Today you have the chance the get to know Tallent and Lowery, their journey, and the author who wrote their story!
Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery have seen it all, utilizing everything they have to survive. But now, Leahís father has gone missing and they have only seven days before heíll 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 fatherís desk. This new mystery will take them from the pinnacle of the Acropolis to the depths of Cleopatraís caves in order to unmask the man who has a score to settle.
In a location thatís 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. ëThe Heroís Companioníóthe 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.
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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 Garethís 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 ëIlluminatorí. 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.
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In 1902, thirteen people came together to continue a tradition thatíd 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.
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Tallent & Lowery Book #4: The Charlatanís 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, theyíll stand atop a stage where an angel of death spoke to the masses, and climb to an ëEagleís Nestí to come face-to-face with a new enigma; a master puppeteer whoís 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.
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Especially for this event Amy has written a piece for me that suits this season very well. Read it and enjoy, but this is just one part of the fun, if you want to know how this ends follow the tour and find out.
Part I:Leah Tallent stared at the huge orange cat sitting atop the pile of books in the basement of the NYPL. Offering him a smile and reaching out her hand, the feline responded with nose in the air, turning around to offer his backside in response.“Typical male,” she snorted, leaning back into the worn leather sofa.
This was the first Valentine’s Day she could truly celebrate. And Gareth Lowery, Leah’s true soulmate that she’d waited for, without actually knowing that she’d been waiting for the past two decades, was the gift she was celebrating. Even though they’d been through some of the most harrowing adventures, the one thing that remained true was the fact that Gareth’s love and loyalty were as rock solid as the faith he had in her.
As the door swung open, Gareth walked into the basement that was Leah’s salvation. The cat barely raised his head.
She laughed. “He isn’t afraid of anything.”
Walking over, Gareth leaned down to offer her a kiss. “Much like his mother.”
Putting a large box in her hands, Leah rolled her eyes. “I told you not to do this.”
Sighing, he fell onto the couch beside her. “It’s Valentine‘s Day and you are my Valentine. So…shut up and open it.”
Leah batted her lashes at the stunning emerald eyes. “You are such a master with words.” Ripping off the paper, she stared at the large coffee pot and clapped with delight. “YOU know how to purchase a gift.”
“It is a specialty. You can have coffee, espresso, tea – you name it, it’s yours.” Taking the sleek, glossy machine from the box, Gareth walked over to the small corner and picked up Leah’s most prized possession.
“You can’t get rid of that!”
“This thing came over on the Mayflower,” he replied, as the old pot’s handle broke off in his hand. “Actually, the Mayflower probably had a better one on hand.”
Leah grabbed her chest. “I’m having separation anxiety already.”
Setting up the gift, the smell of Leah’s beloved concoction wafted through the basement, as if alerting the historic group of authors that it was time to awaken and enjoy life once again.
Coming over with the steaming cup in hand, Gareth passed it to her and was awarded with a sigh. “I feel like we’re vacationing on some island somewhere. This is perfect.”
“Don’t I wish,” Gareth sighed. “Seems every time we leave this cellar, a pleasant vacation never happens.”
“What do you mean?” Leah’s eyes grew wide. “We’ve been in haunted houses. We walked in the path of Jack the Ripper. We even went to Loch Ness and met up with major psychos. How many other relaxing jaunts do you want?”
“True.” Gareth laughed, reaching his hand around her shoulders to cradle Leah in his arms. “After you came along, vacations definitely went to the dark side.”
She sat up straight. “If I remember correctly, you are the person who was blowing up my library when we met, remember?”
“Still the best money I ever spent on dynamite,” he said with a wink.
“You’re a freak,” Leah mumbled, taking a long swallow of the amazing coffee.
Reaching into his pocket, Gareth withdrew a heart-shaped box.
“I told you I didn’t want anything.”
“Want me to return the coffee pot?”
“Want me to return you to Loch Ness?”
Taking the coffee mug from her hands, Gareth placed the gift into her warm palm. “Open the box.”
Expecting the requisite chocolates, which would certainly go great with the new, improved coffee, Leah was surprised to find nothing but a small piece of paper inside. On the paper was a hand drawn heart with the words: “Clue Number One,” written beside it. She stared into Gareth’s mischievous gaze. “Seriously?”
“You are good at puzzles…as we know,” Gareth said. Rising from the couch, he took Leah’s hand and pulled her up beside him. “And there’s something hidden above us in that grand library of yours that you have to find.”
“Please be joking.”
“It’ll be fun! I promise.” Pulling her close, Gareth bent down and whispered in her ear, “Come on. You know you want to exercise that brain of yours.”
Leah trembled as his lips brushed against her neck.
“Please?” he whispered.
“Fine.“ She stepped back and stared at the most incredible man she’d ever met. “But it’s only because I find it wrong to rip your clothes off in front of the child.” Pointing at the cat who was now standing on the pile of books and staring directly at them, Leah turned, walked up the staircase, and opened the door to the library that was literally her haven in any storm.
The lights were dimmed and the foot traffic that should be happening on a Thursday afternoon was absent. In fact, the NYPL was completely deserted. Leah felt an odd chill race up her spine, thinking of all the frightening things she and Gareth had experienced when solving their last puzzle. “Alien spacecraft missed Roswell this time and picked up our patrons?”
Putting his hand around her waist, Gareth laughed. “See? Told you. You rock at puzzle-solving.”
Leah couldn’t find her smile; the busy haven she knew now looked like a place where the world had come to an abrupt end…
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And why not follow the rest of the tour? Amy has some surprising original content lined up for you besides the second part of what you’ve just read above.
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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Amy sounds like she’s channelling some Dan Brown with her characters!
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