She faced him once again, this time with hate in her eyes. “What about all your slave boys? Are they not satisfying enough? Is your appetite so voracious you need to start in on the women of the imperial household?” She spat in his direction.
Incensed by her vituperation, Hadrian recoiled to strike her. He flinched, stopping himself, knowing abundantly well that he would be admonished harshly…
It is said theirs was a loveless union.
He was vain and arrogant, his passion for a youth one of the most celebrated romances in history. She was moody, difficult, and aborted his heir to prevent harming the human race.
And yet, she left her home and followed him to the ends of the Empire, from Britannia to Egypt. He died only months after her, a crushed, broken-hearted man.
This is the story of Hadrian and Sabina.
Divided into four parts, following four love affairs – including that of Hadrian and his beloved Antinous – Hadrian and Sabina: A Love Story offers a new interpretation of the relationship between the Roman emperor and his wife, and new insights into 2nd-century imperial politics. Darkly erotic and intensely historical, Hadrian and Sabina features historical personages as well as entirely fictional characters, with a touch of paranormal.
Regina Kammer is a librarian, an art historian, and an award-winning, international best-selling, multi-published writer of erotica and historical erotic romance. Her short stories and novels make history sexier, whether the era is Roman, Byzantine, Viking, American Revolution, or Victorian. She’s even sexed up contemporary settings, Steampunk, and Greco-Roman mythology. She has been published by Cleis Press, Go Deeper Press, Ellora’s Cave, House of Erotica, Story Ink, Loose Id, The Naughty Literati, and her own imprint, Viridium Press. She began writing historical fiction with romantic elements during National Novel Writing Month 2006, switching to erotica when all her characters suddenly demanded to have sex.Visit her website: https://kammerotica.com/
…of the Roman Empire
Legions marching under the banner of Rome for centuries, conquering the Mediterranean and beyond, from Britannia in the West to Anatolia in the East.
Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire offers two sizzling tales of romance between alpha warriors and the women who are inexorably drawn to them. Each story is set during a different time and place in the Roman Empire: Trajanic Rome and Byzantine Constantinople.
The Promise of Memory
A slave in Rome’s imperial palace finds freedom in fantasies of a knight in the imperial guard–a warrior who evokes memories of a long lost love.
A Byzantine noblewoman seeking refuge in a monastery loses her heart to an invader when Constantinople is sacked by the Viking Rus.
“The Promise of Memory” and “Protecting Her” have been published separately before but are now available together for the first time. This mini-anthology includes bonus content from the historical erotic epic, Hadrian and Sabina: A Love Story, an excerpt from the Parthian historical romance short story “An Unexpected Discovery”, plus an introductory essay.