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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Author Guest Blog : Caridad Pineiro


Thank you Amberkatze for letting me drop by your blog!  I hope you’re feeling better and up to having some fun with me today!

I’m so excited about the release of FOR LOVE OR VENGEANCE since it helps relaunch THE CALLING vampire novel series as THE REBORN vampire novel series!  THE CALLING/REBORN is a series of my heart with characters that have become like family to me and so many readers.

Even though FOR LOVE OR VENGEANCE is part of a series, it does stand alone, although fans will like seeing some familiar faces in the story.

So what is THE REBORN series all about?  It’s a vampire romantic suspense series that mixes up human and paranormal mysteries so readers can have a change of pace.

In FOR LOVE OR VENGEANCE, it’s a human mystery as FBI Agents Helene Alexander and Miguel Sanchez chase after a crazed serial killer that the press have dubbed “The Broadway Butcher.”  Why?  Because he’s killing aspiring actors and actresses who are trying to make it on the Great White Way.

It’s especially important for Helene because she’s got a secret she can’t share with her sexy new partner:  She’s actually Nemesis the Goddess of Vengeance and she’s made a horrible pact with her father Zeus.  If she fails to exact vengeance, she risks not only her powers, but her life.

As hard as Miguel tries, he can’t understand Helene’s determination, but he also can’t battle his attraction to her.  She’s smart and beautiful, but as prickly as a porcupine.  Miguel wants to get past those prickly parts so he can understand Helene.

And so they can work better together to solve the serial killer case.  A human killer unlike in future books in THE REBORN that will bring you mysteries involving a rogue vampire slayer, shifters and a powerful Celtic vampire.

Like I said, I try to mix things up for you guys!

So what kinds of demons do you like in your suspense stories?  Humans?  Vampires?  Other demons?  I’d love to know!

About For Love or Vengeance

FBI Special Agent Helene Alexander is a goddess. An actual frickin’ goddess. And her mission is clear, see that justice is served at all times or her days as a goddess are numbered.

Helene’s new FBI partner defines good-looking, but Miguel Sanchez, wants nothing to do with her ends-justify-the-means attitude. He knows through experience the type of guilt her actions can bring and Miguel wants nothing to do with Helene’s careless ways. Even if she’s so damned hot she makes him burn with the need.

When the serial killer they’re tracking strikes again, Helene and Miguel are drawn into a case that will challenge their most fundamental beliefs about justice and vengeance. But it’s the passion between them that forces a goddess to choose: eternal life with all her powers…or death—to save the man she loves.

An Excerpt from 
For Love or Vengeance by Caridad Pineiro 

It was crazy. Certifiably so.



Helene and Miguel had made it to her Chelsea apartment in record time and now they stood in her living room, barely a hand’s breadth apart. Anticipation charged the air around them. She couldn’t remember ever wanting a man quite this much. The evening had been romantic, he was gorgeous, and her body was pulsing with need. She felt warm despite the slight chill of the air.

Miguel gently stroked his fingers over her hair and she almost felt the blast of heat from the contact. He smoothed the curls and laid his hand at the crook of her neck.

“So soft,” he murmured, brushing his fingertips over her skin.

She worried her lower lip, even as she savored his touch.

This was a dangerous step they were taking.

Dangerous both emotionally and physically.

“Are you sure?” he asked. He reached up with his thumb, soothed the spot on her lip that she had been biting.

She didn’t delude himself that the night would lead to anything more permanent. She almost wondered what had possessed her to make the invitation in the first place. No good could come of a relationship with her partner.

Then again, they weren’t talking about a relationship. They were two consenting adults doing what consenting adults did. She smiled. “I’m sure we’ll enjoy this. And no, I won’t regret it.”

Relief washed over his features, but it was tinged with apology, and she understood. He was a man for whom sleeping together was a prelude to something deeper. Something more profound. But for her, sex was just sex.

So she took the next logical step. Literally.

She closed the distance between them until her body was pressed to his and then combed through the strands of his hair. Dipped her hand down to cradle the back of his head and urge him forward, her gaze locked with his until that moment when their lips finally touched and desire dragged their eyes shut.

She was no stranger to his kiss, having experienced it the other day, but that didn’t make it any less enticing.
He was an amazing kisser. He moved his lips against hers, urged her to open her mouth with a slight tug of her lower lip with his teeth. That gentle nip pulled a shudder from her. And a stab of desire to feel his mouth elsewhere on her body.

Without breaking away from his kiss, she eased her hands beneath his suit jacket and slipped it off his shoulders. Did the same with his holster, which thudded against the wood floor. She undid the buttons on his shirt, parted it, and covered his chest with her hands.

“Princess, are you in a rush? Because I’m not,” he said against her lips, breaking away from the kiss.
“You’re not?” she asked, puzzled by his restraint.

He skimmed his large hands across her shoulders, down her arms and to her hands. Twining his fingers with hers, he said, “All good things take time.”

About Caridad Pineiro

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.


Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you so much for letting me visit with you!

donnas said...

All of the above.

Great excerpt. Cant wait to read the rest in the series.

Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you so much, Donna! I hope you enjoy the book.