Today I am hosting Caridad Pineiro, author of The Lost, with a review and giveaway. Enjoy!
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Date Published: August 1, 2011
Purchase Links: Amazon Print | Kindle
Book Link: You Tube Book Trailer
Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .Review by Kate
Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carerra wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle against paranormal enemies who hide in plain sight. She's drawn to his strength of mind and body; he's attracted to her courage and intoxicating energy. Their scorching passion can either transport them to the heights of ecstasy or-if Adam's powers rage out of control-destroy them. But when an invisible brotherhood tightens its nets and someone Adam trusts betrays him, only a heartrending decision can save them.
THE LOST, by Caridad Pineiro, is an exciting and passion-filled start to a wonderful new series. This is the first time I've read a Pineiro book and I have to wonder why I've never come across her work before! I was immediately thrust into a new world with people and their awesome powers and I was intrigued to see where the story took me.
Talk about strong female characters! Whew! Bobbie, a Marine, is recovering from a massive trauma in Iraq and is just getting her life back together. She meets Adam and he sweeps her off her feet and into more trouble. They work together to figure out who wants Adam and why their connection is so electric. I really loved these two characters. On their own they are layered and dynamic but when you bring them together it is magic on the page.
I loved the world-building that Pineiro created. I was intrigued by the powers that some possessed and I was definitely interested to see why they were so interested in Adam. It was a world on top of our world and it really ramped up the level on how much I liked this book.
Pineiro has a brand new fan and I can't wait to read more!
Check out what some other's thought of the book:
"Pineiro's new series will excite readers, new and old...Her characters and red-hot writing had me looking for the nearest cold shower. THE LOST is an excellent beginning to a new series that will have readers counting the days until the second Sin Hunters book is released."~ 4 Stars RT BookReviews
“An excellent romance story and the paranormal aspects really held me captive. I truly loved that the heroine was a war veteran and she gets a excellent HEA. If you’re one for danger, betrayal, adventure and romance this maybe a book for you.”~Laurie Bitten by Paranormal Romance
Caridad Piñeiro® is a multi-published and award-winning author whose love of the written word developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project – to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.
From the start, Caridad’s novels have received acclaim and have helped redefine the landscape of modern romance novels. In 1999, Caridad was published by Kensington as part of Encanto, the first line of bilingual Latino romance novels. In 2000, Caridad was one of the first Latino authors featured at the launch of BookExpo America’s Spanish Pavillion. In December 2006, Caridad helped Silhouette launch its successful Nocturne paranormal line with DEATH CALLS, one of the novels in the award-winning THE CALLING Vampire series. In addition, Caridad has appeared at BookExpo America on numerous occasions and has captained both the multicultural and vampire genre panels at the RT BookClub Conventions.
Caridad has appeared on Romance Novel Television, Fox Television’s Good Day New York Early Edition , New Jersey News’ Jersey’s Talking with Lee Leonard and WGN-TV’s Adelante Chicago. Articles featuring Caridad’s works have appeared in the New York Daily News, Catalina, RT BookClub, NJ Monthly, Star Ledger, Home Tribune News, Sun Sentinel, Variety Yahoo! Online News, Latina and the Waterbury Republican-American.
When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various topics related to writing and heads a writing group. Caridad is also an attorney, wife and mother.
Caridad was born in Havana, Cuba, and settled in the New York Metropolitan area. She attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. Caridad earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University and became the first female partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, an intellectual property firm in midtown Manhattan. WEBSITE
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