Monday, 29 July 2013

BEWITCHING TOURS ** REVIEW**: "Haven" by Celia Breslin **REVIEW ADDED**


Haven
Tranquilli Bloodline Series, Book 1
Celia Breslin

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Champagne Books
Date of Publication: July 2, 2013
ISBN:  9781927454473
Number of pages: 372 

Cover Artist: Amanda Kelsey



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.


Turn around.

I froze, my moment of weakness chased away by a jolt of adrenaline. I resisted Adrian’s pull. “Did you hear that?”

“Hear what?”

Silence.

“Nothing, I guess.” A wave of energy rolled into me, curled itself possessively around my body, and gave me one hell of a head rush. “Oh, wow.” I bit my lip, bracing against reaction.

Adrian tightened his grip on my waist. “Rina?”

Mark and Ren stalked over, faces grim.

“Did—? Do you—?” My mouth was so dry I could barely speak. “Do you guys feel that?”

Adrian squeezed, capturing my wandering attention, concern etched in the stern set of his jaw. “Feel what? What’s wrong?”

I started to tell them the Invisible Man hugged me against an electrified fence, but a second wave of energy bowled into me, making me tingle from head to toe. The sensation walked the line between pleasure and pain. A moan escaped me.

Mark took me from Adrian. “That’s it. We’re out of here.” 

He tried to pick me up, but I shook my head. Bad idea. 

Dizziness took the hall, and me, for a little spin.

Turn around. Turn. Around.

Was it a voice or instinct urging me on? Either way, the desire proved irresistible. I pulled away from Mark, pivoted, and forgot how to breathe.

The electric energy pulled back. The dizziness abated. All extraneous noise and people drained out of my perception until there was only Him.

Tall, fit, and bad-boy handsome with skin like pale honey, his thick, walnut brown hair hung tousled in a sexy, I-just-got-out-of-bed way. A hip, black, button-down shirt accentuated a sculpted upper body before it tucked into slacks painted on long, lean legs. The whole package made my mouth water.

Hot. Yummy. Totally my type.

“Who are you?” I whispered.

His mouth twitched in a hint of a smile as if he heard me—impossible given the distance between us. Heat spread, loosening my muscles, and my pulse sped up. Nerves. What’s wrong with me? Guys never made me nervous, not even gorgeous ones.

I nibbled my lower lip, mind racing to make sense of my reaction. His gaze tracked the movement and then slid back up. The heat from his stare hit me full force, driving a shaft of need through me. Energy rocked me again, a warm, electric breeze bathing my skin. My eyes widened in comprehension. 

The energy came from him.


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.



i LOVED this book! From page one to the last page.
Written so well, great characters and a great storyline.

So, Rina (Carina) is our girl who we follow.  She is a club owner, you're average 25 year old with 3 big brothers that she doesn't really get on with, and fun is the name of the game...

Oh how that changes!
Begins with her being at her families museum and catching the eye of a total hunk from head to toe that she feels a complete pull towards and cant stop herself....

On her 25th Birthday, things are revealed to her....the main issue - she was stole of her memories for 12years.  Today on her birthday, she starts to get them back...and WOW were there some memories to remember.

**********************************spoilers********************************************

She has a family she doesn't at first remember....her love for her brothers resurfaces as she remembers bits and pieces of the past.....

....not all good.  Theres some evil after her.

Rina, apparently is a descendant of a powerful blood line and the blank memories were for her protection until she was old enough to be able to cope with them.
Of course her family are vampires.....she herself turns out to be a half vampire.  complete with supernatural powers, bloodlust...all shes missing...so far...is fangs.

Such a lot for her to take in and to try and process.....she does well, does our girl, but i really don't think this is the last we will see of this series - at least i hope not, i really did love it, and spent hours at a time reading it and totally loving it.

Ms Breslin, PLEASE tell me you're releasing at least one book to follow this, as its been a long time since i enjoyed a book so much!!
totally, totally recommended for those who enjoy vamp books!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the Haven excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a good book and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  2. Hi Eva,
    Thanks for visiting all three of my tour spots today. Appreciate it! :-)
    cheers,
    Celia

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  3. Hi Claire!
    Thank you for hosting Haven on your blog today!
    best,
    Celia

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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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