Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Guest: Katie Salidas

Please welcome Katie Salidas to VampChix today, who talks about her favorite part of being a vampire.

Vampires have always intrigued me. There was just something about those mysterious creatures of the night. Unlike werewolves who hunted in the full moon, ripping their victims to shreds (Ouch), or Zombies (Shudder… I hate zombies) who stalked you for your brains and ate the flesh away from your bones, vampires would lull you into a stupor, mesmerizing you with their gorgeous eyes. Sometimes, for the lucky ones, they made you, like them.

I think that last bit is the most interesting part. Becoming a vampire
and being granted immortality would be pretty cool. Never to have to
worry about sickness and death. To live and experience the world as it
changes and grows.

It’s an enticing idea, no?

Of course if they were real, and you did turn, it wouldn’t be all glitz
and glamour. Reality is never as fun as fantasy. Sure you could have
your immortal lover forever and see the world grow all around you.
That’s all fine and good, but mixed in there would be a pretty harsh
reality to deal with. There is that one pesky thing about killing and
drinking blood that might be a problem.

And there’s the rub.

Could you do it?

I don’t think I could. Well, let me add the caveat. I don’t think I
could do it willingly.

It’s a theme I touch on in my new novel, Immortalis Carpe Noctem. My main character, Alyssa is turned without knowing all that it entails.  It’s something she struggles with. Killing is not something a normal
person considers; but, if it is what you have to do to survive, you have to find a way to cope.

As a victim of a horrible mugging, Alyssa finds hunting down criminals as a way to deal with her need for blood. If she has to kill, then it will help stop bad people from harming others. It works for her, but not every vampire follows that method of thinking. Each vampire has to deal with killing and death in their own way.

So the question remains, and I open up the floor to you readers: Would you willingly turn vampire, knowing it meant you had to kill for blood? How would you cope? Whom would you hunt?

Katie Salidas
Author of Immortalis Carpe Noctem
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"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." - Apex Reviews


C.J. Ellisson said...

Good blog psot Katie! the format came through a little hinky, but the message was still the same.;-)

Wishing you the best with sales!

writtenwyrdd said...

I think I would say yes, and I have a feeling that, although I'd stick to my morals and kill only perceived bad guys, that would change over time as I became more and more vampire and less human in mentality.

skyblueyez1011 said...

YES, i would be willing to turn vamp even with knowing i would have to kill for blood. I'd love it! From everything i have read, drinking the blood as well as "donating" it, is a very orgasmic feeling... Really would want to know if that was true. I think I would hunt in 3 different ways: 1- for those i hated, 2- for those i loved for sexually and emotionally, 3- just to feed.

Katie S said...

I get the feeling many would turn vamp and figure out their own way to get over the bloodlust.

Lisa R said...

Don't know that I would willingly turn, it would depend on the circumstances. If my turning would save a loved one sure. But I definitely like the idea of turning the whole debacle into a way that you were the protector of good and the punisher of evil. Kinda Spiddy, don't you think!

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