Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BSP: The Vampire's Curse Blog Tour & Giveaway

What an exciting and tour-filled Wednesday we have. Here is the second tour we are hosting today, The Vampire's Curse Blog Tour. Many will know we LOVED the first book, The Vampire Warden (our review), and will post our review of the second title soon. We are so thrilled to welcome S.J. Wright to our site today. We are also happy to let everyone know the author will give one ebook copy of The Vampire's Curse to one commenter (so make sure you leave your email with your comment). We welcome everyone, especially author S.J. Wright.

Here is the blurbStill reeling from having witnessed the vampire battle on her property that left her friend Alex a vampire himself, Sarah Wood is surprised yet again. This time, it's by a familiar face from the past.

Sarah's guilt pushes her into doing something unbelievable. Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Trevor, causes some trouble that will have lasting effects. Michael finds himself in the unusual position of saving a life instead of taking one.

Katie, the sister that Sarah wants to be protected at all costs, is in a new kind of danger.

Don't miss this new, longer look into the world of the Vampire's Warden, Sarah, as she confronts old enemies, new friends and new lovers.

An excerpt from The Vampire's Curse:

“You have visitors, Sarah.” Nelly called from the entryway.

I shot a curious look at Alex and got up. It could not be Michael. When I made it to the front hall, Nelly was standing by the door with an odd look on her face, as if she had seen something she could not quite process.

“Who is it?” I asked her.

When she did not answer, I pulled the door open all the way. Victoria and my mother were standing on the porch. They had cleaned themselves up since the fight, but the expressions on their faces were forbidding. Great. It seemed like the longest night of my life. I took a deep breath and turned to Nelly.

“Just go up to bed. I’ll lock everything up.”

A tinge of anger sparked in her blue eyes, but she kept her head and went upstairs without another word to anyone. I certainly was not expecting it to be that easy. Turning back to my guests, I stepped out onto the porch. Alex had followed me, and he closed the door behind us then took up an uneasy stance beside me.

Victoria nodded briskly at both of us, “I’m glad you’re both here. Michael needs blood.”

I felt Alex’s warm fingers tangle with mine, and I did not pull my hand away. Victoria noticed the move with a darting glance down at our hands and then sighed, “I am going to Indianapolis to meet with a contact that can provide him with bagged blood until he fully recovers.”

“How badly is he hurt?” I asked.

“He’ll be fine. As long as he doesn’t try to attack Alex again.”

He shifted beside me, “I had to defend myself.”

Victoria held up her hand, “I don’t think you understand the power inside you. Whatever happened out there, you will need to control it if you’re going to help Sarah.”

I groaned inwardly when I remembered what he had done to Trevor. It was very unlikely that asshole was going to keep his mouth shut about the unnaturally powerful guy who had broken his arm. Trevor’s father was an attorney at a lucrative firm in Bloomington. The whole thing was going to become very complicated. Another huge complication.

“I need your permission to go.” Victoria said.

Nodding, I pulled my hand from Alex and wrapped my arms around myself, “You have my permission to leave the containment field.”

She reached out with a white card in her hand, and looked at me somberly, “My cell phone number. Call me if you need anything. I should be back in a day or two.”

I pushed the card into one of the back pockets of my jeans. When she turned to go, my mother did not follow her. She stood there and watched me with a frown creasing her mouth. Alex touched my arm, and I knew what he was asking before he even said a word.

“Yes, I’ll talk to her alone.” I murmured.

He disappeared into the shadows of the yard like a ghost, barely touching the ground. I listened for the sound of leaves under his feet, but heard only the dull thud of my own heart. What could I say to this woman? Did it matter if she offered any excuses or apologies?

“I’m leaving too.” She began smoothly, “Alex is well equipped to deal with any problems that might develop. I understand that you two have become… closer?”

I sighed and studied the dark shapes of the trees against the horizon, “Things have changed. He may be in some danger after tonight.”

She laughed, “I don’t think so. By giving him your blood, you’ve given him true immortality.”


Her lips arched in a mocking smile, “The Breath-Giver gave him his humanity back, but she also gave him something else. When Michael and Victoria drained him completely, what they didn’t know was that he couldn’t be killed. He didn’t need to be resurrected.”

“So he’s what? A god?” This further bit of information was alarming.

“He’s a Guardian.” Irritated at my lack of understanding, she rolled her eyes, “Look, the Breath-Giver is a Seraph. An angel, fairy, or whatever. She chose Alex for you. When Michael turned him, she was furious. She was the one who influenced the Council to punish him. What she didn’t count on was him being sent here.”

“Holy crap.” Michael was locked up because he had turned Alex. No wonder there was such animosity between them.

“Exactly. Therefore, when Alex was hurt, it was not serious. He would have recovered. But they gave him their blood. Then he had your blood as well.” She sighed and turned her gaze on the dark trees before us, “Now what you’ve got is a Guardian angel vampire who can never be killed or repelled.” She focused on me again and reaching forward, wrapped her fingers around my upper arms. Her eyes were hollow and dark as she stared at me, “If his temperament changes, if he becomes angry and difficult, no one can stop him. You’ll need to keep him happy, Sarah.”

To purchase The Vampire's Curse: Kindle/Nook

To learn more about The Vampire's Curse: Goodreads/official book page

About the author: 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

Author's Giveaway:

Next up on the tour: Mysterious Books

We thank S.J. Wright and The Bookish Snob Promotions.


  1. Vampires :)

  2. I thoroughly enjoy a good vampire novel, so this really is right up my ally.

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  3. I love the excerpt! Book seems very interesting.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  4. What a great excerpt, just enough to get you pulled in. Would love to read the book.
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  5. Wow that excerpt is just enough to get you involved and wanting more. I loved the first one and can't wait to read the second!


  6. Oh I'm so sucked in! ;D ME!! I need to feed - on vamp lit - its the thirst ;D X

  7. Thank you for the giveaway! Vampires, YEAH!!!
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  8. I can't wait to read more Thanks for sharing! what a great giveaway thank you for the chance!

  9. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!!
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  10. Thank you for the chance to win this! Sounds great!

  11. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  12. Awesome excerpt!


  13. I'm following along on your blog hop =) I think this book sounds great. A little intense. I downloaded the first book so please count me in for this one.

  14. I love vampire novels. I'm definitely going t be reading this soon.


  15. Sounds really interesting !

  16. Another book that sounds terrific!

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  17. This books really grabbed my attention, would love to be entered for the giveaway!