Guest Blog: Katie Salidas
It’s better when Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches all get along.
It seems to me that in most Paranormal novels there is some animosity between the supernatural species. Vampires hate werewolves, werewolves hate witches, witches hate vampires, and so on.
There’s always some thousand year old vendetta involved. Some werewolf stepped on a vampire’s toe back in bla bla bla B.C. and they’ve been at war ever since. I’m oversimplifying, but you get the point.
I’ve never really cared for the general hatred. I’m not saying they all need to be Kumbaya sitting around a campfire, singing and holding hands (where’s the fun in that?), but I don’t think that there should be any general hatred. We humans are known for being pretty intolerant and like to go to war at the drop of a hat. (It’s sad really). Why would fictional immortal character act the same way? You’d think that supernatural creatures with extreme longevity would be a little better. I mean, they’ve had plenty of time to see mortals kill each other over petty issues. They’ve had lots of opportunity to learn from mistakes as well as to grow and mature. So, with that reasoning, they should not be so quick to go to war or to hold on to petty grudges.
That was the thought process behind my characters and the way they interact. They may not be all buddy-buddy but they certainly don’t hate each other. There is a healthy respect for who and what they are, and in times of need they find ways to use each other’s strengths to get the job done. That’s not to say that they always get along while they do it. Everyone has their limits. But there is no general hatred. No, “I’m better than you,” pettiness.
I think it’s more fun when you can get the supernaturals together, working together, and pit them against the evil human enemy. And that’s precisely what I do in Soulstone. The evil Acta Sanctorum is back, they’re after the mysterious stone and they’ll destroy everything in their path to get it.
To protect it, and unlock its mysteries, it will take the Peregrinus (vampire clan), the Olde Town pack (Werewolves), and the local witches of Boston.
Book 4 in the Immortalis Series
It’s a desperate time for rookie vampire Alyssa, and her sanity is hanging by a slender thread. Her clan is still reeling from the monumental battle with Aniketos; a battle that claimed the body of Lysander, her sire and lover, and trapped his spirit in a mysterious crystal. A Soulstone.
Unfortunately, no amount of magic has been able to release Lysander’s spirit, and the stone is starting to fade. Weeks of effort have proved futile. Her clan, the Peregrinus, have all but given up hope. Only Alyssa still believes her lover can be released. In despair, Alyssa begs the help of the local witch coven, and unwittingly exposes the supernaturals of Boston to unwanted attention from the Acta Sanctorum.
The Saints converge on the city and begin their cleansing crusade to rid the world of all things “Unnatural.” In the middle of an all-out war, but no closer to a solution to the dying stone, Alyssa is left with an unenviable choice: save her mate, or save her clan.
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.