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Monday, April 22, 2013

Sheep Interview: Caridad Pineiro + giveaway

Today we have multi-genre author Caridad Pineiro! I had a brain fart and questioned her about her new Reborn series, which has nothing to do with this tour! She has two novellas that just released in the last few months. You can read the blurbs at the end of the interview. 

Sharon: Hello Caridad and welcome to I Smell Sheep. Katie likes to do something special for author’s who write about vampires… so I am going to go ahead and apologize for whatever she has planned.
*Katie sashays in* 
Sharon: psst… Katie. She’s a lawyer… just saying 

*Katie drops bag and kicks it back into the dungeon* 
Katie: nothing to see here folks! As you were… 

Sharon: You are revisiting your vampire series The Calling with a new book, Born to Serve, that will feature Diana and Ryder who were introduced in the first Calling book Darkness Calls. I guess the first question is why did you decide to jump back into this series? 

Caridad: This is a series of my heart and I think that everyone knew – and I mean my editor, fans and me – that Diana and Ryder’s story was not over in Death Calls. There was just so much more for them to do so they could have a real happily-ever-after. When they opportunity presented itself for me to do the rest of their story, I jumped at it. You’ll be seeing a lot of Diana and Ryder, as well as other favorites, when the series is Reborn

Sharon: Would you tell us a little bit about The Calling series and the new books you have coming out this year and about the future of the series? Will there be more?
Caridad: The Calling began in 2004 with Darkness Calls and the stories in the series are a blend of paranormal and suspense. Sometimes the suspense story line is primarily about a vampire issue, but I also mix in more traditional suspense stories. When the series returns as The Reborn vampire novel series, you’ll see familiar characters and also a story arc over three books with Diana and Ryder. Each of the books will have secondary suspense story line. Even though you will see familiar characters, each of the stories will stand alone, so you don’t need to worry about reading the earlier books, but I think it’s fun to see how all the characters have come together to form a paranormal Scooby Gang. 

Katie: You must know a few single vamps… you wouldn’t happen to have any names and numbers?

Caridad: LOL! E-mail me and I’ll share some with you. There are a few of them, like Foley, who need some loving. Also some sexy shifters, like firefighter Rafe who you will meet in Born to Love, the second book in the new series

*Sharon scribbles down Rafe on things to "do" list*

Katie: You have written about other paranormals. Would you say the vampire holds a special place in your heart?
Caridad: I have written shifters, energy gatherers and all kinds of other paranormals, but there is just something so compelling about the kinds of lives that vampires must live. I always think about how you handle everything changing around you while you don’t and of course, how you deal with losing those you love when they die and you don’t. It just lends itself to some really fascinating characters. 

Sharon: If you could have any piece of art in the world for your home what would it be?
Caridad: Great question! I love Impressionists, so I think a Monet of flowers or a garden. Lots of bright colors blending together. 
look at the pretty brought to you by Caridad
Katie: Who is your favorite movie vampire?
Caridad: Selene from Underworld is so totally my favorite. I love how she kicks butt. 
Sharon: she is my favorite too!

Sharon: Do you have a favorite lawyer joke?
Caridad: LOL! Only one? There are just so many it’s tough to think of one. How do you know a lawyer’s lying? His lips are moving. What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start. . . 

I could keep on going, but seriously, I love what I do because it’s fun and because it’s about building and protecting people and their property. I do Intellectual Property which is an area of law involving copyrights, trademarks and patents. Lots of fun. Seriously. (And no I’m not lying!)

Katie: Did you have posters on your wall as a kid? What were they?
Caridad: OMG, did I? Even now I have an office covered with Buffy posters and memorabilia. 

Rapid Fire
Katie: Coke or Pepsi?
Caridad: Dr. Pepper. 
Sharon: unfortunately that is a win for Katie... 

Sharon: Youth or wisdom?
Caridad: Wisdom. 

Katie: Moonlight or sunlight
Caridad: Sunlight. 

Sharon: Mountain cabin or beach house
Caridad: Totally the beach house!!! I’m a Pisces. 

Katie: Sexy highlander or sexy ninja
Caridad: Oooh. Tough one. Highlander. 
Sharon: you could have said a sexy highlander ninja. No! Really he exists and his name is Dale Seago

Sharon: Real Tennis or Wii Tennis?
Caridad: Real tennis. 

Katie: “I’ll fix it!” or “Call a handyman!”
Caridad: I’ll fix it. I love to work with hands. 

Sharon: Yogi Bear or Huckleberry Hound?
Caridad: Yogi Bear. ‘Cause I’m kind of like Boo Boo. 

Katie: Hokey Pokey or Chicken Dance?
Caridad: Chicken Dance. 

Sharon: rock concert or symphony?
Caridad: Rock concert. 

Katie: Before we give you a tour of the dungeon, would you like to tell our readers anything else?
Caridad: I love to hear from readers! I’ve made some fabulous friends online and whenever I can, I try to meet them face-to-face if I’m visiting to where they live.

The Shifter's Kiss
Erotic paranormal romance novella
March 2013
Harlequin Nocturne Cravings 

After almost losing his life in the line of duty, firefighter Victor Edwards turned to his true passion: the ocean, the one place he feels at peace. By day, he studies a magnificent shark. By night he is haunted by erotic dreams of a beautiful woman, filled with a longing he can’t understand.

Nali is almost the last of her kind. She knows it’s dangerous to swim so close to shore, but she is drawn to the scarred man watching her and craves his touch on her human form. She can’t help revealing herself to help Victor when he’s injured—and offering herself to him for one week of pleasure. For she only has a few days before she must return to the sea… 

Available Now: 

Ghost of a Chance
A paranormal romance novella
December 2012 

True crime writer Tracy Gomez is unsure of what to make of the unusual invitation from New York City attorney Peter Angelo: A one million dollar prize to anyone who can solve the mystery of three deaths which had occurred nearly eighty years earlier. Tracy desperately needs the money to fix up the old inn she’s just inherited and solving the crime will also provide welcome publicity to help her sagging writing career. But accepting the invitation brings unexpected challenges, like spectral help during a séance and Tracy’s attraction to the sexy attorney monitoring the contest. Does Tracy only have a ghost of a chance to discover the secrets of the past or can she win a prize far better than a million dollars? 
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Piñeiro 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 over thirty-five published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.
some of what Caridad has to offer 

Caridad Piñeiro's DOUBLE TROUBLE 
Blog Tour Schedule 
04/01 - Book Monster & LITERAL ADDICTION 
04/02 - All The Fun Starts After Dark 
04/03 - United by Books 
04/04 - Musings From An Addicted Reader 
04/05 - Reading Between The Wines 
04/06 - Scenes From A Chaotic Mind 
04/07 - The Jeep Diva 
04/08 - Coffee & A Book Anytime 
04/09 - Books A La Mode 
04/10 - Alexx Mom Cat's Gateway 
04/11 - Books-N-Kisses 
04/12 - Pimpin Reads 
04/13 - Riverina Romantics 
04/14 - Under The Covers 
04/15 - Froggarita's Bookcase 
04/16 - Wicked Readings 
04/17 - Mad Hatter Reads 
04/18 - Book Lovin' Mamas 
04/19 - The Reading Café 
04/20 - GraveTells 
04/22 - I Smell Sheep 
04/23 - Bookin' It Reviews 
04/24 - My Reading Obsession 
04/25 - Beach Bum Reads 
04/26 - Cocktails and Books 04/27 - Night Owl Reviews

Tour Wide Giveaway
Grand Prize: $25 GC, t-shirt, tote bag & copy of backlist book. 
Runner-Up: a T-shirt and a copy of a backlist book 

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. It was so much fun! I appreciate you letting me come by and visit.

  2. :::waving like mad::: Hello, Caridad!
    I always enjoy reading about you. Love your answers to the questions. However 'tough one' my butt! Highlanders, Baby! lol!

    Mel K.
    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

  3. I have a thing for bags - PICK ME!!

  4. LOL, guys! MelJ you are too funny! I appreciate you all coming by! If you both e-mail me, I'll send tote bags!