The first ever Olde City, New Blood Conference will be held in St. Augustine, Florida February 8th-10th. This conference is featuring some of the hottest paranormal and urban fantasy authors around today! If your a fan you definitely do not want to miss out on this conference!!
We are lucky to have so many brilliant and talented OCNB authors stopping by in the next eleven days! We are so thankful to them all for joining our party and can't wait to share their interviews and work with you all!
The first Olde City, New Blood Author to join us is the fabulous & very generous KISSED BY A VAMPIRE!!
Kissed by a Vampire by Caridad Piñeiro
The Calling Series
October 16, 2012
A vampire who has given up on love gets a second chance from a most unlikely mortal…
For two thousand years, vampire elder Stacia has roamed on her own, haunted by the betrayal that turned her into a creature of the night. Her nights looming empty and eternal, Stacia longs for love, but settles for quick bites and sinful pleasures in South Beach. Until she comes face-to-face with the unforgettable DEA agent she once brought back from the brink of death.
Alex Garcia knows that demons exist-the real kind, the kind that are kidnapping women and selling them into slavery. Finding those victims is his focus-not a beautiful seductress whose otherworldly abilities can’t possibly be real. But when Stacia summons all her powers to prove what she really is, Alex will summon all his to believe in the vampire’s kiss….
Kissed By a Vampire Paranormal Romance Excerpt
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I am looking forward to spending some time with a fabulous group of readers and authors and also getting to spend some time in the lovely St. Augustine, Florida. It’s been years since I’ve been there, but it such a beautiful place and I’m looking forward to seeing it again, especially with such marvelous company.
If you had a choice, what type of paranormal creature would you be and why?
That’s a tough choice, but I think I’d have to go with a were-cat of some kind. Maybe a sleek black jaguar. They seem so nimble and strong and have you ever watched a cat stretch? So jealous of all that flexibility.
What was your absolute favorite Halloween Costume as a child or adult?
My favorite was dressing up as Agent Scully from the X-Files. I even made an “Alien baby” using a candle of a green alien stuffed into a big plastic jug filled with orange Jello. The only problem was that it weighed a ton.
This is a Halloween Bash…so what is your greatest fear?
Believe it or not, I’m afraid of the dark so I am not a fan of places where there is little light and even fewer people.
The world has ended and you’re a lucky survivor! What book do you claim from your bookshelf that you’d rather not live without?
OMG, that’s like asking which child I’d want to survive. Do I have to pick just one? Really? I’d have to say THE WOLF AND THE DOVE by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It’s one keeper I’ve read over and over and over again.
In your opinion what book besides your own MUST be made into a movie?
LOL! NAKED IN DEATH by JD Robb.
What are the best and worst things about writing paranormal/urban fantasy?
The best thing is the flexibility of creating new worlds. The worst thing: Creating new worlds without bogging down the pacing and confusing the readers (or myself!).
If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?
I hope it would be “Giving.”
Please tell us about your latest or upcoming releases :)
My latest release was on October 16th and it was KISSED BY A VAMPIRE, another book in THE CALLING/REBORN vampire novel series.
In November I have a romantic suspense, THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE from Entangled Publishing.
In February 2013, THE CALLING is REBORN with Entangled starting with BORN TO SERVE which gives readers more in the FBI Agent Diana Reyes and Southern vampire Ryder Latimer story.
Are there any other conferences besides OCNB where your readers may find you?
I’ll be at Liberty States Fiction Writers in March. They have a fabulous readers’ track. Also look for me in Kansas City for the RT Book Reviews Convention.
Please tell us anything else you would like the readers to know :)
I love hearing from you guys, so please take a moment to drop me a line! It’s always nice to share some time with you and find out what’s happening with you.
Thank you for hosting me! I really appreciate it.
Caridad Piñeiro® is a multi-published and award-winning author whose love of the written word developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project – to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.
From the start, Caridad’s novels have received acclaim and have helped redefine the landscape of modern romance novels. In 1999, Caridad was published by Kensington as part of Encanto, the first line of bilingual Latino romance novels. In 2000, Caridad was one of the first Latino authors featured at the launch of BookExpo America’s Spanish Pavillion. In December 2006, Caridad helped Silhouette launch its successful Nocturne paranormal line with DEATH CALLS, one of the novels in the award-winning THE CALLING Vampire series. In addition, Caridad has appeared at BookExpo America on numerous occasions and has captained both the multicultural and vampire genre panels at the RT BookClub Conventions.
Caridad’s CHICAS novels, including her seventeenth release, SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN from Simon & Schuster’s Downtown Press, have garnered praise from both fellow authors and reviewers and are helping to make Latina fiction a vital part of the publishing mainstream.
In recognition of her work, Caridad has received various awards and honors. In 2007, a year marked by the debut of six novels from Harlequin and Pocket Books, Caridad received the Golden Apple Award Author of the Year Award from the New York City Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Other honors that Caridad has received include the selection of DANGER CALLS and DEATH CALLS as the Top Fantasy Books of 2005 and 2006 by CATALINA magazine, the Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award for Best Nocturne in 2006 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf award in 2001 for Best Short Contemporary. Her other titles have received a number of nominations, such as the Harlequin Readers Choice Awards and RIO Reviewers Choice Awards. Both DANGER CALLS and SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS have been book club selections.
Caridad’s eighteenth novel, MOON FEVER, a paranormal anthology with Maggie Shayne, Susan Sizemore and Lori Handeland, debuted in late September 2007 as #32 on the New York Times Extended Bestseller list and #123 on the USA TODAY Bestseller List. HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, a paranormal anthology with Maureen Child, made the BookScan Top 100 Adult Fiction list.
In 2009, Caridad will debut a new paranormal romantic suspense series with Grand Central Publishing. The first novel in the series, SINS OF THE FLESH, will be released in November 2009.
Caridad has appeared on Romance Novel Television, Fox Television’s Good Day New York Early Edition , New Jersey News’ Jersey’s Talking with Lee Leonard and WGN-TV’s Adelante Chicago. Articles featuring Caridad’s works have appeared in the New York Daily News, Catalina, RT BookClub, NJ Monthly, Star Ledger, Home Tribune News, Sun Sentinel, Variety Yahoo! Online News, Latina and the Waterbury Republican-American.
When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various topics related to writing and heads a writing group. Caridad is also an attorney, wife and mother.
Also about the Author: Caridad was born in Havana, Cuba, and settled in the New York Metropolitan area. She attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. Caridad earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University and became the first female partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, an intellectual property firm in midtown Manhattan.
Learn more about Caridad here... Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Steet Team
The First is....A Signed Copy of THE LOST The Lost by Caridad Piñeiro
Sin Hunters, Book 1
Grand Central Publishing
Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .
Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carerra wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle against paranormal enemies who hide in plain sight. She’s drawn to his strength of mind and body; he’s attracted to her courage and intoxicating energy. Their scorching passion can either transport them to the heights of ecstasy or-if Adam’s powers rage out of control-destroy them. But when an invisible brotherhood tightens its nets and someone Adam trusts betrays him, only a heartrending decision can save them.
The Lost Book Trailer
The Second Prize is...A Signed Copy of THE CLAIMED The Claimed by Caridad Piñeiro
Sin Hunters, Book 2
Grand Central Publishing
Victoria Johnson loves her life. She’s her own boss in a quaint beachside town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It’s Victoria’s duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden.
A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate . . . but as a Light Hunter, she’s his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don’t want peace-and they’ll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever . . .
The Claimed Book Trailer
The Third Prize is...
A KISSED BY A VAMPIRE T-SHIRT!!! What a cool prize!!
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Thank you all for joining our Halloween Bash!! We hope to see you tomorrow as we welcome OCNB Author Cynthia Eden to the party!