Monday, November 8, 2010

Book Feature and Giveaway: Stronger Than Sin

It's been six months since Liliana Carrera helped her brother rescue Caterina Shaw from Wardwell Laboratories, a group of fringe scientists experimenting on human beings. Now, Liliana--with funding from the FBI--has set up a new facility to continue testing the inhibitor complex, a cure for the patients of Wardwell. What's even better is the FBI has managed to recover another of the patients, Jesse Bradford.

When Jesse arrives at Liliana's facility, he has been drugged and displays violent erratic behavior. As Liliana helps him detox, Jesse demonstrates strange powers--superhuman strength and the ability to heal quickly.

Despite their growing attraction, Jesse is secretive and Liliana remains fearful of him. Eventually he admits that Wardwell scientists threatening his sister's life in order to maintain control over him and his powers. As they try to locate her, they begin to suspect that the scientists may have corrupted the FBI. Unless they can discover Wardwell's master plan soon, Jesse's sister, the other patients, and an unknown number of innocent people, will pay the price.

About the Author:
Caridad PiƱeiro® 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.

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.

I have five copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below with your email address. The contest is open to US and Canada but no PO Box addresses. Winners will be chosen on November 20.


  1. Sounds like a great read. Please count me in!

  2. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

    the_happy_soul at yahoo dot com

  3. This book sounds really good. I like stories like this one. I would love to read it.

  4. I love her books, I would love to read this one. I have all of her The Calling series and recommend them to everyone.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  5. I first read one of Caridad's Chicas books and was hooked. My favorite series is her SINS because of her science background that she incorporates into the books.
    Karin T.

  6. This one sounds so interesting, never read a book with a premise like this.

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  7. I have the first book as well, so would love a chance at this book 2. Thank you.


  8. Wow, Caridad
    I didn't know you were Cuban, my great grandmother is from Havana, she was there when the Maine was sunk and she was out on one of the Barges when they raised it. She met my great grandfather when he was in Cuba with Teddy Roosevelt and his rough riders. Hope your blog tours continue to do well, enjoyed reading about your accomplishments.
    seawitch6464 @

  9. I love Caridad's books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  10. I have this book on my wish list. I would love to read it.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. I'd love to win this,please count me in

  12. Thank you all for dropping by! Zina, I didn't know you were part Cuban! That must have been quite amazing for your great grandma.

  13. Sounds like a great book...please include me in the giveaway.

    littleone AT shaw DoT ca

  14. I read SINS OF THE FLESH and loved it. I can't wait to read STRONGER THAN SIN.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  15. I love discovering new books. I would love this one!


  16. OH wow.... Please include me in this one! Please! *batting eyelashes* I have the first one and can't wait for this one!

  17. I really enjoy Caridad's books and have followed her for years. When I lived up north and traveled to FL I'd always think of her as we drove through the state where she lives. Funny, I'd always say 'my friend Caridad lives here". STS appeals to me greatly. Thanks.

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

  18. Thank you all for dropping by! I appreciate the support.

  19. Stronger Than Sin sounds interesting & I'd love to read it. Thanks for giveaway.
    vinter at warwick dot net

  20. Great giveaway! This one sounds exciting.

  21. Please enter me for this. I'd really enjoy reading it. Thanks!

  22. I would love to read Stronger Than Sin. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    familyhistree at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

  23. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com