#ThrowbackThursday A visit to a Mexican Pyramid

Years ago I was lucky enough to be at a legal conference where they took us to visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacan which is just north of Mexico City. This site was the location for one of the largest pre-Columbian cities in the Americas. It is thought to have been destroyed in either 5 or 6 A.D., possibly from internal strife or climate change due to meteor strikes and/or a volcanic eruption.

Now, for the regulars, you know how I hate heights, but I refused to let that fear keep me from getting to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. Here are some photos from my trek. You can see how far up it really is! The first photo is of the Avenue of the Dead which is actually a series of multi-family dwellings.

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This is me on my way up the pyramid. Going down was a lot harder due to the steepness of the grade.

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I recently got to visit Mexico City again and go to the Anthropological Museum where I saw lots of artifacts and this recreation of what Teotihuacan may have looked like at one time. It was awesome to see all this history up close and personal because I had included a lot of it in AZTEC GOLD and THE FIFTH KINGDOM, my two novels with Aztec themes.

I hope you enjoyed this Throwback Thursday look at my visits to Mexico.

Prizes for Readers Contest

Please don’t forget that I’m participating in a fabulous contest with some of my author friends at Prizes for Readers.com (https://www.prizesforreaders.com/)

Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice) and take a moment to vote for best blurb and cover. It’s a super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on Aug 17th or Aug 18th.

No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from us for your reading pleasure.

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Winners of Lisa Renee Jones’ #Giveaway

Thank you all for dropping by last week to leave comments on the two blogs to help Lisa celebrate her new release, IF I WERE YOU.

I’ve selected two winners from the blogs. One will receive a copy of Lisa’s IF I WERE YOU and the second will receive a very rare print edition of my THE FIFTH KINGDOM (one of my fav books!).

So now, a little drum roll . . .

The winner of IF I WERE YOU is Pam Howell.

The winner of THE FIFTH KINGDOM is Michelle Harlan.

Thank you ladies for coming by! Please e-mail me so we can get out your prizes!

Free Read THE FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense

One of my favorite books that I’ve written is THE FIFTH KINGDOM, a romantic suspense story that I did for Carina Press. There was something about the hero, CIA Agent Bill Santana, that hooked me from the moment he showed up on the pages. Add to that a heroine who is so not ready for love much less adventure, toss in some ancient ruins and a kidnapping and the story just came alive for me.

Here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about THE FIFTH KINGDOM:

RT Book Reviews: 4.5 Stars, ““This story is an Indiana Jones-style thrill ride infused with just the right amount of romance and sexual tension…The mystery, the family dynamic and the love story all blend together perfectly in this delightful adventure. Who needs Harrison Ford when you’ve got a tale like this?”

Also check out RT’s Morgan and Whitney as they dish about the book by clicking here!

For now, I’ll leave you with this free read. This scene is just after someone has tried to grab the heroine, Deanna, from in front of the prep school where she teaches. Bill has taken her to a safe house, but was injured during the kidnapping attempt when he was shot. Luckily his vest stopped the bullet, but he is still feeling the impact of it. In this scene, Bill and Deanna start to feel attraction growing between them.

If you can’t see the excerpt below, you can click here to read it!

THE FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense from Caridad Pineiro and Carina press

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Wicked Wednesday – THE FIFTH KINGDOM

I’m so excited to be sharing with you THE FIFTH KINGDOM today, my romantic suspense from Carina Press. RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars and said:

“This story is an Indiana Jones-style thrill ride infused with just the right amount of romance and sexual tension…The mystery, the family dynamic and the love story all blend together perfectly in this delightful adventure. Who needs Harrison Ford when you’ve got a tale like this?”

If you cannot see the excerpt below, you can click here or use this link:

http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/63643722?access_key=key-1eyc5etyz7or3srynbqj

THE FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense

Weekend Weather Coming!

Best Tweet about what’s been happening:

@EamonDolan Once again, this weekend’s weather forecast is brought to you by the Book of Revelations.”

I don’t know about you, but we are hunkering down for weekend storms. I hope those of you already feeling the bite of Hurricane Irene are safe and sound. Please don’t take any chances out there.

We’ve got some fun new things happening in the review community – Dual Reviewers dishing about books. So today I’m sharing with you two of those fun couples:

Morgan and Whitney Dish

Check out Morgan and Whitney dishing about THE FIFTH KINGDOM!

Also any thanks to RT Book Reviews for giving THE FIFTH KINGDOM 4.5 Stars! You rock!

Here is just a little snippet of what they had to say:

This story is an Indiana Jones-style thrill ride infused with just the right amount of romance and sexual tension. . .The mystery, the family dynamic and the love story all blend together perfectly in this delightful adventure. Who needs Harrison Ford when you’ve got a tale like this?

To read the full review, you can click here.

She Said, She Said at Paranormal Romance Guild

For you paranormal writers and readers, you have got to check out the Paranormal Romance Guild! They have got a whole host of things for you to check out.

Their reviewers, Gloria and Penelope, were nice enough to do a She Said, She Said review of THE LOST.

Thank you for your 4.5 and 4 stars for THE LOST! To read what Gloria and Penelope have to say, you can click here.

OBSESSED/LOST Launch Party at Fontana’s

I got to see Morgan last night at the absolutely wonderful launch party for OBSESSED and THE LOST. Hope to have pictures for you soon from that event and thanks to all who came by and also, mega thanks to Rachel Kramer Bussel, The Pleasure Chest and Tied Up Events for hosting this fabulous party!

Also many thanks to Maria, Kim, Denise, Diane and Nisha for coming with to the party.

Visit with Chris Redding! THE FIFTH KINGDOM release & Giveaway

THE FIFTH KINGDOM romantic suspenseI know we’ve been talking about discovering THE LOST energies within us and boy, could I stand to find some energy. I’m still struggling to battle whatever cold/flu I caught at RWA.

A bummer considering that today is the release date for my new romantic suspense release from Carina Press – THE FIFTH KINGDOM!

To help me celebrate my release, my dear friend and fellow author Chris Redding is helping me by allowing me to do a guest post to chat with you about writing and THE FIFTH KINGDOM.

So please visit Chris today and leave a comment on her blog to win a $10 Gift Card and copy of STRONGER THAN SIN.

Also, mark your calendars that on Wednesday night we are having a live video event with none other than the fabulous Larissa Ione! To login into the next live video event and/or spread the news about the upcoming events, you can click here for the countdown widget or use this link: http://t.wbx.me/fgfe9.