Monday, March 19, 2012

Until Next Time Blog Tour: Guest Post by Amy Lignor + Giveaway


Until Next Time
The Angel Chronicles #1
By Amy Lignor
The Blurb

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.

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About Amy Lignor: 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.

A Twist on the Love Triangle!
A Guest Post by Amy Lignor

The most romantic book of all time that still seems to reside on everyone’s bookshelf, had a very real love triangle dead center in the middle of it. Elizabeth Bennet had more than a passing fancy for the superficially charming George Wickham. In fact, she detested Mr. Darcy for how he’d treated Wickham in the past, not knowing that the man she was standing up for was a real loser. From that point on, to me, love triangles became an integral part of the novel. Whether it’s adventure, supernatural, historical or YA, the love triangle is what stands out and keeps drawing readers into the fold; not to mention that it has become part of the ‘formula’ that most publishers look for.

 It’s not a big shock that readers dream of the hero, but to have two of them after you, well…that takes it from “Happily Ever After, Cinderella” to sheer “Miracle!” The triangle isn’t just about the passion, however, it’s about how a writer can increase their characters’ likeability and charm as they delve into the conflict that their love triangle promotes.

But some do end up to be ‘seen’ by readers pretty early on. Take The Hunger Games. Katness, Peeta and Gale were beyond cool, but at the heart of it all, one does come across as the friend fairly clearly, while the other is that soulmate who the girl will never be able to get over. And even though the reader knows who will be chosen eventually, the fun is just to sit back and enjoy the ride.

 The same goes for Lauren Kate’s wonderful series, Fallen. Most readers know that after all this time Daniel and Luce will find a way to be together in a lifetime that doesn’t involve her death. Cam is that heartthrob - the dark and dangerous one who a great number of readers would choose. But, again, the choice really was made early on. If Luce picked Cam now, I would assume the author would have to move out of her house and head to Neptune in order to get away from the horde of broken-hearted fans.

Yes, I know…the biggest of them all was Edward versus Jacob. But, again, there was really no hope for Jacob after Edward first stood in front of the van and saved Bella in Twilight.

I personally thought it would be interesting to mix things up a bit where the whole love triangle is concerned. I wanted fans to really have no idea who to route for when The Angel Chronicles began. Matt and Emily are already soulmates, but Jason isn’t a friend - he’s the epitome of the soulmate on earth. Writing a triangle in a series that involves the one you love suddenly becoming an enemy, and the one you rely on suddenly being the one who may or may not destroy you, was extremely intriguing. Battle lines will be drawn, of course, but some readers will fall for one, some for the other, yet Emily will have to one day choose between a soulmate and a…soulmate.

The warrior angel is a significant character because I wanted to create a defender/protector who was not ‘fallen’ or tormented; he was simply given a job to do and he wants to do it. Yes, the warrior brings that strength, courage and dreaminess of the supernatural entity to the pages, but Matt also has one of the largest hearts that can be torn to shreds by a human. After all, when you’re busy protecting others, you don’t think about protecting yourself. To be able to have a character that’s warrior, friend, as well as heartthrob is fascinating.

My biggest hope is that readers let me know who they would pick if they had but one choice and very little time.

Until Next Time, Everybody,

See anything that caught your eye? If yes, you can find out more about Amy and her books at:

Or see the full tour schedule here to follow the tour, and win a copy of Until Next Time at various tour stops:

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And now, it's Giveaway Time!

One lucky ABS winner will win an ecopy of Until Next Time in your preferred format. This giveaway is international and will end 2 weeks from now on April 2nd, 2012.

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  1. Thanks Yet Peng for featuring Amy's post on YA love triangles, and good luck to all who enter the giveaway.

  2. Thank you so much for having the angel/warrior team on your site today! I am truly honored to be here!

  3. You're welcome, Amy and Nicole! I wanted to do a review stop cause Until Next Time sounds SO GOOODDD!!:(( But I'm so busy!! Haha, but oh well. Guest posts are cool too. :P


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