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#ThrowbackThursday A Trip to Mexico

I’ve been very lucky that my day job has let me visit Mexico on a number of occasions. I’ve been to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Tequila. Fascinating places, great food and good-hearted people.

I’ve been fascinated by the Aztecs and the Maya since I read The Conquest of Mexico and Peru as a kid. It’s no wonder that I decided to set two of my books in Mexico: Aztec Gold and The Fifth Kingdom. The Fifth Kingdom in particular is one of my favorite books and it features the Sun Stone, a symbol of Mexico, in the story. That’s the Sun Stone in the bottom left of this photo! It was truly a pleasure to share with you how the Aztecs lived and their culture, as well as their gods and goddesses.

P.S. – My fascination with the Maya was in large part responsible for inspiring the Sin Hunters and the special powers that you first see in THE LOST.

THE FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense

THE FIFTH KINGDOMToday I’m sharing with you one of my favorites: THE FIFTH KINGDOM, a romantic suspense I did for Carina Press early last year. Why is it one of my favorites? Both the heroine and hero, Bill and Deanna, are wounded characters who need love to help heal the wounds of the past.

I loved bringing them together as well as something very shocking in the middle of the book. I can’t say what and spoil it, but it involves Bill and it’s a biggie. A life-threatening biggie.

I hope you like this excerpt. Please note that it is for mature audiences.

If you can’t see the excerpt below, you can click here.

THE FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense by Caridad Pineiro

Guest Blog & #giveaway at My Book Addiction and More!

Visit with me later today at My Book Addiction and More where I’ll be chatting about NOCTURNAL WHISPERS and having a giveaway of a copy of THE FIFTH KINGDOM and a $10 Gift Card.

THE FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense NOCTURNAL WHISPERS Erotic Paranormal Romance

Blog Hop #Giveaways & Release Party

NAUGHTY AFTER DARK BLOG HOP

I’ll be giving away an ARC of THE CLAIMED and a LOST T-shirt to one lucky winner! Just tweet or share this comment on Twitter or Facebook.

The Jersey Shore like you can’t imagine-THE CLAIMED #paranormal #romance May 2012 PLZ RT http://awe.sm/5fSef

Many thanks to Close Encounters with the Night Kind Blog and Natasha Blackthorne for organizing this blog hop.



NOCTURNAL WHISPERS RELEASE PARTY

Don’t forget about the NOCTURNAL WHISPERS Release Party – Feb 1 to Feb 29! Many thanks to those of you who have already downloaded NOCTURNAL WHISPERS and those who have agreed to review it!

To celebrate the release, we’re going to be having a month long release contest. To be eligible to win a $25 Gift card, copies of AZTEC GOLD and THE FIFTH KINGDOM plus a LOST T-shirt and an awesome tote bag, just click here!

NOCTURNAL WHISPERS Excerpt

In case you can’t see the excerpt below, you can cut and past this link:
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/77896155?access_key=key-weo9sowk2o2b574axao

Nocturnal Whispers Erotic Paranormal Romance Excerpt

Heartbreak & Contest Winners!

Join me tonight Thursday, Sept 22 at 9 pm EST as Anjanette Delgado and I talk about break-ups, men and all other kinds of sexy fun things during our next live video event. If you can’t see the widget below, you can use this link: http://t.wbx.me/f8qgs

We’ll also be having some fun little giveaways, including a copy of THE FIFTH KINGDOM, my romantic suspense and a copy of A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS which hits shelves on Oct. 18th!

Speaking of contests, I’ll shortly be announcing the winners of the various DISCOVER THE LOST contest prizes. Winners will be announced in my newsletter which will be going out in the next week and will have 30 days to claim their prizes.

As for the newsletter, I know I speak for many authors when I ask this: If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, there is an unsubscribe function at the bottom of each and every newsletter. Please do not mark the newsletter as SPAM as this creates all kinds of problems for us. Again, please just unsubscribe if you no longer want to receive the newsletter and/or participate in the monthly contests.

Contest Winners


18+ Blog Hop Winner: Diane Sadler (You go, Diane!!) – $10 gift card and a collection of swag from myself and other authors!
Back to the Books Blog Hop Winner: LenaSledgeBlog – LOST T-shirt, copy of STRONGER THAN SIN and some additional swag.
Summer Reading Club LOST Polo Shirt: Toriaimeegirl
LOST Paranormal Romance

If you’re a winner, please e-mail me at cpsromance at att dot net with your postal address!

Discover THE LOST Energy of Change

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the guests this week and thanks for all the good wishes on the cold. I’ve still got a cough, but am feeling much better. Before we were interrupted by RWA and my illness, we were talking about THE LOST energies in the things all around us.

Today I want you to consider the energy and power that resides in Change.

“Change?” you wonder. “How can Change possess energy?”

Well think about this. Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Think about all the energy and time that is wasted by doing the same thing time and time again only to have nothing different happen.

Think about what would happen if you took a different approach? Traveled a different path?

Nature inherently understands this. If you’ve ever spent time near the ocean you see how the water finds its way to the shore by following the path of least resistance. Although it may pound and pound and pound at the obstacles we throw in its way (jetties, docks, dams, etc.) inevitably it will take a different route to get where it needs to go.

I feel like I am at that point in my life. Doing the same things over and over without accomplishing anything different. It happened before many many years ago and the change I took then was what led to my writing career.

Now I look at my writing career after nearly a dozen years and ask myself, “Where do you go now? What can you change?”

Change being the operative word. There is power in Change. There is power in exploring new things.

That’s not to say that Change isn’t a scary thought. Most of us are creatures of habit and have built our safe havens where we are comfortable. It takes a lot to budge us out of those cozy nests, but sometimes you have to say, “Why the heck not?”

So with that challenge, I’m going to think about what I’ve been doing and how to effect Change. How about you? Are there things that you will challenge yourself to change? Will you empower that energy inside of you to try something different?

Also, if you’ve got a moment, visit the Carina Press blog to find out more about the inspiration behind THE FIFTH KINGDOM and the relic in the story!

Fun Friday!

So much going on that on this Fun Friday I’d thought I’d share some of the fun things that will be coming up in June and July!

Forever Romance is launching their Summer Book Club and it starts today! Visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ForeverRomance to chat with Jami Alden about her latest release, BEG FOR MERCY. I’ll be visiting them later in August to chat about THE LOST.

Speaking of chats, although you can’t really call these amazing live video events “chats” in my book, look for these wonderful live visits from some of my friends. You can click here to visit these events and ask us your questions, hear us share stories, you name it! Anything can happen during one of these live events.

    June 9, 9 pm – Lisa Renee Jones
    July 13, 9 pm – Larissa Ione
    July 28, 9 pm – Cynthia Eden
    August 11, 9 pm – Rachel Kramer Bussel

We’ll be having some more of these events shortly, so I hope you’ll pop into one and maybe even win one of the prizes we’ll be giving away, like a $10 gift card, autographed copy of STRONGER THAN SIN, tote bags, lovely handmade beaded bookmarks and a t-shirt!

THE FIFTH KINGDOMWhat else is happening in July? Well, a cool blog tour and last but not least, the July 11 release of my romantic suspense, THE FIFTH KINGDOM. I hope you’ll love this story about a sexy CIA Agent, an adventurous professor with family issues and an ancient relic with possibly mystical powers.