Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Virtual Book Tour - Review: "Immortalis Carpe Noctem" by Katie Salidas

My only exposure to a vampire novels has been the "Twilight" series, so I'm coming from a "newborn" point of view. I have never read an adult novel  up to this point - not even "Dracula" (does the movie count?)

"Immortalis Carpe Noctum" held me captive from the first page. Written in first person, it allowed me to climb inside Alyssa's head and experience her struggles and disappointments, thoughts and fears and her heartache of never being able to return to her life. All of this on top of her inner struggle gave this book a real feeling, making this a fantastic read.

I really took to Alyssa's character, and adored Lysander. He's was a gorgeous vampire that has a heart and conscience that ended up getting him into some trouble. This created an exciting storyline that kept me on edge and made for an exciting ending.

I'm really looking foward to Katie's next book in this series. Her writing style is captivating and her characters are ones I really want to get to know more of. This is definitely a must for this summer's reading list. It's great for the paranormal lover, but is also just a good story that would satisfy most.

Parental note: Contains offensive language and descriptive sex, rape and murder.

Don't forget, Katie is giving away a copy of her book to one lucky reader of this blog, so make sure to register for the drawing. This is one book you'll want to add to your to read list!

Immortalis Carpe Noctem
Author: Katie Salidas
Publisher: Rising Sign Books
ISBN: 9780984419609
Genre: Paranormal fiction

Book Summary (from Pump Up Your Book):
"Walking back home through the badly-lit campus of UNLV, twenty-five year old Alyssa is brutally attacked by two savage men. By the time a handsome stranger intervenes, Alyssa has almost bled to death, and doesn't even struggle as her new protector sinks his sharp teeth into her neck.
      Alyssa wakes to a harsh new reality, and to a raging thirst she's never felt before. Lysander, the sexy yet aloof man who turned her, must now teach her the way of the immortals - and with such a desirable teacher Alyssa starts to realize that her fate is not as dark as she first feared.
      But, just as sparks begin to fly between the pair, Lysander is alerted that his enemies are on the move and determined to destroy them both.
      Led by the cunning and ruthless, Santino Vitale, the fanatical Acta Santorum have vowed to hunt down and destroy every last immortal in God's name, and they have the vampires of Las Vegas in their sights.
      Meanwhile, after seeing that Lysander has taken a new mate, the beautiful and pitiless Kallisto, is out for revenge. Alyssa soon finds out that hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned."

About the Author:

      The  youngest of four children, Katie has always had a desire to entertain.  Since, early childhood, she's dreamed up fantastical characters and  scribbled them into pages of various journals and notebooks. Taking  an interest in vampires at an early age, she devoured every book,  featuring  those blood sucking creatures, in any genre she could find. She claims  that, of all the monsters out there, vampires had always been the most  interesting. 

      It  was only natural that a love of reading about vampires, and a love of  writing, turned into a desire to write her own stories. Thus, Immortalis   Carpe Noctem was born.

      A  Las Vegas native, having grown up in the famed City of Sin, Katie loves  to feature it as a recurring setting for many of her stories.

If you would like to learn more about Katie, you can visit her blog at: http://myimmortalstories.blogspot.com/. You can also find and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


Katie is offering one lucky reader a copy of her book "Immortalis Carpe Noctem". Now's your chance to add this exciting book to your library. See below how to enter. Contest ends May 31st at 11:59pm EST.

Visit day one of Katie's Book Tour and follow the giveaway instructions then come back here for a BONUS Entry !! All you need to do for an extra entry is leave a comment here on my review of "Immortalis Carpe Noctem".

Book was provided by Pump Up Your Book to honestly review.


  1. Fantastic review!

    I added it to my list yesterday when we were first introduced, and my feelings today grow stronger after reading the review. I can't wait to delve into the book and learn all about Alyssa.
    Thank you for the introduction.


  2. Wonderful review! Thank you for reading! I am so glad you enjoyed it.

    ~Katie Salidas

  3. Thanks for hosting Katie during her virtual book tour.

  4. I really like this review about the book.

  5. I am a newbie to vampire books like you but I have never read any vampire books, not even the popular twilight series. Your review sounds like the book was a worthwhile read. It's great you want to get to know the characters more.
    dianarod23 at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks for the positive review. I am a fan of books about vampires and am looking forward to the Lysander character. He seems great.

  7. After reading your review it seems like a book that I would like. I'm glad you mentioned its an exciting read and that you liked the ending. Being it's a series it must be a fun read.

  8. Seems like you enjoyed the book. I will like to give it a try based on your review. It's more adultish than twilight. Thanks.



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