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Monday, July 15, 2013

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Celia Breslin

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Celia Breslin

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Today I again have two posts for you. The first is this one ~ HAVEN by Celia Breslin. I know nothing about this book or author except that I liked the cover. And so, I will be learning all about both right along with you. I even have a GIVEAWAY to share with you at the conclusion of the post. Be sure to enter before you leave for your chance to win! Please allow m to introduce to the blog:



Celia Breslin writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She grew up enchanted by stories of vampires and the Fae, including her Irish grandma’s encounter with a Banshee in her root cellar. Imagination fueled, she penned many stories as a youth. She later earned a masters degree in French Lit. and worked as a teacher, producer, (nonfiction) writer, editor, and copyeditor, but vamps and the Fae kept calling her back to fiction writing. Celia lives in California with her family and two feisty cats. When not writing, you’ll find her exercising, reading a good book or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

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**The Tranquilli Bloodline Series**


San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli works hard, plays hard, and never allows the death of her parents and her twelve-year memory gap to get her down. But her life takes a left turn when a witch attacks her on her twenty-fifth birthday.

Three hauntingly familiar vampires emerge to reveal she possesses a latent power. To protect her from their enemies, they admit to wiping her memories clean and abandoning her as a child, but now they need her help. As she struggles to evade her new protectors and even newer enemies, she meets Alexander, an enigmatic, undead musician. Insta-lust flares, leaving her wanting more.

With evil’s minions hounding her every move, and everything she thought she knew turned on its head, Carina must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family’s web of deceit, and fight to have a love life...without getting killed in the process.

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Turn around.
I froze, my moment of weakness chased away by a jolt of adrenaline. I resisted Adrian’s pull. “Did you hear that?”
Hear what?”
Nothing, I guess.” A wave of energy rolled into me, curled itself possessively around my body, and gave me one hell of a head rush. “Oh, wow.” I bit my lip, bracing against reaction.
Adrian tightened his grip on my waist. “Rina?”
Mark and Ren stalked over, faces grim.
Did—? Do you—?” My mouth was so dry I could barely speak. “Do you guys feel that?”
Adrian squeezed, capturing my wandering attention, concern etched in the stern set of his jaw. “Feel what? What’s wrong?”
I started to tell them the Invisible Man hugged me against an electrified fence, but a second wave of energy bowled into me, making me tingle from head to toe. The sensation walked the line between pleasure and pain. A moan escaped me.
Mark took me from Adrian. “That’s it. We’re out of here.” He tried to pick me up, but I shook my head. Bad idea. Dizziness took the hall, and me, for a little spin.
Turn around. Turn. Around.
Was it a voice or instinct urging me on? Either way, the desire proved irresistible. I pulled away from Mark, pivoted, and forgot how to breathe.
The electric energy pulled back. The dizziness abated. All extraneous noise and people drained out of my perception until there was only Him.
Tall, fit, and bad-boy handsome with skin like pale honey, his thick, walnut brown hair hung tousled in a sexy, I-just-got-out-of-bed way. A hip, black, button-down shirt accentuated a sculpted upper body before it tucked into slacks painted on long, lean legs. The whole package made my mouth water.
Hot. Yummy. Totally my type.
Who are you?” I whispered.
His mouth twitched in a hint of a smile as if he heard me—impossible given the distance between us. Heat spread, loosening my muscles, and my pulse sped up. Nerves. What’s wrong with me? Guys never made me nervous, not even gorgeous ones.
I nibbled my lower lip, mind racing to make sense of my reaction. His gaze tracked the movement and then slid back up. The heat from his stare hit me full force, driving a shaft of need through me. Energy rocked me again, a warm, electric breeze bathing my skin. My eyes widened in comprehension. The energy came from him.


Hmmm ... well I don't know about actually seeing a banshee like Ms. Breslin's grandmother did, but I oftentimes refer to yself as one when I am yelling at the kids to clean their room. *grins* And I love the "insta-lust" mentioned in the blurb. Fabulous word! And what about that excerpt? It sure caught my attention. I hope it did yours as well. Tell me what you thought. I always welcome your feedback.

I want to thank Ms. Breslin for stopping by to spend some time with us today. And a special thanks to all of my fabulous followers, old and new, who continue to show their support. If you were caught by this book today, please consider supporting this fabulous author and buying a copy of the book for yourself. And don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY before you leave. You have nothing to lose except a chance to win. I wish everyone who enters the best of luck. Have a wonderful day and I will be seeing you all soon. But until then ...


  1. Hi Kendra,
    Thanks for hosting HAVEN on your blog today! My grandmother was sixteen when the Banshee paid her a visit. Her own grandmother was elsewhere in the house passing away... *shiver* That story truly did start my lifelong fascination with the Fae. As for vampires, reruns of Dark Shadows started it! :-)

    1. *shudders* No thank you! Thanks so much for being here! I had a lot of fun getting to know about you and your book. Best of luck to you on the release!


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