Meet VE Character: Tor, King of the Vampires
The vampire King is a revered leader and protector of his people, known among vampires and other immortals for his uncompromising nature and iron will. Tor has been in power for more than a thousand years and during that period has developed his race into one of the strongest among immortals. For Tor, the vampires’ security is his top priority, and he has never wavered in his pursuit of that goal—until he meets Arianna, the Amiti Queen. She unlocks his heart to feelings he had never thought he was capable of: Tor discovers real love for the first time. Now his deepest desire is to keep Arianna with him forever. But the young Queen is the most feared and powerful enemy of his race. Together with the Keepers of the Key, she holds the power to eliminate the vampires from the surface of the earth—and because that is ultimately the only guarantee of saving the Amiti, Tor must assume that she will take that step sooner or later. What will Tor do when his mind demands that to keep vampires safe the woman he loves must die—but his heart screams that he cannot live without her? From the Authors All of the Vampire Elite characters are a mixture of right and wrong, good and evil—and Tor is a classic example. It’s shocking that someone who has been adopting abandoned immortal children, giving them a loving home and raising them as his own, can at the same time commit this level of selective and willful blindness—of his eyes and his heart—to the sufferings his people are perpetrating on the entire Amiti race. Even after meeting and falling in love with Arianna, Tor remains stubborn. He continues to believe that the practice of capturing Amiti and keeping them as bloodstock is legitimate and is truly convinced that the vampire-Amiti conflict can’t be resolved. He justifies his point of view by rationalizing that allowing the Vampire Elite to feed on Amiti keeps humans safe and therefore protects the entire world of immortals from discovery and persecution by human. Tor’s ability to find good reasons for following an evil path is something we humans do all the time. Immortals are the reflection of us. They come to life to speak their truth about us.Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina Kardos and Jo-An Torres.
Irina Irina’s world is dark. She works as a clinical psychologist in a Juvenile Correctional Facility dealing with the extremes of human behavior on a regular basis and takes care of her paralyzed husband who suffered a stroke several years ago. To bring light into her life she writes. Writing has always been her passion. She is originally from Russia where she was employed as a TV journalist.
Jo-An is a Leo, a lioness who has emerged to follow her dream, to someday write a book of her own. She owned a costume shop for 15 years and was able to satisfy and excel in her creative nature. She is an over-achiever and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and ignore the nay-sayers. Her philosophy is based on Shakespeare "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves." She currently resides in California with her 5 cats and 1 husband.