The House of Silence is the story of an elite male bordello, a tale of sensuality, mystery, intrigue, and romance that centers around the male prostitutes and the clients whose lives are impacted there. The series follows the intertwining stories of several different characters, both staff and visitors to the establishment:
Ander, a grief-stricken lord desperate for any scrap of feeling to give his life meaning.
Danny, a winsome young beauty seeking to escape the violence of his past and somehow find the courage to forge a future worth living.
Tam, a flamboyant son of aristocrats trying to make a name to set himself apart from the overbearing influence of his family.
Reiji, a penniless, hotheaded waif whose fey quality is matched by the cruelty he shows to allies and enemies alike.
Aburon, whose true identity outside the walls of the House is a secret to all -- or so he believes.
Vincent, whose physical scars mask an even deeper wound, who has chosen to find transcendence through his suffering.
Brand, a dedicated officer of the law determined to bring the House to justice for its immoral activities... if only he can avoid falling prey to its allure.
Charon, the owner of the House, who rules his dominion with a firm hand but is loved dearly by those he has sold his soul to protect.
Novel (90,000 words)
Genre(s): M/M Erotica, Gothic, Suspense, BDSM 2nd Edition - includes moderate edits and restructuring
The House of Silence is an elite male bordello catering to the obscenely rich. No matter how extreme or mundane the fantasy, the House is rumored to serve. Master Charon employs a group of versatile, beautiful young men, some lewd, some innocent, many with tragic pasts and hidden secrets of their own, who depend on him for safety. Protecting his boys is more important to Charon than always pleasing his powerful clients; the men who work for him return this loyalty. Each young man - Vincent, Danny, Reiji, Tam and more - brings his own history and his own fears to the House of Silence.
This unpredictable mix erupts when danger threatens. A powerful nobleman strikes out at Charon and his staff, seeking to destroy them all if he's not given what he wants: one of the boys to keep for his own.
Novel (88,000 words)
Genre(s): M/M Erotica, BDSM, Gothic, Suspense 2nd Edition - includes moderate edits and restructuring
The sanctuary of The House of Silence is shattered when an influential client presents Master Charon with an ultimatum: hand over Vincent, or he'll destroy the House. When Charon refuses, he is plunged into a nightmare of reprisals, forcing him and the boys who work for him to fight for their lives, their sanity, and their right to exist. Why are some powerful men willing to destroy the House of Silence to get hold of one male prostitute? What secret threatens the governments of two countries?
Charon, Phoebe - the head of security - and all the young men of the House of Silence will have to work together. They must tap into long-hidden resources and long-denied histories for their safety and survival. To thwart the forces aligning against them, they'll need to unlock the secrets buried deep in the House's past. How much is one man's life worth to them?
On the surface, the business of the infamous House of Silence is obvious enough, but its carefully cultivated veneer of political neutrality is threatened when a lover from Master Charon's youth arrives with an urgent message from the queen, prompting jealousy from Reiji and putting the whole house on edge.
The House's unique resources are called upon to investigate one of the local cabals which is overstepping its bounds, snatching up disproportionate amounts of territory and capital beyond its domain. When Tam goes missing, Charon and the boys are caught up in a web of intrigue, peril, and sensuality that may end up costing them their lives.
Four young men find themselves drawn to the service of the House of Silence, the famous brothel that caters to the whims of the elite and powerful. One of them discovers how intense that service can be. An anthology of stories set in the House of Silence.
Here is what readers are saying about The House of Silence series:
"The author takes you on a fantastically written journey to an alternate reality of old-worldly grandeur, in which an opulent brothel with secret passageways is home to beautiful young men and their charismatic, but mysterious master, Charon Marque. [...] You, too, will get sucked into the seductive world inside the House and the lives of its occupants."
-The Blog of Sid Love
"I recommend this to anyone that likes Lords, rich business men, Cabals, dark fantasy, M/M erotica, sensual steamy sex, BDSM (not the soft and flowery kind), D/s, mystery, and intrigue- it’s all here, and more."
-MM Good Book Reviews
"Wow, this is so well-written that I am amazed by it and will be reading the other books in this series. The setting, the tone, the mood... everything just pulled me in."
"What a heart gripping emotional roller coaster well written and plot driven book. Each character in this book grabs at you and never let go. I have finished books 1 and 2 a couple days now and gosh what an impression it left. Each character was written with their own specific persona that added to the development of the plot. I cried, laughed, and struggled along with these characters which makes the impact even greater."
"I guarantee you will fall in love with Reiji, Danny, Tam, Vincent, Brand, Lord Ander, and the heart of this family Charon. Must Must Must BUY!"
"Quite a good erotic romance/suspense story, well written and edited, great character development."
"A strong showing for a first book in a new series. Very talented author. Highly recommended!"
"This book has great sex scenes, a good plot, and keeps you interested all the way through."
"Wow! Can we say that The House of Silence books were the surprise of the year for me?"
"I think what makes this book and the series of books work is that Jaken takes the time to develop interesting, 3-D characters. The characters are complicated and like real people they have strengths and weaknesses."
"I loved Charon and his boys. Each was well developed, wonderfully flawed, and ultimately likeable. Add an uptight cop, a mysterious patron, and a lonely lord, sprinkle in a few despicable bad guys, and you've got a sexy, intriguing story."