Friday, November 1, 2013

BTB-Caridad Pineiro To Love and Serve Author Spotlight & Giveaway!!

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the  BTB Caridad Pineiro To Love and Serve Author Spotlight and Giveaway!! So take a few minutes to look around and learn a little about Caridad and read an excerpt from her book, To Love and Serve. Caridad is also giving away One e-Book Copy of The Prince’s Gamble and One e-Book Copy of To Catch a Princess. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win!

Thank you for letting me share a little behind the scenes look at TO LOVE AND SERVE, my October release in THE REBORN vampire novel series (formerly THE CALLING series).
There are so many things that go into writing a novel, but one of the things that I love is choosing locations for the stories.
THE REBORN series is set in my all time favorite city, New York.
I love showing the flavors of the many different neighborhoods in the city as well as some of its more famous and more secret locations.
In TO LOVE AND SERVE readers will get to race through Central Park, an absolutely amazing area in the city. 778 acres of park lands are nestled in the heart of a bustling and extraordinary city. In all those acres there’s a zoo, castle, turtle pond, a reservoir, stage, softball fields, lake, skating rink, fountains, boathouse, and tunnels both above and below ground. AMAZING!
I’ve had the pleasure of doing a mini-marathon through the park as well as more leisurely strolls to check out all the sights. Here is a photo of the turtle pond in the park!

Here’s a shot of the fabulous Belvedere Castle courtesy of Stig

Beautiful places, but in the midst of all that, the possibility for danger when vampires and shifters roam through all these places.
In TO LOVE AND SERVE, FBI Agent Diana Reyes and her lover, vampire Ryder Latimer, will find themselves discovering lots of interesting areas beneath the park as they search for a rogue slayer and try to save their friends from certain death.
There are lots of other cool places in New York City that you’ll see in THE REBORN series and you’ll see many many more in future books in the series.
Thanks for coming by! Do you have a favorite place in New York City or in your own town? I’d love to hear from you about it.

Title: To Love and Serve
Author: Caridad Pineiro
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing-ignite imprint
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: October 28, 2013

Born to Love…

Five years ago, vampire Ryder Latimer stepped into the path of a bullet meant for FBI Agent Diana Reyes, at once saving her life and condemning her to death when his blood contaminates her open wounds. Now only an experimental treatment, transfusions, and allowing Ryder to sink his teeth into her when they make love keep her alive.

Born to Survive… 

Ryder has always known that no matter what they try, Diana can’t possibly survive what contact with his blood did to her. The reality for him is that no matter how much he loves her, he will lose her if he doesn’t turn her—a choice Diana may have put off for too long.

Born to Serve…

Even as her health continues to deteriorate and they battle with that difficult decision, Diana tracks a serial killer targeting their vampire friends. It’s a dangerous job, but she was born to it and, with Ryder’s help, she’ll serve and protect until the day she dies—or until a miracle turns their world upside down.

Ryder should have stayed at the Lair until closing time. Not that his staff needed him there to run the place smoothly. Until Diana had come into his life, he'd been at either his bar or his restaurant virtually every night...mainly because he had nothing else to do.

Maybe he should have gone to Diego's when he’d called wanting to speak to him in person about Council business.

But Ryder had wanted to be home instead.

That had been hours ago, and Diana was still in her office. He'd be damned if he let her avoid him again. They had to face what had happened. Because of all the places he could go, the only place he wanted to be was here with her.

Bolting from the bed, he dashed down the stairs, taking them two at a time. His feet barely touched the polished hardwood floors until he jerked to a halt in front of her door.

Still closed. He heard the rustle of papers behind it, but he was tired of waiting.

He flung the door open. She spun around with a shocked gasp, papers clutched to her chest.

Her surprise flipped to anger.

“Ever hear of knocking?” She skimmed her gaze up and down his naked body, and she arched a dark brow. “Or pants?”

He smiled, loving her brashness, experiencing a brief moment of pleasure because his nakedness brought a flush to pale cheeks and a glitter of life to those tired eyes. But the moment was spoiled by the shadows smudged beneath her eyes and the weary droop of her shoulders.

He sauntered toward her and only stopped when inches separated them.

Her hands fluttered nervously as she set aside the papers. Then she laced her fingers together, and raked her gaze along his body again. This close, it was impossible not to hear the skip in her heartbeat and smell her growing arousal. It stirred his desire. Passion had never been an issue between them, but there was something more important binding them together now.

“We need to talk,” he said.

Her gaze dipped down again to his growing erection before fixing on his face. “Seems to me you have more in mind than just talk.”

He cupped her cheek. “Were you really still working? Or are you just avoiding me?”

“I'm not avoiding you.” She snagged his hand off her face and gripped it tightly, as if afraid of his touch.

“I think you are.”

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Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word and in 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released. Over a decade later, Caridad is the author of more than thirty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.


                           Now for the giveaway!

Prince Alexander Ivanov is scrambling to save his reputation and his livelihood. One of the Russian Nights Casino’s hostesses has disappeared, and his business is suddenly under investigation by the FBI for associations with the mob and money laundering.

Special Agent Kathleen Martinez has no patience with rich, entitled aristocrats, especially one like Alexander Ivanov whom she believes is involved in the vicious human trafficking ring which she’d tried–and failed–to shut down two years earlier. With a second chance to bring him to justice, she goes undercover in the casino, but instead of facing the villain she expected, she finds herself battling a sizzling attraction to the man.

Now, forced to work together to trace the source of the illegal activities, the danger–and the passion between them–grows out of control, and they slowly begin to realize the biggest danger isn’t to the casino, it’s to their lives…and to their hearts.

Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century!

Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…

When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, Caridad.  I really love that castle. I really want to see it!.


  1. Lovely post Caridad - Thanks for sharing Julianne!!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Caridad. I'd love to visit that castle. It's gorgeous. There's just something about castles that grabs me. Congrats on your new release, To Love and Serve!

  3. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoyed the post. Central Park and the Castle are just absolutely amazing!