The Juxtan Stories
 

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The Sorcerer's Betrayal

The first novel in the Juxtan series.
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When the mercenary Caledon meets a young man named Hadrian he falls instantly, hopeless in love with him. But Hadrian is a mystery: shy and secretive, hailing from an island supposedly inhabited by sorcerers; he has come to Caledon's city to recruit the mercenaries for a well-paying job offered by Hadrian's father... but it is a lie. Hadrian is far more dangerous than his gentle disposition would suggest, and what he wants with Caledon and the mercenaries of Rhiad will change the land of Juxtan forever and set in motion a prophecy that will bind two men together in love and hatred until death. This ebook has been edited from the original and encompasses the stories "The Betrayal of Rhiad", "The Death of Caledon" and "The Wind at Shard's Point". Features strong sexual content and language.

The Gathering

The second novel in the Juxtan series.
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After betraying the only man he ever loved, the young sorcerer Hadrian waits for death amidst the ruins of a magickal battle. When he is found by a Council mage, Hadrian's guilt allows him to be coaxed into joining the Council's mission to bring his father to justice for the crimes that father and son committed in the city of Rhiad. But when Caled, the handsome mercenary that Hadrian betrayed, insists on joining the mission too, Hadrian discovers that Caled's need for revenge will set the two men on a twisted path of desire and hatred that may destroy not only them, but the entire land. This ebook has been edited from the original and encompasses the story, "The Gathering", and a new ending. Features strong sexual content.

Beneath The Greying Cliffs

The third novel in the Juxtan series.
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Reluctantly thrown together, mercenary, sorcerer, mage and apprentice follow an elusive trail that leads them to the lair of a band of fanatical worshippers. Faced with deception and a twisted obsession, Caled and Hadrian find themselves battling each other and the hidden desires neither of them want to face.

The Forgotten One

The fourth novel in the Juxtan series.
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Hadrian's past comes back to haunt him in the form of someone he hoped to never see again. But is this a chance to change his past for the better, or will it reveal the secrets he wants desperately to keep?

A Mage of Influence

The fifth novel in the Juxtan series.
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Distraught because of the personal revelations made in "The Forgotten One", Hadrian tries to isolate himself from the others. But a chance encounter with a mysterious mage with an extraordinary offer makes Hadrian believe the future can be anything he wants it to be. Caled and the others, however, believe Hadrian is being fooled.

Treasure of the Bey

The sixth novel in the Juxtan series.
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While the group is recuperating in a small town near the mountains, the last person Hadrian and Caled expect to meet is the most important man in Beyfan. But the Son of the Bey is a most unusual man, and his interest in Hadrian and Caled will test their bond to each other and to the mission.

The Mountain That Moved

canon/completed series
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Gam/Lio

With the decision made to cross over the Fanawel Mountains, Caled calls upon his mercenary friends to guide them. But the mountains hold dangers not even a sword can defeat, and no one knows what lies on the other side of the dangerous passes.

Hadrian's Test

canon/completed series
pairing: multiple

Hadrian is challenged by a god of pleasure and deceit who will not allow their group to move forward unless Hadrian passes a series of tests designed to explore the limits of his body and heart. When Caled insists on participating, too, Hadrian's test takes on troubling new significance.

Hadrian's Deception

canon/completed series
pairing: multiple

In a secretive town, Caled and Hadrian face danger from both man and beast while Caled attempts to unravel the peculiarities of his mysterious traveling companion.

All Your Wishes

canon/completed series
pairing: multiple

The next game of the gods seems like a gift. But is it really?

Infatuation

canon/completed series
pairing: multiple

Caled becomes obsessed with learning who Hadrian really is while Hadrian struggles to be who he believes he should be. When they are forced to accept the help of a mysterious guide, the bonds between them are stretched thin.

Woe to the Land of Juxtan

canon/series in progress
pairing: multiple

The final confrontation is upon Hadrian and Gavedon, but first, a journey must be taken.

 

Alternate Universe Stories

The Sorcerer Who Loved

An alternate universe novel in the Juxtan series.
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Hadrian ni Leyanon is a powerful sorcerer, but an abusive childhood and a desperate desire to be loved place him at the mercy of two magick-users who seek to seduce him into finding the Throne of Selissid, a conduit for unlimited power. Caled, the mercenary and lover whom Hadrian betrayed in a terrible attack of sorcery, is the only man who can save him from committing this tremendous mistake, but Hadrian's seducers are ruthless, and are determined to break the young sorcerer first. This ebook has been edited from the original story, "Hadrian Ascending". Features strong sexual content and scenes of dubious consent.

 

Fire and Ice

AU/stand-alone
NC-17
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

To Caled, Fire Lord, a pairing with his opposite, the Ice Lord Hadrian, is as inevitable as him killing the fearsome beast that is haunting his village. But Hadrian has something to say about both points.

Howl

AU/stand-alone
PG
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled learns while Hadrian suffers.

The Gift

AU/stand-alone
R
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

In a little snow-flocked village, Caled stumbles into trouble and sweet redemption.

Charming

AU/stand-alone
NC-17
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled challenges Hadrian to prove he has the charm to pick up a stranger. Hadrian hears a different challenge.

Ageless

AU/stand-alone
PG-13
pairing: Manix/Hadrian

As Manix discovers, love and loneliness do not always fade with time.

The Price of Pursuit

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

AU/completed series
(non-con)
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Abylon/Caled, Abylon/Hadrian

While pursuing a pack of mysterious creatures, Caled and Hadrian encounter Caled's former lover, Abylon, the leader of a band of mercenaries. Forced into the mercenaries' company, Caled and Hadrian must play at being lovers while dealing with Abylon's obsession with Hadrian and a dark magick disguised as a beast.

Hadrian's Dream

stand-alone
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Hadrian imagines a world in which Life doesn't recoil from his touch and his relationship with Caled is a far different one.

The Breaking Point

stand-alone/AU
(non-con, hurt/comfort)
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, other/Hadrian

A day of emotional significance pushes Caled and Hadrian over the edge into violence. Only when they go too far and Hadrian winds up in the hands of those intent on hurting him, does Caled realize what's at stake for them both.

Lio's Storm

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Lio refuses to believe the evidence before his own eyes when the group meets again in an alternate storyline.

Passion's Masquerade

Version 2

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

During a harvest celebration, Hadrian encounters a passionate "stranger" intent on fulfilling a fantasy.

Ritual of Life

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairings: Caled/Hadrian, Caled/Gam/Lio/Hadrian

When Hadrian learns that Caled soothes his bloodlust by engaging in a passionate ritual with Gam and Lio, the sorcerer decides to add himself to the mercenary's spoils.

The Meaning of Magick

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled contemplates the geas that binds he and Hadrian together, and realizes that it ties them more intimately than he first thought.

This Is Love

stand-alone/AU
pairings: Caled/Hadrian, Hadrian/Lio, Gam/Lio

Lio enlists Syellen's aid in placing a spell of desire on Hadrian which has devastating results.

Forced Surrender Artwork

2, 3, 4, 5

completed series/AU
(noncon, hurt/comfort)
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, others/Hadrian

Caled risks his life to stop a rogue sorcerer who's killing innocents in the name of justice. Unwilling to let him face the sorcerer alone, Hadrian assumes the role of a pleasure slave in order to accompany Caled. But the role becomes a brutal reality when Hadrian's desire for atonement and Caled's need for revenge puts Hadrian at the mercy of violent lusts.

A Charcoal Beauty

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairings: Caled/Hadrian

Caled loves Hadrian in his own way, but perhaps that isn't the only way, nor the best way.

The Willow Bends

stand-alone/AU
pairings: Caled/Hadrian

Hadrian needs to show Caled that the mercenary has no reason to be afraid for him.

The Bad Man

stand-alone
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Lio/Hadrian, Caled/Hadrian/Lio

Since the conclusion of the mission, Caled's been labeled the bad man and he doesn't like it. But there's something he doesn't like even more: Lio's attempt to seduce Hadrian while using Caled's techniques.

Caled's Wager

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Gam/Hadrian/Lio

Caled desires Hadrian and makes a bet with his two favorite thieves that they can't coax the sorcerer into a compromising position.

Change is Good?

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairings: Gam/Lio, Caled/Hadrian

Gam and Lio stumble upon a scene that makes them realize all is not as it seems.

Unbreakable

stand-alone/AU
(non-con, hurt/comfort)
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, others/Hadrian

After being blackmailed into being the sexual plaything of two men, Hadrian discovers he's stronger than he thought.

Declaration

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairings: Caled/Hadrian

Hadrian is afraid to ask for something intimate. Caled gives it to him, anyway.

The Hiding Place

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Gam/Lio

Part of the "Silence is Golden" PWP series. The boys discover that hiding can be fun.

Here by the Sea

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Contemplation of Hadrian's childhood home leads Caled to give the sorcerer a different memory of the island.

Remembrance

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

A strange mist carrying a spell of remembrance forces Caled and Hadrian to relive an event that both men had tried hard to forget.

Voyeurs

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Gam/Lio

When Hadrian allows himself to drink too much, Caled takes advantage and shows the sorceror an unexpected side of his companions.

A Lazy Day at the Lake

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Lio/Gam

A hot day finds the men at a lake, playing a game where everyone's a winner.

Bitter Cold

stand-alone/AU
PG-13
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled is afraid to let Hadrian thaw his icy heart.

Reminders

stand-alone/AU
PWP

pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled wants Hadrian to remember a few things. More specifically, a certain body part.

The Room Behind the Mountain

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Caled/Dares

Kidnapped and forced to magick against his will, Hadrian escapes to a place out of time, where only Caled can find him, if he is willing.

Gam's Promise

canon/stand-alone
pairing: Gam/Lio, other/Lio, other/Gam

The day of his birthday prompts Gam to recall his bittersweet memories of his first meeting with Lio, and of a promise he's not certain he should keep.

Riding Lessons

stand-alone/AU
PWP
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled thinks Hadrian is a terrible rider. He offers to give the sorcerer some lessons.

Thief of Hearts

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, Mercury/Hadrian

When Hadrian becomes the willing prey of a sexually aggressive stranger, it's up to Caled to coax him back from the dark thief's clutches.

Mirror, Mirror

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled and Hadrian are given magickal mirrors from someone who wants to repay a debt in a unique way.

Curiosity

stand-alone/AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian
PWP (spanking)

Hadrian accidentally sees something that stirs his curiosity.

Without Pain guest fiction!

AU

In order to survive, Hadrian must cut the pain away.

The Play's the Thing guest fiction!

AU
pairing: Other/Hadrian, Caled/Hadrian

Hadrian encounters a troop of actors, one of whom has something important to show him.

The Path Home guest fiction!

AU
pairing: Other/Hadrian, Caled/Hadrian

Sequel to "The Play's the Thing". Hadrian must choose between two men.

Embracing Life guest fiction!

AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

When the final confrontation with Gavedon arrives, both Caled and Hadrian must learn to embrace what is most important to them.

The Wager guest fiction!

AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Caled has a wager for Hadrian...

A New Perspective guest fiction!

2, 3, 4, 5, 6,   7

AU/completed series
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Growing demands to see the Scourge of Rhiad brought to justice bring danger to those least expecting it.

Haunt of Stars guest fiction!

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

AU/completed series
(violence, death, dark themes)
pairing: Caled/Hadrian, others/Hadrian

When Lio's life is placed in danger, Hadrian and the others are forced to travel into the hostile territory of Jeynesa in search of a mythical set of collars.

 

Weakness guest fiction!

AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Hadrian thinks he's powerless in his relationship with Caled, but the sorcerer is not the only one who's weak.

 

Little Piece of Heaven guest fiction!

AU
pairing: Caled/Hadrian

Hadrian and Caled find theirs.

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