Title: A Matter of Truth
Series: Fate #3
Publication Date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: Cerulean Books
A MATTER OF TRUTH Synopsis
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+*
Thank you so much for answering my questions Heather!
Thanks for hosting me today!
A Matter Of Truth, the third installment in the Fate series, is ready to hit the shelves! How do you feel about that?
I’m really excited to share this chapter of Chloe’s story with everyone, especially since this one is all about Chloe discovering her personal truths. It’s one of my favorites of the series.
Chloe is such a strong character and throughout the series, she has to make some very difficult decisions. Did she give you a hard time while writing the series?
Oh, constantly. I gave her some pretty impossible seeming situations, so it was tough writing some of the scenes because I knew, win or lose, there would always be some people saying, “Well, that’s not what I would have done.” Me, either! Haha! Luckily, I only have to walk in her shoes virtually and not in real life.
Kellan or Jonah? :)
I promise this isn’t a cop out but . . . I think I adore them equally for different reasons. I tend to sway back and forth between whom I like best based on which scene or book I’m currently working on. They’re both pretty swoon-worthy.
When should we expect the next installment?
The fourth book in the series should hopefully be out in the spring of 2014. It’ll be the final book in Chloe’s arc. I’m in the process of writing a novella from Kellan’s perspective—that should be out in 2014 sometime, too. And there’s a fifth book I have planned, but it’s a companion novel and doesn’t star Chloe or the twins.
From starting writing books to becoming a recognized author, it’s a long way. How was it when you first started?
Terrifying. I had this book I wrote and loved, but had no idea if it would ever find an audience. Luckily, it did!
What do you like most about writing for this age group?
I really enjoy all the newness—how situations and life lessons are fresh and not overworked. Characters in this age range are fun to explore for this reason.
Have you ever thought of writing an Adult novel? And what genre would that be?
I actually have a few books that I’ve worked on in the past that are Adult—and they’re all romance. I love writing about love!
What are you currently reading?
I am currently rereading the absolutely delightful Bet Me by Jenny Cruise. It makes me smile so much.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Oh, wow. I can tell you that I’m currently working on a New Adult romantic comedy. I should have more details to share soon!
Any tips for aspiring authors?
Write as often as you can—daily, even. And read, especially in the genres you want to write.
Thank you for your time!
Thanks so much for having me!
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.