Paradise Pass (Tales from the Margin) by Mikala Ash
After refusing to throw a match, prize fighter Maximus is framed, sentenced to ten years as a bonded servant, and sold to a stud farm for his exceptional physique. Escape means Maximus is now a fugitive, and he makes his way to the Margin where he can eke out a hard but satisfying existence in the desert, trying to forget his bloody past. New name, new world, new life.
Blind circumstance throws him into the arms of a woman who has been stolen, her past erased, and her future promising only pain and degradation.
They say a person's past predicts their future. On the edge of the desert, in an isolated whorehouse called Paradise, the future of justice is at stake.
Aussie Mikala Ash lives a hectic double life, mild-mannered training & development consultant by day... wild sci-fi and paranormal adventure writer by night. "For me, burning the candle at both ends is not such a terrible problem; I'm having too much fun!"
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