Celia Breslin Interview & Giveaway!

I’m very happy to have Celia Breslin on Dey for Love today! Learn more about this talented author–plus there’s a special gift for one lucky reader! Check it out! 🙂

–Kara xxooxx


The Tranquilli Bloodline Series

Book 1

by Celia Breslin


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.









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.



Web site: http://www.celiabreslin.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/celiabreslin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CeliaBreslinAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CeliaBreslin




KARA: Which sub-genre of Romance do you feel the most comfortable writing in? Why?

CELIA: Paranormal Romance (PNR). I’m a lifelong fan of fantasy (both high and urban) and science fiction, of basically anything “Other.” Combine that with my love for stories with a happily ever after (HEA) or at the very least a happily for now (HFN) and this sub-genre is a natural fit for me.


KARA: How do you know when you’ve hit your zone?

CELIA: When the real world falls away, when all I can hear are the voices of my characters and all I can see is the scene unfolding on the screen as my fingers fly across the keyboard. That is, until a hand descends on my arm and a soft voice says, “Mama?” and jerks me back to reality. And then it takes a few blinks and deep breaths to switch gears. 🙂


KARA: Do you have a daily writing ritual?

CELIA: As a full-time mom, I fit in writing and other editorial work around my daughter’s schedule. A typical day during the school year looks like this: Chauffeur child to school, exercise, write, line edit and/or read slush pile for an indie publisher, pick up child, spend evening with family. Rinse, repeat.


KARA: Exercise! You got it going, girl! Do you prefer to write novellas, short stories, or full-length books? And which do you prefer to read?

CELIA: Full-length novels for both, though I do also read and write novellas and shorts.


KARA: When you feel a moment of indecision or self-doubt, what have you found to be the best method or trick to get out of that nasty funk?

CELIA: I have a circle of writer pals. And they’re only one text, chat, or phone call away. Intense bouts of exercise help, too. Seriously. 🙂


KARA: If you were reincarnated as an animal, which would you be?

CELIA: Black panther.


KARA: Nice. That’s my high school mascot. I could lead a cheer for you! Okay. You’ve got a pen and paper in hand, but no story. At that moment, do you free-write or doodle?

CELIA: Doodle. The ebb and flow of free-form imagery often leads to lovely words and ideas. And then it’s time to switch to the keyboard to capture them. I type fast!

NOTE FROM CELIA: Leave a comment for a chance to win one (1) $5 Starbucks e-gift card. What to comment? Let’s talk vampires (because I love them, of course)! Do you have a favorite vampire or vampire series in television and/or literature? Or, simply say hello!


LOVE IT! Thank you so much for spending time on Dey for Love, Celia.  And that cover is fantastic. Thanks for stopping by, Readers. And remember, whenever and wherever possible, support your local bookstore!

–Kara xxooxx



  1. Thanks for having me over for a visit, Kara! 🙂

    Dear Readers: the caffeinated goodness e-gift card giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PST on 7/29. Winner announced here in the comments section on 7/30.


  2. I LOVE Vampires as well, but that love is reserved for vampires who, having been victims of the evil type are sworn to defend humans (not just from vampires, but criminals & scariest of all – evil politicians). Since that is what my Guardian Vampires do – I have to love my “Immortal Relations” series the best. It sounds like your new book has vampires with “redeeming social value” so I’m sure I’ll love them as well! (-;

    1. Hi Guy,
      Thanks for stopping by! My favorite TV vamp = Spike from Buffy. Angel is great, too and has a bit of that “redeeming social value” you mention. In literature, I’m a fan of many vampires, including those created by J. R. Ward and Kresley Cole.

      1. Yes, all vampires are interesting and I’m a BIG FAN of Vampire Diaries and watch True Blood when I visit my son’s family as they have HBO. I read a lot of vampire books, just got a very interesting one: “Vampires – Encounters with the Undead,” by David J. Skal. It details the history of vampires in print and cinema with stories about them as well as their names from many countries. Fascinating stuff!

  3. Congratulations, Guy Ogan, you are the recipient of the $5 Starbucks e-gift card!

    1. Thanks for picking me to win the Starbucks Gift Card. Don’t know how that works exactly, do you need my mailing address or what?

      1. Hello Guy, Starbucks delivers e-cards via e-mail, so we need your email address for the E-gift card. Thanks!

        1. Author

          Let me shoot out an email to both of you. Sorry for the delay. –Kara

          1. I’ll appreciate getting the gift card – hope they have decaf as I’m not supposed to drink “the hard stuff.” LOL

          2. They do indeed have decaf. One of my favorite beverages at Starbucks = iced decaf soy mocha. Yum! They make a tasty soy chai tea latte, too.

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