Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Gilded Wings by Amy Lignor - Guest Post, Except, Giveaway

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. 
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. 

Drew sped up when the shrill horn announcing the nine o’clock Ellis Island ferry broke through his trip down memory lane. He practically ran to the barge station, catching up with the rest of the group who worked hard for the U.S. of A. Drew was called a member of the ‘justice’ team, but he preferred to think of himself as a member of the most elite welcoming committee in the world. He woke up every day, honored to be a part of making his fellow countrymen members of the most wonderful club in the world—a true democracy where they’d have their chance to speak and live freely.

The pit of his stomach grew warm again as Drew stood on the deck and stared up at the mammoth statue, as if he were looking at it for the very first time. Lady Liberty held her torch high; her light beamed across the water like a beacon of hope to the occupants of the multiple ocean liners that already choked the harbor. Drew knew that there were thousands of souls who waited in anticipation on those ships, staring up at the Lady and thanking their personal savior for their safe arrival. Drew bent his head and prayed with all his heart that he wouldn’t have to destroy anyone’s dream today. He hated that part of the job with a passion.

Leaving the boat, he walked toward the main entrance of the building as the multitude of immigrants began taking their places in line. Under the dirt and above the black circles that marked their tired eyes, hope beamed from their pupils as they waited patiently to gain acceptance into the city. As Drew walked by them he nodded at some and touched others on the shoulder, wanting to be the first to welcome them to their new home.
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Guest Post
Young Adult is Back With a Vengeance!
There are many adults who are drawn to the young adult genre. But the most amazing thing to me, and the one I’m most thankful for, is the fact that young adults are reading even more than adults! You have to give the accolades to Rowling who, with her Potter masterpiece, brought children and young adults away from their computers and had their noses once again buried in a book.

Then, we must offer thanks to the ‘vampire’ woman who, with Bella and Edward, had young adults AND their moms rushing to the bookstore and leaving behind the iPods, computers, cell phones, Blackberries - and any other source of technology you could think of - in order to sit down with a book and get lost in the small town of Forks.

When those doors opened, authors that’d been overlooked by an industry who truly believed that YA was not a genre that would bring about big sales - got a thrilling chance to bring their characters to life and offer them to the world. 

As a devout reader, myself, I have to say that I was always into historical novels and suspense. But as a reviewer now for many, I have to say I am absolutely thrilled when I receive all the boxes from Random House filled with their YA titles to be released in the following month. I have found some absolute treasures in these boxes. Mystery, suspense, romance, Potter-‘esque’ fun and entertainment - the YA books are covering almost all subjects and are really hitting the nail on the proverbial head. Lately, with each shipment comes a bestselling adult author that is trying their ‘hand’ at YA fiction, and succeeding brilliantly, right alongside the debut authors who had their YA manuscript in their desk drawer for quite a while and were finally able to shine the light on their words.

Young adults are seen in television and movies as being so into technology that they simply have no time to read. But that is completely untrue. Especially since the Kindles and Nooks of the world were invented so that they can combine books with their love for technology. Two birds - one stone.

When I was a kid, we were ALWAYS at the library shoving our faces into Judy Blume and her peers. We loved books, and loved getting taken away into another time and another world where we could discover and learn and play…books were it!  I am so happy that young adults and kids are getting back into the book realm. I know…technology is awesome and there is something new to learn about every day - but the good, old book is still the most amazing escape from high school, bad boyfriends, rotten best friends, parents who ‘just don’t understand,’ etcetera. It is a real thrill to see that books have become as treasured as they were…once upon a time.

Until Next Time, Everybody,

ISBN: 9780985792220

ISBN: 9781301335541
Pages: 275
Release: November 1, 2012
Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 buy links
Kindle buy link - $2.99

Nook buy link - $4.95

iBookstore buy link - $4.99
Smashwords buy link - $4.99
PDF buy link - $4.95

Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 buy links

Kindle buy link - $2.99

Nook buy link - $4.95

iBookstore buy link - $4.99

Smashwords buy link - $4.99

PDF buy link - $4.95


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.


  1. Interesting! Drew sounds like a character id love to meet!! Thanks a lot for sharing this dear!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  2. Janina, thanks again for inviting the angels back for Book 2. As always, we appreciate your support in helping us spread the word about Amy's YA series :)

  3. Wow what a big book tour haha, I've never read an angel book before..
    Little Book Star

  4. Janna: Thank you for the support! I hope you and your readers love their second adventure! Happy Holidays!!! Amy