TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - The Diviner's Game Trilogy by Jennifer Cody

Updated: Apr 28, 2021


The Diviner's Game Trilogy by Jennifer Cody #blogtour


Author Jennifer Cody creates chosen families and relationships that pull heavily on what's "acceptably" taboo in this M/M gay romance series, The Diviner's Game Trilogy. It's a real life game of chess and each person is merely another piece on the intensely watched board that sits between two Diviners. Deadly, thrilling, and dreaded--it's only a matter of time before... Check mate.

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Praise for Bishop to Knight One:

“A fun and sexy ride! Cody weaves an intricate, thrilling world of supernatural lore and high-stakes drama.” - Aurora Skye, co-author of upcoming Witch's Lullaby.


"(BISHOP TO KNIGHT ONE) has the sweetness of a Hallmark Channel movie with the intrigue and build of a whirlwind fantasy all rolled into one!" - Noa Rose, co-author of upcoming Witch's Lullaby.


The Trilogy...

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Deejay:

I have spent every day of the last ten years taking in and caring for my sisters’ sons. The problem is, we’re the sons of Naiads and I’ve never met a Nymph of any kind that cared about her male offspring. The boys don’t inherit the magic required to care for and connect to the waters of the earth, therefore they’re useless to the Naiads. Never mind that I have enough magic to wipe all Naiads off the planet altogether. Not that I would. Probably. My nephews deserve better than their mothers, and as long as those Naiads keep bringing me their sons, I won’t have to destroy them. I’ll even take their stepsons off their hands.


Yes, single parenting can get lonely. No, I’m not going to act on my attraction to my newest ‘nephew’, no matter how many boxes he ticks for me.


Matt:

The best thing my old man did for me and my brother was die. With him dead, his girlfriend brought Cary and me to live with her brother. Deejay is rich, powerful, and sometimes gives me heart palpitations. I will do whatever it takes except abandon him to make sure Deejay adopts my brother, even if that means I have to insinuate myself into every part of this powerful man’s life. I didn’t plan to woo him, but I won’t ignore the attraction between us for too much longer.


After all, who knows how long I have left to live what with every other person I meet trying to kill me. I don’t know what I did to Houston’s Non-Humans, but I won’t go down without a fight. Bring it.

 

Bishop to Knight One is a 115k age-gap MM paranormal romance.


Trigger warnings include: off-page past child abuse and on-page descriptive violence. In this family, the boys have tragic backstories.


Print length : 334 pages

ASIN : B08NXZW8ZY

Publication date : December 1, 2020

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)


BISHOP TO KNIGHT ONE is the first book in the Diviner's Game trilogy. We enter the world of myth and magic, with Naiads, Nymphs, Obsidites, Telepaths, you name it.


Deejay takes in the unwanted sons of his sisters, but ends up taking in step-sons too. One of these is Matt, supposedly human. Both Deejay and Matt fight their attraction as inappropriate in both the human and non-human worlds. Things come to light that show a ten-year difference will mean absolutely nothing as the years go by.


I loved their slow-burn, hot as hell, romance. This book is simply outstanding and had me gripped from the very beginning. I have my own list of characters that I like and dislike, but will admit to being shocked with a twist at the end of this book. I really hope it is explained further in subsequent books as I really don't want to dislike this character, but his actions make me question!!!


I found the pacing to be perfect for the story, with plenty of action and romance to take me from page to page. There is intrigue, betrayal (maybe), curses, fights, it's all here and I loved every single word.


I highly recommend this book and can't wait to continue the series. Bring it on!


* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa

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Loki:

Surviving as a human in the world of Non-Humans means that every breath I’ve taken for twelve years could have been my last. If the Demons don’t kill me, the Elves might. Or my brother. I love him, but I love him too much, and I’ve known since I was a kid I didn’t feel all that brotherly toward him. We might not share genetics, but that’s no excuse. I could probably hide these feelings if he didn’t return them. I work non-stop to keep myself out of temptations claws, but as his birthday draws closer, the will to keep my hands off fractures more and more. The only thing binding me to my hands-off rule is a contract I have with a Diviner, but that might not be enough.


Gage:

My brother has never laid a finger on me, but as my powers grow, so does my need to connect. I can burn every inch of his skin, but my powers keep growing and burning him isn’t enough anymore. I need to connect, I need to push my fire into him with panting, heaving, heavy, delicious strokes. I need to get inside him, but we have a contract to fulfill and I can’t take the man I own until the Diviner gets what he wants. I might implode while I wait; I might burn the world to ash if someone takes Loki from me before I get to taste all of him; I might just do both for the fun of it. The dragon within thinks this world burns for him, and I haven’t yet found proof it doesn’t.

 

Knight to Castle Two is a 90k Step-Brothers MM paranormal romance.


Trigger warnings include: on-page adult prostitution, on-page descriptive violence, and no-safe-word D/s elements. This is an obsessive love romance with a lot of fire between these step-brothers. In this family, the boys have tragic backstories.


Print Length: 276 pages

Publication date : January 1, 2021

ASIN : B08PC5WLBR

5 out of 5 (exceptional)


KNIGHT TO CASTLE TWO is the second book in the Diviner's Game trilogy and this time we find out just what's going on with human Headsman, Loki, and his step-brother Drakon, Gage.


We met with Loki and Gage in book one, and this one runs on a parallel time, so we see some of the same events but from their eyes instead. This is incredibly hard to do but excellently executed by Jennifer Cody.


Loki and Gage are as close as two people can be, but DO NOT share blood. They are not related in any way, apart from being step-brothers. Their relationship might raise a few eyebrows but is not incestuous in any way. What it is though, is hot as hell! Loki is a leather-wearing, kick-ass, take no s**t Headsman, but Gage is the force is their relationship. I loved seeing what makes both of them tick.


A little bit more of the intrigue is unravelled in this book, but not enough for me! I guess I'll just have to read the third book to find out the whole story. Oh, what a shame. The pacing is just as perfect as the first book, and I also loved seeing Matt and Deejay through someone else's eyes too.


What a fantastic trilogy this is turning out to be. Two down, one to go, and I honestly can't wait. Absolutely recommended!


* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa

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Robbie:

I never would have guessed that the best thing to happen to me would be getting abandoned in a stranger’s driveway. My stepmother has always hated me, but she finally found a place to dump me: her brother’s demesne.


I’m broken, small, and terrified of everything, but my Humanities teacher makes me feel almost normal. I don’t know why my body, mind, and heart have latched onto Chanda Marduke, but I’ll take it, even if it’s the most dangerous, terrifying thing I’ve ever done.


Chanda:

Until I walked into my classroom to find a pretty little guy reading one of the textbooks, I had no idea what temptation was. He’s my student, and I shouldn’t lust after him, but the more time I spend with him, the more I realize lust doesn’t begin to cover what I feel for him. Robbie may be the strongest guy I’ve ever met, not brute strength like me, but inner strength and damn if that doesn’t make everything about him more appealing.


Unfortunately for everyone involved, some random Diviner has drawn me into a real-life game of chess where every decision I make could end someone’s life. I’m trying to keep my pieces on the board, but free will is a bitch and the Strings of Fate have tangled into a web trying to trap me around every turn. How do I keep everyone alive without losing the man I think may be the key to saving us all?

 

Queen to King Three is a 125k Student-Teacher MM paranormal romance.


Trigger warnings include: off-page past trauma and rape, off-page past child abuse, and on-page descriptive violence. In this family, the boys have tragic backstories.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)


QUEEN TO KING THREE is the third and final book in this trilogy but NOT, I'm pleased to say, in this world. And what a fitting end it is. Everything that was unclear becomes clear. And all written with emotion!


We already know Robbie's story is heart-breaking, but I had no idea just how bad it really was and how much I hated a character that I didn't meet. Robbie is a strong character and deserves to be seen as such. As for Chanda, aww, bless him. He's a sweetie. He is trying so hard to protect and save lives, even knowing how hard it will make his life. These two certainly belong together, and I love how the small guy comes out on top. 😉


Now, this is the third book in the series, and I don't know of many people that would start with #3, but just in case, please don't! This one runs on the same parallel timeline as the first two, and you really NEED to read those first. This one does give you extra insights, after all, it's told partly from Chanda's perspective.


This books feels longer than the other two, but that may just be because of all the information you are given. It didn't feel too long though. I don't think any words were wasted. The big bad is revealed, and I honestly can't say how I feel about that! I didn't see it coming in one way, and yet I did in another. Kudos to Jennifer Cody for providing such a great story with all of it's twists and turns.


This is one series that I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did with a new-to-me author. I'm glad I took the chance, and I honestly recommend you take it too. Absolutely brilliant.


* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Robbie:

“Oh Robbie. What kind of fate do I have to meet a <redacted> who can walk on land?” His smile transforms into a grin, adding a wicked, charming glint to his hazel-brown eyes.

I sit back, wary of that expression and the words accompanying it. “Bad juju probably.”

He laughs, full bellied, rocking me where I sit. “Maybe. But I’m willing to chance it. Did you do any research or practicing?”

I shake my head. “I haven’t really had time. Yesterday was kind of a shit show at the house.”

“Because of what Loretta did to Matt?”

“No. The Aquinos fought and behaved without temperance. Three of Deejay’s older adopted sons visited. One of the littler kids called Matt ‘Daddy’ because Matt and Deejay’s relationship evolved over the weekend. Matt decided to court Deejay with his consent, and the older ‘sons’ did not react well. I thought the backlash from them was a bit hypocritical since one of them is married to a girl less than two years older than me. Their judgmental reception of Matt reflects more on them than Matt, though. He comports himself with far more maturity than they displayed, and also he is an adult by both human and non-human standards. So, I babysat while the family addressed their disagreement. All that to say, I did not have the opportunity to research or practice.”

Chanda stares at me for a moment, pupils dilated and breathless. I return his gaze, concerned that I might have said something to upset him until he moves as subtly as he can to adjust his dick.


His cock is hard.

Love the world and don't want to give it up? Be on the look out for Shattered Pawns, the start of the second trilogy--new characters, new plots, same universe.


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Want more soon? Check out her first of the Recovery Road Series, releasing March 1, 2021 on Kindle Unlimited, Forrest's #Win.

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Jennifer Cody writes gay romance of a variety of sub-genres, though her favorite is paranormal/urban fantasy. She uses her husband’s vast knowledge of all things man and mechanical to help her write, but takes literary license with her characters because they’re romantic heroes, thereby making him shake his head in disbelief almost as often as she causes his incredulous laughter.


With three kids at home, the only time she has for boredom is 5 am when everyone else is still asleep, and coffee usually keeps that at bay. When she reads, she usually binges an author’s entire backlist for a few days, but has a few one-click favorites she stalks. Her go-to sub-genres are gay PNR (Paranormal Romance) and UF (Urban Fantasy), but she has a soft spot for certain contemporary MM tropes (falling in love with the Manny, and small-town/rural stories).


Follow her on social media or at www.jennifercodyauthor.com


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