Thursday, November 1, 2012

.Blog Tour: Excerpt/Giveaway/Guest Post -"Gilded Wings" by Amy Lignor

Gilded Wings
By Amy Lignor
ISBN: 9781301335541
Pages: 275
Release: November 1, 2012

About the Book:
The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!

When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they have no idea how truly dark human nature can become…

Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t forget…

Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below. Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the girl of his dreams…

The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century, living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish, who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.

What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of society’s elite.

As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could destroy them both.


Our teachers, Michael and Gabriel, are down below right now. While I sit in this heavenly library, my partner, Matthew, sits beside me. His eyes are begging me to read the book that tells the story of our second life so we can get back down there. Our first story was difficult at times but filled with the excitement of all the new things that human life has to offer. But this second one, this is the one that jaded me—so much so that I have no desire to go back.

This handwritten record offers no introductions. This book doesn’t say that my name is Emily, nor does it say that I’m an angel by trade. Nowhere does it state that, although I was forgiven for my sins, I can’t seem to forgive others for theirs. There’s no index that lists all my partner and I have gone through to learn life’s little lessons. The classes that honed our unique skills, including the power to take a life, as well as the strength to save humans from the evil growing in their souls, these don’t even rate a footnote at the bottom of the page.

Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 buy links:
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Favorite Romantic Super Couple? 

I’m asked this question a great deal by readers, and my answer hasn’t changed over the past two decades. My favorite in the romance department will always be Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. I loved the fact that both of them were prideful and more than a bit prejudiced of each other. Their rapport was so strong, and Elizabeth was so out of the ‘norm’ when it came to how women were supposed to act during that day and age, that their partnership was beyond memorable. 

When speaking nowadays, the first to come up is the vampire and his Bella, but I still have to maintain that the original without the fangs, Romeo and Juliet, held more of an allure for me. Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing were also an amazing couple. Here, again, we had the sarcastic wit that ran between them as they tried to ‘one up’ each other at all times, until finally they both had to break down and admit that they were the only one for the other. 

Soulmates come in all forms. As a child I though Leia and Han Solo of the Star Wars realm, had the most engaging romance. I mean, after all, he was the ‘scruffy looking nerf-herder’ and she was the princess with those odd-looking cinnamon buns on the side of her head, but for some reason, they clicked. Again, two extremely strong characters. Perhaps that’s what really makes a ‘super couple’ in the literary field - the fact that both male and female have the strength, determination and - most times - obnoxious wit that brings them together.  

From Shakespeare to Austen to George Lucas, a good solid battle was what brought on the romance and heightened that stellar moment for all us readers and watchers out here. They had the most unforgettable lines and when they finally fell to the allure and magic of the other - it was unforgettable! 

Matthew and Emily are that strength - that super couple with the power and determination to be the best at what they do. And when the passion ignites…when the gloves come off and they’re finally faced with the fact that they have to choose…I look forward to the fireworks! 

Until Next Time, Everybody, 

About the Author:

Amy Lignor began her career at Grey House Publishing in northwest Connecticut where she was the Editor-in-Chief of numerous educational and business directories.

Now she is a published author of several works of fiction. The Billy the Kid historical The Heart of a Legend; the thriller, Mind Made; and the adventure novel, Tallent & Lowery 13.

She is also the owner of The Write Companion, a company that offers help and support to writers through a full range of editorial services from proofreading and copyediting to ghostwriting and research. As the daughter of a research librarian, she is also an active book reviewer.

Currently, she lives with her daughter, mother and a rambunctious German Shepherd named Reuben, in the beautiful state of New Mexico.

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Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 Summary
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.

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  1. Lisa, thanks for inviting Matt and Emily over to spread their wings. Thanks for helping to spread the word about Book 2 of The Angel Chronicles :)

  2. Thanks for sharing the excerpt, I really enjoyed book one and am looking forward to reading this one.

  3. Thanks for a fun post and giveaway! Congrats on the new release!

  4. Hey everybody! I want to thank you and the site and all the fans. It is so amazing to have Matthew's face join Emily's front and center this time around :) I really hope you enjoy their adventure!!

  5. Elizabeth and Darcy are a great choice for favorite couple. I'm looking forward to my stop on the tour. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am looking forward to seeing how Matt and Emily progress. Another life in NYC sounds exciting. Also really like the cover of this one! I really enjoy Tribute Books! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks kimba, erin, Andrea and Heidi - we love readers like you :)

  8. I really enjoyed Until Next Time and am really looking forward to continuing the journey.

  9. This book is going on my reading list!!

  10. Sounds and looks great! Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway!

  11. This sounds like a terrific must read...thanks for sharing and the giveaway chance!

  12. Entertaining freaking post! Love this covers! Isuperd want ths!

  13. The cover is amazing, I am a cover junkie so I always look at that first but great summary

  14. Looking forward to reading this book. :)

  15. Sounds ideal for me!