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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On Sunday morning while I was at RT, I heard the news that my beloved New York City was once again under attack.
As always I feared for the people of the city as well as the courageous police officers and firemen who protect us every day.
When I arrived home, I heard Mayor Bloomberg’s take on the attempted attack. To quote:
“If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.” Courtesy WCBS-TV
Seriously, Mayor Mike! You didn’t just say that, did you?
I guess being a multi-billionaire who owns Bloomberg News isn’t enough to keep Mayor Mike in the loop about what recent polls (Courtesy Rasmussen) are saying, namely:
I’m not going to do the math, but based on the above poll figures, the Feds and NY law enforcement would be chasing after lots of average Americans instead of Muslim extremists (and I say extremists because not all Muslims are terrorists) if they had the same initial impression as Mayor Mike.
Which makes me wonder why it is that some politicians and media folk are busy trying to portray average Americans as crazies and terrorists? Worse yet, why is it that some politicians and media folk are initially downplaying that these acts might be the work of terrorists from abroad or working with those who are in other countries?
Given that in the last year and a half we’ve had at least 3 attacks by Muslim extremists (the Christmas Day bomber, the Fort Hood massacre and now the Times Square bomber) with contacts overseas, I think it’s time to turn our attention away from average Americans who are exercising their right to voice a different opinion and look in the right direction.
What are your thoughts on this Thoughtful Thursday?