Today I am excited to share with you The Vampire's Curse – book 2 in the Undead in Brown County series by S.J. Wright!
I shared a review of The Vampire's Curse yesterday (click here to see it). If you haven't already started reading the Undead in Brown County series you should, and to satisfy your curiosity here is an excert from The Vampire's Curse
THE VAMPIRE’S CURSE
By S.J. Wright
With my thoughts focused on the memory of his embrace and the warmth of it, I hopped down the stairs. I almost fell down twice trying to pull on my boots by the back door. By the time I had the truck rattling down the driveway and out onto the road, I was shivering in anticipation.
I was alive. Inside and out. My pulse pounded in my ears, softening the sound of Guns ‘N Roses lashing out from the radio. When the headlights illuminated a single dark figure at the side of the road among the bare trees and dead grasses, my heart leapt. I drove up until the truck was twenty feet from him.
He held up one hand to shield the glare of the headlights from his eyes, so I flipped off the lights and shifted the truck into park. I stepped out into the darkness with fierce hope igniting my soul. All I could think was that whatever horrible moments I might live through later, I wanted more than anything to lose myself completely in the magic that was Michael.
I stepped in front of the truck and just watched him for a few moments. I wanted to preserve this moment somehow. I wanted his image etched permanently onto my brain, my flesh, my bones, so that I could look back and see it all again. I didn’t want to wait another moment to feel his skin against mine.
He stood there at the edge of the road, the trees immobile and pale behind him. They looked like ghosts waiting expectantly for the next move to be made between the mortals before them. What would they see, those half dead wooden beings waiting patiently for spring to breathe new life into their limbs? Would our little play in this dark landscape be enough to entertain them until the undeniable surge of life sprang forth inside them at the end of March?
Spring seemed very far away. I treasured the cold air around me, the spindly bare trees that reached fruitlessly toward the heavens. At that moment, though, my whole being was focused on the vampire before me; the dark wavy locks of hair that brushed the collar of his long wool coat, the intense hooded eyes that sent shivers through me with every glance. I wanted to hear his voice. I would have begged for a word at that moment.
The author has also generously offered to give one lucky Hands and Home reader an ebook of The Vampire's Curse. —– This contest is now closed —–
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 www.sjwrightbooks.com.
Be sure to check out the next stop on the tour!: Aug 25 – Book Lover’s Hideaway