Captured and sold? The alien that buys me is going to get my blade down his throat.
The cartel planet of Titus is far away from the reach of the Aurelian Empire, the seven-foot-tall Greek Gods that rule with iron fist. It's the only place I can hide from my dark past.
The only problem? When pirates capture you, there's no help coming. My innocence is the only thing that keeps me from a fate worse than death.
Taken, beautified, and presented in an alien auction house to the billionaires and criminals of the lawless planet, they expect me to be obedient. I can fake it... for as long as it takes to get my blade between the throat of whichever giant marble-skinned Aurelian buys me.
That's what I thought, at least...
Until I'm told that the crimelord Kargoth will be placing a bid on me. The rogue Aurelian owns half of Titus, and every cop, politician and official is in his pocket. With a reputation for bloody violence and a stern temper, I can only imagine the fate of whatever poor woman he buys.
If he chooses me?
I'll kill him.