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10 – 4 Tuesday

20 Aug

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Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday! 

10 – 4 Tuesday is a quick way to get to know an author and their latest release. I will ask our guest to share 10 things about themselves and their book and then 4 questions for fun :)  So let’s get started.

Today I’d like to welcome Caridad Pineiro!  She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book To Catch A Princess :)

She’s also offering a wonderful giveaway including a $25 Amazon Gift card….click here and scroll down to find the rafflecopter and enter :)

First the 10:

To start out, tell us a bit about yourself. 

I’m a Jersey Girl who loves to write, spend time with family and friends and laze away her summers on the Jersey Shore.

What’s genre (s) do you write?

I write paranormals, contemporary romances, erotica and romantic suspense.

Share your blurb for TO CATCH A PRINCESS!

Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century!

Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…

When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.

Are there any other genres that you write?

I write in a lot of different genres since I like to challenge myself, but I haven’t done a Young Adult yet.  I’d love to give that atry some day.

What was your first sale as an author?

My first sale was a book titled NOW AND ALWAYS.  It was a contemporary romance set in Miami’s glamorous South Beach and actually, I just re-released that book in June of this year.  I’m excited to see it back on the shelves along with its sequel, FAITH IN YOU.

Tell us one thing that was most surprising to you about becoming a published author.

What I found surprising was how much work was needed after finishing the book.  Revisions, copyedits, promotion.  So many other things take a great deal of time and effort to try and make the book a success.

What was your favorite and least favorite part about writing this book?

My favorite part about writing this book was finding out more about Monaco and all the lovely things there.  My least favorite part was not being able to go to Monaco myself to see all those things!  LOL!

Why is this book different than other books in the same genre?

I think that the locale and the different elements of the book – a marriage bargain and a high jewelry heist – are a mix of old elements that create a new and emotional story line.  It was fascinating to me to explore why the hero was hiding his royal history and how that affects his relationship with the woman he is growing to love, who just happens to be the woman his father has arranged for him to marry.  I also loved the whole setup of the thief and his heists.  I know I’ll be revisiting him in the future.

What do you hope readers walk away with when they finish your book?

A big smile on their faces.  I really hope they’ll love what happens to Peter and Tatiana, but also wondering about what happens to Shea, the thief in the story.

Can you tell us a little bit about your current WIP?

I am currently working two things:  an erotica novella that will be part of a 4 book series of novellas and THE SHATTERED, the next book in the SIN HUNTER series.  I hope THE SHATTERED will be done for release in early 2014.

Now the 4:

Starting today you can only eat one type of food for the rest of your life. What would you choose?

Cheese (and maybe some wine, please?)

You have the awesome opportunity to travel back in time and make yourself the inventor of anything….what would you choose to invent?

Wow, that’s a good question.  I think I’d choose the elevator.  Imagine how many tall buildings wouldn’t be around if we didn’t have elevators!  Of course, I’m scared of heights so having control over something like that would also be helpful.

YAY!!! You’ve just won a contest and are going to appear on your favorite television show as a fill in for one of the main characters. Which show is it and who is the character you’ll be acting for?

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and I’d love to be Buffy!!!

What’s the most amount of money you’ve found while doing laundry?

I have a deep dark secret to share.  I don’t do laundry.  After turning the first few loads pink, hubby decided he’d better do the wash!  LOL!

Thanks for being sharing your 10 and your 4 and playing along!

About To Catch a Princess

To Catch a Princess 450Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century!

Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…

When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.

EXCERPT:

Tatiana opened the incoming message and tapped to open the picture that was attached.  She made it full screen and shared it with Peter.

“It’s a girl,” she said happily and grinned with joy for her brother and sister-in-law.

“Beautiful,” he said, surprising her. It was not the word she would have used to describe the messy baby still covered in who knew what goo.

But as she met his gaze, it hit her.

He hadn’t been talking about the baby.

“Does that line work on all your women?” she said, losing some of the brightness of the moment. He chuckled and shook his head. “All my women? Do you think I’m a player or what?”

“A man who looks like you—”

“Now who’s giving me a line?” he jumped in, tossing her own words back at her. But the sexy grin on his face took the sting out of what would otherwise have been a dis.

“—and has that whole bad-boy-don’t-give-a-damn—” she continued without pause until he laid a finger on her lips to silence her.

“I do give a damn, Tatochka. A lot. Especially when it comes to people I care about.”

The touch of that one digit was potent as any caress, especially when coupled with the intense way he gazed at her, his golden green eyes darkening with emotion.

Unnerved, she eased away and tried to re-establish the lighter mood they had been experiencing earlier. Raising her smartphone again to pull up the second picture Alexander sent, this one of Kathleen and him holding the baby, she said, “They make a beautiful family don’t they?”

Peter nodded and smiled. “They do. I’m glad fate brought Alexander and Kathleen together.”

“Fate? I would have thought a logical type like you wouldn’t put much store in fate.”

Peter shrugged and held out the bag with the last of the nuts. “Logic only explains so much, Tatiana.”

She should know better than to ask, but something about him just made it impossible to hold back. “So what do you think fate has planned for us?”

He grinned and shrugged nonchalantly once more to hide what she suspected was a well of deep emotions. “You know what they say about plans?”

“No, what do they say?”

“God laughs at men who make plans. So I guess we’ll just have to wing it.”

About Caridad Pineiro

caridad pineiroNew York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word and in 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released. Over a decade later, Caridad is the author of more than thirty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.

To Catch a Princess by Caridad Pineiro

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 
6 Comments

Posted by on August 20, 2013 in 10 - 4 Tuesday, Book Excerpts

 

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6 responses to “10 – 4 Tuesday

  1. Jennifer Lowery

    August 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Monaco sounds like the perfect setting for this book! Can’t wait to read it! Love the cover! Thanks for sharing :)

     
    • ChristineWarner

      August 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Thanks for coming by Jennifer. I love her cover too…this sounds like it’s going to be a fun read.

       
  2. Kristina Knight

    August 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Great excerpt, Caridad, I am HOOKED!

     
  3. D'Ann

    August 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Sounds fabulous! I adore princess-on-the-run stories!

     
  4. Janna Shay

    August 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Terrific interview, ladies. Love the excerpt and the setting for To Catch a Princess.

     

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