Thursday Word-Slingers – Guest Katie Salidas

Today’s guest is part of the Bewitching Book Tours family. Her book sounds great and I totally get some of her answers below! Please welcome Katie Salidas!

1) How long have you been writing?

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something. It’s in my blood. I have to write. I love it. When I go too long without doing it, I tend to get a little cranky.

2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)

As a Write at Home Mom, I feel like I’m juggling a million balls in the air at once. I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He’s just adorable. I also have a mini diva 8 year old girl who keeps me on my toes with school, girl scouts, sports, etc… Then, of course there is my hubby. At times I think he’s my 3rd child. Moms, you know what I’m talking about there… So, taking care of family is my primary job, but that doesn’t mean that I treat writing as anything less than a job. I’m obsessive about making sure that the product I put out (my books) are as good as I can make them before they are released to the public. That means along with my momma duties I’m also: writer, publisher, project coordinator (working with freelance editors, cover artists, etc…), and marketing manager for my company Rising Sign Books.

To put it simply, I’m busy. But I’m not the best juggler so I tend to forget things and then frantically get to them to meet deadlines. LoL.

3) What can you tell us about your current release, Soulstone. Feel free to throw in tidbits about earlier books in the series!

At the end of Pandora’s Box (Book three in the Immortalis series) I left readers with a question, “Is Lysander truly dead, or can he be saved?” Everyone in the small vampire clan is ready to give up, feeling Lysander is lost forever to the mysterious confines of the Soulstone, but Alyssa believes there might be a way to save him.

Lysander is the mate of rookie vampire extraordinaire, Alyssa. In all her limited vampire existence, she’s been the one causing all of the trouble, but this time she’ll have to be the one taking charge and leading the clan toward a solution.

Of course, nothing can be simple in Alyssa’s world. In her fervor to find a solution she inadvertently alerts the Acta Sanctorum (fanatical religious group of hunters), and they immediately set out to eradicate the supernatural presence in Boston.
Before Lysander can be saved, the rest of the supernaturals; witches, werewolves, and the small vampire clan, will have to band together to take care of the Saints and their threat.

4) What is it about the paranormal romance genre that you like so much?

Paranormal is fun! Not only do you get the steamy romance, but you get to play with creatures that “go bump in the night.” What more could you want? Wink Wink.

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

I do play around with Erotica every now and again. If you’re interested, check out House of Immortal Pleasures, a sexy little short about a Brothel run by vampires!

6) Sweet or sour?


7) Chocolate or vanilla?


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.


It’s a desperate time for rookie vampire Alyssa, and her sanity is hanging by a slender thread. Her clan is still reeling from the monumental battle with Aniketos; a battle that claimed the body of Lysander, her sire and lover, and trapped his spirit in a mysterious crystal. A Soulstone.
Unfortunately, no amount of magic has been able to release Lysander’s spirit, and the stone is starting to fade. Weeks of effort have proved futile. Her clan, the Peregrinus, have all but given up hope. Only Alyssa still believes her lover can be released. In despair, Alyssa begs the help of the local witch coven, and unwittingly exposes the supernaturals of Boston to unwanted attention from the Acta Sanctorum.

The Saints converge on the city and begin their cleansing crusade to rid the world of all things “Unnatural.” In the middle of an all-out war, but no closer to a solution to the dying stone, Alyssa is left with an unenviable choice: save her mate, or save her clan.

Amazon USA  *  Amazon UK  *  Amazon DE  *  Smashwords  *  Nook


There are a couple of contests. One lucky person who leaves a comment below can win a copy of Soulstone. There is a tour-wide contest for an omnibus edition of the first three books in the series PLUS Soulstone.  Just follow the link HERE to get in on that action (it’s a Rafflecopter entry and I don’t get how that works – sorry folks)! Good luck to you.
Well, how do you like the sounds of Katie now? I love the looks of the book. Thanks for dropping by. Up next will be Cate Dean on Monday!



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