Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Haven Spotlight and ebook giveaway


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.

Giveaway:

One e-book copy of Haven to one commenter. What to comment...What’s your favorite line from the excerpt? Do you enjoy romance in your urban fantasy? Who’s your favorite Joss Whedon vampire? Or, simply say hello. 

Giveaway ends 7/24, 11:59 PM PST. Winner announced here in comments section on 7/25.

Excerpt:

Alexander crushed his lips to mine. Need roared through me leaving me breathless with edgy hunger. 

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. His tongue explored my mouth. He tasted metallic, like the blood he’d consumed. Again, I found I liked the taste. My tongue danced with his and delved into his mouth, searching for more penny metal flavor. He groaned and tightened his embrace.

I thought we’d devour each other forever, but Alexander stiffened and his head snapped up. His eyes glinted black as night, wild with lust and...aggression? He bared his teeth in a snarl, canines morphing into fangs. Long, sharp, lethal.

On instinct, I pushed against his chest to get some distance between those teeth and my neck. He ignored me, head whipping around to survey the room. A feral growl erupted from his throat and he shoved me under the table.

My cries of protest were drowned out by animalistic roars and breaking furniture. From my spot under the table, I felt around on the bench for my coat, all the while keeping an eye on the room. Dark blurs flitted back and forth, pieces of table and chair flew by...Bingo. My coat. I searched the pocket for my phone. Once in hand, I hit the button for my boys.

The fighting around me stopped. The familiar techno ring tone of Mark’s phone broke the sudden silence. He’s here?

The table above me was tossed away. Steel hands grabbed my legs and dragged me, face down. I dropped the phone and flattened my palms on the floor, trying to resist.

One hand bumped into a steak knife and I grabbed it. My assailant flipped me over and lunged. I aimed for his heart but the knife plunged into his throat.

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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.

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7 comments:

Cylver said...

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. His tongue explored my mouth. He tasted metallic, like the blood he’d consumed. Again, I found I liked the taste. My tongue danced with his and delved into his mouth, searching for more penny metal flavor. He groaned and tightened his embrace.

I love this entire paragraph. A super-sexy vamp and a woman who doesn't shy away from the taste of blood!

Do I like romance in my urban fantasy? Absolutely!

Who's my fave Joss Whedon vamp? Spike of course. So hot, yet so cool!

Thanks so much for this giveaway. Sounds like a great read!

Celia Breslin said...

Hi Cylver,

Spike is my favorite, too!

Celia

bn100 said...

Liked "He’s here?"

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Celia Breslin said...

Hi BN!

Ha, yes. That's a real "Oh no!" moment for Carina.

Cheers,
Celia

Celia Breslin said...

GIVEAWAY WINNER:
The gods at Random.org have spoken: bn100 is the recipient of the e-book copy of Haven. Congrats!

Celia Breslin said...

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: BN100 tells me she already has a copy, and has kindly declined another. Congrats, CYLVER, the e-book copy is yours. :-)

Cylver said...

Awesome! Thanks!