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#ThrowbackThursday A Visit to Sunnydale High School

For those of you who watched the show, you’ll recognize that facade immediately. For others, a little background. I was flipping through the channels one day when I caught this amazingly sensual scene between a young blonde girl and a very hunky guy. Buffy and Angel. I flipped away, but then had to go back and watch. That was it! I was hooked! I went back and caught up with every show I had missed and faithfully followed Buffy the Vampire Slayer for all the remaining seasons. To this day it is my favorite show of all time and as a writer, I learned a lot about dialogue, character-building and pushing boundaries.

To honor my love of the show, I convinced my family to take a trip with me to Torrance High School, the real life location of the fictional Sunnydale High School where the shot was set in the early seasons. You’ll notice that to make it truly official, I wore my Sunnydale High School t-shirt! And in case you haven’t guess it by now, I am truly a nerd at heart. (I was also a lot blonder and thinner in case you didn’t notice! LOL)

When Herald Angels Sing

When Herald Angels SingIt’s Wicked Wednesday and that means it’s time for an excerpt! I’m teasing you today with a little bit from When Herald Angels Sing which is my contribution to the upcoming A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS anthology.

The topic of mixing vampires and Christmas has always been fun and demanding. When I first wrote FATE CALLS from the first HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE anthology, I wanted to create a sexy and edgy story, but still provide the uplifting spirit that I feel during Christmas. That sense of family, hope, love and sharing that is so important to me for the holiday. It was a tough task, but I loved the result, much as I hope you will love When Herald Angels Sing. For this novella, I reached out to one of my favorite Christmas movies, A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, and did a little twist on the classic Dickens tale.

In When Herald Angels Sing, a guardian angel is sent back to try and protect the soul of a troubled vampire. There is a battle going on between the Archangel Rafael and the devil who both want former sea captain Damian Winters for their side. I won’t say more and instead will invite you to check out this excerpt from When Herald Angels Sing.

If you can’t see the excerpt below, you can click here or cut and paste this link into your browser:
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/66659446?access_key=key-2a37dxp1452b08xa1zez

When Herald Angels Sing from A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS

Party, Interview & Giveaway!

WHERE DEMONS FEAR TO TREADDon’t forget that tonight’s live video event and giveaway with Stephanie Chong who will be chatting with me about the sexy paranormal heroes and unique concept in her upcoming release, WHERE DEMONS FEAR TO TREAD. The live event will be tonight, August 24 at 9 pm EST. You can click here to join the live event or use this link: http://t.wbx.me/f8qgs.

Today we’re also having a birthday giveaway at Bad Ass Books! Happy birthday, Erika! To read more about my unusual birthday and Erika’s as well as have a chance to win STRONGER THAN SIN, THE LOST beaded bookmark and other swag, just click here or go to this link:
http://badassbookreviews.com/2011/08/24/bbb-author-caridad-pineiro-giveaway/

Subway Takes a Wrong Turn?

Imagine waking up to this outside your door!

LOL! April Fool! This is actually a staged shot done for April Fool’s Day in Copenhagen, a most beautiful city. Apparently Gevalia coffee does a series of ads where their name pops up on various vehicles. Kind of funny!

Thanks to Lars Andersen@wikipedia.com for releasing this into the public domain.

On a more serious note: NO SNOW! At least not in NYC and my neck of the NJ Woods. It’s even a little warmer, maybe a sign that Spring will finally arrive. Maybe. Hopefully. Please, please, please come soon!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. As for me, I’m working on new holiday vampire novella for Harlequin. I’ve got it almost there, but am tweaking some parts to make certain elements clearer. It’s a radical departure for me in the vampire world, I think. Very different from THE CALLING vampire novels. More similar to MORE THAN A MISSION in terms of style, sexiness and emotion. Here’s hoping my editor likes it.

Thursday 13, Guest Blogs and Special Pricing!

Welcome to today’s Thursday 13 – My Favorite Fiction Couples! But first some news:

Come visit with me today at two of my fabulous friends: The Romance Bandits‎ and Author Kelly Moran. I’ve got some giveaways going on at both of those spots today.

Also some great news. There is special pricing for SINS OF THE FLESH. You can pick up the e-book version for only 1.99. Just follow the links below and if you’d like to help out, please cut and paste this phrase and tweet it/share it!

1.99 Special Pricing for SINS OF THE FLESH e-book PLZ RT Kindle:http://ht.ly/3457p Nook: http://ht.ly/345ab

And now for my Thursday Thirteen of favorite fictional couples!

1. Eve and Roarke from the J.D. Robb IN DEATH series.

2. Dave and Maddie from the Moonlighting television series

3. Shanna and Ruark from SHANNA by Kathleen Woodiwiss

4. Buffy and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

5. Aislinn and Wulgar from WOLF AND THE DOVE by Kathleen Woodiwiss

6. Selene and Michael from the Underworld movies

7. Remington Steele and Laura Holt from the Remington Steele television series

8. Buffy and Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

9. Giles and Jenny from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10. Belle and the Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast animated feature

11. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler from GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

12. Lancelot and Guinevere from the legends of Arthur

13. Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane from the Superman Comic Book series

Hope you enjoyed today’s Thursday Thirteen. I welcome you to add any of your favorite fictional couples in the comments section.

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Guilty Pleasures Monday Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson photographed by Jerry Avenaim - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License. This morning’s Guilty Pleasure is for my friend Irene Peterson who suggested the boyishly cute Luke Wilson.

Luke has been in several movies and television shows. I first remember seeing Luke on The X-Files when he caught Agent Scully’s eye as a local sheriff. He caught my eye as well!

Look for Luke this year in a movie called TENURE. Also check out VACANCY with Luke and Kate Beckinsale. Quite a scary little movie!

What else is happening today? Be sure to drop by the CHASING HEROES blog as I discuss sexy Mick Carrera, the hero in SINS OF THE FLESH. Just click here to visit CHASING HEROES.

If you’re in the New York City area, drop by Lady Jane’s Salon tonight to meet me and hear me read from SINS OF THE FLESH. Here is the info for you:

    When: Mon, Nov 2, 2009 7:00 PM – Mon, Nov 2, 2009 9:00 PM
    Where: Madame X, 94 Houston Street, New York, NY 10012
    Lady Jane’s is an innovative salon for lovers of Romance. Proceeds benefit Share the Love (www.share-the-love.org) which reaches out to women in crisis/transition. For more information, call 212-539-0808 or visit www.madamex.com.