Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Guest Post and Interview - Katie Salidas

I am excited to have Katie Salidas on my blog for a Guest post and interview.  Read below for some backgroup on this new writer, a summary of her new book "House of Immortal Pleasures, an Interview, and even an excerpt from this steamy new read!

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 along with House of Immortal Pleasures.

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.

Her most current work is a novella called The House of Immortal Pleasures.  See Below for a Summary of this book.  She is also the author of Immortalis Carpe Noctem an urban fantasy book.

Blindfolded and kidnapped, Daphne is whisked away to the famed, House of Immortal Pleasures, a Vampire-run Brothel in Pahrump, Nevada.

Sometimes the only way to mend a broken heart is to get back in the saddle. At least that is how Daphne’s friends see it. And since Daphne isn’t showing any signs of letting that happen, they take it into their own hands. With a few shots of liquid courage, a pat on the ass, and a donated gold card, Daphne is unwillingly sent into fantasy room 123 to meet her creature of the night, Connor.

It’s Connor’s job to seduce and entice Daphne to try all the expensive, sexual services on the menu. And he is prepared to do just that, until he peers into her mind and sees the damage done by her broken heart. After learning of her past pain, Connor’s plans change. No more is this a game of seduction to pad the pockets of the brothel owner. Connor decides to lavish Daphne with real attention and affection. Something she desperately needs. He will heal her heart the only way he can, by showing her she is beautiful, desirable, and sexy.
Now on to the Interview!

What made you want to start writing and why paranormal romance?
The genre is just fun to write. You get to take your favorite paranormal characters and create a love story just for them. I personally like vampires so they are always the main focus of my stories. Vampires are sexy creatures if you look at them in the right light. They are youthful and virile, turned at the peak of their lives. They are strong and capable lovers, having years of experience under their belts. And the idea of someone nibbling at you neck is something to send a shiver of excitement down your spine.

Who is your favorite current author?
I’ve been reading a lot of Patricia Briggs and Sherrlyn Kenyon lately. I love to read about any creature of the night be it vampire or werewolf. And I really enjoy seeing each authors take on their particular creation.

What projects are you currently working on?
I’ve always got a few irons in the fire. I’ve got the sequel to my first novel, Immortalis Carpe Noctem. It’s titled Hunters and Prey and is on the final stages of revisions. I hope to have that one out in early spring of 2011. Along with that I have another Paranormal Erotic Romance in the works. It’s called Halloween Fantasies. That one should be out in ebook this October, just in time for Halloween!

What is your favorite Las Vegas memory?
It’s funny, a lot of my writing is taken from things I have seen while living here in Las Vegas. There was an old café that I used to frequent. It was my home away from home for a very long time. I had so many great memories from there that I had to include it in my novel Immortalis Carpe Noctem. Sometimes it is just the simple things that stick with you.

What is your favorite food?
Right now, I would have to say a double-double from In-N-Out! I love their burgers. Yummy!!!

Where is your favorite place that you have visited?
About 12 years ago I had the chance to visit Montreal and I fell in love with that city. It was beautiful and I loved the mix of French and English. I’ve been studying the language in the hopes that the next time I travel there I will be able to speak with more people.

Continue reading below for an excerpt from this steamy novel...

The doormen left Daphne and her friends sitting in a quiet, cozy little booth in the downstairs bar. Soft music, the clink of glasses, and a mix of chatter from the other patrons filled the room. They sat perusing the house menu. Services here were ordered à la carte, and Daphne used the excuse of needing time to choose her … services to avoid being sent upstairs. She hid behind the tall, laminated menu, hiding her face from view. All around the dimly-lit bar were vampires, both men and women, working the customers, trying to get them to go up to the rooms and enjoy their erotic pleasures.

Surrounded by her friends and not being groped or mesmerized by Fabio-esque men, Daphne felt a little more like herself. No longer dizzy, she finally found the ability to articulate the thoughts floating around in her head. She set the menu down and glared at Jamie. “I want to go home, now!”

“Not until you have had some fun,” Jamie teased, swiping the menu from under Daphne’s hand. “Now, you said you wanted to look at the menu. So, what sounds good? Maybe a little tongue lashing?”

“What! No, give me that.” Daphne yanked the menu out of Jamie’s hand.

She gasped and bit her lip as she looked over the list of services to order. There it was, halfway down the laminated page. “What the hell, it’s actually called ‘Tongue Lashing.’” She read the description.

Indulge in your most sensual fantasy as your master of pleasure, using only their tongue, will explore your most sensitive places.

Daphne gulped down a breath, trying not to show her interest, wanting to look disgusted and repulsed. She crossed her legs and set the menu down on the table. She hoped her ruse worked. Daphne knew she couldn’t bring herself to be with another man, but her body had a different idea. Just the thought of a warm, velvety tongue lapping at her skin started warmth pulsing between her legs.

“Oh c’mon, Daph. Don’t be such a prude,” Kerri said. She took the menu from the table.

A scantily clad cocktail waitress wandered by to take their orders. “Tequila,” Jamie exclaimed. “Three shots for each of us.”

“Woot,” Kerri said in agreement as she bounced up and down in her seat. Her tight, curly red hair bounced with her as she danced in the booth. “Let’s get this party started right.”

Daphne sighed and put her head down on the table.

“Oh look, they have a virgin special.” Kerri said excitedly and thumped Daphne on the shoulder. “Fun for first-timers.” She pointed to a spot on the menu. “Don’t be nervous. We will make sure your first time is magical.” She read the description with an added flair to her voice. “Start with a candle-lit bath to help you set the mood. Then retreat to one of our fantasy rooms where your creature of the night will—”

“Stop it! Just shut up.” Daphne looked up, shooting Kerri a dangerous, menacing glare.

“Well you haven’t had sex since Ken. I’m sure you qualify for the first-timers special. Your cherry has probably grown back by now.”

Jamie and Kerri high-fived. “Use it or lose it,” they cheered together.

“That’s it. I’m going home. I’ve had enough,” Daphne said, standing up next to the table. “I’ll call a cab if you won’t take me home.”

The cocktail waitress returned with nine shot glasses, a shaker of salt, and a plate of lemon and lime wedges.

“Okay, Daphne, we’ll go …” Jamie said solemnly. Daphne breathed a sigh of relief. Jamie turned to Kerri and winked. A wicked smile crossed her face “Only after you drink your shots.”

Daphne groaned. “Enough of your stupid games.”

“Look, lady.” Jamie’s tone became serious. “It’s a seventy-dollar minimum just to walk through the door here. Let’s at least have some drinks, okay?”

Daphne collapsed back into the booth. “Fine. Hand me a fucking shot.”

“That’s the spirit,” Kerri said, sliding a glass to Daphne while picking up one for herself. “To popping Daphne’s cherry.” She held up her glass. “Again!”

Daphne groaned loudly. With friends like these, who needs enemies? She tipped the glass and swallowed the harsh liquid.

Explore the sensual side of the vampire world with Immortal Pleasures. This, the first in line of erotic short stories that will be made available exclusively in ebook format.

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  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today!

  2. Great interview, Karissa. Thanks so much for being part of this authors virtual book tour.