posted on October 4, 2017 by Caridad Pineiro

When Inspiration Hits, Listen!

Sometimes a character pops into your head and just refuses to stop until you agree to write their story!  That’s what happened when spunky Maggie Sinclair, the heroine from ONE SUMMER NIGHT, showed up one day and insisted it was time for me to write a contemporary romance again.  But not just any contemporary romance.  The story had to be big and emotional and funny and sexy and tender!

Not too much to ask, right? And as I pondered just what kind of story to write, Maggie brought along her two best friends, Connie and Emma, and it became apparent that I’d have to write a series for these very special and very determined women.  Women who did not believe in the happily ever after and were challenging me to show them otherwise.

In ONE SUMMER NIGHT, Maggie is trying to save her family’s chain of retail stores and has run out of options.  There is only one man left who can lend her the money she needs to make the necessary changes to keep the stores afloat.  There’s just one problem:  that man is sexy real estate tycoon Owen Pierce and the Pierce and Sinclair families have been feuding for over twenty years.

In a Romeo and Juliet tale blended with a marriage of convenience, Maggie and Owen will not only fight to save the stores and hundreds of jobs, but fight to put an end to the bitterness between the families.  I loved writing about how these two defy the odds to find love.  I hope you’ll love their story as well!

I also hope you’ll fall in love with Maggie’s quirky and loyal best friends, Connie and Emma, as well as the future heroes in the At the Shore series.  I adore Owen’s rebellious younger brother Jonathan, who will tempt Connie, and stoic caterer Carlo who is hoping to show Emma that true love is possible.

I’m excited to say that others are loving ONE SUMMER NIGHT as well since it has been getting some rave reviews!

Publishers Weekly named ONE SUMMER NIGHT a Top 10 Fall Romance and said “Readers will want to visit the charming town of Sea Kiss again and again.”

Kirkus Reviews said ONE SUMMER NIGHT was “”A sexy, fun, yet touching summer read.”  Booklist thought that “Modern marriage of convenience stories are tricky, but Pineiro delivers rich emotions, strong lead characters . . . .”

And just as exciting, ONE SUMMER NIGHT was selected for the NY Times Roundup of Fall Romances!

Thanks for coming by and thanks to Writerspace for letting me visit with them!  You can find ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:


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.

3 thoughts on “When Inspiration Hits, Listen!”

  1. Thanks so much for letting me visit with you!

  2. Avatar Rae says:

    Sounds like another great book by Caridad. Looking forward to reading it. Rae

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!

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