Dominus (novels)

Dominus is a plot-packed erotic m/m fantasy saga that transports readers back to ancient Rome during the reign of the Emperor Trajan (98-117). What if Trajan had been the custodian of two boys instead of only one? What if Hadrian had been privy to secrets that could damage the political authority of his older and more successful fellow imperial ward, Gaius Fabius? What if a Roman general had fallen in love with his captive Dacian slave? Could a powerful Roman aristocrat of noble ancestry have been deliberately erased from history?

Gaius Fabius, a lusty, ambitious Roman general and potential heir to the imperial throne, acquires a new pleasure slave—a recently-captured, feisty Dacian prince named Allerix. Dominus is the slow-buring saga of two sworn enemies who both take risks and make sacrifices—it is about the unforeseen consequences of seeking vengeance, earning trust, and falling in love.

While most details are historically accurate and tied to major historical events and prevailing cultural attitudes, the tale is entirely fictional and the dialogue is deliberately modern and British in flavor. There is very little Latin and there are no gratuitous gladiators.

The saga of Gaius and Allerix will be FOUR novels total with a satisfying, smile-inducing ending. 😀

Buy the complete first book (with prologue, epilogue and all 20 edited chapters) in the DOMINUS series for $3.99 over at Amazon.
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If you prefer a paperback, you can find it at all paperback retailers, including Amazon. Fiona’s enhanced cover for the paperback is stunning!

Dominus (Tome 1) is also available in ebook and paperback in FRENCH

Book 2, Games of Rome, was awarded second place in the 2016 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Historical. Grab a copy of all 107,000 words of smutty, silly fun. And tears… oh, the tears.

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Games of Rome (Tome 2) has also been released in ebook and paperback in FRENCH:  😀

The paperback of Games of Rome is also available at all retailers, including Amazon 

Games of Rome blurb:

In this sequel to Dominus, Gaius Fabius Rufus, the victorious general of Rome’s brutal Dacian Wars, finds his loyalties and his affections pulled in different directions. Should he return to Rome and secure his claim to the imperial throne, or remain at his seaside villa and protect his pleasure slave, the fierce Dacian prince, Allerix? Retaliation for the murder of his beloved friend beckons him home, but his desire for justice could put both him and Allerix in mortal danger. As Gaius’s deceptions multiply, another tragedy strikes. Will the Lion of the Lucky IV Legion be forced to sacrifice his besotted heart to achieve his aspirations for supreme power?

Every moment since Allerix’s violent capture has tested the young prince’s fortitude and cunning. If he can kill the triumphant emperor who decimated his Dacian nation, revenge and immortality will be his glorious, everlasting rewards. But to realize his scheme for vengeance, he must deceive the Roman master whose body he lusts, the handsome, arrogant man whom he has grown to adore and admire. Can two former enemies—the conqueror and the conquered—find trust and true love, or are the consequences of war destined to tear them apart? Can Gaius and Allerix survive the perilous games of Rome?


Blood Before Wine. Release date: January 31, 2019. Original cover art by Lehanan Aida. Buy the eBook on Amazon and at all other retailers for $4.99:
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The gorgeous, hefty paperback with a bespoke map by Catherine Dair is available through Amazon and other major retailers.


Blurb for Blood Before Wine:

Conquer. Own. Sacrifice everything.

Gaius Fabius knows a healthy son will secure his claim to the imperial crown of Rome, but his devotion to his Dacian pleasure slave, Allerix, threatens to topple his political power. Determined to solve the mysterious murder of a friend, Gaius searches for clues hidden deep in the palace that might jeopardize his future and his family.

But while he and Allerix share passions in and out of the bedchamber, another assassination sends Gaius and his captured prince back to the vanquished kingdom of Dacia. In order to protect his beloved concubine, can Gaius find the courage to sacrifice his own heart?

Lose. Submit. Betray everyone.

Allerix knows vengeance for the vicious destruction of his homeland is within tantalizing reach, but only if he can convince his Roman master to trust him. When an unexpected ally interrupts his plans, Alle sets aside his lust for revenge to embrace the ecstasy of Gaius’s unbridled devotion.

But a surprise reunion with a childhood friend and an unforeseen return trip to Dacia remind Allerix of all he has lost while revealing the honor and glory that remain to be won. To earn the respect of his kinsmen, can Alle betray the only man he has ever loved?

Dominus is a plot-packed m/m historical fantasy set in ancient Rome during the reign of Trajan (AD 98-117). Blood Before Wine is the third book in this four-book alternative history saga—a tumultuous adventure of forbidden love, humor, friendship, lust, political intrigue, deception, and murder.

  11 comments for “Dominus (novels)

  1. QueenNicomedes
    February 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Hi! I just love Dominus and the cover of Games of Rome is just perrrfect! That’s why I’m asking, is a paperback coming out in the near future? I really need it!

    • February 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Hi! I LOVE your user name. NIC!!! I should have the paperback version of Games out by the end of this month (February) if not sooner. I’ll announce when it’s ready to buy at Createspace here first! Thank you for loving the lads <3 <3 <3

    • June 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      HI, Queen Nic! The paperback for Games is now available, and it’s Oh So Beautiful!

      JPK xoxo

        May 26, 2019 at 11:20 am

        When is the french traduction of the 3rd book please
        ..thank you

      • JP Kenwood
        May 27, 2019 at 6:52 pm

        Hi! The book is with the translation company (Juno Publishing), but I do not have a release date yet. I will announce it’s release as soon as I hear.

  2. Chloé
    September 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Hi ! I really love Dominus and Game of Rome, so I wanted to know when will the third book be out ? Thanxxx

    • JP Kenwood
      September 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Hi, Chloe!!! Book 3 will be out in December, 2018. If you’re on Facebook, come join our closed readers group for chats, giveaways, and more. So thrilled you enjoyed the first 2 books. Book 3 is going to be one amazing, emotional, OMG ride. 😀

  3. July 26, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Hello! Don’t know where else to put this comment but thought I’d tell you that I’ve finally bought the third book and super excited to get into reading it. Missed these guys! Hope you’re doing well 🙂

    • JP Kenwood
      July 26, 2019 at 1:30 am

      Vitzy!!! Missed you too. 😘😘 Blood Before Wine is a bumpy ride. And romantic. Hang tight.

  4. Smothermeinrelish
    September 18, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Is there a time frame for book 4 of the series? I’m needing a fix!

    • JP Kenwood
      September 18, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      I’m hoping that it’ll be out by the end of 2020 but this last book is a research monster, and we have SO many plot lines to tie up, so… Hang in there. I will be posting draft chapters to AO3 when they’re ready. ❤️❤️

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