Review: Immortalis Carpe Noctem – Katie Salidas
Walking back to her campus dorm alone one night, Alyssa never imagined that her life would change so drastically. Approached by several men along the way, she was sure she’d die from her inflicted injuries. Until a mysterious stranger steps in and gifts her with a second chance at life. If life is what you could call what she’s now become.
Turned against her will, Alyssa tries to accept the new life she’s been given. The thought of ingesting their very essence sickens her, even if she knows that it’s the only way she can survive. Yet try as she might, she has a hard time adjusting to her new circumstance.
Attracting the attention of Lysander’s maker and former companion, Alyssa begins to realize there’s a lot that Lysander isn’t telling her. He begins to teach her about who they are and what they must do to keep safe, while also trying to remain out of sight from those who seek to them do them harm. The arrival of several new friends doesn’t make things any easier.
When things to heat up, Alyssa and her new companion band together with the weary travelers in hopes of staying alive. Encountering trouble with every step they take, they know time is running out. Evil are forces closing in, intent on wiping out their very existence. While there’s now a price on all of their heads, it’s one none of them intend to pay.
This was quite an intriguing and very fast-paced story. Quite enjoyable to read. I admit that Alyssa’s petulance was annoying, at times, but it allows the reader to understand and relate with what she was going through. She didn’t choose the gift that she’d been given, as Lysander burdened her with it in hopes of saving her life. I look forward to reading the next part of the series soon.
Synopsis: 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.
About The Author:
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 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.