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Hunters & Prey (Immortalis #2)

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The exciting sequel to Immortalis Carpe Noctem.

Rule number one: humans and vampires don't co-exist. One is the hunter and one is the prey. Simple, right? Not for newly-turned vampire Alyssa. 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 human friend she's missed mo
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 14th 2010 by Rising Sign Books (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Wanda
Dec 30, 2010 Wanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, reviewed
Hunters & Prey is my 3rd book of Katie Salidas. And I must say she doesn't disappoint me. Her other two books were short paranormal erotic novellas and she hooked me from there. So when she contacted me and asked me if I'd be interested in reading "Hunters & Prey" I immediately agreed. Now as GCR followers, you guys should know I am NOT really into paranormal books. But I must admit with Katie Salidas along with another author has lured me into the genre. And to my surprise, I'm really e ...more
Laurie Garrison
Katie Salidas writes another great adventure for Alyssa and her clan called Hunters Pray. I enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next one. Again you get a mix of Urban Fantasy, romance and Dark Fantasy. I love how Kate can mix these genre’s together and write a good book that each one can enjoy.

Alyssa is still trying to settle in her new vampire life and she finds she is having awful dreams. One night while she is out feeding she runs into trouble and runs to her old hangout where her and
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Melissa
Nov 26, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*****May contain spoilers*****




Book 2 in the Immortalis series. Hunters and Prey takes place a while after the battle with Santino. The one that brought Lysander to the brink of death. Alyssa is still young and learning the ways of the vampire. She feeds only on those who deserve death; the dirt bags that prey on the innocent and had once tried to kill her, if not for Lysander she would be dead.

One night while Alyssa is out feeding she gets a feeling of being watched; still young in the art of a
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Steph
Hunters & Prey picks up (we have to assume) shortly after Immortalis Carpe Noctem left off ~ Post-Kallisto & Acta Sanctorum-battle with Alyssa continuing to struggle between her need for blood and having to kill her victims to keep her existence a secret.

Alyssa, while being followed by someone her clan isn't even sure is alive, seeks shelter in a cafe where she runs into her best friend, Fallon. Fallon hasn't seen Alyssa in a while. Once she starts asking questions she shouldn't know the
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iamjenai
Feb 05, 2011 iamjenai rated it really liked it
This book is a follow up to the Immortalis Carpe Noctem.

Alyssa, with the help of her ancient vampire mate, Lysander, has finally accepted that her mortal life is over. She's now living with him and his other "children", the Peregrinus clan. One evening while hunting, she thought she saw Santino Vitale, the most fearsome hunter of Acta Sanctorum (vampire hunters). She informed Lysander of this but he convinced her that Santino was dead or if he's not dead, it would take a lot of time and blood fo
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Shannon
Sep 21, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love the visuals Katie Salidas creates with her writing; her descriptions were wonderful, and I really liked the flow of the book. I liked the first book in this series, but I didn't love it because the main character really annoyed me, and she continued to annoy me in this book, but I see some hope for her in this book! She makes some seriously damaging decisions in this book, that cause lots of problems for her friends. She doesn't think before acting, and although her intentions are ...more
Nora
Dec 02, 2010 Nora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Katie has done it again in the next chapter in the life of a young vampire named Alyssa!

When I began reading the new book by Katie, Hunters and Prey, I was a little bothered by the similarity between the way Alyssa chose her victims and how Nicholas Cage's character in Ghost Rider punished his victims. Nicholas punished 'bad' people by making them feel the pain of their victims. In Hunters and Prey, Alyssa chose her 'blood source' by taking blood from only those who had harmed others in some way
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Denise Verrico
Jan 13, 2011 Denise Verrico rated it really liked it
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Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Oct 04, 2012 Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort rated it really liked it
Shelves: immortalis
Favorite Lines “You know, you’re an asshole.”
“Someone has to be. This isn’t a fairytale.”

“If more people were willing to donate blood, the Red Cross wouldn’t have to beg for it all the time.”

“I know you think we’re all against you. Trust me, this is not the case. In fights like these, though, survivors may be few, and I need you to be prepared for that. Any one of us could find death.”

“I know you love me, and I love you too. I was ready to cross over when I thought you would be there, waiting fo
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Nick
Nov 29, 2010 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the return of this series. I was extremely impressed with Mrs. Salidas’ first novel, Immortalis: Carpe Noctem, (an introduction to the vampires of Las Vegas) and her ability to make each character come alive. This book takes us even further into the lives of those now familiar characters, giving them new depth. Santino Vitale, a personal favorite of mine, returns and though he is still, an intimidating vampire hunter inspiring visions of serial-killer Michael Myers, ...more
Aimee
Jan 24, 2011 Aimee rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
How the mighty has fallen! I liked the twist to the story in this follow up in the Immortalis series. This kept me entertained all the way through the book. I think this should be a very interesting story for future books in this series and I'm interested to see what becomes of the Acta Sanctorum.

I didn't think I would, but I liked the fact that Alyssa feeds only on bad guys. I'm not usually fond of vampires killing their meals, but I found this worked for me. I found Alyssa's will to not harm
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Lyn Mckenzie
Nov 06, 2016 Lyn Mckenzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't think i could love this book anymore!!!! It was such an amazing read!!! Would give it more than 5* if i could, i love love love this series!!! The way that this was written just compels you to read more making this book such a page turner, it's one of those books that once you pick it up you don't want to put it down but then are gutted when it finishes because thats how good it is.

When i read the first book in this series i had no idea where the story would go and i definitely didn't th
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Promisary
Feb 10, 2017 Promisary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julia
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

Vampire stories have become so prevalent in today’s fiction that even readers outside the genre are aware of the trend. This preponderance of preternatural fantasy can make it more and more difficult to find a truly original spin on the vampire myth. Sparkles, soul mates, daywalkers, and boarding school... even though there are great examples of each of these tropes, sometimes it’s hard to find the good hidden amongst the derivative. HUNTER AND PREY st
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Natalie
Dec 18, 2011 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I am going to review this as a series instead of three separate books. Sometimes a vampire book can seem the same after reading so many, and lately I have had the pleasure of reading some wonderful vampire stories that have put an original twist to them. As with this series I am happy to say this series has that something different that I am always looking for in a great book.

Alyssa did not want to turn vampire, but, Lysander, a loner vamp turns Alyssa into a vampire in order to say her life, s
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Amanda Chalifoux
Jul 05, 2012 Amanda Chalifoux rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who likes vampire romance
Shelves: giveaway-books
I have to say Hunters & Prey Book 2 in the immortals Series is one of the greatest vampire love stories I have read in a long time. It is actually up there with the Twilight Saga! I won this as a free book on goodreads.com from the author.


This book is about a women named Alyssa who had a rough last day of her old life; she was beat to within a inch of her life and was almost raped until her now lover/maker Lysander saved her and changed her into a vampire. She is still trying to cope. The d
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L.A.
Jan 13, 2011 L.A. rated it really liked it
This Book was posted first on The Romance Reviews

In the vampire realm, humans are considered food, so what happens when the former best friend of a vampire, is the one that saves her from death? In this second installment, IMMORTALS: HUNTERS AND PREY, Katie Salidas turns the table on the very belief system of her vampire clan. Has she just signed a death warrant for her best friend? The real problem is, can she save her friend from her own blood lust? This is a well-written and gritty vampire ta
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Sapphyria
Nov 23, 2011 Sapphyria rated it it was amazing
Alyssa felt, deep down inside, that her biggest enemy, Santino, didn't perish in the showdown in Las Vegas. He haunts her dreams causing horrible daymares. When she's out feeding and he appears in the shadows, her daymares become a reality. Her flee to safety lands her in Copioh, the cafe she frequented as a human, and right back into Fallon's life; months after Alyssa's disappearance.

After divulging her whereabouts to her oh-so-very-human friend, Alyssa realizes not only the rookie mistake she
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Thedarkerhalf
Aug 26, 2013 Thedarkerhalf rated it really liked it
Welcome to round 2 of the Immortalis Series. Last week we took a look at Book 1 and with that said, I'd like to give you guys a disclaimer. I don't normally include spoilers but this is a series, so please I'm begging you read the books that come before. I don't want to spoil anything but I will be referencing back. Now that my little PSA is said and done let's get down to business! Hunters & Prey continues to follow the story of Alyssa and Lysander, their clan and the only friend Alyssa had ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
After the fierce battle with Kallisto and the Acta Sanctorum, newborn vampire Alyssa is trying to adjust to her life with Lysander and the P clan. She is haunted by dreams of Santino, the Saints most feared vampire hunter and is certain he is again on the hunt. Her fears play into her ambivelence about her need to feed and kill to survive and her struggle of acceptance.
When confronted by Santino while feeding, Alyssa seeks refuge at Cafe Copioh, where she runs into her best friend, Fallon. It's
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Kate
Jan 10, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Wow!...Intense! The strength of Alyssa’s control and the depth of her rage will reel you in!

Katie Salidas has done it again! In Hunters & Prey, book 2 of her Immortalis Series, Salidas has continued Alyssa’s adventures with an “insiders” look on the trials and tribulations of a newly turned vampire.

As we learned in book one of the series, Immortalis: Carpe Noctem, getting used to the ins and outs of being a newly turned vampire is most definitely not all “candy & glamour”. As with any dr
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Lillie
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Melissa Hayden
Jan 10, 2011 Melissa Hayden rated it really liked it
3.5 rating

Months since Carpe Noctem's end with the battle with Santino the head hunter for the Acta Sanctorum and miraculously Alyssa and Lysander walked away with their heads on their shoulders. Alyssa in sow plagued with day mares of Santino coming for her along with the haunting memory of how close she was to death at Santino's blade. Alyssa has the feeling these day mares mean something... that Santino is alive and stronger than the clan believes, but not one truly believes her. Alyssa gets
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Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Whilst definitely better than the first book, Alyssa's actions are the main reason for my low rating.

Alyssa is incredibly selfish and stubborn, believing she is right and the 2000 year old vampires are always wrong. She doesn't listen, she doesn't care about her own safety until her life's flashing before her eyes. She involves others, namely her best friend Fallon from her former, human life despite knowing there would be serious consequences from being warned enough times to never reveal who s
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Celeste
I’m not sure why I’m continuing on with this series, except perhaps I’m just stubborn like that. I dislike the characters, their reactions make no sense to me and I find them completely unrelatable.
If I had to describe Alyssa, I would say she’s whiny, annoying, naïve, idiotic and spineless. She rushes into situations without care or thought, so maybe I should add dumb to the list. She also is a complete know it all without actually knowing anything. Case in point she thinks she knows better tha
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Chantal Boudreau
Feb 15, 2011 Chantal Boudreau rated it really liked it
I picked up the Kindle version of this book because I often write pretty heavy stories, and when I do make the time to read, I need something light and fun to lift my spirits. I wasn’t disappointed. I think Ms. Salidas aims for dark, sensuous and brooding, but the storyline is too playful for that (although it is quite sexy in places), and her main character is too naive and airy. That’s part of its appeal, however, and why it makes for a quick, easy read.

I’ll try to avoid any real spoilers, but
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Lissette
Oct 20, 2011 Lissette rated it really liked it
Alyssa has slowly learned to come to terms with the fact that she is now an immortal. Lysander has taught her that she can't reveal herself to others. That she mustn't let on to her friends and family that she still lives - to some extent, anyway. Yet part of her cannot deny that she yearns to co-exist within the human world.

As Lysander continues to instruct her on the do's and dont's of the vampiric world, she comes to accept the changes that have been wrought upon her and is determined to blen
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Linda
Dec 17, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Big Al's Books and Pals review blog on December 7, 2012


Hunters and Prey is book two in the series. ‘Rule number one: humans and vampires don't co-exist. One is the hunter and one is the prey. Simple, right? Not for newly-turned vampire Alyssa.’

Alyssa finds she’s done more than just broken vampire law reconnecting with her human best friend, Fallon. In a surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum's most fearsome hunter, Alyssa and Fallon b
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Gary
Jul 05, 2012 Gary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, booked
Hunters & Prey (Immortalis 2) in this book Alyssa is more comfortable with being a vampire. I actually like that drama of this story. Everything was black and white but it wasn’t. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. This was the underlining truth of this novel.

Katie Salidas found her voice and the story seemed to flow better than in the last one. We the introduction of a character that only had a brief appearance in the first novel, it allows Alyssa to take stock of her life as a vampire. It
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Stephanie  G
After the battle that almost left her lover Lysander dead, Alyssa has been having recurring nightmares about the evil vampire hunter, turned vampire; Santino. She knew he was alive and hunting them despite Lysander’s protest to the contrary.

Her fears become a reality when she is face to face with him wail out feeding. Running to the only place that has ever felt safe Alyssa goes back to her old mortal hang out, only to run into the best friend Fallon whom she left behind when she was turned.

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