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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Review of “Pandora's Box” (Immortalis #3) by Katie Salidas

Pandora's Box Blurb:

Alyssa thought, after a few months as a vampire, that she’d learned all she needed about the supernatural world. But all that will change when a mysterious package shows up on her doorstep - a Pandora's box. An ancient prison, created by powerful magic, the box was used to trap the most dangerous and deadly creatures on earth. 

Once opened, it releases an ancient evil, with an insatiable lust for vampire blood. Within moments of its release it the feeding frenzy begins. 

Alyssa must find a way to return the creature to the box. If she doesn’t, it will not only destroy her clan, but the rest of the vampires in existence.

My Review:

Ms. Salidas, true to form, wastes no time in getting to the surprises in this third book in her Immortalis series. She is definitely writes I-never-saw-that-coming kind of books. There is never a lack of twists and turns, with each battle and each challenge. I have been awed by the caliber of writing in designing such storylines as she has in this series.

I thought it was interesting to watch both Lysander and Alyssa evolve through the stories in this series, individually and as mates. All in the group changed toward Alyssa in some way. The author developed many vivid and unique characters to challenge and to complement the two main ones.

In this third book, I thought ms. Salidas created the most exotic of all of the enemies the vampire clan has had to fight. In keeping with that, there was more of a mystical puzzle to figure out rather than just come up with a plan to trick and kick the enemies ass. I really liked this change.  With book one basically all about vampires, and book two about vampires and one human, this book had several other beings. It shows a great progression especially considering in some way she connects all the book to one core enemy. And, the addition of spirits, werewolves and witches excited me to no end.

Now the end, hmmm…there better be another book coming soon is all I can say! LOL

Katie Salidas is a very creative and very strong author. I recommend each book in this series.

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About the Author:

Katie Salidas:
The youngest of four children, Katie has always had a desire to entertain. Since, early childhood, she's dreamed fantastical characters and scribbled them into pages of various journals and notebooks. Taking an interest in vampires, she devoured every book, featuring those blood sucking creatures, in any genre she could find. 
It was only natural that a love of reading vampire stories, turned into a love to write them. 

Katie is also a
Las Vegas native, having grown up in the famed City of Sin. She loves to feature it as a recurring setting for many of her stories.

A Meet & Greet will be live at www.vbtcafe.com on July 12. 

***ALL GIVEAWAYS (comment on any blog today to enter) ARE FOR AN E-COPY FROM SMASHWORDS EXCEPT FOR GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: The tour be giving away one signed print copy to one lucky person that leaves a comment on all of Katie's posts for the day. The requirements: email your username to bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net and let BK know you commented on the entire tour to be entered with "Pandora's Box Blitz" in the subject line. Once she verifies that you did indeed comment at each pit stop, she will draw a winner.

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  1. Thank you so much for following this series! I am thrilled that each installment has continued to hold on to your interest. The ending of this particular book was a tough one to write, but rest assured there is more to come. Book 4 is in the works!

    Thanks again for reading! Hugs!

  2. Awesome review! I loved it!

    Chrissy Peebles

  3. Thanks for sharing your review. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  4. What fun this blitz tour has been. I am finding all these new blogs to follow and reading wonderful posts about this lovely author and her books. Thank you for participating and for the giveaway opportunity. I have signed up to follow your site and look forward to reading more of what you have to share.


  5. @Chrissy, Denise, & Donnas Big Hugs! Thanks for stopping by and following along with the tour.

  6. so excited! this book sounds so good! the reviews are outstanding! this book is on my wishlist!


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