How far would you go to change your fate?
1916. Nineteen-year-old Killian dreads his upcoming engagement. As the Crown Prince of Astrocia, his last few days of freedom are rapidly coming to an end as the worldwide Peace Ball approaches.He yearns for an escape, though he never expects to find it in the alluring gaze of a mysterious Duke.
Determined to strike his own path, Killian is willing to do just about anything to escape the restraints of marriage—even make a deal with a fairy. With the gift of an enchanted rose, Killian finally holds the power to seize control over his own life and change it forever. But all magic comes at a price, and the cost of his heart’s desire proves to be more dangerous than he ever imagined.
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.