Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book Review: Karma & Melodies

Looking for a quick paranormal romance read? Well, I'm reviewing one today that I enjoyed, and if you like a mix of paranormal and humor, then you may just like this book too. It's called Karma and Melodies, and the author is Katie Salidas.

Here is the synopsis to Karma and Melodies:

Kendra used to spend her days organizing events for Café Enigma while daydreaming about Marcus, the sexy lead singer of Normal Paradox. But all those dreams of becoming Mrs. Rock Star died, along with her mortality, the moment Hector entered her life and turned her into a vampire.

Ten torturous years later, Kendra finally escapes Hector and runs straight into Marcus. (Well, actually, he hit her with his car, but that's beside the point.) The accident leaves Marcus concussed and a few pints too low, forcing Kendra to share her blood to save him.

Sharing her blood doesn’t just heal Marcus’s wounds; it bonds him to Kendra in a magical “can’t live without you” sort of way. Now he’s professing his undying love to her, and Kendra’s not sure if he’s for real or just experiencing the side effects of their new blood bond. Either way, the two of them can’t be separated without suffering suicidal levels of depression, and the band needs to hit the road for the rest of their cross-country tour.

Kendra’s content to travel with the band and explore her new-found relationship, until whispered threats from her master, Hector, start invading her dreams. He’s tracking her down, and she can feel it. She knows the horrors he’s capable of, and if he finds out about Marcus, Hector will do everything in his power to destroy him.

If she stays, Marcus is doomed to Hector’s wrath. If she goes, the repercussions of their bond might kill Marcus. Both options will break Kendra’s heart. If they’re truly meant for each other, they’ll have to find another way....

My review:

I was intrigued by the first page, and Ms. Salidas kept me engaged throughout the whole story. Witty dialogue, catchy and fun characters, and all around a great story. I knew it was a novella, but I wanted it to be longer! I wasn't ready yet to let go of Kendra, Marcus, and the band. I have a love for music and bands, and have a soft spot for musicians as heroes or heroines, so Karma and Melodies fit right up my alley.

Curiosity kept the pages turning. I wanted to know how Kendra was going to handle Marcus after he started lusting after her because of the situation. I loved the bandmates' reaction to Kendra.

Based on this book and how much I enjoyed it, I would check out more titles by Katie Salidas, and do recommend Karma and Melodies. If you like vampires, music bands, wit and fun, then pick up this book!

Here are a few buy links for this book:

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Below is Katie's bio, and some links to where she can be found:

Author of the hot new Urban Fantasy series, Immortalis, Katie has always had a desire to entertain. Since, early childhood, she's dreamed up fantastical characters and scribbled them into pages of various journals and notebooks. Taking an interest in vampires at an early age, she devoured every book, featuring those mysterious, blood sucking creatures, in any genre she could find. She claims that, of all the monsters out there, vampires had always been the most interesting.
It was only natural that a love of reading about vampires, and a love of writing, turned into a desire to write her own stories.
A Las Vegas native, having grown up in the famed City of Sin, Katie loves to feature it as a recurring setting for many of her stories.





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I read all various types of romance, with a few exceptions. The sub-genres I do NOT read are: Historical, m/m. I do read erotic romance, as long as it has a good focus on a plot. I don't read a lot of menages.

Until next time. Have a great month. Hopefully springtime weather will find everybody soon.


Brenda said...

Katie is a wonderful, talented author. I so enjoyed her Immortalis series, and can hardly wait for the third novel!!!!
Great review. Katie will be very pleased!

Tabitha Blake said...

Okay you convinced me. I just bought her Immortal series and Karma & Melodies. Can't go wrong with vampire rock stars. LOL! Okay I admit it I am a vampire fanatic. Love me a sexy vampire.

Katie Salidas said...

Thank you for reading and posting your thoughts. I'm so happy you enjoyed this novella. I had so much fun writing it!

I can't wait to hear what you think of the Immortalis series as well. Book three should be out later this year.

Brenda said...

Hey Katie! Thank you for stopping by. I haven't read K and M yet, but I'm going to.

Nikki said...

Katie, I'm definitely checking
out more of your titles. Your humor
in the book had me giggling.

Tomorrow is payday. I will be
looking your books up on Amazon :D

Katie Salidas said...

Thanks Nikki!! I'd love to hear what you think of it when your done reading. =)