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Haven

(Tranquilli Bloodline #1)

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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  38 reviews
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 her 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
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ebook, 372 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Champagne Book Group (first published July 1st 2013)
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Kodie Mackay
3.5 stars....

So to kick start this review I'd put this book under the PNR urban fantasy romance genre. I'm not sure what I was expecting because this author is new to me and while I read the blurb I have had no other feedback in regards to the story so it's fair to say I had zero expectations.
I'm a romance addict and I do love me some hot sex scenes and this lacked that. While there is a tone of heavy petting and a mild oral fling it's not what I'm used to so for me the romance kind of took a
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Jennifer Valdez
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book should come with a caution notice. It should read something like this: “Warning, don’t even think about reading this book unless your body can handle non-stop heart pounding, hand sweating, completely captivated reading for the duration.”
This author is new to me, but it’s obvious she’s an old hand at writing. Ms. Breslin has perfected the balance between kick-butt action and romance. From the first page I was caught in “thrall” by her clever word choices and fast moving plot. I have re
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Susan
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Damn this book has only just come out and I already want to read what happens next. AN interesting and very complex storyline with alpha males literally appearing out of thin air and two kick ass leads who steam up the pages. BRING ON THE NEXT BOOK.
Eva Millien
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everything Carina thought she knew has been turned on its head and she must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family’s web of deceit, and fight to have a love life while evil’s minions hound her every move in this thrilling urban fantasy read with some fascinating and unique vampire elements. The characters are strong, captivating and they easily draw readers into their story, all while projecting such strong personalities that readers almost feel as if these characters are about ...more
Lisa
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I like the characters and action. I am waiting for the next book in the series.

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Amber Belldene
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Treat yourself to this sexy page-turner!

I thoroughly enjoyed HAVEN. I simply had to know what happened to Carina and family. I’m more of a romance reader than urban fantasy, and the connection between Alexander and Rina captivated me, while family mysteries and great world building kept me enthralled.

Rina is a fun party girl and her sassy (not snarky) voice is strong—you experience this story powerfully through her eyes, from deep within her point of view. While I’m no longer a “new adult,” I f
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Soxie
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I spotted this book on Facebook, someone added it to want to read so of course me the book addict had to check it out and i am so glad i did .. wow, Loved it and can't wait for the next book .. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone to read ...more
Allison
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to see an early draft of this book and can't wait to read the final version! ...more
Kri Wood
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Miriam Wolfe
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

I realize this is book 1 in a series but there was so much included in this book that there is almost too much but there is also not enough answers. Throughout the book, Carina keeps getting promised that they will tell her but then it doesn't happen. Once or twice you can handle but it just keeps going on and on and then you only get a few answers.

There is lots of action and an undeniable attraction for Rina and Alexander so that part of the book i
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Fiona McGier
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being unemployed since mid-March (no one needs subs when high schools are all on-line) gave me lots of time to catch up on my reading. With the library closed, I turned to the many books I'd downloaded onto my kindle, yet never read. This book was one of the first I read, because I'm a sucker for a good vampire romance. And I sure was not disappointed! This is a great read! The heroine is independent to a fault, and snarky as only the young, gorgeous and wealthy can be. Her memory was wiped clea ...more
Carrie
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This book really threw you into the deep end of the pool right from the start! There’s action, things blowing up, supernatural attraction, vampires, magic, and tons of mayhem. All of that is jammed into one very short span of time that changes the world of Carina Tranquilli.

Carina is a rich club kid who would just like to celebrate her birthday and relax. The supernatural world, however, seems to have it out to get her. Her missing memory growing up is suddenly the hot topic of discussion, there
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Bobbie
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a while since I've read a good old urban paranormal romance, and I enjoyed Haven simply for that fact. It's got sexy vampires, it's got action, it's got a snarky, very cool heroine who seems to get the best of all worlds handed to her. It's an entertaining read, though not too easy, thanks to an author who actually treats her readers like they have some level of intelligence and doesn't spell everything out right away, which made a nice change. Though I could have done with a touch less mys ...more
Sarah Davies
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was a bit of a conundrum from start to finish.

I loved the concept of the story, I liked the characters and loved the authors writing style.

The story kept you interested but all the characters have a history and secrets in their past, but when you thought you would hear the big secrets or their history you would always be left with," we will explain tomorrow" or "tell you tomorrow" or too tired to ask the questions!!

Nothing felt as is it was explained properly which just made me more
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Nicole M. Hewitt
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Haven is sexy, edgy, exciting and hip (one of the main settings is a hot nightclub that the main character owns and the characters are mostly all in their early twenties). I really enjoyed this book and struggled with whether to give it 3.5 or 4 stars. I finally settled on 3.5, but I think that if you're a true fan of Urban Fantasy and/or the New Adult genre (with its sexy adult situations), you'd probably LOVE this
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Pam
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-reads
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Ashleigh
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling romance with a girl fighting off uncontrollable lust, evil vampires, and a power growing inside herself. I loved it. I barely put it down.
Llaph
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr-uf, vampire, woo-woo, ctr
Karina Tranquilli is a party-girl and nightclub owner who is all about working hard and enjoying life. Her twenty-fifth birthday starts off with her being attacked by a witch. Later, she gets a mysterious sense of déjà-vu when seeing and meeting what she thinks is her first vampire. Simultaneously, she is enthralled and cultivates insta-lust for a man she sees for the first time. This is just the beginning to more surprises for her, the reasoning behind her twelve-year memory gap, locked powers ...more
Marsha
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
"Haven" had the majority of the elements ti make it a great read. There was a tough herione, snarky humorous, sensuality and family drama. So, why did I only give this book two stars? Well, the essential story background and direction on the plot stalled at every turn. Just as various characters promised to reveal the past, their mission, information about their enemies, conssumation between lover's it just never happened. I was so frustrated with the read I could only handle it in small bites. ...more
Claire
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i LOVED this book! From page one to the last page.
Written so well, great characters and a great storyline.

So, Rina (Carina) is our girl who we follow. She is a club owner, youre average 25 year old with 3 big brothers that she doesnt really get on with, and fun is the name of the game...

Oh how that changes!
Begins with her being at her families museum and catching the eye of a total hunk from head to toe that she feels a complete pull towards and cant stop herself....

On her 25th Birthday, things
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Haven is a standalone paranormal/fantasy novel.
Carina is a twenty five year old club owner who has a twelve year memory gap. On her birthday three powerful vampires come calling from her past. She discovers there is more to her and her past then she's ever known. Thrown into a new world she must learn how to navigate the deadly waters of the vampire world. The only one of her kind, she is part of a prophecy th
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L.T. Getty
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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Jessica Figueroa
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Carina if a fun party girl, who owns a nightclub with amazing and loyal friends. The only thing odd about her is the lapse in memory from when she was younger. Then on her 25 birthday a crazed witch attacked her. That was only the start of the craziness that will follow, her family starts to reveal past secrets, secrets of vampires and powers. Now she has to watch every turn and trust her instincts because there are vamps out to get her.

Wow, a book like this deserve 5 stars. It was great in ever
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Lucy Pireel
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This novel had me puzzled a few times. Is the main character a young adult or is she fully mature and just out of character youthful? Especially one remark made me think that no adult would react like that.
"They'd even taken me to Disneyland. That rocked!"
I doubt an adult, or even a young adult would still think being taken to Disneyland would 'rock' more than seeing the world and discovering things about your life that are of greater importance than a trip to Mickey land.
Apart from that the wri
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C.J. Burright
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Haven is the first kick-ass book in a trilogy featuring Carina Tranquilli, a half-vampire half-human whose powers and memories have been locked away until her 25th birthday. Not only does she have a meet and greet with her dubious Italian vampire family she didn’t know existed, she gets a glimpse of a mysterious guy who affects her in ways she’s never experienced before…as in almost killing her with a touch. On top of all these B-day bombs, a dark force is out to get Carina, and the only way to ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
I thoroughly enjoy this beginning to a new series. Along with non-stop action, it is funny, sexy, romantic and has the right amount of scariness/seriousness to it. Reading about how Karina deals with her changing identity, growing power and the romance and lust that grows between her and Alexander are just some of the things that I love. All of the characters are exceptional. Each is well developed and colorful, adding variety and originality to the story. While the idea of vampires and witches ...more
Runningrabbit
When I started this book I had to push myself a bit, hoping it would get better. I felt the first couple of chapters were a bit stilted and awkward, it just didn't seem to keep up a smooth enough written flow. The writing exponentially improved. I shall definitely go on too see the end.

The character annoyed me a fair bit, and I had to keep reminding myself that she is young aka annoying and fairly stupid. I'm also seriously annoyed about these 20-something yo virgins. What is it with writers and
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Debbie
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an awesome book.
Couldn't put it down. Someone in an email review suggested this series. Can't remember who but I am so glad I listened and bought the series so far.
The story line is brilliant, the characters and world building are awesome.
I was worried it was going to be a love fest all the way through and that Carina would be an airhead. So glad I was mistaken. I'm not into all the shopping and expensive stores or label name dropping but it wasn't in that much of an abundance that I co
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Samantha Macdouglas
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! The book is full of nonstop action and engaging characters. The novel starts off with a bang and doesn't slow down for a minute. I couldn't put it down. Carina was an awesome heroine. Even though she's a party girl, she takes care of her friends and is a very successful business owner. She's smart, sexy, and fierce. Strong, vivid characters fill a dark and mysterious world full of danger. There's tons of great action and steamy hot scenes, deadly vampires, deep mysteries, pani ...more
Dalene
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2013
I would like to thank the author Celia Breslin for giving me this book for review. I loved the story line, that family relationships, the strong love connection between Carina and Alexander. He defies his elders by doing things he was told not to, taking chances with Carina's life, she is just as guilty. I found Carina to be an annoyingly spoiled brat a lot of the time, she definitely loves her family and friends and is very protective of them. Her family loves her to distraction to the point of ...more
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