What do you think of when you hear the words “South Beach”? Sultry. Sexy. Sinful.
As a kid, we used to stay in South Beach when we were visiting friends and family in Miami. It was affordable and right on the beach. Lincoln Road was this cool pedestrian mall with a little tram to take you from one end to the other. Then the hotels and stores started to get really rundown and the area got a little scary so we stopped going and went somewhere else.
Funny thing how so many years later my family and I would head down to a very different South Beach. One that was glitzy and glamorous and more importantly, restored the beauty of the Art Deco landmarks all along Ocean Drive and brought new life to Lincoln Road.
It was these visits to South Beach that had me thinking that it was time for a change of pace for THE CALLING/REBORN series, especially since the heroine in the new book, KISSED BY A VAMPIRE, really needed a very unique locale to match her very different personality.
You see Stacia is a 2000 year old vampire who has seen too much of life and finds it boring and lonely. To her South Beach is an easy place to find some sexy nights and easy bites. The last thing she expects is to find a man who will challenge everything she believes is possible in her undead life.
The South Beach setting really let me give you a different taste in THE CALLING/REBORN series. I chose Manhattan for the series because it provided a location where the vampires could remain anonymous amidst the skyscrapers and unique neighborhoods in Manhattan.
In Miami there are fewer vampires and the sun creates its own issues for the undead. Of course the nightlife in Miami makes some things easier as Stacia discovers, but easier isn’t always better. Especially when all those easy bites are nowhere near as intriguing as DEA Agent Alex Garcia. LOL!
Thank you for letting me share a little bit about my new release. I hope you’ll enjoy Stacia’s story as well as the South Beach locale.
Have you had a chance to visit South Beach? Are there any places you’ve been that you think would be good for a vampire story and if so, why? I’d love to hear from you!
Kissed by a Vampire
by Caridad Pineiro
October 16, 2012
by Caridad Pineiro
October 16, 2012
A vampire who has given up on love gets a second chance from a most unlikely mortal…For two thousand years, vampire elder Stacia has roamed on her own, haunted by the betrayal that turned her into a creature of the night. Her nights looming empty and eternal, Stacia longs for love, but settles for quick bites and sinful pleasures in South Beach. Until she comes face-to-face with the unforgettable DEA agent she once brought back from the brink of death.Alex Garcia knows that demons exist-the real kind, the kind that are kidnapping women and selling them into slavery. Finding those victims is his focus-not a beautiful seductress whose otherworldly abilities can’t possibly be real. But when Stacia summons all her powers to prove what she really is, Alex will summon all his to believe in the vampire’s kiss….
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Kissed By A Vampire Blog Tour
10/06/12 - All Things Books
10/07/12 - Literal Addiction
10/08/12 - Books-n-Kisses
10/09/12 - United by Books
10/10/12 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind
10/11/12 - The Hispanic Reader
10/12/12 - Sizzling Hot Books
10/13/12 - Grave Tells
10/14/12 - The Jeep Diva
10/15/12 - The Reading Cafe
10/16/12 - Book Lovin' Mamas
10/17/12 - Riverina Romantics
10/18/12 - Romancing The Book
10/19/12 - All The Fun Starts After Dark
10/20/12 - Ramblings from this Chick
10/21/12 - Book Monster
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