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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:

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

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

#WriteWed Inspiration for ONE SUMMER NIGHT and the At the Shore Contemporary Romance Series

My idea for ONE SUMMER NIGHT got started when the heroine, Maggie Sinclair, just didn’t want to leave me alone. She kept on bugging me to write her story, an enemies to lovers with a marriage twist, and then brought along her best friends, Connie and Emma, to have them nudge me as well!

Maggie is spunky and determined to save her family’s Fifth Avenue department store for a number of reasons. She wants to protect the many loyal employees who had worked there for so long. She wants to salvage the legacy of a mother who died too young. Last, but not least, she wants to put her own stamp on the store where she had literally grown up.

Maggie has to raise a lot of cash to implement needed changes in the store, but to do that she has to reach out to the one person who is going to make her life difficult: Sexy Owen Pierce. Maggie has had the hots for Owen since they were teens, but there’s one big problem: Their families have been feuding for the last twenty-some years.

As for Owen, he’s just as interested in exploring his attraction to Maggie. He thinks she’s smart, beautiful, independent, and stubborn, but wants to explore the sizzle he feels whenever she is near.

Owen and Maggie decide to toss aside their normally responsible selves and find a way to end the rift between their families. What follows is a story that has humor, heat, and heartbreak, but also the happily ever after you want, just in an unexpected way.

I hope you’ll take the time to check out ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:

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

#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!