Since the demise of Bruno Gmünder, most of the "Boys of…" novels have gone out of print. Unfortunately, we are not able to re-publish through KDP because the various print companies handling the work for Amazon have srict image guidelines. So we have decided to make the revised, updated editions – complete with Zack's fabulous erotic illustrations – available in PDF format.
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BOYS OF IMPERIAL ROME series — with illlustrations by Zack.
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Also coming late 2020/2021 – No. 5 Caradoc's Gold
1. DEADLY CIRCUS OF DESIRE – Rome, AD 108: A chance encounter at the festival of Lupercalia throws together two diverse young men. Streetwise Junius Tullius Rufio and patrician Quintus Caecilius 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 neighborhoods. 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. 322 pages
2. THE SATYR OF CAPRI – Rome, 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. From the mansions of the rich to the teeming underbelly of the world’s mightiest city, braving violence and tasting sensuous pleasures thrown at them, the boys risk all to unravel the Satyr’s secret. 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 dangerous, bloody adventure. Will their burgeoning relationship survive the inescapable lure of the Satyr of Capri? Find out in this steamy sequel to Deadly Circus of Desire. 320 pages
3. THE WRATH OF SETH – Egypt, AD 108: Friends and lovers Quintus and Rufio are whisked off to a tour on the exotic Nile in the entourage of Trajan. The Emperor has religious rites to perform…but mostly wants to plunder Egypt’s statues to adorn his building projects in Rome. From the start, a conspiracy headed by the mystery figure called Seth threatens the tourists. But Seth is the god of the desert, of storms, and chaos, so who is the real person behind the impending disaster? It falls to strait-laced Quintus and rambunctious Rufio to discover the dark secret. Dangers lurk at every twist and turn of the Nile, not only for Trajan but for Rufio’s mother Junilla, young brother Cato, brave Flaccus and spy Septimius. Kidnap, crazed terrorists, deadly snakes and crocodiles, fire-spitting eels, and the terrors of a long-dead pharaoh’s tomb make for an action-packed tale that hurtles Quintus and Rufio along in a hot whirlwind. Can they survive the wrath of Seth? Find out in this steamy sequel to The Satyr of Capri. 320 pages
4. TWISTED BLADE IN THE ARENA – Rome: AD 109: Rich and poor alike revel in the bloody thrills of gladiatorial combat staged in arenas across the empire. The entertainments are big business—and as ever, money attracts shady operators out for a quick buck. Safely back from Egypt, friends and lovers Rufio and Quintus are plunged into the dangerously murky world of match-fixing when Quintus falls for a young gladiator on the rise, whom he is encouraged to sponsor—for Regulus is not all he seems… Juggling between his ever more complex sex life and his family business duties, Rufio fights to save Quintus, his only love, from the clutches of doomed infatuation, while coping with the fallout of his friend’s arranged marriage and the corrupt machinations within the World Gladiator Federation. Blood in the arena, tested love, naked ambition—all fuse into a twisting, hot, illustrated tale of gay passion amid the splendor and squalor that is Rome at the apex of its power. 328 pages