Friday, October 19, 2012

Kissed by a Vampire Blog Tour with Caridad Piñeiro

Kissed by a Vampire by Caridad Pineiro
October 16, 2012
Harlequin Nocturne

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….
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* Do you have any rituals you do before you sit down to write?   
I always get a big cup of coffee, extra light and extra sweet.  Then I turn on the television, plop onto the sofa, slip under my comforter and get to work.

*I know some Authors do not like to read reviews of their books. Where do you stand on this?

Reading reviews is both exciting and torture.  It’s nice to see what people like, but difficult when a story disappoints someone.  But bad reviews can be good in that it makes you consider a different opinion of your story.  I try to see if can take anything away from a bad (or good) review that will help me write a better story in the future.

* Do you have a crazy fan story?   
I really don’t.  I’ve been really lucky to meet so many of them and they’ve all been so kind and generous and lovely.

*Biggest pet peeve?   

People who are late.  I think it’s disrespectful to the person who is left waiting.

*Are you attending any Conventions in the coming year?   

I’ll be at the Olde City, New Blood in February, the Liberty States Fiction Writers in March, RT Book Lovers Convention and possibly the RWA National Conference.

*What are you working on now?  

 I am finishing up BORN TO LOVE, the second book in the revamped (Big Pun intended) THE CALLING/REBORN vampire series.  The first book in the new series, BORN TO SERVE, is the start of a new version of the series featuring FBI Agent Diana Reyes and old Southern vampire Ryder Latimer.  It’ll be out in February 2013.

*Do you ever get inspiration for a character from people you meet?  

 I’ve gotten inspiration for names from people.  Ryder was named after a waiter who served us a wonderful anniversary dinner.  I just met someone named Shea and I’m loving the idea of a hero with that name.  I’ve also named characters after family and friends, which is always fun.

*Out of your books do you have a favorite character or one that was really easy for you to write?   

FBI Agent Diana Reyes has to be one of my favorites, I guess because she’s doing something I really always wanted to do.  Plus, I can understand some of her insecurities as well as confidence because they mirror mine in some ways.

*What genre of books do you prefer to read in your down time?  

 I love reading romantic suspense in my down time.

* I know some of us here at All the Fun Starts After Dark are guilty of this so I gotta ask, Have you ever bought a book because of its cover?   

Of course.  There are some covers that just snare your attention and make it tough not to pick up the book.

Thanks so much to Caridad for taking the time out of her schedule to be here today! If you want more don't forget to stop at the other blog stops on the Kissed by a Vampire tour, links are below.

Kissed By A Vampire Blog Tour
10/06/12 - All Things Books
10/07/12 - Literal Addiction
10/08/12 - Books-n-Kisses
10/09/12 - United by Books
10/10/12 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind
10/11/12 - The Hispanic Reader
10/12/12 - Sizzling Hot Books
10/13/12 - Grave Tells
10/14/12 - The Jeep Diva
10/15/12 - The Reading Cafe
10/16/12 - Book Lovin' Mamas
10/17/12 - Riverina Romantics
10/18/12 - Romancing The Book
10/19/12 - All The Fun Starts After Dark
10/20/12 - Ramblings from this Chick
10/21/12 - Book Monster
Caridad will be giving away a paperback of THE CLAIMED along with some SWAG.
Contest is open to international readers as well.

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 . . .

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  1. Just dropping by to say thank you for taking the time to host me and do the interview. I really appreciate it.

    1. Thanks for being here! Can't wait to read Kissed by a Vampire.

  2. yes she is! Would love to win one of her books and give her a try. I have heard wonderful things about her books :) thanks for hosting

  3. Yes! I've heard a lot of her though

  4. No! I'm on her street team and LOVE her books. :-D

  5. I have read several of her books and have several more in my TBR pile. I enjoyed the interview very much! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. No. I love her books, I am fan :)
    Especially love The Calling/Reborn series!

  7. Caridad never disappoints you are always sure to be inspired when reading one of her books.

  8. She was until September when I met her at the Baltimore Book fair. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  9. No. I have read the Lost and loved it.

  10. no I have 3 of her books.and want this one two.

  11. Yes she is a new author to me and her book sounds awesome so I would love to read it.

  12. Good to know vampires can find love too!

  13. No, I'm very aware of Caridad. I have enjoyed a couple of her books and I'm looking forward to read Kissed By A Vampire and claimed. Thanks so much for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  14. Yes, because i have not read any of her books. hope i have a chance to win and read her book :)

  15. Yes, she was new author for me, but i see her book in Depository Book and i am intrique with her book. I add her book in my wishlist :)

  16. she is a new author to me and i'd like to read one of her books!

  17. No, she isn't a new author to me. I have read almost all her books, and am about to start " Kissed by A Vampire soon, so excited!!! =)

  18. Yes, she is a new author to me. I was drawn to giveaway because of the name, go figure!!!

  19. I've read Lost by Caridad, and thought it was great! The Claimed has been on my to-read list for awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway!


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