To Love and Serve by Caridad Pineiro
Born to Love…
Five years ago, vampire Ryder Latimer stepped into the path of a bullet meant for FBI Agent Diana Reyes, at once saving her life and condemning her to death when his blood contaminates her open wounds. Now only an experimental treatment, transfusions, and allowing Ryder to sink his teeth into her when they make love keep her alive.
Born to Survive…
Ryder has always known that no matter what they try, Diana can’t possibly survive what contact with his blood did to her. The reality for him is that no matter how much he loves her, he will lose her if he doesn’t turn her—a choice Diana may have put off for too long.
Born to Serve…
Even as her health continues to deteriorate and they battle with that difficult decision, Diana tracks a serial killer targeting their vampire friends. It’s a dangerous job, but she was born to it and, with Ryder’s help, she’ll serve and protect until the day she dies—or until a miracle turns their world upside down.
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: 250 pages
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Imprint: Entangled Ignite
Ryder should have stayed at the Lair until closing time. Not that his staff needed him there to run the place smoothly. Until Diana had come into his life, he'd been at either his bar or his restaurant virtually every night...mainly because he had nothing else to do.
Maybe he should have gone to Diego's when he’d called wanting to speak to him in person about Council business.
But Ryder had wanted to be home instead.
That had been hours ago, and Diana was still in her office. He'd be damned if he let her avoid him again. They had to face what had happened. Because of all the places he could go, the only place he wanted to be was here with her.
Bolting from the bed, he dashed down the stairs, taking them two at a time. His feet barely touched the polished hardwood floors until he jerked to a halt in front of her door.
Still closed. He heard the rustle of papers behind it, but he was tired of waiting.
He flung the door open. She spun around with a shocked gasp, papers clutched to her chest.
Her surprise flipped to anger.
“Ever hear of knocking?” She skimmed her gaze up and down his naked body, and she arched a dark brow. “Or pants?”
He smiled, loving her brashness, experiencing a brief moment of pleasure because his nakedness brought a flush to pale cheeks and a glitter of life to those tired eyes. But the moment was spoiled by the shadows smudged beneath her eyes and the weary droop of her shoulders.
He sauntered toward her and only stopped when inches separated them.
Her hands fluttered nervously as she set aside the papers. Then she laced her fingers together, and raked her gaze along his body again. This close, it was impossible not to hear the skip in her heartbeat and smell her growing arousal. It stirred his desire. Passion had never been an issue between them, but there was something more important binding them together now.
“We need to talk,” he said.
Her gaze dipped down again to his growing erection before fixing on his face. “Seems to me you have more in mind than just talk.”
He cupped her cheek. “Were you really still working? Or are you just avoiding me?”
“I'm not avoiding you.” She snagged his hand off her face and gripped it tightly, as if afraid of his touch.
“I think you are.”
The Guest Post
Thank you so much for letting me visit with you to chat about my latest paranormal romantic suspense release, TO LOVE AND SERVE. The main characters in this story are reader favorites: FBI Agent Diana Reyes and Southern vampire Ryder Latimer.
In TO LOVE AND SERVE, there is a lot happening between Diana and Ryder as they deal with a very difficult decision: whether to choose a normal life for Diana, who is dying, or choose an undead life with all that it means to be a vampire.
But I’m also excited to be sharing with you a city that I love and that is always surprising me: New York City.
New York City is full of neighborhoods that each have their own unique flavor and vibe. In THE CALLING vampire series (now the REBORN series), I’ve tried to show you neighborhoods like Spanish Harlem, Midtown, Central Park West, the Lower East Side and Tribeca. All unique and filled with unique histories.
Neighborhoods like Tribeca are ones you might visit as a tourist, but then there are the other areas I’m going to show you in the books. Underground places in Central Park. The Marble Cemetery in the East Village which is the final resting place of many of New York’s more prosperous people in the early 1800s. Those residents are in underground vaults (although I took some liberties with the look of the place and how to get underground in DIE FOR LOVE (December 2013)).
There are lots of other places that you’ll see in the books as Diana and Ryder seek love and peace together and as they are drawn into one action-packed suspense after another.
Thanks again for letting me visit! I’d love to hear from you and your fans about some of the interesting places in your city or town!
About Caridad Pineiro
New 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.
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