Blog Tour: Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles - Amy Lignor



Welcome to our stop on Amy Lignor's blog tour for book 2 in The Angels Chronicles. Gilded Wings is the sequel to Until Next Time. Today we feature our part of the read along excerpt and Author guest post. The tour is hosted by Tribute Books


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Amy Lignor's 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.


*** Read Along Excerpt ***

Drew Parrish was freezing. It was late May in New York City but the bitter winds made it seem more like Christmas lights should be burning in the windows.

He walked down the avenue quickly, thanking the heavens that the horrible ache in his chest was finally beginning to subside. Talk about an awful night. He’d felt like he was an eighty-year-old man when the pain had come, not his usual, energetic seventeen- year-old self. Drew could swear, thinking back on the delusional evening, that for a second he’d felt his heart stop beating completely. Thankfully, it must have been a nightmare, seeing as that he was now heading to work on this strangely bitter day to a place that had once changed his entire life.

As he walked toward Battery Park, Drew looked over his shoulder at the city he now called home. His brain felt so strange—clouded over. His stomach felt as if his soul was on fire as he began to walk through his memories, recalling everything he could about his life.
He’d been here ever since his tenth birthday, and in the past seven years he’d found, for the most part, that he loved being an American. But that certainly wasn’t how it started...

It seemed like a million years ago when he and his father had left their beloved Ireland behind to make the long, hard journey on that horrible boat. Surrounded by other lost souls escaping the Great Famine and British domination over their land and lives, Drew remembered being scared to death when the medical inspector on Ellis Island had pulled his father out of the long line. The cold stranger had used a buttonhook to turn up his father’s eyelids and, seconds later, had led his father away from the flow of immigrants. With a piece of white chalk the medical man had marked his father’s forehead with the giant letter E.






So…You Want the Inside ‘Skinny’ on the Warrior? Here Goes…

Hi, I’m Emily. I’m the angel part of this angel/warrior team. And I have to say, when I talk to our creator (no, I mean the writer, not our Creator, creator) I’m always amazed by how many females - and we’re taking teens to grandmothers - want to know about Matthew because they think he’s so great. Well…here are some things you don’t know.

Matthew needs to shower more, especially after we fight in Gabriel’s pit. Even though we’re talking about Heaven, we are still talking about a soul who’s in need of soap and water to make his scent livable again.

Matthew is also a questioner. Now, I know that you would think I would be, considering the fact that I do it a lot in our stories, but Matthew is the really annoying one. Sometimes he’ll hold his head up, turn his neck back and forth so fast it’s like he’s found something odd to smoke in St. Francis’ field, and he’ll start asking about everything. When he sees a new animal, a new piece of technology, a new wardrobe choice that Mark makes (even though Mark likes the tuxedo the best, he tries on a lot of different outfits), Matthew has to know all about it. He also asks Michael all about the ins and outs of thoughts, magic, reading minds, teleportation - which I still don’t think will ever be invented but, whatever. He even got into this kick recently where he wanted to know about vampires. I’m sure it’s because the library suddenly became full of books about ‘fanged’ creatures, but Matthew wanted the lowdown on whether or not they were real. Turns out, they… Sorry, I forgot, I’m not supposed to give anything away.

Matthew also likes to fight. He’s always throwing himself into the pit to go against Gabe, our teacher. He loves all the swords and shields, and all the ‘ancient’ weapons the best. I think he wants to be King Arthur, or something. But I told him that already happened so he was out of luck.

But…I suppose he learns a lot. His questions and his battles have made him just about the best at this ‘business’ as anyone could possibly be. And the people he’s helped and the jobs he’s done made him the biggest-hearted person I’ve ever met. And, yes…I suppose he’s handsome, if you like that sweet/oddly rugged warrior thing and the bright blue eyes. Well…I’ll give him that one…the eyes are amazing. Anyone can be drawn into those eyes in seconds.

The loyalty and honesty he has are large benefits too, you could say. He is so loyal to his job, his friends, his decisions and…to me. I know people got mad at me in our first life when Jason became my first love, but I really don’t have any idea about soul mates. I mean, we’re taught about them all the time, but I’m still trying to figure out how it would be possible to have two?

Anyway…yes, Matthew is a hero. And, yes, he’s definitely the guy you want on your side. But you may want to bring duct tape with you or have one of those iPod things so that you can put it in you ear and drown him out after a while.

Oh, and in Gilded Wings, Matthew becomes even more of a warrior than what you…or I, thought he was.

Until Next Time, Everybody,
Amy


Gilded Wings
The Angels Chronicles #2
Author: Amy Lignor
Released: November 1st 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books
Available: Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Gilded Wings Summary: 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.

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4 comments:

  1. Yara, thanks again for inviting Amy and the angels back for Book 2. Your continued support means the world to us.

    P.S. I saw your pics with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner on Twitter - looks like you had a great time at the premiere :)

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  2. Yara - thank you so much for having Matthew come back for your readers. I hope they love their second adventure. And I can see from the pics you are going to have a great Thanksgiving LOL.

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  3. sounds like a great read...thanks for the giveaway chance!

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