How would you describe yourself using only five words?
My husband decided to answer this one. “Organized. Sexy, smart, funny. And passionate.” I think he’s a keeper, wouldn’t you agree? *grins*
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Dark chocolate. Specifically, Poco Dolce, artisan dark chocolate made here in
. Seriously sinful!
I’m particularly fond of their “tiles,” such as Aztec Chile. They’re the
perfect combo of salty and sweet. If
you’d care to indulge: http://www.pocodolce.com/ San
Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I have a tattoo I designed myself.
If you could collaborate with one author who would it be?
Joss Whedon! That would be this Fan Girl’s dream come true! :-)
If you had a reporter follow you around for the day, what would the readers get to see in your daily schedule?
A typical day in my life looks something like this: Chauffeur child to school, exercise, write, line edit and/or read slush pile for indie publisher, pick up child, spend evening with family. Rinse, repeat.
Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories?
Music definitely feeds my Muse. For my novel Haven, she required techno and house music to paint club scenes, hard-driving, big beat techno and breakbeat for action sequences, and a little industrial rock for the scenes in between. Of course, she also demanded silence from time to time, and poignant moments required a softer, gentler type of tune...
Haven’s Playlist is on Spotify and includes tracks by NIN, The Prodigy, Bass Kittens, Kate Bush, and more: http://open.spotify.com/user/1292279739/playlist/1TWos0QMsQe5QjUgl5xPQJ
Are there any books you’re itching to read from your favorite authors?
I have a massive TBR list. I’m looking forward to reading the already-released Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward, MacRieve (Immortals After Dark) by Kresley Cole, and Laura Kaye’s upcoming October release Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink).
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 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.
The Tranquilli Bloodline Series, Book 1
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.
Talk time was over. We stared. And stared. And stared some more.
His smoky blue eyes bled to black and his power pushed at me, hot and hard, causing a response inside me, like a rumbling volcano deep in my core. My eyes widened. Was this the power my family had mentioned? No longer dormant and infinitely more intense than a little static electricity in my palms.
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.