Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Author Invasion Author Spotlight: Heather Lyons

Halloween Author Invasion Author Spotlight: Nazarea Andrews

Hey readers! We're nearing the end of October (my favorite month of the year), and you know what that means!? It's almost Halloween! As most of you already know, this year Christina from Lulo Fangirl and myself are co-hosting the Halloween Author Invasion event on Facebook from October 26-30! For those of you who don't know about the event, you can find out more by clicking here.

Who all is participating? Here's our amazing guest list:

Now that you guys are all FOR SURE familiar with the Halloween Author invasion, I have a fun post for you guys. To get everyone pumped about our amazing guest list, Christina and I will be featuring Author Spotlight posts for our authors to get you excited to party alongside them next week! Each post will feature the authors bio, links, and a fun exclusive Halloween-ish interview they have granted us for the event! We are so honored to have all of these amazing authors participating in our event! Are you ready to learn a little more about our line up? Here we go!


Heather Lyons

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.

If you guys are not familiar with the works of Heather Lyons, then you are in for a HUGE treat. I will admit that I just recently jumped on the Heather Lyons bandwagon, but now that I have I am not sure how I was living my life before her! A few month ago I heard that Lyons was writing a NA spin off of Alice in Wonderland, I was hooked from the get-go. I remember the day I first saw a promo for this read that was coming. Just tempting me. I FINALLY got my hands on an early ARC for the blog tour and devoured the whole thing in record speed. Guys. It was one of my favorite reads of 2014. I'll save some of my excitement for event night, but Heather Lyons is one of the greatest authors I have come across in my blogging journey. You will NOT want to miss the opportunity to hang out with her. Coincidentally, today is the official release day for The Collectors' Society, so here's a little bit about that amazing novel before we get to Heather's interview:
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?
Halloween Spotlight Interview

What is your favorite supernatural genre (Witches, zombies, vampires, werewolves, etc) and why? 
Witches—and fairies! I love the idea of magic.

What is your favorite horror film and/or read? 

You know, I really, really liked the miniseries for The Shining, as that’s also one of my fave horror books. While the one with Jack Nicholson is undoubtedly a great film and a classic, I felt like the miniseries was much more faithful to the book. Plus, it was actually filmed at the Stanley Hotel—which is where King got the idea for his book! It’s supposedly really haunted. Creepy!

What is your favorite Halloween costume (or your favorite that you have worn/have seen)? 
When I was a kid, my mom made me this amazing fairy princess dress that I still have such fond memories of. More recently . . . Is it weird that I’d say Alice in Wonderland? Hehe!

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Chocolate for sure. ALWAYS chocolate. Probably Twix or Snickers.

What is your favorite part about Halloween? 

Getting to dress up. I love dressing up! And I love seeing my kids dress up, too.

What is your favorite Halloween memory? 
Every year when I was a kid, we’d go to the park for a Halloween festival. There were booths, contests, prizes . . . It was SO much fun. Luckily, the city I live in does the same thing, too. It makes me so happy to take my kids each year to something that delighted me as a child.


Well, what do you think? Excited to hang out with Heather Lyons during the Halloween Author Invasion? I know we sure are!

Heather will be taking over the event on Sunday, October 26th!

We can't wait to see you there! Go show Heather some love and tell her you can't wait to party! Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time, Happy Reading!


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