Thursday, December 27, 2012


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Gilded Wings Blog Tour. Gilded Wings in book two in The Angel Chronicles. The tour is being hosted by Tribute Books, you can find the entire schedule here. My stop includes a guest post from author Amy Lignor, an excerpt and the tour wide giveaway.

But first, take a look at the series....

Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)Series: The Angel Chronicles #1
Genre: Paranormal YA
Publisher: Tribute Books
Publication Date: 2/1/12

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.
Gilded WingsSeries: The Angel Chronicles #2
Genre: Paranormal YA
Publisher: Tribute Books
Publication Date: 11/1/12

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.

Read-along Excerpt
Hope smiled and reached out to pat her hand. “No reason you would. I suppose I’ll just shorten this tale a bit. After the Civil War, the freeing of the slaves and President Lincoln’s death, the Yankees—which is simply another name for the Northerners who invaded the South—took over. They brought their money and built on our land, cut down our trees, opened lumber factories, and basically took away every ounce of our charm. Carpetbaggers are just thieves. They gave the colored men and women hope by offering them land but, if you ask me, all they really wanted to do was work them to death just like the Southern plantation owners had. They just did it in a quieter way, thinking that the people wouldn’t notice. Anyway, the whole thing’s hard to explain and happened over thirty years ago.” She smiled. “Just know that I am as much an outsider as you are, darlin’.”

Anya’s brain was racing to keep up. “But you this city? Aren’t you now surrounded by these Yankee people?”

Hope laughed so hard she placed a hand on her stomach. “Honey, you catch on fast. I figured if you can’t beat em’—join em’. Anyway, there were only two places to go. Here, and our capital, Washington D.C. But,” she continued, shrugging her shoulders, “I can’t stand the constant chatter of politics. Very boring stuff. All the men who live there want to talk and, boy, do they think they’re smarter than everyone else. So it was New York for me.”

Anya felt a twinge inside her belly as if Hope should be involved in politics.

Guest Post

Inside the Writer’s Studio…with Emily!

One of my favorite shows on television is “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” This is a show presented to students of the Actor’s Studio Drama School at Pace University. I know there are a ton of interviews with celebrities, but the host, James Lipton, makes these people who everyone is so bedazzled by seem like the regular, normal humans they are. At the end of the show, Lipton asks his guest ten questions that they have to answer for the audience.

I wrote a blog about Matthew in this situation, but this time around it’s all about Emily - who’s more than a little uncomfortable when the spotlight is shone on her. But let’s see what our favorite angel has to say…



Host: Emily, thank you for being here today.

E: (swallows hard as she looks around the room, trying to find the exits). You bet.

Host: We had your partner, Matthew, on the show. Charming guy.

E: (rolls her eyes) Yeah…that seems to be the consensus.

Host: He said that your job is harder.

E: (cracks a smile) Being an angel, or putting up with him?

Host: I think he meant the angelic work you do.

E: (sighs) Matthew is a great partner - he does a great deal of work and protects me all at the same time. So…even though there is a sarcastic remark begging to be let out of my mouth right now, let’s just say Matthew’s a cool guy.

Host: He told us that he cares very much for you.

E: Is this thing almost over? Matthew didn’t tell me this would be Sally Jesse Raphael. I can’t talk about that relationship stuff. Pick an easier topic, like death or something.

Host: (Looks into the suddenly black eyes and clears his throat) Not at all. That’s your business! Let’s just move on to the questions, shall we? (Without waiting for a response, he continues,) What is your favorite word?

E: Love

Host: But I thought you just said…?

E: It’s my favorite word - doesn’t mean I want you to go all Sigmund Freud on me about it. He already yaps at me enough when I’m up there. Next question!

Host: What is your least favorite word?

E: Hate. I don’t think anyone should.

Host: What turns you on? (clears his throat) When Matthew was here he said, you.

E: Yeah, I know. And if you recall, I slapped him in the back of the head for that one.

Host: Oh, that’s right. He changed his answer to Dutch Apple Pie. I was unaware that angels could lie.

E: He didn’t lie - he eats that stuff constantly!

Host:  So…what about you? What turns you on?

E: (the angel shrugs) Second chances, I suppose.

Host: What sound or noise do you love?

E: Laughing. It’s addictive.

Host: What sound or noise do you hate?

E: I just said I hate the word hate, so…I dislike the sound of war. Again, not necessary.

Host: What is your favorite curse word?

E: Are you serious? If I answer that I may be punished in a bad way, so let’s just skip that one.

Host: Okay, but do you have one?

E: (she smiles) I’ve got a great one going through my head right now!

Host: Other than yours, what profession would you like to do?

E: A vet. As you can probably tell I’m not good with people, but animals and I are great.

Host: Don’t you have to be good with people when it comes to your job?

E: Did you give Matty this much trouble?

Host: Okey-doke. What profession would you not like to do?

E: A doctor. Can’t stand the sight of blood.

Host: But don’t you…?

E: That’s why I can’t stand the sight of it.

Host: Gotcha. Last question…

E: Thank you, God!

Host: If heaven exists, what would you like God to say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

E: If? Seriously?

Host: Okay…Thank you for joining us today, Emily. It was really great to meet you.

(As the wings unfurl, the angel offers a wink and a smile.) E: I heard that Matthew wished you good luck with this interview. Just letting you know - you did a good job. If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m the ‘bad cop’ when it comes to our angel/warrior team. Bye!

Until Next Time, Everybody,

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.

Connect with Amy at:
Facebook   |   Twitter  |   Website

Buy the Books at:
Kindle  |   Nook  |   iBookstore  |  Smashwords


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  1. Wow the covers on these are striking. They sound very unique too.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. I really like the covers. The books sound interesting though I'm not big on angel books. Loved the post. Very fun!!! Thanks for sharing hon!!

  3. Andrea, thanks again for inviting Amy and the angels to stop by. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this YA series :)

  4. I like the second cover. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this cover!!!!!


  6. Oh I do like the covers for these, and that was such a fun idea for a post. Thanks for sharing!

  7. As some others have said, I'm not sure these are exactly my cup of tea, but wow what covers! And it's a fabulous post. Thanks for bringing the author's work to my attention. :)

  8. That interview was fun! And a great way to get to know the characters a bit. I do love those covers too!

  9. Andrea - I wanted to stop by and thank you so much for having Emily and Matthew as a part of this incredible site. Your readers are extremely kind and I hope both you and they love their second adventure...and the twist at the end :) I want to wish you a VERY Happy New and I agree...Emma Michaels is the woman who did these amazing covers and I have never seen anthing like them. If there are authors out there wanting to hire the BEST artist in the literary world - Emma IS that person!!!

  10. This sounds like a great series. Loved the interview.

  11. I read book one and am looking forward to starting book two.


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