Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BLOG TOUR: A Matter of Truth by Heather Lyons

Hi there TSK TSKers...
Welcome back and thank you for joining us on this fabulous blog tour.  We have some awesome treats for you today...
First, check out the heroine, Chloe, of the Fate series tell us all about the perks of being a Magical...*they are pretty cool*
Second, check out my review, Kat, and then wrap all this up by entering the FABULOUS giveaway....Many thanks to InkslingerPR and of course the AWESOME Heather Lyons for writing such a riveting book and series...
So, sit back and enjoy...

I know it seems like I probably complain a lot about the downfalls of being a Magical, but there are a lot of perks, too—some unimportant, some important. While each craft out there has its own set of pros and cons, I’m going to focus solely on what I find to be my pros as a Creator, since I don’t feel comfortable talking for other Magicals.

1.    As ridiculous as it sounds, I love being able to whip up clothes that I see in magazines or television or whatnot. I do this a lot for my friends, too. Gift giving occasions like birthdays and Christmas are really fun times for me, because I get to stretch my imagination and make things for the sole purpose of bringing others pleasure. Don’t get me wrong—shopping is fun, and I’ll do that, too—but I really love making people things. And, you know, myself. I like making super cute dresses.

2.    There’s a feeling I get when I go out on assignment and do something that makes the worlds better that’s almost indescribable. Knowing I’m helping people makes it all worth it.

3.    Every job everywhere (Magical or no) has its own worth. I love knowing that mine makes a difference to so many people, even if they don’t know I’m the one who has done it.

4.    I’m asked to do things that help better Magical society, too—like building new portals or sectors to Annar. I love helping people.

5.    I know I’m one of the keys to helping with the Elder problem. And that makes all the difference—because if I can help keep my friends and family safe, I’m willing to do whatever it takes.

Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.
Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though—she’s finally up for the challenge.
*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+*

 Although my natural inclination is to clam up, I know it must have been tough for Will to just let that all out. So I lean my head against his back and admit to him something I haven’t done before. “Nepal reminds me of somebody I love.” I swallow the growing lump in my throat. Even now, four months in, it’s incredibly difficult to talk about Jonah. “I was sad today because when I heard some people talking in the diner about Tibet, I thought of this person, and of what Nepal means to him.” I take a deep breath and count to ten, because saying this next part is like stabbing myself in the gut. “I miss him so much it makes it hard to breathe. Sometimes it’s hard to move on, when memories refuse to let you go.”
Will’s voice reverberates through me when he quietly asks, “Did he die?”
I tell Will a lot—but I cannot talk anymore about Jonah with him. With anyone, really. All he knows is that love has broken me, too, and that I’m in no place to even contemplate a relationship. So much of me wants to open the floodgates, though, let Will into the dark parts of my heart like he’s slowly been letting me in, and someday I will do just that. It’s just . . . I need more time.
I shake my head against his back. There is no more Tell Me for the rest of the night. 

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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Ok...So, I laugh now because when I read book one of this series I almost didn't think I could get through it. Not because it wasn't well written or contained a great story line. No, it was because it centered around a love trianlge. AND UGH!!! I just don't like them...
Getting caught up in the angst and getting angry at the decisions is just not my cup of tea...
BUT...this is one series that I am so thankful I didn't follow my own rules.
Heather Lyons has knocked my socks off and with her latest release, AMOT, I literally could not put it down.
From start to finish we follow Chloe and and discover just how much she has grown. She has had to deal with so much over the time we have met her and needless to say, she didn't always make the best decisions. Yep, that is why she put me through hell with her crazy indecisiveness. I get and understand her problems...but I am so glad that she striking out on her own was the best decision she has ever made. This gave her the time she needed to really think. She was able to reflect on what went wrong in her life and decide how she wanted to proceed with her future. I have to say that after AMOT, I am very proud of who she is becoming.
An exciting factor is that when Chloe is gaining her independence she meets and becomes very close to Will. I absolutely love the Irish guy that really puts it to Chloe. He doesn't take her crap and tells her like it is when she wants to crawl under the bed and cry.
He brought so much to the story and his humor kept me looking out for him in every scene.
He truly was the brother Chloe never had...
But I guess you are now wondering about that love trianlge...I know you have seen that I am #TeamJonah. And since this is book 3 I will not divulge any details but I can say Jonah and Kellan have grown just as much as Chloe has. *seals lips*
So, AMOT is a tale of self-discovery, truths, and growth. These amazing characters take us on a journey full of suspense, action, passion, angst, and joys...I highly recommend you read this book and of course the series if you haven't started it.. 

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