Beauty and the Beast-King

by Ann Jacobs

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A match has been made for Arik, crown prince of the pleasure planet, Obsidian, with Emerald, first daughter of displaced Earthling, Eli the jeweler.

Maimed in a firefight that nearly took his life, Arik dares not hope his princess will want him despite his scars. At their mating, he hides within a black leather bodysuit that exposes only his eye and his sex. Soon, however, Emerald demands to see him.

Love triumphs even in a fearsome world where even a prince must submit to unthinkably cruel laws, as Arik vows to right century-old wrongs when he ascends Obsidion's diamond throne.

Revised from the novella, Diamond in the Rough, first published by Changeling Press.