Giveaway and Guest post by Amy Lignor, author of the The Angel Chronicles

Publish Date: November 1, 2012

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Synopsis: 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.

Excerpt: “Who is this robber baron person?” Anya whispered.

Drew took her elbow, leading her up a small flight of steps. “Nothing to worry about, Miss Anya.”


“We’re here.”

Anya stared at the hand-carved door before her. Made of brightly polished wood, it gleamed under the strange ball of light that was hanging above it. At the top was a beautiful window that held the peaceful faces of cherubic angels flying through the midnight blue glass. The angels’ eyes were illuminated from behind as they smiled down at the new houseguests. Below the window was a shiny brass plaque that read, Carrow, announcing the name of the occupants inside the wealthy home.

“This is beautiful,” Anya whispered.

“Look at the angels,” Gregori added.

Drew smiled. “This window was made by a man named Tiffany. He creates all sorts of beautiful things, like ornaments, lamps, even jewelry. I’ll show you his store tomorrow; it’s really a sight to behold.”

Drew reached out and knocked hard against the wood, and only a moment later Anya heard the click of the door welcoming them to their new world.

Author 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.

Guest Post: Emily & Matthew Run Face-First Into ‘The Four Hundred Club’

 Drew smiled reassuringly at Anya. “Acceptance into that club is not something you need to strive for, Anya. They’re all like Brighton, believe me.”
    “Oh,” Anya stated, sourly.
    Drew laughed. “Exactly.  Most boring group of people you’d ever want to meet.”

 This is the first we hear of the famous and infamous ‘Four Hundred Club’ that rules society in Gilded Wings. And as readers walk with the angel/warrior team from Until Next Time through their new ‘home’ of New York City during a time of wealth and supremacy, they will see exactly what the ‘fuss’ was all about. In fact, Matthew and Emily find themselves so deeply immersed in this ‘higher echelon’ of society at one point, that they marvel at what they discover there.

Of course, acceptance certainly isn’t in the cards for these two, seeing as that they are simple immigrants who were just lucky enough to have found a benefactor…and each other. But as the duo run up against some of the most interesting characters in American history, they soon find that being on the ‘poor’ side of the coin is exactly where they want to remain.

‘The Four Hundred Club’ was once very real (even though, if we did some digging, this writer believes it’s still a part of our lives even though it may go by another name now). This very specific group of people encompassed the super-rich industrialists and financiers that literally ran the land. Familiar names such as John D Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, the Vanderbilt’s and the very prominent Astor family were a part of this ‘club’ that would never open their doors and allow others inside their world. These men were labeled “robber barons” by some, seeing as that they were looked at as nothing more than underhanded families where they became captains of industry only by stealing and lying.

However, there were some in the group that actually participated in immense acts of philanthropy when it came to the City, most especially Andrew Carnegie, who used his own money to endow thousands of colleges, hospitals, museums, schools, opera houses and, his favorite, public libraries. Although, in another book soon to be release titled 13 - there was a very interesting reason why he did all that back then. But…that’s another story.

‘The Four Hundred Club’ that surrounded Emily and Matthew also had a very interesting character among them - a social ‘hanger-on’ by the name of Ward McAllister. The only reason this southern gent was even accepted into this club was the fact that Mrs. Astor (the grande dame of society) had Ward on her arm at all functions. McAllister was an Astor relation by marriage, and always referred to Mrs. Astor as the ‘Mystic Rose.’ Ward’s job was to make sure that people maintained the rules of social behavior and etiquette - and started rumors just as fast he could if they didn’t. Nowadays, he’d make a wonderful Star Magazine reporter.

Ward was the one who stated that among the vastly rich families of Gilded Age, New York, there were only 400 people who could be counted as members of “Fashionable Society.”

So, as our angel/warrior team find themselves part of the ornate and elaborate parties that Astor threw for herself and other members of the elite, it’s a truly fun ride as readers are introduced to the lady, herself, and McAllister - who truly has an eye for the warrior’s best friend. Team Jason, anyone?

Until Next Time, Everybody,


  1. Star, thanks for inviting Amy and the angels back to your blog for Book 2. We appreciate your continued support of 'The Angel Chronicles' series :)

  2. Star - Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for having Matt & Emily back on your fantastic blog. I hope you have a great holiday!

    1. You are very welcome! Happy Holidays to you and yours :-)

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