Vampire stories have been around for a long time. Can you tell us what drew you to write about them and have you created any new "legends" regarding the mythical creatures?
I’ve always been fascinated by vampire lore. I’ve read a few novels and seen some movies about them. I have to admit, there aren’t many new things we can write about vampires. It’s a monumental task to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. So what I have in Hunted are your typical vampires. They bleed, they feed from humans, they sport fangs and they are creatures of the dark. What sets Hunted apart in my humble opinion, is the plot, the story behind character’s struggles, their hopes and how they try to co-exist with humans. And I created a weapon unique to the story. If you would like to get a glimpse of the Kalimetal, please visit my blog or my website.
My take on these popular creatures spun from a conversation with a friend. He asked me what happens if a vampire has Aids.
I didn’t give an answer right away, but the question niggled at me. After a few days, I wrote the first chapter, but sat on it because I had other stories to write. After a few months, it got me thinking again. I’ve always fantasized about writing a novel, so I went ahead and took the first step in chasing my dream.
That’s when everything felt real and I began plotting the whole scenario about a diseased vampire. He is running from his own kind, who wants him dead. Or should I say, deader? To make things easier for me, I went ahead and conceived a new disease. The excitement built up as soon as he partnered with a multi-billionaire who wanted to find the cure. The element of ‘new’ is captured in the weapons they used, the spread of the disease and the creation of a believable protagonist.
There’s more to Hunted that would make you yearn to read the next installment. The ending will leave you wanting to find out about the characters’ efforts to gain freedom from a tyrannical leader. Then there’s the most important element in every story that I write—the romantic aspect that will keep you rooting for the hero and the heroine.
One thing is for certain, you won't be disappointed when you get your copy of Hunted and disappear into this new world of science and blood drinkers!
The loneliness gnawed at him hard. He had gone to visit his family several times over the course of the following years and had witnessed firsthand the sorrow in their faces when they thought they’d lost him. He watched his parents from the shadows and saw their hearts were broken, not knowing what had become of their son. Eventually, they passed away, and Harrow felt loneliness like a knife speared permanently in his heart.
He was indeed a freak, as he’d been branded by Tor, but not for the reason Tor had concluded. Harrow was a vampire with a conscience, a disease, and a shaky future ahead of him. He was fucked — as fucked as he could get.
About the author:
Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. Hunted, the first book of The Gates Legacy trilogy, is her debut novel. Written in forty-five days, the grueling writing schedule was a personal challenge, even though she thought it was madness at first.
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.
She currently lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. Lorenz spends most of her free time writing while also working as a Business Office Manager for a skilled-rehabilitation hospital.
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