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Guest Blogger: Caridad Pineiro (Contest)
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I have to confess. I am a hopeful romantic. I believe that love can conquer all. Even an Aztec demi-goddess like the one that terrorizes the hero and heroine and assorted others in a Mexican jungle in AZTEC GOLD.

The AZTEC GOLD novella was influenced by a business trip that I took to Mexico several years ago. I was able to visit some Mexican pyramids and learned about how the indigenous people in that area lived. You can see some photos from my trip and also find out about my fear of heights, as well as my climb to the top of the pyramid, by visiting the Carina blog

I also was able to read up on the gods and goddesses of the Aztecs and their way of life. All of those things inspired me to write not only AZTEC GOLD, but THE FIFTH KINGDOM, a romantic suspense that comes out from Carina Press in July 2012.

But what was even more fun was including some of my favorite things and hopefully some of yours. A strong heroine, although Cynthia has a fear of adventure (kind of like my fear of heights). A very alpha action-adventure guy in Rafael, Cynthia’s ex-love who had gone missing in the jungle thanks to the actions of that bad ass Aztec demi-goddess.

And even though Cynthia and Rafe have their issues, and have to stay alive somehow in a creepy Mexican temple, love does conquer all.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by! I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day.

We have a little bit of a surprise giveaway today since I was lucky enough to get some early copies of THE LOST, the next book in the SINS series which will be out in August.

Leave a comment and you could win a copy!

27 comments to “Guest Blogger: Caridad Pineiro (Contest)”

  1. Jeannene Walker
    · February 15th, 2011 at 8:45 am · Link

    We love all things Mexican. Would love to read this Lost though. Put my name in.

  2. Caridad Pineiro
    · February 15th, 2011 at 8:56 am · Link

    I fell in love with Mexico and its people. So lovely despite all the bad press coming from the problems along the border with the drug cartels. The food is amazing! I was lucky enough on another trip to go to Tequila and Mundo Cuervo. The Jose Cuervo people have a lovely museum there and also take you through the plant to see how tequila is made. Lots of fun.

    THE LOST is an expansion of the SINS series into the SIN HUNTER series. The premise is that a unique race descends on the Jersey Shore – a race of energy gatherers. I hope you guys will like all the books. πŸ™‚

  3. Fannie
    · February 15th, 2011 at 9:19 am · Link

    I am eagerly awaiting the release of The Lost. I have enjoyed the Sin books very much so this is sure to be a great book. I would love to read Aztec Gold but I don’t have a reader and can’t sit at the computer long enough at at time to enjoy it. πŸ™ Have a great day and hugs to all.

  4. Karin
    · February 15th, 2011 at 9:26 am · Link

    Like Fannie, I have greatly enjoyed the Sin books and am looking forward to the Aztec. My mother-in-law lives in southern Texas and we enjoy visiting and eating ‘over the border’. This is the first year that we were uneasy enough that we didn’t go.

  5. Linda Henderson
    · February 15th, 2011 at 9:28 am · Link

    I always enjoy your books and I would love to read The Lost. I’ve only been to the border of Mexico so I really didn’t get to see much of anything. My daughter has been to some ruins though.

  6. Sara
    · February 15th, 2011 at 10:58 am · Link

    I would love to win a copy of Lost! πŸ™‚ Please count me in!

  7. Sara
    · February 15th, 2011 at 11:07 am · Link

    Forgot to say, I’m at sweetbrier at shaw dot ca …just in case. πŸ˜‰

  8. CrystalGB
    · February 15th, 2011 at 11:22 am · Link

    Hi Caridad. Your book sounds great. I would love a copy of Lost.

  9. Susan R
    · February 15th, 2011 at 12:21 pm · Link

    I too have a fear of heights, which my family tortures me with periodically. This last weekend – parasailing! Though I did survive, it took me a few hours to stop my legs from shaking afterwards!

    Sounds like a great book!

  10. Caridad Pineiro
    · February 15th, 2011 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Thank you all for dropping by. My fear of heights is so bad that even just a few feet in the air, like on a step stool, are torture. The worst part is that I love to travel and have to fly. A nerve-wracking experience for sure.

    So glad you are all liking the SINS series so much. Thank you! πŸ˜€

  11. Kaye Manro
    · February 15th, 2011 at 2:33 pm · Link

    I have to tell you how much I Love The Lost cover. It is to die for appealing for sure!

  12. blodeuedd
    · February 15th, 2011 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Open to all? Cos would looove to win it

    I would so love to go there and see some ancient pyramids, kind of like the ones hidden in the jungle more πŸ™‚

    And I read Aztec yesterday, very cool

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  13. Estella
    · February 15th, 2011 at 3:54 pm · Link

    Have always wanted to visit Mexico. The drug trouble there puts me off.

    Would love to visit through your book.

  14. Chelsea B.
    · February 15th, 2011 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Wow! Your books sound amazing!
    Thanks for sharing! I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day as well πŸ™‚

  15. elaing8
    · February 15th, 2011 at 5:37 pm · Link

    I really enjoyed Aztec Gold.It was a great read.
    Thanks for the chance to win The Lost.

  16. SiNn
    · February 15th, 2011 at 5:41 pm · Link

    I heart all of your books this one willbe no exception Cant wait for its release sounds awesome

  17. Diane Sadler
    · February 15th, 2011 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I also have a fear of heights; when watching TV if the scene is done from a high rise apartment I get the woollies. Going on bridges is not easy; I end up turned towards the driver and trying not to look and talking to distract myself all at the same time.

  18. Fedora
    · February 15th, 2011 at 7:29 pm · Link

    I’m not a fan of heights myself–there’s a photo of my sister and me by a fenced cliffside when we were sightseeing as kids, and even then, I was squeezing her as tight as could be! Lost sounds like a great new addition to your series!

  19. Cecile
    · February 15th, 2011 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Aztec Gold is an awesome book!! IF you have not read it, I implore you to go get it NOW!!!!!
    And please count me in for this one!!!! What a great giveaway!!!!

  20. Caridad Pineiro
    · February 15th, 2011 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Thank you all for the kind comments about the books. The drug stuff in Mexico is a little scary for me as well. I really feel for those people living in Cuidad Juarez who have constant violence. I understand it’s almost becoming a ghost town. I hope you get to visit one day. I’d like to go back and go to Chichen Itza and some of the other temples. Good luck to you all in the contest! I’ll be back later. πŸ™‚

  21. ann/alba
    · February 15th, 2011 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Wow I love the Cover of The Lost.Would love to read it always looking for new to me Authors.

  22. Lanae T.
    · February 15th, 2011 at 9:37 pm · Link

    Aztec Gold looks like another great book, Caridad. For sure on my list! How awesome to be able to visit the places that you use for your books.

    I finished Stronger Than Sin today and it was a good thing I was home alone, because I yelled at the end. LOL What a tease!!!

    I can’t wait for the next two Sins books. They can’t come quick enough for me!

  23. Jen B.
    · February 15th, 2011 at 10:22 pm · Link

    OMG! Caridad has been on my wish list for about a year. I was just looking up a couple of her books on Amazon. I would love to win this. My fingers are crossed. Of course, it means my TBR pile would have to be reorganized. But I think I could suffer that if I won!

  24. Cindy McCune
    · February 16th, 2011 at 3:09 am · Link

    HELLO! *waves hand* :mrgreen: Over here! Please kick the picking machine and tell it I Tweeted & FB…I WANT THIS!!! *pant* Pwease!

  25. Beth C.
    · February 16th, 2011 at 5:13 am · Link

    My daughter really loved the Sins series. I have them in my TBR mountain, just waiting for the time to read them. We would both love to have the next book in the series.

  26. Caridad Pineiro
    · February 16th, 2011 at 7:50 am · Link

    Good morning and thanks again for dropping by! I really appreciate that you guys took the time to do that. Good luck in the contest. My lovely host, Delilah, will be picking someone.

    Thanks again Delilah for having me at your lovely blog. πŸ˜‰

  27. Karen Gonyea
    · March 5th, 2011 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Count me in πŸ™‚

    Subscribed via Google Reader –

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