Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Book Spotlight & Excerpt~ Gilded Wings by Amy Lignor

Gilded Wings
(The Angel Chronicles # 2)
By: Amy Lignor
Pub. Date: November 1, 2012
Pub: Tribute Books

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. 

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,


Sighing, Anya thought back on the last few days. She’d limped away from the hospital in Moscow, returning to the domestic quarters that she’d called home for the past year. The mansion where she worked had been so calm that the screams of the morning massacre had finally faded to a dull painful image inside Anya’s battered brain. She’d packed her possessions, stared longingly at the cross on the wall, and hid seventy-five dollars—her life savings—in the pockets of her dress.

After leaving a short note explaining her actions, Anya limped painfully to the port. With each methodical step a deep masculine voice seemed to whisper in her head, guiding her to the barge office. She paid for her ticket to New York on the S.S. Suevia, and boarded with the rest of her people who were scrambling to escape. The look in their eyes held a mixture of excitement for the New World to come, and the extreme sadness of leaving the homeland they’d once strongly believed in far behind.

About the author: 

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

Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 buy links:

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

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Nook buy link - $4.95

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Smashwords buy link - $4.99

PDF buy link - $4.95


  1. Kristina, thanks for your continuing support for Amy and 'The Angel Chronicles.' We appreciate it :)

  2. Kristina - Thank you so much for having Emily & Matt on your blog. It is really appreciated!!!

  3. love the cover, since I am a cover junkie but all around interesting.


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