Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog Tour: Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

Author: Amy Lignor
Publisher: Tribute Books
Date of Publication: February 2012

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.

When I read the synopsis for Until Next Time, I was really intrigued by the premise of the story.  I liked the idea behind the book.   It looked like a fresh take on the angel story-line.  Emily and Matt are soul mates who have been training in Heaven to be sent down to earth to take over the bodies of 2 people to try to help other people.  The catch is that Emily and Matt have no memory of who they really are once they are back on earth.  

The characters were interesting and I did enjoy the story of the Liz and Daniel as they live in Ireland. In the end though the book was just OK for me.  I found myself with more questions than answers and I was confused a few times.  I wasn't totally sure why Emily and Matt kept going back to Heaven.  Especially when the answers to the questions they asked weren't supposed to help them anyway.  They weren't supposed to have any memory of being angels once they are on earth.  Also, why take away their memories if they have spent their whole life training?  The logic just didn't work for me. 

In the beginning of the book, it seems that something has made Emily disillusioned. She is being forced to read back through her "lives" to try to find out why.  Until Next Time is the first of those lives. I am going to assume that the next books will be more lives of Daniel and Emily.  Perhaps they will hold more of a clue as to why Emily is disillusioned. So, in the end, not a bad start to the series.  I'll give the next one a shot to see where Emily and Daniel end up next.

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. 

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ISBN: 9780983741855
ISBN: 9781465992697
Pages: 295
Release: February 1, 2012

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Precious said...

I really love the sound of Until Next Time. I think it's a really good book with a good plot. I've read amazing reviews on this one.

Tribute Books said...

Kari, I'm glad you're hooked to find out why Emily became so disillusioned by her journeys to Earth. Stay tuned there's more to come.

Precious, thanks for the comment. I hope you have a chance to check out "Until Next Time."