Holy Terror by Steve Abbott
Just when you thought gothic romance was dead, Holy Terror brings it back with a vengeance. Armand goes to a monastery where he's seduced by a saintly orphan boy who is murdered. Armand flees and works his way to Paris where he becomes lovers with a jet set movie star. Together they plunge into a world of sex, drugs, and black magic. On one level, Holy Terror works as a delightful fairy tale, a sex adventure story. On another it's poetic allegory, and a sardonic post-modernist romp.