Posted by: reneewildes1 | July 6, 2020

Guest Blog: Celia Breslin

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Hello Dear Readers,
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe during this global pandemic. I’m delighted to be here on Renee Wildes’s blog today to share my urban fantasy vampire series with you. My Tranquilli Bloodline series stars San Francisco dance club owner Carina Tranquilli. Her love interest is a hot, undead musician, Alexander Wallace. Much mayhem ensues over the course of the trilogy as Carina evolves into a kickass warrior while dealing with family drama, duking it out with assorted enemies, and, of course, falling in love.
HAVEN, book 1, is the first, award-winning story. DESTINY comes next, and then ORIGINS. As the third book in the trilogy, ORIGINS completes Carina’s hero’s journey. While you can read the books out of order (each one has a stand-alone crisis to resolve on top of the series through line), you may appreciate, as I do, watching her transform over time.
I truly enjoyed writing the final installment of Carina’s story arc. There’s something truly satisfying about tying up all the plot threads into a tidy, big finale. That said, I was surprised by how tough it was to say good-bye. Writing the final chapter took twice as long as usual because I really didn’t want to say farewell to my characters. And so, who knows… while the trilogy may be complete, I may create new problems for Carina and Team Good to solve in the future!
Xo,
Celia
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Title: ORIGINS
Author: Celia Breslin
Series: Tranquilli Bloodline, book 3

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Champagne Book Group
Date of Publication: September 22, 2019

Price: $3.99
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 94,000

ASIN: B07Y8R94Z5
Cover Artist: Melody Pond

Tagline: The Chosen One is home. Bad little vampires beware…

Book Description:

In HAVEN & DESTINY, San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli finds love and fights her vampire family’s enemies. Now, in ORIGINS…

En route to reunite with her estranged father in Italy, Carina is kidnapped by a human organization intent on vampire genocide. Beaten, starved, and forced to fight fellow captives, she finally manages to escape. Along the way, she encounters the group’s leaders—their identities shock her to the core.

Once home, Carina warns her family of this new threat, but dear old dad is missing. In his absence, the Tribunal, the governing body for all vampirekind, lies in disarray, with an old enemy making a bid for her father’s throne. What’s worse? The usurper wants her for his queen…and slave.

With a human-vampire war looming on one side and a vampire-vampire battle brewing on the other, Carina will have to rally her troops, take back the throne, and fulfill her destiny as the Chosen One. If not, her whole world will fall, taking everyone she loves with it.

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y8R94Z5/
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/origins-celia-breslin/1133749667?ean=2940163738755
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/origins-88
Champagne Books: http://champagnebooks.com/store/home/767-origins-9781771559805.html
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48162647-origins

Short Story Free Read in the series: http://champagnebooks.com/store/blanc-de-blanc-paranormal/25-vampire-code-ebook.html

Excerpt – Origins:

The car stopped. I couldn’t convince myself to step out. What if this was a freaking, injection-induced hallucination? What if I was still back in the damn prison?
Besnik helped me out.
The mansion’s mammoth double doors eased open. The man illuminated in the doorway chased away the numbness, pumped my heart so hard it might pound right out of my chest. He opened his arms wide, calling me. My lips curled upward in the first true smile I’d cracked since the last time he’d held me in his arms. That man, my man, loved me more than any other on this whole damn planet.
“Alexander.”
I ran to him.
Alexander’s arms closed around me, his hold so tight I could barely catch a breath. Tremors ran through his hard body, again and again.
“Carina,” he croaked, voice sandpaper rough. “Carina.”
Nuzzling his neck, I planted fevered kisses along his tan, heated skin. He’d fed recently to be this warm under my lips. Temptation had me licking his pounding pulse, nipping at the vein. Couldn’t resist it. My fangs slid home.
Energy exploded between us, our mate bond bursting to life and tearing away whatever magical wall had separated us for far too long. My bite, the catalyst, his blood the cure. Awash in the force of our reunion, Alexander staggered then clutched me closer while I pulled out of his neck and laved the rapidly healing holes.
As our power continued to bubble and stitch us back together, he whisked us into the grand entryway, planted my ass on an ornate, antique cabinet, and devoured my mouth like a starving man. His hands roamed everywhere, searching, cataloguing, as if to reassure himself this wasn’t a hallucination, that I was really here, in his arms, relatively unharmed.
The more he kissed me, the more those wonderful, golden threads of our connection resurrected inside me, around me, between us, and I felt like freaking Sleeping Beauty awakened from her magical slumber by a kiss from her fated handsome prince. The silly thought made me giggle against Alexander’s seeking mouth, and then I was crying while my love cupped my face between his hands, wiped away my tears with his thumbs, and pressed tender kisses to my forehead, my cheeks, the tip of my nose…
“Alexander.” I fisted his shirt tight. Please, God, let him be real. “I… I don’t want to wake up.” Please, don’t let this end.
His smoky blue eyes bored into mine, his brown hair spiked in every direction, a bit longer than in my memory. It’s not a dream, baby. You’re here. You’re home.
Oh my God, I can hear you. I swiped some willful bits of hair away from his forehead, touched his full lips, ran my fingers along his strong jaw, taking in the whole handsome, bad-boy package. You’re back in my head. I’d never been happier to have someone inside my mind. Silence was seriously overrated.
And back in your arms.

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About the Author:

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 werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her stories are action-packed and typically include one of the many varieties of romantic entanglements: fated mates, second chance, rescue romance, opposites attract, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, and more.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies, as well as everything in the Marvel Universe franchise. Of course!

Website: http://www.celiabreslin.com/

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Responses

  1. Hi Renee, Thanks for hosting my vampires on your blog! 🙂


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