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Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Favorites - Author Katie Salidas

Please welcome Author Katie Salidas. She is the author of Immortalis: Carpe Noctem, and appears today as part of the Authors Supporting Authors Virtual Book Tour to answer ABA'a Friday Favorites Questions.

Favorite Genre(s):
Well, it should go without saying that I love Urban Fantasy and its sister genre, Paranormal Romance. Along with that I am a fan of Erotica and have written a few short “quickies” myself.

Favorite Author in that Genre and Why?:
Oh my oh my, the list could go on.  Let’s see. Paranormal romance would have to be Sherrilyn Kenyon. I started reading her books recently and I must say, Yummy! A close second there would be Lara Adrian. I love her Midnight Breed series. Urban Fantasy would have to be Patricia Briggs. Now she has two series that straddle the lines, Alpha Omega is more romantic where as Mercy Thompson is more Urban Fantasy. No matter what the official genre, I am HOOKED! I devoured those books they were just that good.

List of at least 5 Favorite Books in that Genre:
Can I list series instead? I tend to fall into them and once I pick up one book in a series I love, I buy the rest and devour them.
Mercy Thompson series – Patricia Briggs
Alpha Omega series – Patricia Briggs
Midnight Breed series – Lara Adrian
Dark-Hunter series - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Vampire Chronicles – (an older series but it still ranks high with me) Anne Rice

Favorite Book of All Time:
Queen of the Damned. I actually dusted it off just last month and read it again for probably the tenth time.

Favorite Book Read Last Month:
Silver Born – Mercy Thompson series – Patricia Briggs. I could not put it down. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

Favorite Book You Wrote and Why?: 
Oh, that’s just an unfair question. They are all my favorites! It’s like asking a mom which kid is her favorite. How does one pick from the things they create? I guess in fairness, the story I am currently working on could be considered a favorite for the moment. Technically it is still untitled. I am working out the kinks on the third book in my Immortalis series. The creative process is fun. Working out the story and seeing it grow is akin to the joy of pregnancy. You see this thing forming and growing but (if you are a pantser like me) you are not 100% sure what it will be when it is finished. It’s fun, so I guess that makes it a favorite for the moment… until the next story demands to be written.

Write Your Own Question:
Name your FAVOURITE vampire:

Lestat! The Brat Prince. He was my first vampire love. I know I know, I have mentioned Anne Rice a few times already, but she was a pioneer. I believe her’s were the first stories to feature the vampire from the vampires perspective and she gave us Lestat, the guy you love and want but shouldn’t. He will always have a special place in my dreams. Ha ha.

Katie Salidas 
Publisher (Author Signed Copies of Immortalis) http://www.risingsignbooks.com

Immortalis: Carpe Noctem Summary:

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: 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 newfound 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.

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