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Uncharted Inheritance by Keely Brooke Keith **Author Interview, Review & Giveaway**

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Hey Everyone!

I would like to introduce you to Keely Brooke Keith, the author of the Uncharted series. The third book in this series was released today. Happy Launch Day Keely!


**Author Interview**

The final book in the Uncharted trilogy was released today. How long have you been working on this series?

Somewhere around 2005 I got the idea to write a series about a hidden land. I made a few notes, and put them aside. Then while researching my family history in 2008, I was fascinated by the stories of group migrations to the American West. I pulled out my writing notes and starting wondering what would happen if a group of families left the United States on a ship in 1860, got lost at sea, and ended up in my hidden land. In 2010 I started making up their history from settling the Land until modern times, and I didn’t allow them to progress technologically or have any contact with the rest of the world. As far as writing the book though, I got busy and once again put it away. Then in 2013 my husband up and challenged me to write the book. I accepted his challenge and looked over my notes. That’s when I decided to set the series a few years in the future, have the rest of the world embroiled in World War III, and drop a modern man into the Land to show the contrast. It only took me a few months to write each book, but I spent years developing the concept and storylines.
  

The Uncharted trilogy is a fascinating blend of historical romance and science fiction. What inspired you to blend these genres? 

I didn’t set out to write with certain genre guidelines in mind. I simply took the elements that I love about science fiction and historical and romance and told my story.


The covers are gorgeous! Who did your cover designs?

Thank you! Najla Qamber designs the covers for the Uncharted series. She is fabulous!


Are you working on anything else at the moment?

I just finished writing the story of the founders of the Land (working title: Aboard Providence). It’s more historical and less scifi because it’s set in 1860-1861. And while I have a file full of other series ideas, I don’t think we've heard the last from Connor Bradshaw and the Colburn family of Good Springs.


What do you do when you're not writing?

I’m a bass guitar player. I know a lot of writers dream of writing full time so they can quit a day job, but I enjoy both. I love being a musician and writer. The two professions seem to feed each other creatively for me.



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Uncharted Inheritance by Keely Brooke Keith

From the author of The Land Uncharted and Uncharted Redemption comes the third book in the Uncharted series, Uncharted Inheritance. Written like a historical, set like a scifi, and filled with romance, Uncharted Inheritance concludes this suspenseful story of life in a hidden land.

Bethany Colburn finally turns eighteen and Everett Foster is about to confess his love for her. When a new man arrives in the village of Good Springs, he brings charm Bethany has never encountered and illness the Land has never known. While the medicinal power of the gray leaf tree is put to the test and the Colburn family’s strength is stretched thin, Bethany must learn to protect her true inheritance. Uncharted Inheritance weaves heartbreak and hope while delivering long-awaited answers in this suspenseful story of life in a hidden land.




Hey! Here's my review.

This is book three in the Uncharted trilogy. This story focusses on the third Colburn child, Bethany. It is a coming of age story, written like a historical romance in a science fiction setting - which sounds a bit crazy, but Keely pulls it off amazingly.

The suspense from the first two books comes to a head. Justin, who we have had teasers from in the previous books epilogues, finally arrives on The Land. I always knew he would make it and had certain expectations of what I thought would happen when he got there. Once I started reading this book though, I also bonded with Everett. I kept flicking back and forth about who I wanted Bethany to choose. You will have to read it to find out! But I was very happy with how it all played out.

One concept that I enjoyed seeing explained was how a modern man saw the women of The Land as being controlled by the men and not being equal. The women of The Land didn't feel they were being controlled and felt equal to the men, but acknowledged their differences. A man protecting a woman was an act of love not of power.

I listened to the audiobook edition, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator of this book spoke clearly and at a good pace.
 

★★★★ 
I have also reviewed Book 1 - The Land Uncharted  and Book 2 Uncharted Redemption

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Giveaway

Click on the link below to enter the giveaway to win one ebook copy of all 3 books in the Uncharted series. 


Audiobook Sample