Caridad is another bestselling author who writes dangerous but intriguing heroes. She writes paranormal romance but her past two books are paranormal with a touch of sci-fi, which makes for an absorbing story.
Personally, what I enjoy about Caridad’s books—aside from hot heroes and intriguing storylines—is her use of common themes we all face. The power of love and the chance of redemption. I like the way she presents characters that at first glance would be considered bad or wicked—but are they really? Or have circumstances pulled and shaped them into the person they appear to be today?
First of all, thank you for having me on your wonderful blog again, Sia! It’s been too long since we shared some time at the RT Conference.
I’ve been traveling all around the blogosphere to celebrate the release of STRONGER THAN SIN which is a very special book for me since it’s my 25th publication. It seems like yesterday that my first book came out in 1999 and I want to thank all of you who have been on this fabulous ride with me.
But STRONGER THAN SIN is special to me for another reason: Jesse Bradford, the hero in the novel. From the moment the idea came to me that Jesse would be a wounded warrior with an unsavory past, I knew that STRONGER THAN SIN would not only be a paranormal suspense, but also a powerful story of redemption. Especially since I’m a firm believer that thanks to the power of love anyone can be redeemed.
In Jesse’s case, he was a hard-working young man who made it through college by playing football and then became a superstar on the gridiron. Unfortunately, with money, fame and fortune, Jesse lost sight of his family values and became as well known for his antics off the field as on. When an injury causes Jesse to love the only thing he has left – football – he’ll do anything to be able to play again including radical gene therapy.
But somewhere along the way things go horribly wrong. Jesse is forced to confront the man he has become versus the man he once was, especially when he meets a woman who makes him wish for more.
I really enjoyed writing the story of how Jesse rediscovers the honorable and caring man he had been at one time and how he redeems himself on behalf of those he loves. I guess that’s because I’m a hopeful romantic and believe that anything is possible with love.
- How about you? Do you believe someone can change for the better? Do you believe that love can work miracles?
Stronger Than Sin:
Dr. Liliana Carrera has had a few rough months. First her fiancé’s depression turns her into his punching bag. Then her brother – a gun for hire – involves her in a dangerous assignment to save world famous cellist Caterina Shaw. Now Liliana has even made a new life for herself and has found a new friend in her brother Mick’s newlywed wife. With stability returning to her life, Liliana turns her attention to keeping Caterina healthy and overcoming the trauma of the violent incidents which have colored her life in recent months.
Jesse Bradford had wanted only one thing when he approached Wardwell Laboratories in order to participate in their gene therapy trials – to stop the deterioration of his bones brought so he could return to his career as a football player. Jesse had never imagined that the cure would be worse than the disease.
Liliana knows of Jesse’s checkered past as a high profile celebrity and sees the rage in Jesse. Both bring back painful memories and awaken fear in Liliana. But she cannot be blind to Jesse’s suffering and just walk away. Especially when Liliana begins to see the honorable and caring man struggling to emerge. Together, Liliana and Jesse will battle to recover Jesse’s humanity and explore the dangerous love taking hold in their hearts. Excerpt Trailer Caridad has all sorts of background info here too.