House of Nicolaus Book three in the Gladiators Series Since the death of his father, Claudius has descended into debauchery and decadence, leaving Samson and the others feeling very nervous about their future. Gold intends to buy Samson but is sure he will be denied so he embarks on a dangerous mission. Meanwhile his wife increases her demands on him, and insists on having his child; and Marius becomes suspicious of Gold's activities. Will Gold be reunited with the man he loves, or will he lose everything in the attempt? the Next Generation Book four in the Gladiators Series To follow in his father's footsteps, Gold's son will need to defeat Ariston in the arena to become champion...but Ariston might be the love of his life. Nicolaus has lived in the shadow of his father all his life, a father who was the greatest gladiator of them all. His desire is to prove himself in the arena, even though it is against his father's wishes. He also has other desires, forbidden desires for his father's lover, and a love/hate relationship with the slave he must defeat if he is to reign victorious as a gladiator in the arena. Ariston falls in love with Nicolaus the moment he sets eyes on him. A slave all his life, he has never kwn freedom but he is the unbeatable champion. The fact that Nicolaus can't decide whether to bed him or kill him greatly complicates his life when he becomes the newest addition to Gold's ludi.