The blog tour continues! Don’t forget to visit The Jeep Diva today to find out what she has to say about THE LOST and for a chance to win a LOST T-shirt or copy of my upcoming e-book, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.
Also, tonight I have Anjanette Delgado with me for a live video event and we’ll be talking about break-ups, fixes for broken hearts and her latest release, THE HEARTBREAK PILL which explores what happens when one woman seems to find a cure for her break-up pain.
So for today’s Thursday 13, I’ve got a list of things you do when you break up!
1. Sing out loud to Gloria Gaynor’s I WILL SURVIVE
2. Get chip-faced like Sandra Bullock in MISS CONGENIALITY
3. Move to Tuscany and start a new life
4. Cry. A lot.
5. Go to the gym and beat the crap out of the boxing bag.
6. Eat chocolate.
7. Drink wine.
8. Find a new guy and hope he isn’t just a rebound guy.
9. Go out with friends and cry some more, drink some more wine.
10. Read a good romance.
11. Watch DIRTY DANCING six or seven times a day (like THE NEW GIRL)
12. Cry some more.
13. Get over it and move on.
Share your break-up remedies by leaving a comment here on the blog or even better, join Anjanette and me tonight as we talk about heartbreak and some remedies!
Welcome to the Banned Books Blog Hop! It’s always a surprise to me to see the list of books that have been banned over the years, especially when they contain books that I’ve read and found so enlightening, like TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, or so entertaining, like HARRY POTTER. To me books, especially books of fiction, are one of the best ways that we can explore issues in society and bring them to the forefront for discussion and consideration.
When I was a teen, a local high school not only banned the books, but burned them. That case went all the way to the Supreme Court. To this day I always questioned why a few thought some ideas were so radical they needed to be eradicated by burning, like in FAHRENHEIT 451.
Which I guess is why I love America. We have the First Amendment and protections against restrictions on our speech. We also have a way of resolving our differences about whether or not the speech contained in certain works merits those protections. I hope that we never reach a point where things like “fairness doctrines” stop us from being able to openly discuss issues that are of importance for our society.
Take a moment to visit the other blogs for their discussions and giveaways. For this blog and to be entered to win a $10 gift card, THE LOST T-shirt and some swag, please either tweet or share on Facebook the following:
PLZ RT #JerseyShore + Energy Gatherers + Civil War=THE LOST #Paranormal by @CaridadPineiro 4 Stars RT Book Reviewshttp://ht.ly/6iBHZ
For those who are hopping and are here for the first time, I’m a writer of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. My latest release is THE LOST and here is a little excerpt for you. If you can’t see the excerpt, you can visit this link:
There are some characters that you fall in love with as a writer and I think Bobbie and Adam were that for me in THE LOST. I loved the way they grew as the story developed and how they overcame both their physical and emotional wounds to find love.
If you’ve either bought the book or checked it out online, you may know that I’ve dedicated it to the men, women and families of our military. I did that because I truly believe it is up to us to honor their sacrifice and help them how we can. In the past I’ve posted how to contribute to various organizations or donate books and other things.
In this book, both the dedication and Bobbie’s courage on her return home were a way to also honor our military people.
I want to share Bobbie and Adam with you today. In this excerpt, Bobbie and Adam have just survived a battle with two men who were trying to abduct Adam. During the fight Bobbie, who is rehabilitating from wounds while suffered as a Marine in Iraq, is slightly injured. When Adam touches her, however, she feels her injuries improve. Bobbie goes to Adam’s home to speak to him about what has happened.
Warning: I am a bit of a tease and will leave you at a pivotal point. Won’t say more and spoil it for you!
If you can’t see the excerpt below, you can also use this link:
It’s finally here! THE LOST has hit bookshelves and is available online at various vendors. Join me for the rest of this month and all of August as I celebrate the release of THE LOST with some very special contests and an assortment of giveaways! But first, take a moment to watch the exciting new video for THE LOST. If you can’t see the video below, you can click here to see the video premiere.
Starting today you can sign up for my newsletter and be entered for the DISCOVER THE LOST Exclusive Prize contest (as well as all future monthly contests!).
For a chance to win the Grand Prize, just post a comment on any of the blogs on this website or those that I am visiting during the month of August. The contest will end on August 31, midnight PST.
Grand Prize in the contest is a SONY PRS300SC E-Reader Pocket Edition, $25 Gift Card, copies of AZTEC GOLD, THE FIFTH KINGDOM, t-shirt for THE LOST, bookmarks, cover flats and other goodies, including this wickedly cool Lumin disk that will allow you to handle energy just like Adam, the hero in THE LOST.
Exclusive Newsletter Member Prize!
Newsletter members will have an exclusive prize that will be added to the Grand Prize if they are the lucky winner. What’s the exclusive prize? How about a $25 gift card to your bookseller choice.
You can be eligible for a Second Chance Bonus Prize. Start gathering bonus points right now and you’ll have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card! The winner will be selected from all individuals who have entered the main contest and have also hunted up 5 bonus points. To get those points, you can do any of the following:
Post a review of THE LOST at one of the online bookstores for 4 points. Just e-mail me a link to the review at caridadpineiro @ gmail dot com.
Leave a comment on any of the blogs I’m visiting for THE LOST. You can find the visits listed on my calendar. (Maximum 3 blog comments for 3 points. Each comment must be on a different blog). Some blogs are also doing giveaways, so this is another chance to win a fun prize!
Twitter this phrase exactly: PLZ RT @CaridadPineiro THE LOST Release Party/Contest http://www.caridad.com #giveaway
1 point per tweet (maximum 3 points for 3 tweets. Please don’t tweet them all at the same time. Please spread them out throughout the day or they won’t count)
Place one of these banners on your website or blog for 3 points. Just e-mail me a link to the banner at caridadpineiro @ gmail dot com.
With the rains over for a bit, it’s time to think about summer and what better way to get the party started than with the Summer Splash Blog Hop.
I am participating in a Splash Into Summer Blog Hop. Just leave a comment saying “I want to splash into summer with a book by (insert the name of the author)” on any blog post between today, May 25 and midnight EST on May 31 for a chance to win a $1o gift card, autographed copies of both SINS OF THE FLESH and STRONGER THAN SIN, plus a T-shirt for THE LOST and some other goodies.
Also check out all the other blogs participating for a chance to win other cool giveaways.
For those of you who are new visitors, take a moment to check out my upcoming releases: THE FIFTH KINGDOM, a romantic suspense from Carina Press; and THE LOST, a paranormal romance from Grand Central Publishing. Here are some excerpts for you to read, download, etc.
Crazy day today! Still recovering from the great Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference. Had a blast, but got home and got back to work. Today I’m sharing a slightly different Guilty Pleasure: Adam Bruno, Sin Hunter.
Adam is the hero in my upcoming release, THE LOST, which will hit shelves on July 26th. THE LOST is the first book in the exciting new paranormal romance SIN HUNTERS series.
Here’s a little blurb about Adam.
Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .
This photo is from the Romance Trading Cards that I’ll have available at the RT, RWA, Authors After Dark and Deadly Ink conferences as well as assorted signings. I hope you’ll be able to come by and visit, but if not, you can send an SASE to the following address to receive the trading cards that I’ve done:
666 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-5621