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Are you a #Giveaway Winner?

Thanks to all who participated in my Birthday Bash and release party for NOCTURNAL WHISPERS  and THE VAMPIRE’S CONSORT!

The winner of a handmade memory box, copies of THE LOST, SINS OF THE FLESH and STRONGER THAN SIN, a LOST polo shirt, tote bag and other swag is:

MicheleAnn Oboyle


Congratulations, MicheleAnn!

I know a number of you were hoping to win the memory box, but don’t fret. I’ve made two others! You’ll have a chance to win one during the Brenda Novak Auction and starting on May 1 for the release party for THE CLAIMED.

Tuesday Wrap-up!

Today is one of those days where I just need to take a breath and catch up on all that’s been going on!

For starters, I’m hard at work on THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE, a romantic suspense novel for Entangled Publishing‘s DEAD SEXY line. If you liked MORE THAN A MISSION or SECRET AGENT REUNION, I think you will really enjoy this story about a Russian prince who owns a casino in Atlantic City and has to deal with the prickly FBI Agent sent to help him ferret out a money laundering scheme and find one of his missing employees.

THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE will be out in July 2013.

Also got the good news on the release dates for THE CALLING Vampire Novels that are being REBORN in 2013 with Entangled Publishing. Look for Diana and Ryder to return in a series of stories beginning in February 2013! The first story, BORN TO SERVE, explores where Diana and Ryder are after nearly four years in their complex relationship. BORN TO SERVE will also set the tone for the novels to come as Diana and Ryder deal with Diana’s declining health and the possibility that death may call for her soon.

The second novel, BORN TO LOVE, will be out in May 2013 and will feature Diana’s ex-partner, David Harris, and Diana’s best friend, Maggie Gonzalez. I know so many of you have been asking about David and Maggie and you will finally get to see their story wrapped up in the longer story arc of what’s happening with Diana and Ryder.

The third story, BORN TO DIE, will feature Michaela and Jesus (Jay) from HONOR CALLS. I absolutely loved the combination of the very kick-ass, break-the-rules Michaela finally meeting her match with the very by-the-book FBI Director.

SO EXCITED GUYS! THE CALLING/THE REBORN Vampire novels are a series of my heart and I am sooo sooo happy to be able to continue this series.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. Just wanted to keep you posted on what’s in the works that’s new. For those of you who’ve gotten the newsletter, you know we’ve got another party coming up in March to celebrate a bunch of things. One of the grand prizes will be this memory box I made. It’s made with some shells and other items I found along the shore along with beads and other items.

The photos inside and out were ones I snapped off doing research for the SIN HUNTER series. The memory box took quite a few days to make and I hope you’ll like it as a giveaway. I’ve also donated one along with other goodies for the Brenda Novak auction.

That’s what friends are for. . .

It is with a heavy heart that I come to you today. The romance community has received news that my friend and fellow author, Leslie Esdaile (“L.A. Banks”), is gravely ill. She is facing an uphill battle in her struggle with serious illness. Please know that as Leslie needs all of her energy in this fight, she is absolutely not able to receive visitors, answer emails, texts or phone calls, or receive flowers.

While your prayers and thoughts are most welcome and needed, a special support website.has been set up in order to help Leslie with the mounting medical expenses facing her and her family.

In addition, as we do one of our own needs help, there are several auctions running to help raise funds for Leslie’s mounting hospital costs. I am participating in one of these at www.labanksauction.org.

    * Share Your Heart Auction for Leslie On Ebay
    *June 21-July 1, 2011
    *Bids begin at : 9 AM EST (6/21)
    *Auctions end: 9 PM (7/1)
    *you must register with Ebay to place bids for the auction (if you are not registered)

Thank you all for taking the time to read this. If you’d like to send Leslie any notes, you can do so at the guest book at the Leslie Esdale Fund website.

Please feel free to share this information with others.

Paying It Forward

I’ve been blessed many times in my life and for that reason, I believe in paying it forward. Whether it’s by helping other writers through the Liberty States Fiction Writers or participating in various charitable events, I think it’s the right thing to do.

That’s why I never hesitate to contribute to the Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research. This wonderful annual auction has raised over 1 million dollars to date and I hope they set a new record this year.

If you’d like to help Brenda meet that goal, check out the auction by clicking here! Here’s a list of the items I’m contributing to the auction:

SONY PRS300SC Reader Pocket Edition LOADED w/Books: Sony PRS300SC Reader Pocket Edition (silver) loaded with a collection of all the books in THE CALLING Vampire Novels in addition to the AZTEC GOLD, SINS OF THE FLESH and STRONGER THAN SIN e-books. The prize also includes a STRONGER THAN SIN tote bag, AZTEC GOLD T-shirt, Caridad.com re-usable grocery bag and a copy of the ARC for THE LOST (August 2011).

One-Hour Consultation: One hour consultation on any topic of your choice, whether a read and critique of your 30 pages from your work, review of your website with suggestions, recommendations on your marketing plan in addition to a guest visit on her blog and author interview which will be distributed to various news and article web sites.

Autographed CHICAS Collection: The winner of this bid will receive an autographed CHICAS collection of the three books in the series, namely, FRIDAY NIGHT CHICAS, SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS and SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN.

A NOOK COLOR, with Cover, LOADED with E-Books from Carina Press Authors: A Nook color with cover, loaded with e-books from Carina Press authors including AZTEC GOLD by little ol’ me!

A Kindle 3G with leather cover & light, loaded with e-books from Carina Press authors: A Kindle 3G with leather cover & light, loaded with e-books from Carina Press authors including AZTEC GOLD by little ol’ me!

Bidding on the items will run from May 1 to May 31 so save your pennies and mark your calendars for this awesome event.

Fun Friday – Scream a Bit and Take Off More!

Since we’re on the topic of vampires, here’s another of the handsome ones! If you’ve ever been to a concert with a screaming teen, you will so get the caption. I’m convinced that if the Army could find a way to bottle those screams, they would have the most effective weapon ever!

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Also check out this special which runs until June 30! Get an extra 10% off (for a total of 30% off the cover price). Also for right now, get free shipping on any purchase over $10! You can’t beat that deal! Just click on those sexy abs to visit eharlequin.com and use the coupon code AFFILIATE10.

Take 10% off all Print Books at eharlequin.com

Last but not least, it’s the LAST WEEKEND in the fabulous Brenda Novak auction. Please drop by to check out the items that I’ve made available at the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction!

First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A November 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802

Also take a moment to check out this basket from the Liberty States Fiction Writers which contains:
Autographed copies of:
A DAUGHTER’S PROMISE by Christine Clemetson
NOBLE BLOOD by Linda Parisi
ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH by Caridad Pineiro
DREAMS AND DESIRES by Lois Winston
VENUS RISING by Annalise
As well as an audiobook of Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America and So Can You!,” a SINS OF THE FLESH T-shirt and lunch bag (color – red, B&W image attached). In addition, you will receive copies of thirty other romance novels (these 30 are unsigned).
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1401815

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Fun Friday – A New Look?

caridadscordato_webuseYou’re probably visiting this morning and say, “WHAT! Am I at the right place?”

Well, this Fun Friday is about a possible new look to the website!

Last year I met an artist at RT and asked him to create a fun image that I could use on the website. What you’re seeing is a theme with the images he created.

What do you think? Do you like the new look? Is there something else you’d like to see?

Also, don’t forget the Brenda Novak Auction is still running! Take a moment to check out these donations and help a worthy cause.

First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A June 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802

Last but not least, check out this basket from the Liberty States Fiction Writers which contains:
Autographed copies of:
A DAUGHTER’S PROMISE by Christine Clemetson
NOBLE BLOOD by Linda Parisi
ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH by Caridad Pineiro
DREAMS AND DESIRES by Lois Winston
VENUS RISING by Annalise
As well as an audiobook of Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America and So Can You!,” a SINS OF THE FLESH T-shirt and lunch bag (color – red, B&W image attached). In addition, you will receive copies of thirty other romance novels (these 30 are unsigned).
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1401815

Fun Friday – Live Long and Prosper

With today being the opening day of STAR TREK, I felt it appropriate to share with you this funny STAR TREK related video sent to me by my friend and fellow author, Irene Peterson! Find out what happens when STAR TREK meets THE LOVE BOAT.

I also want to remind you that you have until midnight EST today, Friday, to leave a comment on my friend Kathye Quick’s blog post for a chance to win a CALLING T-shirt.

http://caridad.com/blog/2009/05/06/wicked-wednesday-kathye-quick/

Finally, please drop by to check out the items that I’ve made available at the Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction!

First there is this amazing Sabor Latino basket put together by my friend, Olga. Besides some of my novels, there are some wonderful food items as well as a lovely pair of silver earrings and matching pendant.

elsaborlatinobasket

To bid on this item, you can click here or paste this link into your browser:
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?e=rb&id=1306195

You can also bid on the following items that I’ve donated for the auction:

A signed ARC of SINS OF THE FLESH (A June 2009 release)
A signed copy of FURY CALLS
A t-shirt for SINS OF THE FLESH
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1379107

Complete set of The Calling Vampire novels – PLUS — Calling T-shirt. Novels: DARKNESS CALLS, DANGER CALLS, TEMPTATION CALLS, DEATH CALLS, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS, HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS
http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1341802