1916. For the first time in his life, Prince Killian of Astrocia is dreading the upcoming worldwide Peace Festival. The only heir to the throne, he yearns for an escape from an arranged engagement, and he quickly finds it in the alluring gaze of the mysterious Duke Fedya.
Captivated by the Duke’s secrecy, Killian is willing to do just about anything to escape the restraints of marriage and duty – even make a deal with a fairy. With the gift of an enchanted rose, Killian is determined to forsake his destiny, even at the risk of the ultimate disgrace.
But the disgrace falls upon Duke Fedya as what was once a wish turns into a curse and the darkness can no longer be concealed. As Fedya loses himself more and more to the beast within, Killian seeks to save the man he might just grow to love.
1913. When young and inexperienced witch, Gingerbread, is stripped of her magic by the self-proclaimed Royal Council, she vows to do anything to reclaim it. She sets her sights on Prince Valor, heir to the throne. Not only is he pure of blood, but he is also remarkably handsome – the perfect offering to those who feed on the souls and youth of mortals.
She concocts a plan to lure him to her and trap him with a secret potion. Once in her control, it will be more than easy to offer him as a sacrifice at the annual Witch’s Gala.
Yet as the Gala approaches, Gingerbread begins to realize that without her magic, just how powerless she truly is.