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Destiny by Celia Breslin – Review & Interview

Picture of a fast moving cars at nightBlurb:

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’s 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.

My Review:

OH MY GOD you have no idea how much I wanted to slap Rina. I mean, you’re a big thing to the family, and you’re STAYING QUIET?? Did you learn nothing from the last book? Or are you just monumentally stupid??

And your boyfriend? Let’s not talk about him.

Well-written, emotional with emotion-inducing (is eye-roll an emotion?) characters. Didn’t care for the major characters, but loved the secondaries. Wonderful book.



Publisher Direct


Hi Everyone!

My hero and heroine from The Tranquilli Bloodline series are visiting with Holly today. They agreed to answer a few questions so I can attend to the business of release week for Destiny, the second full-length novel in their series.




What is your name? Do you have a nickname?

Carina:  Hi, I’m Carina Agostina Ottavia Tranquilli. My friends call me Rina. But my fated soul mate calls me Carina.

Alexander:  That would be me, the soul mate, full name Alexander Wallace. Many call me Alex. I prefer Alexander, especially when Carina says it when we’re…intimate.

What is your hair color? Eye color?

Carina: Dark brown hair and eyes. When I go all vampy, though, my eyes darken to black. And when my special super power kicks in? Add some blinking stars in there, too.

Alexander: My hair is more milk chocolate to Carina’s dark chocolate tresses. My eyes are blue-grey. Carina likes to call them smoky blue.

How old are you?

Carina: I’m 25. Okay, don’t be startled when Alexander tells you his age. He doesn’t look a day over about 28. He was turned in his twenties.

Alexander:  45. Flattery will get you everywhere, Carina.

Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?

Carina: Born in Italy. I live in the U.S. now. West coast. San Francisco. Best city on the planet.

Alexander: Born in San Francisco. I still live there, in the inner Sunset. But in truth, Carina is my home. I’d follow her anywhere.

What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?

Carina:  LOL, you really want to know? Okay, fridge first. Thai takeout leftovers, sake, sparkling water, orange juice, bacon, eggs…Stopping now. Otherwise, we’d be here all day. My fridge is well stocked, thanks to my roomies Mark and Ren. Those boys can cook! Workout clothes on my bedroom floor. Water bottle on nightstand. Huh, garbage can is empty. I’ll thank Mark and Ren again. Those boys are super tidy.

Alexander: Is this a serious question? I have blood in my refrigerator, of course. Bedroom floor is clear. Nightstand is also clear. Garbage can…yes, empty. I’m a bit of a neat freak.

Who are the people you are closest to?

Carina: My close friends are my family: my business partner Adrian, my psychic pal Faith, her boyfriend Kai, and, of course, my badass bodyguards Mark and Ren. I have three brothers, but I’d call our relationship…hm…let’s just say it’s a bit strained. A work in progress.

Alexander: Thomas. No comment on the family.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Carina: I love karaoke and wish I could sing as well as a trained singer. Of course, my lack of vocal chops doesn’t stop me from belting out the tunes with my pals at our local sushi-sake-karaoke hangout.

Alexander: I have it. I play piano and guitar. Classically trained on both.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Carina: When I’m upset I tend to curse in Italian. Porco dio spills out of me most.

Alexander: Pass. But here’s the word the older vampires overuse – Youngling. I hate it when they call me that.


November 6, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment

  1. Hi Holly,
    Thank you for taking the time to read and review Destiny, and for hosting Carina and Alexander on your blog today! :)

    Comment by celiabreslin | November 7, 2014

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