Amazon Awakening Release Party #Giveaway #Thursday13

AMAZON AWAKENING Erotic Paranormal RomanceIt’s here! Today’s the day for the release of my very first erotic paranormal romance, AMAZON AWAKENING, from Harlequin Nocturne Cravings.

So we’re having a party from now until midnight PST on December 7 when we are going to choose some winners for the release party giveaway.

But first, I’d thought I’d share with you 13 fun facts about the Amazon rainforest where AMAZON AWAKENING is set!

    1. The Amazon rainforest is made up of almost 2.5 million square miles (1.2 billion acres) of land .
    2. That represents nearly 54% of all of the rainforests in the world.
    3. That much unspoiled land is the reason why over 50% of the world’s species of plants, animals and insects reside in the Amazon rainforest.
    4. There are possibly dozens of tribes of natives in the Amazon that have never met anyone from the outside world.
    5. One in five of all of the world’s bird species live in the rainforest.
    6. The Amazon River and the surrounding rainforest are part of 9 South American countries: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guyana and Surinam.
    7. 20% of the world’s oxygen is derived from the rainforest.
    8. Nearly 25% of all drugs come from rainforest ingredients.
    9. 70% of drugs found to have anti-cancer properties come from the rainforest.
    10. The Amazon runs over 4000 miles from its start in the Peruvian Andes to when it empties into the Atlantic.
    11. Over half of the rainforest is located in Brazil.
    12. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world. The longest river is the Nile.
    13. There are 1800 species of butterflies in the rainforest.

The above is just the tip of the rainforest! LOL! I hope you can now understand why I would set AMAZON AWAKENING in such an unusual and exceptional place. Especially since the role of Rey and Paola is to be Guardians to a very sacred space – possibly even the Garden of Eden – deep in the heart of the Amazon.

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So let’s get to the giveaway! Here are the prizes:

Grand Prize: A SONY E-reader (or a $25 GC for those of you who already have e-readers) loaded with copies of AZTEC GOLD, THE FIFTH KINGDOM and ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.

2 Second chance prizes: THE LOST T-shirt and copy of A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS

So how do you get a chance to win the above prizes? Collect 10 points between now and midnight PST on December 7 by doing the following:

1 point: Tweet or share on Facebook, Tumbler, Google+ the following (only one per day- 5 points maximum):
AMAZON AWAKENING #Erotic #Paranormal Romance Caridad Pineiro

5 points: Send me a link to your review of AMAZON AWAKENING.

1 point: Stumble, Digg, Delicious or Reddit this website or this blog post.

1 point: Follow me on Twitter or at my Facebook Fan Page (one point for each)

1 point: Leave a comment on this blog post or any other blog post up until the end of the contest (one point for each- 5 points maximum).

1 point: Share the excerpt below on your website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Google+, etc. and send me a link to where it is on your site!

For now, here is a little teaser and excerpt for AMAZON AWAKENING.

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?


This excerpt contains mature subject matter so do not open unless you are at least 18.

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29 thoughts on “Amazon Awakening Release Party #Giveaway #Thursday13”

  1. I am looking forward to getting this book. I follow you and like you on Facebook but I don’t have a clue as to how to keep track of points so I’ll just keep posting here and hope for the best. Hugs.

  2. +1 Amazing excerpt I definitely need more! CONGRATS Caridad on the release!!!

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  3. congratulations on the new book, the cover is gorgeous and the excerpt was wonderful. i can hardly wait to read the rest of it. 🙂

    i am following on twitter and i posted it on twitter also( the link is below).
    i also “liked” you on facebook and posted on facebook too(link is below).
    i also “follow” on goggle+ under tammy ramey.
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  4. congrats on the new release. you are a new author for me and would love to win and read your book. I love the cover of this book and also the Vampire for Christmas book. I just ordered Rookie of the Year, but still has not showed up yet. Can’t wait to read it.
    Left comment +1
    shared on facebook +1
    Liked on facebook already.
    Thanks for the chance to win and will be back.

  5. Congratulations on your latest book release! I have added it to my must read list!

    Wishing you continued success!


  6. Congratulations on your new book coming out! I must confess that I have a hard time thinking of the Amazon as sexy after reading “The Lost City of Z.” It sounds dirty and scary and dangerous! I’m sure your book could change my mind about that, though. LOL Maybe it just depends on your traveling companions whether it’s sexy or scary.

  7. Love all the great Amazon facts! I was happy when this downloaded on my Kindle this morning! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Hello & congratulations on your release. Thank you for the interesting facts you provided I love to learn facts about various subjects but particularly in regards to science, nature & the environment…

    Michelle B. aka Koshkalady

  9. i cant beleive in 2 books that i missed ! i followed u since way before i go online 😉

  10. I think this will be a winner. It’s so interesting to learn more and more of what the rain forest is all about. We can only hope that man does not destroy it.

  11. Congrats on the new release! I think the Amazon would be a fascinating place to visit, though I could do without (most of) the jumbo-size insects and snakes.

  12. Well, I don’t know what it is but I can’t get the reviews in at the sites. I would however like to post it here.

    Amazon Awakening is a sultry tale of two guardians of a beautiful Adam & Eve type world. Paola Lopes does’nt know it at first, but Ray Peralta a fellow guardian is going to take her on a grand adventure of lust and exploration. This is definately a book you won’t want to miss. If you are a lover of romance and mysticism this is the book for you.—rachel

  13. Oh, folks, this story is probably Caridad’s hottest…ever. I’ve had a sneak peek…it’s as hot as the Amazon rainforest, for sure, if not hotter. Rey and Paola…wow!

  14. Congratulations on your book release day! I am having a hard time getting my review on b&n but hope to see it there soon. Great contest. Rachel

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