If you haven't read the Relics of Merlin series yet, here's a bit of inside information about DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT, re-releasing in March 2013:
DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT is the second book in the RELICS OF MERLIN series (although since the relics primarily connect them it easily stands alone). Jasmina is an earl’s daughter who cast a simple illusion of herself, unaware that the jewel in her possession was one of Merlin’s relics…and the spell took on a life of its own. Sterling is a were-stallion who meets Jasmina’s illusion and marries her. When he finds out the truth and meets the real Lady Jasmina, life starts to get very complicated for them both.
I chose the title, DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT, because all the books in the RELICS OF MERLIN series have some form of ‘enchant’ in the title, and since Jasmina made a twin of herself….
My favorite research book for DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT was WHAT JANE AUSTEN ATE AND CHARLES DICKENS KNEW by Daniel Pool. I used INSIDE THE VICTORIAN HOME by Judith Flanders to develop the historical character of not only Jasmina, but also her father and mother as well.
During my research, I was surprised to discover such early use of water closets, especially one that used dirt to absorb the refuse (called an earth closet). Since neither of them was widely used until later in the century, I usually refrain from mentioning them in my books.
I hope you enjoyed an inside look at how I wrote DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT, and if you've already read the series, I do hope you pick up the re-release with it's fabulous new cover, and give someone who loves to read a bit of magical romance.
My Magical Best,