Emilie de Gourgues discovers an ancient book telling of a curse that has loomed over her family for centuries. The journal tells stories of French seamen, Florida tribes, and aboriginal ceremonies once held in the darkness of a world that she knows little about. Haunted by the mystery of her mother’s death when Emilie was still a child, the gifted empath vows to break the curse before it destroys any more of the family she loves. Emilie crosses paths with Jeremy Laughton in New Orleans. Both on a quest, they are instantly drawn to one another, helpless to fight their attraction as the mystery of the de Gourgues curse draws them deeper into a world of voodoo, superstition, and darkness.