Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gilded Wings ~ Read and Excerpt and guest post from Amy Lignor

Book Description:  The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next TimeReturns!

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

Guest Post:


An Angel & Her Warrior Walk the Stunning Streets of the Past!

One of the most amazing things about New York City is the fact that so many people have walked the streets and avenues, shopped, went for a carriage ride in the park, sat by the side of Patience or Fortitude outside the most recognized library in the world - or simply taken a deep breath and saw the beauty that lies around every corner.

In Gilded Wings, Emily and Matthew do a great deal on this journey. They laugh, cry, battle, love… They deal with bad people, great things, surprises and a relationship that could just tear them apart. They go from mansions on Fifth Avenue to the frightening tenements filled with poverty and broken dreams that sit just down the road from some of the richest men and women in American history. But the one thing they both seem to truly love about this second journey, is the city itself.

As you get involved with their story and route for them to find a way to survive this time around, I hope you love the ‘scenery’ as much as I did. Included is Emily’s amazing ‘day out’ with her first love from Until Next Time, where she has the ability to walk through the doors of the Hippodrome Theatre and see an elephant disappear at the hands of an illusionist named Houdini. A building that, unfortunately, no longer stands.

During this time period, Emily and Matthew meet up with the likes of Andrew Carnegie - one of the famous members of the high-society ‘Four Hundred Club,’ as he was just cementing into place the cornerstone of his brand new music hall - a building that would become a staple for the world when it came to offering the ‘best of the best’ on their stage. The angel and warrior are in the City when the official opening night in 1891 occurred and a composer by the name of Tchaikovsky would be introduced.

As Emily and Matthew walk the streets of New York during ‘The Gilded Age,’ they also find themselves on Ladies’ Mile, which was the district where all the most famous department stores once sat. Here they could find Lord & Taylor, Best & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, and more. They even saw the Atlas Clock above the storefront of a place called, Tiffany & Co. who, during the Gilded Age, was responsible for making sure that their glittering designs were worn by all the finest families: the Astors, the Vanderbilts, the Morgans - everyone who was anyone made sure to have at least one Tiffany creation on their person at all times.

From a walk down Fifth Avenue hand-in-hand to a carriage ride in Central Park, the beauty that surrounded them as they took their journey was phenomenal. And the best part is, New York City in 2012 still holds the same ‘one-of-a-kind’ magnificence that an angel and her warrior truly loved.

Until Next Time, Everybody,


Read An Excerpt:

She turned to the man named Brighton and watched in silence as he stared down at her tattered satchel. “Do you have any real luggage?”

Anya pulled her worn case closer to her body. “I can manage.”

“This way,” he sighed.

She followed behind Brighton, his straightened spine and swift steps led them through a swinging door into a dimly-lit kitchen. They were marched up a darkened stairwell located in the corner by the large stove. The steps were narrow and close together, offering little room to maneuver their bodies. Pushing Gregori in front of her so they wouldn’t trip and end up on the marble kitchen floor below, Anya stepped carefully through the unknown darkness.

Brighton led them down a sparsely furnished, white-washed hallway that was lined with one door after another. This Anya was comfortable with. As a domestic she’d always lived in the servants’ quarters and there was a part of her that was happy to finally glimpse something familiar. She waited for the man to stop and open one of the small doors. Anya wanted so badly to unpack their meager belongings into a small dresser and sit down on a small, steel-framed bed that was sure to be found behind one of the plain white doors. But their journey continued as Brighton reached for another knob.

This new hallway, much to Anya’s surprise, was covered in a thick blue carpet that clung to her shoes, making her feel as if she was walking on a cushion of air. Intricate paintings encased in large gilt frames hung from the hunter green walls and more strange lights glowed under beautiful glass shades. Long polished tables were pushed up in a row against the immaculate walls—end to end—forming the border of the heavenly carpet. They positively gleamed; decorated with small photographs and glistening music boxes that rivaled the Winter Palace decor.

About Amy: 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. 

Amy's Links:   Facebook / Twitter / Website / Blog / Goodreads

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  1. Lisa, thanks for inviting Amy and the angels back for Book 2. We really appreciate your support of 'The Angel Chronicles' series. Happy Holidays :)

  2. Lisa, I just wanted to stop by and say Thank you for having Emily & Matthew back on your incredible site! I hope you and your readers love their second adventure and you have a fantastic holiday!!!


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