Wednesday, May 21, 2014


My guest is Caridad Piñeiro. She's a romance author but still quite the eclectic writer in subject matter. Everything from vampires, super strength heroes, a touch of  sci-fi, and suspense. All with a strong heartbeat of romance and engaging stories. 
Her topic is a newer area of writing, erotic romance, and how create a good story to hang a hot romance to. Erotic romance is more than sex scenes. There has to be an engaging story. Something that touches fantasiesand haven't we all had them? That moment we wish we could have acted on?

When I was first approached about participating in the ONE NIGHT ONLY anthology, I really wasn't sure what to write about.

The theme was one special night, just one, and I went over idea after idea in my head until the story came to me in a blast of memories.

There I was back at my alma mater, Villanova, and there were the ROTC men and women in their dress uniforms at a formal.  They all looked so beautiful and amazing and I knew then that my hero had to be a just graduated Marine who will soon be leaving.

I wanted to shake things up a little so I decided that the heroine had to be someone that the hero, Jase Hart, might consider off limits.  Who might that be?  His best friend’s slightly older sister, Nickie de Salvo.

I had so much fun getting them together and giving them a very special and sexy night on the day of a graduation party of Jase and Nickie’s brother Tommy.  I won’t say more, only that the story is emotional and sexy.

It’s also been awesome working with my fellow anthology members, Stephanie Julian, Raven Morris and Willow James!  They've all had such great ideas about the theme for the stories and for all the fun memes and teasers we've been sharing for the anthology.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out our anthology and the four naughty novellas that are sure to have you snuggling beneath the covers to finish the book in one sitting!

  • If you had to write, or live, a story about one special night or day, what would you choose? It doesn't have to be erotic or even romance.
Would you choose sitting on a mountain as the sun goes down? A night in Vegas, a show on Broadway, a jungle safari? Ballooning at sunrise? Snorkling? An adventure on the USS Enterprise?  

The Genie is present what is your wish?


He has just one night to prove to her that anything is possible . . .

Jason Hart, Jase to his friends, has just graduated college and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. It's the night of the graduation party and she'll be there. His best friend's slightly older sister, Nickie. Nickie is the only woman he's really wanted for a long time. He has just one night to make it happen.

She has just one night before the man of her dreams leaves, maybe forever, but can she find the courage to take a chance . . .

Nicole de Salvo has been in love - and lust - for her little brother's best friend for years. For years she's watched from afar and done nothing about her attraction for Jason Hart only now their time together is almost at an end. On their last night together will she find the courage to do something about her feelings, or will she live with regret for the rest of her life?


Caridad Pineiro is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Caridad is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 40 novels/novellas. You can find Caridad: Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Website


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Good to meet you Ms. Pineiro! Paranormal romance - interesting genre concept! Very unique!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Caridad!
Not sure what I would select as one special night.

Jo said...

Congratulations. I have no idea what I would choose either.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Welcome back to Over Coffee, Caridad! Anyone of the choices would be fun. Since we're talking fiction,I'd Love to be on the USS Enterprise.

Personally, I think writing erotic romance would be hard. Oh, I can write sex, but finding the engaging characters and a good story the sexy would fit into. That would be harder. I can see where one would spend some time kicking around ideas.

shelly said...


Robin said...


I find the idea of writing erotic romance completely overwhelming. Sounds like it was a bit of a challenge for you, too... one that you overcame!!!

Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you all for coming by and to Sia for letting me visit. Erotic romance, especially short erotic romance, is hard, but fun. I enjoy the challenge of making sure there is a strong romantic story combined with all that sexiness!

Stephanie Faris said...

I remember when I wrote romance, I tried to take on one of those one-night romances that imitated those 80s movies, where they whole movie was set in one night? (I think American Graffiti inspired the trend.) It wasn't erotic--the whole point was the whole book was just one night of a new couple's was a lot tougher to do than I thought!

Crystal Collier said...

One special night, eh? I think it would involve star gazing, fireworks and gummy bears--or maybe I'm just remembering the summer I worked in West Yellowstone.

I love working with other authors and the power that comes from harnessing your collective genius. I bet the anthology is amazing.

Caridad Pineiro said...

It was totally tough to fit a story into one night, but I think that the story really came together as Nickie and Jase crammed all they had ever wanted to do into those special hours. I won't spoil the ending, but I think you'll love it. One reader even said she cried.

M. J. Joachim said...

It would have to be one of those special memories with my husband - so many to choose from, I really can't decide, but definitely one of those :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Sounds like a wickedly wonderful read. Great to meet you.

Hi, Sia!

~Sia McKye~ said...

MJ I have quite a few of those wonderful moments with my husband. Hard to choose, indeed.

Carol I think wicked is a good choice of words, lol! Hugs Carol!