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.

Interview Answers -Part Two

All this week I am inviting you to interview me and enter to win a copy of my new novel, Immortalis Carpe Noctem.

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From van_pham

How did you come up with the title for your book?

Latin has always been an interesting language to me. As my husband always says, it’s the language you learn to understand other languages. One day I think I will have to make a hobby of learning it.

Immortalis Carpe Noctem

Translates roughly into Immortals seize the night.

Which is quite fitting when you consider the plot of the book. Alyssa must learn to seize the night if she ever expects to “make it” as a vampire.

2. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

When I am not writing, I am being a mommy. I have a very rambunctious 5 year old who keeps me on my toes.

3. Do you ever have writers block? how do you overcome that?

All the time! But I just call it being lazy. LoL. Writers block is when you can’t figure out what to write next. Then thing is, if you make yourself write something, anything; just get something down on paper, you might just find you aren’t out of ideas. You may not write something pertaining to the story you are on, but I’ll bet you find something that might work for a later project.

4. What was the last book you bought/read?

I’m currently hooked on the Patricia Briggs books. I bought and read the Mercy Thompson and Alpha Omega series in just a few weeks. Word is, she has a new book coming out soon. You can bet I’ll be reading it.

5. if your book was to be turned into a movie, who can you see play your main character Alyssa?

Ohh I love this question because it is one I have often considered.

Let me give you my dream cast …

Alyssa - Mila Kunis
Rozaline - Anne Hathaway
Crystal - Reese Witherspoon
Kallisto - Angelina Jolie or Catherine Zeta-Jones
Nicholas – Eric Bana
Edmond - Jason Isaacs

What songs would be on the soundtrack for your book

Oh boy! That’s a fun question. Here are some contenders …  

Surprise! Your Dead! - Faith No More
The Morning After – Faith No More
Beware! Criminal – Incubus
The Hand that Feeds – Nine Inch Nails (this is Santino’s theme song)
Consequence - Incubus
Angry Johnny – POE (Kallisto’s song)
Psycho –Puddle of Mud
Better Now – Collective Soul
Anesthesia – Type O Negative (According to my Husband, this is Lysanders song.)

From Anonymous (Sorry I cannot enter anon names. Post with your email and some more questions okay.)

1)How long did it take you to complete your first draft?

From start to finish Immortalis took 5 years. It was one of those novels that I started and had to push aside for other things. Once I found the proper muse, the story unfolded in front of me, but it took me setting it aside to find it.

2)Where did the idea for this novel come from?

Great question! Is it too cliché to say I got the idea from a dream? I know many authors say this but it is true. The original concept for the idea came from a dream. I was, essentially, Alyssa, having my life turned upside down after a terrible accident. The idea of really focusing on the transformation was one I couldn’t give up. Questions kept popping into my head. How would you deal with being turned into a vampire? How would you deal with drinking blood? How would you deal with never seeing your friends or family again? The answers came as the story progressed.