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Friday, February 4, 2011

Hunters & Prey Blog Tour with author Katie Salidas with Giveaway!

I'm excited to be part of the blog tour featuring the second edition to the Immortalis series by Katie Salidas.  I would like to thank Katie for letting me review this book.  It was a wonderful read.  So, if you haven't heard of Katie before let me introduce you!

A bit about Katie:

The youngest of four children, Katie has always had a desire to entertain. Since, early childhood, she's dreamed fantastical characters and scribbled them into pages of various journals and notebooks. Taking an interest in vampires, she devoured every book, featuring those blood sucking creatures, in any genre she could find.
It was only natural that a love of reading vampire stories, turned into a love to write them.

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

About the book:

Released: December 14, 2010
Publisher: Rising Sign Books
Rated: Adult

The exciting sequel to Immortalis Carpe Noctem.

Becoming a vampire saved Alyssa from death, but the price was high: the loss of everything and everyone attached to her mortal life. She's still learning to cope when 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 friend she's missed more than anything.

Alyssa breaks vampire law by revealing her new, true self to her old friend, a fact which causes strong division in the group that should support her most: her clan. Worse yet, her revelation entangles Fallon in the struggle between vampires and hunters and The Acta Sanctorum is ready to attack again, with a new army of hybrid creations: the Frenzy Soldiers.

If Alyssa hopes to survive and keep her mortal friend safe, she'll have to be willing to make a deal with the enemy, and regain her clan's support. It will take everyone working together in a precarious truce to fight against the Acta Sanctorum's new threat.

My Review:

How the mighty has fallen! I liked the twist to the story in this follow up in the Immortalis series. This kept me entertained all the way through the book. I think this should be a very interesting story for future books in this series and I'm interested to see what becomes of the Acta Sanctorum.

I didn't think I would, but I liked the fact that Alyssa feeds only on bad guys. I'm not usually fond of vampires killing their meals, but I found this worked for me. I found Alyssa's will to not harm the innocent to be a great characteristic and shows her to be strong willed, not only to her mate, but to herself as well.

I would have liked to have seen Alyssa grow a bit more as a vampire (ie, training) but the author seems to have this in the bag for later and I'm excited to see the vampire that Alyssa could be.

My Rating:

Now time for the giveaway!

Katie has generously offered up an Interactive CD containing the first two books in the series, Immortalis: Carpe Noctem and Immortalis: Hunters & Prey!  

I will be giving away my signed copy of Hunter's & Prey as well!  Warning: It may be stained with teardrops as I try to part with it!

To enter, just comment and include your email address.  You have 24 hours to respond before I move on to someone else for the prize.  Contest will go through the Monday, Feb 7th and I will be drawing a winner on Tuesday the 8th!  You can get extra entries for each site you post this to.  Just leave a seperate comment for each site (along with your email).  You do not need to be a follower, but I would appreciate the follow if you like what you see on my blog!

*Edit: The contest is International!* 


Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!

GFC follower


Katie S said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I'll let you know as soon as the sequel is ready!!! And thank you for having me here today on your blog. Good luck to everyone!!

Kulsuma said...

Fab giveaway! Please count me in if it's international.


Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. I will be on vacation when you draw the winner though. Would it be possible to give you my address before hand in case I win? Tore923@aol.com

Aimee said...

Tore, that would be fine, just email it to me at villatemprance[at]gmail.com

Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...

Cannot wait to check this series out. And it takes place in Vegas. Oh yeah...it's gonna be awesome. ^__^


Loriann422 said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for inviting me!

GFC Follower


Loriann422 said...

Posted on my GR's group page to spread the word:



Megan said...

Ah! So exciting! I love your blog!! Count me in for the contest =)


Belinda said...

I came by to let you know I'm passing on the "Stylish Blogger" award. You can find out what's involved by visiting The Bookish Snob BUT I see you have a great giveaway hehe count me in.... thebookishsnob(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Pamk said...

great giveaway. and this series sounds interesting.
I follow via GFC
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Deea said...

Sadly, I haven't heard about this author before, but I'd like to enter the contest.

Anyways, here's an irresistible award for you and your fab blog!:D


drdavey said...

This looks like a great book! It would be so cool to have a signed copy! I hope you pick me! Following on twitter and tweeted about contest. @darendavey


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