Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vampire Bites Blog Tour - Interview & Giveaway!

Welcome to the next stop on the
Vampire Bites Blog Tour!

I am so excited today to have author, Katie Salidas here to answer some of my nosy questions. :)

Thanks so much, Katie, for joining me here on Reality Bites!

Can you tell us a little bit about what we can expect in Vampire Bites?
To put it simply, Vampire Bites is just that, an anthology of bite sized vampire stories.
A lot of times ideas for stories come from asking questions.
In House of Immortal Pleasures, I ask: Can a night of good sex really heal a broken heart?
In Halloween Fantasies, I ask: Knowing it might very well be deadly, would you pursue your ultimate fantasy?
In Karma & Melodies, I ask:  What would you go through for a second chance at love?
Each story answers its specific question.

Do all three stories take place in the same world you created, or are they completely separate from each other?
Each story is separate, and had previously been released as short e-reads but they all have a similar “feel.” That’s why I opted to have them in this anthology edition.

Is there any cross-over between these tales and any of your other stories?
The only two that cross are Halloween Fantasies and House of Immortal Pleasures. They are set in the same time frame and feature vampires that are “out of the coffin” to borrow a phrase used before in paranormal fiction. Beyond that, though, each story is completely its own work with unique characters and situation.

What inspired your lusty vampires?
I’m a sucker for romantic and erotic stories and an even bigger sucker for vampires. It just seemed right to put those two loves together. Some stories are “hotter” than others, but they always feature those sexy creatures of the night.

What is the best part of writing erotic stories?
Let’s face it, sex is fun, right? So why should writing about it be any less fun? With erotica you can kind of let your hair down and just have a good time writing the scene. You can really get into it too!

Is there a hard part?
Ah, yeah, but not writing it… Letting people read it! The first time I let someone read an erotic scene I wrote, I was beet red! It felt almost like someone walking in on me and my  husband having sex. But, after getting that scene critiqued (thank god for great crit partners) and taking the initial embarrassment away, I was ready to write more.

Do you have a favorite place where you go to write?
It’s silly, but since I do the majority of my writing on my laptop, my husband and I joke about the “Creative Couch.” It’s actually a loveseat in the front window of our livingroom. I tend to go there when I need to get work done. I’ve written many a story while laying on that couch!

Can you give us 3 random facts about you?
I’ll start with the most exciting thing first. After being told we would never have any more children, I am now pregnant with #2. Due in December!!
I am an Aquarius and truly think that there is some connection between you and your astrological sign.
And finally, I am about as introverted as you can get. I may sound really outgoing and social online but in person, I can make a wallflower stick out. Ha!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Non writing time is family time. I love my Husband and my daughter, (and now soon to be baby #2). I try my best to make sure that I spend lots of quality time doing things with them. Family dinnertime is very important to me. Family game night. Family movie night. I try to make sure we always have fun things to do together. Now, if I could just get hubby into “family hiking” I’d be set. =p

What can we look forward to from you in the near future?
At the moment, I am working on a non-fiction project. I know, where are the vampires, right? But after that is done I want to explore the sequel possibilities of House of Immortal Pleasures. Daphne and Connor’s story is not finished yet.

Quickies- Favorites:
Cookie- Chocolate Chip
Comfort food- Anything with chocolate
Drink- Redbull (can’t have that till after baby is born.)Music – anything alternative.
Movie – The Princess Bride
Book- Queen of the Damned
Author – Too many to list.

Finally, any advice for aspiring writers out there?
Write, write, and write some more! Always have a project to work on and continually strive to improve your craft!

Again, Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions! :)
Thank you so much for having me here today!! It’s been a pleasure.

If you’d like to check out any of my work, including Vampire Bites stop by and read a sample or two. If you like what you see, all of my novels and novellas are available in every ebook format!
Search for me on any of your favorite ebook retailer’s website.
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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. 




Katie is also giving away an ecopy of this book to one lucky commenter! 
To enter leave a comment with your email address - answer this question:
Since this book is all about fantasies - tell me one fantasy you have- it can be mundane or completely outrageous! :) 
The giveaway will be open until July 25th. I will choose a winner via and notify by email. 

Don't miss the awesome giveaway at the end of the tour!
  The next stop on the tour:My Disorganized Ramblings


  1. Now don't laugh at my fantasy - I fantasize about my house being remodeled with a huge bathroom and an inclosed pool with hot tub in the back so it can be used in any weather - is that mundane or what :)

    Thank you for the lovely interview and congratulations to Katie on the tour and precious gift on the way :)


  2. Hmmmm, meeting my soulmate is my fantasy :)


  3. The temperature is very hot right now so my fantasy would be to drink a super cold mojito... But I'm pregnant, so no mojito for me this summer! And no Red Bull neither!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kanya :)

  4. I don't really have any fantasys to say but I love to get lost in a book and have a happy ending! I love to get lost in the romance I don't have any in my life at least I can have it in a book :)
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  5. My fantasy is to be Cat Crawford in Jeaniene Frost's night Huntress series LOL! To have a man like Bones would be fabulous!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  6. All great fantasies! thanks for entering! :)