Wednesday, August 24, 2016


by Liz Keel
From Goddess Fish Promotions a new tour
with YA Fantasy Author
Liz Keel, and Enlightenment.

Liz will be awarding 2 randomly drawn 
commenters each a $10 Amazon or 
Barnes and Noble GC via rafflecopter during the tour.
So make sure to leave your comments and follow
along with the rest of the tour...and thx for stopping by
Thornton Berry Shire Press.

GENRE: Fantasy/YA
After losing everything, all seventeen-year-old Thea wanted was to be a normal teenager. Instead, she was attacked by a mysterious creature she thought only existed in fairy tales. Now thrown into the unknown realm of Faey, Thea is forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy, in a world ruled by a dark elite and a society wracked by intolerance and prejudice. With the support of her new friends and a mysterious dark haired, blue-eyed guardian watching her every move, Thea will discover that when it comes to Faey, nothing is what it seems. Will her courage and desire to save this new world from darkness be enough? Or will Thea be the next victim to fall to the dark whispers of fate..

I awoke to an incessant bleeping and hushed whispers of ‘So 
young’ and ‘Such a shame’ and it was at that point I knew both 
of my parents were dead. Upon opening my eyes, a numb feeling 
began to take over as I realised I was in the local hospital with 
doctors giving me sympathetic looks and calling me sweetie 
whilst a nurse asked me who they should contact. That was an 
easy answer: no one. My parents had both been only children 
and their parents, my grandparents, had died when they were 

There was no one else.

A couple of hours later Eli turned up with his family. Who’s 
Eli? Explaining him isn’t exactly one of the easiest things to 
do, as our relationship was complicated to say the least. 
Foremost, he’s my best friend, even with his over-protective 
nature, which I think stems from his need to look out for me, 
kind of like how I imagined a brother would for a sister. This 
would make sense as I’ve always been really close to his family, 
who seem to have been in my life for forever. Yes, it was helped 
by the fact they lived in the same neighbourhood as us and that 
he went to the same high school as me; but more than that Eli 
seems to have been there at all my major life events. From losing 
my first tooth, to falling off my bike and then taking me for walks 
in the forest when I needed the company, he’s always been there, 
someone I could rely on.  And again on this eventful day, he 
turned up knowing exactly what I needed: for someone not to say 
anything, but instead just to sit with me. He completely ignored 
his mother’s sobs as he only had eyes for me, walking quickly 
over to my bed and wrapping his arms around me. He pulled me 
onto his lap and once again I seemed to fit perfectly as he 
cocooned me, wrapping his arms around my back, his warmth 
spreading through me like a drug. We were both seniors but he 
looked older, probably due to the growth spurt he had had over 
the summer. At six foot one he was a whole seven inches taller 
than me and had these tanned muscular arms that were freakishly 
strong, probably due to his part-time job as a labourer on the local 
farm. His dark blond hair spent most of the time being brushed 
back from his forehead, as it always fell into his eyes, but it 
always really suited him that way. One of the things I loved most 
about him were his eyes, which sparkled different shades of 
emerald green and I swear just looking at them let me know how 
he was feeling. On that day they had been a dull green.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I live in Surrey, England, a short walk from the beautiful Windsor Park, with my husband Richard and our two gorgeous children Noah and Olivia. For me, writing is nothing short of an addiction and I often find myself sneaking out to my writing shed for just a few minutes, which can often turn into hours of pure, unadulterated bliss catching up with my characters and continuing their story. In-between writing, I teach in a primary school where there’s never a dull moment! I will also often be found Kindle in hand, reading a wide variety of genres but with YA fantasy and paranormal romance at the forefront of my reading list. Although I’m currently writing the second book in the Driel trilogy, other characters involving all things fantasy, paranormal and YA romance are jockeying for position, wanting me to write their story next, so watch this space! It is such a privilege to share my stories with you the reader. Thank you enough for taking the time to find out more about me. 
To find out more about Liz, visit her website:

Enlightenment will be $0.99 during the tour.
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  1. Hi June, thank you for hosting the Enlightenment tour on your blog!
    If anyone has any questions about the book or me as an author, I'd love to hear from you.
    Liz Keel

    1. will keep you in the loop...good luck on the tour!

  2. Congrats on the blog tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  4. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. Sounds like a great read!