Saturday, May 19, 2012

Guest Post with Author Katie Salidas and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to the blog author Katie Salidas. Katie is currently on tour promoting the release of her book Soulstone and has stopped by the blog today to chat. Before I give the floor over to Katie lets get to know her a bit shall we.

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman!

Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin 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.

Places to find Katie:
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Why I write about Vampires

We all have our niche. Our thing we really like to write about. It may be broad and encompass an entire genre. Some people like to explore the depths of high fantasy and create whole new worlds. Others may take a different approach and focus on a specific type of creature. I fall into the latter group. I find vampires fascinating. In fact every story I've written has included those creatures of the night in one way or another.

Vampires are the most chameleonic of all the supernatural creatures. They can be anything from the dangerous predator stalking you in the night to the sexy bad boy you wish would take a nibble at your neck, and everything in between.

In the Immortalis series, I took the vampire and gave them back some of their humanity. In fact you might find them to be the most human of all the supernatural creatures, often having the capability of being caring and compassionate than the humans you’ll meet in this series.

Rather than make them simple bloodthirsty monsters, I wanted them to rise above it. I wanted them to deal with their very real need for blood (yes they do have to kill to survive), but not let it make them a slave to their cravings. Alyssa, the main character for example chooses to hunt criminals (rapists being her favorite midnight snack). While she feeds as often as she needs, she still manages to maintain a real friendship with her human friend Fallon. Beyond the blood lust, my vampires are capable of very strong emotions. Love being quite intense. It’s that intense love and connection that Alyssa (the main character) feels for her mate that is central to the plot of Soulstone.

In Soulstone, Alyssa must fight her clan, and the Acta Sanctorum to save her mate’s immortal soul. It’s a battle that begins at page one and doesn't end until the last page. All the while, you’ll be taken on an adventure with the wolves and witches of Boston, break into an old church to steal an ancient magical tome, and fight alongside the Olde Town Pack to take back their territory from the Acta Sanctorum.

As you can see, writing about vampires and making them my own is both fun and fulfilling. I can live the fantasy as well as shape it. It’s the best of both worlds. The biggest payoff though, is seeing others fall in love with my vampires as much as I have.

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.
Places to Purchase:
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Check out the other books in Katie's Immortalis series:
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Want to win some goodies from Katie? There are actually 2 different giveaways going on. 2 winners will win some goodies from Katie.

Up for grabs:
Soulstone eBook
Set of Immortalis Series

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment answering the question: Why do you love books with vampires?
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter forms below. Please answer the question below or leave a meaningful comment. 
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  1. Whats not to like about vampires? They are gorgeous, live forever, making taking your blood an erotic experience... Love them!

  2. Vampires are bad ass and sexy as hell!

  3. I like the immortality of vampires. They fond their true love and they can be together forever.

  4. This series sounds very good. Katie is a new to me author, but I have already checked out Amazon for her books. What could be better than vampires and witches?

  5. I like reading vampire stories because vampires are so powerful, mysterious and downright sexy. I like that they're night stalking, mesmerizing, strong and immortal, and I'd love to have my very own. :D

  6. I love vampire books...they are usually very sexy and powerful with a complete tender side for their loved one.

  7. I love books with vampires because I enjoy reading about normally feared supernatural creatures of the night.

  8. I love everything about vampires the strength,immortality,the mysterious nature and the bad boy aspect :) Have a great weekend

  9. I love paranormal its my favorite genre to read .I cannot get enough .

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love reading about vampires b/c they are mysterious and sexy :)

  11. They are the ultimate sexy bad boy/tortured hero character. The one you would love to have but still inspires a sense of fear and excitement.

  12. I love vampires because they are strong (nobody will mess with you), immortal (most likely will not die on you), good looking (great way for them to attract meals), and they are night me!
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  13. I like vampires because they're dangerous and alpha.

  14. Hi
    Because they are sexy and dangerous and can live forever!

  15. I Love Vampires Because They Are Sexy And Funny, Dangerous And They Are Immortal.

  16. Vampires are hot, lethal, seductive, passionate. What's not to love really?

  17. I love vamps because they are immortal, sexy, and very, very strong ;) it's one of my most favorite genre! !!

  18. Awesome interview and fabulous giveaways! :)

    There is just something about the darkness in Vampires, and the small nugget of humanity hidden deep inside them, that I can't resist. Plus, who doesn't love the badboy archetype?

  19. Wow! Just look at all the reasons to love those sexy creatures of the night! I mean, what's not to like about them, right? That's why I love to write them.

    Thanks for stopping by and posting your thoughts. I'm loving all of the responses. Keep them coming and please share the giveaway. Good luck and Happy reading!!

    Katie Salidas