Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Tour : Immortalis series by Katie Salidas

Author: Katie Salidas
Publisher: Rising Sun Books
Date of Publication: March 2010
Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: An unyielding thirst for blood as well as the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.
As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her "turning", did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.
Only by accepting her new-found immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Immortalis: Carpe Noctem is a fresh take on the vampire genre.  I think this is the first story that I have read in a while where the vampires actually kill their prey to feed.  Changed without her permission, Alyssa must leave her old life and adapt to becoming a creature of the night.  Not only does she have to adjust to a whole new way of living, she must wary of people who are trying to kill her for what she has become.  I really felt for Alyssa as she learns to become a vampire.  The only thing that bothered me about the story was the relationship between Alyssa and Lysander.  I didn't really feel their connection. Despite that, I look forward to following their relationship in future books.  

I had planned on reading all 3 books in this series before the tour date, but sadly real life had other plans for me.  I do plan to read plan to read books 2 and 3 in the near future and I hope you will as well. 

Here they are:

Publisher: Rising Sun Books
Date of Publication: December 2010
The exciting sequel to Immortalis Carpe Noctem. 

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.

Publisher: Rising Sun Books
Date of Publication: June 2011

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. Powerless against the ancient evil, the clan flees Las Vegas for Boston, with only a slim hope for salvation. Could Lysander's old journals hold the key? And what if they don't? And how welcome will they be in a city run by a whole different kind of supernatural being? Werewolves...

About the author: (From Goodreads)

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. 

Find out more about Katie by visiting 


Linen and Silk said...

Sounds kind of interesting. However, if she wrote the blurbs, she needs to find a new editor who knows how to use commas. :)

SacredmOOn said...

I've got book one. I hope to start it soon. Thanks for posting! This series sounds fantastic to me. DeAnna S.

BK said...

Thank you for reviewing and spotlighting. :)