Princess Rosemary tries to be good, but her suppressed desires for sleep, food, sex, and blood snap like an outgrown garter and set off a curse--or is it a blessing?--that grants her a hundred years of uninterrupted sleep. A handsome rescuer awakens her and tries to restore her dynasty, but a nomadic wolf huntress beats him to the throne by freeing the most recently cursed royal, King Gustav, from transformation into a beast.
Meanwhile, the land has been taken over by witches and eaters of human flesh. All Rosemary and Gustav want to do is stay inside and love their seductive rescuers, but their spouses form a dangerous rivalry. When Rosemary’s husband takes out his frustrations on her, he drives her to seek comfort in the hospitable home--and unusual marriage--of King Gustav.
Treasonous plots and secret alliances threaten the fragile new stability of the kingdom, and so does the earthy magic of the land itself.