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Product Details

  • Series: Sin Hunters (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; First Edition edition (October 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446543837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446543835
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,355,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Terminal illness leads gifted musician Caterina Shaw to seek radical treatment that turns her superhuman in this uneven romantic suspense from paranormal and category romance author Piñeiro (Honor Calls). Dr. Raymond Edwards saves Caterina's life but then traps her and continues experimenting on her with genes and hallucinogens. Out of control and desperate, Caterina escapes, only to fall into the arms of Mick Carerra, an attractive Mexican mercenary hired to find and dispose of her. Her beauty awakens his long-throttled emotions, and instead of collecting the bounty, Mick defies Edwards while his sister provides the medical treatment Caterina needs to detox and his affectionate family helps to heal her heart. The premise is intriguing, but Piñeiro never fully develops it, and too many inconsistencies distract the reader from both romance and science. (Nov.)
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"Caridad Piñeiro is one of the most gifted and talented paranormal writers we have. I can't WAIT until the next Caridad Piñeiro novel comes out! She is on my automatic reading list! No one creates a page turner like Caridad Piñeiro!"—USA TODAY bestselling author Lindsay McKenna

"Sins of the Flesh explodes on the page with page-turning action and sizzling love scenes as only Caridad Piñeiro can deliver!"—New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks

"If you're feverish for a chilling scientific thriller with a sharp edge of romance, I prescribe Sins of the Flesh as a sexy, satisfying cure!"—Award-winning author Jessica Andersen

"A fascinating, adrenaline-fueled read! I could not stop turning the pages!"—Debra Webb, National bestselling author of Everywhere She Turns

"Cutting-edge scientific conspiracy gives 'paranormal' a fascinating and believable new edge in Caridad Piñeiro's exciting romantic thriller. A man and woman, each labeled 'rogue,' must make extraordinary efforts to stop a species-threatening scheme. Piñeiro's characters generate plenty of heart, heat, and heroism to defeat clever and brutal killers."—Carole Nelson Douglas, Award-winning author of Vampire Sunrise

"In Sins of the Flesh, Caridad Piñeiro has written a sexy adventure with a luscious hero and an amazing heroine. Mick is a delicious Alpha Male, and Caterina has guts, intelligence and courage. The plot is fascinating, and the romance is delightful. I couldn't put it down!"—USA Today Bestselling author Angela Knight

"Sins of the Flesh is engaging from beginning to end. A very enjoyable book with enough twists and turns to keep me interested in the story and want more. I will be looking for more books by Ms. Pineiro."—

"I can hardly wait for the next in this exciting new series to come out. This is as good as paranormal gets!"—Romance Reviews

"This has all the makings of a great paranormal romance -a beautiful heroine, a dark, sexy and protective hero and a compelling and relevant subplot."—RT Book Reviews

"Caridad Piñeiro never disappoints, and her new series looks to be a winner in every possible way. No author is better at crafting novels which explore the paranormal than Caridad Piñeiro."—

"Readers will root for these two characters as they battle the bad guys to find a future together."—Bookpage

"Sins of the Flesh is a wild ride from start to finish that leaves you wanting more...[It] is the best romantic suspense novel I¿ve read in years... If you read one good book this fall, make it Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Pineiro."—American Chronicle

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Customer Reviews

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This was a very unique take on a *paranormal*.
N. Armstrong
The secondary characters were likeable, making the reader fall in love with Mick's family, especially Lilliana, who has her own little side-story in the book.
What a wonderful story and a great book for not only the paranormal genre but also a touch of mystery as well as suspense.
Mary Gramlich

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mary Gramlich VINE VOICE on October 27, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Caterina "Cat" Shaw was a fighter to the tips of her toes and nothing was going to knock that out of her. She had overcome a painful childhood to become a concert cellist and was determined to recover from the brain tumor that had left her blind and unable to play. The fight would be a tough one but she trusted the doctors who offered the cure but when the treatment turned into a drug induced, experimental nightmare it was the fighter in her that saved her from doom.

A terrible accident at the lab she was being held at resulted in Cat being accused of murder so she started running. She ran for her life with only a minimum of herself functioning and found herself being chased by the police and the doctors' hired mercenaries. The police want to find out what happened that night and the other doctors want her back to eliminate her as evidence but evidence of what even Cat is not sure. The cure turned into an experiment which resulted by making her a person that can blend into her surroundings literally by her skin color taking on that which situation she finds herself. While this helps her stay alive the doctors' mercenary, Mick Carrera is very, very good at his job and only a few steps behind her. Before long Mick has located Cat but within a heartbeat he decides something is not right with the story he was told about her and before he turns her in he will find out what that something is. Cat is physically damaged and mentally not logical so Mick brings her to his safe house and calls upon his sister, Liliana, a physician herself to help him get to the bottom of all this mystery and help Cat recover, if they can.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By LeaF on October 27, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
World famous cellist "Caterina `Cat' Shaw" consents to undergo risky experimental gene therapy at "Wardwell Biotech", to treat an inoperable brain tumor. She is considered a terminal case. Caterina is under the care of physicians "Dr. Raymond Edwards" and "Dr. Rudy Wells", co-founders of the Wardwell program. When Dr. Wells is found brutally murdered in the Wardwell laboratory, and Caterina is nowhere to be found she becomes the number one suspect and is hunted by authorities.

Dr. Edwards hires mercenary "Miguel `Mick'Carrera", well known for his success in solving client's `problems' by completing assignments discretely through whatever means necessary. Mick has developed a thick skin, the eldest son of a close Hispanic family who endured tough times; he honed his special skills through years of military training and experience providing private security. Despite the nature of his current work, as a reader I knew early on that Mick possesses an inner sense of integrity and honor. When something doesn't quite ring true for Mick with respect to Edwards' story about Caterina Shaw, a seeming delicate, demure cellist being a cold-blooded murderer, the red flags begin to fall.

Caterina Shaw is terrified, weak, and desperate. She has escaped confinement and her tormentors but her thoughts are muddled, she is experiencing difficulty focusing, remembering. Lost in a forest, naked and alone, one memory does surface, a place where her music brought her peace of mind. With what little reserve she has left she strikes out for this destination.

Through careful investigative work Mick tracks Caterina to the Academy of Music and what he finds completely unnerves him. Another mercenary hired by Edwards has found Caterina first and wounds her.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MoranReviews VINE VOICE on November 11, 2009
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Author Caridad Pineiro is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than twenty novels and novellas. Other titles include: Fury calls, Death Calls, Darkness Calls, Danger Calls, Temptation Calls, Devotion Calls, and Blood Calls. Caridad is also a wife, attorney, and mother.
Caterina Shaw had only one chance for recovery after being given a terminal cancer diagnosis--Agree to enter a trial for a highly experimental gene treatment. With no other options, she willingly agrees, but now she doesn't recognize herself. She has memory lapses, strange things are happening with her body, and she has terrifying powers. Worse yet, she's being accused of the murder of one of her doctors. Mick Carrera was hired by the medical team under the table to bring in Miss Shaw before she can hurt someone else, and before the police can get to her. But after finding her, Mick isn't so sure this woman is a vicious killer, and he's not only finding himself attracted to her, but he's discovering a web of lies that leads right back to the very medical professionals who hired him. With time running out for Caterina without treatment, and Mick to get to the truth, they must work together to fight the wrongs done to her, before it's too late.
I'm not sure if this is intended to be a series or not, but by the way the epilogue reads, I believe it is. There is also an excerpt for the next book, Stronger Than Sin. My reason for mentioning this is because the only fault I found with the book was the lack of closure medically speaking for Caterina. I won't say any more to ruin it for future readers.
This book was a fascinating blend of science, romance, action, and mystery.
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NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of nearly 50 novels/novellas and loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking. Caridad writes dark and sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romances for those who live to love on the edge. Her sweet, but still naughty side, Charity Pineiro, writes contemporary romances packed with emotion and humor. For more information on Caridad/Charity, please visit or You can also find Caridad/Charity on:

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