It's The Final Countdown!

Are you excited? I know I am. It's been a year since the last book in the Agents of ASSET series was released! Why, you may be asking?
I've talked many times on the process of writing a book. 80,000 words is a lot of words to write, revise, and prepare for publication. If there are no barriers to getting that book done, it can come out quickly. Many authors, myself included, produce more than one book a year. I typically produce 3 on average each year. So why the hold up? Well, that's because I had another book series jump the line. The Running From The Devil series, Co-written with JE Taylor began its contract this year. That's three books, all due before 2020. So, between writing those three and finishing up Agents of ASSET book 4, my writing time was split 4 ways. The bonus you get from this, is that there will be 4 all-new books from myself and my co-author JE Taylor coming out in a very short time. November, December, January, and Feb. You've been so patient and I think these books will be worth the wait.

So, let's take a closer look at the books coming out in this winter season....


 Agents of ASSET
Releasing November 25th 

The first rule of magic is humans aren’t supposed to know that magic exists. 
So, when a school bus full of innocent, and very non-magical, kids starts floating in mid-air, that’s a pretty big problem.
ASSET is supposed to keep things like that from happening. They had one job, right?
Sage Cynwrig has had a steep learning curve during her first few months as an ASSET agent, and with this latest catastrophe she’ll have to call on every skill she’s developed. 
A magic supremacist organization, called the Mystics, with ties to the highest tiers of magical society, have made it their mission to discredit ASSET and expose magic to the human population.
And you thought your Monday morning was bad. Sage is going to need something a little stronger than coffee to help her with this next mission.

Read a Sample Chapter here


Next up on our release list is the Running from the Devil series. 


Releasing December 15th 2019

An escaped demon and a snarky cat face off against the seven deadly sins.

Escaping from Hell was just the beginning of Phoebe’s problems. In Hell, she had a position of legend. A marquis of torture. But on the human plane, she is just another New York City destitute.

Before she has a chance to get her bearings on the unforgiving streets, Fate steps in and offers her a chance at redemption, but it doesn’t come cheap.

She must bring in the demons that escaped alongside her while making sure no humans are harmed in the process. In order to do that, she needs to learn to live in the human world with the help of another one of Fate’s parolees, a snarky cat named Smoke.

If it means never seeing the halls of Hell again, Phoebe will do anything, even battle the seven deadly sins single-handed.

Releasing January 15th

A malevolent benefactor is collecting demons. Will Phoebe survive the culling?

It has been months since Phoebe was able to knock off two of the seven deadly sins. When a succubus shows up at a popular nightclub in the East Village, stripping all inhibitions from her human victims before they succumb to death by lust, Phoebe must step into battle.

But the danger isn’t just the succubus. A malevolent benefactor is collecting demons, one that poses a bigger threat to all humankind.

When Phoebe goes to take down the succubus, she gets caught up in the fray. Will she be led to her own walk of shame, or worse, to her death?


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MAGIC SCHOOL BUS OR ELABORATE PRANK?

With the new book releasing soon, it's time for our very first teaser! 



Sage and Grey’s phones buzzed at the same time.

All Available Agents, Report to Conference Room 1!

“Something major must have happened for Ava to call in the cavalry like this,” Grey commented as they waded through the mass of agents in the hallway. Everyone headed toward the conference room, which had filled to standing room only by the time they made it inside.
Ava stood at the head of the room behind a wooden podium. A projector had been set up on the back wall. It silently played clips from the current morning’s news. Traffic at a standstill. People crying. Children slapping their hands against the windows of a bright yellow school bus. A strange headline scrolled across the bottom of the screen.

MAGIC SCHOOL BUS OR ELABORATE PRANK?

“That can’t be good,” Sage whispered to Grey.
His eyes, like all the others in the room, were glued to the ridiculous images being presented on screen. How the hell had she not heard about this? She’d been so preoccupied with getting her paperwork in she hadn’t bothered to check in with the news. No wonder Ava had called in every available agent. This was a clear breech of magical security.
Mumbles in the room echoed her thoughts. Fellow agents wondered who would be stupid enough to pull a stunt like this. More discussed loudly about the effect this would have on ASSET’s credibility with the magical community. They were supposed to prevent revelations of real magic, like this, from ever reaching human awareness.
Ava stood at the podium, but unlike all the others watching the projector screen in horror, she was watching the room. Her keen eyes absorbed the reactions of her agents, allowing the horror to sink in before she began to address them.
Sage hoped Ava had a plan of attack. She couldn’t begin to comprehend how to deal with something this ridiculously damning. If the news was broadcasting it, no doubt it had already gone viral on social media. Real magic out there for all to see.
The most incriminating clip of all came from an eyewitness who captured the video on their cell phone. A school bus, suspended in the air. Traffic was at a standstill all around it. Motorists and pedestrians all stopping to gawk at the sight.
Shocked murmurs continued to rumble through the room.
“Pack it in here. We don’t have time to dawdle,” Ava addressed the people standing in the conference room doorway. “As of eight thirty this morning, a bus carrying fifty children, en route to its elementary school, lifted six feet off the road. It remained suspended in midair for a full twenty minutes before returning to the ground. Upon its descent, a message appeared on the side of the bus.”


The projector screen next to Ava zoomed in on the side of the bus. The tree of life, the symbol of the Terra race, looked as if it had been die-cut out of the bus.

“I don’t need to tell you how dangerous this incident is to ASSET. We all bear the mark, as well as those among us who have not yet been awakened. Our families, your children. We cannot risk the mark being associated with such a public act of magical terrorism.” Ava did not have to speak loudly to be heard. The room had gone all but silent as if everyone had taken a collective breath in anticipation of her next words.
The image on the screen froze on the symbol. Sage looked down to the mark on her wrist. The cutout on the side of the bus matched in every single detail. Magic. No question about it. But how? Why? It made no sense.
“Do we know if any Terra children were on that bus?” an agent seated in the front of the room asked.
“Yes,” Ava responded quickly. “The parents have been notified, and a team has been dispatched for extraction.”
It shouldn’t have struck her as odd. She had grown up unaware of ASSET’s true nature. But hearing that there were other Terra children surprised Sage more than the images of the bus floating in the air.
Sage leaned in to whisper in Grey’s ear, “How many Terra kids live her?”
“A fair few. You’d be surprised.”
“This job isn’t exactly conducive to raising a family.” Sage commented more to herself than in response to Grey, but he’d heard her all the same and shot her a strange look of confusion.
“We have to repopulate somehow,” he shrugged.
Maybe to him it wasn’t a big deal, but Sage couldn’t imagine trying to raise a child while going on dangerous missions and fighting all kinds of crazy magic. Trying to play the loving mother while secretly putting her life on the line. Returning home, helping with homework and social issues, as if those were the most stressful things in the world to worry about. The secrecy had to be maintained even within the confines of the home. Never being able to talk about the cooler aspects of magic. Or prepare one’s child for the dangers they might one day face. How the hell had her mother pulled it off? Sage had been none the wiser until her mom died. She’d grown up perfectly normal. Well, as normal as anyone could claim to be.
Grey was still staring at her, as if he expected some kind of response to his previous remark. She had none. He didn’t need to be privy to the internal freak-out she was having over the idea of more Terra children being out there.
“You do have a point.” He nudged her shoulder. “Children do pose a very interesting problem at the moment.”
“You can say that again,” Sage mumbled under her breath. She’d never put her own kids through that. Scratch that. She wouldn’t have kids. Period.
Another hand shot up from the crowd. “Do we have any suspects at this time?”
“On the record, no. It is our belief that this incident was perpetrated by the organization calling themselves The Order of the Mystics. The use of our symbol accompanying such a public act of magical terrorism is unprecedented. They may simply be attempting to discredit us to the magical community, or this may have a deeper impact by drawing attention of our kind to the humans we interact with on a daily basis. The Order of the Mystics have made no secret of their disdain for the position ASSET and the Terra people play in the magical hierarchy. No matter what their intentions were, the deed is done. It is up to us now to do what we do best. Damage control is our top priority at the moment. We need to get the media off this story in whatever way we can.” 
Sage watched the screen, paying attention to the faces of the children through the bus windows. She couldn’t imagine how scary it must have been for those poor kids. So little. Totally unable to understand what was happening. Some children were crying, but the longer she stared Sage began to  notice a surprising majority of the children had expressions of wonder. Little fingers poked through the symbol that had been punched into the side of the bus. Tiny eyes gazed through the cracks, looking more astonished than frightened.
Sage raised her hand. “Any injuries?”
“As of now, no injuries have been reported,” Ava replied.
That was a relief. Children were innocents. Harming them would turn this act of magical defiance into a true witch hunt.
How would it have been if they had pulled a stunt like this with adults? People were dangerous when scared. And more often than not, these days, people were walking around armed. Veritable powder keg ready to blow up in the face of the unknown. Maybe that was why the Mystics chose children for their targets. Kids might be scared, but their response to fear would be far less dangerous. Children were often more accepting of magic, still believing in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and other gift-giving creatures of magical nature.
The act itself was definitely a form of terrorism, but perhaps it had been carefully thought out to avoid casualties. Sage made a mental note of that to look into later.
The news continued to silently play the rescue of the children after the bus had settled back on the road. Sage watched with interest to see if there might be any further clues to the person or persons who had pulled off the stunt. If not for the glaring symbol of her people stamped into the side of the bus, she might have disagreed with Ava’s assessment that this was the work of the Mystics. But she knew better. The Mystics had a vendetta with ASSET as the judge, jury, and executioners of magical law. Ava herself had called the Mystics out, very publicly, during Sage’s mockery of a trial. Perhaps this was direct retaliation. The Mystics were calling out ASSET in as public a way as they possibly could.
“I need all hands on deck here,” Ava continued. “We’ll need a team on site to assess the scene as well as teams handling all media outlets. We’ll also need spin doctors, so I’m reaching out to the shadow clans for assistance with memory modification and social media campaigns to spin this as a hoax. All remaining agents who are not currently working on cases are to remain in house under our protection. Your families will need to be temporarily relocated as well. You all know what you need to do. Dismissed!” 
The assembled group sprang into action as Ava folded her notebook and left the podium.
Her keen eyes zeroed in on Sage with laser-like focus. She made a beeline through the mass of agents toward Sage and Grey. “Shadow Ops. My office, now!”
Sage followed silently behind her boss wondering what part she’d be assigned in this mess.
She was last to enter the room, pulling the door closed behind her.
The moment the lock clicked, Ava pounced. “I need answers. You two, get out there. Find out who did this and why.”
Grey stood like a good soldier at attention, his face an emotionless mask. “We’ll get names.”
“Names… I want their heads on pikes! Gods, I miss the old days!” Ava growled. “We need proof that it was in fact members of the Mystics before we can legally bring anyone in, of course. That is your job, Shadow Ops.” She slashed her fisted hand in the air, extending a single finger in Sage’s direction. “You are to employ all your resources. Discreetly. Find the people responsible for this.”
Needle in a haystack much? Sage sighed but dare not speak those words aloud. Ava would just as soon place her head on a pike. “Yes, ma’am.”
“I don’t need to tell you how important it is to have this mission zipped up quickly, do I?”
Ava’s question needed no answer. Of course she wanted everything handled quickly.
Grey, however, seemed to have an answer Sage did not know existed. “Mabon?” He spoke the word like a prayer.
“They couldn’t have picked a worse time to start this little war.” Ava nodded.
Sage leaned in closer to Grey and whispered, “Mabon?”
He shook his head, giving her a side-eyed glare that she knew to mean, “Shut up, newbie.” When she turned to look at Ava, her boss mirrored the same annoyed expression.
“Do your research, Miss Cynwrig.”
“Yes, ma’am.” Sage hung her head sheepishly.
“With Mabon upon us, our city will be crawling with magical tourists. I’m already up to my eyeballs in travel notices, and now, thanks to this mess, we have to expend manpower we don’t have on damage control. Short-staffed as we are, we cannot afford an international incident.”
“We will do all we can,” Grey said in his most assuring voice.

 “See that you do.” Ava slammed her pages down on the desk and yanked open the lid of her laptop. “Dismissed.”




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NaNoWriMo for the Writers NaNoReadMo for the Readers!

It's that time of year. November. Where most people (In the US) are dreaming of turkey dinner, the writers are frantically spewing out as many words as their fingers can type (or scribble for those brave souls). It's a hard month.

Check on your writer friends. We are not okay!

Seasoned authors take this challenge a little easier than those new to the daily grind of putting out the words. It's work, in every sense of the word. Sure, everyone can string words together and make a sentence, but to create a world and people it with characters you plan on torturing as they struggle toward a satisfying end goal, takes quite a bit of creative muscle. And maybe a teensy bit of insanity. Not to mention the will to sit there day after day as the empty page mocks you with that blinking cursor. If I knew Morse code I bet all those blinks would spell out something snarky.

And with that in mind, I am doing my part in the author community. All month long I'm hosting Writing Sprints at Three Furies Press. Their group on Facebook will be doing these sprint's daily. I am the late shift host on Wednesday and Saturday nights (After Spilling Ink, of course).

What is a Writing Sprint, you ask? 
Only the best kept secret in motivating authors to silence their inner editor and get that first draft written, fast!
Check out this post for more information.
https://www.katiesalidas.com/2019/10/sprint-for-faster-writing.html

And if you're still stuck on what to write, I suggest checking out this little post on outlining.
Plotting for Pantsers, a NaNoWriMo guide to getting that first draft done, quick!
https://www.katiesalidas.com/2019/10/plotting-for-pantsers-nanowrimo-guide.html

For those of you following me on social media, this is the reason I may seem a little quiet this month. I have a novel to finish and a deadline coming quick, so I will be doing all I can to power through the first draft.

And that brings me to the second half of this post. NaNo Read More!
All that work we writers do to push through the month of November should be exciting for the readers out there, because it means more books for you to devour. I'm working on finishing the third book in the Running From the Devil trilogy... This little beauty right here...

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And of course, I have editing notes to work on for another release which is scheduled to drop in a few short weeks, just in time for Thanksgiving!!

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Book News and Sales!



First off. Let me say a huge THANK YOU to all of my awesome readers! A Weapon of Magical Destruction won the 2019 RONE award this year from InD'Tale Magazine. That was in part thanks to you guys. During the nomination round I asked for you all to cast your vote. Because of your support for this book, it made it through the swimsuit round and on to the final judging where a team of editors and reviewers were able read and score it.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. You are the reason I keep writing. Thank you!! I'm so happy right now. This is the second time in 10 years of publishing, that one of my books has earned such a prestigious award. The last was in 2015 with Dissension.




Winter is coming. It's not just a catch phrase. I live in Nevada and we've had a sudden cold snap that had us going from 80 during the day with a dip into the 60's at night, to 30's overnight with a highs in the 50's during the day. Now, I'm not complaining at all. After enduring the brutal summer that felt as if it was never going to end, I am more than happy to bundle up. And it's for that reason that I have reached out to our merchandising connection, Three Furies Press, and asked if they would add some winter gear to our collection.

 Katie Salidas MerchFrom kids hoodies to adult t-shirts, we've got some fun Merch from your favorite indie podcast, Spilling Ink, and my Agents of ASSET and Little Werewolf book series.

I've personally ordered the hot pink Little Werewolf hoodie for my littlest and a Spilling Ink one for the boy child. I'll post pictures when they come in. I can't wait to see them.

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About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.