls for the young fighter on th rise but Regulus is not all he seems… Juggling between his ever more complex sex life and his family business duties, Rufio fights to save Quintus from the clutches of doomed infatuation, while coping with the fallout of his lover's arranged marriage and the corrupt machinations within the World Gladiator Federation. Blood in the arena, tested love, greed and naked ambition—all fuse into a twisting plot, hot plot of gay passion amid the splendour and squalor that is Rome at the apex of its power.

 

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CARADOC'S GOLD – BOYS OF IMPERIAL ROME #5

Britannia, AD 109. Quintus is dispatched as a junior military tribune to the horrid, damp, cold island of Britain, a place festering with savage rebellion even this long after its conquest by Rome. Thanks to the weird man of the Greens faction Quintus is set on a quest to discover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail and maybe even the rumoured hoard of gold stashed away by King Caratacus (Cardoc) before his defeat by the legions years befor. Unable to let his lover vanish into the mists of horror, Rufio takes up the job of selling his Aunty Velabria's wine in the barbaric island to the thirsty troops. Both boys are set for a lusty, sprawling romp amid woad-painted savages—young and feisty—on the one hand and the arriviste middle class Britons benefiting from Roman occupation. Who knows, they might even make their fortunes when they set hands on that mountain of gold?

 

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