Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Guest Post and Giveaway with Katie Salidas

Girl (Vampire) Power!


In a lot of love stories you see the same thing, the alpha male has to protect and win over the female lead of the story. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that, but I wanted to turn things around a little. It’s fun to shake up the system and see things from another angle.


In Karma & Melodies, I give the girl the role of the vampire. Ultimately, it is Kendra who will decide her and Marcus’s fate.


The concept of that really spoke to my somewhat feminist side. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no militant feminist. I just like to see women in positions to use their strength. Its empowering seeing a woman with brains, strength, and skills in a leading role. And that’s exactly why I wanted to explore this with Kendra. She has the capability to be all of these things. But, it is something Kendra has to learn she has within. It’s part of her character arc. Even though she is a vampire, she is still vulnerable. Her master, Hector, is a force to be reckoned with. Throughout her last ten years as a vampire, Hector has consistently broken her down and made her feel weak and powerless. When we start the story, she is just that, but through her reunion with Marcus, she begins to see just how strong she can be. And to be able to freely love Marcus, she will have to face Hector and destroy him.


So, in essence, Kendra must take up the mantle, albeit reluctantly, of the Alpha Female, and learn how to use her own strength and smarts to get what she wants, and to keep her man safe.

But don’t you worry, you die hard romance lovers, I didn’t want the leading male to be a wuss. Though human, and powerless against a vampire, Marcus has his own strength (and a hot body too).


So, while this is a romance between a vampire and a human, it is also so much more. It’s an entertaining and I hope, empowering tale of strength, and love.


So if you’d like to check out my latest work, Karma & Melodies stop by www.katiesalidas.com 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: Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords


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.


http://www.katiesalidas.com/



Would you like to win an ebook copy of Karma and Melodies?


Leave a comment on this post answering the question do you prefer reading about female vampires or male ?


Winner TBA Next Wednesday



13 comments:

Lisa P. Coder said...

I like to read about both. I want my female vampires strong and with attitude. I want my male vampires decent and respectful. I get tired of the brooding male vampire!

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IreneRJ said...

I much prefer my vampires to be male,but I want my heroines to give them a hard time and knock some of that arrogance out of them :)
Hope the giveaway is international
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SandyG265 said...

I like to raed about both. But I like to read about vampires who dont follow stereotypes.

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Escape by Fiction said...

I like both, though it seems the male vampire is more dominantly present in the paranormal world. I liked Marissa's story in Lover Revealed. I also really liked the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill. i say bring on the vamp chicks!

Katie Salidas said...

Lisa - The brooding male does get annoying after a while!!

Irene - I have a special place in my heart for the heroine who can give an alpha a run for his money too!

Sandy - Exactly, breaking a stereotype is a great way to breathe new life into genre that is flooded, like paranormal romance. That was kind of the idea here!

Great comments! Good luck to all participating in the giveaway.

~Katie

Katie Salidas said...

@ Escape - You've just given me a new series to look at reading! Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill. I'm an avid vamp reader and always looking for new stories to devour.

Becky said...

I like to read about both. To me it seems the male vampire is more dominantly present in the paranormal world. I don't find to many stories dealing with a female vampire.

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Miranda Grissom said...

I like both. Of course male vampires are sexy but I'm all for reading about an Alpha Female vampire who can take charge and show the men how it's done! :)

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meggerfly said...

I've primarily about male vampires but I love the idea of a female vampire! The freedom from feeling suffocated as a woman. I guess kinda like Pam in the Sookie Stakhouse series.

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Meredith said...

I like to read about male vampires, but that may be because I've read very few books about female vampires.

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Mine said...

Wow, I like it...

Especially Vampire Woman....

I wanna read the story...

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Roxanne Rhoads said...

and the winner is:


IreneRJ said...
I much prefer my vampires to be male,but I want my heroines to give them a hard time and knock some of that arrogance out of them :)
Hope the giveaway is international
irgl7(at)bonzo15(dot)plus(dot)com

June 8, 2011 8:10 AM

Kalex said...

I like reading about both male and female vamps so long as they aren't whiny.

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