L.S.U. Poetry Professor Sofia Angelou finds herself alone again after seven years in a frustrating relationship she finally finds the courage to end on the same night her oldest and dearest friend passes away, unexpectedly leaving her his twenty acre wooded estate in Clinton, LA. Stunned by two emotionally painful blows, she requests a sabbatical, and moves to her new home over an hour's drive from Baton Rouge. |
The lush sensuality of the country comes as a welcome inspiration, and Sofia begins enjoying her solitude, until satellite internet and all the handsome men romancing her online lure her restlessly back into the city. Then one evening she sees a bonfire in the distance and the silhouette of a man captures her imagination...
Away from the city, the stars and the moon become a very real part of her life as they begin exerting a haunting pull on her blood in the form of intensely erotic dreams. She is disturbed yet excited by her increasingly dark desires when one evening she suddenly meets her closest neighbor--a man who looks very much like the sinisterly seductive figure in her fantasies. John introduces her to the pleasures of living off the land, even as vivid memories of another time and place begin dangerously blurring the line between dreams and reality as she dares to love a man intent on giving her everything she fears, and yet craves more than anything.