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 through high school, college and law school. In 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released and over a decade later, Caridad is the author of thirty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista. For more information, please visit www.caridad.com.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink? Mimosa and yes, definitely old enough to drink.
We’re also taking pictures with Santa, did you bring a gift for him? (Maybe a new release or a pretty book cover…) I definitely brought a gift for him – a great new book cover!
Rey Peralta has been sent to persuade Paola Lopes to return to Brazil and take up her place as Priestess of the Guardians, protectors of the sacred realm hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. He knows Paola is the one they need to ensure their survival—but he doesn’ t expect the instant blast of desire that sparks between them. Her beauty and power call to him, enticing him to merge with her physically and spiritually; a desire that only increases when they give in to their passion and make love. Can he convince Paola to accept her destiny and stay with her people—and by his side?
Please enter. Drinks are served by the elves in the corner.
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Definitely Christmas! I love having family and friends over on Christmas Eve and spending time with them.
Did you ask Santa for anything good?
I asked Santa for free time so that I could get some writing done.
What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays?
My favorite place is home with my family and friends.
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
My favorite memory is one of coming down and finding that my sister and I finally had new bikes! It had snowed, but only an inch or so. It wasn’t enough to stop us from rushing out with our new bikes and taking them for a spin.
Do you have personal resolutions for the New Years? Anything interesting?
First resolution is to lose weight. Second is to finish the first book in the new REBORN series (the relaunch of THE CALLING Vampire Novels featuring Diana Reyes and Ryder Latimer).
Why do you write romance?
I love the happily-ever-after. I definitely believe that with love all things are possible and I want to show that in my stories.
How long have you been writing for? And how would you describe your publication journey?
I wrote my first book in the fifth grade but didn’t really set out to get published until after my daughter was born. I wanted to show her that you should always keep reaching for your dreams and I’m glad that I was able to finally to get my dream fulfilled. As for the journey, I started by taking an adult class to improve my writing and then finishing a book that I started sending around. It took about six years, but I finally sold a book to Kensington Publishing.
Are you a plotter or pantser? What is your routine?
I’m an in-betweener. I do lay out the major aspects of the story (beginning, climax and end) and then start writing.
What characteristics do all your heroes/heroines have in all your stories?
My heroes are all honorable men who respect the heroines and treat them as partners. My women are all strong and empowered women who stand as equals to their men.
What writing resources do you abide by as a writer?
The Hero’s Journey and for dialogue, You Just Don’t Understand by Deborah Tannen.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Never give up. The publishing industry is tough even after you get published, but you can’t let it get you down.
What are you working on right now?
I am working on the relaunch of THE CALLING Vampire novels as THE REBORN (coming from Entangled Publishing in 2013) and also another 5 erotic paranormal romance novellas for Nocturne Cravings.
What news would you like to share with your readers?
I love hearing from readers and look forward to getting to know you! Look for my new Nocturne Cravings novellas in 2012 as well as more novels in THE CALLING and THE REBORN vampire novels. Finally, the SIN HUNTER series continues with THE CLAIMED in May 2012. I think you will love this story which really develops the Hunter mythology and is action-packed and romantic.
Where can readers find you?
- Twitter: @caridadpineiro
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/caridad.author
- Website: www.caridad.com and www.thecallingvampirenovels.com
List other books you have out:
THE LOST, August 2011
A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS, October 2011
NOCTURNAL WHISPERS, February 2012
Thank you so much for joining us at Romance Author Hotspot!
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