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An Author’s Desk: Guest Celia Breslin

Celia Breslin  is a writer of  urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Her debut novel, Haven, was recently released by Champagne Books. Celia lives in San Francisco with her  husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. In addition to writing, she reads slush pile and line edit for an indie publisher, plays piano, and is addicted to boot camp-style workouts and dark chocolate. She claims the latter two cancel each other out, LOL.

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CeliaBreslin-Desk[1]I love my office.  It’s actually one tidy corner of a multi-functional room. My favorite part is the view. Through the large window to the right of my desk, I can see the hills of my San Francisco neighborhood, enjoy the warmth of the sun and also watch the fog roll in at night. Of course, sometimes it’s foggy all day. Then it feels like I’m working inside a cotton ball, LOL.

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, pick up child, spend evening with family. Rinse, repeat.

My environment runs the gamut from noisy — music and/or kids playing in the house — to quiet. Usually, I can function regardless of the life sounds surrounding me.  But there are indeed times when I require a tranquil environment, and other times when I crank up some mood music. An example of the latter – I wrote the majority of the action sequences in Haven while listening to NIN and The Prodigy.

I’m currently working on the second book in The Tranquilli Bloodline Series. Here’s a little taste – Carina knows it’s going to be one hell of a bad day when her archenemy sends her a gift-wrapped box of blood…

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HAVEN

Haven_200x300San 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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Thank you, Celia for visiting.  You can contact Celia at: WEBPAGE * TWITTER * FACEBOOK

Tomorrow, More on Search & Rescue.  Rita Bay

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The Aegis: Meet Damian Sinclair

Light Warrior Damian Sinclair who has battled the Dark Ones for centuries answers Melinda’s call—the Call of a lifemate. While protecting her from the Dark Ones who pursue her relentlessly, he introduces her to passion, love, and her heritage as a Shield Bearer of the Light.

AegissmDamian Sinclair savored the last of his rare filet of bison at the $10,000-a-plate benefit for the victims of the world’s latest natural disaster. He enjoyed dining in the Pool Room at the Four Seasons Restaurant when he was in Manhattan. The marble elegance and outstanding service reminded him of his past when waiters catered to their guests.

Accepting the invitation to the event, though, had been a mistake. He’d already dodged several men who wanted to talk business and a half-dozen women who’d made more personal propositions. He grimaced at the inane chatter of the nearby guests. Perhaps he’d finish the main course, make his apologies, write a substantial check and…The Call sounded.

Struggling to maintain his composure, he tossed his napkin aside and rushed to the men’s room. It was no surprise when the shift that would transport him to his lifemate came. He’d known what to expect for centuries.

In an instant, he stood outside an antique shop on a brick-paved street where the wrought iron-trimmed porches overhung the sidewalks–probably New   Orleans. The gold lettering on the glass of the door read Antiques & Curiosities, LLC, Melinda Kildare, Proprietress. Wherever he was, he was not alone. He could sense his lifemate and she was in distress. He reached out to her and saw only darkness. He knocked and waited for the invitation he needed to enter. He extended his senses into the shop and then heard her, barely a whisper.

“Help me. Please, help.”

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Tomorrow, The First Meeting,  Rita Bay

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