Tor Burns is a non-infected vampire who has taken refuge in the Tack Enterprises underground facility. Having survived a vicious attack with his fellow vampire Harrow, he now has a new purpose. Vampires afflicted with Gates Syndrome are still being hunted, and Tor is committed to saving them from the clutches of the Vampire Council. With a semi-cure within their grasp, Tor is reluctant to accept his new assignment: bodyguard to Allison Tack, the daughter of their fallen leader. Armed with an abrasive personality and fierce loyalty, Tor approaches this new responsibility with serious determination despite his reservations.
Vampire Allison Tack is the beautiful and timid co-heir of the Tack fortune. Infected and hunted by the Council, those lucky enough to have known her father are determined to keep her safe. 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’s fate. He disappeared without a word, and time has made her desperate. Stepping up her efforts, she seeks the help of Demetrius’s 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. He 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?
As the second installment to The Gates Legacy Series, this one doesn’t let us down. It starts with showing us the major changes that had to be made in order to protect the unit that Harrow is now in charge of. While they are still grieving the loss of their fellow friends and co workers, they are trying to establish a safe base in which they can work from.
This book is centered around Tor and Allison, which we met in Hunted. We are able to see into the past of Tor and what haunts him night after night, while we watch Allison come to terms with losing her father and her home. We are left many times questioning if Allison will be able to break through the walls around Tor’s heart. Melissa, has one goal and one goal only, to find her son Demetrius, who went missing after the last attack that killed so many of our beloved characters in Hunted.
Trust me when I say, the action didn’t let up with this book, it was still another action packed thriller that played out like a big screen movie. Lorenz didn’t pull any punches when she wrote this, as she tugged at our heart-strings and reduced us to tears and fits of anger. The last half of the book when it all came together was so intense I literally felt my heart beating out of my chest and knew I should put the book down but there was no way I could wait to see what happen next.
She has the talent of taking many stories and weaving it together into one scene that leaves your brain scrambled and your heart begging for more. To see the love of two mothers toward their children and the love Jordan has for Gail was empowering. To have grown men risk their lives for Gail during a heated battle, made my heart melt and the tears flow. She took a fictional story and immerse the reader to the point you actually find yourself ducking the blows and fighting the battles. You scream at points because you feel you are in the scene and you crumble with heart-break when you couldn’t save a beloved character.
I am so excited for everyone to read this series, Tormented will leave you wanting more. I am not sure we will ever be ready to let go of these characters. The are so well-developed they become real as you read them. Awesome job, awesome book and an experience of a lifetime to read.
The giveaway starts on September 17th, and will end on October 8th
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 debut novel Hunted, the first installment of The Gates Legacy trilogy.
Writing is therapeutic for Lorenz, and a perfect day consists of writing and playing with her characters 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 currently lives in California with her husband, children, and two precious dogs. She divides her time between a full-time job as a Business Office Manager for a hospital and her busy writing schedule.
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