Friday, May 6, 2011

The Vampire's Warden Blog Tour and Giveaway!

I'm excited to have The Vampire's Warden blog tour at my blog today! It's a great book written by a wonderful new indie autor, S.J. Wright. You can read my review HERE. I have been given an excerpt from the book to post:

But one afternoon during my first (and last semester) of business college, I tried to ride Lenny and found that I couldn’t do it. I was petrified. The fear had very little to do with him. He was a big baby who wouldn’t throw anyone. But the idea of being up on his huge back and me possibly falling scared the hell out of me. After walking around on him for just a minute or so, I realized I didn’t have the guts to push him into a faster gait.

When I slid down off his back that afternoon, I realized that something inside me had changed. The carefree girl that I had been was gone. Maybe forever. And instead of fighting it, getting back up on that old draft horse and making him gallop faster than ever before, I pulled the bride and saddle off him and trudged back up to the barn with a different attitude.

Responsibility had reared its ugly head and I began to throw myself into the routine workings of the Inn. At least I had the guts to handle that. Cleaning toilets, doing laundry, changing sheets, dusting, taking reservations over the phone, greeting guests, and pouring coffee. That became my lot in life. I never tried to ride Lenny again.

This fear that Sarah has about riding is actually a personal experience of mine. I absolutely love horses and used to have no fear of being in the saddle. As I got older and became a Mom, I rode less and less often. One day, I hope I’ll be able to move past my fear of falling. I’m going to push Sarah to move past her own fears as well.

I am a stay-at-home Mom with two growing boys, an overworked husband and a very devoted Jack Russell terrier named Shelby. I grew up in small city called Mishawaka, Indiana and the majority of my family live in the Indianapolis area. I now live with my wonderful boys, my husband and sort-of-annoying dog in Little Elm, Texas. The Vampire's Warden is the first book I have ever put up for sale.

To learn more about the author, visit the links below:

You can buy The Vampire's Warden at the following places:
Barnes and Noble

It's only .99 cents - how cool is that???

You can view the whole tour schedule at The Bookish Snob Promotions
Tomorrow, be sure to check out the next stop on this blog tour - The Bookish Snob

And now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky commenter here will win an e-copy of The Vampire's Warden! Make sure you leave an email address so we can contact you if you win!

If you don't win here, there are other opportunities to win throughout the tour, along with an awesome giveaway at the author's blog at the end of the tour:


  1. Oh I would love to win a copy, after reading your review I knew that I just had to check this book out!

  2. Great book excerpt. I love how writer's incorporate bits of themselves in their stories, giving it that personal touch. How better to make a character real, than by drawing on real life experience. Thanks for sharing Stephanie!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring Warden! I'm looking forward to giving away a copy of the book here. Have a great weekend, everybody!

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Please count me in.

  5. Just saw the cover for the next book in the series...LOVE IT!!!! I need some private time with Michael.

  6. I would love to win a copy. It sounds great.

  7. Thanks for the chance, sounds a good read.

  8. Awesome! I would love to have a copy of this book!

    My name is Christina :)
    thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Sounds like an awesome book. Definitely sign me up for a chance to read this book.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  10. Would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance, sounds like an amazing read


  11. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  12. Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds like an interesting book.

  14. Sounds live a good book! Please sign me up!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com