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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.But why?Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, nWhen 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.But why?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?...

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Changeling's Crown Reviews

  • Dianne
    2018-11-12 23:43

    Juli D. Revezzo is Giving Away ONE eCopy!Click on Banner to EnterInternational where allowed!What do you think it would take to make Snow White upset? How about a botched gig as a faery godmother? Ianthe is beautiful, she is kind, warm and caring, but as a faery godmother? Let’s say she wasn’t Valedictorian of her class, not for lack of trying, but perhaps for trying too hard, who knows. Ianthe has one chance to earn her wand back and her assignment is near impossible, not to mention one sneaky little magic user is gunning for her, big time.Ianthe is told to cowgirl up and help a divorcing couple out. First stop, their riding facilities where she meets a handsome and charming mortal who makes her heart go giddyup. But is there more to this man than meets the eye? On the dark side of fairyland, a Dark King has made it his mission to capture the lovely Ianthe’s heart and hand, but she is a light faery and a battle is in the making as the two sides may clash in war. Briak is determined to make Ianthe see he is the one for her, but will his deceit ruin any chance between them? Is his royal highness’ timing a little off to be playing a mortal cowboy to lasso the faery of his dreams or does he know something Ianthe doesn’t that make them the perfect match? What side will she take in battle?Changeling’s Crown by Juli D. Revezzo is a delightfully light fantasy romance filled with humor, an endearing heroine and a darkly fascinating hero. Ianthe is bright, positive and has just enough attitude to believe she really is magical. Briak exposes both sides of his personality, the overbearing and dark ruler and the warm and charming cowboy. Which is the real Briak? Together, Ms. Revezzo has proven that there is no dark or light when talking about love and attraction, but there are boundaries never to cross, unless you find your true self in the arms of someone who sees you as perfect!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!I received this copy from Juli D. Revezzo in exchange for my honest review.Publication Date: June 5, 2014Publisher: Raven Queen PublicationsISBN: 149939019XGenre: N/A Romantic FantasyPrint Length: 160 pagesAmazon |  Barnes & NobleReviewed for: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  • Jessica Nicole
    2018-10-22 19:24

    Make sure you stick around after the review to see an interview with Juli D. Revezzo!I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It’s charming, romantic, funny, and a very easy read. I feel like the main thing I have to say about it, is that I wish there had been more.The story follows faery godmother in training Ianthe, who is on a seemingly indefinite probation for doing some un-faery godmother like things. Unbeknownst to Ianthe, the king of the dark faeries, Briak, has been in love with her for centuries. When Ianthe gets put on an assignment that he is attached to, the two become close, though she doesn’t know his true identity.I would have loved to see more world building. We got glimpses of Everland, the realm of the faeries, but there wasn’t much description. I would have loved to see more of it. It’s a very short read, so there weren’t really any subplots, and I feel like the author has lots of material here to add to the plot (especially with characters like Geldon, the troublemaking faery, and Mallory, one of the humans Ianthe is helping).The romance between Briak and Ianthe was sweet, though I felt it was a little rushed. This was another result of the short nature of the book. Especially once we hit the end, it was like, suddenly everything was happy and good, even though five seconds before it was all shot to hell. I think the author could have put at least an entire other book in between the last two chapter. I’d read it.I got super excited when the real faery stuff starting happening (The Wild Hunt, among other mildly surprising events) and then it was like, just kidding, the book’s totally over. Sad Face.It's not often my review is mainly "I just want more of this". Changeling’s Crown is a very fun, quick read, with a heavy emphasis on romance, with some entertaining faery magic thrown in. If you’re a romance fan, add it to your TBR pile. And now, I'm excited to share an interview I did with Juli D. Revezzo herself! Check it out: Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been writing?All my life, really. I started out with poetry and by the time I graduated junior college, I moved into writing long-form prose. How did you come up with the premise for Changeling’s Crown?I’ve always been a fantasy writer, but Changeling’s Crown actually started life as an attempt at Contemporary cowboy Romance. Halfway through the first draft the contemporary thing wasn’t working to keep my interest, and so I thought… “No, no. This needs to be a fantasy” and the what-if bug bit. And maybe I was watching a little too much Once Upon A Time, too, who knows? ;) Have you thought about expanding the story for Changeling’s Crown? Maybe giving Ianthe and Briak a steamy sequel?I have. Though, I think it would go further into the politics of their fairyland; not sure how much steam I’d put into the mix, though their relationship would definitely be a factor. I can see some of Briak’s minions being none-too-happy about his choice of fiancée. Are Ianthe and Briak purely from your own brilliant mind, or are they inspired by folklore or mythology?A little of both. If you look closely, you’ll see a hint of Norse mythology in the story. Obviously the faery godmother angle came from faery tales, but the idea to mix her with the dark faeries and the Wild Hunt and all that came from own imagination. I mean, we’re used to the faery godmothers being all happy and helpful and light. What if one wasn’t? I’m sure I’m not the first to think of that thread, but I’d never run across it before and thought why not give it a shot?  I also write a darker set of tales, in my Antique Magic series; that tied into Ianthe and Briak’s unusual natures, I am sure. So obviously, Changeling’s Crown is a faery story; what other genres do you enjoy writing?It’s a fantasy twisted/twisty faery tale, yes. I have always loved and written stories with a fantasy bent from high to urban. I’ve also tried my hand at Gothic and mysteries. I prefer writing stories with a speculative or fantasy quality, though. ;) Who are some authors or books that inspire you?Fantasy author Michael Moorcock is my absolute favorite author. I’ve worshipped loved his work all my life. I also enjoy lots of other things, from classics, to the works of Anne McCaffrey, Anne Rice, and writers like that to indie writers like fantasy author S.G. Rogers. The humor with which I tried to imbue Changeling’s Crown was a homage to her, to the works of Kathy Carmichael, and of Meg Cabot, who I also love. ☺ Any cool projects you’re working on right now? Maybe that Ianthe and Briak sequel? *wink wink*I’ve kicked the idea of a sequel around a bit, to be sure. Foremost at present, I have three books itching to go to my editor—four, really, as I’m about finished with the next book in my Antique Magic paranormal fantasy series. I hope to have that one out before the end of summer. *fingers crossed* What advice would you give to aspiring authors?Don’t fall for the idea that you only must read whatever’s popular this last five years. Read everything. Reading and not limiting myself to what I read is what got me writing.  Don’t say “I just like romance” and leave it at that. Mystery, classics, mythology, horror, fantasy, epic poetry, SF. Even non-fiction. Just read. Ignore the genres, and you find a truth: stories are stories and this nebulous thing called genre is just a marketing construct of the last 80 or so years. Readers of past generations never considered whether or not the nameless storytellers were telling them fantasies, or if Wells wrote SF or Mary Shelley wrote a horror novel or Dickens wrote slice of life. They just read and enjoyed the story.  It should be the same today but we get tied in knots over these marketing trends and how much do we fail to see that way? That’s the way to learn; to see what makes a story a story you must read as much as you can. Get a sense of story, then worry about the window dressings. Reading everything will give you a better grasp of the flow of stories than limiting yourself to one genre and it will keep your mind active, which is also good.Outside that, take a look at videos about writers on youtube or wherever you can find them. I find listening to writers speak of their craft, no matter if they’re writing novels or even scriptwriters talking about their movies, intriguing. It doesn’t matter if I’ve ever even read their books or seen their movies, I find them very educational. By that I don’t mean books about writing: the: “this is how you do this correctly” genre, but those that tell “this is how we did it. This is what our vision for our story is.” What are your favorite and least favorite parts of being an author?Favorite part is definitely creating the story, and of course, hearing that a reader loved it. Least favorite parts, edits! *LoL* Alright, now it’s time to get really serious: Are you team Jacob, or Team Edward? (If you haven’t read Twilight, answer this one -- If you could travel anywhere in the world --or any world-- where would you go and why?)I have read it, but I don’t have feelings for either, either way. Edward is a bit of a drip. His family, on the other hand, them, I like. So, can I jump ship and start Team Carlisle? I find Carlisle far more interesting than Edward and Jacob. I’m also quite fond of Alice. As for their vampire-ness, I’d much rather join Team Lestat. Now, he would blow them all away. Hehe ☺If I could travel anywhere? I’d love to go to Italy. I studied Renaissance Italy in college and I’d just love to see the Florentine works and buildings in real living color. I’d also like to visit the ancient monuments of Greece, Rome, and the British Isles. If I could time travel I’d go back to the Celtic era. Just to see what it was really like among the Celtic tribes and to get a peek at what we really don’t know about them, would be awesome. Thanks so much to Juli Revezzo for spending time with us here at Ramblings on Readings!See this review and others like it in a more awesome format at Ramblings On Readings

  • Lexie
    2018-11-13 00:30

    I was provided this book by LoP in exchange for an honest review.This was a cute story about faery godmothers, in particular on named Ianthe. She has good intentions; they just always seem to go amiss. She has one last chance to help a human couple before the Faery Godmother Board strips her of everything. Biak is the Dark Faery King who is captivated by Ianthe and wants her for his bride. However, he knows that she will be somewhat difficult to win over, since he his considered "dark." This sums up the entire plot-boy sees girl, boy likes girl, boy realizes girl is something special, and boy tries to catch girl. Cute story, I read it in about an hour and it won't take all of your brain power. POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT******I'm not sure if the author meant for Ianthe's heritage to be a secret or not, but anyone who has read books involving the fae will immediately know her heritage. It is right in the title*******END SPOILER ALERT. While this was a short book Revezzo did a good job with her characters. I wanted to smack Geldon, he was such a prig. I enjoyed the scene with Ianthe on the poor possessed horse-that was a tribute to Revezzo's imagination. I'm not sure why Ianthe's parents never shared her history with her, but I guess it was because she wanted to be a faery godmother. I'm really not sure what else to say about the book, because it was short and the plot basic.If you're looking for a cute book to read at the beach or something light then this is an excellent choice. I look forward to watching Revezzo as she continues to write.

  • Raina Collins
    2018-11-09 20:42

    Independent Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that RockI give it 4.5 fangs.Changeling’s Crown by Juli D. Revezzo is a stand-alone book. I would suggest this book for adults, but could be read by young adults.Isanthe is a fairy god-mother in training. Or is at least trying to be. It doesn’t seem she is very good at it. Her spells don’t always work and she sometimes has thoughts that just aren’t right for a fairy god-mother. Briak is the Dark Fairy King. He is everything you would expect from a dark fairy. But he loves Isanthe. He must convince her that she is not meant to be a fairy god-mother, but should be his queen.Without giving away any spoilers, if you like magic with romance, then you will like this book. I do hope Juli writes more books like this one.

  • Narges
    2018-10-24 22:38

    (I received this eBook in exchange for an honest review. LoP)At first I was a little confused when I read the prologue and the first chapter. It seemed as if the novel began from the middle of the plot and I didn’t get a chance to get to know the characters better. But the next chapters flow smoothly, and I enjoyed reading the novel to the end. Not a long novel though; I finished it in one day. I appreciate Ms. Revezzo's imaginative talent in creating this Fantasy Romance. I enjoyed the characters and their inner struggles and especially "Geldon" and his interference which keeps the plot lively. I really like the descriptions of horses and horse ranch too, that changes the atmosphere of the novel and detaches it from other fantasy novels. I’m very glad that I had the opportunity to read this novel.

  • Lori Palle
    2018-11-14 19:29

    “I’m apparently nothing but trouble.”—IantheIanthe is a fairy godmother in training. Well, kinda. After the Snow White fiasco, she’s been waiting for her chance to get out of the penalty box and back in the game! Unfortunately, her latest assignment isn’t cooperating, and there’s a sexy human that she can’t help but feel drawn to. Humans are off limits though—so it’s a good thing Briak isn’t really a human. He’s the ruler of the dark faeries, and he’s ready for his happily every after—with her…“Did I mention I love troublemakers?”—BriakThis was a cute love story for fairy tale fans. It reads like a fairy tale so that you’re in the world with not much description for the magical elements, you have some higher level lessons to learn (balance between “good” and “bad”), and it’s a fast read with insta-love, fairy godmothers, and a bit of happily ever after thrown in.Since it felt like we’re tossed into this new world in the deep end with no floatation devices, I was confused through most of the story, trying to figure out the magical rules and mythology as well as the relationships between the characters. By the end, everything is explained, and it made sense since the mystery and all major questions were answered—but I was still left puzzled about some aspects.Ianthe is a bit on the clueless side, but you can’t help but root for her as she tries so hard to be good at something that’s she’s pretty bad at. Training to be a fairy godmother for her is like having a clumsy person with no coordination skills trying to train for the Olympics. But bless her little faery heart, because she’s trying! I didn’t end up loving Briak as much as I usually do with anti-hero romances, but it was entertaining seeing two sides of him as he tried to get the girl while causing mischief and mayhem.In addition to the low-heat romance, there’s also some higher level musings on the role of good and bad in the world. Sure, Briak isn’t apologetic about his dark role, and that’s actually one of the things I liked about his character. He’s accepts who he is as well as Ianthe. As someone who isn’t very good in her career, she needs all the support and help she can get! As he notes, you can’t enjoy happiness and joy unless you’ve also experienced sadness, so he and his people play an important role in maintaining a balance. And with that reasoning, who could deny the guy his happily ever after?!Overall, this is a cute read with some funny, romantic, dark, and thoughtful moments and a 3 out of 5 for me!(Originally posted on my blog; I received a review copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)

  • Krys
    2018-11-08 17:46

    I recieved this book in exchange for an HONEST REVIEW/ lovers of PARANORMAL! The reason I wanted this book was because of the wittyness of the overview. It also seemed original and upbeat and immediately caught my interest. As I read, I realized the concept was very creative and nothing like anything I've read before (or so I recall). This was definitely a fun and exciting read. However, after the prologue, I wished that I didn't pick this up at all! I know, I know I'm contradicting myself but my feelings for the book was all over the place. No matter how great the storyline, the writing style was just too irritating to fully appreciate the story. The author constantly switched character point of views in the back and fourth way that dialogue is done. This was confusing and annoying. Another thing was the disjointed way the author told the story. Characters were mentioned randomly with no explanation as to why, neither did it highlight any significance of their presence to the story. The story itself was great but the telling of it was underdeveloped (does that make sense?). The disjointed, incomplete and rushed feeling I got while reading left me frustrated. I was constantly reading and rereading previous paragraphs to ensure I didn't miss anything because the story jumped so much! I also had a few issues with imagery which stems from the feelings of incompleteness I mentioned a few sentences ago. I was sure I was suffering from cataracts in my mind's eye! The picture was always fuzzy and it took me longer than it should to realize where I was. Because of this, I was unable to connect with the emotions the author tried to hook me up with. So as you see, it wasn't the story that was my problem, it's the way it was told. I would definitely recommend this read but with a warning! :)

  • The book Recluse
    2018-10-21 18:51

    Rating - ***1/2 (3 1/2 stars)I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I was eager to read Changeling's Crown because I was drawn to the unique plot. Paranormal romance is so full of werwolves and vampires that having the main character be a fairy godmother seemed ingenious. The world continues to be unique with the main characters going between the land of the fairies and the human realm.The writing of Changeling's Crown is great. The words flowed together well. They were not awkward in construction. I did not notice one awkward comma or even misspelled word - but I will admit that is not my major strength.The characters are good. They could have used some build up and a bit more backstory earlier in the book to make them seem a bit more real. In truth it was the last few chapters where I really formed an emotional connection with them.There is an adage in writing to show do not tell. Yet, I think this book could have benefited from a little more telling. The world is so different from what is in the mainstream market that a few sentences, or even paragraphs of backstory of the society and the main character earlier in the novel would have stopped me from having to always feel like I was having to play catch up and could really focus on the characters.Overal, I really enjoyed the book. It is a fun light read that is different then most everything you will pick up.

  • Jolene
    2018-10-27 17:41

    I get so excited when Revezzo releases a new title, and Changeling's Crown did not disappoint! I'm still on the fence when it comes to the "New Adult" genre tag, but since I'm really all about the story, being on that fence doesn't mean I won't buy a story that sounds intriguing, especially when it's by an author I've been following for some time.Changeling's Crown is the story of Briak and Ianthe -- a fey lord who knows exactly what he wants, and a faery godmother who can't seem to do anything right, no matter how much she tries. When their paths cross -- that is, when Briak makes sure their paths cross, everything Ianthe knows about herself is called into question. Does she dare to follow where her heart is leading her, or will she held back by what her society tells her she ought to be?On the surface, this is a fun, attractive, sometimes light-hearted novella: the ups and downs Ianthe is struggling through are a comedy of errors, the sort of 'so bad it's either laugh or cry' days that I know we can all relate to. Threaded throughout, however, is a more serious, darker tale of lies, deceit, and the knots that we often tie ourselves in trying to please others, ignoring all the while what our hearts are telling us about ourselves. It doesn't hurt at all that the chemistry between Ianthe and Briak is steamy . . .

  • Jennifer McDonald
    2018-10-27 20:35

    When I first saw Changeling’s Crown, it looked like a light, fun Romance, and I’m glad to say it didn’t disappoint. Ianthe is a disgraced Faery Godmother trying to reclaim her wand while Briak is the Dark Faery King who’s in love with her. Together they make an endlessly enjoyable pair to read about. Ianthe is an extremely likeable protagonist. She’s not perfect, makes mistakes, and I caught myself laughing out loud at her blunders a number of times. And Briak… Instead of a knight in shining armor, the author has given us a legitimately bad guy. He hates the good fae, enjoys destruction and the occasional murder. 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. I received this book in exchange for an honest review in the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on Goodreads.

  • Katie W
    2018-10-21 16:50

    It took me a few chapters to feel the groove of the story. Ianthe is a bumbling faery godmother and seems to botch up almost all of her assignments. She's given a chance to try and fix things with a new assignment among humans, but finds herself stumbling just as much as ever--and all because of a human crush. Little does she know, Briak isn't at all who he seems to be. He has secrets of his own.I liked Ianthe. She's not perfect, as you would assume a faery godmother would be, and she comes off across as being quite naive. Briak is quite the typical bad boy--good looking, yet bad to the bone. I enjoyed seeing each of their determination to fulfill their own desires.Content: language: moderate curse words (what do you expect of a bad boy?)violence: there was some fighting, including a non-graphic beheadingromance: kissing, talk of making love, and one detailed paragraph of inappropriate touching that I skimmed over*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

  • Nyghtengale
    2018-10-25 21:45

    I received this story in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal or LOP)This was a very endearing story, but I might be a bit bias. Nothing I love more then a Bad boy on a mission. lolI really like the world setting in the story, my only wish is at some point I would have loved to learn more about Ianthe past. She seemed to accept what she was so easily, I would not have been so accepting. Then again if I had a Dark Fae king after me maybe I would.To those familiar with Fae lore- there are no surprises with this book, but don't let that discourage you this was a very nice story. I wish it had been fleshed out a little more, but I still really enjoyed myself.

  • Charli ღ Denae
    2018-11-02 23:45

    While I did enjoy this story, I have to admit that I was a bit confused in the beginning. As the story continues, things are cleared up a bit but I did still have a few questions. The idea behind this book is really originally and unique, though, and I would love to see it expanded. That said, there was a lot of cute, quirky moments that made me smile, and Ianthe's attempts at being a good fairy godmother, are pretty endearing. With a happy, and satisfying ending, this short, original read is perfect for an afternoon by the pool. I was provided with this book through the Lovers of Paranormal Goodreads group, in exchange for an honest review.

  • wanda flanagan
    2018-11-10 17:41

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review from the Author and Goodreads Lop.Awesome ,fantastic I enjoyed every minute of Ianthe and Briak's story .Well written characters and a story line that flowed along perfectly with no lagging made this a book I could not put down.My only complaint is that it ended lol. I want more of the characters that inhabited this book and hope that the author will write more of this world.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.

  • Juli
    2018-11-10 23:47

    Quirky, light paranormal romance.