When village maid Adrastea receives a proposal of marriage from Mor-Lath, the chthonic God of the Dark, what's a girl to do?
Say no, of course.
Neither Adrastea, who was raised a follower of the Light, nor her family understand why the Mor-Lath has singled her out. It can't be for a good reason, and they had best keep the proposal a secret lest the village turn against her.
Some things puzzle them. Why her? And why does he want her to accept of her own free choice, instead of taking her against her will, as they would expect the Dark God to do?
Mor-Lath continues to ask and Adrastea continues to resist. But things happen that increase the pressure: rumors that her mother's madness may also run in the daughter alienate her from the other villagers; the public revelation that a stranger in their midst is courting Adrastea ruins her chances of secrecy; and a few people Adrastea relied on to help her stay strong die suspicious deaths.
How far will the Dark God go to win his bride?
Why does he want her?
Is she rich? Really good in bed?
And why is she saying no? Gods of the Dark need love too.
Rethink the obvious, and give me something fresh and new here. You've got an energetic voice, and a good sense of humor but you need to write something I haven't seen since ohhh...Persephone was bat mitzvahed.