ENCHANTING THE BEAST
Kennedy has created a thoughtful continuation of the Merlin legend in which the wizard's descendants have become the ruling aristocracy, many endowed with powers. Merlin had 12 artifacts that aided his powers, and these relics have been scattered and hidden around the globe. Kennedy brilliantly and seamlessly lures readers into a realm where magic exists and Merlin's legacy continues.
Ghost whisperer Lady Philomena Radcliffe's seance is interrupted by Nicodemus Wulfson, the Baronet of Grimspell and a shapeshifter. Even though he doesn't completely believe in her powers, Nico hopes Philomena can find the cause of his brother's illness by talking to the castle ghosts.
Philomena senses Nico's ability to shift and finds him and his offer intriguing. Shortly after her arrival she spies an armored spirit who leads her down to the dungeon, where a locked door and a crypt pique her curiosity. The door leads to a warren of tunnels beneath the castle, and as Philomena follows the ghostly voices she uncovers a relic and the killer's identify. But will she also find love with Nico? (LOVE SPELL, May, 290 pp., $6.99)