Today at Book Savvy Babe, I have a special treat for everyone, and interview with Author Katie Salidas, who is on a blog tour for her book, Vampire Bites. Vampire Bites is a collection of 3 novellas, and an excellent read! Click here to read my 5 Star anthology review.
You can purchase Vampire Bites at AMAZON
Alright, onto the interview:
BSB: Katie, your books are vampire paranormal romance. My question is, why vampires?
Katie: Why not vampires? Ok, I know, vampires are a little common right now. They go through their phases of hot and cold with the public, but I have always loved them. I can remember when I was a little girl and read The Vampire Diaries series. Oh I just loved those books. From there, I moved on to Anne Rice. Then some Tanya Huff, and on and on. I’ve always had a soft spot for those blood suckers.
BSB: In Vampire Bites, there are 3 novellas. Do any of the characters in the novellas appear in any of your other books?
Katie: Not yet. I have had some great reader response to the various stories in there and people have inquired about potentials to continue the stories. So, while I don’t feature them in anything else yet, it is definitely in the works.
BSB: Out of all your books, who is your favorite character to write and why?
Katie: Out of all of my books, I’d have to say Nicholas, from the Immortalis series. He’s such a fun character to write because he is snarky and often rude, but when it comes down to it, he is the best man to have at your side.
However, since we are talking about the Vampire Bites anthology, I have to go with Mikey. He is my “Male Diva.” I have fun with characters who throw temper tantrums and start petty arguments. My husband says it’s because I love to argue so much. I tend to agree. = )
BSB: As a writer, what authors inspire you?
Katie: It’s hard to say one author inspires me more than any other. I read so much that I think they all kind of help to inspire and to flavor my writing.
BSB: What is your favorite book of all time?
Favorite of all time is Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice. It’s my “classic” if you will. I have it in paperback and let me tell you that book is so beat up. I also have it in Hardbound and it has a special place on my overflowing bookshelf. I tend to pull it down and read it every couple of years.
BSB: As a mom, how do you find time to write?
Katie: That’s a good question. I’m still trying to figure that one out. Family time is important and I want to make sure that my family is cared for first. So, with that in mind, I do a lot of work while the family is asleep. That means I end up with a lot of late nights and often, to my husband’s dismay, I end up passing out on the couch.
BSB: In the novella, Halloween Fantasies, Sasha gets to live out some fantasies. Do you have any fantasies you care to share?
Katie: Call me crazy, but just like Sasha, I want to meet a real vampire. If they were real of course. After reading about them for so many years, you almost begin to wonder, could they be real? Of course, if they were, then there would be a real danger involved in meeting one. I’d hate to end up on the dinner menu, know what I mean? But oh how exciting it would be to see and chat with one.
Just for fun:
BSB: Would You Rather live to be 150 or live to be only 50 but never have your body age past 25?
Katie: Oh that’s such a tough question. As we age we are less able to do the things we could do in our youth so those added extra years could end up being spent as a vegetable. But even with that in mind, I would want them. Imagine all the leaps in technology one could witness in 150 years. Imagine all the history that could happen in that time.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!! If you’d like to check out more of my work, stop by www.katiesalidas.com and read a sample or two. If you like what you see, all of my novels and novellas are available in every ebook format!
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Thank You for stopping by today Katie!
About the Author
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.
If you like what you see, be sure to pick up Katie’s book, Vampire Bites and read away! Also, visit the next stop on the blog tour tomorrow: Reality Bites http://www.mpyff.blogspot.com/
Happy Reading everyone!