Posted October 13, 2012 by davincikittie in Informational

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Caridad Pineiro on tortured souls and honorable men

Please help me welcome author Caridad Pineiro!

Lots of things go through your mind when you’re on the edge of death. Alex Garcia knew more than most since death had touched his life on too many occasions. As a young college student, he’d watched his girlfriend’s father gunned down and die in her arms. As a DEA Agent, he had barely survived a failed mission to shut down a terrorist attack in New York City. But on that night, Alex had faced more than death. He’d faced a vampire.

Or at least he thought it was a vampire. Years later, he’s still not sure that’s what he really saw or if it was some kind of hallucination from the blood loss. When Alex encounters a sexy woman on the South Beach strip that looks too much like the demon who had a taste of him years earlier, he wonders if he is maybe losing his mind.

Alex sounds pretty tortured, right? My favorite kind of hero. Alex is an honorable man struggling with a truth that he doesn’t want to believe: That vampires really exist.

In KISSED BY A VAMPIRE, my October 16 release from Harlequin Nocturne, Alex has to come to grips with not only that reality, but with the growing attraction that he feels toward Stacia, a 2000 year old vampire who is nothing like what Alex ever expected.

Stacia is a tortured soul also. Since the night she was turned, Stacia has grown more and more lonely. After so many years, Stacia no longer believes that love is possible for her until she meets Alex.

Both Alex and Stacia will battle their growing attraction, especially since Alex is trying to find the missing daughter of a former colleague which leads him to a dangerous white slavery ring.

KISSED BY A VAMPIRE is filled with suspense as well as sexiness and deep emotion. I loved exploring all the facets of two such complex characters. Even more, I loved being able to find a way to give both Alex and Stacia the happily-ever-after that they both deserve.

How about you? Do you love your heroes to be tortured? Do you like a mix of vampires and some suspense? I’d love to hear from you what you like in your stories.

A vampire who has given up on love gets a second chance from a most unlikely mortal…

For two thousand years, vampire elder Stacia has roamed on her own, haunted by the betrayal that turned her into a creature of the night. Her nights looming empty and eternal, Stacia longs for love, but settles for quick bites and sinful pleasures in South Beach. Until she comes face-to-face with the unforgettable DEA agent she once brought back from the brink of death.

Alex Garcia knows that demons exist-the real kind, the kind that are kidnapping women and selling them into slavery. Finding those victims is his focus-not a beautiful seductress whose otherworldly abilities can’t possibly be real. But when Stacia summons all her powers to prove what she really is, Alex will summon all his to believe in the vampire’s kiss….

Order Kissed by A Vampire on: Amazon / B&N

Giveaway (US/Int)

Caridad is giving away one paperback of The Claimed…

(pssst – click here to read our review of the first book in the Sin Hunters series, The Lost!)

and a bonus swag pack to one commenter on today’s post! To win, leave a comment answering Caridad’s questions then fill out the Rafflecopter widget.

Do you love your heroes to be tortured? Do you like a mix of vampires and some suspense?

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Follow the tour!

Kissed By A Vampire Blog Tour

10/06/12 – All Things Books

10/07/12 – Literal Addiction

10/08/12 – Books-n-Kisses

10/09/12 – United by Books

10/10/12 – Close Encounters with the Night Kind

10/11/12 – The Hispanic Reader

10/12/12 – Sizzling Hot Books

10/13/12 – Grave Tells

10/14/12 – The Jeep Diva

10/15/12 – The Reading Cafe

10/16/12 – Book Lovin’ Mamas

10/17/12 – Riverina Romantics

10/18/12 – Romancing The Book

10/19/12 – All The Fun Starts After Dark

10/20/12 – Ramblings from this Chick

10/21/12 – Book Monster



Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.