Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.
Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.
But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.
For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.
If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.
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Domestic Shipping Rates and Estimates
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Shipping Options & Estimated Shipping Times
Estimated delivery times within Australia are anywhere from 1 business day to 6 business days depending on where you live. However, there can be delays due to busy holiday periods and COVID-19 so please keep that in mind.
1 – 3 Books
4 – 6 Books
7 – 15 Books
16 – 20 Books
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Local Pick Up
Local Pick up in available from the Fiction & Friction Bookstore during opening hours or via appointment.
Shop 2, 31/35 Seventh Street.
Murray Bridge, South Australia
We offer international shipping to the following countries: New Zealand and other countries upon request.
New Zealand options are preprogrammed on the website, you don’t need to contact us for those unless you want over 6 books.
Other countries are done by request due to COVID-19 restrictions, delays and prices. Just send an email to (email@example.com) with the books you’re interested in (they must be in stock) along with your address including your country. Once those details are received, we will let you know if they can be shipped to your address and a shipping quote. You’re under no obligation to order once you know the price. I understand how insane the international shipping prices are.
If you do not contact Fiction & Friction prior to placing an order you'll be billed for the excess shipping cost. You're welcome to email and ask for the order to be cancelled if it's too expensive. There has been an influx of international orders using the wrong shipping options at the check out. If you'd like to go through with the order you just need to pay the excess shipping. If you'd like to cancel just let us know.
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NZ – 1 BOOK
NZ – 2 BOOKS
NZ – 3 BOOKS
NZ – 4 BOOKS
NZ – 5/6 BOOKS
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