Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome author Caridad Pineiro today.
When I thought about my guest post at Fiction Vixen (and thank you so much for having me here), I wondered what could I tell you about AMAZON AWAKENING?
Well for starters, it’s my very first erotic paranormal romance. Wow. Very first.
There is something special about firsts. So I thought I’d share some firsts that I won’t forget.
First love. My hubby. We met in college and it was love at first site.
First friend. My sister. She couldn’t say my name, so she called me “Cherry” for a few years.
First moment my heart went Ohhhh and stopped beating. The day my daughter brushed her hand across my face as I was feeding her.
First book: Now and Always. Will always have a special place in my heart.
I’d love to hear some of your “firsts” that you remember. As for me, as always remember AMAZON AWAKENING as my first erotic romance because it was soooo different from anything I have done before.
Sure, I’ve written sexy. Those of you who are fans know I do sexy. But erotic is a whole different creature. It’s much more daring and edgy. Much more demanding as a writer in some ways, mainly because for me the story still had to have a romantic arc.
I still wanted to see that first spark — okay – let’s be honest here – inferno of attraction and see where it led as the hero and heroine got to know each other better.
The hard part with AMAZON AWAKENING was that since it was a novella, that inferno leading to very intimate and sensual situations had to happen quickly.
I didn’t know what to expect as I had by-the-book lawyer Paola Lopes taking off to the Amazon with sexy Rey Peralta. What I discovered was a whole new side to my writing and to the growth of the relationships between the characters. I learned that because of the nature of the intimacy, there had to be an immediate and much deeper level of trust between the two partners. Trust and respect.
In a regular romance, that takes time, but in a shorter work, that trust, respect and love had to develop much more quickly and in this story it was not without complications.
Did I mention that Rey wants Paola to give up her life in New York City to take up the leadership of the Guardians, a race that is honor-bound to protect a sacred space deep in the Amazon? Can we say conflict much?
But despite that conflict, love does develop between Rey and Paola and I hope you will take a moment to check it out and celebrate this first with me!
Thank you all for taking the time to drop by! Share your memorable firsts for a chance to win a LOST T-shirt and ARC of THE CLAIMED, the second book in the SIN HUNTER series which will be out in paperback in May 2012. Ends Jan 1, winners announced next week.
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