Sunday, November 4, 2012


An Angel/Warrior Team Arrive in America

Ellis Island is the place where our angel/warrior team once again ‘find’ each other for adventure number two…and what an amazing place it was.

Emily is one of the people stepping off that boat. On a hideous ride where some got so ill they had to return home and never set foot in the land of opportunity, Emily was surrounded by people who went from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other; happy and excited, knowing that they would make their mark in America, or depressed, angry and practically mad with disease, wondering if they would make it at all.

When our angel steps onto this ‘welcoming’ land, she immediately faces some truly heartbreaking incidents as she slowly walks up the lines toward a young man behind a desk whose job it is to check her in and offer her the chance at a brand new life. That young man is another immigrant who was lucky just a little while before, when he walked off the boat with his father, was accepted into the country and brought into the home of a very kind, wealthy man. He works at the Island to give back to others for the good luck he received. Even though he had to watch a man in a white coat write a letter on his father’s forehead in chalk - a letter that had him sent home on the next available boat to never be seen again - Mathew had found a home on America’s shores.

You are talking about a very frightening moment for a great many people; you are also talking about a building that, to some, looked a lot like the monument of Alcatraz. There were rules you had to abide by and an interview you had to pass in order to make it through the Island and out the other side where New York City waited. Support, friendship, help - these were key to a family’s survival…and some stories did not turn out well.

The ‘golden doors’ were opened to the immigrants and without that - without America standing up and placing that ‘Lady’ in the harbor with her torch that was the statue that still stands for the pride and honor we have in this country, we would’ve missed out on a great many who brought amazement to one and all. 

From the magic of Harry Houdini who stepped off the boat in 1914 (who Emily has the pleasure to see later on) to Theodore Roosevelt who stepped off on the Island and went on to become the President of the nation that accepted him to Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein - even the much beloved Disney World would not have existed without the Island, seeing as that Walt stepped off the boat in 1919 and began a career that has brought the most entertainment and amazement for children and adults. These incredible imaginations, pioneering spirits - these people gave America a huge gift - and we can all be thankful that we had the ability to welcome them into the fold.

So as you watch Emily and Matthew - two immigrants who were given a chance in America - remember how honored we have all been by the arrivals of the good, hard workers who made this country what it is today. And…who knew? Among the pioneers and intellects and entertainment gurus came an angel and a warrior who touched lives in ways that no one could possibly have dreamed of.

Until Next Time, Everybody,

'Gilded Wings' Blog Tour
Read Along Excerpt Schedule 

1. November 1 (A) - Christie's Book Reviews  
2. November 1 (B) - Literary R&R  
3. November 1 (C) - Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews & Goodies  
4. November 1 (D) - Little Library Muse  
5. November 2 (A) - We Do Write  
6. November 2 (B) - Reading & Writing Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance  
7. November 2 (C) - Culture Shock   
8. November 2 (D) - Sapphyria's Book Reviews  
9. November 2 (E) - Read-Along Excerpt #9  
10. November 5 (A) - What's Beyond Forks?  
11. November 5 (B) - Great Minds Think Aloud  
12. November 6 - What's on the Bookshelf  
13. November 7 (A) - Pretty in Fiction  
14. November 7 (B) - Novel d'Tales  
15. November 8 (A) - Chapter by Chapter  
16. November 8 (B) - I'm a Book Shark  
17. November 8 (C) - Ladybug Storytime  
18. November 9 (A) - Keeping It Real with Lucy  
19. November 9 (B) - The Story of a Writer  
20. November 12 (A) - Claire Reads  
21. November 12 (B) - A Site for the Reader, the Writer, for You!  
22. November 13 (A) - Rose's Book Corner  
23. November 13 (B) - Reading to Penguins  
24. November 13 (C) - The Book Galaxy  
25. November 13 (D) - Pages from My Thoughts  
26. November 13 (E) - Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf  
27. November 14 - Kelly Hashway  
28. November 15 (A) - Cocktails and Books  
29. November 15 (B) - We Fancy Books  
30. November 15 (C) - Downtown YA  
31. November 16 (A) - Book Love 101  
32. November 16 (B) - Book Lover Stop  
33. November 19 (A) - Hooked on Books  
34. November 19 (B) - Once Upon a Twilight  
35. November 19 (C) - Mother Gamer Writer  
36. November 20 (A) - Synchronized Reading  
37. November 20 (B) - Fighting Monkey Press  
38. November 21 - Gina's Library  
39. November 22 - Herding Cats & Burning Soup  
40. November 23 (A) - Lunar Haven  
41. November 23 (B) - Lissette E. Manning  
42. November 26 (A) - Crazed Mind  
43. November 26 (B) - Kindle and Me  
44. November 27 (A) - I Am A Reader, Not A Writer  
45. November 27 (B) - Behind a Million and One Pages  
46. November 28 - Romance Bookie  
47. November 29 - My Guilty Obsession  
48. November 30 - booknerd  
49. December 1 - Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
50. December 2 - Reading Challenged  
51. December 3 - Rants-n-Scribbles  
52. December 4 (A) - A Book and a Latte  
53. December 4 (B) - Bookcase to Heaven  
54. December 5 (A) - Colorimetry  
55. December 5 (B) - Mad Hatter Reads  
56. December 6 (A) - Fighter Writer  
57. December 6 (B) - Walking on Bookshelves  
58. December 6 (C) - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers  
59. December 7 (A) - Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf  
60. December 7 (B) - Young Adult Book Reviews  
61. December 10 - Offbeat Vagabond  
62. December 11 - Mom in Love with Fiction  
63. December 12 - Book Nook Club  
64. December 13 - The Bibliophilic Book Blog  
65. December 14 - Earth's Book Nook  
66. December 17 (A) - A Dream Within a Dream  
67. December 17 (B) - Rampant Readers  
68. December 18 - Bookworm Lisa  
69. December 19 - Reader Girls  
70. December 20 - Simply Infatuated  
71. December 21 (A) - Ottilie Weber  
72. December 21 (B) - The Top Shelf  
73. December 26 - A Diary of a Book Addict  
74. December 27 - Paper Dreams  
75. December 28 - The Bookish Babes  
76. December 29 - Cherie Reads  
77. January 4 - Bookworm Babblings  
78. January 7 - Emily's Crammed Bookshelf  
79. January 8 - Kindred Dreamheart  
80. January 9 - Book Lovin' Mamas  
81. January 10 (A) - Snowdrop Dreams of Books  
82. January 10 (B) - Electrifying Reviews  
83. January 11 - Fictional Candy  
84. January 14 - The Electrical Book Cafe  
85. January 15 - The Children's & Teens' Book Connection  
86. January 16 - Nicole Notated  
87. January 17 - Splash of Our Worlds  
88. January 18 - Leisure Reads  
89. January 21 - Lynn Thompson Books  
90. January 22 - Books in the Spotlight  
91. January 23 - Lizzy's Dark Fiction  
92. January 24 - Long and Short Reviews  
93. January 25 - Read 2 Review  
94. January 26 - Only God Can Make a Tree  
95. January 28 - Romancing the Book  
96. January 31 (A) - Free Book Dude  
97. January 31 (B) -- The Wormhole  

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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. 

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. 

ISBN: 9780985792220
ISBN: 9781301335541
Pages: 275
Release: November 1, 2012

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Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 Summary

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. Continuing Read-Along Excerpt:

    Forcing her eyes open, Anya watched a flock of shadows fly over her; then heavy boots landed on her arms and legs as men and women trampled her into the cold, wet ground. They didn’t even seem to notice her fragile figure splayed out on the grass.

    Anya tried to scream as a heel suddenly came down on her throat, silencing her cry and making her lungs burn as she struggled for air. The boot raced away. Anya attempted to move her body out of the path of the human stampede. There were piles of bodies laid out before her; their necks were twisted, their wounds still bleeding.

    Trying to stand, yet another unstoppable force crashed into her back, tossing her like a rag doll back to the unyielding ground. Intense pain coursed through her body, but she could feel a warm spark deep inside her. As if her soul suddenly came alive, Anya’s strength seemed to return. Forcing herself to her bloody knees, she tried with all her might to escape the pandemonium. As she rose to her feet a rough hand circled her waist and pulled her through the crazed crowd. She barely got a look at her large savior, who was dressed in the familiar garb of a Russian policeman. All she saw was his face—a mask of fear as he tried to rescue as many as he could from the throng of screaming bodies.

    Carrying her in his arms, he closed in on a protective gully located on the far side of the field. He tossed Anya’s body. She felt the wind beneath her feet as she tumbled into a small group of people—doubled over, gasping for breath. Blood and sweat ran down their foreheads and into their eyes, making them appear like demons rising from their graves in the thick morning fog.

    Anya stumbled away from the crowd toward a large grove of trees that served as the border for what she now recognized as the coronation field. Turning, she searched for her guardian angel to thank him, but he was already running away—back into the human nightmare.

  2. Kitty, thanks for helping to spread the word about Book 2's release. We appreciate it! :)

  3. This is definitely on my TBR pile. (: