The story is set in a small fictional town near
named Le Marais, which is
predominantly populated by descendants of French immigrants who settled in the
area in the seventeenth century. The African American residents are a serious
minority and even though racism is not blatant, there are definitely different
classes of citizens. It is set in 1990.
Leo: He is a seventeen year old high school basketball superstar with unusual athletic prowess and of Caucasian persuasion. He lives with his mother who is a drunk, mourning her abandonment by Leo’s father nine years ago. Because of his depressing home life, he wishes to escape Le Marais and go to live a more secure and successful life in
New York City using his
rich girlfriend, Charlotte.
He comes off as a selfish asshole who cares for no-one but himself but really he’s just a victim of circumstances who has received very little love in his life, and is doing the best he can with the tools he has. He comes together with Mya, in desperate circumstances in which
is close to dying as a result of having fallen in a mysterious magic pool.
Nobody knows how or why the pool appears, but Mya is the only witch about that
anyone knows, and so they turn to her to help.
Mya, who lives with her grandmother, is descended from two separate lines of witches, whose origins are in
Africa. She can save Charlotte,
but only if she has passion from a lover’s embrace. An ingredient which Leo
reluctantly provides. Much to their horror, the kiss turns into something else
Release Date: August 8th 2015