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#ManCandyMonday Tyler Hoechlin is my choice for Owen Pierce!

OMG! Just 8 days to go until the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT so we have to get to the really important stuff, like who to cast for the movie! The hero in the story, Owen Pierce, is dark-haired and has charcoal grey eyes shot through with silver. He is drop dead handsome and dresses like someone off the pages of GQ in bespoke suits since he is a real estate tycoon.

After giving it a lot of thought and doing thorough research – a tough job but someone has to do it — my choice to play Owen Pierce in a movie version of ONE SUMMER NIGHT is Tyler Hoechlin! So what do you think?

You can buy ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:

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Tyler Hoechlin SDCC 2014 (cropped)

Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

#TeaserTuesday ONE SUMMER NIGHT #Romance

Good morning! Just two more weeks until the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT! OMG, so exciting! This morning I have a teaser for you from this new release.

In these scene, Maggie and Owen find themselves waiting for a table at their favorite Italian restaurant. With only one table available, they decide to not be their normally responsible selves and have dinner together.

Click here if you cannot see the exceprt of ONE SUMMER NIGHT below.

ONE SUMMER NIGHT is available now at all these retailers and in bookstores on October 3!

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fuEphL

#ManCandyMonday Danny Pino & Carlo from At the Shore

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month so I’m going to tempt you all month long with some sexy Latin men! Today’s choice is a familiar face for fans of COLD CASE, LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, or THE SHIELD. Danny was born in Miami, but is of Cuban descent and has appeared in a number of television shows and movies as well as motion pictures. He has been nominated for numerous ALMA and IMAGEN awards and has taken home two IMAGEN awards for his work on COLD CASE and LAW AND ORDER. You can visit Danny on Instagram and Twitter.

I actually think Danny would be a good choice for Carlo in #3 in the At the Shore Series. You get to meet Carlo in ONE SUMMER NIGHT, but his bigger role starts in #2 and he is the hero of #3.

Danny Pino

#TeaserTuesday Only 3 More Weeks to ONE SUMMER NIGHT

OMG! It’s so exciting to think that my new book — ONE SUMMER NIGHT — will be out in bookstores on Oct 3 and is and already available online! That’s why we’re celebrating! Don’t forget to visit with me at all the blogs helping me to celebrate the upcoming release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT and enter the Pre-Order Blitz giveaway and if you’re on Facebook, enter another giveaway for a chance to win some awesome swag and gift cards!

Today I’ve got a teaser for you from ONE SUMMER NIGHT. In this scene, Maggie Sinclair and Owen Pierce, the hero and heroine, have just attended the wedding of a friend. The wedding had been held at Maggie’s beachfront home which is located right next to the Pierce home in Sea Kiss, New Jersey. The Sinclair and Pierce families have been involved in a decades long feud, but despite that Maggie and Owen are finding it hard to battle the attraction pulling them together.

If you cannot see the teaser below, please click here to read it!

#TeaserTuesday & A Pre-Order Blitz #Giveaway

OMG, it’s only a month away from the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT and I’ve got so much going on!

For starters, check out these blogs that have been kind enough to share teasers and more about the book and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card!

Visit my Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win this awesome collection of swag! Also, if you pre-order ONE SUMMER NIGHT and send a Proof of Purchase to contest at caridad dot com, I will send you a link for a free e-book! For those of you not on Facebook, just leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win!

#WriteWed The Women of ONE SUMMER NIGHT and a series of my heart

Sourcebooks Casablanca One Summer Night Contemporary Romance Yesterday I gave you a glimpse into the men of ONE SUMMER NIGHT, my upcoming contemporary romance release. I also told you that I was going to share why this was a series of my heart, so sit back and pull up a chair.

When the concept for the At the Shore contemporary Romance series first hit me, I was going through a rough time in a number of ways, but especially in my writing. I was burned out and wondering where the joy had gone. I was seriously thinking about not writing anymore, but Maggie, Connie, and Emma would not let me give up on them. They were filled with such spirit, hopefulness, and fun, that I had to write their stories.

So I started with Maggie’s Romeo and Juliet tale of enemies to lovers. I fell even more in love with her and Owen, the hero, as well as the cast of interesting and unique characters around them. Connie, the determined lawyer (who is probably the most like me). Emma, the wedding planner who can’t see a path for herself to the happily-ever-after. Jonathan, Owen’s brother, a genius who marches to his own drummer. Carlo, the stoic and supportive caterer who is hopelessly in love with Emma. I love them all and I hope you will, too.

And now, something really necessary to all those who held my hand during that dark time. Thanks to so many friends (Gail, Irene, Lois and many others), my amazingly brilliant buddy Anna DeStefano who literally dragged me out of self-wallowing, a totally awesome and wonderful new agent, Michelle Grajkowksi, and a rockin’ editor, Deb Werksman, for helping those wonderful women come to life. THANK YOU!

#TeaserTuesday Meet the Men of ONE SUMMER NIGHT

Sourcebooks Casablanca One Summer Night Contemporary RomanceOMG, it’s so hard to believe that it’s only 5 weeks away from the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT! I’m so excited because this is a series of my heart, but you’ll have to tune in tomorrow to find out why. For today I’m sharing a blurb, reviews, and an excerpt from ONE SUMMER NIGHT, the first book in the At the Shore contemporary Romance series.

This is the first scene where you meet Owen Pierce, the hero of the first book, and his brother Jonathan, the hero of WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER, #2 in the series.

Blurb

An offer that’s impossible to accept…

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey shore. But now, she’s out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…

Reviews

One Summer Night has been named a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Romance! bit.ly/2tYoHRw

Publishers Weekly: In a passionate modern Romeo and Juliet-inspired story (with a much happier ending) that opens a contemporary romance series, Pineiro (Under the Boardwalk) develops the forbidden love between sensitive, spunky retail heiress Maggie Sinclair and stoic real estate scion Owen Pierce. Three decades earlier, Maggie and Owen’s fathers, formerly best friends and business partners, had an ugly fight, supposedly over real estate. They bequeathed that animosity to their children. Inconveniently, Owen and Maggie have been attracted to each other since they were young, and chemistry arcs between the two when they reconnect at their families’ side-by-side beach houses in Sea Kiss, N.J. Owen’s bitter father threatens to disinherit Owen if he dates Maggie, so Owen comes up with a desperate plan: he pretends that he’s only marrying Maggie to gain control of her faltering retail chain. A cast of lovely, imperfect supporting characters–including Owen’s entrepreneurial younger brother, Jonathan; Maggie’s friend Emma, a wedding planner avoiding love; and her friend Connie, a workaholic lawyer gunning for partner–neatly surrounds this endearing hero and heroine as Owen’s father attempts to derail their love story forever. Readers will want to visit the charming town of Sea Kiss again and again. (Oct.)

Kirkus: “A sexy, fun, yet touching summer read.”

Excerpt

With keen interest, Owen Pierce took note of the three women as they hurried away from the dais and into the Sinclair mansion.

“Put your eyes back in your head, Bro. She’s nothing but trouble,” Jon warned in low tones.

Owen bit back the retort that if anyone knew about trouble, it was his brother. Jonathan had always marched to a different drummer and had set out on his own as a teenager to explore what he wanted out of life. Now a successful entrepreneur, he had captured the media’s attention with his innovative designs and daring adventures. That left Owen to shoulder most of the burden of the family’s real estate business, as well as deal with his father’s anger over Jonathan’s latest newsworthy escapade.

He envied his brother’s carefree spirit and determination, especially as Maggie Sinclair marched back onto the patio with her friends, an angry bride, and an obviously inebriated groom. Both the bride and groom looked far from happy as they approached the elaborate multi-tiered wedding cake that had been wheeled out to the middle of the makeshift dance floor.

He worried the bride might plunge the long knife she held into her new husband, but luckily for the newlyweds, Maggie directed the blade toward the cake.

Jon playfully elbowed him. “Seriously, Owen. She’s not for you. Father declared the Sinclairs off-limits ages ago. He would have a stroke if he thought the two of you were involved.”

Involved with Maggie Sinclair, Owen thought and sighed with regret.

In a way, he’d been involved with her forever. He’d like to chalk it all up to a sloppy, hurried, and stolen kiss at eighteen and the allure of forbidden fruit. But since that kiss, he’d watched her mature into a smart, beautiful woman. One who was willing to work hard for the town and business she cared about as well as friends and family. With every encounter, he’d grown more intrigued with the person Maggie had become.

But his father had come down hard on them about mingling with the Sinclairs right after Maggie’s mother’s death. For years, they’d been unable to come to their Sea Kiss home, and even when they’d returned, they’d done so without their father, who refused to be so close to the family he thought had wronged him.

Not that Owen expected that Jon would kowtow to such rules, since his brother was the kind of man who didn’t hesitate to take what he wanted.

He arched a brow and met his brother’s blue-eyed gaze, which glittered with a mix of undisguised challenge and amusement. “Do you think you’re the only one entitled to a little adventure in your life?” he said.

Jon chuckled. “My kind of adventure is way safer than what you may be considering.”

“Why’s that, Li’l Bro?” he asked, appreciating the sight of Maggie in a dusty-rose gown that hugged dangerous curves. Her chestnut-brown hair fell to her shoulders in soft waves and framed ice-blue eyes and a sassy, sexy face that snared his attention every time he saw her.

Jonathan took a last sip of his champagne and barely stifled another laugh. With a shake of his head, he replied, “Because all I risk is an occasional broken bone, but that…” He jerked his head in Maggie’s direction as she stepped back beside Connie and Emma. “That will break your heart.”

Order

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: Coming Soon!