Monday, July 16, 2012

Oh My! Vamps have taken over again!

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Hello my Sassy Ones! Like many of you, I cannot resist those sexy blood suckers. What is it about them that  sends our blood burning, spine tingling, and panties falling off? Whoops. Did I just say that out loud? ;)  Lucky for us we have another fabulous romantic tale involving our favorite creatures of the night.

Author Tara S. Wood introduces us to the sexy vampire Vesper Hyde and her human counterpart homicide detective Decker Price. They must work through their own demons in order to bring down a common enemy. Can they fight the feelings swirling between them long enough to get the job done? You be the judge.~the Vixen

Adult Excerpt

She tried to turn away from the circle of his arms, scared the tears she felt inside would betray her and fall right in front of him, but he grabbed her and held her still. Their gazes locked in silence. 

“I-” He stopped and let out a low breath, the hardness in his eyes melting away as he held up his wrist to her lips. “Go ahead.”

She narrowed her eyes on him. “You know where this is going.”


Her mind screamed in protest, the very essence of her knowing that this was the last single thread between them, holding them together above an ever-widening chasm. And if this couldn't hold them together, nothing would.

Her fangs itched and her body hungered for what he offered despite the danger it presented. As she grabbed his wrist and bit down hard, she hoped it was enough.

The taste of him, tart and rich, hit her tongue and she groaned as the blood slid down her throat. Decker fell back on the bed and she sank to her knees in front of him with her mouth still wrapped around him.

Desire and hunger hit her full throttle and she drew deeply, letting his flavor roll over her. She released him and swiped the two points with her tongue and let her hands work in a frenzy to get him naked.

He moaned loudly as her hands roamed over his bare skin and she relished the hot slide of skin on skin as her head lowered again and she pushed him down flat on the bed.

Kneeling in front of him on the floor, she pushed the corded muscles of his thighs apart, tangling her fingers in the dusting of hair on his legs, delighting in the sensuous rasp. His erection was instant and it stabbed out greedily in front of her.

He was hot and hard and he hissed as her hand brushed the base of his cock to push it aside for what she really sought.


He cried out as her fangs sank into the hollow of his leg, right where it met his body, finding the strong source of nourishment in the most erotic of places. He undulated against her, trying in vain to get the swollen length closer to the pull of her lips. She smiled against his flesh as she drank and trailed a hand over to capture the straining appendage.

Decker growled in satisfaction as she pumped the hardness of his shaft in time with each draw of her mouth. Her body hummed with desire and her blood heated, sending a rush of wetness to flood her core.

Each draw was deeper than the last and his breathy gasps of pleasure spurred her on. Her skin prickled with heat as the hunger abated and the desperate need for his touch took over. She wrenched her mouth free and sealed the area, pulling back to look at Decker's face.

His eyes were closed and his head was thrown back as he moved against her hand. The rough pull of lust urged her even more and she replaced the hand on his cock with her mouth.

He nearly came off the bed with a hoarse shout as he threaded his fingers through her hair. Vesper growled in agreement and continued the erotic slide of her tongue on his hard length.

“Vesper, please!” he moaned, “I can't-I need to be inside you.”

Her body lurched in response and she let go. Strong hands gripped her arms and threw her face down onto the bed. He slid in easily from behind and she thought she would die from the delicious feeling of fullness.

She cried out at the first powerful stroke and grabbed fistfuls of the bedspread as she hung on, bracing for each pounding thrust. His hands held her hips steady as he drove into her, keeping her pulled back tight against him.

“Please,” she panted, “Harder! I want more!”

She felt his hand slide up her spine and tangle in the hair at the base of her neck. He held her fast in every direction, not letting her move by even an inch. It was so good, so hot, so hard. He pulled her head back, firmly but gently, and deepened the length of his thrusts, the maddening rhythm turning her bones liquid with fire. The sweet coils of burning tension inside her were winding to a fever pitch and there was nothing she could do but ride the delicious crest of the wave as she came.


Vesper's tight sheath clamped down on his cock as she came and the high-pitched cry of her orgasm sounded like thunder in his ears.

He snorted, gasping for air as the last of her spasms rippled through her and down his shaft. He felt a wide roll of darkness up his back and the pull of his own hunger kept him moving within her, unable to stop. The desire was so raw, so fierce, so binding; he needed to see its reflection.

He withdrew and flipped her over onto her back, settling her into the comfort of the now-rumpled bedspread. He shoved her thighs apart and sank back inside her as deep as he could possibly go, sliding forever into sweet oblivion. She closed her eyes and moaned his name.

“Open your eyes, Vesper,” he grunted. “Look at me.”

Her lids snapped open and he could see the desire ringing the violet depths. He thrust harder and was rewarded as her pupils dilated further, turning from deep amethyst to black. He groaned. She was so beautiful. Dark. Luscious. Beautiful. She was everything.

He could see the throb of her pulse beating rapidly at her neck as her body strained to meet each hard thrust. It called to him. Her blood ran wild in her veins, he felt it. Her blood. His blood.

Primal need swept through him as he pumped steadily, soliciting breathy grunts of pleasure. Everywhere his hands touched, he felt it, the blood coursing through her, making her hotter than ever. He wanted it. He needed it.

The dark tide of orgasm welled within him and he thrust harder, each pound of his body possessing her, claiming her. It wasn't enough. He needed to be closer, needed to feel the very core of her.

Mindless, his lips pulled back in a feral snarl as his mouth watered for the taste of her. Vesper's eyes were liquid pools of twilight and he rocked against her, ready to take the final, desperate plunge.

His sac tightened in painful bliss and he gathered her up in his arms and sank his teeth into the luscious curve of her neck as his release raged through him in a hot blaze.

Fireworks erupted in his brain at the taste of her blood on his lips and he groaned, drinking deeply. She was hot and sweet and tasted of all things dark and desirous. He shuddered at the last hard pang of his orgasm and collapsed upon her, his mouth breaking free.

His breath slowed from hard gasps to shallow puffs and he swiped his tongue across his lips, wiping away the wetness. He stiffened as the fog of pleasure receded. Blood.

About the Author

Tara Wood divides her time between creating domestic bliss and creating hot paranormal romance with the occasional side of kink. When not playing June Cleaver for her hubby and daughter, she can be found at the local Starbucks slamming back Frappuccinos and plotting out her next idea. Or she's watching the BBC. Tara resides with her wonderful and tolerant family in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. She is currently at work on several projects, one of them being the next book in her In Blood series. Redemption in Blood is her first novel.

Where to find Tara

Twitter: @twoodwriter


  1. Once again, thank you for sharing your excerpt with us Tara! This is definitely on my TBR pile and toward the top! So many wonderful stories and so little time! LOL

    Tammy/Lia (the Vixen)

  2. Agreed. And I love it that I made it to your TBR pile. My list is longer than my arm. So many good books, so little time!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be featured on your blog. I hope others out there enjoyed this excerpt and find the time to pick up my book and give it a read. Happy reading! Cheers!

  3. Not a very mature comment but in regards to the excerpt.... DROOL!!!!!!!

    1. I'll take drool. I'm not picky. LOL! Glad you liked it!!