In an ancient, magical world Maerose of Riversbend is a valuable prize. A young and gifted maiden, she senses that the dark night of Samhain—five moons away—will bring untold change. As that fateful night approaches she is first kidnapped by a stranger, then rescued by a mysterious elder who keeps her bound and tethered, as if she is his and his alone. Locked in their battle for supremacy, Maerose discovers that she is the physical key capable of undoing a hundred-year-old curse that threatens their land. It is through her dormant sensual power that they can drive back the evil spirits about to rise from the dead. Seduction and magic surround her, and she must mate with a man of faith on the dark night of Samhain at the very gates of the underworld. Willing submission to her destined lover will unleash her power, but who will be the one to win her heart—Bron, or Veldor? Fantasy romance novella. Word count: 48,000.