Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: To Love and Serve by Caridad Pineiro

Thank you for letting me visit with you at the Revolving Bookcase!  I’m so excited to be able to share with you my latest paranormal romantic suspense release, TO LOVE AND SERVE.
This book is the latest release in the critically acclaimed THE CALLING vampire series which has been REBORN with Entangled Ignite.  There are also three other releases in THE REBORN series this year, which is also just AMAZING to me.
FOR LOVE OR VENGEANCE was released in September and BORN TO LOVE and DIE FOR LOVE will be available in November and December.
TO LOVE AND SERVE is the October release, just in time for Halloween and all things that go bump in the night.
There are lots of things that go bump in the night in TO LOVE AND SERVE, namely, a rogue slayer who is out to sanction vampires just for being vampires, endangering a delicate balance between that has existed for centuries between the slayers and the undead.
FBI Agent Diana Reyes and vampire Ryder Latimer are caught up in the fight to stop the rogue slayer, but they are also caught up in their own fight:  Keeping Diana alive.
Two years earlier, Diana was contaminated with Ryder’s blood and that contamination is threatening her life.  Unless she lets Ryder turn her of course.  Not an easy decision to make.  Die and lose the love of your life or live and risk losing everything else.
I loved exploring Diana and Ryder’s complex relationship and where it might go in the future books.  I also loved bringing back fan favorites although the books standalone for new readers.
I also loved the kick-ass action as Diana, Ryder and their friends chase after the rogue slayer and try to find him before he can strike again.
Thank you again for letting me visit!  Now I’ve got some questions for your fans:  Do you love cross genre books like the mix of paranormal and romantic suspense in THE REBORN series?  What is your favorite genre to read?

Born to Love…
Five years ago, vampire Ryder Latimer stepped into the path of a bullet meant for FBI Agent Diana Reyes, at once saving her life and condemning her to death when his blood contaminates her open wounds. Now only an experimental treatment, transfusions, and allowing Ryder to sink his teeth into her when they make love keep her alive.
Born to Survive… 
Ryder has always known that no matter what they try, Diana can’t possibly survive what contact with his blood did to her. The reality for him is that no matter how much he loves her, he will lose her if he doesn’t turn her—a choice Diana may have put off for too long.
Born to Serve…
Even as her health continues to deteriorate and they battle with that difficult decision, Diana tracks a serial killer targeting their vampire friends. It’s a dangerous job, but she was born to it and, with Ryder’s help, she’ll serve and protect until the day she dies—or until a miracle turns their world upside down.


Ryder had hoped by now Diana would understand it was no longer a case of her world versus his, not only because of her physical condition, but because of the emotions she kept bottled inside. Emotions too similar to the loss and loneliness he'd battled over the centuries. He could help her handle them if she left her human world behind and joined him in his world.

He lifted his hands to her back and urged her forward.

She didn’t fight him, but slid her body upward along his. Resting her hands on his shoulders and bending toward him, she begged against his lips, “Please, Ryder.”

He shifted his hand to rest in the gap between her breasts, feeling her heart race. A solid, speedy beat that testified to her passion, not the fragile flutter that told him she needed a treatment.

“You are all that matters to me,” he said. “Do you think I can stand by and do nothing to keep you with me?”

She sighed and the warmth of her breath bathed his lips. “You make this too hard.”

But her words were followed by the brush of her lips against his. He savored the love in that kiss.

He opened his mouth, accepting her urgent kiss, groaning at the press of her body along the length of his. Relishing every lean hollow and soft curve pillowed into him.

She licked the edge of his lips with her tongue, then dipped it in to taste him. To run it along the edges of his teeth, where she’d find no hint of the vampire. For now, he wanted to share his humanity.

Reaching between their bodies, he cupped her breast and swiped his thumb across the beaded tip.

Taking it between his thumb and forefinger, he kneaded it into an even harder peak while he slid his other hand beneath the edge of her camisole.

With a quick surge, he yanked it over her head, freeing her breasts so he could touch them. He tweaked her nipples with his fingers, earning a strangled moan from her.

“Ryder,” she breathed huskily against his lips.

He pulled away from her kiss to whisper in her ear, “Tell me what you want, darlin’.”

She shivered with desire and he knew he would give her whatever she asked.

Sitting up slightly, she stared down at him, cupped her breasts and said, “I want your mouth on me.”

A long shudder ripped across his body and his vamp senses picked up on the answering pulse between her legs. He covered her hands with his, rose, and took her nipple into his mouth, sucking and biting while he caressed her other breast with his fingers. She trembled and raked her fingers through his hair, holding him close, shifted her hips against his body, insistent in her need.

He was so hard it was almost painful, but he didn’t want to rush the moment. He sensed it wouldn’t take much to push her over the edge. Tempering his caresses, he lay back down, toying with her breasts, and asked, “What else do you want?”

She bit her full bottom lip. A becoming and blessedly healthy flush worked across her cheeks. “I want you to kiss me. Down there.”

New 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.

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Thanks for visiting The Revolving Bookcase, Caridad!

One e-Book Copy of The Prince’s Gamble and One e-Book Copy of To Catch a Princess
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Prince's Gamble - Caridad Pineiro
Prince Alexander Ivanov is scrambling to save his reputation and his livelihood. One of the Russian Nights Casino’s hostesses has disappeared, and his business is suddenly under investigation by the FBI for associations with the mob and money laundering.
Special Agent Kathleen Martinez has no patience with rich, entitled aristocrats, especially one like Alexander Ivanov whom she believes is involved in the vicious human trafficking ring which she’d tried–and failed–to shut down two years earlier. With a second chance to bring him to justice, she goes undercover in the casino, but instead of facing the villain she expected, she finds herself battling a sizzling attraction to the man.
Now, forced to work together to trace the source of the illegal activities, the danger–and the passion between them–grows out of control, and they slowly begin to realize the biggest danger isn’t to the casino, it’s to their lives…and to their hearts.
To Catch A Princess - Caridad Pineiro
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.

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  1. Wonderful post - Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Another fabulous book by Caridad Pineiro! Loved Ryder (so sexy) and Diana (a great heroine)! The book had just the right mix of romance, suspense and action! Loved it!

  3. Sounds very good and makes you want to read this book.

  4. This book sounds good and makes you want to read this book. oh and i so love the cover.

  5. I like the fact that she is willing to risk herself to find out who is targeting her friends.

  6. Have not read any of her books.... would love to