Read Between the Lines Tour Stop 4
Today's tour stop is Sabrina's Paranormal Palace, where you'll find her review and an excerpt from Awakening 3.
"I didn't think it was possible to love Torren more but I do.... I can't wait for more from this author. 5/5 Bloody Fangs" - Sabrina, book blogger at Sabrina's Paranormal Palace
Read the rest of the review here, and don't forget to enter the giveaway while you're there. You could win a $10 Amazon gift card and/or an ebook of Awakening 3!
Speaking of Torren Frisk, today's exclusive content on this blog is a brief biography of the hero of the Lilly Frank trilogy. How old is Torren? What was his human life like? When did he become a vampire? Read on to find out.
Torren was born Giovanni Torrenzio in 1595 in a small Italian village about 30km outside of Rome, where he grew up training horses on his parents' farm. Torren was the eldest of three siblings. He and his brother, Cano, were close as young children but grew apart as they became older and their personalities more disparate. Cano was ill-suited to work on their parents' farm, and at the age of nineteen he got a job in the local magistrate's office with the idea of working himself into a town leadership position. Their younger sister, Lucia, married a pig farmer in a neighboring town at the age of seventeen and lived happily with her husband and their five children until 1629, when a plague swept through Italy, leaving much of the population dead, including all of Torren's family members.
One year before the plague, in 1628, Torren and Vittoria were Changed against their will by Kevala, a Foreseer, and taken to live with her just south of what is now known as Budapest. When Kevala was murdered by vampire hunters in 1679, Torren and Vittoria spent some time roaming, but in 1706, Vittoria [spoiler removed]. For nearly 300 years after that, Torren tried to rebuild his life, bouncing between Europe and the Americas whenever he felt too restless, mourning the loss of his love and longing for companionship.
And then he met Lilly Frank, and, as they say, the rest is history.