1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
Hi, I’m Katie. (I always feel like I’m at an AA meeting when I say that.) I’m a vegas native, paranormal author, wife, and mom to 2 (soon to be 3). Actually due to pop out my third baby any time now!
2) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Short stories, poems, etc… It was an outlet for me. I loved making up stories and seeing how I could twist scenarios into interesting stories.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
Anywhere my laptop can go. And anywhere that has some peace and quiet. I am so ADD that simple noises can distract me. I need a specific kind of quiet. Usually involving music. I use it to set my mood.
4) Why did you decide to write Immortalis?
It wasn’t a conscious decision. I did not sit down and say, “I’m going to write a vampire story.” It just came to me. I sit down and listen to what my muse is saying and just go from there. Usually it begins with a scene. I see it in my head and then I take it from there.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Alyssa. Seeing her grow up through all 6 books in this series has been so much fun. She started out so immature, and now, she is a full-fledged and capable vampire.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I don’t have a least favorite. They all tend to get killed off. I’m evil that way. If a character has it coming, I have no problem killing them off. Not all characters who die though are hated characters. Some I have had to kill for the emotional impact, but most of the ones that die, truly need it.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
Never proof your own book. You can’t do it. No matter how many English degrees you have, you as an author, are always too close to the story to see the errors. I use beta readers to make sure the plots are good, and then once I am done revising based on my beta readers suggestions, I send it off to an editor for the final clean up.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Read, watch TV, hang out with my amazing kids! You know, the fun stuff!
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Patricia Briggs, Anne Rice, Sherrilyn Kenyon. The list could go on and on. Basically, if it is paranormal, I read it!
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
That’s a really tough one. I’m not sure I can actually ask/answer that. I’ve had people ask me all kinds of questions about the series. Some obscure and some obvious. The big thing is, it is readers who are truly interested asking their questions. Me as an author, I could talk for days about my books. I want to know what interests my readers. What makes them interested. What “more” do they want from this series. Asking myself doesn’t feel right. I want you to ask me.
My Review: September 2013 ~ Review Copies ~
Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First, I would like to thank the author Katie Salidas for giving me this book for an honest reveiw. This book is awesome, the characters are well developed and you can easily feel for them. Katie takes an interesting take by giving us a feel for Alyssa and her struggles having to deal with the blood and hunt after she is turned into a vampire. Lysander is a vampire that you can feel his betrayal as you learn his history. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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