His Dark Desires is a gothic, post-Civil War romance set in 1874 New Orleans about a beautiful widow named Juliet whose life and of the ones she loves are in danger. She receives a telegram that states, "You are in danger. Trust no one." And that is just the beginning of a series of strange events that take place in her home-slash-boarding house right after a dark, sexy stranger by the name of Stephen Trevelyan rents a room. All of a sudden, someone is murdered in the town square in broad daylight, someone threatens Juliet's life, one of her sisters becomes ill and there are speculations regarding her husband's disappearance, who may or may not be dead. There are various twists throughout the novel.