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.
Book 1 Summary: Until Next Time
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.
For this writer, I have to say, the NYPL is the place I want to live. In fact, if I could find a way to let the administrators of the library to get ‘on board’ with my idea, I would simply move into the basement and wander those rooms each and every night. Like the smell of the ice is to a hockey player – that’s how unbelievably in awe I am of that building.
Not only are Emily and Matthew walking in a world that boasted the creation of that mighty giant in Gilded Wings, but my adventure series – Tallent & Lowery – actually ‘stars’ the head librarian of the NYPL as she uses her knowledge to put pieces of very strange puzzles together to eventually find the solution to a mystery of mammoth proportions.
Everyone always asks about a writer’s inspiration. Some say it is a certain person or group of people, others say it was a powerful phrase from another author, while still others actually ‘see’ the scenes in their minds before they get in front of a keyboard to begin. For me, it’s that building.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had mentors and teachers I’ll never forget; and I am an avid reader who is constantly astounded by some of the amazing tales that are out there, but when I see Patience and Fortitude looking at me as if they know something I don’t, the beads of sweat break out in my palms and I get a head rush. I once actually had to stop myself from running across the street and getting hit by a million or more taxicabs just to get inside those doors so I could sit down, surrounded by that Beaux-Arts architecture, and take a deep, calming breath.
The NYPL is why Matthew and Emily are always found in a library when we first meet up with them. I can only imagine the angel/warrior team needing that place of absolute tranquility, filled with the tales of others who have gone before, in order to take on their newest challenge.
Books are a passion for me. As a child I played in my Mom’s library (she was the head librarian in the small town where I grew up), and even now I have to head into the closest one in whatever town I ‘land in’ so that I can feel that magic – that culmination of so many great minds in one place. Think about it. I’m not over exaggerating. Only in a library can you sit with Jane Austen, Poe, Koontz and King all at the same time. THAT is magic.
I hope you enjoy Matthew and Emily’s journey as they meet up with action, adventure and romance around every turn. But I also hope that you can one day step inside the NYPL. God knows, I dream about getting back there. I left a long time ago and I have missed it beyond belief! Maybe we can sit, have coffee and talk about the wonders that exist inside those walls. I’ll meet you there!
Until Next Time, Everybody,
Anya leaned closer, placing a hand on the Irishman’s chest. “I don’t think he likes us very much.”
The emerald eyes gazed into hers. “Trust me, Brighton’s harmless. And he doesn’t like anyone.” Noticing their closeness, Drew felt his head begin to spin from the heat that seemed to claim his body. Turning quickly, he offered a smile to the staunch butler. “Isn’t that right, old man?”
“Yes. It is,” he replied stiffly.
Gregori backed up into Anya’s skirt as Drew let out a slightly embarrassed chuckle. “See? A polite ambassador, he is not. Take care of them Brighton,” he added, bowing to Anya and walking out the door. “Mr. Carrow wants it that way.”
“I heard you the first time!”
The door closed behind him and Anya’s heart began to race. The protector she’d known was no longer by her side, abandoning her in a strange world. She looked up at the back of the window and shivered when she realized that the colorful angels had turned their backs on her and Gregori.
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.