I’ve been very lucky that my day job has let me visit Mexico on a number of occasions. I’ve been to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Tequila. Fascinating places, great food and good-hearted people.
I’ve been fascinated by the Aztecs and the Maya since I read The Conquest of Mexico and Peru as a kid. It’s no wonder that I decided to set two of my books in Mexico: Aztec Gold and The Fifth Kingdom. The Fifth Kingdom in particular is one of my favorite books and it features the Sun Stone, a symbol of Mexico, in the story. That’s the Sun Stone in the bottom left of this photo! It was truly a pleasure to share with you how the Aztecs lived and their culture, as well as their gods and goddesses.
P.S. – My fascination with the Maya was in large part responsible for inspiring the Sin Hunters and the special powers that you first see in THE LOST.
Welcome back readers for the final part of our multi-stage mission to uncover the secrets of the Dangerous Passions box set! It’s little ol’ me going under the microscope with a little mad science to craft the perfect alpha in “Stronger than Sin”.
She can rebuild him, make him stronger than ever… but at what cost? @CaridadPineiro‘s “Stronger than Sin” Dangerous Passions http://bit.ly/DPAmzUS #DPBoxSet
Dr. Liliana Carrera almost lost her life to Wardwell scientists gone wild…
She doesn’t want to have any part of another science experiment involving human guinea pigs, but she also can’t ignore innocent victims, like her new patient Jesse Bradford. A former NFL superstar, Jesse was forced to undergo Wardwell’s experimental treatments when a genetic bone disease cuts short his promising football career. Now Jesse’s amazing body is like nothing Liliana has ever seen before, but the cure Jesse wanted has come at a very high price. His body is almost no longer human and the genes implanted by Wardwell create incredible strength, but also frightening rage. As a survivor of violence, that rage scares Liliana more than she wants to admit, especially when she finds herself attracted to Jesse.
Jesse Bradford would trade almost anything to return to the game he loves . . .
Anything except his family. When a black ops group threatens his family, Jesse has no choice but to go along with their plans and keep his secrets from Liliana. But it’s tough for Jesse to ignore her kindness and the way her gentle healing touch rocks him to his core. As passion awakens between them, the secrets Jesse is keeping will become ever more dangerous. Is the love growing between them strong enough to fight evil men intent on changing the face of humanity? Or will lies and mistrust break the fragile bonds and bring the risk of death?
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Jesse wasn’t in his bed when she walked into the room.
Closing the door and locking it behind her, she glanced around the large suite and noticed that he was out on the balcony that faced the beachfront.
Striding toward him, she stopped to put down the bag of take-out she had brought on a low coffee table in a sitting area near the windows and French doors leading to the balcony. She had dropped by her parents’ place again, received another helping of her mother’s soup and other goodies intended to help Jesse feel better.
While she wasn’t sure that there was any medical basis for thinking the food might assist, she knew that mentally it did her a world of good. It reminded her of her roots and the love her family had for her. Something Jesse seemed to have lacked, which saddened her.
Jesse, she thought, staring at his back as he stood facing the ocean. A strong wind was blowing westward, ruffling the shorter strands of his hair.
She hadn’t had a chance to tell him that she liked the change – the shorter hair and clean shaven face.
She wondered if had done it for her which caused a skitter in her midsection along with warmth farther below that he had cared enough to do it.
She had come to discover that about him. Despite all the tabloid gossip and bad boy antics, he cared about others. His sister. Mother. Possibly even the father that denied his existence.
Maybe even her.
She laid her hand over her fluttering midsection and walked to the French door. He seemed distant, a solitary figure looking almost lost against the vastness of the ocean before him.
Not wanting to intrude without welcome, she rapped on the glass door and waited for his reception.
He turned, his face grim and set in sharply chiseled lines. They relaxed somewhat as he saw her, grabbed the handle of the door and slid it open.
She stepped out onto the balcony and he closed the door behind them.
The wind increased the chill of a day that was quickly fading to night. Intense reds and purples painted the sky and the ocean had darkened to slate grey with the arrival of night.
“Cold,” she said and wrapped her arms around herself. Even though she still had on her winter jacket, the wind seeped beneath the wool, which made her wonder how he stood there in nothing but fleece sweats braving the wind. Once again staring out at the ocean. The white of the bandage at his temple a glaring contrast to his skin in the dim dusk.
“Aren’t you cold?” she asked and patted her arms to try and generate some heat.
He hunched his shoulders, shot her a half glance. “I wasn’t sure you’d come back.”
“I said I would. I needed to see how you’re doing.”
He gave another shrug, seemingly indifferent except she sensed undercurrents beneath. Dangerous ones.
“I’m here. I’m alive. Consider your obligation fulfilled.”
A self-defense mechanism? she wondered. Push her away –push what he was feeling away – in order to keep from being hurt?
Only as she had discovered after pouring her heart out to Carmen, it was no easy thing to keep him at bay. Somehow he had touched her. Infiltrated those areas she had thought safe.
Trying to shore up her defenses, she beckoned toward the bag of food on the table within. “I brought food. I thought you might be hungry.”
Some emotion finally cracked the stern lines of his face. A hint of a smile and glitter in eyes that had gone to slate grey. He took a long stride toward her, until barely inches separated them. Laying a hand at her waist, he bracketed her side with it, sending her insides quivering.
Jesse glanced down at her, sensing the tremor in her body.
She was as aware of him as he was of her. At his touch, her gaze had gone wide, revealing eyes that were nearly black with desire. When she moistened her lips, the last of his restraint disappeared.
He bent his head, whispered against her lips. “I’m hungry, but not for food.”
Then he closed the distance and kissed her.
Today we’ve got not one, but two video trailers for you!
It’s the perfect book for this set since the passion between sexy football player Jesse Bradford and Dr. Liliana Carrera is fraught with danger as Jesse and Liliana fight against the evil black ops group that is threatening their lives and that of Jesse’s sister.
Jesse and Liliana have to be one of my fav couples from all the books I’ve written. There is just something about their deep sense of honor and connection to family that made their relationship more powerful for me somehow.
I hope you thought so, too, if you’ve read the book. If you haven’t, here’s your chance to read it and 11, yes ELEVEN, other awesome stories in the DANGEROUS PASSIONS box set, only 99 cents for a limited time.
And now, a sexy little teaser with Jesse and Liliana.
I have a new #boxset being released today, but unfortunately it’s been caught up in the fight between my publisher and Amazon so we could really use your support for this set to make up for not being available for pre-order.
ALPHA IMMORTALS is a collection of tales about sexy bad boys! Here is a teaser for it:
They’re strong, seductive, and supernaturally sexy badboys. Now, in this special box set of seven sizzling novels, meet the hottest immortal beings in this world-or any other . . .
TEMPTED BY FATE by Kate Perry: Pursued by a relentless evil, Willow seeks help from San Francisco’s most dangerous detective.
FANGED & FABULOUS by Michelle Rowen: Made into a vampire by the worst blind date ever, Sarah now finds her sizzling-hot, fanged friend Quinn trying to turn her self-defense lessons into make-out sessions.
DARKNESS BOUND by Stella Cameron: A werewolf who fights his animal nature, Niles prowls the woods to stop an ancient evil-and to find the woman who stirs his primeval lust.
DARK AWAKENING by Kendra Leigh Castle: Shapeshifting vampire Tynan is ordered to find a human Seer with the power to secure victory for his clan. But when he has Lily in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he’s never known.
RENEGADE by Nancy Northcott: Top sheriff Valeria must hunt down Griffin, a traitor trained in dark magic. But when the fugitive mage suddenly risks his life to save the beautiful cop, both will find themselves running for their lives.
THE LOST by Caridad Piñeiro: When paranormal enemies hunt Adam for his lethal gifts, he must escape with Bobbie, a sexy woman who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined.
SEX & THE IMMORTAL BAD BOY by Stephanie Rowe: Cursed by Satan, Paige will lose her soul unless she can convince shadow warrior Jed to sneak her past the pearly gates.
I’m having a lot of fun participating in the box sets with my author friends. It really gives us a chance to hang out together and to bring you all lots of stories to read at a really special price.
Our gift to you guys for being so awesome! Speaking of awesome, THANK YOU 🙂 for participating in yesterday’s contest. It seems like Mick was the winner, so Ryder is going to have to go home and work out some more for you!
The winner of the giveaway is Colleen!!! Yeah, Colleen! E-mail me and let me know what format you need for the e-book.
Now back to the box sets! SINS OF THE FLESH is in the Tall, Dark and Paranormal box set.
Some of you may know that The Calling is Reborn is a series of my heart and that Diana and Ryder are some of my all time favorite characters. I have so loved exploring how their relationship has developed since the first book was released and I look forward to many many more books with them and with the other characters from the series!
We’re going to do something different today! We’re going to have a Hero War on the blog and for a chance to win an e-copy of JUST ONE NIGHT, leave a comment with who you think is the sexiest hero.
On the left we have Mick Carrera, ex-Army Ranger from SINS OF THE FLESH (available as part of the Tall, Dark and Paranormal Box Set). Mick is a mercenary, but beneath that hard exterior is a caring and honorable man.
On the right we have Ryder Latimer, sexy Southern Vampire from The Calling is Reborn Vampire Novel series and VAMPIRE REBORN (available as part of the Seductive Supernaturals Box Set). Ryder was a loner until kick-ass heroine Diana Reyes showed up on his door step. Beneath the distant vampire is a man who yearns to love.
It’s bright and early this Saturday morning. I’m trying to catch the last few days of working out on my balcony with the sun warming me! I hope your Saturday is off to a nice start as well and to help you get it going this a.m. I’ve got another excerpt from SINS OF THE FLESH, my contribution to the #boxset!
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Caterina woke him with the gentle whisper of her lips against his. Invited him to join with her.
“Are you sure?” Mick asked, his voice husky from sleep.
That he asked confirmed to her just how different a man he was from her father who would have never sought to seek another’s permission for anything.
“I’m sure,” she replied and so that there would be no doubt about it, she grabbed the hem of the t-shirt he wore and made short work of pulling it off his body.
She pressed against him, warm skin against skin. The hard tips of her breasts brushing his smooth chest as they kissed over and over.
Beside the soft flatness of her belly, his erection jerked to life and hardened.
Laying her hand over him, she caressed the shape of him beneath the denim and he groaned into her mouth, reached down, and undid his jeans.
The hard length of him sprang forward and she encircled him with one hand, stroking him. Urging him onward as he cupped her breasts and teased her nipples with his hands, drawing a pleased sigh from her.
“Make love to me,” he said and sat up against the headboard. He urged her over him with the gentle grasp of his hips and she needed no further invitation.
She held onto Mick’s shoulders and sank down onto him, gasping as the length and width of him filled her. As the comfort of his arms surrounded her and drew her near until she was tight against his chest.
She couldn’t move, overwhelmed as she was by the sense of unity in his arms. Desire growing with her possession of him along with something else. Something she could no longer deny.
“When I’m with you . . . it’s like my soul is filled with music,” she said as he cradled her face in his hands and tenderly brushed his lips across hers before moving them to her cheeks and then to her forehead.
“It’s special for me, too,” he whispered, the words so soft she thought she might have imagined them until she met his gaze and it confirmed his sentiment.
“Very special,” she responded, earning a smile from him which she kissed, memorizing the feel of it against her lips as a talisman for what would be the hard days to come.
He returned the kiss and then she moved on him, offering herself up to him. Accepting what he offered in return.
As she slowly rocked on him, he bent forward and suckled her breasts, alternating between them while holding them in his hands.
Teasing the sensitive tips with his lips and hands, each little tug traveling down to her center to heighten the pleasure growing in her body.
“Touch me down there, Mick. Please, touch me,” she said, needing him in every possible way.
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