Friday, May 6, 2011

Guest post and Giveaway for the book Vampire's Warden

Blood-Sucker Fiction Continues to Draw Fans

Back in 1973, a writer by the name of Anne Rice began writing the story of three vampires. They were each as different as the colors of a rainbow. There was the brooding Louis, the deceptively adorable Claudia, and the charismatic, powerful Lestat. Anne Rice wove a story of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. It was published in 1976.
In 1994, it was released on the big screen starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst. That one book propelled Anne Rice into stardom. Originally published in 1976, it was the beginning of a long series that inspired a whole generation to consider the idea that perhaps there was more to the fable of the vampire than just coffins, garlic and stakes in the heart.
L.J. Smith released a trilogy of vampire books in 1991 called “The Vampire Diaries”, now a TV show on the CW network that has millions of fans. The enormously successful Charlaine Harris first introduced us to Sookie Stackhouse in 2001. Her series, when completed, will consist of thirteen books. More than enough material for a Showtime TV series. True Blood is a hit with viewers as well.
In 2005, Stephenie Meyer released Twilight, which became an enormous success around the world with YA readers and adults alike. The Twilight series was adapted into movie form. We are all eagerly awaiting the final chapters in the Twilight movie saga.
So what comes next for vampire fans? Could we see yet another super hit evolve from one humble book’s beginnings? It’s always possible, but some claim that the market has been flooded with vampire fiction and that there are no truly unique ideas out there anymore. I disagree.
The paranormal fiction market is huge right now. I believe it will continue this way for years to come. Thank you to Anne, L.J., Charlaine and Stephenie for opening up this world to us. Thank you for bringing us stories that have sparked our imaginations and pushed us to start tapping away at 
our own keyboards while we imagine our own unique super-hunky vampire heroes.

To win a copy of the book below fill out this FORM!

Title: The Vampire’s Warden
Author: S.J. Wright
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1460989883 (CreateSpace-Assigned) 
ISBN-10: 1460989880 

Page count: 186
Genre: Paranormal thriller/paranormal romance
Price: $0.99

Author Bio: S.J. Wright is a stay-at-home married Mom with two boys, an overworked husband and a very devoted Jack Russell terrier named Shelby.

It was a flash in the moonlight, a blur of motion like I’d never witnessed before. No human had the capacity to move like that. When I found myself face-to-face with him there in the meadow, I knew without a doubt that the journal was authentic. I knew that my grandfather hadn’t been crazy at all. 
Because a foot away from me stood a vampire.
Sarah Brightman reads her grandfather's journal in stunned disbelief. What was once her grandfather's responsibility has passed to her father and now to her. She has become the Warden. Her life will never be the same.
This is part one of a three-part series. It is 31,880 words long.

How long did it take to write the book?
Three months.

What inspired you to write the book?
I’m a huge fan of the paranormal genre—mainly YA books, but I wanted to go a little older with my own characters. I’ve been a vampire fiction fan for many years. I first read “Interview with the Vampire” back in 1994, and I’ve been hooked on the genre ever since.

Where can we go to buy your book?
The ebook version of The Vampire’s Warden is available on Amazon at, Barnes & Noble at and Smashwords at The paperback version of the book is available at

Any other links or info you'd like to share?The Vampire’s Warden blog can be found at

Excerpt from book:
I was in the meadow. Panic pushed through me in waves and my heart began beating savagely inside my chest. No. Not here. I turned blindly to make my way back towards the main house. That’s when I heard the voice.
Ah, Sarah.”
The voice echoed around me, unfamiliar and oddly seductive. The voice of a man. It was endlessly alluring, smooth and sent little hot shocks up my spine. But I could feel the dangerous undertones, the hint of deception as my brain tried to process the way my body was reacting.
Who’s there?” I called cautiously, glancing around. Fear congealed in my gut, rendering my legs and arms powerless. Whoever was calling me seemed to know me on a deeper level than I thought possible. It terrified me. There was a complete and deadening silence in the surrounding trees. A nothingness that brought the fear to a heart-stopping crescendo.
I waited and my gaze found the boulders in the dim moonlight. I was reminded of the last vision I’d had when I’d touched Alex. The woman in the meadow, waiting expectantly. But there had been no fear in her such as I felt now. Only anticipation. What had she been waiting for? Who? Why hadn’t she been afraid?
It was then that I saw a figure step out from behind one of the boulders. His movements were fluid and graceful as a jungle cat. He paused for a moment and then leaned back against one of the boulders, crossing his arms. I couldn’t make out his features in the darkness, only the carefree stance and powerful build. Even without the validation of physically seeing his eyes, I felt them on me just as I felt the ground beneath my feet and the ragged breaths coming in and out of my chest.
Then he spoke.
At last.” There was a breath of a sigh and I thought I saw his lips curve upward in an ironic smile, “My dearest Sarah.” Again, that same melodic voice captured my attention completely.

1 comment:

Diana said...

Book sounds very interesting! I really like the excerpt.

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