An Interview with Celia Breslin

Hi Cindy! Thanks for having me over for a visit today. Last time I was here it was June, 2012. A lot has happened since then and I’m excited to share news on my upcoming July release, HAVEN. But first let’s answer your fun questions… 🙂

Haven_500x750_2Tell us about yourself.

Let’s see… how about some tidbits not in the bio below (*grins*)
Favorite food: Asian, especially Japanese and Thai cuisine
Favorite TV shows: True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones
Favorite music: varies with my mood and yes, I often listen to music while writing
Preferred caffeine sources: Soy Thai Iced Tea and Soy Chai Tea Latte

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and, why?

Northern California, Scotland and Ireland. The first is my current home and I love it here. And all three locales are beautiful, mysterious, magical…

Have you had other careers before becoming a writer?

Yes, I’ve worn other work hats, such as Web site producer, English and French teacher, online nonfiction editor, writer and copy editor.

Are you a full time writer or do you have a “day job”?

I write as often as I can. I also read slush pile and line edit for an indie publisher.

Do you have other talents? Or is there a talent you don’t have that you wish you did?

I play the piano. I was classically trained as a kid and then wandered away from it as a teen. Wish I had a piano now!

How many books have you written? Do you have a favorite?

Do the unfinished Nanowrimo novels shoved under the bed count? LOL. Currently, I have two novels and three novellas completed. I also have several short stories written years ago; mostly horror and some fantasy. A third novel is in progress.

As for a favorite, well I love them all, but let’s go with HAVEN. Otherwise, my vampires will get mighty cranky!

Tell us about your current series/WIP.

I’m working on an urban fantasy series called The Tranquilli Bloodline Series. Vampires, love, mayhem…

The first book, HAVEN, an urban fantasy romance, releases July 2nd from Champagne Books, BURST imprint. A prequel novella, The Vampire Code, releases in October, 2013.

Haven’s Elevator pitch:
San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli discovers latent powers and makes peace with her vampire family, destiny and soul mate, with Team Evil in hot pursuit.

Haven Romance snippet:
Alexander crushed his lips to mine. Need roared through me and my hands burrowed into his thick, silky hair, holding his head as if he might try to escape. He growled his approval against my lips, his kiss growing more insistent. He tasted metallic, like the blood he’d consumed. Again, I found I liked the taste…

What is your next project and when will it be released?

I love to write about all manner of Fae, and I recently put the finishing touches on a paranormal romance featuring a merman-human surfer and a human book nerd. Two of the secondary characters from that story — an earth fae warrior and the book nerd’s BFF – will receive their own story. Outlining now…

How does your family feel about your writing career?

One hundred percent supportive, thank goodness!

Do you have any upcoming FREE promotions you would like to tell us about?

There will be a blog tour for HAVEN in July that will include an E-Book giveaway. Check my Web site in July for details. Hope to see you there! 🙂

Today’s Giveaway

Thanks for visiting today, dear readers! And now, I’m off on a week-long vacation to the mountains where the wi-fi is scarce but the trees are plentiful.

Please leave a comment below for a chance to win one (1) $5 Starbucks E-Gift Card. This giveaway will run until MIDNIGHT tonight (12 AM Pacific). Include your email address so we can contact you if you win.

One winner will be drawn with the help of the gods at and announced in the comment section on this page on SATURDAY, JUNE 29, when I return to the land of reliable wi-fi! Winner will also be contacted via email.

Have a great week, everyone!


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.

Where to find Celia.

Web site:

17 thoughts on “An Interview with Celia Breslin

  1. I want to go on vacation with you, and see the big redwoods again! You’re so fortunate to live in Northern CA. My critique partner writes urban fantasy and paranormal and she’s got all manner of fae in her stuff, so I’m getting a handle on this genre. Your book sounds interesting. I’ll have to check into it.

    • Hi Becky!
      I’m happy to report the wi-fi up here is excruciatingly s-l-o-w but functional. Glad I can stop in and say hello. It’s gorgeous up here at 5,000 feet above my usual sea-level home. Raining ever so quietly today… 🙂

    • Hi Amber! Well, Alexander plays way better than I do. Writing about him playing some of my classical favorites made me super nostalgic, and now I’m eyeing my house trying to figure out where I could fit a piano. 🙂

  2. I’ll have to check out Haven. I love vampires also and am always open to new ones. Have a wonderful getaway vacation. Ahhh, the redwoods. Mighty sentinels to watch over you. Enjoy.

  3. Lucky you-a vacation where it sounds cool. I am sweating here in Arizona. However, I have my book, some iced tea and a cool place in front of my fan.
    Have a relaxing time.

  4. Hi Everyone!
    Back from my vacation in the mountains. The techno gods at have spoken and the winner of caffeinated goodness — aka $5 Starbucks e-gift card — is JAN K!

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