PRESENTS. . .
Book 4 of The Gates Legacy Series
by Lorenz Font
Release Date: June 4 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Paranormal
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-383-6
The vampires of New York City are breathing easier after the demise of the tyrannical former head of the Vampire Council, Goran. Under Rohnert, the revered and newly ascended leader, their future looks promising. However, an unknown enemy is manipulating events, killing humans and vampires alike, and exposing their secrets to the human world.
This is bad news for new vampire Cyrus and his band of fighters at Tack Enterprises. Events derail his plans to find Zane, the sadistic vampire who tortured Cyrus and forced immortality on him. Armed with hatred deep in his bones, all Cyrus cares about is getting even, and Zane has it coming. Cyrus soon finds himself torn between the crippling desire for revenge and his responsibility to his friends. When he begins to spend time in the company of the beautiful and pureblooded vampire, Isidora, her presence in his life makes him rethink his priorities.
Isidora is able to read minds. The thoughts she hears from the respected and irresistible vampire, Cyrus, are filled with both anger towards Zane and a deep admiration for her. Being closeted all her life, Issy has no idea what to do in the face of the outside world’s war, death, and challenges. One thing is clear. She craves Cyrus, but his need for vengeance is clouding his mind. After discovering a previously hidden family member and being called to serve the Council, Issy is at a crossroads in her life and struggles to find the right path.
Both vampires face tough choices. Should Issy pursue her feelings for Cyrus or wait until he can return her affection? Will Cyrus deny his attraction to Isidora so he can kill the man who made his life a living hell on earth? Every decision leads to a reckoning.
Rating: 5 stars
Lorenz Font has done it again. I am speechless! I always end a book in The Gates Legacy series thinking that there is no way she can top it. And she has consistently proved me wrong with each one that releases.
In each of The Gates Legacy books there is a different main character focus, which I think keeps it very interesting. The main focus in Reckoning is Cyrus (yum!) and Issy, who we meet in Ascension. I love that we finally get to know Cyrus a little bit better and that he finally starts to work through what he went through at the hands of Zane. With help from Issy of course! Ah, sweet Isidora, my dear I think you’re a new favorite! This is one girl you won’t find cowering in a corner while the big strong men handle it. She will be right at the front kicking ass. I think that is one thing about all the women in The Gates Legacy series that makes this series so great. There are no ‘oh save me’ moments in the women’s minds. They fight for themselves and for those they love without hesitation.
We also get a little bit more of nice guy Zane. I am very happy with how things are working out on this front and I can’t wait to see where Lorenz Font takes it! I’m hoping he and Cheryl are the main focus for book 5 *hint*hint*don’t let me down Font!*
~~SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ASCENSION ~~ Of course after Goran’s downfall we needed a new villain…and the new one definitely rivals him in wickedness ~~END SPOILER~~
Now I was a little late to the party since I didn’t start reading these until right before the release of Ascension (The Gates Legacy Book 3) [Read my review of Ascension here] but better late than never! So go pick up your copy because you will not regret it! Just make sure you have plenty of tissues and sweets and you will be fine 😉 I’m giving Reckoning a solid 5 stars for great plot development, easy to love (or hate) characters, lots of action, the need for a cold shower (more than once) and for not completely ripping my heart out. The entire Gates Legacy series I give only 4 1/2 stars, it would be 5 but I’m taking off the half star for all of the pieces of my heart that are now gone because of these books!
With Isidora in his arms, Cyrus found comfort from the torture of his nightmares and his past. The warmth of her touch and the sweetness of her kisses made him think of nothing but the present and the desire he had long denied.
Cyrus had no idea how to take things between them. He had given her rough sex because he had been a jealous ass. If he’d been thinking clearly, he wouldn’t have done it. Yet he had given in to the intense need to possess her. Maybe, if he took things slow and started from the beginning, he could make do with the little kisses and touching. However, the tenting inside his pants was a cause for concern. It didn’t take long for her to notice.
Issy broke their kiss and smiled up at him. She had that gleam in her eyes, the kind that told him she knew what he was thinking. He rotated his hips, trying to create room between their bodies, but she refused to let him go.
“This is a good time to see if we can work things out.”
“Damn it,” Cyrus muttered. Was he ready? The answer was out of his hands. With the massive wood he was sporting, even a long dip in an icebox wouldn’t chill him out. His body needed Issy, and there was no doubt she wanted him, too.
“Cy, you can take charge of everything. We’ll go at your pace and on your terms. I’m here to enjoy the ride.”
This made him smile. “Even if the ride is bumpy?”
“As long as I’m with you.” She tightened her arms around his waist. “I don’t care how rough, how easy—just take me with you.”
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
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, Tormented and Ascension, Books 1-3 of The Gates Legacy Series, Feather Light, an erotic romance, Indivisble Line, a romance thriller 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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