Falling Prey to Passion
FBI agent Diana Reyes knew too much about the darkness of the human soul. She had spiraled into that underworld once before--and vowed never to fall again. Until she met him.
Powerful, dangerous and the key to catching a psychotic killer, Ryder Latimer was everything she couldn't have--and everything she wanted. He haunted her nights, shattered her reserve andmade her feel...more than she ever had before.
But once she learned his secret, would his sensual promises of eternal love be enough to garner her forgiveness? For Ryder was more than a lover of the night...he was a vampire.
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About the Author
Caridad Piñeiro Scordato 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.
Caridad is a multi-published 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.
Caridad's seventh novel, Darkness Calls, was a Silhouette Intimate Moments release in March 2004. The Calling vampire series, based on characters from Darkness Calls, debuted with Danger Calls in June 2005 and Temptation Calls in October 2005. Due to overwhelming fan support and reviews, look for Death Calls and two other books in The Calling series beginning in December 2006! Death Calls helped the Silhouette line launch its new Nocturne paranormal line, and Caridad was one of the authors featured by Harlequin at this year's BookExpo America in Washington, D.C.
Join Caridad and five other writers in April 2006 for a Silhouette Intimate Moments series, Capturing the Crown. Caridad's title, More Than a Mission, will be available in August. The sequel to More Than a Mission, as yet untitled, will be available in August 2007.
Caridad has appeared on FOX Television's Good Day New York, New Jersey News' Jersey's Talking with Lee Leonard and WGN-TV's Adelante Chicago. She was also one of the Latino authors featured at the first ever Spanish Pavilion at BookExpo America 2000. Articles featuring Caridad's works have appeared in the New York Daily News, The Star Ledger, Sun Sentinel, Waterbury Republican-American, latinolink.com and Variety Yahoo! News.
When not writing, Caridad is a mom and wife, and teaches workshops on various topics related to writing. Caridad also heads a writing group at a local bookstore.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Darkness Calls is Magnificent I found myself engrossed in Darkness Calls from the very beginning and quickly fell in love with the strength and emotions of the characters and their stories. Ryder Latimer has chosen to live his life in the shadows. Owner of 'The Lair' a local nightclub Ryder is all too aware of what he is and what he has lost. FBI Agent Diana Reyes is good at what she does but she has let her personal heartache spiral her out of control before and she is determined to not let it happen again. A spree of killings has led Diana and her partner to 'The Lair' a popular nightclub to try and catch the killer. Ryder is stopped in his tracks when he sees Diana and know he should stay away but with a killer on the loose he will not be able to stay in the shadows forever. Diana will need Ryder's help to solve her case, but will Ryder tell Diana the truth before things go to far and will they catch the killer before Diana ends up being his next victim. I loved reading Darkness Calls and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
FBI Agent Diana Reyes is on the case to find who is brutally killing women. Diana and her dad were close; but when her dad is killed and she witnesses it; she closes off those who try to get close to her. She dives into her work, giving everything she has in order to solve mysteries. Ryder Latimer is a man of mystery. He owns the Lair; a night time hang out where people go to drink and dance (a place to unwind). He pretty much keeps to himself, but when the killings happen close to his place of work......FBI Agent Diana Reyes and her partner are on the case to solve the mystery. When FBI Agent Diana Reyes meets Ryder, something special sparks between them. There is definately a connection, but being the hard worker she is Diana must investigate everyone....and I mean everyone. Ryder tries to help Diana solve the mystery of all the killings...but she has hesitations because she is not sure if He is the killer or what his intentions are. The more time they spend together, the more awkward life is turning out to be. Is Ryder Latimer the Killer? What are his intentions towards FBI Agent Diana Reyes? Will Diana drop down her wall around her emotions and trust Ryder? Who is the Killer? You have to read this book! It definately is a must read. Caridad Pineiro did a Fantastic book. I found it really hard to put it down. Check it out!
This novel is a very unique mixture of suspense,romance and sci-fi. WOW!! The author does a wonderful job of flawlessly melding the quite different genres into a book which is truly hard to put down.
Though the link of the last two victims is a nightclub, the serial killer has frightened much of New York City, especially Manhattan. The FBI assigns Agent Diana Reyes to go undercover to ferret out the murderer. Club owner Ryder Latimer meets Diana and they are instantly attracted to one another. However, he is has been a vampire since the Civil War and knows first hand the fleeting life of mortals and though he desires the cop he wants to end their relationship before it begins so neither gets hurt........................................... Diana deduces that there is something special and different about Ryder when she begins dreaming of him in gory environs. She wonders if she gave her heart to a killer of women. However, will the truth prove kinder to Diana and if so can they truly make THE PERFECT MIX NOW AND FOREVER?................................... DARKNESS CALLS is a superb blending of a police procedural with a vampire tale. The story line works because the lead couple, her partner, and several club employees and customers make the Manhattan scene including a vampire and a serial killer seem genuine. Fans who enjoy a well written but different type of novel will want to read Caridad Pineiro¿s sensational supernatural FBI investigative romance...................... Harriet Klausner