HAPPILY EVER AFTER DOESN’T COME WITHOUT A PRICE

Anyone desperate enough to dwell within the crumbling city of Eloria knows that nothing in life is certain save for two indisputable facts. First, everyone has a dream. Secret, elusive, altogether irresistible, they are the kind of dreams that ache and burn, and if care isn’t taken, they can easily grow into all-consuming obsessions. This becomes even more dangerous in light of Eloria’s second indisputable fact: everyone has a price. The only question that remains is how much a person is willing to sacrifice to obtain the unobtainable.

Sevy has always been a quick study in the city’s wicked ways. Since childhood, she has eked out a living for herself with the help of her sticky fingers and her indomitable spirit. She has no qualms about taking what she desires, and when the love of her life suddenly dies, Sevy will stop at nothing to bring him back. Elvish black magic, necromancy, and demonic pacts are of little consequence if it means she can once again have her beloved by her side.

But is she willing to murder her only friend to get the job done? Is there a line that even this selfish, self-proclaimed bitch won’t cross?

First Edition May 2010 Mundania Press
Second Edition May 2013

“This is a book I didn’t want to put down for even a minute, I was surprised by how quickly and entirely the story commanded my attention. Highly recommended fantasy!

SHARON STEVENSON, AUTHOR OF SINNERS NEVER SLEEP

“Who needs heroes? Keep one hand on your wallet and the other on your knife, and let Ms Lehoux’s cast of thieves, rogues, and assassins take you on a wild ride through the more interesting precincts of fantasy. It’s a trip you won’t soon forget!”

ELAINE CORVIDAE, AUTHOR OF DAUGHTER OF SNOW

“Ms Lehoux delivers punches that you won’t see coming…A great new talent in the industry and an amazing story.”

J.A. SAARE, AUTHOR OF DEAD, UNDEAD AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

“Reading this book has led me to want to read more of Lehoux’s work and to hope that she manages to maintain this subversion of stereotypes throughout her writing. I’d also hope that fantasy authors the world over look at novels like this and consider what they might do to make their own worlds grittier and more realistic.”

DAVID LASCELLES, E-PUBLISHING A BOOK

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