In the winter of 1943, Benjamin is just a grunt and Army cook-until he finds himself captured, along with his unit, taken prisoner by Mussolini’s troops after the Battle of Tunisia.
Transported to a POW camp in Italy, Benjamin is plagued with intense visions of the Norse Goddess Frigga and her retinue of Valkyries, berserkers, and other magical beings.
When he encounters a woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to the goddess, he wonders if he hasn’t been entangled in a battle between the natural and the supernatural-a battle for the present and the future.
Setting: World War 2, Italy.
Benjamin is 18 years old when he enlists in the Army.
Yes, there really are/were POW camps set up in Italy during the war.
For more on the Tunisian Campaign see this article.
And on the Fall of Naples see this article.
Emilie is 19 when the book begins.
Yes, although some people, like writer Mary Wollstonecraft (author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), stayed during the turmoil, many French men and women did escape Revolutionary Paris for other parts of the world.
When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.
Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.
Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?
“Changeling’s Crown by Juli D. Revezzo is a delightfully light fantasy romance filled with humor, an endearing heroine and a darkly fascinating hero….Fun, fast, filled with light humor, a taste of darkness and just the right touch of magic, kind of makes you forget that Ianthe DID have a job to do!”~ Di, Tome Tender
“The world [Juli D. Revezzo]’s built is engaging and imaginative. I would recommend for those who enjoy romantic tales with a touch of faery dust.” ~JR McDonald, Lovers of Paranormal Group, Good Reads.
“Awesome, fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of Ianthe and Briak’s story….This is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I highly recommend it to others who love this genre as I do.” ~Wanda, Lovers of Paranormal Group, Goodreads
“..original read … perfect for an afternoon by the pool.” Charli “Book lover from birth”
“Awesome, fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of Ianthe and Briak’s story….This is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I highly recommend it to others who love this genre as I do.” ~Wanda, Lovers of Paranormal Group, Goodreads/via Amazon. Read more here.
JR McDonald, From Lovers of Paranormal Group, via Amazon:
And Briak… Instead of a knight in shining armor, the author has given us a legitimately bad guy…. LOVED him.
Revezzo’s writing flows beautifully. The world she’s built is engaging and imaginative. I would recommend for those who enjoy romantic tales with a touch of faery dust.
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Changeling’s Crown available now at Amazon in ebook, Amazon–other worldwide venues, Barnes and Noble for Nook, and Createspace has the paperback. It’s also now on Smashwords, for those with Nooks, Ipads, and Kobos or whatever other ebook reader format you favor. 🙂
If you’d like to read the first couple chapters for free, you can do so at Wattpad.
About CHANGELING’S CROWN:
The book is much more lighthearted than my other (to date) published works and pays homage to (and makes fun of) faery godmothers, and what trouble they might get into in the course of their work. 🙂 (And yes, probably a wee bit to Once Upon a Time, and other such faery tale related movies and media too! ;)) A little bit more info:
Ianthe’s name is Greek for violet flower and also a Cretan woman who married a person spoken of in Ovid who was raised as something he wasn’t. It’s also the name of one of 3,000 Oceanids. 🙂 “Each a patroness of a particular spring, river, sea, lake, pond, pasture, flower or cloud” according to Wikipedia, while Hypericum is a small yellow flower Wikipedia calls “unusual”. So now you see how I named my heroine, my unusual girl who lived as someone she wasn’t supposed to be… I had fun writing the story in Changeling’s Crown, and I hope you have as much fun reading it!
And yep, we are touring again. 🙂
December 10: Mia Hoddel’s 12 days of Christmas. December 5: Spotlight on Welcome to the Limelight with Jessica Kong. You can see that here. November 5: Spotlight on
October Spooky Love at Coffee Thoughts, The Coffee Time Romance blog. A Bewitching Book Tour: August 1 Spotlight Fantasy Book Lane
Author Hot Seat with Jane Dougherty
Calisa Rhose’s Uncover Monday–July 8 Chrystalla Thoma’s blog–July 8th Victoria Adams’ pages of Romance–July 11 Clean Romance Reviews–July 14 July 2: Author J.J. Benedetto hosts me in an Author Spotlight, here. Christine’s Words–June 14th Cherry Mischievous–June 22 Friday Night Romance–June 27th