Friday, October 1, 2010

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Mad Scientist (Author) Caridad Pineiro

Many people ask what made me become a writer of paranormals and I guess the answer is that I was set on that path long ago.



In the fifth grade a teacher assigned our class a project—to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. That started the writing bug.

My mom and sister used to love to watch creepy movies on Chiller theater on wet Saturday afternoons. Not wanting to be left out, I joined them, forever creating indelible images in my brain of werewolves, vampires, aliens and other creatures who would eat my sorry butt.

The final nail in the coffin came when I got the coolest Christmas gift ever—a chemistry kit filled with all kinds of fun experiments. In the blink of an eye I could make snow in a jar or send up a noxious blast of fumes.


Mad scientist image credit J.J.@en.wikipedia.com

Combine all three and I became a mad scientist intent on writing stories about all those weird happenings and of course, somehow securing a happy ending.

Did I mention that the book I wrote for the class library was a romance? One with hints of the paranormal as a group of students is stranded on a deserted island whose other inhabitants are not too friendly.

In the many years since then, I’ve found it to be quite rewarding to continue melding all those things I loved as a kid into the stories I write. Those of you familiar with THE CALLING series may recognize all three of those elements in books like DANGER CALLS, where Dr. Melissa Danvers is busy trying to find out how vampire blood works. That theme is one I picked up at the end of DEATH CALLS when Diana Reyes is tainted with the blood of her lover, Ryder Latimer. I’m hoping to finish that longer story arc with a novella with Diana and Ryder in the near future.

Readers will also see those elements in the SIN HUNTER series. Love, otherworldliness and romance are in both SINS OF THE FLESH and STRONGER THAN SIN. With books three and four in the series (THE LOST and THE CLAIMED coming in August 2011 and Spring 2012), you will see even more of the weirdness paranormal romance readers love as a new group comes to visit the Jersey Shore—Hunters who can do all kinds of unique things. I won’t spill the beans on that one just yet because it’s just too exciting for me right now as I am finishing the books.

I know I’m blessed to be able to do something I love so much and which is so much fun. I hope readers have as much fun reading the books and enjoying the same things I love, romance, weirdness and maybe even some of the science.

Giveaway Time

One Winner will Receive

A STRONGER THAN SIN tote bag and a copy of SINS OF THE FLESH

Open to US Shipping

To Enter Leave a Comment on This Post

Include Your Email Address

Winner TBA Next Wednesday

39 comments:

Mary K. from L.A. said...

Now this looks like a fun series and a new author for me to follow. :) Thanks for the chance to win SINS OF THE FLESH.

Mary K. from L.A. said...

Oops, sorry, forgot to leave my e-mail addy: mkip at aol dot com.

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

no entering, I would just like to say that the books sounds awesome! :)
Thanks for the intervew and rec!

J. L. Jackson said...

Looks great! Please enter me.

DreamyCowgirl@hotmail.com

Thank you.

katsrus said...

Love your book covers. Going to have to get this series. Love paranormal books.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

winterbabe98 said...

Those are definitely eye-appealing covers on the books!!! I'm definitely psyched to read one of Caridad's books!!! This time, the covers have peaked my interest!

barbs562 at gmail dot com

Marq said...

I love the book cover! I love a man with sexy lips.

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cait045 said...

I have to say I loved Sins of the Flesh even though the Villian was from my hometown Marlton. I never thought I would see it in a book so I was excited even if it was the bad guy. Can't wait of the sequel.

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Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you all for dropping by! I love the cover and I think you'll love the hero that inspired it even more. Jesse Bradford is just awesome and those who read SINS OF THE FLESH will see Liliana Carrera. I know a lot of you loved her and asked for her story, so here it is!

*yadkny* said...

What a cute pic of you Caridad! Your books all sound fantastic and although I haven't had the pleasure of reading one yet (they are all on my wishlist), I'm already a big fan!!!

yadkny@hotmail.com

Angelwolf Photography said...

Love the mad scientist story and the pics!
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Cristina said...

I've been getting into paranormal romance lately, and I have to say I love it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Sins of the Flesh. :]

crimethinkrebel @ aol . com

Nikola said...

Would love to read this... thanks for the give away opportunity.

blondienkr@sbcglobal.net

Nikola

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Gail said...

First, I love the picture - so adorable, all those curls!

It's great that you have taken a childhood love and turned it into a successful career. Too many times as we grow up we forget the things that made us happy.

Glad to hear the Sin series will continue after Lilian's story. Keep 'em coming!

Karin said...

Such a cutie in that picture!
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Judy said...

Another great series!! It really looks like it is going to be very good to read. I enjoyed the post.


Judy Cox
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Author Mary C said...

Sounds like you were always destined to write sexy paranormal stories, Caridad. :)

maryc_writes@yahoo.com

debbie said...

This looks like a really good series, I would love to read it.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I think I might have found another author that I can get into. Love paranormals. thanks for the giveaway!

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LORETTA CANTON said...

Love the pictures of you. The series sounds great.


loretta
lbcanton@verizon.net

cories5 said...

What a cute kid you were! I do enjoy reading a bit of science in novels as long as they don't totally destroy the known laws of physics (but even then, if it's a good story, I'd overlook it).

cories119[at]yahoo.com

tetewa said...

Sounds like my kind of series, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Estella said...

I love paranormal romance!

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Sherry said...

I love Caridad's books they are always such good reads.

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Barbara E. said...

I enjoy Caridad's books and I'd love to win a copy of Sins of the Flesh.

Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

heidi330 said...

Wow if I didn't know better I say the pic of the lttle angel with the curls is my granddaughter but My baby has red curls and at 3 yrs old has horns holding up her halo...Very cute picture... I also started writing in 3rd grade. We were to write a halloween story and that started my love of vampires,werewolves and everything else that go bump in the night...
Great interview and I can't wait to read your series...

please include me in the giveaway

Heidi

heidijohnjeff AT verizon DOT com

Andrea I said...

Don't enter me in the contest.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Sins of the Flesh and I can't wait for Stronger the Sin to release.

JenM said...

The idea for this series sounds like something I'd really like. Thanks for the giveaway.

jen at delux dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Please enter me for this one. They look like awesome books.

I follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Lucky's Luna said...

Looks like a great read!
luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

clenna said...

I think this book sounds like a scary read - I want it!

clenna at aol dot com

Alicia said...

Would love to read these.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Shaiha said...

Book sounds really good. Please enter me in the drawing.

blogbaby(at)comcast(dot)net

k_sunshine1977 said...

i would love to win this! and the cover is wonderful! :)

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

susan said...

I love the cover, I would love to read this thanks for the chance suelee1998@ gmail.com

Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you so much for dropping by! I am so excited about this next book since I loved Jesse and Liliana. Yep, that's me as a baby. I was about 4 or 5 in that picture.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I love your story about how you came to be... well, you! LOL. Please enter me for a chance to win as well. Thank you. Miranda

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

hendy said...

Thanks for another great book giveaway, you're the best
hmhenderson At yahoo DOT com

 
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