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The Sapphire Storm [NOOK Book]

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After going up against a man who believed he was the Devil, himself, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery are beyond exhausted. Now they are about to embark on the most terrifying journey imaginable . . . a trip to meet Leah’s parents.
When Leah arrives where the ‘home fires burn,’ her sarcasm burns even brighter, while Gareth Lowery—the handsome adventurer—uses his charm to sway the ‘odd’ Tallent clan. But when a frightening call from Gareth’s sister arrives telling him that her love...
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The Sapphire Storm

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Overview

After going up against a man who believed he was the Devil, himself, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery are beyond exhausted. Now they are about to embark on the most terrifying journey imaginable . . . a trip to meet Leah’s parents.
When Leah arrives where the ‘home fires burn,’ her sarcasm burns even brighter, while Gareth Lowery—the handsome adventurer—uses his charm to sway the ‘odd’ Tallent clan. But when a frightening call from Gareth’s sister arrives telling him that her love has disappeared, the daring duo is soon running away from one horrific situation directly into another.
A new puzzle from the past has come to life. Following clues left behind, the courageous couple become embedded in a world filled with liars, killers and greed. And when the riddle of a famous ‘Bard’ is solved, a strange woman appears who has far more in common with Leah than she can possibly imagine.
The heart-stopping suspense of this new quest takes them from Coptic Cairo to the magical world of Petra, in search of a cave deep underground that once housed a true ‘Illuminator.’ Yet again, they must find the answers and stay one step ahead of true villains who are determined to make sure that—this time—Tallent & Lowery do not survive.
Join the action as the passionate team who readers fell in love with in “13,” end up unlocking an ancient mystery that no one is ever going to believe!
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Editorial Reviews

Author - M. J. Rose
“A flat-out, slam-dunk, no-questions-asked-terrific-adventure. Try not to turn the pages too fast because the wonderfully complex characters deserve your time! This is truly a magical story that had me in its thrall from the very first page. It’s so exciting to discover a new talent like Lignor and have more books to look forward to.”
—International Bestseller, M.J. Rose
The Feathered Quill - Ellen Feld
“Full of mystery, wrapped up in just enough historical fact to make it all seem so real, and with plenty of sizzle between the two main characters, “The Sapphire Storm” is a definite winner!”
—Ellen Feld, The Feathered Quill
Author - Cat Kalen
“This masterfully told page turner is fresh, innovative, descriptive, and intense but I must warn you, prepare to stay up late because it’s not a story you can easily put down. I was blown away by Ms. Lignor’s knowledge and imagination and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I want more!!!!”
—Cat Kalen, author of the RT’s ‘Top Pick’ Pride Series
Author - J.M. LeDuc
“After the brilliance of “13,” book one in the series, it would take a jewel to outshine it. Amy Lignor finds that jewel with “The Sapphire Storm.” It is a storm of brilliant writing and amazing characters. I cannot wait for the next installment of the Tallent & Lowery series. Encore!”
—J.M. LeDuc, author of “Cursed Days”
Ellen Feld
“Full of mystery, wrapped up in just enough historical fact to make it all seem so real, and with plenty of sizzle between the two main characters, “The Sapphire Storm” is a definite winner!”
—Ellen Feld, The Feathered Quill
M. J. Rose
“A flat-out, slam-dunk, no-questions-asked-terrific-adventure. Try not to turn the pages too fast because the wonderfully complex characters deserve your time! This is truly a magical story that had me in its thrall from the very first page. It’s so exciting to discover a new talent like Lignor and have more books to look forward to.”
—International Bestseller, M.J. Rose
J.M. LeDuc
“After the brilliance of “13,” book one in the series, it would take a jewel to outshine it. Amy Lignor finds that jewel with “The Sapphire Storm.” It is a storm of brilliant writing and amazing characters. I cannot wait for the next installment of the Tallent & Lowery series. Encore!”
—J.M. LeDuc, author of “Cursed Days”
Cat Kalen
“This masterfully told page turner is fresh, innovative, descriptive, and intense but I must warn you, prepare to stay up late because it’s not a story you can easily put down. I was blown away by Ms. Lignor’s knowledge and imagination and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I want more!!!!”
—Cat Kalen, author of the RT’s ‘Top Pick’ Pride Series
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016294049
  • Publisher: Suspense Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Series: Tallent & Lowery , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 285
  • Sales rank: 1,129,790
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

As the daughter of a career librarian Amy grew up loving books; ‘Patience& Fortitude’ at the NYPL are still her heroes. Beginning in the genre of historical romance with, “The Heart of a Legend,” Amy moved into the YA world where her first team from The Angel Chronicles has been loved. Now, moving into the action/adventure world with Tallent & Lowery, Amy have been very lucky that this new ‘team’ has gathered an amazing fan base with their debut in “13.”

Working as an editor in the publishing industry for decades, she is am now the Owner/Operator of The Write Companion (www.thewritecompanion.com) which offers full services to authors. Being a contributor to Suspense Magazine and various other literary publications, Amy has been honored to meet and greet new authors, as well as the ‘old favorites’—which she hopes one day to become.
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  • Posted May 20, 2014

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    The wise cracking Tallent and Lowery return for their second adv

    The wise cracking Tallent and Lowery return for their second adventure.  And while their relationship has changed, the trouble they find has not.  I love how the mystery of this book builds on the events of the first while setting up book number three.  From the truth behind Shakespeare, to hidden secrets of the bible, the couple manages to uncover incredible hidden truths even while Leah searches for a decent cup of coffee.

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    Lignor jumps right into the action from the very beginning of th

    Lignor jumps right into the action from the very beginning of the story.  She mixes religion, myth, symbolism, and the everyday together to create a suspenseful yet intelligent storyline.  I appreciate how Lignor gives background information on the previous novel in the series and on the characters’ histories.  There is enough for someone to start reading the series here but not so much recap as to bore those who have read it.  

    Lignor employs extremely visual and captivating descriptions that leave an imprint in your mind.  The symbolism worked into this novel is also astounding.  It not only creates a picture for the audience but also helps to further the storyline, giving you hints and insights into the future.  

    I really appreciate the strong female lead in this story.  She doesn’t take a backseat to others but at the same time doesn’t feel the need to do everything on her own.  The two lead characters actually play the perfect counterpoint to each other.  They complement and balance each other.  Based on their interactions with each other you can really see how and why they fit together so well.

    Lignor continues to develop the characters that we met in the first Tallent & Lowery novel.  We now know them on multiple levels.  She also introduces new characters who are quite well developed.  The realistic interactions between the characters not only serve to add an extra element of realism to this story but also to give you more insight into the various characters and their relationships with each other.  It leads to a very well rounded cast.   I love the wide variety of character types that you come across in this novel.  No two are alike yet you can see the intricacies of their relationships.

    Overall, this novel is intellectually stimulating and creatively brilliant.  I would easily recommend it to all.  

    Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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    Posted December 7, 2013

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    She pads in quietly "Is this where I can join?" She mews, her head cocked to the side.

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  • Posted March 6, 2013

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    As the story opens, we see Emmanuel Carrier, the boyfriend of Ga

    As the story opens, we see Emmanuel Carrier, the boyfriend of Gareth’s sister Kathryn, somewhere deep within a rose-colored mountain, where he has discovered…a mighty weapon, an amazing artifact from long ago. But before Emmanuel can escape the cold clutches of the mountain, disaster strikes and he’s trapped, perhaps forever, with the artifact and the blazing, beautiful sapphires that surround him. That’s all we know of Emmanuel until later in the story…




    As the reader re-unites with Leah and Gareth in the next chapter, they are about to start a truly terrifying adventure of their own – visiting Leah’s parents in Connecticut. While that visit goes pretty much as expected, it comes to an unexpectedly abrupt end when Gareth receives a call from his sister Kathryn telling him that Emmanuel has disappeared. Leah and Gareth immediately leave the winter chills of New England behind as they head for Los Angeles to meet with Kathryn.




    When Leah and Gareth question Kathryn about Emmanuel’s whereabouts, the worried woman tells the pair about Emmanuel’s recent fascination with Francis Bacon, whether the famous English philosopher and scientist was really Shakespeare, and some odd connection to Athena, the mythical goddess of wisdom. Searching through Emmanuel’s journal, Leah and Gareth decide the best place to begin their search for the missing man is where Francis Bacon spent much of his time – Gray’s Inn in London.




    While the pair, with Kathryn in tow, start their search for Emmanuel in London, it is only the first stop in the hunt for an extremely powerful, and in the wrong hands, incredibly dangerous, artifact. Without giving too much away, while boyfriend and artifact, the Sapphire Staff of Moses, are both found, that’s just the beginning of the quest that will have you speed-reading through the book to discover where the clues lead Leah and Gareth.




    With just enough historical and biblical facts to back up the story, mixed with some really neat suppositions made, and proven, by the characters, the author has done a fantastic job of creating a believable, yet nail-biting adventure. Like the first book in the series, 13, the dialogue between characters, particularly Leah and Gareth, are one of the things that puts this book miles above others in this genre. It flows so naturally, and the banter between Leah and Gareth, a pair who have an odd love/hate/can’t-take-my-hands-off-you relationship, is so spot on and entertaining. At times they fight, other times they work in concert to solve the mystery at hand, and then there are the times when they, well…sizzle. It all fits together so perfectly and both Leah and Gareth come to life. And the best part? Just when we think all is resolved, the author gives us a peek at the next adventure. Stay tuned…




    Quill says: Full of mystery, wrapped up in just enough historical fact to make it all seem so real, and with plenty of sizzle between the two main characters, The Sapphire Storm is a definite winner!

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