FEATURE AND REVIEW OF “FIFTH KINGDOM” BY CARIDAD PINEIRO….
From the author’s website:
Caridad Piñeiro® is a multi-published and award-winning author whose love of the written word developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project – to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.
From the start, Caridad’s novels have received acclaim and have helped redefine the landscape of modern romance novels. In 1999, Caridad was published by Kensington as part of Encanto, the first line of bilingual Latino romance novels. In 2000, Caridad was one of the first Latino authors featured at the launch of BookExpo America’s Spanish Pavillion. In December 2006, Caridad helped Silhouette launch its successful Nocturne paranormal line with DEATH CALLS, one of the novels in the award-winning THE CALLING Vampire series. In addition, Caridad has appeared at BookExpo America on numerous occasions and has captained both the multicultural and vampire genre panels at the RT BookClub Conventions.
Caridad’s CHICAS novels, including her seventeenth release, SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN from Simon & Schuster’s Downtown Press, have garnered praise from both fellow authors and reviewers and are helping to make Latina fiction a vital part of the publishing mainstream.
In recognition of her work, Caridad has received various awards and honors. In 2007, a year marked by the debut of six novels from Harlequin and Pocket Books, Caridad received the Golden Apple Award Author of the Year Award from the New York City Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Other honors that Caridad has received include the selection of DANGER CALLS and DEATH CALLS as the Top Fantasy Books of 2005 and 2006 by CATALINA magazine, the Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award for Best Nocturne in 2006 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf award in 2001 for Best Short Contemporary. Her other titles have received a number of nominations, such as the Harlequin Readers Choice Awards and RIO Reviewers Choice Awards. Both DANGER CALLS and SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS have been book club selections.
Caridad’s eighteenth novel, MOON FEVER, a paranormal anthology with Maggie Shayne, Susan Sizemore and Lori Handeland, debuted in late September 2007 as #32 on the New York Times Extended Bestseller list and #123 on the USA TODAY Bestseller List. HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, a paranormal anthology with Maureen Child, made the BookScan Top 100 Adult Fiction list.
In 2009, Caridad will debut a new paranormal romantic suspense series with Grand Central Publishing. The first novel in the series, SINS OF THE FLESH, will be released in November 2009.
Caridad has appeared on Romance Novel Television, Fox Television’s Good Day New York Early Edition , New Jersey News’ Jersey’s Talking with Lee Leonard and WGN-TV’s Adelante Chicago. Articles featuring Caridad’s works have appeared in the New York Daily News, Catalina, RT BookClub, NJ Monthly, Star Ledger, Home Tribune News, Sun Sentinel, Variety Yahoo! Online News, Latina and the Waterbury Republican-American.
When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various topics related to writing and heads a writing group. Caridad is also an attorney, wife and mother.
Also about the Author:
Caridad was born in Havana, Cuba, and settled in the New York Metropolitan area. She attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. Caridad earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University and became the first female partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, an intellectual property firm in midtown Manhattan.
Visit with Caridad Pineiro at:http://caridadpineiro.com
THE FIFTH KINGDOM
a romantic suspense novel
by Caridan Pineiro
Available July 11, 2011
Dr. Deanna Vasquez hasn’t spoken to her mother in years, not since the renowned archaeologist abandoned her family in her quest to find the lost tomb of Montezuma. When CIA agent Bill Santana shows up in her classroom with the news that her mother has been abducted by terrorists, Deanna has to help in any way she can.
Bill needs Deanna’s expertise to determine the location of her mother’s latest find, before her kidnappers do. He fears whatever mysteries the tomb holds could be deadly in the wrong hands. In an effort to make contact with the terrorist cell, Bill accompanies Deanna to Mexico posing as her fiancé—a ruse made doubly dangerous because of the very real heat between them…
THE FIFTH KINGDOM by Caridad Pineiro is an exciting romantic suspense set in Mexico City.The characters will capture your heart and hope for more.They are engaging, sexy, and very determined. The plot is easy to follow,well written with depth and details. We have a sexy CIA,an adventurous professor,and possible mystical power ancient relic.This story has everything a reader could want.It has romance,sweet sensuality,mystery,suspense,torture to some degree,love,facing the past,longing for love,peace and happiness.It is fast paced,page turner that will have your heart pumping and you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. The hero,Bill Santana,a CIA agent,sexy,handsome,and on a mission to locate and bring home Deanna’s mother.The heroine,Dr. Deanna Vasquez,is beautiful,a professor,the daughter of the renowned archaeologist,whom she has not spoken to in years,Since her mother abandoned her and her father years prior. Her mother is not only a renowned archaeologist, but also has possibly found the Tome of Montezuma.She has been kidnapped and tortured by terrorist who will stop at nothing to have what may have been found in the Tomb.Thus enter Special Agent Bill Santana and Dr. Deanna Vasquez.Together they will follow the leads to Mexico City,battle terrorists,found themselves,discover the secret of the Tomb of Montezuma,stop fighting their attraction for each other,have passion, and fall in love.This is an action packed story.”Fifth Kingdom” is a treasure,a keeper,and a must read.I won this book and would highly recommend it to all mystery,suspense,and romance readers.Also,if you enjoy a little Indiana Jones in the mix you will definitely enjoy this one.Details for this book can be found at Carina Press.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn
Sony Reader Store