Wicked Wednesday – TEMPTATION CALLS

TEMPTATION CALLS by Caridad PineiroThis Wicked Wednesday is a blast from the past, but one of my favorites – TEMPTATION CALLS. It’s also the story that launched several other novels, namely, DEVOTION CALLS, BLOOD CALLS and FURY CALLS. All the characters in those novels first appeared in TEMPTATION CALLS.

TEMPTATION CALLS is the story of Samantha Turner, the child of a former slave and store owner, who has suffered unspeakable violence at the hands of men and of the vampire who turned her. Because of that, Samantha is devoting her undead life to helping women escape from domestic violence.

Samantha also knows Ryder Latimer from her past life and there are some scenes in the novel where you find out what is the connection between her and Ryder. I won’t spill those secrets, however.

There are many special things for me about this book. The first is the relationship which develops with Samantha and NYPD Detective Peter Daly. Although Peter is used to violence, he is a gentle man who will demonstrate to Samantha that not all men hurt women. The second is that this book began to populate THE CALLING vampire series with unique characters and also introduced to the bar competing with Ryder’s club — The Blood Bank. Lots of action takes place in The Blood Bank mainly because it is the favorite hangout for many of the vampires in New York City. Last, but not least, we learn more about Ryder’s history and how he got to be a vampire. That history will be one that surprises you!

Today’s excerpt is the opening scene in the novel where you first meet Samantha and also, Ricardo — the santero from DEVOTION CALLS. I hope you enjoy the scene and today’s Wicked Wednesday!

If you cannot see the excerpt below, you can click on this link or cut and paste this link into your browser:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/32368336/Temptation-Calls-by-Caridad-Pineiro-THE-CALLING-Vampire-Novels

If you’re pressed for time, use the download option to read it later or on your mobile device!

Temptation Calls by Caridad Pineiro – THE CALLING Vampire Novels

Fun Friday Freebie Possibilities

You may remember that I did a Fun Friday a few weeks back with links to a mess of free e-book downloads (click here for that blog post as some of those freebies are still active!)

Leave a comment at my new blog at PowerfulLatinas.com for the chance to win a copy of DEVOTION CALLS, one of my earlier releases in THE CALLING Vampire novels. Just follow this link:
http://www.powerfullatinas.com/latina-leadership-lessons-our-love-affair-with-the-paranormal

Hurry before my RT Book Reviews Contest ends on October 26th. You could be one of 5 lucky winners of a SINS OF THE FLESH T-shirt, lunch bag and autographed copy of SINS OF THE FLESH. Just follow this link:
http://www.caridad.com/contest/rt-book-reviews-contest/

Hachette_book_giveaway

Hachette Book Group is running a Spine-Tingling Giveaway which includes SINS OF THE FLESH. Check out these various sites for a chance to enter the contest! Hurry the contest ends November 1.
http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/5-spine-tingling-books-up-for-grabs.html#
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/contests_index.aspx

Last, but definitely not least, did you know I’m a dangerous woman? To find out more about this group of amazing authors and have a chance to win some awesome prizes, come join the Danger Women Writing loop.

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Our Love Affair with the Paranormal at PowerfulLatinas.com

You may notice something different on our Thoughtful Thursdays in the coming months – I’ll be a guest blogger at an awesome site – PowerfulLatinas.com.

I’ll be chatting with you about all things paranormal and about writing and publishing, plus, we’ll be having some awesome giveaways, so be sure to drop by.

In fact, come on by today and leave a comment for the chance to win a copy of DEVOTION CALLS, one of my earlier releases in THE CALLING Vampire novels.

Just click here or cut and paste this link: http://www.powerfullatinas.com/latina-leadership-lessons-our-love-affair-with-the-paranormal

SINS OF THE FLESH
November 2009 – Grand Central Publishing

Click here for more on SINS OF THE FLESH

Caterina Shaw’s only chance for survival is a highly experimental gene therapy – a risk she willingly takes. Now Caterina has new, terrifying powers and she’s been accused of a savage murder, sending her on the run. Mick Carrera is a mercenary and expert at capturing elusive prey. Yet the woman he’s hunting is wounded, vulnerable, and a mystery of medical science. Caterina’s innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her how thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both.

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Want to find out a little more about SINS OF THE FLESH? Click on the links below to get a Behind the Scenes look at some of the locations in the novel as well as read some free excerpts!


Coming in October 2009

AWAKENING THE BEAST October 2009 Silhouette NocturneAwakening the Beast
October 2009
Silhouette Nocturne


A collection of sexy Nocturne Bites featuring:
Honor Calls, Return of the Beast, Mortal Enemy, Immortal Lover, Claws of the Lynx and Wilderness by Caridad Pineiro, Lisa Renee Jones, Olivia Gates, Linda O. Johnston and Barbara J. Hancock

Preorder your copy today!

Caridad’s Current Releases
Click here for more info on FURY CALLSFURY CALLS
March 2009
Silhouette Nocturne
Click here for more info on HONOR CALLSHONOR CALLS
February 2009
Nocturne Bite
Click here for more info on SOLDIER'S SECRET CHILDSOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD
December 2008
Silhouette Romantic Suspense
Click here for more info on MOON FEVERMOON FEVER
October 2007
Pocket Books
Click here for more info on SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICASSEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS
September 2006
Downtown Press
Click here for more info on SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MANSOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN
September 2007
Downtown Press


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