Friday, October 9, 2020

Tranquilli Bloodline Series by Celia Breslin - Book Tour + Giveaway



Haven
Tranquilli Bloodline Series Book 1
by Celia Breslin
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance


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. 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 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-attraction 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 keep the love of her life...without getting killed in the process.

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Destiny
Tranquilli Bloodline Series Book 2

In HAVEN, San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli survives a vicious attack by her vampire family’s longtime archenemies. Several weeks later, as she struggles with PTSD and survivor’s guilt, supervillain Dixon resurfaces and kidnaps two of her best friends. To save them, Carina must comply with the evil bastard’s unusual demands. The kicker? She must tell no one what she is up to.
Meanwhile, she has a new dance club to open for the preternatural community, a fated soul mate acting secretive and distant, and a sexy, new, undead friend who’d love to take Alexander’s place in her heart and bed.
Blackmailed, betrayed, tempted…sometimes destiny has a wicked sense of humor.






Origins
Tranquilli Bloodline Series Book 3 


The Chosen One is home. Bad little vampires beware…
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 manages to escape. 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.



Tranquilli Bloodline Worldbuilding Basics

By Celia Breslin

 Worldbuilding is one of my favorite aspects of writing urban fantasy and paranormal romance. My brain enjoys taking the real world and twisting it like salt water taffy, molding it into the perfect playground for my characters.

 Since I write “urban,” I tend to preserve the current cultural, societal, and political norms of our reality and then layer in the “fantasy” via the paranormal inhabitants. I decide whether my creatures are hidden or out, in positions of power or imprisoned or pursued, good guys or bad guys or both, etc.

 In the Tranquilli Bloodline series, my vampires hide in plain sight and use their power to manipulate mainstream society and maintain their secrecy. Many humans know of their existence but it’s a don’t-ask-don’t-tell situation. Unless you want your mind/memory tweaked. Or your throat ripped out. The vamps are cranky like that.

My fantasy worlds remain fairly faithful to a realistic setting, and many of my stories take place in my hometown of San Francisco. I tend to preserve the basic geography and beauty of my city and add new venues, such as my heroine Carina’s dance clubs, Haven & Destiny. I situated Haven in the Castro neighborhood near the famous landmark, Castro Theater. In reality, there’s a bank on the corner where Haven stands. Destiny occupies an enormous warehouse on the Embarcadero by the San Francisco Bay.

And then there’s fun with physics! So long real world science, say hello to my powerful friend, Magic. You knew that was coming, right? In a world where preternatural creatures like vampires and werewolves, and enhanced humans like witches, wizards, and psychics exist alongside your average Jane and Joe humans, otherworldly powers reign supreme.

 In the Tranquilli Bloodline series, witches and wizards work for both Teams Good and Evil. Team Good also has a psychic. Vampires, too, fight on both sides. All my vamps have a basic set of vampire mojo while some of the older ones possess additional abilities. Bottom line: magic makes magic happen on the page. Toss in a tablespoon of prophecies plus a pinch of impending apocalypse and voila! Good times.  :-)

 Xo,

Celia






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. 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.





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14 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the guest post, this series sounds like my kind of books and I love the covers! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Stormy Vixen, I love my covers, too! Melody Pond is the designer. :)

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  2. Sounds like a sad story but interesting all the same.

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    1. Hi Darlene, LOL, not to worry: while Carina's life has its challenges, and there's tons of action (since we're talking urban fantasy genre here), there are plenty of happy moments for her, too. :-)

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  3. Haven has the best cover in the series.

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  4. Very nice covers. I like that it is a series and paranormal is one of my favorite genres. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Hi Lynn, Melody Pond designed the covers. Paranormal is one of my fav. genres to, to both read and write. :)

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  5. Hi Jasmine, Thank you for hosting my vampires on your blog! :-)

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  6. The book sounds quite interesting, and I like the cover.

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  7. I love the covers. They set the tone for the book.

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    1. Hi Jeanna, I love the covers too. The designer really captured the "urban fantasy" vibe I was going for.

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