Author Celebrates Latino Heritage Month with New Novel

Author Celebrates Latino Heritage Month with New Novel



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 11, 2006–From her ground-breaking and award-winning multi-cultural romances to her successful vampire series for Harlequin, Caridad Piñeiro has been carving out a place for Latina heroines in mainstream publishing.

In September, Caridad continues with that campaign and debuts her first women’s fiction novel for Downtown Press — SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS. Publishing is already abuzz. New York Times bestseller Eloisa James called it “Chocolate with a cayenne pepper kick!” USA Today Bestseller Jennifer Greene noted that “(a) zesty, sexy read about real single women today … I couldn’t put it down!”

What does Caridad think about her breakout novel? “I wanted to write about life experiences that all women encounter. SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS allowed me to explore what happens when a life-long friendship has to deal with sudden change.”

What happens, as readers soon realize, is a series of countless surprises as four friends discover that love and life are fickle and ever changing. Tori, Adriana, Sylvia and Juli — successful and accomplished women in their own right – not only have to rebuild their friendship, but also deal with other life issues.

“I loved writing SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS because it let me explore how women interact with both friends and men, but also, how women deal with their mothers,” says Caridad, who confesses that in each of the mother-daughter relationships were not only pearls of wisdom from her own mother, but also some of her angst as she declared her independence.

“My mother was my friend and mentor, much like the moms in SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS,” Caridad notes. She hopes readers will identify with the struggles of the four heroines to find happiness.

The debut of SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS in September marks the release of Caridad’s twelfth novel. In addition, Caridad will release MORE THAN A MISSION in August. In December look for DEATH CALLS, book four in THE CALLING vampire series which will help Harlequin launch its new NOCTURNE paranormal line.

When not writing, Caridad is a mother, wife and partner in a Manhattan law firm. She has been featured in various television programs, magazines and newspapers. Caridad has also appeared at BookExpo America — in 2000 at the first ever Spanish Book Pavilion and in 2006 for Harlequin.

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Author Celebrates Latino Heritage Month with New Novel