A different take on the story of Psych and Eros. Like Twilight it features a strong female lead who must undergo a series of adventures and trials in order to join the world of her unnatural lover.
Gilda has been sheltered, isolated and kept at a distance from people her whole life. Raised by her grandmother in a cottage in the woods, Gilda is unaware that the life she knows is mostly lies and her origin itself is fiction. She cannot fight the intense feeling that she wasn’t meant for the life of an ordinary peasant.
Gilda begins to doubt what she knows about herself as her life begins to unravel. She begins hearing strange rustling, whispers and laughter when in the woods near her home. As her house is miles from the nearest village, she cannot shake the suspicion that she is being watched. But Gilda has more serious problems than whatever might be stalking her from the forest.
Gilda’s otherworldly appearance and the effect that it has on the men of the village has caused great suspicion in her provincial little town. Things come to a crux at the annual village fair, when Gilda is accused of witchcraft…ironically something that she doesn’t even believe in. Unfortunately for Gilda, it is very real and had been at work in her life since she was small child.
In fleeing for her life from her accusers, she finds the one person who will believe in her innocence. He suffers a generations’ old and deadly curse cast by a true witch. His unnatural double nature means that he is in even more peril from the villagers than Gilda is. But his mysterious curse hides a dark secret from Gilda’s own past about who she is, and why she is an orphan. Together they unravel the mystery that surrounds them, or they will burn.