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TALLENT & LOWERY by Amy Lignor BlogTour & Giveaway

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

 

Creating a Famous Duo in Fiction

Personally, my own favorite duo out there in America is the same duo that brought about a ‘Tallent & Lowery’ in the first place. Patience and Fortitude, the majestic lions that sit in front of the NYPL, not only greet millions every day, but they also protect the home, so to speak, of Leah Tallent.

Sherlock and WatsonSherlock and Watson are probably the most famous detective pair out there in the literary world; when it comes to other media venues, you have everything from Crockett and Tubbs to Scooby-Doo and Shaggy to Batman and Robin. Various daring duo’s have always graced the screens – big and small – and have always served up the perfect banter and wit in books we’ve come to love.

With Leah Tallent & Gareth Lowery, I wanted to draw on all of these pairs in very subtle ways. With Leah’s happy (sometimes not) sarcasm and dryness, mixed with Gareth’s easy-going manner and love for her – their combined passion for solving these puzzles have drawn readers to their sides. To me, no matter what unique web they find themselves trying to unravel, it’s their strength as a duo that make the books a success.

Nick and Nora CharlesWhen the partners happen to be male and female (Nick and Nora Charles, for example), they can also bring a true bond to the book, which adds to the power of the story. Leah Tallent has certainly gotten into some dire situations in books 13, The Sapphire Storm and The Hero’s Companion. Yet, it’s not her intelligence or her way of reasoning things out that saves her – it is her partner, Gareth Lowery, who makes sure that Leah always has someone worth fighting for.

Gareth, of course, is the one who basically ruined Leah’s quiet librarian life in the first place when, in 13, he appeared inside the basement of the NYPL to retrieve a frightening book that’d been buried in the cornerstone of the building by creator, Andrew Carnegie, back in the early 1900s. He expected to discover the next steps he had to take in order to complete a lifelong mission of his. But what Gareth never expected was to discover the hard-headed, smart-mouthed, warm-hearted librarian who would literally be the brain and soul he needed for the rest of this life.

Jane AustenBeing able to take the detective aspects and combine them with the romantic aspects of literary partners (insert pretty much all of Jane Austen’s partners here), has allowed ‘Tallent & Lowery’ to become far more than just banter and wit. And…with the next four novels to come, readers will be more than surprised when they find out that this pair may just have to live with the fact that their adventures and puzzle-solving could lead to a break-up that neither saw coming.

When it comes down to duo’s, the literary world has offered more than its fair share. ‘Tallent & Lowery’, hopefully, will become one of those teams that will never be forgotten.

Until Next Time, Everybody,
Amy

 

The Books

 

13 by Amy Lignor
Book 1 of the Tallent & Lowery series
Genre: urban fantasy

 

 

About 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.

Source: Info in the About 13 was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Sapphire Storm by Amy Lignor
Book 2 of the Tallent & Lowery series
Genre: urban fantasy

 

 

About 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.

Source: Info in the About The Sapphire Storm was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Hero’s Companion by Amy Lignor
Book 3 of the Tallent & Lowery series
Genre: urban fantasy

 

 

About 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.

Source: Info in the About The Hero’s Companion was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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The Charlatan’s Crown by Amy Lignor
Book 4 of the Tallent & Lowery series
Genre: urban fantasy
Publication Date: Coming Soon!

 

About 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.

Source: Info in the About The Charlatan’s Crown was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

Meet The Author

 

About Amy:

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

Tallent & Lowery * The Write Companion * Facebook * Twitter * Linked In * Goodreads * The Angel Chronicles

 

Other books by Amy Lignor:
Click the covers to go to Goodreads

Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1) Gilded Wings (The Angel Chronicles, #2) A Privilege (The Angel Chronicles, #3)

 

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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Follow the rest of the tour!
2/3: Tome Tender
2/4: The Wonderings of One Person
Coffee and Books and Art
2/5: Kelly P’s Blog
Savings in Seconds
2/6: Cherry Mischievous
Deal Sharing Aunt
2/7: Brooke Blogs
2/9: Mythical Books
2/10: Fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
2/11: Dividing by Zero
2/12: Platypire Reviews
2/13: Books With Bree
All That’s Written
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
2/14: Grand Finale

 

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06/02/2014 - Posted by | Amy Lignor, contests, guest blogger, guest post | , , , ,

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