Bound Gods: The Chimera (book #1)
by Adrienne Wilder
March 27, 2016
After the Great Economic Collapse there are no laws that cannot be broken. And Kaleb is forced into a ten-year sentence of servitude where he will have no say, no rights, no value and yet be coveted and protected as if he were a priceless treasure.
Leo Roan, has slipped the noose the Association bound him with by breaking his addiction to ambrosia and Kaleb Holten was supposed to be his last assignment as a doxie Master. But something about the boy begins weaving a new net that will not only ensnare him but the conscious darkness inside, that craves pain, agony, suffering, and death.
Leo came across originally as someone who had no compassion, loved inflicting pain on others, and in some ways didn't have a caring bone in his body.... but nothing could be farther from the truth. Once he takes Kaleb to his home, you begin to see the other side of Leo.
Leo begins the training required for Kaleb, and this is such a learning curve for Kaleb, and at times he rebels against what is happening., not really understanding that there will be consequences.......
Can Kaleb survive the punishments given by Leo? Does Kaleb start to accept his life is changed? Is Leo as cruel as Kaleb thinks??
Bound Gods: Chained (book #2)
by Adrienne Wilder
April 5, 2016
With a single flower, Leo is back under the control of the Association. And what kind of punishment is suitable for a doxie who disobeys his Master, even though it saves his life? Leo has a list of ideas, starting with Kaleb’s first visit to a Gathering.
At the Gathering of the gods, doxies, and mortal men, Kaleb first lays eyes on Aaron. The beautiful doxie is presented by the god Sol. There he will be fed the ambrosia, Awakened to his journey of immortality, and then serve his god, Sol, for all to see. Only the horror of Aaron’s treatment by Sol makes Kaleb realize monsters come in many forms.
And not all of them hunt doxies.
However, Leo returns from a mission in need of Ambrosia, and Kaleb is seemingly coerced into giving it to Leo. The story really changes when you find out that Kaleb was literally "made" for Leo - the reasons I won't spoil for you, and what it means for Leo.
By giving Leo the Ambrosia, Kaleb knows he will be facing a punishment, but it seems this time he doesn't seem to care. at all. His punishment from Leo was to be taken to a gathering, and he would then have to do exactly what Leo told him to do - even if this included being given to other Gods, to do with as they wished.
While at the gathering, Kaleb finds himself strangely drawn to another doxie named Aaron, but before long is horrified about what is happening to Aaron, courtesy of his God Sol. He knows deep down that Leo would never treat him like that, and although he has known pain from the punishments from Leo, he also knows that Leo does care for him.
While contemplating everything going around his head, there is an attack on a doxie, and Kaleb believes that Leo will always protect him, but what lengths will Leo go to, to do so? There is also a quite the revelation at the end of this book..... meaning I can't wait to read the next one.
I have experimented in several genres and found that since I identify as male, male romance has been the most comfortable for me to write. I don't discriminate in my books. All characters are fair game. I do however, prefer a happy ending at some level.
I don't write the standard romance book. Some might even argue that what I write isn't romance at all. Personally I think of them as love stories, where even in a fantastical world, there are realistic outcomes to the obstacles the characters face.
Many of my books have dark turns and twists where the characters fight for the light at the end of the tunnel. I write action, fist fights, gun fights, down right dirty evil people who have to be stopped, things catch fire, blow up, and fall in. My characters come in a unique range. They are not all good guys, but the majority of them have very good hearts. Many of them have been through hell in their lives, and many of them have a laundry list of faults. But hopefully they manage to surprise you with their tenacity and loyalty.
If all goes well, there will be a myriad of different kinds of books available this year. If I am really lucky, you will enjoy them.