An Interview Celia Breslin

Please help me welcome Celia Breslin to my blog today.  One lucky commenter will win a critique of the first 20 pages of their manuscript by Celia.  Read on for more info.


Hi Cindy! Thanks for having me over as a guest today.


What genre(s) do you write in and why?

 I write urban fantasy and paranormal romance. My absolute favorite genres. As a kid/teen, I loved reading fantasy, romance, sci fi, and horror. Penning stories was one of my favorite activities, too, and still is, obviously, lol. I like creating fictional worlds where I make the rules. 😉


What genres are you drawn to as a reader?

I read primarily urban fantasy and paranormal romance, although lately I’ve dabbled in other romance subgenres, tempted by the fabulous stories penned by Laura Kaye, for example (*waves to Laura*). If you haven’t read Laura’s Her Forbidden Hero or her awesome elevator – and I mean that literally – romance novella Hearts In Darkness, I highly recommend both. Highlander romance and sci fi also tempt me from time to time.


What are you currently working on? Give us an elevator pitch for your book.

I’m currently working on two projects, my urban fantasy vampire series, aka The Tranquilli Bloodline Series, and a collection of shorter paranormal romances centered around the Fae.


For the elevator pitch, let’s talk about the Bloodline gang. I loooooove Carina and my vamps.

HAVEN (Book 1)

San Francisco club owner Carina receives some unexpected gifts for her twenty-fifth birthday: one hot guy-slash-fated soul mate who happens to be a vampire, three undead family members with a secret agenda and lastly, some crazy powers which is good because some serious bad is coming her way.


Tell us about your heroine.

Carina runs one of the most successful dance clubs in San Francisco. She’s cute and confident, satisfied with her life though she has one pesky problem: she can’t remember her childhood. She’s stubborn and a control freak who doesn’t like to ask for help. To survive her new unwieldy power and the sudden influx of vampires in her life, she’ll have to let go of her Type-A tendencies and let her family help her. Or die. Her choice.


Do you have critique partners?

 I don’t have one specific critique partner but I do trade critiques regularly.  I’m a volunteer critique coordinator for a fantasy/futuristic/paranormal online writing group. I also volunteer to judge (romance) writing contests and have a background in editing and copyediting (nonfiction).



Speaking of critiques, I’m offering a critique of the first 20 double-spaced pages of your current WiP. To enter, leave a comment below including your email address. All entries will go in a bowl and the winner will be chosen my cats. 😉



 Celia lives in Northern California with her family and two feisty cats. She spends her time writing, critiquing, hanging with her family, and participating in boot-camp style workouts.

For more info on Celia and her writing projects, and to read a <a target=”window” href=””>free, short paranormal story</a>, visit <a target=”window” href=””>her Web site</a>.

Celia also welcomes Twitter followers: <a target=”window” href=””></a>.

13 thoughts on “An Interview Celia Breslin

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  2. I’d shake your hand in greeting, but I am eating a tuna fish sandwich. And I just dropped it all over myself. So my hands smell…. (rubbing smell on my name for the bowl drawing) smiling *** I won a critique in an auction. So I’m ok. I would love to have a critique partner, but I feel that I wouldn’t give him/her back the same quality. So I have been nervous about offering to give one. I love reading urban fantasy and paranormal. My WIP is suspense with some paranormal. Great blog. Looking forward to reading your book. Right now I’m hung up in a fight scene. My herione and four young men, but don’t fear the ghost helps her.

    • Hi Mary!

      Your WiP sounds intriguing. If you like taking online classes, I highly recommend Rayne Hall’s Writing Fight Scenes class. You can also submit a fight scene for crit near the end of the class for feedback from her and your fellow students. I had a blast in that class.

    • OMG! That is awesome. Thank you. But I feel I cheated….with the tuna smell on my name. Tee hee.

      I spent $440 on online classes. And I think that is a class I would want to take. In fact, I purchased her class and it’s scheduled for July 2013. Am I not serious about learning the craft?

  3. Tuna is cheating! Great interview. I’m going to head over and check out that free short story right away. I love urban fantasy. The idea of cats picking a winner is just fun.

  4. I’m sorry I’m late on this….but, good luck on your Bloodline series, Celia. You’ll get there. I have lovely critique partner…So patient too, because I’ve been known to throw multiple things at her at once, poor thing. 😉 Loved the interview. And Cynthia, love your blog. Best of luck to both of you!

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