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Caridad Pineiro | A Story's Genesis and how YOU can help Hurricane Sandy's Victims


Nearly three years ago I took a trip to Las Vegas to do a writing weekend with friends. I had just finished one book and wanted to get started on a romantic suspense since I was in the mood to write a sexy, action-packed story.

Just one problem. I needed an idea for it!

The time with my friends was filled with everything books, as we discussed on what we were working, did critiques, and brainstormed all kinds of plot issues. But we did squeeze in time to take in the sights of Las Vegas, have a nice dinner, see a show, and spend some relaxing time at a spa.

As we went from place to place, ideas started taking hold in my brain.  What would happen if my hero owned a casino?  What kind of casino would it be?  What would the suspense be about?  How would the hero and heroine react to a very sexy massage at the spa?

Little by little THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE came to life in my head, but being a Jersey Girl, I decided to set the story in Atlantic City.  I've been there lots of times with my mother-in-law and I thought it would be fun to create an over-the-top themed casino in that location.

But I really wanted to add a bit of glamour to the story, so I decided my hero was not just going to be an everyday businessman.  He was going to be royalty which would widen the gulf even more between Prince Alexander and my work-a-holic no-nonsense FBI Agent heroine.

I loved throwing together two such opposite people and having the sparks fly as they battle their attraction while trying to solve a case that threatens not only the casino, but the lives of a number of women.

It was great to give Prince Alexander and Kathleen their happily-ever-after, but then Hurricane Sandy came along and everyone associated with the project knew the story wasn't finished.

Since THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE being set in Atlantic City, we decided that I had to rewrite portions of the book to include the hurricane and not only provide hope, but help out with the damage done by Hurricane Sandy.

For that reason, I'm going to be donating my share of the proceeds from sales of THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE from now until March 1, 2013 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Please help spread the word by posting this where you can:

Best-selling author Caridad Pineiro is helping to rebuild the shore by donating proceeds of her latest romantic suspense release, THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE, from now until March 1, 2013. My proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief fund. THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE is available for download at Amazon or buy it at B&N.

Please help spread the word by tweeting this to your friends:

THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE Proceeds to Benefit Hurricane #Sandy #NJ #Kindle Relief PLZ RT

THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE Proceeds to Benefit Hurricane #Sandy #NJ #nook PLZ RT

Thank you so much for your support!




9 comments posted.

Re: Caridad Pineiro | A Story's Genesis and how YOU can help Hurricane Sandy's Victims

Well done on your efforts for the relief fund. The devastation will take a long time to clear and I am sure many people are going to be out of their homes for months to come.
(Clare O'Beara 8:47am November 26, 2012)

What a great setting! And a wonderful charitable action!! The bonus is a book with a prince and a HEA ending. Definitely getting the word out.
(Carla Carlson 9:38am November 26, 2012)

What a giving spirit this holiday season for those truly in need.
(Alyson Widen 8:07pm November 26, 2012)

I think thats so awesome of you to help the relief effort of hurricane sandy. Our red cross chapter here in tallahassee went up there with supplies and i gatherd blankets that I wasn't using that were in good shape and winter coats that my kids and I aren't wearing anymore and some other things. I know from exiperence on losing belongings from a hurricane so everything is so helpful and very appreciated, I know I was for we losted everything...and people were so kind..I don't have alot of money but love to give back when I can. It sure makes me feel so much better...
(Carole Fiore 10:17pm November 26, 2012)

Thank you all for coming by! Sorry I'm so late to visit but I
was in transit to Canada for work. I appreciate you taking
the time to come by and to spread the word! I loved Prince
Alexander in this story. He was so human and so caring. I
hope you'll like him as well.
(Caridad Pineiro 11:18pm November 26, 2012)

What a wonderful thing to do! Your book sounds awesome, I'm on my way over to check it out!
(Christine Mead 6:06am November 27, 2012)

As a Northeastener I want to thank you for your efforts toward the victims of
Sandy. We were lucky as to have only minor problems. From what I have read
some people are still without power. Your books are great but then so are you!
Thank you again.
(Sandra Spilecki 11:38am November 27, 2012)

What a lovely tribute & way to help out. Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we are very familiar with the aftermath and recovery associated with hurricanes, and our hearts go out to the victims of Sandy who are experiencing the difficulties of recovery in winter conditions we never see.
(Kim Giardina 2:41pm November 27, 2012)

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing! Thanks Caridad!!!
(Diane Sadler 7:25pm November 27, 2012)

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