Monday, February 3, 2014

Live with Tallent and Lowery Book Tour & Giveaway

Get to know Tallent and Lowery, their journey, 
and the author that is writing their story!

The Hero's Companion

Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery have seen it all, utilizing everything they have to survive. But now, Leah’s father has gone missing and they have only seven days before he’ll be killed. The only clue to follow is a picture of one of the most famous icons of all time, and a strange map hidden in her father’s desk. This new mystery will take them from the pinnacle of the Acropolis to the depths of Cleopatra’s caves in order to unmask the man who has a score to settle.

In a location that’s been buried under rock for centuries the battle will begin, and the team will have to face the one foe that will expose secrets and unleash unheard of power in order to get what he wants. ‘The Hero’s Companion’—the one woman who will do anything to make sure the right side wins, will fight the good fight; but without Gareth, her time may just run out.

The Sapphire Storm (Tallent & Lowery, #2)
The Sapphire Storm

After going up against a man who believed he was the Devil, himself, the beloved characters of Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery are exhausted. But a terrifying journey awaits…

When Leah arrives home her sarcasm burns even brighter, but a frightening call from Gareth’s sister changes the course of their holiday event. A new puzzle from the past has come to life, and involves a world of liars, killers and greed.

The heart-stopping suspense takes them from Coptic Cairo to the magical world of Petra in search of a cave that once housed a true ‘Illuminator’. They must find the answers to one of the biggest mysteries while staying one step ahead of villains who are determined to make sure that, this time, Tallent & Lowery do not survive.

There are two choices for Book I of the Tallent & Lowery adventure series to be released by Suspense Publishing on December 1st! Here's the 'Vibrant' choice!13

In 1902, thirteen people came together to continue a tradition that’d been set in stone thousands of years before.

In 2012, Leah Tallent, Head of Research at the New York Public Library, is about to unearth the secrets left behind by this crew by joining a crazy man on a fanatical quest. Gareth Lowery has spent his life searching for the ultimate artifact; twelve keys hidden by men whose job it was to protect the single biggest secret ever kept.

The fantastic duo is soon immersed in a whirlwind treasure hunt with historical and passionate repercussions. From the eerie Winchester House to the darkness of Loch Ness, they quickly learn that the theory of duality is correct: For every bad there is a good and, for Heaven, there most assuredly exists...Hell.

Tallent & Lowery Book #4: The Charlatan’s Crown

From defeating the worst of mankind to solving puzzles that have eluded others for centuries, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery must now follow a new trail to stop a madman from resurrecting a mighty Reich.

Although dead men supposedly tell no tales, the duo continue to follow clues left behind by true powerbrokers from Hell, and now they stand on the precipice of an infamous castle used by those who thrived on hate and terror.

Fighting for their lives from deep inside a labyrinth, they’ll stand atop a stage where an angel of death spoke to the masses, and climb to an ‘Eagle’s Nest’ to come face-to-face with a new enigma; a master puppeteer who’s pulling the strings on a monumental scheme they never saw coming.

Amy Lignor began her career in publishing as the Editor-in-Chief of Grey House Publishing in New England. Working in the publishing industry for decades, she is now the Owner/Operator of The Write Companion which offers full editing, ghostwriting and proofreading services.

Not only is Amy a bestselling author, she has been inducted into the ITW – International Thriller Writers Org. and is a writer/contributor for many companies, including: Authorlink; Humor Outcasts; The Feathered Quill; Bookpleasures; Suspense Magazine, as well as a variety of literary periodicals. She has been the head writer for Be First, Inc., and has just become the Editor-in-Chief of a new imprint: Hallowed Ink Press

Other books by Amy Lignor:
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Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1) Gilded Wings (The Angel Chronicles, #2) A Privilege (The Angel Chronicles, #3)

Guest Post by Amy Lignor
My Perfect Writing Experience

A great many times I’m asked what needs to be in place before I begin writing. Well…my writing routine is my own brand of unique, I suppose, just like all other authors out there. I’m very easy to please, actually; all I need is an industrial fan and my dog. Even know this sounds like a bad ‘reality show’ prank, there are actual reasons for both.

Getting the time to write is actually the hardest part. Some days it feels like I need the fedora and whip of Indiana Jones in order to fight the good fight so I can sit in front of a computer for more than two minutes. But when the gods smile and I do succeed, I have to immediately turn on that huge fan that sits in the corner of the office. I lived in a big city for a long time and I’m used to the world’s noises; and although I love the blissful silence of the desert that I have at my disposal now, I still need something repetitive so I can relax and enter my own head. Some people choose music, I need the fan. 

Unfortunately, I also only need that noise. If anything’s speaking - people, the cat, the television, the radio - I can’t write a word. I actually do need to be trapped inside this manic mind I own to be able to hear all the characters speaking in my head. Lah Tallent happens to be the loudest, as any fan f the series knows. Soon there will be rubber walls on the room around me I’m sure, but I need to concentrate on the story, see the landscape, and step into the world where my characters live…far away from my own.

Needing the dog would seem to be odd, going against the whole ‘quiet’ rule. My dog, however, is a huge rhinoceros of a gentle beast who spends most all his time lying beside me wherever I happen to be sitting.  He is the best editor in the world. I can bounce ideas off him and he looks really interested. His eyes get wide, his ears stand up straight (well…one does) and he cocks his head to the side. He’s either liking the path I’m taking with my characters, or he simply believes that every word in the English language means ‘treat.’ (Jury’s still out on that one.)

He breathes slowly and evenly, blending with the fan perfectly. With the exception of the UPS man stopping by, it’s the perfect relationship. When that brown truck with the horrific brakes pulls up (I swear it’s got to be a rule that all UPS trucks sound like a dolphin screaming for it’s life between the tires), my dog has a tendency to let out a bellow without giving any pre-warning whatsoever. If I’m typing when that occurs, my heart stops, and whatever I haven’t saved ends up deleted when I fall forward from shock and land on the keyboard. Other than that, my dog is THE writing partner of choice and I’m completely lost without him.

So… Fan on, check. Hair blowing like I’m caught in a jet engine, check. The canine grizzly, fed, watered, and sleeping soundly just waiting for that one harsh squeak that will allow him his own ‘voice’ for the day, check. Only then do Leah & Gareth come alive and take me on their brand new adventure.  

Although I do not live at the local Starbucks, my coffee pot is always on and the cup is always full.  Except for when UPS arrives and I end up wearing the coffee. That, I really do hate. Not only is it painful, but as all you writers know, once a keyboard is sticky there’s just no fixing it.

Until Next Time, Everybody.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

3 Winners - eCopies of 13, The Sapphire Storm & The Hero's Companion by Amy Lignor
3 Winners - eCopy of The Hero's Companion
1 Winner - eCopy of the new release, The Charlatan's Crown, when it comes available!!

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  1. I'd love to go bungee jumping and sky diving, and may be scale a rappel on a tall mountain.