Friday, December 30, 2011

Georgia Cates Talks about Her Vampire Agape Series...and more...






Hello Georgia and welcome! I’ve been looking forward to hearing all about your new Vampire Agape series. Congratulations on the first book, Blood of Anteros.



Before we get started with our interview, here’s a little about Georgia:



In addition to being an author Georgia is a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse.



She recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to her list of things that keep her busy, but she is ecstatic to release my debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series. 



Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, she is easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When not tied up with family or delivering babies, she is working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.



Looking forward to that second book, Georgia *smile* Okay, let’s get started with Blood of Anteros



KDR ~ Blood of Anteros, first book in the Vampire Agape Series sounds like my favorite kind of paranormal romance. Tell us how the idea for this book, this series came to you.



Georgia:

Blood of Anteros is MY ideal book. This is the book that would make my heart skip a beat. It’s the one I couldn’t walk out of the store without purchasing. I thought of the ideal elements I love to read about and I combined them to create Blood of Anteros.



My requirements were:

Adults behaving like responsible adults.



No teens with girly drama pretending to be grown-up. When I’m in the mood for that, I’ll buy someone else’s book.



Paranormal Element. Vampires were a must, but I wanted to incorporate my own imagination. The Agápe is clearly my own creation.



Romance. I want a sexy story, but I need sensuality first. My brain is all female.



Humor. Nobody wants to be serious all of the time. Laughter is when the heart smiles.



Action. How can you have conflict without action? I need the thrill of a fight.



Surprise. I don’t want to guess the plot and be right. It’s the one time I want to be completely wrong.



KDR ~ Great list…for the perfect story.

Give us some insight on Curry Brennan ~ what happened…his cruel circumstance on how he ended up as he did…can you share?



Georgia:

Curry is a vampire turned against his will and refuses to accept the monster he sees in himself. He spends his entire existence mourning the life he thinks he should have had as a human. His maker, Marsala, is obsessed with him and his refusal to love her. She has the power to release him, yet she holds him captive for 139 years in an unsuccessful attempt to force him into loving her.



KDR ~ Who is Chansey Leclaire to Curry? How do they meet?



Georgia:

Curry returns to the home where Marsala ended his human life in search of some type of closure for his inability to accept what he is. He arrives to face the demons of his past and stumbles upon Chansey Leclaire at the house he once called home. She is a mystery he can’t solve and from the moment he meets her, he realizes she is different from other humans. His curiosity and attraction to her quickly places him in a dangerous position, threatening to reveal his identity.



KDR ~ Sounds like a whole lot of excellent tension between Chansey and Curry.

Are there any secondary characters that came boldly to the forefront of this story in support of one of the main characters? Who is he/she and what’s his/her relationship with the MC?



Georgia:

Curry’s best friend and mentor, Solomon Alexander, wins the award for best supporting character. He is lovable, witty and mischievous. He is an outlet for comical relief, but supportive when deemed necessary. We will definitely be seeing more of him in the continuation of The Vampire Agápe Series.



KDR ~ Did you do any research for this series ~ if so please explain what you needed to find and where you found it?



Georgia:

I did some intense research on my setting. Because it takes place in coastal Mississippi, I made a special visit and did a little touring. I sat on the beach at different times of the day and evening and made generally notes about how things looked and smelled. I took notice of the people around me and how the location made me feel. I imagined walking down the beach with a new love interest and visited the park where a couple of chapters take place. I brushed up on some of my facts about The Singing River through an aunt that lives in Pascagoula and took lots of photos.



Much of my research was done online. I wore out Wikipedia while I was researching legends and myths.



KDR ~ Pictures are a great way to bring scenery/location into the senses of a reader, and I get wearing out Wikipedia on legends and myths…there’s really a whole lot of fun info on that site.

Tell us a little about the second book in the series ~ do you have a title yet?



Georgia:

Book 2 will probably be titled Blood Jewel and I can’t reveal the reason behind the title, but it is a continuation of Curry and Chansey’s evolving relationship. New characters will be introduced. Some will be lovable while others will be despicable. Impossible choices will be made, resulting in terrible regret.



KDR ~ Book 2 sounds as intriguing as Book 1…looking forward to it.

Do you have anything you’d like to share about your writing process for Blood of Anteros? OR writing the series in general?



Georgia:

Music is my muse and when you read a “scene” with a highly charged emotion, there was a song that went along with it. Music molds my thoughts and emotions when I’m writing. I have a playlist that will illicit very specific feelings and emotions for me as I write and brainstorm. I will probably post a list of songs at some point, but there are so many at this time, it would be difficult to choose.



KDR ~ What has been the happiest moment in your writing career?



Georgia:

I read a review today from a reader that brought tears to my eyes. I thought, “She GETS it. She really gets it.” She was so complimentary about the way the book made her feel the story instead of being told the story. It was my hope and expectation that my readers experience the story and be part of it, not just an outsider looking in.



KDR ~ Do you have anything else in the works (writing projects)? If so, give us a little bit about it.



Georgia:

Working on Book 2 of The Vampire Agápe Series leaves little time for other projects, but I have considered writing a short Prequel to Blood of Anteros because readers seem to be curious about Curry’s existence before he meets Chansey. Presently, I intend on this series being 3 books total and I already have Book 3 written in mind, but we’ll see where it goes.



KDR ~ Places we can find you ~ links to website, blog, book buy pages, FB, Twitter, etc.










Links to Purchase Blood of Anteros:







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Quickie Quiz

          Getting to know … Georgia Cates



2 Things you do to relax:

Warm Bath

Sleeping Late



Favorite sport to watch:

Underwater Basket Weaving



Cat or Dog:

Cat, 2 as a matter of fact



Favorite places to write:

On the couch, late at night when everyone in my household sleeps



Place you’ve always wanted to go, but haven’t:

Hawaii and I will one day.



Breakfast drink:

Chocolate Raspberry Coffee



Favorite season ~ why:

Spring. It’s like a more comfortable summer.



What are your hobbies /past times (besides writing):

I love photomanipulation. I toy with book covers a lot.





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YES. Georgia is offering a giveaway. Winner will be given a coupon code from Smashwords so they may choose which format they want. All you need to do is leave Georgia a comment along with your email address (so winner can be contacted). Drawing will be on Saturday, 12-31-12 (in the afternoon EST). Good Luck!



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Blood of Anteros

By Georgia Cates



Book Description-

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed.



Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.



Brief Excerpt- 

I was tantalized by mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.





Georgia, thank you for stopping by on your Bewitching Books Tour ~ I enjoyed our interview. Congratulations on your Vampire Agape series and I wish you many more successes.



Thank you everyone for stopping in to visit with Georgia ~ don’t forget to leave her a comment to be entered into the drawing for an e-copy of Blood of Anteros.



Happy new year everyone!!!

See you Again in 2012,

Kay Dee

Monday, December 26, 2011

Louisa Bacio, a Paranormal Writing Goddess, Interview & Giveaway

Louisa, what a delight to have you as a featured guest ~ thank you for making my place one of your Bewitching Book Tours stops. I’ve had the good fortune of attending one of your writing courses this year and I’ve signed up to attend your Short Story for Anthologies course through Savvy Authors. (Really looking forward to it.)

I’ve purchased a few of your books and possess both books in this series (The Vampire, The Witch and The Werewolf series).

Paranormal is my absolute favorite and you’ve hit on the top choices for characters ~ Vampire, Werewolf, and a Witch in an erotica romance adventure. Yummy.

Oh, thank you so much for sharing that with me. It’s so good to get feedback, especially the good kind! I look forward to having you in the class. It should be a good one. And, thank you for hosting me here today. It’s a pleasure answering questions from someone who knows the work.



Louisa Bacio

My pleasure...I'm so happy you're here. Before we get started on the interview, here’s a little about Louisa:

Louisa Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family.

Bacio’s work includes the Sex University series, with her debut novel Physical Education and the follow-up All-Girls Academy. Her story “Two’s Company” can be found in I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology. Other short stories can be found in the Seducing the Myth anthology, and Rekindled: An Anthology of Reunited Lovers.

In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.

Okay…let’s get started on those interview questions…



Louisa, tell us how the idea for this series first originated? How did it come to you…every detail, please (grins)?

Funny enough, the idea began in the most general terms from my publisher. They asked if I had an idea for a paranormal threesome. What’s the most popular love threesome of the past few years (think teenage romance angst …)? So I thought why choose between the vampire and the werewolf!? Why not have both. I’m greedy like that.



In Book 1, Lily Anima arrives in New Orleans in hopes of finding answers about her paranormal abilities. Why New Orleans?

I never visited the city until October 2010, and it felt so second-nature to me. Before I started the book, I knew it would be set in the French Quarter, and while on that trip I stopped, stunned, in the middle of the street – there was “my” bookstore, Pages. Everything clicked into place. After visiting New Orleans for the second time in October 2011, a few people joked that I may have lived in the city during a past life. That’s how much of an affinity I have for it, or at least feel like I do!



Interesting…it does sound like a past life…or perhaps you have a few psychic abilities up your sleeve, also? Hmmm…

Can you share any of Lily’s abilities? A little of her past?

I don’t think anyone had a perfect childhood (well, hopefully my kids will!), but Lily grew up with hardships. Her mother abandoned her as a child, and she grew up in foster care. By adulthood, she’s got her life together but she’s still alone. Once she nears the age of 30, though, wacky things begin to happen … she can hear other people’s thoughts, she possess telekinetic powers that she can’t control. Things break and she’s afraid to hurt someone. And she runs into an individual that she realizes is not human. So, she seeks help.



Wow, Lily sounds like there’s a lot of paranormal chaos going on in her life…no wonder she seeks answers.

Tell us about Lawrence (Law) Justice. Who is he to Lily?

Law is a vampire. He was turned 150 years ago, which makes him 180 (give or take a few years). He’s seen a lot within his lifetime, and he strives to help others. He doesn’t care for the rogue vampires that hunt humans for blood sport. He’s used to playing the role of the “savior,” but in A New Orleans Threesome, he loses that power.



No wonder Law has so much wisdom…he’s been around a while.

How about Trevor Pack? Who is he to Lily? To Lawrence?

Trevor’s is more wayward of the three. I see him being lost, and finally finding his place with Lawrence and Lily. As a werewolf, though, it’s in his nature to wander and when the situation gets tough, he often takes off rather than facing the issues.



How do the three first meet (some little tidbits please)?

Lily goes to Lawrence and Trevor for help when her supernatural powers start to go wacky. She’s a tough girl, a loner, who doesn’t want to admit that she needs help but she also knows that she can’t face her problems alone.



Who or what is it that plagues Lily and why?

Poor Lily. I piled it on her. Not only does she deal with her powers, but a demon’s after her. She needs to reign in her abilities, and fight the demon to survive.

On top of it all, she’s 29 and a virgin. Eeek. OK, I don’t want to fall into one of those patterns where my characters are always virgins. I do write erotic romance! But, I think 29 was a magic age for me, and a woman starts to think about what she really wants in life. I got married at 29, and three or four of my girlfriends did, too. So that symbolized more than an “age.” More of an embracing a new identity.  Hopefully, I’m not getting too esoteric here!



Love symbolism, especially a hidden meaning for the author.

In Book 2, we meet Silver Ashe (love her name), a sister to Trevor Pack of Book 1. Tell us a little about what motivates Silver.

With my character names in this series, I really wanted to play off overt meaning. I have a master’s degree in English (and one in journalism), and for the longest time I said, “Oh I can’t have names that reflect the character.” But in real life, that’s what happens. I know a man named Dick who had a sex change to be a woman. That’s irony! Or the tragic incident where a skydiver jumped from an airplane and hit the wing and died. His last name? Wingman!

I loved Silver’s name in book 1, and I didn’t think about it. She simply existed. In book 2, there are a lot of Other-world connections that I don’t want to give away here, but those are all organic! The ties came together on their own.

Silver’s motivated by her desire to feel like she belongs, and to family. Unlike the others in the story, she was raised in a loving, caring environment. She didn’t have an “unhappy” childhood. Still, being adopted, she never quite fit in with everyone else.

My natural mother, who passed away when I was 14, was adopted and had a wonderful family (My Grandma is almost 92 and still going). Still, she always thought about her natural family, too. These real-life connections come through our writing.



Louisa, thanks for sharing some ‘inside info’ on the evolution of your creative story ideas. Interesting. *smile* I’m looking forward to following Silver.

Who or what are the ‘Others’?

Others are, most simply, non-humans. They possess paranormal abilities, like a witch or a werewolf, or they may no longer be human, like vampires. When I started writing the first book I wanted a term to encompass this “Other” world that we don’t know a lot about … and that’s what’s stuck. What I’ve noticed since then is a few other writers (not Other writers, hee, hee) use the same word. (Honestly, I can’t remember who off the top of my head, but I’ve seen it in blurb text …) So that concept is bigger than my world.



Nick Stake has a heck of a hobby ~ what drove him to vampire hunting?

Nick’s hobby comes as a product of his upbringing. His little sister died when they were both young, and her death had a huge impact on his view of the world. He also got involved in a religious group that preaches against the Others.



What does Nick have to do with Silver ~ how do they first meet?

Nick’s actually the best friend of Silver’s adopted brother. He grew up with her and always saw her as the “little sister.” Well, guess what? Silver’s not that little anymore. She turns to Nick for help. There’s a lot more backstory that’s not shown in the book, but Silver’s father is the preacher that teaches against the Others. Only so much can go into the book, though.



Does one character stand out for you more than the others ~ easier to write, easier to predict? Explain.

I love Silver. Although she’s had things a little tough, she keeps pushing forward. She’s the easiest for me, right now, to read, and she definitely has more story to tell. She’s young, 18, and at that age so many people think that they have all the answers. But life has a way of sneaking up on us. In some ways, I wish she was older because reflecting back 18 is so young to get involved in a long-term relationship. I know that it can work out, but what are the odds? That said, I think she’s a mature 18, and in Chains of Silver I really wanted to contrast her relationship with Nick, with that of Lawrence, Lily and Trevor.



Who gave a struggle, held back, at times wouldn’t budge, maybe even abandoned you for a bit?

Trevor can be pretty evasive. I think we all got to know him better in Chains of Silver. It’s tough because I know him, but it’s all about how much he wants to share.

And the worst has to be Lily’s father. He hasn’t just disappeared from her life, but he’s evaded me, too. I’ve read a few reviews that mention that there are a few ties that need to be wrapped up. Here’s some insight: Sometimes us authors don’t have the answers either, and that’s life. I don’t mean that meanly … I mean that’s how things work in real life. But Lily’s dad has been surfacing a bit more lately, and I think we’ll finally meet him in Book 3, The Voodoo King, which will be released next spring.



Yay, Another book in the series, another to add to my every growing list (LOL)

What’s up for you next?

It should be out – fingers crossed – but finishing up a holiday novella, The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas. Readers, and some reviewers, have commented that they’d like to see Lawrence and Trevor’s story, and I’ve listened.

And then for Spring 2012, I’m working on book 3 in the series, The Voodoo King. Want more? I’ve put in a proposal for a fourth book. Keep your fingers crossed!



How can we find you – list of links.







Anything you’d like to add for readers or writers?

The process of writing is magical and frustrating, and know that there are many people out there that understand what new writers are going through, and they are willing to help. I so appreciate your comment about learning from me, because that’s something I strive to do – help others. And if I provide some enjoyment to readers, or support for another writer, it makes me feel good.

Louisa, I think that’s what excited me most about having you as a featured guest ~ I think of you as a mentor…plus, I admire your work. You definitely are a support to/for writers.



***Giveaway***Giveaway***

Louisa offered a PDF copy of Chains of Silver to one lucky commenter. Leave Louisa a comment or question about her series along with your email address (so the winner can be contacted). Drawing will be on Tues. 12-27-11 (after noon). GOOD LUCK!



Quickie Quiz

          Getting to know … Louisa Bacio

 2 Things you do to relax:

Reading and playing with my daughters. It has to be one of those special moments, though, that they’re not fighting.

Favorite sport to watch:

Live, I like to watch hockey. I’m not a cold-weather person, but love that crispness in the area, excitement pumping through the air and the hot men on the ice aren’t bad either.

Cat or Dog:

Dogs … allergic to cats!

Favorite places to write:

It has to be in bed.

Place you’ve always wanted to go, but haven’t:

This response goes against my favorite season below … but I want to rent a cabin in Vermont or Maine and hide out in the snow. Total insane writing fantasy. Maybe someday I’ll be part of a writer’s retreat …

Breakfast drink:

My friends know (and Tara Lain loves to tease me about it) … Red Bull.

Favorite season ~ why:

Summer – hate to be bundled up. Love feeling the warmth of the sun against my skin.

What are your hobbies /past times (besides writing):

Cooking and baking. I love making something delicious from nothing.

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The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome

Book 1

By Louisa Bacio

Genre: Paranormal erotica

Haunted by paranormal abilities that she can’t control, and plagued by nightmares about a demon that seeks her soul, Lily Anima travels to New Orleans in search of salvation.

In the French Quarter, Lily dives into the paranormal world and enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack.

As the trio encounters ghosts, voodoo and unspeakable evil, will Trevor and Lawrence be able to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse? And when Lily discovers that she needs to lose her virginity in order to embrace her powers and get the demon off her back, will the twosome be able to survive as a threesome?



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The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: Chains of Silver

Book 2

By Louisa Bacio

Genre: Paranormal erotica

Adopted at birth, Silver Ashe discovers her blood-brother Trevor Pack is a werewolf, with a vampire and witch for lovers. All her teachings about the evils of the paranormal Others come into question. She runs to a family friend, Nick, for help.

Nick Stake takes his hobby as a vampire hunter personally. He strives to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers. When his best friend’s “kid” sister comes to him for advice, Nick discovers Silver’s more than grown up. He battles his growing desire for Silver and blindly holds true to his convictions.

Once Silver reaches her sexual maturity, she’ll inherit her full genetic heritage and turn into a werewolf. When death comes calling, Silver and Nick must face their darkest fears in order to break free from the chains that bind.

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Louisa, it’s been a real treat having you here today…thank you for the interview and your time. Looking forward to reading your books…and attending your class *smile*.



Thank you everyone for stopping in and visiting with Louisa…please don’t forget to leave her a comment or question about her series (don’t forget to leave your email addy).



Happy Holidays everyone…live the joy of it,

Kay Dee

Friday, December 23, 2011

Katie Salidas is Back...Toting her Immortalis Series ~ Awesome!





Hi Katie, it’s awesome to have you back again. Merry Christmas! For those of you who don’t know Katie, here is a little about her:



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 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.


AND, she’s really sleep deprived right now with her new born - Congratulations on your newest addition, Katie!! Hugs to you and your family…teeny squeezes for the wee one.


Okay…on to the interview…



KDR ~ We’re talking about your urban fantasy/paranormal romance Immortals series ~ Book 1, Immortalis Carpe Noctem, Book 2, Hunters & Prey, and Book 3, Pandora’s Box.

Please tell us how the idea came to you for each book ~ all the little details please *smile*.


Thank you so much for having me here again! Hugs! I just love visiting with you and your readers. *waves hi to everyone*

Ok… So, the original idea for the Immortalis series came from me wanting to explore what the change would be like. Lots of vampire stories kind of gloss over that aspect. But I thought it might make for an interesting central theme. The inherent drama of losing it all: your personal property, your friends, and in some cases, your humanity.

How would that affect someone who is, for all intents and purposes, a normal, everyday “good person.”

Think about it… could you hunt down and kill someone for their blood? Most of us would say “Hell No!”

But, what if that was the only way for you to survive? How difficult would it be for you to put aside your human morality and do what it took?

And there was the spark that set the Immortalis series running.

The books follow Alyssa as she stumbles through the world of the “Unnatural.”

As the series progresses, you meet and learn about all other supernatural creatures out there in the world and how they exist within society.


KDR ~ What happens with Alyssa (beautiful name btw) ~ how did she become a member of the undead?

First, I have to stop you… Lysander would have a tissy fit if I didn’t correct the standard misconception. Vampires (at least in the Immortalis world) are not undead. As Lysander puts it, “Undead is a silly term mortals use to explain things they don’t understand.”

Think of these vampires as cursed. They are not dead, their hearts still beat, but they do not function the same way a human does. And of course, much of this is explained in the various books within the series. We take you all the way back to Ancient Greece to learn their history and how they came to be.

As for Alyssa, she was a victim of fate. It was lucky for her that Lysander took pity and gave her the gift of immortality.


KDR ~ Oops…I stand corrected *smile*.

Tell us about Lysander (I like his name)…and then, how did you come up with his name?

Lysander is an ancient vampire from the fertile valley city of Amfissa in ancient Greece. He’s survived for many thousands of years, and in his time, helped to sire a generation of vampires. However, when we meet him in Immortalis Carpe Noctem, he is a loner, a hermit, just existing as he pleases.


You may think that it is he who saves Alyssa, but I feel that she does quite a bit more to turn this ancient vampire’s life around.


As for the name… I love his name too. =) I used Behindthename.com to help me find it. I like to tie all of my character names to the time period and the country they were born to and this website really makes it easy!

KDR ~ Give us some insight on who the Acta Sanctorum is & what’s their job?

The Acta Sanctorum (Deeds of the Saints) is a secret society backed by the Roman Catholic church. Started sometime around the twelfth century, they were the church’s answer to the “Unnatural forces” rising up against humanity. As you may know things like the plague were blamed on vampires instead of germs and poor hygiene. 


They developed a secret force of soldiers to hunt down and destroy all “Unnatural” beings.  Often times, their methods were brutal and dirty, and as you can imagine, in the Immortalis series they are the enemy of enemies.


The most feared of all these “Saints” which is the codename for the soldiers of the Acta Sanctorum is Santino Vitale. He, being a vampire himself, was turned by the fanatical religions organization and brainwashed into becoming the perfect hunter. He is ruthless, cunning, and has no love for what he is (a vampire) only seeking his redemption in heaven when his task is complete.


KDR ~ Who is the Vampire Mistress in Book 1, Immortalis?

Without giving too much away, I’ll say this: Just as Lysander is a formidable vampire from ancient times, so too is Kallisto. She and Lysander share a past that goes back almost to the creation of vampires themselves. But, she has not become a quiet hermit like Lysander. She has cultivated her power and position and feels she is the ruler of all vampire kind. 

KDR ~ In Book 2, Hunters & Prey…the Frenzy Soldiers, they sound like a vampires worst nightmare, what are they & what can they do?

The Frenzy soldiers are an abomination created by the Acta Sanctorum (in an attempt to create a better soldier)!

They are the stuff of my nightmares and the result of a failed transformation from human to vampire. Brainless creatures, deformed by the partial transformation, they are like zombies, the walking dead! And, thanks to the Acta Sanctorum’s meddling they have been wreaking havoc on the city of Las Vegas. 

KDR ~ There’s magic introduced in Book 3, Pandora’s Box ~ can you give us a little info about this ancient magic?

Pandora’s box really delves into the origins of our “Unnatural creatures,” all of which have a tie into the ancient Greek myths, and in a way, are family.


The Pandora’s Box that arrives on Alyssa’s doorstep is no mere trinket. It is not the original Pandora’s Box of legend, but one created by the joining of witches, werewolves, and vampires to stop an unconquerable evil.

Pretty as it may look, the Pandora’s Box is in fact, a prison meant to hold the powerful evil creature inside. This is an evil that all “Unnatural creatures” fear.

Born of the ancient gods, this evil creature is truly immortal. It cannot be killed. The only hope for the small vampire clan is to find a way to recreate the same magic that trapped the spirit the first time, and get it back in the box, forever.

KDR ~ Will there be another book in this series? If so, title and description please…if not, what are working on now?

Yes! I am hard at work on Book 4 (tentatively titled Soulstone). It is due out in the Spring of 2012 and will close out the cliffhanger of book 3. I don’t want to go into too much detail and create a spoiler, but readers should know that some characters may have to make sacrifices for the greater good.

Some things I can say… The werewolves are back. The witches are back. Santino is back (many people missed him in book 3). And, of course, the Acta Sanctorum is back and stronger than ever.


KDR ~ Places we can find you ~

Website




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Quickie Quiz

          Getting to know … Katie Salidas


2 Things you do to relax:

Watch TV. I am hopelessly addicted to the Vampire Diaries  *Also a favorite love of Kay Dee*. It is my Thursday night guilty pleasures. My husband knows never to bother me during the Vampire Diaries. LoL.

The second thing, I think all of us enjoy… A sexy novel, a glass of wine, and a hot bath. Am I right ladies? Is this not the best way to relax!!!


Favorite sport to watch:

Baseball. I married a Boston Boy so it was in the vows. “Love, honor, cherish, and go Sox!”


Though I do love watching the Red Sox play, it is an emotional roller coaster.
 

Cat or Dog:

Both! I grew up with dogs but right now we have cats. I love all my little fuzzy babies though.
 

Favorite places to write:

On my loveseat in front of the window. I love feeling the cool breeze and hearing the sounds of outdoors while I am clacking away at the keys!


Place you’ve always wanted to go, but haven’t:

There are just too many to name! I would love to do a world tour someday and visit each and every country!  As it stands, the farthest I’ve ever traveled is Canada. And I had a wonderful time there, but that was 12 years ago. =(


Breakfast drink:

Redbull. LoL.

Okay, I know that’s not a breakfast drink but I am not a breakfast person. Sadly though, I haven’t had one of these morning-pick-me-up’s in about 9 months. Since becoming pregnant, I’ve had to limit my caffeine addiction a bit.

  

Favorite season ~ why:

Vegas really doesn’t have seasons. We have hot and not so hot. LoL. I suppose though if I lived in a place that had 4 separate seasons fall would be my favorite. The changing of colors as the leaves turn is so beautiful in pictures. I can only imagine what it must be like to see it in person! 


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Immortalis Carpe Noctem


Immortalis Series, Book 1

Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy

Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance

Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.

Blurb:

Rescued from a brutal mugging on the college campus of UNLV, 25 year old Alyssa is initiated into a frightening, eternally dark world she never knew existed. The world of the vampire.
Stricken with cravings of blood, and forced leave behind all she knew, Alyssa struggles with the change. And Lysander, her sexy but aloof sire, is the only one who can help guide her.
There's no turning back now. It's either, Carpe Noctem, or final death.



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Hunters & Prey

Immortalis Series, Book 2

Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy

Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance

Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.

Blurb:

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.



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Pandora’s Box

Immortalis Series, Book 3

Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy

Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance

Adult Content: Some strong language.

Blurb:
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.



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Katie, thanks for making my place one of your Bewitching Book Tours stops ~ it’s great to visit with you again. What a special Christmas present…a new baby. Congratulations!



Also congratulations on your Immortalis series…I’m looking forward to reading it.



Thank you everyone for stopping in and visiting with Katie. Merry Christmas to all!!



Experience the joy in the spirit of the season…

Warm moments & Peace,

Kay Dee



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