Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Katie Salidas is here today with ALYSSA, one of the main characters from her IMMORTALIS SERIES, to let her talk with us about her BFF

My friend and her new fur coat! 

Alyssa here. I want to clear the air a little bit. I know a lot of you out there think that we vamps have issues with other supernaturals. Let me set the record straight. We’re cool! That’s right. Vampires, werewolves, witches, shifters; we’re  all part of the same world-wide minority. It’s you humans who seem to have serious prejudice issues.  And you guys love to place those same types of prejudices on us as well. Fiction is always full of vampire-werewolf wars or some other BS like that. It’s really quite silly. But anyway, I’m getting off topic here.
Now that that bit is all cleared up I can tell you how over the moon (pun intended) I am about my buddy Fallon becoming a werewolf!
You see, here’s the thing. When I became a vampire, I was supposed to give up everything in my “mortal” life. Vampire law and all that. I get it now. We are a danger to humans, especially the ones we love. We’re constantly hunted by the Acta Sanctorum. And those guys are no joke! So, that meant friends, family, you get the picture; I had to turn my back on them all.
Do you really think I could have given up my BFF? No Way. So naturally, I fought to keep her around. The sad fact is, even though I could hold back my vampiric urges for blood, (Don’t bother judging until you’ve spent a night in my fangs! ) I couldn’t escape the fact that she’d eventually die. I’m immortal, she’s not. I live a dangerous life, and since she’s part of it, she’s in constant danger. Eventually I’d have to watch her die and that was really not cool.
I’d tried to get her to become a vamp. I mean I really tried hard. At one point my fangs were inches from her neck, ready to strike the deadly blow, but I couldn’t do it. She didn’t want to be a vampire. She won’t say the words out loud, but she despises me for being one. I know it. Sometimes she looks at me like I’m a monster. It hurts, but I can’t say I blame her. Again I say, spend a night in my fangs before you judge. Eventhough she thinks of me as a bit of a monster, we’re still BFF’s. That bond has never broken. But, being a vampire ain’t for everyone. I was not all that happy about it either when I first turned, so I couldn’t do it to her.  I have to honor her wishes.
Then came Aiden. And thank the gods for him! He’s a wolf. Wolves are not truly Immortal but they live for a really, really long time. Next best thing, right? Fallon was head over heels for that man from the moment she met him. I thought becoming a wolf to be his mate was a guarantee. Still though, she was resistant to the idea. I don’t know why that girl was so wishy washy. And again,  I gave some serious thought to just turning her myself. I know, I know, I’m a little selfish. But if you look at it from my perspective: she’s a fragile human living around dangerous supernatural creatures. I was looking out for her wellbeing too. I wanted my best friend to stay around for a long time.
It took quite a bit of convincing, but eventually, Fallon became receptive to wearing a fur coat over drinking blood. And, like I said, we supernaturals are all pretty cool with each other. So she agreed to be turned into a werewolf! It was  the perfect solution. I get my BFF and we really do get to be Best Friends Forever!
So, now you know the basics. Do you want to read about how it all went down? 

Check out Moonlight!
Good girls don’t wear fur, or fight over men, and they certainly don’t run around naked, howling at the moon.
But then, no-one ever called Fallon a good girl.
As a human unofficially mated to an Alpha werewolf, Fallon is being pressured to “become”...or be gone.
Her mate Aiden, the interim leader of the Olde Town Pack, is in a position that demands he either choose a wolf mate...or leave the pack forever. No matter how hot the sex with Fallon is, he can’t ignore centuries of tradition.
Become a wolf or not. If only the choice were that simple. Fallon’s options are further clouded by the overt presence of other females desperate to be the Alpha’s mate. And when these bitches get serious, it’s not just claws that come out. If Fallon wants to keep her man and take the title she’ll have to exert a little dominance of her own.

Moonlight Buy Links:
Kindle USA
http://www.amazon.com/Moonlight-ebook/dp/B0098KSARS
Kindle UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moonlight-ebook/dp/B0098KSARS

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-katie-salidas/1112816866?ean=2940015468359  


The Immortalis Series: (This is the parent series where Alyssa is the Main Character.)

Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition... that's the hard part. Join Alyssa as she stumbles through the world of the "Unnatural."


Book 1: Immortalis Carpe Noctem -  Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it's all she has. Rescued from death by Lysander, the aloof and sexy leader of the Peregrinus vampire clan, she's barely cut her teeth before she becomes a target.

Kallisto, an ancient and vindictive vampire queen – and Lysander's old mate - wants nothing less than final death for her former lover and his new toy. She's not above letting the Acta Sanctorum, and its greatest vampire hunter, Santino, know exactly where the clan can be found.

With no time to mourn her old life, Alyssa's survival depends on her new family. She will have to stand alongside Lysander and fight against two enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

 
Book 2: Hunters & Prey -  Rule number one: humans and vampires don't co-exist. One is the hunter and one is the prey. Simple, right? Not for newly-turned vampire Alyssa. A surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum's most fearsome hunter, sends her fleeing back to the world she once knew, and Fallon, the human friend she's missed more than anything. Now she has some explaining to do. However, that will have to wait. With the Acta Sanctorum hot on their heels, staying alive is more important than educating a human on the finer points of bloodlust.

Book 3: Pandora's Box -  After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she'd learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package - a Pandora's Box. Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it? When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted.


Book 4: Soulstone -  It’s a desperate time for rookie vampire Alyssa, and her sanity is hanging by a slender thread. Her clan is still reeling from the monumental battle with Aniketos; a battle that claimed the body of Lysander, her sire and lover, and trapped his spirit in a mysterious crystal. A Soulstone. Unfortunately, no amount of magic has been able to release Lysander’s spirit, and the stone is starting to fade. Weeks of effort have proved futile. Her clan, the Peregrinus, have all but given up hope. Only Alyssa still believes her lover can be released. In despair, Alyssa begs the help of the local witch coven, and unwittingly exposes the supernaturals of Boston to unwanted attention from the Acta Sanctorum. The Saints converge on the city and begin their cleansing crusade to rid the world of all things “Unnatural.” In the middle of an all-out war, but no closer to a solution to the dying stone, Alyssa is left with an unenviable choice: save her mate, or save her clan.

All books are available online at: 
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords
Rising Sign Books – Publisher
Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Katie is having a great giveaway of one of her ebooks for one of our followers, winners choice (including MOONLIGHT). Leave a comment or question for Katie along with your email address to be entered

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13 comments:

  1. So glad you could blog for us today Katie !

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  2. Great post. Katie is a new author for me. These books look great and adding to my must try list.
    My questions for Katie are: What is your favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write? Any new books or authors that you would recommend a book lover?
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  3. thankyou for a fab giveaway! i love vampire novels! these are going on my wish list xxx

    rachaelconstant@ntlworld.com

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  4. @Chrisbails, my favorite genre is Urban Fantasy. It is no coincidence that it is the primary genre I write in as well. I love the marriage of the supernatural within the world as we know it. That question of "could this be real?" has always made the genre that much more interesting to me. Sure it's all fiction, but what if, right?

    As for books to recommend. Have you read the Skye Morrison series by J.L. McCoy? If you like vamps, this is a series to take a peek at.

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  5. I love Alyssa! :) And the trailer is super awesome! Thanks for this great giveaway! natasa.zugecic(at)gmail.com

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  6. Thank you first for the chance at the giveaway. I can't wait to read all these! Fallon sounds like she needs to kick some arse! *laughs* The trailer was great too.

    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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  7. Katie,
    Your a new author to me..I look forward to getting to know you and your characters....Can't wait to see what happens in the books with Alyssa in them..

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  8. Hi Katie! This series looks awesome. JL McCoy has recommended your books to me and always says how wonderful you are. You're definitely on my TBR pile. :)

    ginna_belle20@yahoo.com

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  9. Thanks for stopping by. I must say that Alyssa sounds like a great character. I will add to my TBR pile.
    sandracarol123@yahoo.com

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  10. I am so looking forward to the furry fun that is Moonlight :) Thank you for sharing with us and for this treat of a giveaway opportunity.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  11. I need to hurry up and read.. just so I can get some pointers on how to balance kids and hubby so well... lol Thanks for stopping by

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  12. These books sound really good. I like Alyssa.

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    1. Oh, my e-mail is jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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