Lady of the Night (Downworlder Series, #3)
Book Three of The Downworlder Series
Living in a palace above everyone, dressed in elegant finery, sparkling jewels, and dining on rich and exotic foods. Quinta Moreau knows she is living in a fantasy world but it is so much better than her reality.
Sold at a young age to satisfy her mother's craving for drugs, Quinta was rescued by her Mama, the purveyor of her castle, the keeper of the keys to the kingdom. The Korean Madame does her best to make life good for her girls but Quinta still cannot escape what she must do for her family.
She sells herself to make sure her siblings are given a chance at a life that she never had. She feeds her mother's addiction hopelessly because that is what it takes for her to be allowed contact with the people she loves more than anything. She wants to take them away from that world and bring them to her own but Quinta knows that a pretend castle built out of the mind of a whore is no place for children.
This is what she believes and knows until fate throws her a piece of the heavens and shows her just how hellish her reality can be because her heaven carries a gun and hell has a taste for children.