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The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven by @bohemienneivy is a New Year, New Books Fete pick #romance #pnr

Title: The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven

Author: Jennifer Ivy Walker

Genre: Paranormal fantasy medieval romance

Book Blurb:

In this dark fairy tale adaptation of a medieval French legend, Issylte must flee the wicked queen, finding shelter with a fairy witch who teaches her the verdant magic of the forest. Fate leads her to the otherworldly realm of the Lady of the Lake and the Elves of Avalon, where she must choose between her life as a healer or fight to save her ravaged kingdom.

Tristan of Lyonesse is a Knight of the Round Table who must overcome the horrors of his past and defend his king or lose everything. When he becomes a warrior of the Tribe of Dana, a gift of Druidic magic might hold the key he seeks.

Haunted and hunted. Entwined by fate. Can their passion and power prevail?


One day, Maiwenn led Issylte along the stream to a sheltered grove where an abundance of beautiful purple and white wildflowers grew amidst ivy-entwined evergreen shrubs and yew trees. The fairy witch motioned for Issylte to kneel at her side among the flowers. Her luminous brown eyes twinkled in the filtered sunlight.

“Every tree, plant, flower and herb has an essence. A spirit. A life force.” She gestured to the verdant forest all around.

Issylte raised her eyes to the lush canopy of trees overhead, the blue sky peeking through the fluffy clouds. She inhaled deeply, the green notes of pine mingling with the rich scent of earth and the tangy fragrance of blossoms in the early summer breeze.

“The essence of the forest can be beneficial. Benevolent. Essential for healing.” She picked up a sprig of red clover and handed it to Issylte with a knowing smile. “Yet others are harmful and deadly.” Maiwenn gestured to the alluring deep purple flowers before them.

Issylte’s breath caught in wonder. She sensed an aura. A tingle in her veins.

Maiwenn’s chestnut eyes bore deeply into hers. “Have you ever felt the thrum of the forest in your veins?”

Issylte nodded, her eyes wide with discovery and delight. She held Maiwenn’s gaze, nearly breathless with anticipation.

“That, Églantine, is power.” Maiwenn’s eyes were deep brown, like the nourishing earth of the Hazelwood Forest.

“You, my dear princess, are a forest fairy. Like me.”

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It’s a brand-new year, full of possibilities. Did you make any resolutions/goals for 2023? If so, please share one.

I plan to begin writing a new series, with dark fantasy elements from “The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven” trilogy, introducing new otherworldly characters and passionate, paranormal romance!

Why is your featured book a must-read in 2023?

It’s a dark, delicious, paranormal fantasy and medieval romance, interwoven with Arthurian myth, Avalon, Elves, Druids, magic, and dark tales from the enchanted Forest of Brocéliande!

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs January 1 – 31, 2023.

Drawing will be held on February 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

Enthralled with legends of medieval knights and ladies, dark fairy tales and fantasies about Druids, wizards and magic, Jennifer Ivy Walker always dreamed of becoming a writer. She fell in love with French in junior high school, continuing her study of the language throughout college, eventually becoming a high school teacher and college professor of French. As a high school teacher, she took her students every year to the annual French competition, where they performed a play she had written, "Yseult la Belle et Tristan la Bête"--an imaginative blend of the medieval French legend of "Tristan et Yseult" and the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast", enhanced with fantasy elements of a Celtic fairy and a wicked witch. Her debut novel, "The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven"--the first of a trilogy-- is a blend of her love for medieval legends, the romantic French language, and paranormal fantasy. It is a retelling of the medieval French romance of "Tristan et Yseult", interwoven with Arthurian myth, dark fairy tales from the enchanted Forest of Brocéliande, and otherworldly elements such as Avalonian Elves, Druids, forest fairies and magic. Explore her realm of Medieval French Fantasy. She hopes her novels will enchant you.

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5 comentarios

19 ene 2023

This sounds like a great book! & my news years resolution is to become more organized.

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Karen Michelle Nutt
Karen Michelle Nutt
17 ene 2023

Your books sounds interesting. Love the book cover.

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12 ene 2023

Thank you, Jennifer Ivy, for sharing your award-winning book in our New Year, New Books Fete!

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Jennifer Ivy Walker
Jennifer Ivy Walker
12 ene 2023

Thank you very much for this feature of my award-winning debut novel, "The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven"!

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12 ene 2023
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It's our pleasure!

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