ANCIENT WORLD

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Livia, a young and vulnerable patrician, is brought up in isolation and poverty by her madman father. At his death she is married off to Festus, a degenerate Roman Senator, who is to 'save' her from the whorish blood she inherited from her mother. Little does she know, the man her father thought would protect her, plans her degradation and death.

 

But the innocent Livia is not without friends, even if they are only slaves belonging to her husband. There is Nexus, the Nubian head slave of her husband's household, Niobe, her handmaiden, and Allyn, the dangerous and unstable Celt who has spent his life meeting the sexual demands of his owners and now find himself tasked with the destruction of his new mistress.

 

From Rome's villas of unimaginable wealth to the blood and desperation of the gladiatorial amphitheatre, the slaves play a cat and mouse game with their devious master to keep Livia safe.

 

But it is not in Rome that the final confrontation with Festus takes place. Nor is it the slaves who determine Livia's fate. It is in Pompeii, as Mt Vesuvius erupts, that Livia takes her destiny into her own hands and finds a love worth fighting for.

An Imperial Purge leaves a stoic philosopher dead and his wife and youngest child kidnapped. Galeria, the stoic’s elder daughter and Cyra , her Parthian slave girl, are the only ones who can save them. But their task seems impossible until two men arrive to aid their search.

 

Nexus once saved his mistress from Vesuvius. But since the death of his lover, he is only half the man he was. Sent to save the family from the emperor’s wrath, he never expected to find love and a reason to live again. But, from the first moment he meets Galeria and agrees to help her, his life has meaning again. And he will do anything to find her mother and keep his new love safe from the fiend who wants her for himself.

 

Decaneus the Dacian warrior, renamed Leonis after he slew a lion in the Colosseum, has no goal but regaining his freedom. That is, until he meets Cyra. Then her goals become his, as they set out to rescue the child that she loves most in all the world.

 

Across the Aegean, from Rhodes to Ephesus and Antioch, the couples pit themselves against the might of an emperor, a devious fiend and treacherous slavers, as they race to rescue a mother and daughter from their terrible fate.

ANCIENT WORLD

Historical ROMANce

If you like your Romances adventurous, exciting, and with a generous daub of sizzle, there is nothing like the Ancient Roman Empire to give it to you. Hunky gladiators, abused slaves and heroic women struggling to find love and their place in a violent, male-dominated world.

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Being a wealthy noble can sometimes feel like slavery. Especially when your power-hungry mother plans to sell you off to a vile and decadent new emperor as his unwilling bride. So Anniana, the sheltered patrician, must give up her life of privilege to become Lara, the liberti. She must leave everything she has ever known behind, journey to Pompeii with a violent Norse giant as her only protector, and start a whole new life. But when Pompeii is destroyed and Salvia, her mother, sends assassins to track her down, it becomes a chase across the breadth of the Roman Empire to escape her fate.

 

Vali has every reason to hate Salvia, who used him as a sex-slave years before. Now he must keep her daughter safe, not only from hired killers and the many dangers of the journey, but from the biggest threat of all: Himself. Because a broken barbarian is no fitting mate for an innocent noble of Imperial Rome.

 

Ninia is sent to find her mistress. Her only desire is to save her dearest friend from the cruel Norseman. But when she’s ship-wrecked with Braxus, ex-gladiator and pirate, she unexpectedly discovers a chance for real happiness for herself. The only problem: The man she’s starting to love is in league with Salvia.

 

The object of fear and hatred because of her colourless appearance and gift of prophesy, Brennwen has spent her short life trying to stay hidden from an ignorant and abusive world. But she can’t stay hidden from her prophetic dreams of unavoidable disaster that seem more curse than gift. Especially when one such dream concerns the soul of her child; a child she lost in the womb; a child who has reincarnated into a family of feared Romans. By leaving the safety she has found and joining forces with the enemy, can she change the destiny she has foreseen and save her son from his fate?

 

All Roman patricians aspire to power, glory and valour. Gaius believes he has fallen far short of those aspirations by becoming a military clerk and the diplomatic face of the Governor of Britannia. .

 

When his son is kidnapped and becomes a helpless pawn in a devious plot to end the Roman occupation of Ancient Britannia, Gaius must put aside his prejudices and self-doubts for the sake of his child to follow the uncanny dreams of a tiny Celtic seer, a woman who heats his blood as no other ever has.

Crippled by shyness, shunned for being not-right-in-the-head, gifted artist and Roman noblewoman, Marcia Mica, has only two people in the world who truly love her – her teacher, Daedalus, and her childhood friend, Asterion, both slaves in her father’s household.

 

But when forbidden love blooms between the unlikely friends, only disaster can come of it. That disaster leaves Marcia horribly scarred and Asterion sold into the arena.

 

Only the power of Sabrina, a grieving healer, and the dreams of a Celtic Seer on the other side of the Roman Empire have any chance of healing past wounds and reuniting lost loves. Yet can scars that are more than just physical ever really be healed and can those whose lives are owned by others ever truly be free to follow their hearts?