The Siren Song: The Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway of Of Ink and Sea


About the Book

Book:  Of Ink and Sea

Author: Clarissa Kae

Genre: Romance with historical and paranormal elements

The Bristol Sea divides Cornwall and Wales—and sings an enticing tale to Sienna Rothesay, an English born, American raised photographer.  Since childhood, she’s fought the temptation to listen to its siren song.
When Ioan Waif, an enigmatic neighbor from her Welsh days calls her home to care for her ailing grandfather, Sienna is faced with an old myth that hints at a nefarious secret, linking her ancestors with Ioan’s.
To uncover the truth, she must walk the blurry path between legend and reality but with more questions than answers, she fears giving into her heart will cost Sienna her head.
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Book Review

I was so excited to read this book-I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s a split-time novel with fantasy elements such as myths and curses and it takes place in England. Not to mention, it involves an intriguing and mysterious man.

I did thoroughly enjoy the plotline. While Sienna wasn’t my favorite character-a bit too headstrong for me-I did love the characters of Ioan and William. Ioan was a mysterious character that seemed to be hiding some secrets from Sienna. Secrets that involved how and why he and Sienna were connected, and why Sienna could hear whispers from the sea.

William was a fun character. I don’t understand why Sienna gave him such a hard time. Yes, he was flirtatious but he also seemed like he would be a loyal friend. And deep down, he seemed to have a caring heart.

I liked the fact that this book was split-time. The more I read this genre, the more I find myself enjoying it. And this novel was no exception. However, I was less fond of the plotline that took place in the past in Of Ink and Sea than of the plotline in the present (even though they were intertwined). I think that’s because I liked the characters of Kenan and Jowan less. That being said, I loved Elyna and wish I could have gotten to know her more. 

Overall, if you are someone who likes fantasy and England I would recommend this book.

I had received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.

About the Author

Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.

Since her first novel, she’s explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.
Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.
She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.

More from Clarissa

I was supposed to go to Wales for my 40th birthday which is this month January 2021. But COVID happened. Instead, I delved into Wales for a setting and never looked back.

Blog Stops

Rebecca Tews, January 18

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 18

Texas Book-aholic, January 19

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 20

Inklings and notions, January 21

Wishful Endings, January 21

For Him and My Family, January 22

deb’s Book Review, January 23

Blogging With Carol, January 23

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 25

Heidi and Books, January 25

Artistic Nobody, January 26 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Connie’s History Classroom, January 27

Holly Jo Morris, January 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 28

The Write Escape, January 29

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 29

Godly Book Reviews, January 30

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 31

Mia Reads, January 31


To celebrate her tour, Clarissa is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon, $50 Barnes And Noble and $50 Target!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. The cover looks very pretty

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book.

  3. This sounds like a great book.

  4. I love split-time! This one sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Good morning! Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

  6. I need to take a trip in the pages of a book.

  7. This book sounds great. Since I have been home so much in the past year I read more and more and love learning about books that peak my interest.

  8. Sounds like a great read!

  9. Looking forward to reading this

  10. Thanks for the review. The split time in England sounds great!

  11. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for recommending!

  12. looks like a wonderful read!

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