Sweet passion ...
After a magical mishap that turned her uncle’s house blue, Miss Amelia Bourne was stripped of her powers and sent to London in order to be introduced into polite society—and to find a suitable husband. Handsome, rakish Sebastian “Fox” Stapleton was all that and more. He was her true love. Wasn’t he?
... or the bitter taste of deceit?
At Rawdon Park, the country estate of the Stapletons, Amy began to wonder. Several inexplicable events suggested that one sip of bitter punch had changed her life forever—that this love, this lust, was nothing but an illusion. She and Fox were pawns in some mysterious game, and black magic had followed them out of Town. Without her powers, would she be strong enough to battle those dark forces and win? And would she be able to claim her heart’s true desire? Magic potion or no, what she felt for Fox was a spell that could never be broken.
On the Casting Couch:
For the very first time I based my characters on real people: Amy is modelled on the German singer Annett Louisan, and Fox on the young Eric Stoltz.
Hobbes, Fox's valet, is named after the cuddly tiger from the Calvin & Hobbes comic books.
To battle writer's block, I wrote all my colleagues
from university into a book-
The quotations from The Horrible Histories are all taken from a 19th-
"Enchantment and romance abound in Schwab's captivating tale of a spell gone wrong, a love potion gone right, deceit, revenge, black magic & redemption. Her romance captures
the aura of the Regency
and the essence of a paranormal,
which should make it
a surefire hit with fans."
~ Kathe Robin
Romantic Times, 4 stars