Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas

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Immortalis Carpe Noctem

Katie Salidas

Title: Immortalis Carpe Noctem 

Author: Katie Salidas 

Series: Immortalis (Book 1) 

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampires/Urban Fantasy 

Publisher: Rising Sign Books 

Release Date: January 1 2012 


Explore the emotional upheaval that is the transformation from human to vampire. 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. 

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Excerpt 4

I wanted to see my friend Fallon and tell her what had happened to me. If she hadn’t left me alone that night, my life wouldn’t have changed. I wouldn’t be this thing. I wouldn’t be here, a prisoner in Lysander’s home.

I needed the comfort of my familiar surroundings. I missed the stale smell of cigarettes and coffee.

Would Fallon even understand if I told her? Could she? Vampires are works of fiction, not walking, talking people.

I tried to think of ways I could tell her what I was without her thinking I was a cold-blooded killer. If I ever see her again, can I make her understand the fact that blood keeps me alive? That I must feed every night, and because of that, I choose to feed from those who do harm to others?

Even to myself, it sounded stupid. I sounded like some form of bastardized superhero.

There was no use. I was not meant to deal with humans or society as an equal anymore. No matter how I thought about it, I knew there was no way she could accept it. I had hardly accepted it.

How could I still maintain a mortal friendship, being what I was? She would shun me, ask me how many I had killed, and secretly wonder if I would look to her for food.

If she didn’t run away screaming in terror, she might want to be turned, too, and I couldn’t pass this thing on to another person.

I’m damned now, only able to associate with those of my kind, if they will accept me.

The tears kept streaming down my face. I wiped them as they hit my cheek, noticing they had a faint brownish tinge to them. Blood.

I could do nothing anymore without blood. I cursed it. I don’t want to be this thing. I don’t want blood. I want to be normal again!

“Why did Fallon have to ditch me that night?” I sobbed.

Excerpt 2 

“Shy, are we, ma chère?” Edmond spoke softly, inching closer. Again, I felt the eerie sensation of his eyes probing me. ”Might I at least have the pleasure of your name?” 

“Get the hell away from me,” I snapped. 

“Leave her out of this, Edmond, and get to the point of your visit,” barked Lysander. 

Edmond’s lips curled at the corners. “I’m afraid I can’t do that.” 

I shuddered. Damn it, I probably should have kept my mouth closed. My chest became tight. My heart raced, pounding like a drum roll. 

Edmond took another small step closer, reaching a hand out to me. I flinched. 

Lysander stepped in front of me, blocking Edmond’s path. He knocked away Edmond’s hand. “I said, leave her alone.” 

“Jealous, are we, Lysander?” He sneered. “Don’t worry. I won’t steal her. I just wish to know her name.” 

An odd silence halted their verbal tennis match. It piqued my curiosity. I chanced a look at Edmond. He stood firm in his place. He and Lysander stared at one another as if each was threatening the other to make a move, but no words were exchanged. 

Lysander’s face was blocked from my view, but I saw the struggle in Edmond’s eyes. His lips quivered at the corners, but he did not move or speak. His hands twitched, fisting and rising to a defensive position, and then relaxing back to his side. 

The odd silence and strange behavior confused me. Lysander’s body also seemed to tense and relax in front of me. I shrank behind him, waiting for something to happen. Tension ran thick in the air. I sensed a fight was about to start. Many moments went by silently before Lysander spoke again. 

“Enough mind games, Edmond. Speak your purpose for being here or leave us,” Lysander demanded. 

“Fine,” Edmond huffed. “It is precisely this enchanting little urchin you have recently turned that gives us cause to have this chat.” There was a definite note of disdain in his voice. 

Me? What do I have to do with anything? 

A chill ran down my spine. I wanted to get out of there. I needed to escape. 

Lysander’s stance became more defensive. He continued to act as a wall between Edmond and me. “She is none of your—or anyone else’s—concern, Edmond.” 

“That may be your opinion; however, there are those among us who do not look too kindly on bastard fledglings turned without permission, and, well, you know the law.…” 

“Those laws do not pertain to me,” Lysander said with a snarl. “I am under no one’s rule.” 

“That, too, is a matter of opinion, and it would be in your best interest and the interest of your…lady friend to sort this matter out with Kallisto.” 

“I have nothing to discuss with you or Kallisto,” Lysander said. “I am through with this conversation. Leave my presence before I decide to send Kallisto a message of my own, using your corpse.” 

Edmond waved his hand at Lysander. “Save your childish threats for someone else.” He turned and walked away toward the elevators. “Consider this your one and only warning. You have thirty nights.”

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins 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.







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For ten years, Danny and Nikki Camarelli have shard everything until Nikki overhears a conversation leading her to believe his honesty has been nothing but a lie. When Nikki disappears for a few days, Danny is frantic with worry before he finds out she has traveled to visit their best friends in Texas.

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Interview and Feature with Author Brina Courtney

Have you checked out the Cryptid Tales series by Brina Courtney? Well if you haven't, you're missing out! Brina so kindly let me interview her here on my blog! Check out this amazing author and her work! I also posted my review of Book one 'Reveal', which is free on right now so go get it!

Book 3 'Settle' will be available March 22, 2013!

Interview with Brina Courtney!

1. Where did the idea for you Cryptid series come from?
A BONES episode about Chupacabras! I know that sounds ridiculous but it spiked my interest in Cryptids and I just built this whole world from there.

2. What’s your favorite snack food?

Chocolate, and yes in my house that is a snack food.

3. As a writer, what helps you the most to write a novel?
Silence, I talk as I write so I can't be hearing other things or they creep into my writing.

4. Your weirdest habit?
I twitch my mouth like a bunny. And no I have no idea why.

5. What author’s influenced you the most?
None, I love that by being an author you can be totally unique. I appreciate all author's voices.

6. What’s on your kindle/nightstand/ipad right now that you’re reading?
Just got the final book in Kate Bloomfeild's Fire Mage trilogy, can't wait to read it!

7. What would you tell your readers right now?
I love you. Please continue to buy my books and support my dreams. In return I will write the best books I possibly can.

And dare to be different.

8. Introvert or extrovert?
Extrovert. I'm super loud and outgoing. I coach cheerleading, it comes with the territory.

9. What’s the single most important thing you do in your day you can’t do without?
Tell my husband I love him.

10. Have you found a lot of support from friends/family/community/readers of your novels?

OMG yes! More than I ever expected. People have been so welcoming in the writing community this past year. My readers are adorable and send me lots of support and love. My friends and family give me the space I need to write and they push me forward. 

Where you can find Brina Courtney~

My review of 'Reveal' by Brina Courtney

What an intriguing concept for a paranormal series! I’ve yet to read about Cryptids, so this sounded like a different kind of paranormal for me. I loved it! It follows a teen named Shay who is trying to graduate from high school and leads a pretty normal life. Or is it? Besides the fact she can see and hear ghosts, it’s pretty ordinary, right? At least until she meets Hugh, a hunky beefcake who studies at the local college where Shay’s mom works. She feels funny around him, and loves the fact that she can help him out with some calculus (and maybe something more?)

But these two meeting could be more than a coincidence and their bond supposedly is destined to shatter a darkness that lurks around both their families. Will it be enough to save them all?

I was sucked into this story, it was fascinating! I love the concept of shape-shifters in this one. I rarely see any shape-shifters that are other than werewolves so I really looked forward to finding out more about Shay’s abilities and her powers. Even if it didn’t have shape-shifters and was just about ghosts, it was awesome and I loved how the storyline included them into the details and made for a very fascinating, scary and great start to a series. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
5 out of 5 stars! 


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Annie Walls


With the help of her new companions, the path Kansas follows leads to more knowledge of the ever adapting famished.

The team finds help in unlikely places, meeting more survivors, and discovers the possibility of a new beginning.

When the team experiences a devastating loss, Kansas struggles to keep her humanity from fading and distorting like that of the surviving society around her. It begins with knowing who to trust and who to leave behind. First, she must trust herself – she won't make the same mistakes twice.

As the answers to her questions are revealed, Kansas begins to understand the knowledge comes with a heavy price and great responsibility of controlling the dead.

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