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ENCHANTING THE LADY, the first book in the exciting new RELICS OF MERLIN fantasy romance series, hits stores January 1, 2008. Merlin’s thirteen relics—jewels that the sorcerer Merlin crafted, each holding a different spell of power—connect these fantasy romance novels. In author Kathryne Kennedy’s alternate Victorian reality, titles are held by the inheritance of magical powers, with the higher title possessing the more powerful magic. The only power greater than a royals’ is one of Merlin’s thirteen relics, and their location is as mysterious as the spell each relic contains.
The first novel, ENCHANTING THE LADY, is Felicity and Terence’s story:
In a world where magic ruled everything, Felicity Seymour couldn’t perform even the simplest spell. If she didn’t pass her testing, she’d lose her duchy—and any hope of marriage. But one man didn’t seem to mind her lack of dowry: a darkly delicious baronet who had managed to scare away the rest of London’s Society misses.
Sir Terence Blackwell knew the enchanting woman before him wasn’t entirely without magic. Not only could she completely disarm him with her gorgeous lavender eyes and frank candor, but his were-lion senses could smell a dark power on her—the same kind of relic-magic that had killed his brother. Was she using it herself, or was it being used against her?
One needed a husband, and the other needed answers. But only together could they find the strongest magic of all: true love.
Subsequent novels include DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT (releasing September 2008) and ENCHANTING THE BEAST (releasing early in 2009). Each novel revolves around a different relic that draws two new lovers together in this magical Victorian era.
Readers and Critics alike praise ENCHANTING THE LADY:
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY calls it “simply delightful, set in a fantasy-touched Victorian England that's imaginative, historically vigorous and ripe for further adventures.”
BOOKLIST says: “the novel takes a number of fairy tales, most notably Beauty and the Beast, and delightfully turns them on their collective ear. Playful prose carries the reader through this well-crafted, sexy romp of a story sporting an engaging cast.”
Award-winning author ERIN GRADY says it has: “The imagination of JK Rowling and the romance of Julie Garwood all rolled up into one fabulous novel.”
ROMANCE REVIEWS TODAY gave it a ‘Perfect 10’ and calls it “phenomenal…one of those rare and wonderful books that will leave a smile lingering on your face long after you're done reading.”
SINGLETITLES.COM, HUNTRESS REVIEWS and ROMANCE JUNKIES REVIEWS all honored it with a rating of 5/5 stars.
Price $6.99 US
ISBN 10: 0-505-52750-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-505-52750-9
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Dorchester Love Spell
Author Kathryne Kennedy was born in Florida and has lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the US. She’s currently a resident and business owner in Arizona. She welcomes readers to visit her website at: http://www.KathryneKennedy.com for sample chapters and contests.