Thursday, February 17, 2011
Valentine's Day Books With Love Hop - Giveaway - "Immortalis: Hunters and Prey" by Katie Salidas
Becoming a vampire saved Alyssa from death, but the price was high: the loss of everything and everyone attached to her mortal life. She's still learning to cope when a surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum's most fearsome hunter, sends her fleeing back to the world she once knew, and Fallon, the friend she's missed more than anything.
Alyssa breaks vampire law by revealing her new, true self to her old friend, a fact which causes strong division in the group that should support her most: her clan.
Worse yet, her revelation entangles Fallon in the struggle between vampires and hunters and The Acta Sanctorum is ready to attack again, with a new army of hybrid creations: the Frenzy Soldiers.
If Alyssa hopes to survive and keep her mortal friend safe, she'll have to be willing to make a deal with the enemy, and regain her clan's support. It will take everyone working together in a precarious truce to fight against the Acta Sanctorum's new threat.
Alyssa was a new vampire that was spared from death by becoming a vampire. She would only feed off of criminals and murderers, the very ones who brought her to this fate. Her lover and keeper Lysander was her strength and protector. He would do anything for her. She feared a vampire named Santino, who was the Acta Sanctorum's most fearsome hunter.
It is a story of really being true to a friendship. After Alyssa runs into Fallon, an old and good friend of hers in a club they used to go to all the time, Alyssa breaks down and reveals to her what she has become and thus breaks the vampire rule. Now her friend's life is in danger from the other vampires. Alyssa vows to protect her, not letting anything happen to her mortal life.
A true test of this promise comes after an army of hybrid creatures plans to attack her clan. Santino, her enemy, promises to help by working together and a deal had to be made so Alyssa could save her friend.
After a very bloody battle, both Alyssa and Fallon barely survived and their friendship thrived. It proved that a mortal could be respected and be befriended by the vampires.
Overall, I found the story of loyalty and being true to your word interesting.This story had a point to it and proved it.
Immortalis: Hunters and Prey by Katie Salidas is available for $13.99 at Amazon.com and Written in Blood.
A review copy was obtained from the author.
Congratulations to our winner: Jennifer!