Thursday, November 1, 2012

{Blog Tour:Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway} Gilded Wings by Amy Lignor

We are very excited to be kicking off this wonderful tour!!!! Each day a blog will have an excerpt from the new novel. If you start with us and read them each day, in order, the story will begin to be revealed. How cool is that?!! Everything you need is below - Enjoy!

Book Info:

Ebook ISBN #: 978-0985792220
Ebook ISBN #: 978-1301335541
Page Count: 275
Copyright: November 1, 2012


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.

Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 Buy Links:

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Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 Buy Links:

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The first time down there, my partner and I lived, loved, fought and retired gracefully - the four ingredients that make up a life well-lived. But the second time ... well ... the second time was when we grew up and split up, stuck in a frightening world that was growing larger and angrier by the minute. We were sent to a country that was in the clutches of a population explosion - the first of many - where millions of new souls, who had their own views on the way life should be lived, came across the ocean on leaky deathtraps to get a taste of freedom. That's all Matthew and I ever wanted, but we found out the second time around that freedom isn't all it's cracked up to be.

This second trip included so many excuses. There were so many obvious factors working against us before we even arrived. The pressures of a growing world being transformed by the miracle of technology; the harsh bigotry of the 'fancy few' who were the only ones allowed to walk on the streets paved with gold; and, most importantly, the social classes that divided the country, relegating strangers to the lowest rung on the ladder.

I've watched people overcome shoddy beginnings. I've also seen people left behind in the shadows of the crumbling tenements; people who'd given up the fight and succumbed to the weight of poverty and oppression. And it's gotten worse.

List of all the Tour Stops:

Guest Post: The Allure of Romance

Ever since 'Romeo and Juliet' had their tragedy, the romance novel has been the lure - the draw - for many readers. So it came as no surprise that when old Edward & Bella came along, love grew even more exciting for readers because one character was already dead, so they actually HAD the ability to live in each other's arms for all eternity.

Romance is one of those rare things that make people forget. In other words: Heart comes to life and brain can take a day off. No, I'm not saying that when you're in love you're no longer intelligent. What I'm saying is that when you feel protected, excited and when you're falling in love with that soul mate you've waited for such a long time, your brain knows that 'all is right with the world.' When that occurs a great deal of pressure is taken off your shoulders, because you now have that ultimate partner who will help, protect and offer that look in his/her eyes that you believed only came when 'Once Upon a Time' was spoken.

As a person who came from a family that had those huge romances - the two sets of grandparents who were always loving and kind to one another, and the mother and father who quite literally would check on each other while they were in the same room by looking over and giving a smile when needed - I was blessed to see the fact that real romance was certainly available and was a gift that you could find if you tried.

When I think of Matthew and Emily, I think of that partnership. Yes, there is the lure, the drama, excitement, hardship - everything that life offers when it comes to the two of them trying so hard to figure out how to be soul mates while doing a job that must be done correctly. But watching them be everything from friends to partners to enemies, makes my heart grow. As the writer, even as the words come out and are placed on paper, I am rooting for them. Emily has a tough time, seeing as that she's been in love with Jason 'down below' and has had that feeling of perfection. She is loyal, which means she can't just wave off that lifetime and forget that he was her first, magical love. And I feel for Matthew a great deal. He's had lives, he's had romance, but when it comes to the ultimate partnership, Emily is the only one he wishes to stand behind to support, in front of to protect, and, finally, by her side so that they can face things together.

I don't know what will happen to these two. Yes, I am the creator, but their hearts can walk down a different path in what seems like seconds sometimes as the story offers a twist or turn that I didn't even know was coming. But, in the end, Matthew and Emily have joined the category of star-crossed lovers. They are knee-deep in a romance we all long to have, because their souls ARE one! Perhaps, for them, the third time will be the charm.

Until Next Time, Everybody,



  1. It is SO great to be a part of this! Thank you for giving Gilded wings such a magnificent beginning :)

  2. Mandy, thanks for sharing the latest happenings of Matt and Emily on your blog. We appreciate your continued support for The Angel Chronicles!

  3. Awesome giveaway and exciting happenings! Thank you!! And I'm thankful for amazing authors. Bytheway for the mailing address in the rafflecopter there's not an actual box to put it : (

    1. Thanks for the heads-up, aLilLacey - it's now fixed!

  4. Very nice giveaway, I have never read any of the books but they do sound very interesting.I am most thankful that there is always an interesting book to add to my collection.

  5. Looking forward to reading this book. :)


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