February 28, 2014

Character Sketch: Carina Tranquilli from Haven @celiabreslin #RLFblog #vampire


About the Book

Title: Haven
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Author Name: Celia Breslin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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 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.

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About the Character

Name: Carina Tranquilli
Age: 25
Gender: female
Birthplace: Italy
Profession: club owner
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): human, vampire
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: 5' 7", curvy and fit, 130 pounds, long legs, wavy and thick dark brown hair she prefers to wear straight, brown eyes, pale skin, no freckles, ear and navel piercings
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Alexander, a vampire musician.
How does your hero dress?
Carina prefers black clothing. Form-fitting pants or jeans, boots (sexy or combat), small skirts w/cute shirts, sexy little black dresses, etc.
How educated is this character? Is she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
College graduate.
Does she scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
She's a trust fund orphan and a business owner. She does well for herself.
What is your character's viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
Wealth is to be shared with family, friends, and those in need.
What is your character's family like?
Very protective.
Is she close to family?
Yes. But it's a rocky road.
What is your hero's biggest personal flaw?
She's stubborn and fiercely independent, sometimes to her detriment.
How emotionally expressive is your character to others?
Very. She has no poker face. Her emotions are obvious to one and all.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I wouldn't leave her alone until she did!
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I'd certainly like to take care of Team Evil so another battle round with them would rock.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Well, I'd say my mentor Jonas, but she already did that in Vampire Code (released Oct. 2013). So, I'd vote for Stella, another vampire from Team Good.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
Celia, thanks for letting us out to play in Haven!

Author Bio

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.

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  1. Loved Haven. Breslin nailed the Carini character and the club setting. One of my favorite recent reads. Sure to become the foundation for a memorable series. Rita

  2. Hi Rita, Thanks for visiting! So glad you enjoyed Carina's story. :-) I'm hard at work on another book in the series. That bad boy Dixon is back and, as you can imagine, Carina is most unhappy about that. Game on!


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