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.
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 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.
On the Web
- Caridad Pineiro, Satisfying no matter what mood you are in . .
- Caridad's Blog
- THE CALLING Vampire Novels
Writing as Caridad Pineiro
- "Friday Night in South Beachj" in [FRIDAY NIGHT CHICAS]] Anthology - April 2005 (St. Martin’s Griffin)
- Sex And The South Beach Chicas - September 2006 (Downtown Press)
- South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man - September 2007 (Downtown Press)
THE CALLING Series: THE CALLING Vampire Novels
- Darkness Calls - March 2004 (Silhouette Intimate Moments 1283)
- Danger Calls - June 2005 (Silhouette Intimate Moments 1371)
- Temptation Calls - October 2005 (Silhouette Intimate Moments 1390)
- Death Calls - December 2006 (Silhouette Nocturne 5)
- Devotion Calls - January 2007 (Silhouette Nocturne 8)
- Desire Calls - April 2007 (Silhouette Nocturne - FREE ONLINE)
- Blood Calls - May 2007 (Silhouette Nocturne 16)
- "Fate Calls" in HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE 1 Anthology] - December 2007 (Silhouette Nocturne 29)
- Honor Calls - February 2009 (Silhouette Nocturne Bites) (Reprinted in AWAKENING THE BEAST Anthology - October 2009)
- Fury Calls - March 2009 (Silhouette Nocturne 60)
- Kissed by a Vampire (formerly Ardor Calls) - 10/16/2012 (Harlequin Nocturne ?)
- Vengeance Calls - 2013 (Harlequin Nocturne ?)
The following are in a new Sub-Series called "Reborn" under The Calling Series:
SIN HUNTERS Series
- More Than A Mission - August 2006 (Silhouette Intimate Moments 1428) (Capturing the Crown 5)
- Secret Agent Reunion - August 2007 (Silhouette Romantic Suspense 1476) (Mission Impassioned 2)
- Soldier's Secret Child - December 2008 (Silhouette Intimate Moments 1540) (Coltons 32)
Standalone Novels and Novellas
- Amazon Awakening - December 2011 (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings)
- Aztec Gold - January 2011 (Novella) (Paranormal)
- Guardians of the Amazon - October 2011 (Harlequin Nocturne Bites)
- Night of the Cougar - July 2012 (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings)
- Nocturnal Whispers - February 2012 (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings)
- The Fifth Kingdom - July 2011 (Suspense)
- The Mummy’s Curse - December 2011 (Harlequin Nocturne Bites)
- The Prince’s Gamble - July 2012
- The Vampire’s Consort - April 2012 (Harlequin Nocturne Cravings)
Short Stories in Anthologies
- "Crazy for the Cat" in MOON FEVER Anthology - October 2007 (Pocket Books)
- "Ghost of a Chance" in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST ROMANCE Anthology - July 2012
- "When Herald Angels Sing" in A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS Anthology - October 2011
Writing as Caridad Scordato
- Now And Always - Sep 1999 (Encanto)
- Faith In You - Feb 2000 (Encanto)
- Better Than Ever - Aug 2000 (Encanto)
- All My Love - Feb 2001 (Encanto)
- The Perfect Mix - July 2001 (Encanto)
- Feliz Navidad - Oct 2001 (Encanto)
MOON FEVER, paranormal anthology, October 2007, Pocket Books USA Today Bestseller, NY Times Extended Bestseller List
GOLDEN APPLE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR Visit www.RWANYC.com for more details on this award and the awards presentation on September 18, 2007.
DEATH CALLS, December 2006, Silhouette Nocturne Top Fantasy Book of 2006 CATALINA MAGAZINE Cataromance Best Silhouette Nocturne of 2006
SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS, September 2006, Downtown Press CATALINA Book Club Choice SingleTitles.com Reviewer's Choice Nominee
MORE THAN A MISSION, August 2006, Silhouette Intimate Moments Cataromance Reviewer's Choice Nominee
DANGER CALLS, June 2005, Silhouette Intimate Moments Top 5 Read CATALINA Magazine CATALINA Book Club Choice Finalist 2005 RIO Reviewers Choice Awards
DARKNESS CALLS, March 2004, Silhouette Intimate Moments RT BookClub Top Pick Finalist 2004 Affaire de Couer Readers Poll Finalist 2004 Harlequin Readers Poll
BETTER THAN EVER Encanto, August 2000 Golden Leaf Winner, 2001 Short Contemporary