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Jennifer Bokal

Jennifer D. Bokal penned her first book at age eight. An early lover of the written word, she decided to follow her passion and become a full-time writer. From then on, she didn’t look back. She earned a master of arts degree in creative writing from Wilkes University and became a member of the Romance Writers of America. She authored several short stories, poems, and feature articles, and in 2007 she published her first novel, Celtic Heart. Happily married to her own alpha male for twenty years, she enjoys writing stories that explore the wonders of love. Jen and her manly husband live in upstate New York with their three beautiful daughters, two aloof cats, and two very spoiled dogs.

The Gladiator's Mistress


Phaedra, the dutiful daughter of Rome’s most influential senator, has no choice but to marry a man chosen by her father. But a chance encounter with handsome gladiator, Valens Secundus, on her wedding day sends her pulse racing—and, for the first time, she wishes she could choose her own fate. A gladiatorial champion, Valens has fought his way up from poverty to become a star in the arena. The only two things he craves are his freedom and the luscious Phaedra, both seemingly far out of reach. But four years after their fateful meeting, Phaedra returns to Rome, soon to become a widow, and Valens answers to no one but himself. They’re finally free to explore their fiery passion—while evading Phaedra’s powerful and wealthy new suitor—until Valens must return to the arena one last time.  This will be the battle of his life, finally bringing him and Phaedra together or parting them forever.


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The Gladiator's Temptation


The anticipated second installment of the series will be available soon!

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