Author Jennifer Cody creates chosen families and relationships that pull heavily on what’s “acceptably” taboo in this M/M gay romance series, The Diviner’s Game Trilogy. It’s a real life game of chess and each person is merely another piece on the intensely watched board that sits between two Diviners. Deadly, thrilling, and dreaded–it’s only a matter of time before… Check mate.
Note: I have not read these but am sharing because I like to bring a little bit of everything to this blog, and a friend assures me they are totally worth it. They are M/M romance (awesome) and from the excerpts I’ve read sound sexy and raw (also awesome). And hey, chess is cool these days. They do include trigger warnings so make sure you pay attention to those.
Excerpt from Knight to Castle Two:
Surviving as a human in the world of Non-Humans means that every breath I’ve taken for twelve years could have been my last. If the Demons don’t kill me, the Elves might. Or my brother. I love him, but I love him too much, and I’ve known since I was a kid I didn’t feel all that brotherly toward him. We might not share genetics, but that’s no excuse. I could probably hide these feelings if he didn’t return them. I work non-stop to keep myself out of temptation’s claws, but as his birthday draws closer, the will to keep my hands off fractures more and more. The only thing binding me to my hands-off rule is a contract I have with a Diviner, but that might not be enough.
My brother has never laid a finger on me, but as my powers grow, so does my need to connect. I can burn every inch of his skin, but my powers keep growing and burning him isn’t enough anymore. I need to connect, I need to push my fire into him with panting, heaving, heavy, delicious strokes. I need to get inside him, but we have a contract to fulfill and I can’t take the man I own until the Diviner gets what he wants. I might implode while I wait; I might burn the world to ash if someone takes Loki from me before I get to taste all of him; I might just do both for the fun of it. The dragon within thinks this world burns for him, and I haven’t yet found proof it doesn’t.
Knight to Castle Two is a 90k Step-Brothers MM paranormal romance.
Trigger warnings include: on-page adult prostitution, on-page descriptive violence, and no-safe-word D/s elements. This is an obsessive love romance with a lot of fire between these step-brothers. In this family, the boys have tragic backstories.