Thursday Thirteen! – Paige Tyler – New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Mini-Excerpts from My Hot, New Paranormal Erotic Romance Vampire 101!


Tall, dark, and handsome, with a side order of brooding. That’s exactly the type of man Savanna Royce was looking for.


Kaige Travers leaned back in the brocade-covered wing chair, a bottle of beer dangling loosely from his fingers as he surveyed the club’s patrons. He wondered what it was about Goth clubs that hefound so interesting. Was it the dark clothes? The eerie music? The macabre atmosphere? Or was it simply their bizarre fascination with vampirism? While no one was sporting fake fangs or wearing a cape, a good portion of the club’s clientele was clearly into the whole vampire thing. Of course, no self-respecting vampire would wear half the things most Goths did. A couple hundred years of wearing nothing but black would get old pretty damn quick to any vampire. Hell, he should know. He was one, after all. Two-hundred- forty years ago tonight, he’d been turned into a vampire. If he told the Goths that, though, they’d probably take one look at his jeans and T-shirt and laugh in his face.


Oh shit, Kaige thought. No wonder his radar had gone off. The asshole was another vampire. What the fuck did the bastard think he was doing? Feeding from humans like that was flat-out forbidden. Either the idiot must be have been sired by an even bigger moron, or he was just plain demented. The latter seemed more likely, considering the theatrical way he was hissing and flashing his fangs. The asshole probably thought he would scare Kaige off. Well, he was in for one hell of a rude awakening.


Kaige stared down at the girl. “Is she going to make it then?”

The other man shrugged. “It’s too early to tell, but her body doesn’t seem to be rejecting your blood, so that’s a good sign. Just keep her comfortable and well hydrated. I’ll set her up with an IV, so that’ll make it easier. You’ll need to alternate glucose and blood
about every four hours or so for the next day or two, at least until she wakes up.”

Kaige’s eyes narrowed as Jensen took out two bags of glucose solution from his duffel bag. “Wait a minute,” he said. “I thought you would take her back to the clinic with you.”

The blond-haired man looked at him. “She wouldn’t be any better off there than she is here. It’s blood and rest she needs, nothing more. Which means you can take care of her here.” He paused. “Even you should know one of our most basic rules: You turn her, you’re responsible for her.”

Yeah, he knew the rule. But he didn’t think it should apply in this situation. “But I don’t have any experience with this kind of thing, Jensen,” Kaige protested. “Besides, I can’t just drop everything and babysit some girl. I have classes to teach.”

His friend shrugged and reached into the bag again. A moment later he came out with some IV equipment. “You’ll need to have one of your TA’s take over for you.”

Kaige ground his jaw. “It’s not that simple.”

Jensen fixed him with a hard look. “Then maybe you should have thought about that before you decided to turn her.”

Kaige felt himself flush. “I couldn’t just let her die, dammit!”

“No, you couldn’t.” His friend sighed. “Look, whether you like it or not, you’re going to have to teach her everything she needs to know. Considering you’re a college professor, that shouldn’t be too difficult.”

“I teach Western European History, not Vampire 101, you know,” Kaige muttered.


Giving Kaige a wide berth, she headed for the door. As she did so, she glanced at her reflection in the mirror over the dresser and immediately stopped when she saw the puckered red scars on her neck. She reached up to lightly run her fingers over them.

“Now do you believe me?” Kaige asked.

He had moved across the room to stand behind her and she met his gaze in the mirror. She was tall, but even in the high-heeled boots she was wearing, the top of her head didn’t quite reach his chin.

She lifted her own a fraction of an inch. “No. If I were a vampire, I wouldn’t have a reflection. Neither would you.”

He muttered something she didn’t catch under his breath. “You’ve been watching too many movies. Of course we have a reflection. We’re vampires, not ghosts.”

Savanna spun around to face him. “You’ve got an answer for everything, don’t you?”

His mouth quirked. “But unfortunately none of them seem to be enough to make you believe me.”

“Because what you’re talking about is crazy,” she told him. “Vampires don’t exist.”

Kaige lifted a brow. “You certainly seem to know a lot about vampires considering you don’t believe in them,” he said, folding his arms over his chest again.

Savanna felt her face color. “Just because I’m into vampires doesn’t mean I think they’re real. Or that you’re one of them.”

His eyes narrowed. “What if I could give you proof?”

“What kind of proof?” she said.

Kaige didn’t answer, but simply opened his mouth. As she watched, his canines elongated before her very eyes then retracted. Savanna backed up until she hit the dresser. Holy crap!

“Where the heck did you find a dentist to do that?”

He clenched his jaw. “I didn’t have a dentist do it. I’m a vampire. They come with the title.”

She chewed on her lower lip. This guy really believed what he was saying, she realized. And while the fangs did look sexy as hell on him, the whole thing was still way too weird even for her.


Trembling, she walked over to the huge mirror above the row of shiny, porcelain sinks and hesitantly opened her mouth. Her eyes went wide. Oh, God. She had fangs. Long, pointy, fangs! Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap!


Lifting his arm to his mouth, Kaige brought out his fangs and bit into his wrist. As the smell of his blood filled the air, the girl’s nostrils flared.

“Open your mouth,” he ordered softly.

She obeyed without hesitation, her lips parting invitingly, and he gently pressed his wrist to her mouth. She was tentative at first, her lips gently closing over his wrist, her tongue barely touching his skin, but then her vampire instincts took over and she began to drink more urgently. He hadn’t noticed how sexy her mouth was before, but as she drank from him, he saw that her lips were full and pouty and perfectly shaped. The kind of lips that a man dreamed of kissing.

Kaige swore silently. Where the hell had that thought come from? But he was distracted from wondering any more about it as the girl suddenly lifted her hand to his arm, holding his wrist more firmly in place while she drank from him. A moment later, she let out a little moan. The sound was so erotic that it was all Kaige could do not to let out a groan of his own. Damn, what she was doing felt good. Actually, it felt more than good. It felt exquisite. Sexual, even. The realization made his cock immediately go hard inside his jeans and he had to clench his jaw to stifle another groan. He’d shared blood with other female vampires before, even during sex, but the pleasure had never been this intense.

Unable to help himself, Kaige slid his hand in the girl’s long, silky hair, silently urging her to take more. She didn’t need any further encouragement, but closed her mouth tightly around his wrist and sank her teeth into his wrist.

Kaige didn’t even bother to stifle the groan that escaped his lips this time, but simply closed his eyes and gave in to the pleasure of what she was doing. God, he hadn’t felt anything this incredible in his very long life.

Somewhere in the back of his mind, Kaige knew he should stop her before she took too much, but what she was doing felt too intoxicating. He couldn’t stop her if he tried.


“So, when do I get my lessons on how to use my powers?” she asked.

His brows drew together. “Powers?” he asked in confusion.

Savanna nodded eagerly. “Yeah. You know…powers. Like flying and shape-shifting. Oh, and levitating and teleporting, too. And I can’t wait to learn how to read minds.”

When Kaige only stared blankly at her, Savanna’s heart sank. “You mean we don’t have any powers? I can’t fly or turn into a bat or anything?”

He gave her a small smile. “Sorry,” he said. “We don’t have any powers like that. But during the turning, certain parts of your body were optimized for…well…even though we don’t have to do it anymore…hunting. You’ll find that your hearing, eyesight, and sense of smell have all improved, and they’ll continue to get even better over the years. You’ll be stronger and faster, too, so don’t feel too bad. But as far as flying or turning into a bat goes, that only happens in the movies.”

She lifted her chin. “How do you know? Maybe no one bothered to teach you.”

He lifted a brow. “Right, that’s probably it,” he said. “They just forgot to teach me. Of course, it’s just a coincidence that in two hundred and forty years as a vampire, I’ve never noticed any of my friends turning into a bat and flapping off into the night.”


Savanna breathed in deeply as the scent of Kaige’s blood filled the room. She ran her tongue over her lips in anticipation and was surprised to feel the sharp tips of her own fangs. She hadn’t even realized they’d come out. She parted her lips eagerly as he held his wrist up to her mouth.

Kaige’s blood was hot on her tongue and just as intoxicating as she remembered. Savanna let out a little moan and closed her lips more tightly around his wrist, drinking deeply from him. He slid his hand in her hair, his fingers slowly massaging as she gently sank her teeth into his skin.

As his blood flowed through her, Savanna felt the tingle increase between her legs. She squeezed her thighs together, hoping to ease the ache there, but it only seemed to intensify it. Dear God, it was all she could do not to slide her hand down and touch herself. Not wanting to take too much, she tenderly pulled her mouth away. Slowly running her tongue along the inside of Kaige’s wrist, she lifted her gaze to look up at him. His dark head was thrown back, his eyes closed, the expression on his face one of pure ecstasy.

As if just realizing that she had stopped drinking from him, Kaige opened his eyes. He gazed down at her for a long moment, his eyes dark and smoldering with a look so intense that she caught her breath. The next thing she knew, she was in his arms and he was kissing her.


“Do I still need to go to the dentist?” she asked.

He nodded. “A vampire dentist. Our immune system doesn’t have anything to do with cavities. You won’t get them as quickly, but you can still get cavities.”

She made a face at that. One more vampire benefit shot to hell. As she bit into a perfectly cooked piece of bacon a moment later, however, she frowned. She’d been making a lot of assumptions about the benefits of being a vampire. She had naturally assumed that as a vamp, she wouldn’t have to worry about gaining weight. What if she was wrong about that, too? When she mentioned it to Kaige, he laughed.

“Of course vampires can gain weight,” he said. “What made you think they couldn’t?”

She thought a moment. “I don’t know. I guess I just assumed that since vampire DNA keeps our bodies in peek condition, we wouldn’t be able to gain weight.”

He gestured with his fork. “Extra calories are extra calories. Your body stores them just like it did before you became a vampire.”

Savanna shook her head. “That’s just so wrong,” she muttered.


Savanna reached out to toy with the buttons on his shirt before looking up at him from beneath her long bangs. “I know this is going to sound a little kinky, but I really get turned on when I bite you.” She paused, and then added, “Do you ever get the urge to bite me?”

Kaige’s mouth curved into a smile. “Only about a hundred times a day.”

Her pulse quickened. But though she was excited by his confession, there was something else she had to know. “Would it hurt if you did?”

He reached up to gently brush her hair back from her face. “No. Not when it’s done in a loving and gentle way, like you do when you bite me. Done that way, it would be the most exquisite thing you’ve ever felt.”

Her heart started to race. “Does it feel like that when I bite you?”

His eyes smoldered. “Mmm-hmm,” he said softly. “And I have no doubt you’d love it, too. About the only thing that would make it better would be if I was inside of you when I did it.”

Savanna’s pussy quivered at the imagery. God, she so wanted what he was offering. Without a word, she wrapped her hand around the back of Kaige’s neck and pulled him down for a kiss. He groaned and slid his hand in her hair, tipping her head back. His tongue invaded her mouth, claiming hers, and she sighed with pleasure. Damn, he could make her dizzy just with a simple kiss. If his mouth felt this good now, she could only imagine what it would be like when he bit her.


Bracing himself on his powerful arms, he slid his cock deep inside her pussy in one smooth thrust. She wrapped her legs tightly around him, her arms going around his neck. He kissed and nibbled her neck, his fangs grazing her skin as his cock seemed to plunder her very soul. If he didn’t bite her soon, she was going to go crazy. She couldn’t wait another second. With a moan, she tightened her grip on his hair and pulled him in tight to her neck.

“Kaige, please!” she begged, the words a desperate whisper. “Bite me!”

Savanna had spoken so softly that she wasn’t even sure if he’d heard her, but then she felt a pricking sensation as his fangs sank into her neck.


“Ride me, baby,” Kaige said softly.

Savanna obeyed his command, holding onto his shoulders as she moved up and down on his shaft ever so slowly. Lowering her head, she pressed a kiss to the side of his neck. She could feel his pulse beating strong and steady beneath her lips and she let out another moan. The urge to sink her fangs into Kaige’s neck was so strong that it almost made her dizzy.

With a groan, she pulled away to look down at him. “I want to bite you so badly,” she whispered raggedly, still moving on his cock.

His eyes glinted in the light. “Then do it. I trust you.”

When she made no reply, Kaige tilted his head to the side as if offering himself to her. Savanna stared at the pulse beating at his throat, her own going wild. She ran her tongue over her teeth. What if she did it wrong? What if she liked it so much that she couldn’t stop?

But the desire to taste his blood outweighed any nervousness she had and she found herself lowering her head. Gripping his shoulders, she gently sank her fangs into his neck.

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Stephanie says April 23, 2009

Great excerpts, Paige! Happy Thursday! *Hugs*

Inez Kelley says April 23, 2009

wowser! sweeeeeeeeeeeeet

Adelle Laudan says April 23, 2009

Good stuff! I wish you a ton of sales.
Happy T13!

Ms Menozzi says April 23, 2009

verrrry interesting…. 😉

jamiebabette says April 23, 2009

Great idea, Paige! Loved reading the excerpts. Really fun.
Happy Thursday!

Kate Willoughby says April 23, 2009

Great excerpts!

Mel says April 24, 2009

Great excerpts!

Robbie says April 24, 2009

Very interesting story. I only wish I had some extra money to buy some books. 🙁

Janice says April 24, 2009

That sounds like a very hawt book.

Happy TT.


Reply says April 24, 2009

Hi, you have a very nice blog here!
If you like we could exchange links betwen our blogs.

LEt me know what you think!

Best Regards

Heather says April 25, 2009

Wow, great excerpts, Paige!

The Bumbles says April 26, 2009

Plundering her soul indeed!

What cracks me up is your steamy post followed by your sweet *hugs* – naughty & nice Paige :0)

paigetyl says April 29, 2009

Stephanie – Thanks!

Inez – Thanks!

Adelle – Thanks!

Ms Menozzi – Thanks!

JamieBabette – Thanks!

Kate – Thanks!

Mel – Thanks!

Robbie – Thanks!

Janice – Thanks! – Thanks!

Heather – Thanks!

The Bumbles – That’s me! Naughty and Nice! LOL!


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