Friday, May 31, 2013

FRIDAY FIRSTS WITH... Author Celia Breslin

The first five sentences of... HAVEN

If there’s one thing I hate more than a sake-induced hangover, it’s
getting attacked by a witch in my own home while I’m nursing a sake-induced hangover.

Fortunately, I was battle-ready when she broke into my house. I was pummeling the stuffing out of my home gym’s punching bag in an attempt to sweat out my headache when I heard the none-too-subtle click click click of heels on hardwood in the stairwell.

What kind of self-respecting witch wears high heels when she sneaks up on someone? Apparently, this one possessed less brains than a snail.

Coming July 2 from Champagne Books!

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Tell me about the first novel you ever wrote. Whatever happened to it?
 The first novel I ever wrote was a “Harlequin” romance. I read Harlequins at an early age, maybe age 12 or so? I snuck them from my mother’s bookshelf. After I’d read a few, I decided to write my own. It featured a college student who loved horses (as I did at that age) and a rancher’s son. “Amanda” went to spend a working summer on a ranch in Texas and, of course, met and fell in love with “Nick,” the youngest of three brothers. I don’t recall the title, but I remember I wrote it on pale grey construction paper. It’s probably in a box somewhere in the basement of my mother’s home. LOL.

What’s the first thing you do after you wake up in the morning (other than using the restroom LOL)?
Exercise. Yes, it’s true. I’m sooooo not a morning person. You don’t want to talk to me before eight a.m. unless you’re my boot camp instructor and we’re kicking some serious exercise butt!

What’s the first thing you notice on an attractive member of the opposite sex?
Eyes, definitely eyes. “Windows to the soul” and all that. Personality, intellect,’s all there in the eyes.  

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.


  1. Hi Rebecca,
    Thanks for having me over for a visit - It was fun to think about "firsts". :-)

  2. Celia, I love that line: "What kind of self-respecting witch wears high heels when she's sneaking up on someone?"
    Can't wait to read more of Haven when it releases July 2nd!

    Nice blog, Rebecca!

    1. Hi Paula,
      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy Haven!