Sunday snippet

A wee morsel from draft Chapter Six from Book 3. Unedited and subject to change.

It’s a busy holiday week here, but I hope to have the full draft chapter posted for you all very soon. The first Gaius & Allerix love scene of Book 3. 😀


“Why are you laughing?”

Gaius’s stern scowl only caused Allerix to laugh harder. Finally he caught his breath long enough to explain, “Because I’ve never ordered anyone around, except my little sister.”


The painful reality he’d just admitted hit Alle hard in the gut, suffocating the last of his nervous giggles.

He took another sip of wine and shut his eyes.

It was true. He’d never commanded anyone. Allerix was a second son, a prince with no power. Shithead Tarbus had always been the favorite in their father’s eyes. His cruel half-brother, the vicious warrior. The heir to their family’s scrawny, insignificant kingdom. Even if Dacia had won the wars against Rome, Alle would never have worn his father’s crown. No matter how hard he fought, no matter how skillfully he wielded a blade, he would always be a cocksucking deviant. The perverted princeling who fancied boys instead of girls. Unworthy of royal tattoos.

An unnatural abomination.


Happy Fourth to all who celebrate!
JPK  🎆🎇🎆

  4 comments for “Sunday snippet

  1. Sevigne morris
    July 4, 2017 at 6:32 am

    That are the reasons why he doesn’t have tattoos? A punishment for being gay?

    • July 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      So Allerix seems to think.

  2. Sevigne morris
    July 6, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I was kind of wondering why you decided to make Alle gay to start with? Did you think of him as a straight but falling in love with Gauis gradually?

    • July 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      In my mind, Allerix has always been a gay man. Since we don’t know much about ancient Dacian culture, including their attitudes toward sexual orientation, I decided to make the Dacians less tolerant of homosexuality. So, I’ve always seem Alle as a boy/young man born into and growing up in a society that considered his sexuality unnatural and unmanly.

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