Thursday, August 15, 2013

Buy The Book Tours Author Spotlight & Guest Post: Caridad Pineiro

Today we are welcoming Caridad Pineiro to the blog to talk about this inspiration for To Catch A Princess...So now I turn the blog over to Caridad...

I've always been a history buff and in part, that's what inspired the Gambling in Love series and my latest release in it, TO CATCH A PRINCESS.

Ever since reading about the doomed Romanov family, I've wondered what it would be like to have had such wealth and lose it in the blink of an eye.  I've also wondered what it would be like to have survived something like the Russian Revolution, living in exile, and what your life might be like once that exile was over.

That wondering inspired not only the Ivanov family in the series, but also Prince Sergei, one of the villains in TO CATCH A PRINCESS.

The Ivanovs were one of the lucky Russian royal families.  They managed to survive the revolution with their lives and a bit of their wealth.  The Ivanovs managed to build it into even greater wealth and this latest generation, Prince Alexander and Princess Tatiana, have used their finances to build a gambling empire that reaches from Atlantic City to Monaco to Macao.

But it's not all glamorous for Alexander and Tatiana.  They've survived kidnappings and a money laundering threat in their Atlantic City casino.  Now they're trying to stay afloat with the economic downturn and facing the possibility that someone wants to ruin a big upcoming event by stealing jewelry worth millions of dollars.

Jewelry that belongs to an assortment of Russian royals that will be attending the big event!

It was lots of fun researching the various jewels, but also creating a family history for the Ivanovs, Prince Sergei and one more prince:  Detective Peter Roman, who is living incognito in Atlantic City.

Why is Peter hiding who he is, especially from Princess Tatiana?

It’s an emotional and complicated choice Peter has made that will have many consequences for him and Tatiana as they deal with a marriage bargain made by their parents, the possible threat to the Ivanov empire, and the theft of millions in precious jewelry.

I hope you’ll take the time to check out TO CATCH A PRINCESS.  Thank you for stopping by to visit.

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About To Catch a Princess

Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century!
Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…
When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.

To Catch a Princess by Caridad Pineiro
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Despite his family’s wealth, Peter had never flown in a private jet.
It was a completely different experience, and one he wasn’t quite sure he liked. But then again, he wasn’t a fan of flying under any circumstances.
Logic told him this was a far safer mode of transportation than a car or train, and that crashing was less likely than getting hit by lightning, but he couldn’t keep from imagining that every little bump or whine of the engines was the beginning of a death plummet.
As the plane banked to one side and the cabin rattled with a bit of turbulence, he clenched his hands on the arms of his seat and gritted his teeth.
He must have made some kind of noise because Tatiana looked up from the papers she had been reading for the last hour or so. “Looking green, much?”
“I’m fine,” he managed to bite out past the tension in his jaw.
She grinned with amusement, then contained it. Unbuckling, she walked to the seat that faced his and sat. “Took me a bunch of flights before I got used to it, too.”
“Feel like a fool,” he admitted, thinking that he was losing hero points with her in a major way.
She laid her hand on the taut muscles of his thigh and smoothed it reassuringly. “Let’s get your mind off the flight.”
His eyebrows shot up in surprise, one thought paramount about how she could accomplish that.
As she realized where his mind had gone, she blushed, and waved her hands. “No way, not the mile high club.”
“Hell, no.  Alexander would shoot me just for thinking about it,” he kidded, and actually managed a chuckle, but his comment only brought additional color to Tatiana’s cheeks.
“You thought about it? Really?” she asked with a slight stammer.
The plane did another little bounce, but the last thing he was thinking about now was dying. All he could think about was Tatiana and him in the bedroom on the plane, making love.

“You’re a beautiful woman, Tatiana. I’d have to be dead not to think about about it,” he confessed.

About Caridad Pineiro

caridad pineiroNew York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word and in 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released. Over a decade later, Caridad is the author of more than thirty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.



Caridad Pineiro said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today! I appreciate your generosity in letting me visit your blog!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Glad to have you :)

Limo Boston said...

Thank you for sharing this post with us!

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