Living in Southern California, I take many trips to lovely Las Vegas. After reading this book, I now know why I always hate going down by the Stratosphere. It's a freaking vampire hunting ground!!!
Katie Salidas takes us through Alyssa's awakening as a vampire. She never asked for her new immortal life, but she didn't want to die either. Alyssa must find a way to accept her new life and it's new restrictions while saying goodbye to what she had know the twenty five years before. It isn't always easy for Alyssa. Of course, her sire, Lysander, doesn't always help either. Her stubbornness and anger towards Lysander never results in Alyssa being in a good situation. Trouble seems to follow her everywhere!
Lysander is a two thousand + year old vampire who has been living a solitary life after abandoning his clan centuries before. He closed himself off to almost everything with the exception of his writings and a clan of nomad vampires. He at first feels guilt over having to turn Alyssa, since it was his prey that attacked her and left him with no other alternative to try and save her. But Alyssa stirs feelings in him that he's not felt in centuries and he doesn't always handle Alyssa is the best manor. What he often sees as protection, she sees as a prison and discovers the more he tries to reign her in, the more trouble she gets into.
Throw into the mix an ancient vampire scorned by Lysander and bent on revenge, vampire hunters blessed by the church suddenly showing up in Las Vegas and Alyssa somehow mixed up right in the middle and you have a very entertaining first addition to the Immortalis series.