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Celia Breslin Interview

1. Why didn’t you become a policeman instead of a writer?

Law enforcement, eh? Never crossed my mind. I think it would be interesting to do both jobs. If I wrote mysteries or crime drama, that would be very helpful.


2. If you could only tell one story in your life, what would it be?

Let me tell you about my Irish grandmother. Most every day, she would bake up some Irish treats then tell me stories of the Fae. Loaded up with sugary goodness, I’d listen with rapt attention as she knitted and told me wild tales of fairies and sprites, goblins and brownies and more… Imagination fueled, I wrote a lot of fairy tales during my younger years and kept on writing to this day.

For Halloween 2013, I wrote up one of my favorite stories she ever told me, one that used to slather me in goose bumps every single time she told it to me. It was her personal encounter with the Banshee.



3. Apples or pears?



4. Which of your own characters would you like to meet and why? 

Jonas, definitely Jonas.

All of my characters hold a special place in my heart, but from the Tranquilli Bloodline universe, I confess Jonas is my favorite. An ancient vampire originally from England, Jonas embodies extreme violence in a pretty package.  He’s a man of few words, dark and moody, fiercely loyal and violently protective of those few people he loves, such as Carina in Haven.

I can relate to Jonas’s loyalty to and protectiveness for his loved ones. And I adore him so much I gave him his own short story, a prequel to Haven entitled “The Vampire Code” (released October, 2013). Jonas also makes an appearance in the second book in the series, available October, 2014.


5. How would you like the world to end?

I don’t think I’d enjoy a zombie apocalypse very much, so I’m voting for “The Big Crunch.”  You know, the opposite of the Big Bang. Or, maybe something super quick such as aliens destroying the planet to build a bypass as in “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”


6. Which genre do you wish you could write, and why?

My wish already came true! I write the genres I love:  urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I like creating alternate worlds and populating them with interesting, otherworldly characters.


7. You’re stuck on an island with only three things: A knife, a match and a stick. What would you do to survive? 

Do the items have magical properties? Wait, why am I asking, of course they do! With a knife that can cut through anything, an eternal match, and a stick that’s really a magic wand I can live in style on that island. And invite friends!


8. Which of the following would you rather have stalking you through the night: A vampire, a werewolf, or Stephen King?

Vampire. Definitely vampire. You knew that was coming, right Holly?  ;-)


9. Who is the best villain you’ve ever read, and why?

Oh, so many awesome ones out there. My list of favorite is fairly long, but here’s one: I’m a big fan of Lothaire, the wicked and ruthless vampire from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series. We meet him over the course of the series then really go deep with him in his own novel, “Lothaire.” He’s the epitome of tortured, alpha badass, one of my favorite types of heroes (or villains).


1 Comment »

  1. Hi Holly, Thanks for having me over for a visit. Nice chatting with you! :)

    Comment by celiabreslin | July 19, 2014 | Reply

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