Friday, 2 November 2012

Guest Post by GILDED WINGS author Amy Lignor (Plus Giveaway!)



Can There Be More Than One Soul Mate?
Guest Post by Amy Lignor


This is a tough question. Frankly, some would shout ‘sacrilege!’ if you said there could be more than one. After all, the whole point of romance is that there is one out there who was born for you. They are your other half; the one who stands by your side no matter what happens. One cheesy line from the movies that springs to mind is: “You complete me.” Which is what a soul mate would say.


But when it comes to Emily, she lives as a tortured soul as she does her work and completes her lives. Unlike Mathew, who seems to be completely sure that his angel partner is THE one who he wishes to be connected with in the romance department, Emily has an issue. She cares for Jason and Matthew and is attracted to them both. Even if they make her feel a certain way - whether it be seductive and sexy or calm and loving - Emily is tested to the limits where her heart is concerned, because she feels that no matter which one she chooses, someone will be hurt. And that ‘someone’ is the group of people she was sent to save.


Emily has powers and gifts that she uses to help others down below - whether it be with words or actions - but she is also a girl. She feels the need for a partner who will protect her and love her no matter what. However, when she falls, she falls hard. With Jason, she would have a life of love and happiness. She could create a family with him and live with him the rest of her lives because her heart would continue to beat with true love. But…when you’re that much in love with someone, could you sacrifice them to do what you were meant to do…which is save others?  

When it comes to Matthew, Emily is already in love. With Matthew there is a history. He has been friend, brother, partner and now…love? Have the angel/warrior become a young man and woman who need to finally admit that they are the soul mates that everyone thinks they should be? In the end, Emily’s problem doesn’t change. She will always stand in front of Matthew or sacrifice for him because of how much he means to her. And with that strong emotion comes the fact that if she does fall over the edge - if the friendship turns to true love - she knows she will turn her back on the rest of the souls in order to save only his.

Is Emily wrong? IS there only one soul mate and she just can’t see who that person is? Or is she simply so fearful that she will hurt others that she will choose to never give her heart away? Do I believe there’s more than one soul mate? No. However, I do believe you can be happy and loved even if it’s not the one, because that ‘one’ is only found by certain lucky people in their lifetimes.

Is Jason or is Matthew the soul mate here? Well…we shall see. But Emily does give others a great deal to think about.

Until Next Time, Everybody,
Amy

Book Excerpt


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“We’re running out of time.”

I can hear the frustration in Matthew’s voice. I look up into his brilliant blue eyes and offer a smile, trying to soften my ironic tone. “Yet, here we sit, wasting our time reading.”

A smile plays at the corners of Matthew’s mouth. The hope and excitement of living out yet another life shines from his soul. His eyes are older now. He’s seen pain; he even walked the earth the first time around in a shell I didn’t much like. But I love him.

Actually, I sometimes feel like I’m in love with him. He and I fought in the training pit filled with flames because of that feeling. But we survived. Right before we went into this second life that I’m about to relive I declared my love to someone else. Jason. Yup, he has the soul meant for me on earth. I know that. At least, I knew that. Now I’m so confused, I have no idea what I’m doing.

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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.

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

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5 comments:

HelloWriters said...

Thank you Dorothy! I am honored to be a part of your site!!

Tribute Books said...

Dorothy, can I just say - you rock!

Thanks for helping us spread the word about the release of Book 2.

P.S. Best of luck with NaNoWriMo :)

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Thanks, Amy and Nicole!

Gloria Alafe said...

Very nice giveaway, I have never read any of the books but they do sound very interesting.

Holly Underhill said...

Would love to read these books. :)