Sunday, 28 August 2011

Book Excerpt: The Vampire's Curse by S.J. Wright

As part of the 'The Vampire's Curse' book blog tour hosted by The Bookish Snob Promotions, I have an excerpt from S.J. Wright to share with you all. You can find my review and links to where to purchase the book here.

(Don't you just want to lick this picture?)

In the centuries since I had become one of the undead, I had never wanted a mortal woman as intensely as I craved Sarah. She was the ultimate temptation. Not just the breathtakingly delicious blood that flowed through her veins. I had the pleasure of tasting a little of it when I healed the wounds that Alex had inflicted on her. What had me entranced was the strength of her convictions, the saucy way she tossed harsh words at those she feared the most. Her courage, her voice, her hidden insecurities.

Every little fanciful thought that had ever passed through my mind about the girl suddenly rushed over me as I stood there in the darkness on that road. She stood there, hiding nothing. The expression she wore tore holes through me with its honesty. I might have drawn her away at that moment. It would have only taken a gentle word or two, but I felt powerless.

I have had many women. In the beginning, it was always about the blood and satisfying that thirst that drives all vampires. But we are capable of much more. I learned how to use my words, my eyes, my hands and my mouth to bring the kind of pleasure to a woman that she had never before experienced. There were times when all I really wanted was the coppery warmth of blood in my mouth, flowing down my throat. However, I preferred to be discrete with my feeding. If a woman was rendered nearly unconscious due to the effects of an incredible orgasm, she was less likely to feel alarmed when my teeth sank into her flesh. Compulsion is one of my abilities, but I use it sparingly. Perhaps it is one of my few moral qualms.

Sarah’s sudden vulnerability left me stunned. When I crossed over the boundary and took her into my arms, it was the strangest sensation. No one who knew me would have believed how easily I tossed away my chance at freedom. The deadly vampire, Michael Graviano, drawn back into imprisonment due to the heartrending expression on the face of a human. Impossible."

I love this excerpt, it's quite a emotional scene and I love how Michael is so thoughtful in his feeding habit. I think this is where Michael really shows his true colours underneath his cold vampire exterior. Sarah is his weakness..what's yours?

Keep reading for your chance to win an e-copy of 'The Vampire's Curse' by S.J. Wright.

Thanks to you all for stopping by =)

About S.J. Wright

"None of it had gone as planned. I was to have made the call and then lured her outside of the boundary. I had been caught up in the hope that lit her entire face. None of the speech I had prepared made it past my lips. All I could do was question my own purposes as I watched her. Her hair fell around her face like a shimmering amber veil, lifting and undulating with the wind. Her eyes were wide with anticipation, glittering in the meager light of the evening.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, at a time when children were still not required to use seatbelts in a vehicle, S.J. Wright grew up as the sixth of seven sisters.  She moved around a lot as a child, spent a good deal of her time reading books about horses, roller-skating (in an attempt to find Xanadu), and daydreaming about becoming a novelist.

She now lives in Little Elm, Texas with her husband, two sons, and one Jack Russell terrier that follows her around the house like a shadow.  She is the prime caregiver to her youngest son, who has spina bifida.  She loves horses (and swears one day she’ll actually get the guts to ride one again).

In February of 2011, she released her first paranormal suspense/romance novel called The Vampire’s Warden.  She plans to release a total of four books for the series.  S.J. (Stephanie) also loves hearing from her readers!  Be sure to check out her website at

Connect with S.J. Wright at:


Twitter: @SJWrightAuthor



Here's your chance to win an e-copy of 'The Vampire's Curse'.

To enter:

- You MUST be a follower of my blog
- Leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address

And that's it, can't make it any easier. Competition will close at 6pm UK time on 4th September.
Tomorrow's the blog tour stop is with S.J. Wright and the chance to win $100 to spend on


Tanya1224 said...

This has been a fun blog tour of this book. I'm quite ready now to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm now a follower as Tanyaw1224

Anonymous said...

Great post! I've enjoyed following this blog tour! Thanks for the giveaway!!


Lmbrunken said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Can we just keep hopping starting on page 1 and continuing on? Lol that would be fun. Sounds like a must read.

Krysykat said...

Thanks for the excerpt!

Vivien said...

Thanks for the great excerpt!!

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latishajean said...

Thank you for sharing would love to read this thank you for the great giveaway!Im a GFC follower/latishajean

Lmbrunken said...

Is there a different spot for the final stop? I have checked the past 2 days at her sights and have not found it. The vampire warden is the last thing posted in april.

AngelGoneMad said...

@lmbrunken Hi, I was told that the last stop would be on SJ Wright's blog site which is what I thought I linked in my post. But the contest was helf at and a winner has already been announced. Apologies for the confusion. In future I will make sure that I link the correct site.

Sorry again.