Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hot in Handcuffs Giveaway Hop

Hello my Fellow Hotties and Welcome to my stop on the blog hop!!  I have my fellow hot hot author, Caridad Pineiro joining me today for a fabulous giveaway...which is INTERNATIONAL!!!  A big thank you to the ladies at UTC, which happens to be one of my favorite blogs!  You ladies rock!!  So for my bit of Naughtiness...I racked Caridad!!  This is what she had to say:
 Hello and Welcome to The Rack!  I’m so happy to have you here visiting and sharing your newest work.  Don’t mind the noise from the prison… err guests, they get noisy during their…  Let me clear a spot so you can have a seat.  Would you like some refreshments before you get started?

So I have to ask…Why paranormal romance?  I was in a dark mood and wanted to create some stories that were a little edgier.  The first paranormal I wrote was DARKNESS CALLS, the first book in THE CALLING series and as I finished it, I realized that a paranormal world created many more possibilities for unique story lines.  I have loved exploring the histories of all the vampires in the series and mixing up vampires from very different cultures.


Tell us a little bit about your book.  KISSED BY A VAMPIRE is the story of Stacia, a 2000 year old vampire who doesn’t believe that love is possible in her life.  She’s seen too much and suffered too much.  Of course, when she runs into sexy DEA Agent Alex Garcia and is pulled into an investigation of a white slavery ring, Stacia begins to wonder whether she might be wrong about love.  KISSED BY A VAMPIRE is a very sexy and emotional story as well as being action-packed.

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….

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What first sparked the series idea?  The idea for THE CALLING (which becomes THE REBORN series in February 2013) was inspired by my desire to write darker and different suspense stories.  I was a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files and asked myself, what would happen if a very modern and kick-ass female FBI Agent ran into a very sexy, Southern gentleman vampire?  That birthed Diana Reyes and Ryder Latimer as well as THE CALLING series.

What is the key element in your character creation?  The key element in all of my characters is finding some emotional wound that the character needs to overcome.  Then I put them in the worst possible situation for that emotional wound.

Who is the character that in your opinion everyone is going to fall in love with?  I think people will love Stacia because of how complex she is, but also because of how strong she is.

I have to ask, what are the hardest scenes for you to write?  The hardest scenes are the love scenes because I want them to be unique, but also fit the characters.  Also, I really don’t want to write one until the characters are ready to take that next step.


How would you rate the sex scenes throughout the series?  The sex scenes are definitely R-rated headed toward X-rated.  The books are all very spicy, but in different ways.


Are there any of these in your books?  (Hands one of the toy boxes on the right which is filled with sex toys, whips, body creams, lotions, lubs…and whatever else you can imagine J)  Um, gulp, yeah.  There are definitely some playful scenes like that in the books.


Do you see yourself writing anymore stories in this series or a spin-off?  Right now there are four more books in the series.  One will be released from Harlequin, but then the series becomes THE REBORN series and will be released by Entangled Publishing beginning in February 2013.  I hope to write more after that as well.

Are any of your characters reflective of you?  Of all the characters, Diana Reyes is the most like me.  Some drama in her past life, a mix of strong and insecure and very much a control freak.

Tell us about some up and coming books.  BORN TO SERVE is the next book in the series and it brings back Diana and Ryder for the next step of their story.  Fans of the series will remember that Diana is nearly killed in DEATH CALLS, but survives when she was contaminated with Ryder’s blood.  That contamination is creating all kinds of problems with Diana’s health and BORN TO SERVE will explore what is happening and how Diana and Ryder’s love will face that.  The other books in the series will continue with Diana and Ryder’s story, but will also have suspense subplots with other characters and their love stories.

Will any of your characters from this series cameo in other future books?  In future books you will see many of the characters that form the Scooby Gang. Diego, Blake, Meghan, Melissa, Sebastian, David, Maggie and others from the earlier books will all play roles in future stories.


Where can we find you for future updates?   You can find out more at,,, and


Any future touring in the works?  I will be touring in November for an upcoming romantic suspense novel, THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE, and also in February for the release of BORN TO SERVE.
To Follow along this 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

I’m so happy you have Stopped By Again!!  Would you like another tour of the..err…levels?  J I can introduce you to the “guests”, if you just hand me that box back.

Thank you so much for letting me visit with you!  It’s been lots of fun.

Let’s get you suited up:

Wine, mixed drink, or straight up?  Wine for sure.

 Leather straps or chains?  Leather straps.

 Cat-o-nine, braided leather, or chain length whip?  Braided leather.

 Collar and Leash or Adornment?  Adornment.  The control freak in me wouldn’t like a collar and leash.

 Leather studded bodysuit or corset top?  Corset top.

 Fishnets or garter-belt?  Garter belt.

 Leather pants, mini, or a long skirt slitted up both sides?  Leather pants.

 Lace up boots or high heels?  Ugh.  Neither.  I’m such a sneaker kind of girl.

 Ball gag, manacles, or blindfold?  Blindfold.

 The rack or the whipping post?  OMG.  I’m short, so maybe the rack to make me a little taller?

 Candle wax or clamps?  Ouch.  Candle wax.

 Blonde, red-head, or Brunette?  Brunette with blue or green eyes.  So love that combo.


He is my personal favorite, but I have a thing for dark haired tattooed demonsJ.  And the nipple piercings just add that little bit of kink.  The humans are kept on the upper levels even though I’m slowly weeding them out.  They just can’t seem to handle our….services.  And of course, the further down you go the more of the paranormal comes to light.  So …what’s your posion?   We also have a new level of shapeshifters that can take on ANY form you want……it’s actually quite amusing if you want to switch during….you get the picture!!!

So while I have Caridad looking at my stock, let's take a look at Claimed:
 Victoria Johnson loves her life. She's her own boss in a quaint beachside town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It's Victoria's duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden.

A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate . . . but as a Light Hunter, she's his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don't want peace-and they'll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever . . .

So you know the drill :)  Fill out the rafflecopter and hop on over to the rest of these great blogs!!
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Nadine said...

Control by Puddle of Mudd

Book Savvy Babe said...

thanks for the interview and contest! Ok, my favorite naughty song is S&M by Rhianna.... whenever I hear it, it gets stuck in my head, it's even on my run mix :) Book Savvy Babe

Chrystina said...

Probably Mrs. Officer by Lil Wayne, love his sexy voice :)

miki said...

Elisa by Gainsbourg

biochemguy said...

S&M for me too!

Emily said...

Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO and Shut Up and Sleep With Me by Sin With Sebastian. Oh, and I love The Bad Touch by Bloodhound Gang. I love the beat, and I die laughing every time I hear it. :)

Nenna said...

50cent- candyshop :D

Pauliina Oksanen

Allie said...

LL Cool J.....Doin it....Love that song, very naughty. Then I like Az Yet Last night...soft and sensual

Unknown said...

I love the song "I Touch Myself" but i cant spell the name of the singer its like Divinylis. I feel frisky and sexy whenever I hear it.

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Gaele said...

Since A was playing it last night... Lollipop by Lil' Wayne.

Caridad Pineiro said...

Thanks for letting me visit and have some fun with you today! I really appreciate it. My sexy little song would probably be I KISSED A GIRL by Katy Perry.

Rissa said...

Whistle by Flo Rida is my current fav naughty song :) Thanks for the chance to win!! raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

heather said...

I'm in Love with a Stripper by T-Pain

Unknown said...

The song that I like is Dick In a Box by Justin Timberlake and Andy Sanburg. That was SNL.

Beckey said...

Lick by Joi

Thanks for sharing and being a part of the great blog hop


JeanMP said...

S&M by Rhianna and I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
Thanks for the giveaway.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Na said...

Nice and Slow.

Veronika said...

Jamelia - Beware of the dog

Anonymous said...

S&M by Rihanna! :]
Thanks for the giveaway!

Molly said...

S&M by Rihanna all the way baby! Thanks for the great giveaway!

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

Irene Jackson said...

I don't think I know any naughty songs, I've not heard any of the ones mentioned so far! I shall have to investigate.

divavixenqueen said...

Where have you been by Rihanna
and Pound the Alarm by Nicki Minaj

Di said...

I can never remember names of songs or which artists did them, but I enjoy them when I hear them (as long as they have a good beat).

Chasity Tarantino said...

Scream by Avenged Sevenfold

Unknown said...

Dance in the mirror by Bruno Mars or Speechless by Beyonce Knowles.

crystalguidroz1 said...

I definitely think Hearts on Fire by Blue Foundation is a super sex song!

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Great interview!
So looking forward to reading the series...*S*
I get Nickelback - Figured You Out stuck in my head at work, and start humming the tune and the lyrics...gets me in trouble....*S*
Count me in please!


Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you all for coming by! I'll have to check out some of these songs that you guys have mentioned! Good luck with the contest.

Jyl22075 said...

The first song that came to mind was a song from the 90s called Touch It. I think it was by Monifah.

Jyl22075 at

Elizabeth H. said...

I agree with Jyl22075! Another naughty son I like is Pony by Ginuwine.

ArtemisG said...

Erotic by Madonna and Eyes on Fire by Blue Foundation, thank you for the giveaway!

Cassandra said...

There are so many:
Oh Na Na Na Nah by Lil Jon & the Eastside boys
Fantasy by Ludacris
Animals by Nickelback
I Can Tell by 504 Boyz
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

mariehahn13 said...

When I read the comment question, the first song that came to mind was Fantasy by Ludacris! That is one dirty song! :)

Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

Ashley Applebee said...

Candy Shop by 50 Cent, How Many Licks by Lil Kim and Fantasy by Ludacris!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Ashley A

LisaILJ said...
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LisaILJ said...

I'm going with Closer by Nine in Nails. That and Do Me by Bell Biv Devoe were the first two that popped in my head. I can't believe Do Me was actually played on the radio.

Carin said...

Favorite has to be Master and Servant by Depeche Mode from the mid 80s LOL! thanks Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

jennifer lopez - dance again and S&M by Rihanna. thanks ^^


Gisele said...

'Wild Ones' by Flo Rida and Sia!

Jillyn said...

S&M by Rihanna. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Figured You Out by Nickelback most definitely! Great interview. I knew of Caridad Pineiro; we're twitter and FB followers, but never had the pleasure of reading and learning more about the author behind the books.
Caridad, your books sound awesome! I'm adding them to my TBR list right after I finish the Rafflecopter. Nikki, your blog is just great; I've been hanging out all day exploring - really I have! LOL
Have a great weekend you two. ~Brenda

donnas said...

I really cant think of one. I have only heard 1 or 2 of the ones even mentioned I think. Lots to look up.

Christine said...

My favorite naughty song is "Pony" or "Spank the pony" but I have no idea who sings it.
Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the great giveaway..
Best wishes and continued success!
cms72023 at gmail dot com

Kaylyn D said...

I'm going to go with One Hot Mama by Trace Adkins. lol I know it isn't super naughty but my hubby sings it to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Yvette said...

S&M by Rhianna...

June M. said...

Trying to think of one that has not been used yet....How about BAD GIRLFRIEND by Theory of a Deadman. Love that song :)

Unknown said...

*Little Red Corvette* by Prince

bookaholicholly at gmail . com

Vanessa N. said...

I love S & M by Rhianna. Thanks for the giveaway.

latishajean said...

I really can't think of any that someone has not said lot of good ones! Thank you for the great giveaway!

JessS said...

Move Your Body by My Darkest Days

Alicia said...

3 from Britney Spears, or If You Seek Amy.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Misha said...

Oh~ great question! I love S&M by Rhianna and also Loosen Up My Buttons by Pussycat Dolls!

Jolene and Family said...

My Body by LSG

VanillaOrchids said...

I'm going to say Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon. :)

Spav said...

Cherry Pie by Warrant

Unknown said...

Breathe by Faith Hill, I Melt by Rascal Flatts, or Let's Make Love by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Caridad Pineiro said...

Love all the suggestions for the songs! Totally love some of the choices you guys made. I appreciate you taking the time to come by and share them.

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