GoR discussion post

A place to chat, ask questions, throw tomatoes, squeal, cry….

(WARNING: SPOILERS WILL BE DISCUSSED HERE)

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Fair warning: I LOVE to talk about this story. And I’m not all that sane. 😀

JPK ❤️❤️

  49 comments for “GoR discussion post

  1. November 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Just bought it!!! About to start reading it and I don’t know maybe I’ll be back here every two minutes or I’ll go for the plunge and only resurface at the end! Either way – totally looking forward to it 😀

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    • November 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Yay! Thank you and looking forward to chatting. ❤

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      • November 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

        Because I’m not always connected to the Internet, I’m making notes on my kindle as I go along…I’m such a geek lol

        Just reached the point when we first meet allerix in this story…

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  2. November 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, that’s a great idea. Oh my, SO much adventure left. I love Allerix.

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  3. November 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I am at the 51% place according to Kindle. I want to finish this but I have to be a responsible adult.

    Sometimes being a responsible adult sucks. LOL

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    • November 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Yes, adulting here as well. Oh, 51%…. Yikes! LOL!

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  4. November 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I finished just now!!! Oh my, this was such an exhilarating read. I’m too tired right now to write coherently but I will post all my thoughts on various bits along the story… Just one thing though…nicomedes…wow…

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    • November 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Oh, I’m thrilled you enjoyed the ride, Vitzy. \o/ Book 3 is going to be insane! 😀 Yeah, Nic…

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      • November 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm

        Are spoilers allowed? I don’t want to say anything that might give something away…

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      • November 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm

        I put a warning for spoilers at the top of the post, so I say yes, spoilers are allowed. Did you need to talk about Nic? 😦

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      • November 23, 2015 at 11:24 pm

        YES. Why??? Poor Nic. Poor max 😦 and poor Achilles. I got through my grief because it happened earlier on and then a ton of other stuff happened. And then aurelia happened. And then alle and gaius had a thing thing. And finally the epilogue. I’m literally DYING to know more about those skeletons.

        Here’s my crazy idea…is Charles Hughes really a reincarnated allerix? LOL

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      • November 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm

        I know. That was hard. But it needed to happen (or I thought it should) for plot bits coming up in book 3. I still cry when I read those scenes. And poor Max. Thank my brill editors it wasn’t as gruesome as I’d originally intended (dark author is dark).
        Alle and Gaius have quite a few thing things! LOL! I love it!
        Oh, what an interesting idea. 😀 Would that make Yves Gaius, I wonder? Delighted the skeleton bit was interesting. Much more to go with Charlie and the mysterious bones…

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      • November 23, 2015 at 11:34 pm

        Plot bits in book 3? As ,as much as I adore all the frolicking…the plot bits are fascinating. Really, big kudos to you for keeping us engaged with the plot…it hasn’t fizzled out. Just shows that you’re a good writer and knows what she’s doing!

        Yes that would make yves (I love that name) gaius. *giggle* I almost hoped you’d say that he has red hair…
        Also didn’t a ghost try to catch Charles? There is sure as hell something fishy going on there!

        My comments are coming…and I have many more questions…but as of now, I shall bid you good night.

        Thank you for a really lovely read 🙂

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  5. November 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you, Vitzy! Plot is more important than frolicking, but frolicking with plot? GAH! Yes, something spooked poor Charlie down there in the corridor. We’ll have to wait and see if Charlie and Yves find more than friendship.

    Night, love!

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  6. November 24, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    So the ending of the book has my heart hurting oh marvelous author. I’m strangely worried for Gaius, in that Allerix is going to break his heart. I’m worried for Allerix, that his focus in life is going to get him torn apart by monsterous dogs. And I’m worried Max will never be happy again.

    I need book three sooooooo bad. I have a massive book hangover this morning.

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    • November 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      I’m tickled. Yes, they are all in trouble. Gaius has revealed his emotional vulnerability to the ‘enemy,’ and Allerix is pig-headed in his mission for revenge. Oh, Max. My heart hurts for him. And then there’s poor Bry and Marcia’s baby and Titus’s letter… And Lucius has finally gone to the Underworld. I think I’ll miss him most. 😦

      SO much twisted insanity is going to happen in Book 3. And more paranormal antics.

      JPK ❤️❤️❤️

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      • November 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm

        I must admit I’m worried about Bry. There was an ominous comment from Lucius about him. :/

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      • November 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm

        Truth. Lucius has seen bits of what might happen. It’s going to be an intense scene.

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      • Sevigne morris
        June 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

        Gaius emotional ‘s vulnerability is his love for Allerix? And who’s his enemy’s? Will Gaius and Allerix love be passionate, all endured and possessive?

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      • June 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm

        Admitting his love for Allerix to Allerix was a big moment for Gaius. He tends to hide his softer emotions, though he’s got a big heart. He also tends to have difficulty controlling his anger and can be very cruel at times.

        Allerix and Gaius are soul mates, destined to be in love forever, but can these two former enemies put aside the hatred and lust for revenge born from two savage wars?

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  7. November 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Do you believe in HEA for main characters? This would help soothe my anxiety. ROFL

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    • November 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Absolutely. As a reader I don’t need them, but as a writer either a HEA and HFN is necessary in my worlds. I ALWAYS take care of my boys.. after I put them through hell. 😀 (Sshhh… I also sprinkle clues throughout the books).

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      • November 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        I am clearly clueless because I am missing words. Other than what Lucius said to Gaius there at the end. I was trying to read between the lines on that one.

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      • November 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm

        LOL! No, you’re not. It’s hidden pretty well. I don’t want to spoil it. You’ll smile when that Ah-Ha! moment arrives. 💋

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      • Sevigne morris
        June 26, 2016 at 4:28 am

        Sorry new reader so what’s HEA?

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      • June 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

        HEA=Happily Ever After. HFN=Happy For Now. I learned these recently. LOL! Not a huge fan of HEA because…well, life is a ride of ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, joy and heartache, etc. Romance novels ‘require’ an HEA, which is why I think of “Dominus” as historical fantasy with a strong love story rather than true ‘historical romance’.

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  8. November 25, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Okay here is my long-ass comment. I’m just lumping it all into one big comment because I’m too technologically inept to know how else to do it (heh) . Also just know that these were my comments WHILE I was reading – so they might be a little *ahem* emotional. Sorry about that. But its kind of your fault…for making me fall in love with the boys (and the girls) and then hurting them…so you know :p
    Also the first time round I didn’t read any of the intro bits…kind of just went in for the story so again, sorry, if some of my comments come across ignorant. (Its because I am but I’m learning, I promise!)

    Prologue :
    From: ‘Just like my unplanned, idiotic conversation…
    to: ‘We’d probably never know his real reasons, just as old bearded Publius had probably intended.’
    Comment: I love his thought process in this bit. The fact that history is a series of accidents and circumstances makes it seem very fickle and incredibly special and fragile at the same time. The feeling that all we actually know of the past is just a scrape on the surface of all that happened before. Its sort of eerie and mysterious.

    Prologue:
    “Scratching my ear, I turned back to look at the well disappearing in the distance behind us.”
    Comment: Aw noooo I need more! Who are those skeletons! And that dagger…I have my guesses but I’ll keep them to myself until you reveal more ^_^

    Chapter 4:
    “Until the barbarians storm the gates and learn to master the games of Rome”
    Comment: I feel like this is foreshadowing something! And the casual mention of the fate of Rome and of gaius’ life being remembered in the hands of historians was a very nice touch. Especially given how Charles Hughes was contemplating this very point. And I like the inclusions of the title…

    Chapter 4:
    From: “Alle threw off the blanket…
    To: “…go to the stables to shovel shit.”
    Comment: Stark contrast much. But it shows just how much allerix has lost and how far he has to go before things get better for him – in his eyes anyway.

    Chapter 5:
    “Simon had already lost, and he knew it”
    Comment: Aw bubba. I want to go up to Simon and envelope him in a hug…but then again…hes a spitting ball of anger right now, so maybe not!

    Chapter 5:
    “I have a purpose, a family, and a home. I have cartloads of fucking honor, savage.”
    Comment: And this. This is what is eating Simon out. There is a lot to be said when people say to not trivialise other people’s anguish and pain. This is all Simon has ever known and for Allerix to come up and be the shiny new thing must be world-shattering for Simon.

    Chapter 5:
    “Caesar? By bloody Jove’s randy…”
    Comment: I actually love the small but very well ingrained bits of customs. The formal titles, the rituals that everyone follows and how everyone knows their place and station in society. As much as my socialist mind cringes from such a construct, you can’t help but appreciate how well constructed the Roman Empire was. No wonder it lasted for so long!

    Chapter 5:
    “Have you reviewed my latest designs for the Forum Father?” Publius asked. “I gave them to Apollodorus to evaluate,”
    Comment: Wait wait, sorry for my ignorance…what temple? Are they talking about the same temple as the one Charles’ irritating american tourists were talking about??

    Chapter 6:
    “Simple dissapear from history in some frightful blaze. Poof!”
    Comment: Hope this isn’t forshadowing! I get a sense of history is very fragile from the first chapter and then these cynical statements Gaius likes to throw at us!

    Chapter 7:
    “The old bint suffered an insatiable sweet tooth”
    Comment: I love Memmia. I do, I do!

    Chapter 7:
    “Gaius patted the ivory-handled dagger.”
    Comment: The ivory handled dagger! The same one that Charles Hughes and Stefano found on their dig??

    Chapter 8:
    (Last sentence of the chapter)
    Comment: I want to desperately believe that all this actually happened. And it wasn’t just a figment of Gaius’ drunk imagination. I am a firm believer that there is more to the world than we can ever know. Maybe ghosts are too simplistic but in my eyes its too simplistic to believe that there is nothing. But we shall see…often when humans grieve they see or think they see the dead person. Really loved the ending to this chapter though. I don’t think Gaius is so candid or heck even vulnerable in front of anyone. Maybe Maximus to an extent. But Luc knew him from his youth…that’s a bond that not many people can replace.

    Okay I’m stopping here for now because I realise that this is getting ridiculously long!

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    • November 25, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      OMG!!!! Detailed chapter comments? This — THIS is absolute heaven to me, Vitzy! Thank you for taking the time.

      I’m going to respond to every fabulous note/observation/question tomorrow once I recover from a busy pre-holiday day. Keep them coming, please! I can’t wait to hear what you thought of the insane second part of the book.

      And THANK YOU for leaving a review on Amazon!!!! \o/ *squishy hugs*

      JP ❤️❤️

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      • November 26, 2015 at 8:59 am

        Take your time, no rush to respond at all! 🙂

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    • November 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      I’m so glad you liked the prologue, and Charlie’s musing on the fragility of history. That is one of the major ‘themes’ of this saga. Ha! Yes, I’m revealing the skeleton mystery rather slowly over the course of all 5 books. Readers will get the whole story at the very end. (mean author)

      Yeah, I get a bit goofy adding “Games” all over the place, but I’m so glad you liked that dialogue between Pliny and Gaius.

      Alle feels very lost and alone (like but yet unlike Simon in a weird way). The only concrete things Alle has to hold on to are: his memories, his need for revenge, and his growing affections for Gaius. Conflicted lad is conflicted.

      I wanted Simon to show more of his inner emotions – and show how he considers being a slave (to a kind, generous master) as a positive thing. He feels he matters and he knows he’s safe with Gaius. We tend to underemphasize the violence and danger and fear of this era.

      Oh, Roman customs are bizarre but very important. Marcus is the top dog in this world, the Caesar—and a pretty good emperor considering some of the crazies that served as emperor. He was remembered as a just and fair ruler.

      The temple is a different one from the Pantheon and only recently discovered through excavation (known as the Temple of the Divine Trajan and Plotina). Hadrian was fascinated with architecture and fancied himself an architect. In history, this led to an infamous (and some say deadly) spat between Hadrian and Apollodorus.

      Cynical Gaius has few expectations. LOL! And YES!!! It IS the same dagger. Now how does Gaius’s prized dagger wind up with two skeletons in an abandoned corridor? *cue mysterious music*

      Romans seriously believed in ghosts. Many festivals and rituals were designed to placate angry spirits of the departed. I have a kernel of a short prequel story where Gaius tries to appease his dead father’s specter. And YES! Gaius is closest to Luc, which is why he misses him so much. Lucius KNEW Gaius like no one else… until Allerix.

      Oh, this is fun. I have such fond memories of writing each scene… and some were super tough. Like that damn wrestling scene with the goats! LOL!

      Time to get the turkey in the oven. I’ll be back! *smooches*

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      • November 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

        Oh yesss! It’s thanksgiving for y’all! Have a lovely time ^_^ I was actually reading up about thanksgiving…a lot of Americans on my course so obviously they were quite homesick today.

        I loved reading your comments to my comments to your story. Yay for the dagger!

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  9. November 26, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Long-ass comments continued. There are long silences but all that means is that I got so caught up in the story/ was enjoying it too much to stop and comment. Please don’t feel that the times when I haven’t commented were any less lovely to read. I loved ALL of the interactions with Bryaxis and Gaius. His stubborn and rebellious nature being amplified by the gried. And Max – trying so desperately to be a friend but remembering he is a superior and actually more importantly still in service to his former master. And all of them together grieving Lucius…what a weird situation. I also read the entire book in various stages. Sometimes I was in less of a rush and sometimes I was really sleepy. So please don’t read too much into the timing of the comment lol.

    Chapter 9:
    “To my dearest and most beloved Tiberius Petronius Gallus,”
    Comment: This was my massive crib about how I don’t get the Roman naming system. But I do now, because I read the bits before the prologue (doh). I was wondering if there are any videos/ documentaries or books I could read to brush up my knowledge on roman history. Like for a beginner I mean. I’m hardly going to be writing a theses. But I’d like to because at the moment, as much as I am enjoying the story, I am constantlt googling random roman things just so that I have a better understanding. Your details don’t hinder the flow of the story at all. I just like to know as much as I can about something so I know I’m gettiing the best possible experience! Haha

    Chapter 12
    “So Bryaxis didn’t have balls. Simon had never been an enthusiastic ball licker in the first place.”
    Comment: Amazing. Glad they have each other. Unconventional pairing but under the circumstances it seems natural and right.

    Chapter 13:
    “Every act of submission was another step towards his ultimate goal.
    Revenge.
    Immortality.”
    Comment: I totally get that Allerix wants revenge. I would too in his position. But a part of me wishes that he’d just forget about all this revenge and love Gaius. Because that man needs someone to love him. I mean Lucius is gone 😦

    Chapter 13:
    “What was he supposed to say? Was the Roman speaking the truth…”
    Comment: He is speaking the truth, you silly boy!

    Chapter 13:
    “Naked, they treaded carefully through the narrow tunnel.”
    Comment: I’m probably trying to make connections where there aren’t any. But tunnel…like the one Charles and Stefan found?

    Chapter 13:
    “The wars are over, Dominus.”
    Comment: And now I feel sad thinking that Alle has given up. Or maybe its temporary. But he seems defeated.

    Chapter 14:
    “Would Simon ever learn to genuflect with a bit more fucking grace?”
    Comment: Genuflect? Kneeling has a name!?

    Chapter 14:
    “Gaius grinned and glanced back at Simon…tears running down his face.”
    Comment: My heart broke a little. Oh Bry…

    Chapter 15:
    “This unfortunate spying of yours will be our little secret.”
    Comment: Cali for all her nastiness actually does make a point. She’s sort of invaluable to Gaius. I wonder what she gives him? Is it some kind of crude version of relaxants and anti-seizure medication? Or is it like a placebo?

    Chapter 16:
    “BRYAXIS
    TELL HIM”
    Comment: This is so creepy! But so exciting too. I suppose they used to believe in these things much more readily than we would. I’d go get myself seen by a psychiatrist real fast if this were me!

    Chapter 16:
    “Gaius raised his hand poised to strike, but dropped it with a sigh..”
    I wonder what went through his head. He has striked Bryaxis before – for less. Bryaxis (grieving or not) certainly deserved it. Yet Gaius didn’t hit him. Maybe because he suddenly remembered that he promised Lucius to take care of Bry? Because he promised that he would never strike Bry again without Lucius’ permission? Or did Gaius actually feel sad for Bry? Empathy? Sympathy? I wonder what was going through his head right there and then. Because clearly Bry and Luc had more than the average slave-master relationship going on.

    Chapter 17:
    “The dust settled. Nic lay face down…his blood seeping into the gravel path.”
    Comment: Literally from the moment Nic opened his mouth and commented on the beautiful day, I knew something horrible was about to happen. First Luc and now Nic? Why must you torture me so, dear author?

    Chapter 18:
    “Oh thank you for that Gem, Dacian. No one has called me…since I was a wee boy.”
    Comment: I like this. Its horrid. Its mean but its banter. And they both need banter right now. And in celtic too. Brilliant. I’m sure Bry actually appreciated it more than he lets on LOL.

    Chapter 19:
    “You’re…you are with child?”
    Comment: Aw lovely! I AM happy ^_^. Though in my eyes, Zoe’s child is as much a son/ daughter as Marcia’s. But we have a couple of thousand years to go before the law and to a lesser extent society, starts to perceive it as such. Poor Zoe though. I hope, son or not, the child will be given more priveleges than just a common slave.

    Chapter 19:
    “But-but how?”
    “Really, Gaius? How?
    Comment: Well dear Roman, when a man loves a woman (and sometimes if he’s just horny) very much they have a special hug…

    Chapter 19
    Your mouse, Zoe, is even larger than I am.”
    Comment: What is the baby turned out to be Nicomede’s after all. I think that would be kinda nice…a lovely way to remember Nic. And maybe Max could adopt him or something and bring him up as a son…idk…I’m a soft hearted fool.

    Chapter 19:
    “Allerix scratched his chin and smoothed…”
    Comment: I remember this from the amuse-bouche you frequented us with. Lovely to see it all in context!

    Chapter 20:
    “I’ll see you next when I return to celebrate the glorious birth of my patrician offspring and rightful heir. You may leave.”
    I seriously dislike Gaius’ handling of Zoe right now. But then again, she is a slave. *sigh* I would love to learn more about this particular child.

    Chapter 21:
    “When he looked up at the spot from where the colossal figure has fallen…”
    Comment: Holy fuck, what? What just happened? Was that Lucius?

    Chapter 21:
    “I seem to recall we rarely followed the rules, my rebellious patrician.”
    Comment: Maybe they can be reincarnated and meet again in 2015…that would be just and fair.

    Chapter 22:
    “I’ve endured enough bloody drama for one day. Come warm my bed, Allerix.”
    Comment: It really boils down to this: Is Gaius smarter than Allerix or vice versa? Will one of them come out of this mess victorious? Both? Neither?

    Epilogue
    “I doub’t we’ll ever learn their names or their stories.”
    Comment: Well Charles, Yves and Stefano might not, but we will. And I hope you sprinkle more hints and clues for us to put together!
    Also male and female? Like maybe Gaius and his wife?
    And I still think Charles is Allerix reincarnated. Stefano can be…Simon…and Yves can be gaius. Oh but Stefano isn’t gay…damn :/
    ….

    Thank you thank you thank you for writing this. I know you’re probably wanting a break but please tell me when you will start on book 3! And is it a direct continuation?

    -Vitzy-

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    • November 28, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Finally, a few moments to respond to your fab comments & questions! I LOVE this – reminds me of my old Livejournal days. Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Molly and June are amazing editors and responsible for some of the best scenes. And I adore how Gaius and Bry are slowly resolving their dislike for each other, as Max tries to figure out what being a freedman means in this bizarre world.

      Chapter 9:
      So happy you’re enjoying the Roman history and social tidbits. I’m sure there must be some videos out there on Roman history but I don’t know any specific titles. I recently figured this out: if you highlight a word on Kindle, a box pops up with a dictionary and more links to online sites like Wikipedia, etc.

      Chapter 12

      Ha! That was a fun scene. I like Bry and Simon as friends and fuck buddies, but Bry’s too much in love with Luc to lose his heart again. So their flirty friendship is sweet, but also kind of sad.

      Chapter 13:
      Yeah, Alle’s a bit obsessed, understandably. I wonder if revenge would taste as sweet if it meant losing Gaius (seeing how Alle is falling in love with him).

      Chapter 13:
      Alle’s a bit skeptical. 😉

      Chapter 13:
      Not the same tunnel, but I do love tunnel imagery. There will be more. 😀

      Chapter 13:
      One of my favorite scenes! The secret cove & cave. 😀
      Chapter 14:
      Not exactly ancient, but genuflectere, from Latin genu ‘knee’ + flectere ‘to bend.’

      Chapter 15:
      Calli is one of my favorite secondary characters. She’s been a valued member of the Fabii family for much of her life. Back when Gaius was a boy, she discovered there was a potion with cannabis oil—nasty tasting but it helps calm/prevent Gaius’s epileptic seizures (what the Romans called the Lunacy).

      Chapter 16:
      What a goofy, fun scene! Yes, Gaius often thinks he’s going mad, a fear already exacerbated by his PTSD war flashbacks.

      Chapter 16:
      Good questions. I like to let readers imagine what a character might be thinking in these types of scenes. Sometimes it’s better not to tell everything.

      Chapter 17:
      Poor Nic. I’ll miss him. But, I have plot reasons…

      Chapter 18:
      Bry and Alle are becoming fast friends, eh? That they can speak to each other in a ‘secret’ language gives them a special connection.

      Chapter 19:
      THIS is going to be fun. I fricking adore Marcia. Two babies, one baby daddy. LOL!

      Chapter 19
      😀

      Chapter 20:
      Gaius is still an arrogant prick. We will!

      Chapter 21:
      Max certainly thought so.

      Chapter 21:
      LOL!

      Chapter 22:
      So true!

      Epilogue
      Ha ha! That’s the fun of playing with the past – readers discovering things that are lost to modern times. We’ll meet many of Alle’s Dacian friends as the story progresses. Maybe you’ll find Stefano. 😉
      ….
      Thank you thank you thank you for writing this. I know you’re probably wanting a break but please tell me when you will start on book 3! And is it a direct continuation?

      Book 3 is a direct continuation, so we’ll find out Gaius’s punishment for Alle, Alle’s revenge, babies born, Gaius’s efforts to protect Allerix…
      Book 4 is a prequel., because I MUST pen Gaius and Lucius in college in Athens… LOL! (and Gaius saving Max, and Allerix’s childhood in Dacia)
      Book 5 wraps up the saga.
      Right now I’m finishing the second FREE short in the Fragmenta series (to be renamed the Calendar series). A steamy flashback to the Saturnalia holiday in December featuring Lucius and Bryaxis. \o/

      JPK ❤️❤️❤️

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      • November 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        Ah yes, your editors are certainly the best!
        Looking forward to all of it…

        Stay well! Hope you had a lovely holiday, too 🙂

        -vitzy-

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      • Sevigne morris
        June 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

        I think Gaius ‘s punishment for Allerix will be find Brasus and order his execution by the emperor dogs since Gaius is also jealous of Allerix ‘s first lover.

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      • June 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm

        Yes, that’s possible, though Gaius might just kill Brasus himself.

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  10. TheAnderfelsOne
    December 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    My heart will wait patiently for its only cure that is the book four. Cause this book will be like the reborned Pheonix to me. And since this book will be featuring back my undying babes Luc and Bry, I was wondering will it also have Nicomedes?

    I mean, what can I do, it’s all my fault I fall for the wrong characters (and by wrong I mean unknownably doomed) x'(

    ps: I’m officially starting a countdown for the release the Luc/Bry side-story right about–now. Please pretty please make it last as long as you can *x* those two are love (l)

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    • December 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

      Hey, Anderfels! Great to see a comment from you (I was hoping you’d pop by).

      Book 4 (the prequel) is going to be super fun and low on angst/high on smutty loving. I’m sorry about Nic, but I have major plot reasons for the tragedy that will become clear in book 3. Nicomedes, our naughty lamb, will always be important and present in the story until the very end. 😀

      Did you enjoy Ghost Luc? Damn, he was fun… and I missed him.

      YAY! I’m working on the Luc/Bry short story right now as I want to get it to you guys as quickly as possible. All fun and laughs and love as those two frolic during the Saturnalia festivities. They are love. I shall dedicate the story to you, my devoted Luc & Bry fan!!! ❤

      JPK

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      • TheAnderfelsOne
        December 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

        It’s not like I mind angst; I love angst! my fanfiction serie is full of angst! It’s the spice of a story! (jealousy and love triangle are one of my favorite kinks! – if it’s done the way I like, you know ;))

        But you know, it’s just that I got… “Too” attached to those three characters. I always feel for the antagonists or the secondary characters and I know it’s a bad thing because they’re never safe in a story. Lucius an Bryaxis, they just went straight to the heart with their personalities, their looks, and their private relationship. (The only thing I’m waiting for beside the next side-story is to discover how they met!!! Oh my god. I already have a feeling I my heart won’t handle the thunderbolts flying *_*)

        They’re special because Bry is the only one Luc is interested in for years. while for exemple Gaius and every self-respected roman don’t mind collecting pleasure slaves and have a harem in the house…

        Things like that you know… I just saw the ‘special’ in them. Even if the spotlight wasn’t on them as much as others. Nicomedes too. I don’t know why haha. Maybe I like to see a slave who’s impish and naughty with angelic looks. He’s the sexiest to me and probably share some similitudes with Bryaxis? what do you think? Maybe that’s why he was the one who caught Luc’s eye in that side-story threesome with Nico/Luc/Gaius? I like the think so ^^

        I suppose book 4 will be in two years from now :’) I wish I could fast-forward time until it’s released. It’ll be like waiting for my favorite book of all time!!!

        I wish I could write a fanfiction out of those two, so much they inspired me but I’m not as talented.

        And finally, I want to say thank you very much to dedicate the side-story for me!! Bry and luc are among the small little list of characters that inspire me in my own writing, you know, I’m so sorry for all the rambling but yeah, I’m so very humbled and happy :’D

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  11. Sevigne morris
    June 22, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Will Allerix and Gaius fall in love? Would be a passionate, jealous, all crazy affair

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    • June 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Yes, and it won’t be an easy ride for either of them. And I don’t like writing unhappy endings… 😀

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  12. Andy
    June 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Will book 4 also portray how Luc and Bry met and evolved ?

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    • June 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      I originally thought about putting a small bit about Luc and Bry’s early years in Book 4, but there’s already so much going on in that book, so… Lucius and Bryaxis will get their own book! From Bry’s childhood and capture in Caledonia to his years living and falling in love with Luc before the wars. And there may be Roman legal mystery plotty stuff. 😀

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      • Andy
        June 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm

        OH LORD. This is the best reply ever. The answer is better than my wildest expectations!! Thank you! Looking soo forward to it 😀

        And hell YES to the roman legal mystery plot yum!

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      • June 22, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        Yay! And if you haven’t signed up for my spam-free subscription list, do so because you’ll receive every volume of the new Calendar Series for free! The first volume coming very soon features Gaius/Luc/Nic & Luc/Bry. Here’s the link: https://jpkenwood.com/free-stories/ ❤️

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      • Sevigne Morris
        July 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm

        Really? If book 4 is going to be about Bry and Luc I won’t buy it since I don’t have any big interest on them personally. I love the 2 characters Gaius and Allerix and their story and what’s I’m interested for.

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      • July 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm

        Book 4 is Gaius’s youth and Allerix’s time growing up in Dacia. Luc and Bry may get a book seperate from the main 5 book story, although Book 4 does include young Gaius and Luc (and younger Gaius and Max). It builds the backstory of Gaius and Alle in anticipation of the BIG finale.

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  13. Sevigne Morris
    June 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Is Brasus still alive on book 3? If so Will Allerix, Gaius see or talk with him?

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    • June 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      I do have a dramatic, intense scene involving Brasus in Book 3. Is he alive or dead I can’t say yet without spoiling it. And apologies to all of my readers and Dominus fans for my slow writing.

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