Excerpt from A Vampire's Tale by Maya Tyler
On Monday, you got to meet paranormal romance author Maya Tyler. Today, she's back with an excerpt from her new book, A Vampire's Tale!
This excerpt takes place when Marisa and Corgan first meet.
He couldn’t be a vampire. No way. Why did she even entertain such a thought? She didn't believe in vampires. She wrote about them because they were an awesome mystical creature, like unicorns or the tooth fairy.
“You're actually comparing me to the tooth fairy?” His voice rose an octave and he shot her a disbelieving look.
With her eyes trained on the floor, she refused to look at him. “Stop it.” You aren’t here. You aren’t real.
“Say my name. Corgan.”
“Corgan.” A cold shiver crossed her spine, and she continued her refusal to look up. Hearing his hypnotic voice was enough. She couldn’t handle looking at him, too.
Against her better judgement, she stood. With a force similar to gravity, she moved toward him and took his outstretched hand. He kissed her knuckles, grazing them with his teeth, and she fought the urge to swoon. Instead, she snatched her hand back and glared at him, using insolence as a defense mechanism.
Her mind raced, jumping from one thought to the next. Many unasked questions muddled on her tongue, and she stared at him, waiting for a coherent thought to form.
“You're a vampire?” she blurted out.
“How is that possible?”
The best laid plans…
Marisa Clements was never satisfied writing the ‘gossip column’ in the local paper and
she quit her job to follow her dream of writing fiction. Floundering in an unforgiving
industry, she wrote about vampires, a popular subject she considered fascinating but as
real as unicorns, to pay the rent.
Corgan was tired of human misconceptions about vampires and ‘living’ as a vampire.
He planned to tell Marisa his story and end his existence. It was no coincidence Corgan
selected Marisa to write his story. With the ability to see the future, he knew she would
be a major part of it. He knew if they met, she would help him die, but in doing so, she’d
be doomed to the same fate. Once they met, their futures would be irrevocably
Corgan began to care for Marisa and finally revealed the truth to her. He admitted his
quest to atone for his past sins had put her in grave danger from a nest of revenge seeking
vampires. Corgan must claim her for her own protection. But claiming her is not
enough, he must ask for help from his wizard friends and his maker in order to destroy
his enemy or Marisa will never be safe.
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Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! She still believes that “True Love's Kiss” is the most powerful thing in the world. Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.
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