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Haven 

About the Book

Title: Haven
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Author Name: Celia Breslin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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 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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About the Character

Name: Carina Tranquilli
Age: 25
Gender: female
Birthplace: Italy
Profession: club owner
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): human, vampire
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: 5′ 7″, curvy and fit,
130 pounds, long legs, wavy and thick dark brown hair she prefers to wear straight,
brown eyes, pale skin, no freckles, ear and navel piercings
Who is the significant
other in your character’s life?
Alexander, a vampire musician.
How does your hero dress?
Carina prefers black clothing. Form-fitting pants or jeans, boots
(sexy or combat), small skirts w/cute shirts, sexy little black dresses, etc.
How educated is this character?
Is she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
College graduate.
Does she scrape by, live
comfortably, live extravagantly?
She’s a trust fund orphan and a business owner. She does well
for herself.
What is your character’s
viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
Wealth is to be shared with family, friends, and those in need.
What is your character’s
family like?
Very protective.
Is she close to family?
Yes. But it’s a rocky road.
What is your hero’s biggest
personal flaw?
She’s stubborn and fiercely independent, sometimes to her detriment.
How emotionally expressive
is your character to others?
Very. She has no poker face. Her emotions are obvious to one
and all.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
I wouldn’t leave her alone until she did!
What do you wish your
writer would write next?
I’d certainly like to take care of Team Evil so another battle
round with them would rock.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Well, I’d say my mentor Jonas, but she already did that in Vampire
Code (released Oct. 2013). So, I’d vote for Stella, another vampire from Team Good.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your writer?
Celia, thanks for letting us out to play in Haven!

Author Bio

Celia lives in California
with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal
romance, and has a particular fondness for vampires and the Fae. When not writing,
you’ll find her exercising, reading a good book or indulging her addiction to Joss
Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

Author Social Media

Haven 
Celia Breslin, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, Haven.
Genre: Urban fantasy romance
Publisher: Champagne Books
Cover artist: Amanda Kelsey
Length: 372
Heat rating: steamy
Tagline: Chosen by destiny.
Bonded by blood.
Blurb: 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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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Carina Tranquilli, 25, San
Francisco dance club owner
Alexander Wallace, 45, musician

Interview

Tell us about your story’s world. What is it like in this
period or place?
Haven is set in present-day San Francisco, California,
with twists, of course. I maintained the basic geography and beauty of my hometown
and added new venues as needed, such as my heroine Carina’s dance club. I’ve preserved
the current cultural, societal and political norms of our reality and layered in
the “fantasy” via the paranormal inhabitants. Vampires hide in plain sight
and use their power to manipulate mainstream society and maintain their secrecy.
Many humans know of their existence but it’s a don’t-ask-don’t-tell situation. Unless
you want your mind/memory tweaked. Or your throat ripped out. The vamps are cranky
like that.
Which character in your current book do you think readers
will like the most? Why?
Jonas is my favorite and I suspect he’ll win over readers, too.
. An ancient vampire originally from England, Jonas embodies extreme violence
in a pretty package. He’s a man of few words, dark and moody, fiercely loyal and
violently protective of those few people he loves, such as Carina.
I adore Jonas so much I gave him his own story, a short story
prequel to HAVEN entitled “Vampire Code.” It released earlier this month
from Champagne Books.
When you write, what things do you want close at hand? (Coffee,
water, chocolate… pictures of gorgeous hunks for inspiration…?)
Water, laptop, music.
What’s your writing schedule like?
A typical writing day looks something like this: Chauffeur child
to school, exercise, write, line edit and/or read slush pile for indie publisher,
pick up child, spend evening with family. Rinse, repeat.
Any advice for new authors?
Write every day.
What are you currently reading for fun? Anything for research?
For fun, I’m about to start J. R. Ward’s Lover At Last from my
TBR pile.
What kind of music do you listen to while driving? Same question
when writing?
Genre of music for both writing and driving depends on my mood.
For Haven, I listened to primarily House, Techno, Electro and Industrial music.
Haven’s playlist is on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/1292279739/playlist/1TWos0QMsQe5QjUgl5xPQJ
Do you play any musical instruments?
Piano
What do you wish I had asked you? Please ask and answer it
now.
If you were given the opportunity to meet/have
lunch with/pick the brain of one writer in the world, who would it be? (In other
words, who makes your Fan Girl brain go *SQUEEE!!!*)
Joss
Whedon!
Celia Breslin

Please complete the sentence

I love pizza with fresh basil, feta and black olives
I’m always ready for fun with the family
When I’m alone, I write
You’d never be able to tell, but I have a tattoo I designed
myself
If I had a halo it would be a
chakram like that of Xena, Warrior Princess
If I could teleport I’d go to Scotland right now.
I can never eat pizza with fresh basic, feta and black olives
because I’m allergic to dairy!

Previous Books

Haven, book 1, Tranquilli Bloodline Series
Vampire Code, prequel, Tranquilli Bloodline Series

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