Feature tour: THE FATE SERIES by Heather Lyons



chapter 1

I am a chronic daydreamer.

Not so much because school bores mein fact, a number of my classes are pretty interesting. No, I tend to daydream about escape routes. Places to run to when the inevitable, predetermined outcomes of my rigid life leave me no other choice. If its possible, even in the tiniest way, just how would I break away from what Fate and family has set before me?

Florence is currently my favorite spot to imagine disappearing in. Its a city of impossible beauty and history, one Ive longed to explore. Maybe Id become an artist therenot that Im artistic by any means, but maybe Id be inspired to be something new. Different.

Theres also the possibility of New England. My parents took me there once when I was little, the only time Ive ever been outside of California. My father went for work, and while he was busy, my mother drove me to a number of little towns running up and down the coastline. One particular small city in New Hampshire is rooted in my memory, where flowers practically raced in bursts of color straight to the oceans edge. It was incredibly charming, the perfect sort of place to go and be someoneanyone, reallywho isnt me.

Are you kidding? snorts a little voice in the back of my mind. Cmon, why pick these places, when there is a much better place for you, and you know it?

Inwardly, I groan at the thought. My conscience has always been far too opinionated.

I move on, wondering what sheer anonymity would be liketo simply be a girl in a nondescript place, serving pancakes and mugs of coffee to weary travelers on long journeys. The land would be flat and golden as far as the eye could see, and driving through it, with the windows down, Id be able to smell sweet grass in warm air.

And theres the far north, where the Northern Lights illuminate the sky. Id be speechless upon seeing them for the first time, standing in snow while gazing upon ribbons of color streaking across the stars. I wouldnt have to be anyone there, either. Id be just another person, in another small town, making my own choices.

I dont bother looking up when the classroom door creaks open, because Im still imagining those Northern Lights, still wondering how liberating itd be to feel so small and insignificant for once. For as long as I want.

A voice breaks through, though. One impossible to ignore. Excuse me,it says, Im new to the class.

My entire body freezes, all except my heart, which goes berserk. Because I know this voice, and this cant be real.

Hes not real.

The ground under me shifts. Its like an earthquakenot the rolling kind, but the jarring sort that comes out of nowhere, hits you hard, and then disappears just as quickly. The kind that leaves you stunned and wondering if it happened at all, it moved so fast. All I can do is reach out and grip the edges of my desk and pray I dont fall out of my seat.

Because its not an earthquake. Its a shift, and Im the only one in the room who can feel it. A quick glance once the ground settles confirms this. Everyone is working, talking quietly to one another, or watching the front of the room. There are no signs from anyone that anything had just happened.

But something did.
And hes standing in front of the classroom next to Mr. Snook.
I blink a few times as I stare at him, trying to determine if Im

actually awake. Every time I open my eyes, though, hes still here. Oh my gods. Hes here.




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.

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BEYOND FATE (Fate #1.5)

There are always two sides to every story . . .

His whole life, Jonah Whitecomb has strove to meet everyones expectations of him: the perfect student, dutiful son, loyal twin, accomplished surfer, and powerful Magical. But behind his carefully composed façade hides the truth of how his family has fallen apart, leaving Jonah more often than not feeling adrift. To complicate matters, he fell in love long ago with a girl in his dreams, one hes never told anyone about, including his twin brother.

Just when life seems its bleakest, Jonah discovers that Chloe is real. Wanting to finally reach out and grab happiness for himself, he embarks on a journey to track down the girl of his dreams, only to find that happy endings arent always guaranteed, the best laid out plans can go horribly awry, and sometimes, you have to simply let yourself go along for the ride.

* Beyond Fate is Jonahs point-of-view of the events of A Matter of Fate, and is a companion novella.

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No longer in high school, Chloe Lilywhite is now living and working in Annar, the Magicalscity-state plane of existence. Since moving, shes joined the Council, gone on missions with the Guard, moved into her own apartment, and enrolled at the University of Annar. Plus, shes happily engaged to be married to Jonah Whitecomb, the literal man from her dreams, not to mention her Connection. While she still struggles with aspects of her craft, Chloe feels like shes finally coming into her own, especially after a difficult year that had her questioning nearly everything in her life.

After a brutal attack by the Elders, her life is turned upside down once more. Accusations fly throughout the Council and Guard, forcing Chloe to confront her worst fears about whats shes capable of as a Creator. And then theres the matter of Kellan Whitecomb, Jonahs twin brother and Chloes ex, who resurfaces after disappearing months before. Although Chloe chose Jonah, and despite their best efforts, the two find it hard to stay away from one another.

But no matter what Fate throws at her, Chloe is determined to take charge of her life, even as it begins to spiral out of control.

*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+.

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Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the MagicalsCouncil 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 Jonahs 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 things for sure, thoughshes finally up for the challenge.

*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+.

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It all comes down to this . . .

Chloe Lilywhite has struggled for years to find her footing in a series of dangerous and demanding worlds. Creator, first tier Council member, and one of the most powerful Magicals in existence, she was little more than one of Fates pawns. But now, Chloe is back home and ready to call the shots. She knows what she wants and who she wants to be.

Except the Elders never got the memo.

Annar and Magical-kind are under attack. The lives of Chloes loved ones, and life as they know it, are at stake. Chloe’s the key to taking the Elders down, but they won’t go quietly into the night.

This time, neither will Chloe.

*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+.

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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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