Monday, November 5, 2012

Featured Author........Katie Salidas Day 1


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.


1.        Where do you get your writing inspiration from?
Inspiration comes from everything and everywhere.  I’ve been inspired by a snowstorm before. True story. I was struggling for a way to give my vampires cover one day and it was actually snowing (something that never happens in Vegas.) That’s when it hit me. I needed a blizzard.  That was used in book 4, Soulstone. But really, inspiration comes from everything. Part of being an author is being a person who studies their surroundings and then works them into written word.

2.       Did you have to do any research for your books? If so what?
Oh Yes. My Immortalis series is based in Greek Mythology. I loved researching through Greek myths. There are so many fascinating tales! I lost myself in them and (true story) bought a kids Greek mythology book so I could share some of the stories with my oldest daughter (she’s 8).

3.       What are you working on now?
At the moment I am working on some co-authored works with my good friend Willsin Rowe. We have a fun BDSM three part novella, part one will be out November 2nd, it’s called Submission Therapy.

4.       What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Writing isn’t really that hard, I think organizing my thoughts and staying focused tends to be the hard part. I’m a bit ADD, so I’m naturally predisposed to being distracted.  Everything distracts me. The TV, my family, email, Facebook, etc… It’s hard for me to stay focused. I have to have a certain kind of quiet to accomplish anything. That is why I tend to do most of my writing at night, after the family is in bed.

5.       What can readers expect next?
For the Immortalis series, I am working on Nicholas’s story. Readers have wanted him to find love again, and I aim to please. No publishing date yet, but I’m working on it.

6.       What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview and how would you answer that question?
Interesting. I don’t really have a “thing” I would want to talk about. I take my cues from you, bloggers and readers. I want to make you guys happy so I am always listening to what you want from me.

7.       If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Invisible Girl. I’ve always been a wallflower. I’m an introvert, and a people watcher. I’ve been that way all my life. I think it’s part of why I became an author. I study people and interactions and then recall them as I write characters.

8.       Who is your favorite author?
My all-time favorite has always been Anne Rice, but I do love Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Sherryln Kenyon, etc… can you tell I’m a paranormal fan?

9.       What is your guilty pleasure?
Don’t laugh… Vampire Diaries. I friggen love that show. It is my weekly pleasure. No one messes with Vampire Diaries night.

10.   Highest point of your writing career?
Last Summer. I just released Pandora’s Box and it was so well received. It is still one of my favorites in the series (Moonlight being 2nd). I received emails from fans telling me how much they loved it. I was on cloud nine! I hope to keep readers just as happy and entertained. 

11.   Advice for aspiring authors?
Keep on writing. Don’t expect one book to carry you forever. You need to keep on offering new things to your readers to keep them happy.

12.   Last song that was stuck in your head?
Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye. I love that song. Makes me laugh every time I hear it.

The Immortalis Series:

Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition... that's the hard part. Join Alyssa as she stumbles through the world of the "Unnatural."

Book 1: Immortalis Carpe Noctem  - Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it's all she has. Rescued from death by Lysander, the aloof and sexy leader of the Peregrinus vampire clan, she's barely cut her teeth before she becomes a target. Kallisto, an ancient and vindictive vampire queen – and Lysander's old mate - wants nothing less than final death for her former lover and his new toy. She's not above letting the Acta Sanctorum, and its greatest vampire hunter, Santino, know exactly where the clan can be found.With no time to mourn her old life, Alyssa's survival depends on her new family. She will have to stand alongside Lysander and fight against two enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Book 2: Hunters & Prey -  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. 

*Check back tomorrow for day two and a look at Book 3 in The Immortalis Series.

1 comment:

  1. Cool. A new series to check out. I just added the first Immortalis to my wish list on amazon. Thanks, APageAway!