Another release from Zumaya Otherworlds Imprint – The Price of Mercy by Gloria Oliver
Jarrin Lestrave thought things were bad when he was forced to become a gigolo to a lusty baroness. When she drops him for a new lover, he sneaks into an imperial ball hoping to find a new patroness. Yet when the moment comes, he leaves his mystery lady with nothing more than a kiss.
Before the next day has barely begun, Jarrin is condemned for treason, his attempted escape thwarted by the mysterious Twelve. Then he learns his sentence: immortal life as a monster in the service of the emperor for despoiling the woman he left untouched in the garden–Her Imperial Highness Princess Yolandra.