Inherent Gifts series
A train wreck outside Hojer injures Jere and Wren, destroying their anniversary bliss, and thrusting them back into the dangers of their home, where slaves like Wren are treated as animals. While Jere struggles for consciousness, Wren is seized with the other slaves. When Jere comes to the rescue he is furious to find Wren kenneled, neglected, and abused.
For the last two years, Jere has been using his status as a healer to protect Wren and his second slave, Isis. Wren’s controversial fire talent is getting harder and harder to hide, Isis is desperate to escape to her family in a free state, and Jere’s compassion is making enemies of powerful slave owners. Meanwhile, upcoming elections are stirring political unrest. Jere supports a reformation that could improve the lives of Arona’s slaves by treating them in human clinics like Jere’s, instead of sending them to animal healers. But the slavers are only motivated by the threat of an untreatable infectious disease spreading inexorably towards Hojer.
The more Jere becomes involved in politics, the more his clinic and his household come under scrutiny, prompting the Arona slave regulation board to harass Jere, questioning his ability to manage his clinic, and threatening to take away Wren and Isis. The two slaves are preparing to be evaluated, when Jere stumbles upon information that could separate the three of them forever.
Wren has spent seven years of his life as a slave, only to have his world and all the rules he has ever learned turned upside down when he and his new master, Jere, begin a romantic relationship. For as many years, he has believed himself to be stupid and slow, unable to adapt to the demands of slavery, but a casual moment of reading over Jere’s shoulder challenges these ideas. (M/M)
In a world where having a psychic gift of some sort is the norm, some gifts can still be dangerous. Jere’s slave-turned-boyfriend, Wren, has a secret powerful gift as a firestarter, which brings them risky but exciting opportunities to “play with fire.” A picnic lunch and some wet weather provide a perfect chance for Jere and Wren to explore. (M/M)
In Inherent Gifts, Jere learned to navigate his new world where slavery was not only enforced, but thrust upon him in the form of a young slave named Wren. It only takes one foot on a different path to change everything though. What would Wren and Jere be like if Wren had broken free from slavery before Jere ever met him? In an alternate universe, Wren and Jere became very different people. (M/M)
Months have passed since Jere and Wren first came to peace with their new life together in the slave state of Hojer. Jere’s clinic has succeeded perhaps too well, leaving both men exhausted and stressed. When Jere goes looking for a new slave to help with the business, Wren objects vehemently. He doesn’t want to risk the exposure of their secret relationship, much less the forbidden gift he’s only just learning to control. || Worse yet, the new girl, Isis, is nothing but trouble. Battered, broken, and rebellious, she won’t even let Jere heal the most basic wounds left from years of abuse by her previous masters. When Isis lands them all in legal trouble, Jere can no longer afford to ignore the realities of being in a slave state. The three of them will have to work together to fight back. Can Jere confront his public role as a master and still be the submissive partner Wren loves so dearly? (M/M)
Even after The Fall, a new world that struggled with changes also fought to keep some of the old traditions alive. Wren’s life as a slave has left him with years of painful memories, including those of terrible holiday gifts meant to hurt and humiliate. Wren’s new master, Jere, has treated him far kinder since inheriting him, but when their first Christmas together comes upon them, the promise-dipped threat of a Christmas present makes Wren question how long such kindness will last. (M/M)
Upon moving to a slave state for a home and job he inherited, Jere has experienced more culture shock than he ever thought possible. Especially when he finds out that he also inherited a slave. In an attempt to follow protocol, he attends a holiday party where he sees how the local slaveowners really treat their property and finally understands what his own slave, Wren, had been trying to prepare him for. When one young slave has had more than Jere can take, he steps in to give the slave an escape from the unpleasant night and fantasizes about a mystery man. (M/M)
Long before Jere found himself trapped in a slave state as the new master to a horribly abused slave, it was his relationship with an older man that set him on that path. A wealthy doctor and Jere’s former professor, Matthias likes to play kinky games and Jere is always willing to go along. This time Matthias wants to play with knives and what starts out as twisted fun soon takes a turn that Jere isn’t prepared for which excites him… almost as much as it scares him. (M/M)
Before Wren was inherited by his new master, his life was a nightmare that spanned years instead of hours, one from which he couldn’t wake, because it was real. His new master, Jere, is trying hard to prove to Wren that he is safe now and cared about, but ghosts from the past still haunt Wren. When Wren has a nightmare and doesn’t want to be touched, Jere finds a way to comfort Wren without touching anything but his heart. (M/M)
Against his own beliefs, Jere has lived in a slave state with his slave and lover, Wren, for a year. Wren is forbidden to leave the state and Jere refuses to leave Wren behind. Despite reluctantly adapting to the ways of his new state, Jere misses the carefree life he had before moving to Hojer and inheriting a slave. He wants to show Wren a fun evening out. After a night at a club, they have an encounter on that way home that reminds them both just how different things are in a slave state. (M/M)