NEW RELEASE! The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons

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Today we are celebrating the release of THE LOST CODEX by Heather Lyons. This is the 4th, and final, book in The Collectors’ Society series. Be sure to check out the buy links below for it and the previous books in the series.

 

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THE LOST CODEX by Heather Lyons

(The Collectors’ Society, #4)

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Synopsis:

Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.

An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.

Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.

Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.

For what is written can still be erased.

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Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – The Forgotten Mountain by Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels — one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heartwrenching, romance. And this book is absolutely no different! The Collectors’ Society’s adventures continue in ways you would have never imagined with The Forgotten Mountain! Join them as you step into this adult fairytale with some of your favorite characters.

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Heather worked with Victoria Faye from Whit and Ware for the design of this fabulous cover!

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About THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN

After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.

Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.

Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.

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Whitney’s Six Star Review

As one of my most anticipated reads for 2015, The Forgotten Mountain (TFM) had a lot of live up.  After all, the first two books in The Collector’s Society series are two of my all time favorites.

Luckily, Heather takes us on another emotional and suspense filled roller coaster ride!  I actually had to set my Kindle down a few times and wring my hands with worry over what would happen next.  Reading this book in one sitting was the only option for me.

There were just too many questions… Who is the piper?  Why are Finn’s eyes black?  Is Sara a spy?  If you’ve read the series to this point, I’m sure you were wondering some of these things as well.  TFM answers many questions but also opens the door to several more as is Heather’s style in this fantastic series.

Alice continues to kick major ass, Finn in just… perfect, and we meet several more fun characters as well.  And who knew a spider would wind up being one of my favorite characters in this series?  I’m not going to rehash the plot or give spoilers but please know there will be one more book in this series.  I am hoping and praying it may be out by the end of the year but I do not know.

What I do know is this:  Heather Lyons can do no wrong.  Her stories make you think, her characters make you fall in love (or hate!).  She will make you laugh, cry, shake your fist and sigh.  I truly can’t think of another author whose books I enjoy more than hers.  So here’s to hoping her brain works fast on the conclusion to this amazing series.

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Don’t miss the first books in this The Collectors’ Society Series!

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY

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THE HIDDEN MOUNTAIN

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Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

 

 

 

 

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COVER REVEAL – The Forgotten Mountain by Heather Lyons

We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Heather Lyons’ THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN! THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN is an Adult Fantasy and the third book in Heather’s The Collector’s Society Series!

 

Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels — one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heartwrenching, romance. And this book is absolutely no different! The Collectors’ Society’s adventures continue in ways you would have never imagined on June 25th! Join them as you step into this adult fairytale with some of your favorite characters.

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Heather worked with Victoria Faye from Whit and Ware for the design of this fabulous cover!

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About THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN:

After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.

Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.

Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.

Don’t miss the first books in this The Collectors’ Society Series!

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY

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THE HIDDEN MOUNTAIN

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Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

 

 

 

 

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, AND GIVEAWAY – The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

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Thank you for joining us to learn all about my favorite read so far in 2015!  I adored The Collector’s Society and now Heather Lyons has given us an even better book with The Hidden Library.  Part adult fairy tale, part suspense, and part contemporary romance; this series has sucked me in!  — Whitney

ABOUT THE HIDDEN LIBRARY

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . . Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.
On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.
Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

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Don’t miss the first book in this series, THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!

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Excerpt from The Hidden Library

“Was there any difficulty in obtaining 1847BRO-WH’s catalyst?”

I’m annoyed she asks such a thing, when I’m confident she already knows the answer. “Outside of the labor, none at all.”

She finally turns around and offers me a wide smile. She is truly beautiful, with thick dark hair and bright eyes more shrewd than kind. “Why, Alice. You and I both know you are no stranger to getting your hands dirty.”

“Contrary to what your crystal ball must tell you, until last night, I had never robbed a grave before.”

Her laugh fills the small room. “Could you relate to Cathy, though?”

It’s a challenge to hold back my irritation. “Dead and possibly a specter?”

“Torn between two loves.”

Honestly, the gall of this woman. I drop the handkerchief-wrapped locket in her outstretched palm, refusing to rise to her bait.

The Librarian unwraps the catalyst and pulls it up by its chain. The small locket is dirty, yet manages to glint in the bright light anyway. “Catalysts are always symbolic,” she muses. “This, for example, represents the enduring struggle between two lovers its owner was torn between during both life and death.” She picks up a small cloth conveniently sitting on her desk and begins to polish the stolen jewelry. “Did you see her ghost, perhaps?”

My answer is clipped. “No.”

“Some people believe that beloved objects such as this can be haunted by their owners.” She flashes me an indulgent smile. “Do you think that possible?”

“If it is,” I say tightly, “Mrs. Linton will be haunting you down here in the Museum.”

Another laugh. “She would have much company then.”

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Whitney’s Six Star Review

**Please note if you have not read The Collector’s Society, this review will contain minor spoilers. The series must be read in order.**

Heather Lyons has done it again. The Hidden Library is a heart pounding, gut wrenching, beautifully unique story. The Collector’s Society (TCS) series is quickly becoming my favorite.

Heather has such a way with words. She can make me laugh with her subtle humor and two pages later leave me crying from heartbreak. The same amazing cast of characters from TCS are back. Alice continues to kick as*, Finn continues to be sexy and supportive, The White King continues to break my heart and make me swoon.

THL is a dual POV story with Finn and Alice. Though TCS was firmly Alice’s story, THL focuses much more on Finn’s background and their relationship as a whole. TCS is still on the hunt for Todd and his band of villains so they can save Timelines from being destroyed.

A quick trip to Wonderland as well as several other Timelines will keep you on your toes! This is definitely a page turner. The action scenes are well thought out and I loved to see Alice and Finn working side by side.

I won’t give away any plot details but as the story goes on, we learn that the cast of Villains is much more complicated that TCS ever thought. Finn struggles a lot with his past and even manages to get himself into some trouble. Alice comes face to face with one of her enemies but has the support of both men that love her.

In true Heather Lyons fashion, when I finished this book my eyes were red and puffy from crying and I loved every single minute of it. Her writing is flawless and the character development exceptional. I have no clue where she comes up with her unique story ideas but I’m so grateful she does.

Now I will be anxiously awaiting book three. This series keeps getting better and is a must read. A rare 6 star rating from this picky reader!

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About Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

Links:

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Release Blitz, Giveaway and Review-The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

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ABOUT THE HIDDEN LIBRARY

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . . Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.
On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.
Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

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Don’t miss the first book in this series, THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!

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Excerpt

We are about to open the conference room door and enter the hallway when he stops. He turns to me, his lovely eyes achingly sincere. “I want to take you on a date when all of this craziness is over. A real one. We’ve kind of gone about this all backwards, haven’t we?”

One corner of my mouth lifts up. “Are you saying you’d like to court me?”

There is no playfulness to his face, no quirk to his own lips. My heart flutters at his seriousness. “Yes.”

He wants to court me.

Too many emotions rush around in a caucus race throughout my body. I have no doubts of Huckleberry Finn Van Brunt’s feelings toward me. I understood them two minutes ago just as well as I did this morning when I woke up and from the night before and from the day in Wonderland where he said, in not so many words, that he was falling in love with me.

I told him he was my north star, and meant it. He countered we are binaries.

He and I . . . We’ve never said those words, though, not the ones that truly spell out fragile, deep secrets of a heart and soul. Words so easily and yet unfortunately uttered by many, be it to express their appreciation of fried bits of potatoes to sports teams on the television. Words offered so frivolously about a variety of subjects and yet can be the most difficult, most painful, most meaningful, most cherished syllables we gift another person.

I have said these words before, to another man. Another man I still love. One I know, in the deepest confines of my heart, that I will love until the last breath escapes my body. A man who courted me in secret and then publicly in the face of astonishment, disapproval, confusion, and, in the end, prophesies.

I have willingly given the man in front of me my heart, though, whether he knows it or not. He now holds it in his hands, and while I pray he is my future, there is still a part of me that bucks in conflicted confusion and delight by this declaration of his.

He wants to court me.

And yet, as sweet and romantic as such a gesture might be, I require no such formalities. My affections for Finn Van Brunt have already solidified into something real and wonderful and meaningful.

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Whitney’s Six Star Review

**Please note if you have not read The Collector’s Society, this review will contain minor spoilers. The series must be read in order.**

Heather Lyons has done it again. The Hidden Library is a heart pounding, gut wrenching, beautifully unique story. The Collector’s Society (TCS) series is quickly becoming my favorite.

Heather has such a way with words. She can make me laugh with her subtle humor and two pages later leave me crying from heartbreak. The same amazing cast of characters from TCS are back. Alice continues to kick ass, Finn continues to be sexy and supportive, The White King continues to break my heart and make me swoon.

THL is a dual POV story with Finn and Alice. Though TCS was firmly Alice’s story, THL focuses much more on Finn’s background and their relationship as a whole. TCS is still on the hunt for Todd and his band of villains so they can save Timelines from being destroyed.

A quick trip to Wonderland as well as several other Timelines will keep you on your toes! This is definitely a page turner. The action scenes are well thought out and I loved to see Alice and Finn working side by side.

I won’t give away any plot details but as the story goes on, we learn that the cast of Villains is much more complicated that TCS ever thought. Finn struggles a lot with his past and even manages to get himself into some trouble. Alice comes face to face with one of her enemies but has the support of both men that love her.

In true Heather Lyons fashion, when I finished this book my eyes were red and puffy from crying and I loved every single minute of it. Her writing is flawless and the character development exceptional. I have no clue where she comes up with her unique story ideas but I’m so grateful she does.

Now I will be anxiously awaiting book three. This series keeps getting better and is a must read. A rare 6 star rating from this picky reader!

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About Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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COVER REVEAL – The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels — one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heartwrenching, romance. And this book is absolutely no different! The Collectors’ Society’s adventures continue in ways you would have never imagined on February 26th! Join them as you step into this adult fairytale with some of your favorite characters.

We’re overjoyed that you are taking part in the reveal for this fantastic book! Heather worked with Victoria Faye from Whit and Ware for the design of this fabulous cover and we are so delighted to share it with you and your readers.

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ABOUT THE HIDDEN LIBRARY:

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Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . . Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.
On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the farther they spiral down this rabbit hole, the deeper they fall into secrets that will test their loyalties and pit them against enemies both new and old.
Secrets, they come to find, can reveal the deadliest of truths.

Don’t miss the first book in this series, THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!

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About Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—she’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

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CHARACTER TOUR AND GIVEAWAY – “The Librarian” from The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons

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We are so happy to be included on the character tour for Heather Lyons’ amazing book, The Collector’s Society.  This novel is a great mix of genres including adult fairy tale, mystery and contemporary romance.  Check out Whitney’s spoiler free six star review HERE. 

THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis:

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

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Meet The Librarian

The Librarian

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Alias: The Librarian

Age: [CLASSIFIED]

Eye color: Blue

Hair color: Black

Height: 4’ 11”

Timeline: [CLASSIFIED]

Song: Lost Things by A Fine Frenzy

Quotes:

  • She gently shakes her head. “No, Alice. It has always been your intent to be more than. That is why you are here, with fellow members and their intentions, and it is those which bind us together.”
  • There’s that smile of hers again, the one that is off-putting. “No creature is completely selfless. Not even those whose hearts are more gold than tin.”

 

Excerpt:

“I’ve asked for you to join me this morning so we can have a chat.” She slowly sips her coffee before continuing. “I’m sure Brom has mentioned me to you.”

Amongst others.

“The Collectors’ Society is somewhat like a living organism. Its members act as functioning body parts. If we were to argue that Brom is the brain, I would then follow as the heart.”

My interactions with hearts have not always been favorable in the past. “What would I be?”

Her smile would do the Cheshire-Cat proud. “That is a most excellent question.”

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CHARACTER TOUR SCHEDULE:

November 1 Vilma’s Book Blog-The White King

November 2 Lovin Los Libros-Alice

November 3 Kimberlyfaye Reads-Finn

November 4 Paperbook Princess-Abraham Van Brundt

November 5 Starbucks& Books Obsession-Victor

November 6 TSK TSK What to Read-Mary

November 7 A Literary Perusal-The Librarian

November 8 A Bookish Escape-Wendy

November 9 Once Upon a Twilight-Artful Dodger

November 10 True Story Book Blog-Sweeny Todd

Enter the Giveaway HERE to win this gorgeous necklace!

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About Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—she’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

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RELEASE BLITZ, GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW – The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons

 

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Holy cannoli! It’s here!!! We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before…

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings.

Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

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Excerpt

“Do you find my ability to converse lacking, Doctor?”

He chuckles softly, no doubt remembering how I wasn’t chatty with anyone, himself included, for the first month of my stay. To be fair, it is difficult to carry on an invigorating discussion when one is shaking so hard from withdrawals they fear they might shatter into thousands of painful pieces before a single word can be uttered. Plus, there was the whole bit of how once I did open up, I raved liked a lunatic about things no normal person could imagine being true.

“Certainly not,” he says to me. “But as I must stay at the Pleasance and you must go forth into the world, it will do you good to practice on somebody new.”

“Then send in one of the orderlies. Or one of the nurses. I’ll happily chat with a staff member.”

One of his bushy, out-of-control eyebrows lifts high into his forehead.

“There are people out there who are quite content being solitary,” I point out. “Who do not need to converse with anybody but themselves and their dogs.”

He sets his pen down. “What about cats?”

Rigor mortis sets in ever so briefly at this question.

“You father said you were quite fond of cats growing up. There was one in particular that you favored. Dinah, was it not?”

“I’m—” I have to clear my throat. “Lately, I wonder if perhaps I’m more of a dog person after all.”

 

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Whitney’s Six Star Review

** I reserve my six star reviews for the best of the best.  Simply put a six star review is for a book that I find perfect.  One I will re-read over and over again.  It doesn’t happen very often.

“What madness is this? Where on earth is Heather going with this story?” — Those were myy thoughts four or five pages into this book.

Once I figured out what was going on (maybe chapter 3-4), I was hooked. I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like The Collector’s Society (TCS) before. It’s completely unique and Heather’s brain must be a very cool place to be in order to create this story.

TCS is difficult to describe in terms of genre. It’s part mystery, adventure, fantasy, fairy tale and definitely a romance.

It’s hard to talk about the plot without giving anything away because even knowing who the characters are and how the storyline works would have lessened the experience for me. So I urge you NOT to read many reviews. Mine is safe because I am making it that way. Others may not be so kind.

Once the character’s true identities were revealed as well as the direction of the storyline, I could not put my Kindle down. I stayed up until 3am to finish TCS and then I dreamed about the characters all night! They just won’t let go of my heart.

What I will say about the plot is this (and it’s very general and only a small piece of what’s going on in the story): Alice from Wonderland is all grown up and having difficulty assimilating into normal society. She then learns Wonderland is in danger and she is the key to saving it from destruction. Unfortunately, the lives of everyone in Wonderland and those of her new friends are still at risk even if she returns to help.

Forget what you know about Alice in Wonderland. This is no cartoon and Alice is one badass chick. She’s clever, witty and lethal. She also has a huge heart, one that has been shattered. Alice meets an equally entertaining group of people at The Collector’s Society and I promise you will be intrigued by these characters, especially the sexy and charming Finn. He’s not the only swoon worth guy either but you’ll have to read to find out more.

Heather’s writing is excellent, the storyline flows well. For a fairly complicated plot, it moves along rather quickly and is easy to read. It’s hard to express how much I loved this story… the uniqueness, the way Heather wove together so many little historical and literary references is amazing. This is now tied for #1 for my top of 2014 reads.

There is a romance here, a lot of sexual tension and a few sex scenes but it’s so much more than that. It’s an experience. I’m not saying this story is for everyone but if you love contemporary romance, classic literature and/or fairy tales, then you need to give this a shot because it’s a blend of all three. It’s completely unlike anything I’ve ever read before.  The story location goes back and forth between fantasy and real world so it’s got something for everyone.

Yes, this is book one in a series but I promise it’s safe to read now. There is no cliffhanger and even though there are still some unanswered questions, it is nothing that will keep you up at night. This gets my highest recommendation!

**Warning- this is not a YA or children’s story. Even though it features Alice from Wonderland, these are adult characters and there are plenty of sexual situations (most are not very graphic), language, drug references, and mild violence. 18 and up.

 

About Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

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COVER REVEAL, The Collector’s Society by Heather Lyons

Holy moly, y’all! We are so excited to bring you the cover for Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SERIES! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before… THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is set to be released on October 23, 2014!

 

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Cover design by Victoria Faye of Whit and Ware

THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis:

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though.

Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

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About Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

 

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