The Destiny of Beauty by Robert Ranes
Approx. 97,270 words.
Published on October 17, 2009.
In a society of the future Mr. Harold Stiles has always played by the rules. Then after being cast aside as obsolete, he receives two visitors who make him an offer he cannot refuse--join a criminal mastermind and reap the rewards that are his due. But will the sensual pleasures of a pirate's life lead to his downfall, or will the destiny of beauty guide him in the cold depths of space? (18+ only)