Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Publication Date: April 13, 2016
Amazon Kindle: Whipping Boy
Prince Marc Vincent of Kentuckiana is being torn in two. His father the king is dying, and Marc’s legacy is a war ravaged economy, a soul-weary populace who blames his family for their troubles, and a rising tide in favor of a theocracy.
Bishop Waysmith, Marc’s implacable enemy, runs the Church of Jesus Christ Purified with an iron hand. He’s intent on installing Marc’s uncle, Duke Roberts, on the throne. But he can only do that if he can prove Marc unfit for succession.
Marc’s survived assassination so far, thanks to his Companion and lover, Gabriel Shea, and his dedicated guards. Homosexuality is a capital offense, and if the bishop obtains evidence of the affair between Marc and Gabriel, Marc would lose the throne. And since royalty’s person is inviolate, any physical punishment must fall on the Prince’s Companion… and Gabriel would lose his life.
To survive, Marc and Gabriel must expose the church as corrupt, or prevent the secret of Marc’s sexuality from being revealed…even if it means abandoning his relationship with Gabriel, if Prince Marc really has to give up all chance at love to save his people.
WARNING: This is not a BDSM book. Whipping Boy is used in its classic sense as a discipline surrogate for a royal personage. Contains graphic descriptions of gay and heterosexual sex as well as depictions of torture. Presents organized religion in an unflattering light. For mature readers only.
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