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.
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…
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.
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