Category: New Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: High Fantasy
Narration (POV): Retrospective First Person Tag-team
Volume II: Ignoble – W.I.P./Hiatus – Current
(All new content; posted on FictionPress only)
The last thing Rome ever wanted was to step back into the realm of human nobility. But Bre has caught the eye of a House Head with darker sexual tastes, and if Rome wants to protect her, he is going to have to play the game like he is a noble. With the attraction between them now undeniable, will Rome be able to keep the beast in him at bay? Or will he turn into what he despises most?
My ex-friend/ex-servant is trying to inch her way into my bed—which might be fine if I was not a beast, if she was not a runaway, and if there were not a pack of nobles involved. Leaving her to her own devices might solve a host of problems. Except my alpha side has already claimed her, and the alternative is she gets claimed by another. I swear, the next person who tries to take what is mine is going to have hell to pay.
This volume continues from where the rewritten volume 1 left off. If you have not read the revised version of volume 1, or if you have not read the epilogue therein, you are missing key character developments. The bulk of the book is set during Freezing Season, which is the BeastKing Chronicles equivalent of winter (see “3 Seasons” post).
This volume deals primarily with the development of Rome and Labriella’s romantic and sexual relationship, its worries, and its consequences in light of Labriella’s humanity and temple background and Rome’s noble heritage and beast nature.
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- Farther Than I Thought
- Her Survival
- Not “Ideal Man”
- The Arrangement
Can’t Touch ThisTouchy Relationship
- Just a Touch of Affection
- Livery Up!
- Rivalry & Provocation
- Against Better Judgment
- The Agony of Beds (I See You)
- Training for Trouble
- Two Can Play
- Touch Me If You Dare
- The Scars that Bind Us
- Catch Me if You Can
- On the Kill Side of Love
- [This is] My Fight
- Power Cripple
- Shadow Prince
- Hallucination Mine
- Captive, My Heart
- With You in Spirit
- The Exchange [pending]
This story is rated M for Mature on FictionPress, though it arguably merits a rating of MA for graphic content. The story has sexual themes ranging from coarse language and insinuations, to compromising situations, to sexual foreplay. Sexual situations may or may not be interpreted as consensual or conventional. There is violence and gore (quite literally the stuff of nightmares), and borderline beastiality, as befitting Rome as a beast-character. Corrupt nobility also show themselves to be violent and sexual, sometimes in the same sitting. Part of the story has a backdrop of a sex-trafficking ring, so fair warning.
Secondary Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Paranormal/Occult
Magical power begins to emerge in a more prominent role in this volume. Fantasy lore also begins to rise to the surface, and the introduction of fantasy creatures as a recognized part of the natural order of the world. The Temple, as a religious and magical institution, also begins to make its moves.
Rome and Bre’s society-shaped views begin to clash and mesh, but the societies that raised them start to clash on a larger scale as well.
Relevant genres include: Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural, Drama/Intrigue, Suspense, Psychological, Angst, Erotic Romance.