Hello and thank you for your interest in being a part of the virtual book tour for E.L. Lyons’ Dark Fantasy novel, Starlight Jewel! We’re so excited to hold a 3-day virtual tour, consisting of 3-6 stops, and would love for you to be a part of it.
For this tour, we’re looking for 3+ bloggers, bookstagrammers, TikTokers, or YouTubers to show some love for Starlight Jewel through reviews, guest features, spotlights, interviews with the author, or any other creative posts. The tour will run from August 3 – August 5 and hosts will be given complimentary eBooks, with limited physical copies available to hosts who request them (US Only). This tour is open internationally.
Please note that filling out the following form will not guarantee you a place on the tour schedule, as the spots are limited. However, we want you to know how much we appreciate your interest and hope you’ll consider joining us as we roll out the “read” carpet and celebrate amazing SFF.
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Starlight Jewel by E.L. Lyons
Published: September 13, 2022
Series: Gifts of the Auldtree Trilogy
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Self Published
Axly, the Starlight Company’s premier seductress-thief and assassin, will do whatever it takes to keep her human brother hidden. The secrets of his origin could tear their world apart, and keeping them has driven her to lies and murder. Her people, the sprygan-human hybrids that live under the city of Minalav, aren’t keen on allowing their most skilled asset to roam free. A job with a human offers a chance to get her brother out of danger, but it comes at a price. Divided loyalties, duty, romance, and the twisted hands of fate intertwine in this epic fantasy adventure.
Gifts of the Auldtree is a world of mythology, glamor, mud, blood, civilizations in conflict, and hints of distant powers. In the center of this is the mysterious Starlight Jewel of Minalav.
Run Forest, Run! • SapQuest • Forgot Your Ax
Shown on Page (things clearly told to the reader):
- Graphic violence
- Suicidal ideation
- Classism and ableism (this is woven throughout the book, the hybrid society is structured based off inherited genetic traits including appearances, linguistic capabilities, and abilities)
- Child abduction
- An unnamed guard dog is killed quickly
Alluded to (things only mentioned in passing or hinted at):
- Child abuse and neglect (some questionable practices regarding training children are alluded to in the structure of the hybrid society, and abuse/experimentation on a human child is mentioned in passing in reference to a human child)
- Not-so-graphic violence.
Note from the author:
There are certain elements of the book that are implied or mentioned in passing that some readers may find disturbing, including sprygans and humans mating, which renders human women catatonic due to the nature of sprygan minds. This is explained briefly but not graphically. Prostitution is also a thread in the book, but it’s also just alluded to and talked around.
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