In the summer before her graduation, eighteen-year-old Clitsy Weldon trades her dull small town life for a few weeks of high adventure. Old neighbors, old legends, new friends, and mysterious strangers -- every one of them with secrets to be revealed. And the biggest secret of all may lie hidden somewhere inside a crumbling old mansion deep in the woods south of town.
*** ADULTS ONLY! ***
A secluded estate somewhere in Europe houses a secret training school for the "finest courtesans the world has ever known". Where the arts of pleasure are learned through discipline and control. Clockwork mechanisms of pleasure and pain. Encouraged lesbianism. Even the deadly secret path reputedly tread by Cleopatra herself. The young women of the mysterious Chateau Noir are taught it all.