Monday, May 15, 2023

Review Tour + #Giveaway: The Lady of the Mirrored Lake by Jennifer Ivy Walker @bohemienneivy @GoddessFish


by Jennifer Ivy Walker

GENRE: Paranormal Medievel Romance


Hunted by the Black Widow Queen, Issylte--a healer with the verdant magic of the forest--must flee Avalon with the two finest knights in the Celtic realm, both wrongly accused of treason. The trio travels to Bretagne, where Issylte heals a critically injured wolf and obtains fiercely loyal, shapeshifting allies.

In mystical Brocéliande, Issylte becomes a warrior priestess of the Tribe of Dana and otherworldly mate of the Blue Knight of Cornwall, discovering with Tristan a passion that transcends all bounds. When she becomes the Lady of the Mirrored Lake, sworn to defend the sacred waters of the Goddess, Issylte must undertake a perilous quest to discover what priceless object lies hidden in its murky depths.

As a nascent evil emerges in a fetid cave, Issylte and Tristan must face a diabolical trio that threatens their lives, their love, and their kingdoms.

Enchanted. Enflamed. Entwined. Can their passion and power prevail?

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The Mating Bond

Their bodies sated—at least for now—they lay together, a tangle of limbs, reluctant to leave their enchanted realm. Tristan propped himself onto his elbow to unabashedly appreciate her nudity, worshipping her beauty with admiring eyes. He kissed her softly.

I love you, Issylte. With every breadth of my soul. With every beat of my heart. I am yours. Now, and forever.” His sea raven heart soared in the love light shining in her forest fairy eyes.

And I love you, Tristan. You are my warrior. My friend. My teacher. The only one who ever believed in me. Who promised to fight for me. Beside me.”

Rising onto her knees, she took both of his hands in hers and kissed them. Her eyes glistening, she whispered, “You gave me weapons. Trained me to fight. To defend myself. And that…” she choked, gazing up at him, “is not only the greatest gift I have ever received. It also saved my life.”

She kissed his hands again. “You are helping me to grow, Tristan. To believe in myself. To face the wicked queen who denies me my birthright. Who killed so many of those I loved. Whose evil threatens us all.” Lying down at his side, she laid her head over his pounding heart. He softly stroked her long blond hair. “You have made me strong, whole, and complete, Tristan. I am totally, utterly, undeniably yours. “

He held her for a few moments. His wild rose. Then, rising to his feet, Tristan took her hands, and pulled her close. He wrapped his arms around her waist, gazing intently into the deep green eyes of his Muse.

Toi et moi. So it shall be. You and I are entwined. Eternally.”

My Review:

The Lady of the Mirrored Lake is the second book in The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven series. The Lady of the Mirrored Lake was just as good as the first book The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven if not better. It started off with a blast and never let up. It kept me on the edge of my seat racing to the end. I didn’t want to miss a moment of Issylte and Tristan's journey. I was hooked from the first page.

The world-building was even better in The Lady of the Mirrored Lake than in The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven. I was so glad to read more about Issylte and Tristan. Their characters have come a long way in The Lady of the Mirrored Lake. Their relationship felt right and not rushed.

Issylte is still on the run from her evil stepmother. Issylte has to flee her home and try her best to stay one step ahead of her evil stepmother the Black Widow Queen. Issylte meets some new and very interesting characters in The Lady of the Mirrored Lake. She heals a wolf in the forest and meets a mermaid.

Will Tristan and Issylte beat the evil queen? Do they have what it takes to beat her? Is their relationship strong enough? Can they save their kingdom from this evil person once and for all?

I can’t wait to read more of their story in the third book in The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven series The Emerald Fairy and the Dragon Knight. Where will their journey take them next?

I would recommend The Lady of the Mirrored Lake to all fantasy fans! Grab your copy of The Lady of the Mirrored Lake today! Be sure and check out the first book The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Marcy Meyer said...

The cover looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Ivy Walker said...

Thank you so much for hosting me, and for this fantastic review of The Lady of the Mirrored Lake!!

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of The Lady of the Mirrored Lake, this book and series is a must read for me and I can't wait to see how it all turns out for Issylte and Tristan

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book and I really like the cover.

Rita Wray said...

I like the review.

Ally Swanson - FAB said...

Great post!! Sounds like an interesting read and a very intriguing book series!! Looking forward to checking these books out!!