Immortalis Carpe Noctem

General Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Katie Salidas

Publisher : Rising Sign Books LLC.

ABOUT Katie Salidas

Katie Salidas
The youngest of four children, Katie has always had a desire to entertain. Since, early childhood, she's dreamed fantastical characters and scribbled them into pages of various journals and notebooks. Taking an interest in vampires, she devoured every book, featuring those blood sucking cr More...



Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.

As if having her humanity stripped away wasn't enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her Turning, did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.

Only by accepting her new-found immortality and seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander will have to  fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them.
The hapless victim of a brutal mugging, Alyssa lies bleeding to death, convinced that her life is coming to an end - that is, until she's rescued by the most unlikely of heroes: Lysander, an otherwise indifferent vampire who promptly sinks his teeth into her neck and bestows upon her the gift of immortality. Little does Alyssa know, though, the gift eventually becomes a curse, for it ultimately means the loss of friends, family, and life as she's come to know it. Stripped of her humanity, Alyssa soon joins Lysander as a host of powerful enemies converge against them, each bent on their destruction, and only by embracing her newfound powers - and her blossoming new union with Lysander - does she have the slightest chance of survival...

Gripping and fast-paced, Immortalis Carpe Noctem is a riveting read. In it, author Katie Salidas presents an action-packed tale of a mythical dark underworld that stands out from the garden variety vampire lore currently dominating the rank and file of pop culture. Through the tortuous exploits of her protagonist, Salidas takes the reader on a vicarious journey deep into the heart of a hidden society rife with intriguing characters and intricate plotlines, all of which merge into a seamless mix of mystery, drama, and suspense. Furthermore, with a genuine nod to the supernatural, Immortalis maintains an edge of authenticity that tends to escape other vampire tales crafted solely for superficial shock value.

The first installment in what promises to be a superb new series, Immortalis Carpe Noctem is the promising debut from a burgeoning literary talent on the rise. A strongly recommended read.

Renee Washburn
Apex Reviews