Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway! The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons

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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?

“I don’t drink coffee.” 

His eyebrows lift up. 

“I’m English, remember?” 

Oh, those beautiful lips of his curve upward again. “Plenty of English drink coffee.” 

“I prefer tea.” 

“Luckily for you, they have tea at coffee shops. And hot chocolate, if that’s what you like.” 

I glance down at the dress I’d found in Sara’s closet. It’s white and loose and barely grazes my knees, with crocheted lace trimming the hem. 

As if he knows what I’m wondering, he assures me, “You look fine. Very boho. It’s a good look for you.” 


I’m annoyed at how much I like the quirk of his mouth. “Bohemian. Do they not say that in England? Are bohemians coffee drinkers, maybe? A rare breed?” 

I give in and allow myself to giggle. A small weight lifts off my shoulders, even if momentarily.

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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1 comment:

Alyssa Edradan said...

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, forever and always.

Si soarele e o stea