Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blog Tour: Until Next Time by Amy Lignor - Review/Author Interview

Title: Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)
Author: Amy Lignor
Release Date: February 1st 2012 by Tribute Books
Edition: Ebook, 295 pages

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.

My Review:
I was torn in what to rate this book. I couldn't choose between 3.5 stars or 4 stars. But I am going to rate this book 4 stars.

The Pro's
--I loved the whole storyline. It was different and it brought a different element to the whole "Angel" book genre, which I loved. The fact that they are living through someone else's life or body or "Shell". The whole storyline was fascinating! They don't know who they are or what they know about themselves until they go back to 'Home'(Heaven).
--I love each character. Every single one of them. Emily (Liz) and Matt (Daniel), Jason, Faith, and Charles! Each character brought a different personality. Emily, Jason and Charles are my favorite characters.
--I also loved how you find out about everyone's past. Jason and Charles'. Liz and Daniel's past of the person's body they inhabited. OMG! I hope that last sentence made sense! But I just realized, and I do believe that I never found out what happened in Faith's past. That's interesting!
--I also like the drama that unfolded when the went back to Dublin and when everything hit the fan with everyone. It was one of the high points of the book.

The Con's
--Sometimes I got confused through out the book. I got confused in the Prologue and the Epilogue.
--There was rarely any action in this book, like scarce. And you guys know I love my action! So I was kind of disappointed with that.
--The ending. It just didn't cut it for me. I didn't like it at all. It just destroyed my hopes and it was weird. I felt like Jason had settle, which sucks. But I did like Faith and Charles' ending :D Aww! I thought it was cute and sweet!
--Back to the Epilogue. WTF? I was all the way confused...That did not satisfy my hunger for what happens with Jason an Emily. So I take it things didn't work out again? I'm confused on how the next book will be.

But about that next book, I can't wait to read it so all my unanswered questions will be ANSWERED!!! lol I want to know what happens, why she was freaking out, and JASON! Overall, it was a great story! I really enjoyed it and I definitely recommend this story to people who enjoy angel stories :) 

Author Bio:
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.

Author Interview:

1.) Where is the current place you reside and can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I currently reside in New Mexico. I’m from the East, but when I graduated I just had to ‘hit the road’ and see what this country was all about. I had grown up in a small town and needed that ‘taste of freedom.’  I’ve been all over, which really helped with my writing because I have gotten to meet and listen to the stories of some truly amazing people all across the U.S. 

I have a nineteen-year-old daughter (gasp!) which can’t be possible, and a huge dog named Reuben who sits by my computer and makes sure that I write all the time. He’s like a centurion. I’m not sure where I’ll go next, but I would really like to live inside the NYPL. I don’t think they’ll let me, but that’s my absolute favorite place on the planet

2.) Have you always wanted to be an author; and what or who inspired you to become a writer?
Since the age of 13 I’ve wanted to be a writer. It’s really the only subject I liked in school. We had English Writing Labs and I did the whole year’s assignments in about a month. My imagination would just go ninety miles a minute with characters and locations…but I have had to work those 9-to-5’s that I couldn’t stand in order to pay the bills J).

A high school teacher inspired me to continue when she sent one of my essays, about Rasputin, into a contest. She loved it and told me to keep writing.  That’s the one and only teacher whose advice I followed.

3.) When did you write your first complete book?
At 13, on a hideous family vacation, I wrote a book called My Life: A Comedy and a Tragedy. I still have that in my desk and I think present-day teenagers still feel the same way I did back then. LOL.

4.) Do you take any part in creating your book covers?
I picked the faces of my angel/warrior team, but the creator of this cover was beyond my imagination.  She deserves every ‘shout-out’ and accolade, because she designed something that I couldn’t have even imagined! (You can read all about her on Shelf Candy, where the cover was given a HUGE response from readers:

5.) Do you have any bad habits you do when you are reading?
I mumble. J  If there’s a TV on, or the dog is barking at the neighbor’s cat, or my daughter is playing music, I mumble the words so I can only hear the story.  It’s hard to “get away” from it all if you can’t bury yourself in the book.

6.) Where is your favorite place to read?
My emerald green bedroom. (LOL) I painted my room emerald because I heard it was the most soothing color in the world. And those experts were right because it’s become my cavern of reading. I can go in there, be alone, relax, and just read one book right after the other (the dog, however, is allowed in).

7.) Are you currently reading any books?
LOL. Right now I have thirty-six on my table waiting, because I am a reviewer for a ton of magazines, companies, etc., so I’m good to go for the month J

8.) Who are some of your favorite authors?
In no particular order:
Pam Jenoff (her historical novels are out of this world);
Syrie James (I just read Forbidden, written with her son, Ryan, and I loved it!);
Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas is one of my favorite characters of all time);
Stephen King (from the very beginning at the prom with Carrie, to standing in the Overlook Hotel - everything! And I STILL want Christine in my garage);
J.D. Robb for crime (I love Eve Dallas, she’s a super-cool heroine);
And J.K. Rowling is still the ‘best of the best.’ No one is going to beat Harry Potter.

9.) Which do you prefer: Stand Alone or Series when it comes to books?
If the book is great and the characters are riveting, it doesn’t matter one way or the other.

10.) Do you have any advice for writers out there who want to become authors?
Do NOT give up after a ‘no.’ You’ll get them; everyone gets them. But you have to understand that a rejection letter means you’re just one email closer to the ‘yes.’
11.) Where can people buy your books?
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tribute Books, iBookstore, Google, Smashwords, as a PDF - all the links to buy are at:

12. Do you have any websites? (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc.)


  1. I wanted to stop by and thank you so much for giving the angel/warrior team a place on your fantastic site. And...yes...Book II will delve into the Jason and Emily storyline in a completely diffrent way! Again, I am honored to be here - thank you!!!

  2. Janina, I'm with you - you can't help relating to all of the characters. Stay tuned - there's more from "The Angel Chronicles" gang on the way.

  3. Haha, I was totally confused, too. At least in the beginning. But everything made sense at the end, and I kinda have an idea what's gonna happen in the next book - and I'm so excited to read it!

  4. I have this book to read so I'm glad for the review. I'm a fan of angels so lets see if it's as good a book as it sounds.