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Tuesday 9 August 2016

☀♫ Enlightenment: The Driel Trilogy [1] - Liz Keel

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Enlightenment, a Young Adult Fantasy by (, Fire Quill Publishing, 190 pages).

This is the first book in The Driel Trilogy series.

Don't miss our interview with author Liz Keel, on 20 September 2016.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Liz Keel will be awarding two $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
The publishers are also be offering the following prizes up for grabs: a Kindle, five digital copies of Enlightenment, one paperback copy of Enlightenment.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Playlist | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaways & Tour Stops


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...

Teaser: Excerpt

The Ambush

The shaking wouldn’t stop and my whole body seemed to react to what I had re-lived…again. This time the man started walking towards me whilst I was trapped in the car, angrily shouting a message he was adamant I was going to hear. I did.
      I knew I must have woken someone up this time as my screams continued to ring out much longer than normal. Eli was the first in and padded softly over to my bed, a sympathetic look on his face. Just as he sat down, his mom popped her head around the door. “All okay?” she asked.
      I nodded in answer. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to wake you… I just….” I stopped, shrugging helplessly, feeling embarrassed.
      “It’s okay, just let me know if you need anything,” she said, sharing a look with Eli as she left.
      “So the same again?” he asked.
      “Yes, but there’s more,” I whispered apprehensively as I crawled into his lap.Hoping he wouldn’t think I was crazy, I told him about the man in the dream. I waited as he sat there thoughtfully rubbing the morning stubble that had appeared on his chin.
      “Tell me again what he said.”
      “That I had ruined everything and I was still going to die,” I said, my breath coming out in short gasps. I jumped up and began pacing around the room. “It seemed so real and I can’t shake this feeling that I know him from somewhere, or that I’ve met him before.”
      As I stared distractedly out of the window into the pitch black night, I felt Eli’s arms come around me in a warm embrace. My shoulders sagged. His touch had the calming effect I needed and I let him lead me back to bed. Once again I snuggled into him and began to breathe more normally.
      “Thea, it’s going to be okay, I know it may not seem it, but it will. I’m here for you, I….” And then he stopped. I felt like I knew what he was going to say and didn’t know if I could handle that right now, so I turned and gave him a weak smile, quickly thanking him before he could finish his sentence.
      “It’s the first day of school tomorrow so we better get some sleep,” Eli replied, returning my smile. “Good night,” he said, kissing my forehead before he left.

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About the Author

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.

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Giveaways and Tour Stops

Enter to win one of two $10 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Enter to win one of the following prices offered by the publisher: a Kindle, one of five digital copies of Enlightenment, a paperback copy of Enlightenment.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Enlightenment's tour at:

Sept 1 Read Between the Lines
Sept 2 Fabulous and Fun
Sept 3 Ramblings of a Book Nerd
Sept 5 The Book Quarry
Sept 6 The Cubicle Escapee
Sept 7 My World
Sept 10 Harlie's Books
Sept 13 Literary Musings
Sept 16 Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Sept 19 Illustrating Words
Sept 20 BooksChatter
Sept 23 Dowie's Place
Sept 29 Between the Pages
Sept 30 Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf

Follow Enlightenment's tour at:

August 8: Rogue's Angels
August 9: BooksChatter
August 10: Fabulous and Brunette
August 11: Kit 'N Kabookle
August 12: Books in the Hall
August 15: EskieMama Reads
August 16: Book Junkies Book Blog
August 17: Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
August 18: The Book Return
August 19: Cafinated Reads
August 22: More Books Than Livros
August 23: Queen of All She Reads
August 24: Our Families Adventure
August 25: Thornton Berry Shire Press
August 26: Two Ends of the Pen
August 29: Long and Short Reviews YA
August 30: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
August 31: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
September 1: Book Lover Promo
September 2: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Hi BooksChatter, thank you for being part of the Enlightenment tour!
If anyone has any questions about the book or me as an author, I'd love to hear from you.
Liz Keel

James Robert said...

Sounds like one interesting book, the kind one may not want to put down.

Unknown said...

Hi James, I like to think it is! ;) Hopefully you'll take a chance on it.

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Thanks Lisa and good luck!

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great post, I loved the playlist - there were some awesome songs up there :)

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Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the excerpt.

Unknown said...

Hi Victoria,
I'm really pleased you like the playlist, music is so influential when writing. Thank you for signing up! 😊

Unknown said...

Glad you liked it Becky!

James Robert said...

Happy Hump Day! Time is flying by but wanting to say thank you for the giveaway

Unknown said...

Happy hump day to you too James! :)

James Robert said...

Good Morning! I am back to say thank you once again for the chance to win.

James Robert said...

It's that day so many of us look forward to...Friday! Have a good one and thank you for the chance at winning

James Robert said...

I will be working all weekend but wishing you all a terrific one. Thanks once again for the great giveaway

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for all the work you put into bringing us such great giveaways. Have an awesome Sunday and Thank You!

Victoria Alexander said...

Music is vital to life!! lol.. so a good playlist can make me feel good about a book before I read it :)