Cursed as a child after he unknowingly gave away Hera’s crown jewel to Athena, Pliny Beleanius was condemned and sold into prostitution after his family’s demise as a punishment by the gods.
In his master’s brothel, Pliny was trained to endure pain and to seduce and satisfy any man. His cruel life experiences have honed his instincts on nothing but survival. Intelligent and with a ruthless streak, he is desperate to fight his way out of slavery.
Sabina Borealis is the pampered daughter of the wealthy and influential senator Fidecius, patriarch of one of the oldest and most respected noble families in Rome. Owing to her father’s influence at the imperial court, she is betrothed to Draconius, a nephew of the emperor and the heir to the throne. Young and naïve, Sabina is desperate to please the demanding and cruel Draconius.
One fated night brings Pliny and Sabina together and sets in motion a series of events that brings Pliny closer to danger…and possible freedom.
To Pliny, all those who own him are just replaceable pawns. He is willing to justify all means to ensure his own interests…until his evolving feelings for his mistress Sabina starts to complicate his life.
A MMF romance that combines the decadence, intrigues, and ruthlessness of HBO Rome and Game of Thrones, with the dark sensuality of Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Alan Florine is a Dutch writer based in Amsterdam. She likes to read and write dark (and I mean DARK) M/M/F (bisexual) romances with tormented male protagonists and is a hopeless romantic, although her “love” stories might scare some people. She is obsessed with her lovely partner, her tiny garden that apparently supports half the population of cunning European woodmice, and the red Acer tree she can see from her window. She has just self-published her first book in an ancient Rome romantic fantasy series called the Empress and the Vagabond. The first book, Vagabond: A tale of a slave’s survival in ancient Rome, is freely available on Kindle Unlimited, and available for purchase in ebook and paperback format on Amazon.
The second book in the series is called Dominus: A tale of a slave’s revenge in ancient Rome. It was published August 30, 2019 on Amazon.