Monday, November 17, 2014

Blog Tour/Interview: Haunted And Tormented (Gates Legacy Series #1 And #2) By: Lorenz Font



Hey ya'll, today we have an awesome double blog tour for you to check out. The first two books in Author Lorenz Font's The Gates Legacy Series are almost here, well I guess you could say almost here, and returning hehe. Tormented is just about to be released for the first time, while Haunted will be Re-released. So, you get double the fun on this tour :) Be sure to check out Haunted and Tormented. Both will be available on the 20th so be looking out. Also I have an interview with Lorenz below, so be sure to check that out. She is a really sweet lady, and I think you will enjoy her answers. And like most goof blog tours, we have a giveaway for you, so be sure to get entered in that as well.


Happy Release Day!
 Re-Release of Books 1 & 2 of

The Gates Legacy Series

Hunted
by Lorenz Font

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Release Date: November 20, 2014
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Paranormal
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-284-6
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
 
~~SUMMARY~~

Hunted-3D-Paperback-eReader Book 1: Hunted Deep in the heart of New York City’s netherworld, a horrible disease is ravaging the vampire community. The VampireCouncil is on a crusade to obliterate those infected, and Harrow Gates is target Number One. The unwitting source of the plague, he suffers from the same nightmarish symptoms as his victims. The world he'd been thrust into was cold, cruel, and intent on eradicating him, and the legions of afflicted vampires he created with his bite. A bounty hanging over his head, satisfying his hunger has become an enormous challenge for Harrow. The less he feeds, the more hideous and painful his lesions become. Constantly running for his life and learning new tricks to survive, Harrow is in no position to refuse when Pritchard Tack offers him a unique opportunity. Pritchard not only gives Harrow a new beginning, but also a purpose and a chance to rectify the chaos he created in the vampire world. However, the multi-billionaire has an agenda of his own. Jordan is a reluctant new vampire and a woman on a mission. After the demise of her family and her own transformation at the hands of Goran, the ruthless leader of the Vampire Council, her only focus is revenge. Constantly faced with one frustrating dead-end after another, a stroke of luck leads her to an underground facility that she suspects is the lair of the monster for whom she is looking. Upon learning more about the truth behind the secret bunker, Jordan must fight against her growing feelings of friendship and concern for the facility’s inhabitants. One man in particular threatens to pull her heart away from her sworn mission. There is something behind Harrow’s dark lenses that unsettles the hardened female. Once again, she trembles and hungers for something other than red-stained revenge. Is love strong enough to override her hate-fueled thirst for vengeance? 


Book Trailer



Excerpt:
Harrow looked up at the sound of her footsteps, his eyes unfocused. His sunglasses were on the table, and his eyes were almost opaque in color when they settled on her. He sat up on the bed.
“Jordan, please go away.” He hissed and moved back when she approached. Her movement was slow and calculated. She was unwilling to startle him into action.
“Darling, I need to draw blood from you,” Jordan said, as if appeasing a crying child with sweet offerings.
His fangs were incredibly long. She wasn’t sure if she was imagining it, but she thought she saw them throb right before her very eyes. It had been almost two weeks since he’d last fed, and it looked like he had reached his limit.
Harrow licked his dried, chapped lips and inched away from her. The lesions on his arms, legs, and around his neck were raw, almost glowing red and had grown bigger. He gritted his teeth as if to dispel the demons of his disease. Jordan was certain it had something to do with the burning pain from the wounds as well as the pang of hunger. Starvation was a tough opponent, because it would eat you up alive and spew out your carcass after it finished you off.
“Make it quick, because I’m trying hard here.” Harrow appeared bone tired, his tone weary as he held out his arm after he made sure she was wearing gloves. “Move fast,” he reminded her as he eyed her jugular. The pulsing clearly began to excite him.
“I know you won’t hurt me.” She kept her voice low and held his arm. He was burning hot, and she felt like her hands would melt on contact. Harrow rested his arm on his thigh as she tried to keep her hands steady.
Harrow drew in a deep breath before exhaling with a curse. “Hurry up, Jordan.”
Once she stuck the needle into his skin, Harrow hissed and began twitching again. After she filled the evacuated collection tube with blood, she pulled out the needle and applied a little pressure to the entry site with her finger before taping it up.
“Get out now!” he screamed. “Now!”
Before she stepped away, she held his gaze for a moment and whispered the words she’d been dying to tell him.
“I love you, Harrow.”
Time stood still as soon as the words were out of her mouth. Harrow’s breathing slowed, and his twitching ceased for just a moment. “I love you more,” he said. “But please, get out of this room now.”
He didn’t scream the order, he whispered it as if it was a last ditch effort before he turned savage. Jordan walked out the door, which Leroy held open for her. Her heart was aching, but at the same time, it was soaring. How could her heart sing and lament at the same time?





Tormented
by Lorenz Font

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Release Date: November 20, 2014
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Paranormal
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-286-0
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
 
~~SUMMARY~~
Tormented-3D-Paperback-eReaderBook 2: Tormented Within the Tack Enterprises group of underground fighters, Tor Burns is one of the few non-infected vampires committed to saving his diseased comrades from the vicious clutches of the Vampire Council. He is the meanest, strongest and most impulsive member of the team. Having survived a vicious attack in their underground facility, he now has a new purpose: guard the irresistible daughter of their fallen leader no matter the price. Armed with an abrasive personality and fierce loyalty, Tor approaches this new responsibility with serious determination despite his reservations. Infected and hunted by the Council, Allison Tack is unable to do as she pleases. A co-heir of the Tack fortune, this beautiful and timid vampire is guarded by those loyal to her father. A walking target wherever she goes, Allison wants to learn how to protect herself, but no one is listening. Sick of being the helpless one in the company of trained fighters around her, Allison vows to prove that she can fight alongside the best of them. Meanwhile, the harem leader, Melissa, is hell-bent on unraveling any clue about her son Demetrius’ fate. He disappeared without a word, and time has made her desperate. Stepping up her efforts, she seeks the help of Demetrius’ son, Zane. With the additional manpower, Melissa finds the lair of the suspected vampires and wages war against them. Thrown together by necessity, Tor and Allison can’t continue to deny their attraction to each other. Tor wants to give in to his feelings for her, but old demons resurface. Tormented by a dark secret, Tor must confront the past to prevent losing the best thing that ever happened to him. A life must be given for a life taken. Will Tor have to sacrifice himself before Allison pays the price? 






Excerpt:
“Hey, what are you doing here?” Tor asked, walking closer. He reached out and touched her shoulder. Her muscles were tense and hard.
Allison pivoted, and her eyes gave her emotions away. Without answering, she launched a mean, right-handed slap across his face, and he staggered backward.
“That’s for leaving, you stupid, stupid man!”
For once in his life, Tor was out of wisecracks. He stared at her, stunned and at loss for words. Touching his cheek, he could still feel the sting. He’d screwed up.
“I’m sorry . . . I didn’t mean to leave just like that. I—I got a little carried away.” Tor had no idea how to do the whole apology thing, but he tried.
Allison shook her head. “Do you know how it feels to think I might lose you? I lost Daddy already. Please don’t put me through that kind of hell again.”
Her plea tore at his heart. He had forgotten to consider her feelings.
“Ally, I apologize . . .” He moved closer, aching to touch her.
“I don’t think I’d live if I lost you.” Allison closed the distance between them and wrapped her arms around his waist.
Closing his eyes, Tor breathed in her scent and thanked his lucky stars he hadn’t blown his chance with her. “You won’t. I’ll be with you until you’re sick of me.”
“If you ever pull a number like that again, I swear I’ll kill you myself.”
Atta girl! That was the Allison he had come to love.
“I won’t give you a reason to get rid of me.” He tugged at her arm and directed her to the door. “I want to show you exactly how sorry I am. Let me make it up to you.”
Allison stopped walking and turned to face him, her eyes narrowing. “And how exactly are you going to do that?”
He waggled his eyebrows and grinned. “You’ll find out . . . in the bedroom.”



Author Interview:
1.      Please tell us about your books.
Hunted is the first installment of The Gates Legacy series. It’s a story of a diseased vampire running from the Vampire Council who has issued a warrant to kill him, if found. This story delves into the difficulties of the affliction as well as the elation of finding a cure. Harrow, the hero in the story, partnered with a multi-billionaire, who is also looking for a cure. Together, they helped other unfortunate vampires who were in the same predicament. In the facility where Harrow lived, he stumbled upon a vengeful new vampire named Jordan, and a relationship developed out of necessity. Hunted digs deeper into each characters struggle to do what is right. Hope is the theme I imparted throughout the entire story. There is fast-paced action and comic relief throughout and despite the severity of their predicament. There are interesting secondary characters that keeps this story riveting, in my opinion.
      Tormented, Book 2 of the series follows the members of the Tack Enterprises on their quest to find the killer of Prichard Tack, their leader as well as the two esteemed members of their team. Tor Burns in Hunted is all about cracking jokes and the sidekick to Harrow. In this particular book, we are introduced to his past and what drove him to push Allison away. He is a joy to write because he is a complex individual who expresses himself mostly by inflecting humor and sarcasm. Allison is work in progress simply because she was more timid in the first book. In Tormented, she developed into a confident woman, not only in the business aspect but also as a fighter who is instrumental in the pivotal scene of the story.

2.      Describe your journey into publishing.
Wow. I have to say that everything happened so fast. I started writing fan fiction about four years ago. A year after I began writing, I started developing ideas for original stories. I joined several contest with hopes of winning a publishing contract. Hunted is my first completed novel.   
3.      What song(s) would be on the soundtrack for your book? Lover Lay Down and #41 by Dave Matthews Band. These songs are my absolute favorite.    
4.      Tell us something unique about you (that can’t be found in your author bio). I read novels while I write. 
5.      Tell us a little about your writing process. Any pre-writing rituals or routines? If and when I’m in the mood, I churn chapters like I change clothes. With Hunted, which was written in forty five days, I wrote one chapter per weeknight and multiple chapters during the weekend. I don’t need much while I write. I just want a quiet place, which in my case is the garage, away from our noisy dogs. I enjoy chatting while I write. If any of my close friends are online, I usually keep several chat windows open.  Last but not least, I MUST listen to my playlist; which consists of Dave Matthews, Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows and John Mayer songs.
6.      How did you choose the cover of your book? Easy—I thought of the integral aspects in the story without giving much information away. And I have my friend, graphic artist, Claudia Trapp, of Phantasy Graphic Design, to pre-read the stories. After I gave her a few of my preferences, I let her run with the concept.
7.      Writing and editing can sometimes be exhausting. How do you relax? I talk to my hubby or my friends and have a glass of wine, or two, or maybe even more.
8.      If you could offer one piece of advice to a prospective author, what would it be? Keep writing. Surround yourself with positive thinkers.

Do you have any future projects in the works? Yes, I just signed off on Ascension, book 3 of The Gates Legacy series, which will be releasing on January 8, 2015. We’re also in the middle of edits for Reckoning, book 4, slated for release on June 2015.  


~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
LELU 2   Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her vampire novels Hunted and Tormented, the first and second book of The Gates Legacy Series, Indivisible Line, a romantic thriller, Feather Light, an erotic romance and Pieces of Broken Time, a military romance. Lorenz’s perfect day consists of writing and lounging on her garage couch, aka the office, with a glass of her favorite cabernet while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories. Lorenz lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between her full-time job and her busy writing schedule.  




 


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Praise for Hunted
"Idea of these kind of vampires is really interesting and structure of this vampire race have so many possibilities. I liked how there was so many amazing characters and you could fully get absorbed to minds of each of them." - Arabella, Goodreads Review

Praise for Tormented
"What a great sequel and I'm just looking forward for a third book. I'm so intrigued to see what will come next. You will love this book if you like this genre it is just that good." - FS Meurinne, Goodreads Review


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