The Cross and the Black
by Luwa Wande
Amid the squalor of Renaissance France, the brash and beautiful gay prostitute, Claude Severin, is struggling. Debts multiply, homelessness looms, the one-eyed monk ever spits of his reprobation.
When a mysterious stranger offers him a golden chance, Claude, desperate, ignores the shadowy nature of payment. He's happy enough at the chance to raise his station, but at what cost to his soul?