posted on May 12, 2014 by Caridad Pineiro

Is true love possible in JUST ONE NIGHT?

one night onlyThank you so much for letting me visit with you today to chat about ONE NIGHT ONLY, an erotic romance anthology that I’m doing with my good friends Stephanie Julian, Raven Morris and Willow James.

I love the challenge of writing a story that’s sexy, but also emotional and romantic.  My contribution to the anthology is JUST ONE NIGHT which is the story of Second Lieutenant Jase Hart and his best friend’s older sister, medical school student Nickie de Salvo.

Jase Hart is about to ship out and he has just one night to finally take a chance and prove to Nickie that something is possible between them.

Nickie has been in love with Jase for a long time, but she’s always been afraid of giving in to her feelings for her younger brother’s friend.  She knows, however, that she has only one night before Jase leaves, maybe forever.  So when sexy Jase makes a move, Nickie ignores her usual logical and responsible self and lets herself believe that anything is possible.

I loved having Jase and Nickie face their fears so that they could reach for the happiness they could share together.

The other stories in the ONE NIGHT ONLY Anthology are also stories filled with emotion, romance and of course, sexiness.  Here are some teasers for you from the stories!


by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro

“What’s up, Jase?  Why did you almost drag me out of the party?” she asked and leaned against one of the thick pilings for the boardwalk.

He braced his forearm just above her head on the support and shifted until her warm breath spilled against his face.  She smelled of something flowery and of Nicole and he inhaled deeply to memorize that aroma.

With his free hand, he brushed away a windblown lock of her hair and then skimmed his fingers down her smooth cheek.  She trembled beneath his touch and he hardened as he imagined how smooth the rest of her skin would be and how she would shiver against him while they made love.

“I want you, Nickie.”

Her eyes widened in surprise and the words rushed from her.  “Hell no.  I don’t believe you.”

“Believe it, Nickie.  I’ve wanted you for a long time,” he said and moved ever closer until his body was pressed to hers.

At that touch, she sucked in a shaky breath and closed her eyes.  In a husky voice she said, “Don’t play with me, Jase.”

He chuckled and her eyes snapped open to meet his gaze.  “Babe, I am so not playing with you.  At least not yet,” he said and dropped his hand to trace the rounded swells of her breasts visible above the bodice of her killer dress.  It was the kind of dress that invited him to touch and to see.

by Stephanie Julian

“Maybe you should back off for tonight,” Adam suggested.

Tristan shook his head. “We do that, she has time to barricade herself into whatever safe hole she’s got.”

“What if she bolts anyway?”

“Then we follow.”

Adam looked at him with raised brows. “And I suppose you know where she’s going to bolt to?”

Tristan just stared back.

Adam conceded the unspoken point with a slight shrug. “Of course you do. And you don’t think she’ll be freaked out when we show up on her doorstep?”

“She’s going to have to get used to us sometime.”

Because Tristan wasn’t about to give in and go home.

He’d been waiting too damn long for his chance with her. To show her how much he wanted her. How much pleasure he and Adam could bring her.

by Raven Morris

The elevator dinged the arrival at their floor. Ty sighed and did up his shorts. “I don’t know why I’m bothering. It’s not as if there’s going to be anyone out there waiting to see. I pay good money for my privacy.”

“This is private?” she asked when the doors opened to wall of windows, floor to ceiling, with a stunning view of LA spread out before them, all the way to the ocean, not a curtain to be found. More windows filled the wall on the right, too.

“You see how high up we are?” Ty said, leading her into the space. “Only someone with a telescopic lens is going to see us and hell, no one’s safe from those anywhere.”

She walked over to the window. The Pacific ocean sparkled in the distance, one of the few days the air was smog-free enough to see it. “It’s gorgeous.”

Ty came up behind her and put his hands on either side of her on the glass, trapping her there with his body, his scent, his very presence. “So true.”

She met his gaze in the window’s reflection. “You’re not talking about the view, are you?”

“Not the one outside the window.”

It felt so good to feel desirable. Bill hadn’t been into flattery—or even a general, feeling it vibe. Sex between them had been stagnant from day one.

What was moving against her behind was anything but stagnant.

by Willow James

They grabbed iced coffee from the deli and Skylar thought they’d sit down to talk.  Instead, Griffin gestured for her to follow him outside.

“Let’s take a walk.” Griffin held the door open for her and waved goodbye to the deli employees. “The park is just up the street and it would be a good place for us to talk privately.”

“Sure.” Standing in front of the deli, Skylar glanced at him and damn if her stomach didn’t flutter when those gorgeous green eyes latched onto hers. A smile played at her lips before she sipped her coffee. Looking at him over the rim of her cup she said,  “As long as it’s not too private and there are still people within screaming distance.”

“Funny you should mention that.” Griffin brushed past her, his arm grazing her hers with the lightest of touches. Without turning around, he murmured, “Making you scream is part of my proposition.”

I hope you enjoyed those teasers and will check out our new release, the ONE NIGHT ONLY Erotic Romance anthology.

Thank you for dropping by.  Now for some more fun:  Share with us what you would do on your one special night!




All Romance  

Caridad Pineiro

Caridad Pineiro

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's CHICAS novels, including her seventeenth release, SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN from Simon & Schuster's Downtown Press, have garnered praise from both fellow authors and reviewers and are helping to make Latina fiction a vital part of the publishing mainstream.

In recognition of her work, Caridad has received various awards and honors. In 2007, a year marked by the debut of six novels from Harlequin and Pocket Books, Caridad received the Golden Apple Award Author of the Year Award from the New York City Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Other honors that Caridad has received include the selection of DANGER CALLS and DEATH CALLS as the Top Fantasy Books of 2005 and 2006 by CATALINA magazine, the Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award for Best Nocturne in 2006 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf award in 2001 for Best Short Contemporary. Her other titles have received a number of nominations, such as the Harlequin Readers Choice Awards and RIO Reviewers Choice Awards. Both DANGER CALLS and SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS have been book club selections.

Caridad's eighteenth novel, MOON FEVER, a paranormal anthology with Maggie Shayne, Susan Sizemore and Lori Handeland, debuted in late September 2007 as #32 on the New York Times Extended Bestseller list and #123 on the USA TODAY Bestseller List. HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, a paranormal anthology with Maureen Child, made the BookScan Top 100 Adult Fiction list.

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, 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.

Also about the Author: 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.

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