Lament of the Traitor King (The Exquisite Po...
An intimate, beautiful, erotic, twisted, and nightmarish tale unlike anything else you've ever experienced.
For nearing a hundred years, Neith "Netta" Oleander has run from the Thing she most despises, once a creature that she thought she could turn into a man. Isolated from her estranged family, she has allowed her body to age in the past decade for want of magic. Netta has exiled herself from everything natural to her, but she is safe.
In spite of this being far from some sort of a happy ending, she believes that she has earned this normalcy. After all, Netta has known true cruelty and fear in her childhood. Even more than that, she believes that she is safe from the creature - her once-friend - who became the embodiment of her greatest fears, a weak and taboo need.
It is when she is welcomed back home that Netta realizes that she was never free, had not truly escaped the secret world of Witchcraft, of Monsters. As surely as magic sings in her blood, it enchains her, drags her back into the shadows she had once thought she could flee.
Perhaps it is time for this wallflower to fear at least one Monster. The one she had believed that she knew as her friend, turned object of her self-inflicted torture.
//This is the author's preferred version of *Exquisite Poison*, not a sequel, and contains in-depth revisions as well as additional content. This will be the second draft that is free to read at the moment, with a planned final draft to come for sale one day.\\