BOOK TOUR GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: A Matter of Fate by Heather Lyons
A Matter of Fate
by Heather Lyons
Fate Series, Book One
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.
While writing A Matter of Fate, I often felt like locations became secondary characters, especially Annar, the secret plane of existence that ties together all the rest in the worlds I created. But while Annar is best explored in your imagination, there are other places in the story that are real that I can share with you. (note: none of these photographs belong to me)
Chloe Lilywhite lives in Northern California, somewhat near San Francisco. I purposely kept the exact city she’s in vague, but it’s on the coast near the woods. Chloe does end up in San Francisco, though. More specifically, she ends up running for her life across the Bay Bridge (which I can attest to is nerve wracking enough to drive across):
While in San Francisco, Chloe stays in a hotel. I never mention which one it is, but I pictured the imposing but gorgeous Fairmont while writing the scenes:
Muir Woods is pretty spot on for where Chloe hangs out with her friend Caleb, and also where kissing takes place (just not with Caleb):
Surfing is a big part of Jonah and Kellan Whitecomb’s lives. Pretty much every time it says they’re going surfing, they head over to Mavericks, a world famous break known for its monster waves:
The beach, in general, plays a big part of A Matter of Fate. Especially in the scene this photo coincidentally (and accurately!) re-enacts:
At one point, a couple of the characters head to a chocolate shop in Annar. This is pretty much what it looked like in my mind! Who wouldn’t want to go here? It’s a chocolate shop!
About the Author
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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