Gwyneth Camm has just inherited her great-aunt's house in Salem, Massachusetts, along with an extensive collection of gothic romance novels. As a PhD student who prefers "serious" books, Gwyn has always avoided pulp fiction. Now, in honor of her beloved Aunt Ethel, she gives one of the gothics a try…and promptly falls asleep.
When she wakes, she finds herself inside the story, thrust by forces unknown into the heroine's role. There's magic afoot, and the only way back to her own life is to play her part and solve the mystery.
When fiction becomes fact, anything can happen…