“Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

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Here’s the second half of my tour stop!

While I wasn’t a big fan of these books (not really into Shakespeare, sorry…) they were enjoyable to read! The descriptions were great, and the characters were fun to see from a different perspective than how we see them in their plays.

I also enjoyed the added twist of Merlin having influenced Shakespeare to write the plays. It took the plot in a different direction than I thought.

Overall, this would be a great book for anyone over the age of 16 who loves Shakespeare’s characters and wants to get a different view of them.

This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 3 till 16 September. See the tour schedule here.


Merlin’s ShakespeareMerlin’s Shakespeare (Merlin’s Shakespeare #1)

By Carol Anne Douglas

Genre: Fantasy/ Time Travel

Age category: Young Adult


Beth loves Shakespeare’s plays, but does she want risk her life for them?

The immortal wizard Merlin transports high school actor Beth Owens to Shakespeare’s London and the worlds of Shakespeare’s characters in search of a missing play about King Arthur. Mercutio guides her and flirts with her, but Richard III threatens her sanity, her friends’ lives, and the integrity of Shakespeare’s plays.

You can find Merlin’s Shakespeare on Goodreads

You can buy Merlin’s Shakespeare here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

The Mercutio ProblemThe Mercutio Problem (Merlin’s Shakespeare #2)

By Carol Anne Douglas

Genre: Fantasy/ Time Travel

Age category: Young Adult


High school actor Beth Owens faces a new challenge: She needs to bring a Shakespearean character she loves back from the dead. But she has to become a man and risk her life to do it. Richard III still menaces her.

You can find The Mercutio Problem on Goodreads

You can buy The Mercutio Problem here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Carol Anne DouglasAbout the Author:

Carol Anne Douglas has loved Shakespeare since she watched A Midsummer Night’s Dream when she was a child. She identifies with the character Nick Bottom because she wants to play every part, which only a writer can do. She is an avid reader of Arthurian and Shakespearean literature. Her previous fantasy novels, Lancelot: Her Story and Lancelot and Guinevere, feature Lancelot as a woman in disguise. When Douglas isn’t reading or writing, she spends as much time as she can in the national parks, hiking and watching wildlife. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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