Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Forgotten Mountain by Heather Lyons - Release Day Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

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I am so very excited to bring 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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Author: Heather Lyons
Publication Date:  25 June 2015
Publisher:  Cerulean Books
Series:  The Collector's Society, book 3
Genre:  Fantasy Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and up
Rating: 5 stars

Book Description:

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. 

The Forgotten Mountain - Off With Their Heads


 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.     

My Review:

I adore this series...I don't know how else I can put it.  Heather Lyons has created an amazing world that I can so easily get lost in.  It is a world that plays out in my mind like a movie, in fact I think it would make fantastic TV show...that so needs to happen.  It would be like a mix of Dr. Who, Once Upon a Time, and CSI...It would be amazing.

We jump right back where we left off after The Hidden Library, which means you open the first page of this book screaming Noooooooo, that can not be happening.  There is no slow build up or down time, we are right back there and Alice, Alice is PISSED and I LOVE it.

Alice Reeve is the best female 'superhero' ever!  Yes I realize she has no traditional "super powers", what makes her a superhero is her determination and drive.  She is a badass, take no names, get sh*t done kind of woman and if that wasn't enough she is amazingly loyal and caring.  I love how everyone in this book has come around to fully recognizing her strengths.  There is no wishy-washy with her and she pulls no punches.  She's been to a force to be reckoned with since the moment she was brought to us but now, now she has her heart on the line and nothing will stop her.

As always the Heather's cast of characters are amazing, they have become a true team.  I am so in awe of how she weaves them all together perfectly, breathing life and brilliance into each one, even Grymsdyke (One of Alice's spider guards from Wonderland) who will fast become one of your favorite characters.  Finn is as always perfection, we get a bigger glimpse into Victor, Mary, and the A.D., the Librarian, and many more.  I have so many emotions tied up in these characters, Alice who I want to be, Finn who I want to Love, Jace, the White King....Oh JACE, I can't even go there most of the time...  These characters become a part of your heart and soul through these books, Heather truly makes them come alive and brings you into their world.  

There is not a lot I can say about the story and plot with out giving it all away so It's best that I leave you with a YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES!  Heather answers all kinds of questions left from the first two books, but she also opens up a whole new set of them.  Thankfully there is another book in the series coming out, not so thankfully we have to wait for it, haha.  I can say that when you get to the end you are going to be begging for more.  This is an action packed, fast paced story with so many twists and turn and the romances...just so perfectly swoon worthy with out being over the top.  Any fan of fairytales, fantasy, paranormal, and/or romance will really love this series.  I can not beg you enough to pick it up and give it a try.  I promise it will be one of the best things you decide to do.  This series MUST be read from book one, everything builds together, all woven together as tightly as one of Grymsdykes webs so if you haven't started this series before, do not start with The Forgotten Mountain, start at The Collector's Society and then just hold on for an amazing ride!


      Don’t miss the first two books in this series…

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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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