Friday, December 7, 2012

Immortalis Series / Katie Salidas

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy

Approximate word count:

Immortalis Carpe Noctem:  80-85,000 words 

Hunters and Prey: 70-75,000 words


Imortalis Carpe Noctem   

Kindle  US: YES  UK: YES  Nook: YES  Smashwords: YES  Paper: YES
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Hunters and Prey

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Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas; she is a mother, a wife, and an author. She has several successful self-published titles; there are four books so far in her Immortalis series. Writing books is her passion and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.
This excerpt from her Amazon author page made me laugh.
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...”
To learn more you can visit her website or her blog.


Immortalis Carpe Noctem is the first book in a new series of dark and sexy vampire stories set in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it's all she has. The twenty-five year old is rescued from death after a brutal attack by an unlikely hero, Lysander, a cold and aloof vampire.  She's barely cut her teeth before she becomes a target of Lysander’s estranged mate Kallisto, who considers herself Queen of the Vampires.

By saving Alyssa, he unwittingly thrust her into a dark world filled with blood lust and thousand-year old vendettas. Now, she must find the strength to accept her terrifying new reality or die by the hands of Lysander's enemies. 
Hunters and Prey is book two in the series. ‘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.’ 

Alyssa finds she’s done more than just broken vampire law reconnecting with her human best friend, Fallon. In a surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum's most fearsome hunter, Alyssa and Fallon become unwitting pawns of a new enemy. The Peregrinus Clan tentatively join forces with Santino in a precarious truce to battle the Acta Sanctorum's new army of hybrid creations ‘the Frenzy Soldiers’.


Immortalis Carpe Noctem:

The author wastes no time setting up this vampire story. I consider Alyssa’s journey a coming of age vampire story as she learns what it is like to live as a vampire and accept it as her new way of life. The story is in a first person POV, so we get to know her character very well. She is headstrong and doesn’t like to be under Lysander’s constant control and supervision, so there are plenty of conflicts between the two. Lysander is truly trying to teach and protect her from herself and enemies. Not only is his estranged mate after her there are a group of vampire hunters, the Acta Sanctorum, with a very interesting and unique history that have just been spotted in Las Vegas. The plot is exciting and well paced with plenty of character development, action, sexual tension, and yes, foreplay.

Since I read the stories out of order and read Moonlight first, I wanted to learn more about Fallon and Alyssa’s relationship plus how the werewolves and vampires connected in this series. We didn’t really get to meet Fallon or the werewolves in this story, so I felt compelled to continue to Hunters and Prey, book two in the series.

Hunters and Prey:

Trouble seems to find Alyssa every direction she turns and her priorities are confused, muddled and chaotic. I am not sure whether it is immaturity, stubbornness or her humanness that is the problem. I suspect it is a bit of all these things. She is flawed and I find that both endearing and frustrating at the same time. Lysander is one very patient vampire, I am glad he feels like he has found his mate with Alyssa. He certainly has his hands full and I have enjoyed watching their relationship develop.

The plot has good pacing and I found the story line unique. There is a lot of action with some unexpected turns and several bloody battle scenes. Although, we didn’t meet any werewolves in this book, Alyssa and Fallon now know of their existence. I am intrigued enough to continue this series. 


Contains adult language and situations.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant errors.

.Rating: **** Four Stars

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