2014 Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop and #Giveaway

2014 Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop!

Over one hundred authors and bloggers have joined together to provide some great posts and giveaways at every stop, including mine.

Plus, be sure to enter the Grand Prize giveaway for a gift card! Details below.

Enjoy the hop! 🙂

New Release: DESTINY, urban fantasy romance

DESTINY, the second book in my Tranquilli Bloodline vampire series released in November, wahoo!

In keeping with our hop’s romantic theme, here’s a romantic snippet from DESTINY starring club owner Carina and her undead love-interest, Alexander. In this scene, our lovebirds find themselves on different continents, sharing a sexy moment via video date… Enjoy!

We came watching each other pleasure ourselves. The thought sent more tremors tumbling through me. Alexander’s expression, the hungry heat in his eyes, told me he shared my satisfaction.


“So,” I began, unable to keep the satisfied grin off my face.

“So,” he echoed, licking his lower lip.

“That was fun.”

“Fun,” he parroted me again.

I straightened my spine and rolled my neck and shoulders, breathing deep to ground myself in a non-sexual reality. I hadn’t yet mentioned Dixon’s return or the unusual gift the evil bastard had sent me.


I opened my mouth to start the “Dixon is back” conversation and chickened out. “We should do that every night,” I blurted instead. “Come to think of it, why haven’t we? That was so much better than doing it alone.”

Heat crept over my cheeks. Had I just said that out loud?


He chuckled, a sexy rumble that twitched my insides. “I love it when you blush for me.”

“I don’t.” I covered my cheeks with my palms.

Two months of dating and our fated status as soul mates slash bonded vampire mates, and still he possessed the power to make me react like a giddy teenager. I loved and hated that blushing schoolgirl reaction, but he made every moment with him -—online or offline -— feel like that first exciting moment when our eyes met across a crowded room, or in our case, across a crowded hallway in a museum. Or like our first touch on the dance floor in my club. Electric. All-consuming. Inevitable.

I used to laugh at my psychic pal Faith whenever she’d talk of destiny and fate, then one look at Alexander and voilà -— game over.

Destiny by Celia Breslin book cover

Title: Destiny
Number in Series: 2
Published: November 3, 2014
Publisher: Champagne Book Group
Cover Artist: Ellie Smith
Word Count: 74,000
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Content Warning: Sexual situations, violence, and profanity
Age Recommendation: 17+

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 is 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.

AllRomance | Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Champagne Books | Google Books | iTunes

Add DESTINY to your To-Be-Read list on GoodReads –> (Thank You!)

Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop – Grand Prize

(1) – $75 Amazon Gift Card

Visit the hop’s Rafflecopter page to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway. For more info, visit the Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop’s main page.

The Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop Grand Prize winner ($75 Amazon Gift Card) is: Stephanie Osborn

Celia’s Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop Giveaway

Prize Pack: (1) $5 E-Gift Card (Starbucks or Amazon), plus (1) Tranquilli Bloodline e-book & short story (Haven or Destiny, with Vampire Code)

Celia’s Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop Winner is: koala571!

Visit Celia’s Rafflecopter giveaway page to enter.

Celia’s e-gift card giveaway ends 12:00AM PST, Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Celia’s winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 via Rafflecopter/random.org and announced here by EOD Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Keep Hopping!
Follow this link to access more blogs with fun post and giveaways!
Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop’s main page –>


35 thoughts on “2014 Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop and #Giveaway

    • I was pondering holiday beverages for my hero and heroine in the story I’m writing right now (werewolf story #2 for Black Hills Wolves, Decadent Pub.) and discovered hot chocolate with whiskey for my hero. Delicious. 🙂

  1. Sooo many good treats, how do you choose the best one!
    I love pepermint mocha coffee creamer!! YUMMY
    thank you and happy holiday!~

  2. My favorite Christmas treat are wreaths my mom made as cookies, years ago. I’m not even sure of the recipe, but they were green sugar cookie with cinnamon dots and silver edible balls on them. I miss those 🙂

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