Monday, February 25, 2013

Excerpt & Giveaway: A Matter of Fate by Heather Lyons

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A Matter of Fate (Fate Series, #1)
By Heather Lyons 
Release Date: 08/30/12

Summary ~ Amazon | B&N
Chloe Lilywhite struggles with all the normal problems of a typical seventeen-year-old high school student. Only, Chloe isn't a normal teenage girl. She's a Magical, part of a secret race of beings who influence the universe. More importantly, she's a Creator, which means Fate mapped out her destiny long ago, from her college choice, to where she will live, to even her job. While her friends and relatives relish their future roles, Chloe resents the lack of say in her life, especially when she learns she's to be guarded against a vengeful group of beings bent on wiping out her kind. Their number one target? Chloe, of course.

That's nothing compared to the boy trouble she's gotten herself into. Because a guy she's literally dreamed of and loved her entire life, one she never knew truly existed, shows up in her math class, and with him comes a twin brother she finds herself inexplicably drawn to.

Chloe's once unyielding path now has a lot more choices than she ever thought possible.
Rather than discussing destinations or the insanity of our actions, I lean back into the warm leather seat of his car and ask, “This yours?”
       With a completely straight face, he says, “It’s stolen.”
       “Just this morning, or late last night?”
       An eyebrow quirks up. “Yesterday afternoon.”
       I laugh as he fiddles with the stereo. “So. Why yellow?”
       “Why not?”
       “They say that a car’s color says a lot about its owner.”
       “Is that so?” He glances over at me, amused as he shifts gears. “What do you think yellow says about me?”
       “Hmm. I would say that yellow indicates a need for . . . being recognized.”
       He laughs out loud at that. “Is that what I’m doing?”
       “Maybe,” I smile, although it’s obvious he doesn’t have to seek attention. The last few days have shown me that attention follows him whether he wants it or not.
       He surprises me when he asks, “Your car is blue, right?”
       “How did you know that?”
       He ignores the question and asks instead, “What does blue say about you?”
       “Maybe it means I’m looking for peace.”
       “Really.” He’s quiet for a moment. “Well, since you think we’re so different, what do you think my brother’s car’s color means? His is white.”
       I picture the SUV I’ve seen several times already. Grappling for something that won’t shriek, I love your brother, I offer, “White means . . . a need to blend in.”
       Kellan glances at me, somewhat surprised for a second, before snorting. “He’d find that interesting.”
       “Is it accurate?”
       “I guess you’d have to ask him, wouldn’t you?”
       I wish I could. Yet, here I am instead with Jonah’s twin, heading to parts unknown, and my tightly leashed life suddenly feels less restrained than it has in a long time. And I know it has a lot to do with the guy sitting in the seat next to me. Which is crazy, crazy, CRAZY, because it ought to be Jonah, yet it’s not.

Author Bio ~Website
Heather Lyons has been putting stories to paper since she was a little girl. Her first "published" book was a humorous retelling of The Princess and the Pauper. After detours in archaeology and teaching, she is now writing and living in Southern California with her husband and three sons. She likes cupcakes, baseball, hockey, reading, and collecting far too many handbags.
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  1. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Oh wow! This book sounds really interestingly good. And the cover I like. I'm hooked! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway =D


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