- Jack Cactus Books
- Release Date
- September 2017
- Book 1 of The Demimonde's Poem
Historical Novel with Romantic Elements, Historical Romance, New Adult
THE DEMIMONDE'S POEM is a 60,000 word dark historical romance set in 19th-century France.
Layla Floraison's heart is hard. Years of life on the street have stripped her of her innocence. Power is all that she wants now, power is all that will fill the emptiness inside of her, and the pursuit of power rules Layla's very body and soul-- until she meets Vincent.
A sophisticated idealist and playful boy at heart, Vincent Lautrec is everything Layla wishes she could be. Unmarried at age twenty-four, suffering from albinism, and a bohemian to boot, Vincent is everything his family wishes he weren't. He looks less "eligible" and more "confirmed" by the day. Won't his family be pleased to know he is finally courting? Never mind that she's a hardened criminal.
It seems like a perfect match, a poetic misfit for a lascivious misanthrope.
She makes him feel accepted, he makes her feel safe. Each think they have gotten what they've always wanted.
But getting what one wants can be dangerous.
What starts out a carefree affair evolves into a battle of wills, pitting Layla's ruthlessness against Vincent's naivete. It's only a matter of time before someone caves in-- or gets executed.
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