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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY SERIES BY HEATHER LYONS

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✿ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY (The Collectors’ Society, #1)

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?

* This is the first book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors’ Society series.

 

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✿ THE HIDDEN LIBRARY (The Collectors’ Society, #2)

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.

* This is the second book in the adult romance/fairy tale Collectors’ Society series.

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THE HIDDEN LIBRARY EXCERPT

Later, when the sweat on our skin turns cool and the floor turns hard, she murmurs, “Someone should write a book about how Alice Liddell from Wonderland falls in love with Huckleberry Finn. I might rather want to read that book.”

I bury my face in the curve of her neck. She smells so goddamn good right now. “What would it be called?”

She’s quiet for a long moment. I run my hands along her body, memorizing the planes the best I can. A sigh of contentment floats be- tween us, and I have no idea if it came from her or me.

I can’t remember being so happy.
“It would be a love story,” she finally says.
“That’s the title? A Love Story?”

 

“No, no. It would be called An Ode to Polaris.” And then, “Polaris is the name of the North Star.”
I kiss the hollow of her neck. “I know what Polaris is. We’re binaries, remember. Can’t it be An Ode to Binaries?”

“The point is, it would be a love story. And it would be my favorite.”

The breath in my chest stills. Is she—is she saying what I think she’s saying? I have to swallow before I can talk. I’m reminded of how my father looked at his wife when she was telling all the revelers at their anniversary ball of how he proposed to her. He looked at her like she was the most important thing in his world. Like she was the most precious. Like the sun rose and set on her.

As much as I loved them both, it was alien to me then. But I get it now. I absolutely get it.

When I answer her, my words will only come out as whispers, there’s so much emotion in me. “It would be my favorite, too.”

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✿  THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN (The Collectors’ Society, #3)

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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✿  THE LOST CODEX (The Collectors’ Society, #4 / coming soon!)

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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AUTHOR BIO: 

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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Release Day Launch & Giveaway: The Collectors’ Society Encyclopedia by Heather Lyons

Encyclopedia coming graphicI am so excited to share Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA with you today! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA is a compendium to the Collectors’ Society Series and includes a wide range of character stories, facts and little known tidbits. It’s a must for the true collector in all of us. The books in The Collectors’ Society Series are Adult Romantic Fairy Tales, full of adventure and fantasy.

 

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About THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA:

CLASSIFIED MATERIAL

If you are reading this dossier, you have been granted Level Three clearance within the Collectors’ Society. Included in these pages are snippets from multiple key agent files as well as those on persons of interest. Please keep in mind that this compendium is considered highly sensitive and is illegal to share with anyone outside of your clearance. It is not to be removed from the Institute.

 Happy reading!

 —The Librarian

For those previously introduced to the mysterious Collectors’ Society and its mission, eager to discover more, The Collectors’ Society Encyclopedia is the perfect full-color companion piece to the series. Within are detailed entries elaborating upon various agents and employees as well as key villains suspected of targeting and destroying Timelines. Backstories, relationships, secrets, and clues are revealed alongside a thorough bibliography of important Timelines and their designations. Profiles are also included of the Institute in New York City as well as Wonderland. Society fans and lovers of classic literature will undoubtedly delight in unraveling the secrets that lay within these pages.

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Release Day Launch, Excerpt, Giveaway & Review: The Forgotten Mountain (The Collectors’ Society #3) by Heather Lyons

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I am SO SO  excited to present to you the Release Day Launch for Heather Lyons’ THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN! THE FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy and the third book in Heather’s The Collectors’ Society Series! Grab your copy today!

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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.

My Review

Heather Lyons never disappoints! The Forgotten Mountain took me on a crazy rollercoaster that I never wanted to get off! This series has become one of my favorites, with its constant suspense, unique plot elements and and unexpected twists, it never fails at keeping on the edge of my seat!

The Hidden Library had a most brutal ending that left me in dire need of more!!! Recap: Finn and Victor are trapped in a story, Finn is on the verge of death and they have no way of getting back to New York!! It was quite the cliffhanger to leave my poor reader heart with!! Thankfully, The Forgotten Mountain picked up pretty quickly from where that left off, though not in the ways I had anticipated! In order to keep up with the suspense, most of the story is in Alice’s POV. Not that I was complaining, I LOVE Alice’s narration! But of course I was missing my Finn!

The plot most certainly thickens in this third book! The true enemy is revealed and he is more dark and sinister than I could have imagined! The lengths that Alice most go to in order to save the ones she loves are most definitely extreme and to put it simply: badass! Alice is so strong and admirable, it’s always wonderful as a reader to experience a character who is so praise worthy! Her and Finn are so evenly matched, and don’t worry readers, despite the lessened time Finn has in this book, there are still quite a few steamy moments between them!

The fight scenes and twists and turns were nonstop in this book (as per usual), the characters were wonderful and the setting was brand new and a thrill to read about! I will admit there were some pretty cheesy moments in this book, but they were necessary and supposed to be ridiculous! It made the story all the more enjoyable! The ending of this one was actually more brutal than book two, which is really saying something!! To put it lightly: I AM IN EXTREME NEED OF BOOK FOUR!!!! It basically blew my mind of it’s hinges!!!

If you are a fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or of any classic literature and want to see them on crack, then The Collectors’ Society is definitely the series for you! And if you are already a beloved fan of the series, then you will most certainly love this third installment as much as I did!!!

Excerpt:

The van door behind us slides shut. A click signals Marianne’s adherence to my wishes, and then we three descend upon the front door, the crunch of dead leaves and twigs beneath our feet cutting through the uneasy silence the gloom sunrise has brought. In a surprising show of gentlemanly manners, the A.D. moves to open the door. When the handle does not depress, a half smile curves his lips. “It’s locked. But no worries. I can have it picked open in no time.”

“There is no need.”

Darkish-blonde brows scrunch together. “But—”

“Stand to the side, please.”

When he fails to move at my thinly veiled order, Mary not so gently yanks our companion away.

The door before us is thick. The handle is ornate. It is a beautiful door, no doubt chosen specifically to adorn a building as fine as Bücherei. It takes me three strong, measured swings of my war hammer against the handle and its surrounding area to break it apart and permanently scar its beauty. Picking a lock is kind, respectful even. A picked lock can be relocked. I do not wish this door to close behind me. I do not wish to be respectful of Bücherei.

The time for genteel manners is gone.

The A.D. is in danger of catching flies with his mouth as he ogles the door’s remnants. For someone who professes to be so clever, he certainly underestimates ladies far too often.

Stale darkness, oppressive and opaque all at once, looms before us. I am unafraid, though. I am not even taken aback. I believe in the impossible, after all. I have seen, lived the impossible.

I step past the wreckage into the house.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Hidden Library (Collectors’ Society #2) 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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My Review

After such a fantastic first book (The Collectors’ Society), naturally I had high expectations and lots of anticipation for The Hidden Library! I am so glad I got to be apart of this blog tour! You guys do not want to miss out on this series!!

The Hidden Library picked up right about where The Collectors’ Society left off. Recap: Brom Van Brunt (Finn’s father) practically had his throat slit by Sweeney Todd who is still at large! The Society still isn’t sure why catalysts are actively being sought after and destroyed, but they have managed to capture Todd’s accomplice. Alice and Finn have returned from Wonderland with its catalyst and their relationship grows stronger every day!

The Hidden Library was filled with everything a good book should be filled with! A scorching romance, a killer villain(s), an ever-thickening plot, and fantastical elements that leave your head spinning! Alice and Finn’s relationship was powerful and I really enjoyed watching it reach bounds it was never able to in the first book. Danger lurked around every corner, and insane unexplainable plot twists were thrown in all over the place! I literally could not put this book down, it never ceased to keep me on the edge of my seat! While there was a lot of new information that answered my questions, there was also a lot of new developments that created even more.

Heather Lyons has once again written a wonderful (pun intended) tale about a girl named Alice from a Wonderland that you would not quite expect. And yes folks, don’t worry, you will get a taste of Wonderland again in this second installment! Which brings me to Jace, The White King, *swoons.* Despite how much I love Alice being with Finn, I can’t help but root for The White King and her at the same time! My heart is torn in a strange way. Jace could not be any more perfectly kind and genuine toward Alice, it kills me! There’s just no hating the guy for loving Alice! Heck if she doesn’t want him I’ll take him!

By the time the ending rolled around I was in complete denial! There was no way Lyons could leave it like that! What an insane ending folks?! Quite the heart wrenching/exhilarating cliff hanger! I cannot wait to read book three! I need it ASAP! You do not want to miss reading The Hidden Library! And if you haven’t started The Collectors’ Society, then fall down the rabbit hole and into this story!

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About 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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Release Day Launch: The Hidden Library (The Collector’s Society #2) by Heather Lyons

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I am dying to jump back down the rabbit hole with Heather Lyons’ THE HIDDEN LIBRARY! THE HIDDEN LIBRARY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy and the second book in Heather’s The Collectors’ Society Series! Check out the latest fantastic installment in this series that brings you some of the classics with a twist.

 

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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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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.

 

 

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

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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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