New Fiction Book Follows the Surreal and Engaging Life of Elizabeth Charles

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A young woman is forced to believe in the existence of alternate worlds and beings in BL Illy’s new Xlibris release

From self-published author BL Illy comes a novel that will take readers into the surreal world of a young woman. Released through Xlibris, The Elizabeth Charles Chronicles: Like Oil on Water tells an unbelievable story that will make readers question everything that is real.

Elizabeth Charles was a fairly popular high school student who led an ordinary life. That is, until she met the mysterious Patrick Dalton. He was a senior with striking good looks and a standoffish personality, and he was Elizabeth’s new algebra tutor. Their first tutorial session is best described as awkward, but soon, tragic events will make this meeting seem unimportant in Elizabeth’s life. A few days after, her father is found dead, leaving Elizabeth, her mother, and her sister dumbfounded and shocked. Time went by, and the reason for her father’s death remains to be unknown—until three years later, when a new world is introduced to her.

From the normal student who fumbled over her college education, the now nineteen-year-old Elizabeth is struggling to make ends meet while working as a waitress. A seemingly innocent accident in the restaurant lands her in a hospital, where a neighbor’s disturbing appearance will lead her to unravel the secrets of her father’s death. It seems that her father’s death was not caused by something in this world after all—and Patrick Dalton has vowed to protect her from the beings who did it. But just who is Patrick Dalton, and why are these creatures after her?

Illy invites readers to join Elizabeth as she struggles to accept the impossible as real in this book. Surreal and filled with mystery, The Elizabeth Charles Chronicles will provoke readers to question the existence of other dimensions and beings as well. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

The Elizabeth Charles Chronicles* by BL Illy
Like Oil on Water
Publication Date: July 9, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 220 pages; 978-1-4535-2534-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 220 pages; 978-1-4535-2535-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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