IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE WELCOME CARIDAD PINERO TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!
Good morning, Caridad and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today…
CARIDAD: I’m a wife, mom, lawyer and writer! I was always an avid reader and developed my love of writing in the fifth grade when my teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. I got hooked on the writing bug and could not stop writing!
CARIDAD: AMAZON AWAKENING is my very first erotic paranormal romance I’ve ever written. I’d been itching to try it out since everyone says I write sexy and then my editor asked me to do some for Nocturne Cravings. I had a few story ideas in mind and I was off and writing. It was fun, but the hardest part was making sure there was a romantic arc in the stories. For me there has to be a happily-ever-after and not just one sex scene after another. I was very happy to be able to have the physical intimacy be melded with a growing emotional attachment between Rey and Paola.
MBA: How do you feel your writing has grown through the years?
CARIDAD: I think I’ve really improved in how I describe scenes and people and that my writing has gotten really dark and edgy. I love writing dark and edgy, but am also eager to do a lighthearted and sexy contemporary romance.
MBA: What is the weidest piece of writing advice you received that actually worked?
CARIDAD: Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I haven’t really gotten any truly weird advice, although someone told me write poetry if I found myself stuck of how to describe something. I do try that at times and it has helped on occasion.
MBA: What is a typical writing day for you and how do you relax after a long day of writing?
CARIDAD: I work in New York City, so I get on the train at around 6, sit down and pull out my laptop. I write on the trip and then when I get to NYC, I walk to my office. It’s about a twenty minute walk, but it’s relaxing and there is always something fun happening in the city. At my office I work on various files and counsel clients on legal matters. When the day ends, I walk back to the train station and during that time, I visualize the scene that I am going to write on the train ride home. I try to work out a few times a week and when I get home, I spend time with my family. At night I’ll sometimes write, but I’m usually too tired, so only if it’s a really pressing deadline. On the weekends, I write for a few hours every day in the morning, then do chores and spend time with family and friends. To relax, I watch TV or movies or take a long stroll along the boardwalk.
MBA: With Christmas approaching what are some of your favorite Christmas memoirs family traditions?
CARIDAD: I totally love decorating the house! We go and chop down the tree and then trim it when we get home. We put up a Christmas village and have a big dinner on Christmas Eve with family and friends. We always have a blast. If people would like to see pictures, they can check them out here: http://www.caridad.com/2011/12/13/holiday-blog-hop-giveaway-holiday-traditions/
MBA: What is next on the horizen for Caridad and her writing?
CARIDAD: I’ve got another 5, yep 5, erotic paranormal romance novellas to do for Nocturne Cravings. They’ll be out in February, April and June for now. I also have THE CLAIMED, the second in the SIN HUNTER series, out in May 2012. Then THE CALLING comes back in December 2012 and is REBORN as a fresh vampire suspense series in 2013 with Entangled Publishing. I’ll be a very busy girl and I am loving the writing.
MBA: Caridad where can you be found and where can our readers purchase you books?
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