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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Interview: Celia Breslin - Diamond Moon (Black Hills Wolves Book 12) Book Tour + Givaway

Are you ready to talk werewolves?! PNR author Celia Breslin is here to talk about her latest book Diamond Moon. We also fangirl about the Whedonverse (Spike) and answer the age old question: Are Netflix and brownies considered valid forms of exercise?

Katie: As we are both from the Bay Area, how many vampires have you found lurking about the city late at night? The fog really is the best backdrop! 
Celia: LOL, well I’ve actually found quite a few. You can meet them in my vampire series, Tranquilli Bloodline.
Katie: I was actually quite hopeful we could take some sexy ones down to chambers…for uh…."questioning". *wink, wink*
Celia: Certainly! Allow me to recommend Alexander and Fineas. But not at the same time as those men do not get along. I took them on an interview once along with Carina, and only her presence helped us avoid a vampire smackdown.

Sharon: I'd paid money to see that!

Sharon: Can you tell readers about the Black Hills Wolves Series and Diamond Moon?

Celia: Diamond Moon is the twelfth book released in Decadent Pub’s multi-author series (website), and the first of three I have planned for the series. The series is set in The Black Hills of South Dakota. Much of the action happens in or around the small shifter town of Los Lobos. The Tao pack owns the area--the pack itself is fractured but on the mend after the death of its crazed and cruel Alpha.
Diamond Moon stars Ross, a Dominant Wolf, and his love-interest Darci, a human-wolf hybrid. Darci journeys to Los Lobos seeking help with her life-threatening shifts. She lands on Ross’s doorstep, romantic sparks fly, and… read the story to find out what happens next... :-)

Sharon: Why the switch from your vampires (The Tranquilli Bloodline series) to werewolves?
Celia: Actually no switch here. I’m writing both. Am currently editing the second werewolf story, writing the third, and also working on the third vampire novel, entitled Origins. Destiny, the second novel in the vampire series, also features a fun pack of Scottish wolves.

Sharon: *thinking of what a Scottish werewolf wears under his…* Please tell me they wear kilts <G>.
Celia: Not in Destiny. But I assure you -- those mountains of manly goodness look mega hot in blue jeans!

Sharon: *now thinking of jeans and manly goodness*

Katie: If you had a big ass boat, what would you name it?
Celia: A boat, eh? I get horribly sea sick, so a boat is definitely not on my must-have list, LOL. Okay, but if I did…let’s call it “Serenity,” in homage to Joss Whedon. Hm, now that I think about it, if I had a fleet of boats we could do “Dollhouse,” “Buffy,” “Angel,” “Firefly,” etc.

Sharon: That would be an awesome fleet of boats! And each boat could be decorated in the theme of the show…now let’s make them cruise ships and sell tickets! Whedon Fantasy Cruises…*Sharon runs to dungeon to make some calls*
Celia: Yes! For that, I’d brave the sea sickness!

Sharon: Which Joss Whedon character would you most like to hang with?
Celia: Spike! Love. Him. 

Sharon: fan of the anti-hero? Or do you prefer straight up heroes?
Celia: Both!
Sharon: talk about extreme multi-tasking *thinking about multi-tasking—* OUCH!
Katie: Get your mind out of the gutter, or make room for me.

Sharon: You're into physical fitness, what are a few of the best exercises to do that give the best return on your investment? And do any of them involve brownies and Netflix?
Celia: Alas, no brownies are involved in my boot-camp style workouts. My favorite exercises that target multiple muscle groups: squats and lunges for the legs, push-ups and plank for the upper body/core.

Sharon: So if I’m hearing this correctly…brownies and Netflix are a no go? Are you sure?
Celia: Yes, Sharon. But you may treat yourself after you’ve kicked some serious workout butt! ;-)

Sharon: This is the year of the sheep and we are asking authors how sheep have made a difference in their lives.
Celia: I’m allergic to cow dairy, but thanks to sheep’s milk, I can still eat cheese. Thank you, sheep!

Katie: What's the coolest thing you own?
Celia: Cats. Cats are cool.

Sharon: You favorite French saying…
Celia: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Sharon: Do you remember your first romance read?
Celia: I don’t remember the title, but I was a kid and it was one of my mother’s Harlequin romances that I snuck off her bookshelf.

Rapid Fire: pew-pew!

Sharon: pickles or onions?
Celia: Onions

Katie: BBQ sauce or Ranch?
Celia: BBQ Sauce

Sharon: got a favorite brand/flavor?
Celia: Sweet Baby Ray’s
Sharon: Is everyone thinking the same thing? Yeah, BBQ covered werewol—what are you all looking at?

Sharon: pool or ocean?
Celia: Ocean

Katie: Shots or Beers?
Celia : Sake!

Sharon: beach resort or mountain lodge?
Celia: Beach resort

Katie: Buffy or Angel?
Celia: Both!

Katie: Glasses or Contacts?
Celia: Neither, unless reading glasses count.

Sharon: Coke or Pepsi? (and yes, you have to pick one <G>)
Celia: Pepsi.
Sharon: *Does the happy dance*
Celia: Ha. Of course, I haven’t actually had a Pepsi (or Coke) in years. My go-to beverage is water. Yep. You read that right. ;-)
Sharon: um...still a win for Pepsi! My oldest daughter is like that...don't know where I went wrong... <G>

Sharon: vampire biter or vampire bitten?
Celia: Biter.

Sharon: dirty cowboy or sexy CEO?
Celia: Sexy CEO

Sharon: Victor Hugo or Pierre Chardelos de Laclos?
Celia: Baudelaire! Oh wait, he wasn’t a choice… Hugo. ;-)
Sharon: I meant Baudelaire…of course *runs to Wikipedia*
Celia: French poet. Trippy poetry. He’s most well-known for Les Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil), though I also dig his prose poems in Le Spleen de Paris. Okay, taking off my French Lit Geek hat now… ;-)
Sharon: And by hat, you mean beret?

Diamond Moon (Black Hills Wolves Book 12)
by Celia Breslin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: March 27, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-61333-803-2
Number of pages: 85
Word Count: 29,737
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.

Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.

She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?

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 werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series - The Tranquilli Bloodline - is available from Champagne Books. Diamond Moon is her first werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s Black Hills Wolves shifter line.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies


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  1. Love the interview. Can't wait to read the book!

  2. Hi Sharon and Katie!
    It was so fun chatting with you! And yes, Sharon, it's a beret. :-)
    Thanks for having me over for a visit!


  4. Replies
    1. Thank you, Pat. It was fun chatting with Sharon and Katie.

  5. Spike was my fave too! Congrats on the new release!

    1. Hi Audra,
      Thanks! Before Erik and Damon, there was Spike, Spike...and more Spike. Angel wasn't bad, either, but it's all about Spike for me. :-)

  6. great interview and book sounds good.