Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Celine by Peter B. Miller Book Release/Review/Interview



Meet the Ultimate Femme Fatale & Art Thief in Céline from Incanto Press
San Francisco, CA. May 8, 2014 - Incanto Press (incantopress.com), announces the publication of Céline by technology entrepreneur Peter B. Miller as part of its inaugural Discovery Series. Each book in the Discovery Series takes readers on a compelling and surprising journey. With Céline, readers are introduced to the world of international art theft and the dark power of a hauntingly beautiful femme fatale.

Céline is the story of Céline, Alexa, and Preston (“Pres”) and the emotional and erotic bonds that connect them. The two women are lovers and members of an international criminal syndicate that steals priceless works of art. Céline meets and seduces Pres who falls in love with this mysterious beauty. He is so blinded by his love he unknowingly becomes a participant in an operation in Switzerland. The nature of Céline’s criminal career and the actions of her associates become a barrier to Pres and Céline’s developing relationship. Can their love survive? Only Céline has the key to that door. Céline is about facing demons, discovering one’s courage, and being transformed through the power of transcendent love.

Céline reaches deeply into the history and soul of its characters, exposing their motivations and inner world unlike any other story. It explores the fabric of their complex relationships that transgress boundaries of morality and identity. Ranging over two continents from San Francisco to Paris to Zurich to New York, the characters’ dreams, fantasies, and erotic entanglements along with unexpected plot twists create a powerful sense of revelation for the reader.

By Peter Miller
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-941217-03-0
Retail Price: $25.00
Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Media Contact: Kevin Finley




Peter B. Miller is an experienced entrepreneur, technologist, and world traveler. Raised in New York City, he now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Céline is his first novel.



 Celine by Peter B. Miller
Wanted to read this book because of the art industry. Love learning about new things and am fascinated with the arts.
This book is about the deep intense electrifying affection one woman has for another (her soul mate) and how they are drawn into a group that also
allows them to bring others in to aid them in their endeavors.
I found the relationships not only intense and deep but very real.
Loved the travel and hiking as these are some of my favorite things to do.
Although the sex scenes for the most part were over the edge to me, I read just regular Harlequin contemporary romance novels,  I can visually see the scenes playing out in front of me-the detailed descriptsions were so vivid.
When things go wrong on one trip it makes those involved realize what they do have with one another. Love all the past lifes and the secrets that come to light. Brings the book full circle as to why things happened.
Enjoyed the history while flying over the European countries and all the fashion and art names in the book. Demons appear in dreams and you wonder how they will overcome their actions.
I did find the French translations confusing as you had to read what they were translated in the footnote section, then get back to the story. Made sense while reading it as the conversations meant more in the native language to those speaking it.
Few characters, easy to keep track of as the evolved over time. This book, under 200 pages really tells a very in depth story, one worth reading.
Hope there is another book with the same characters to continue on their journey.  Surprised at the ending, it could've gone many ways.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
5 stars out of 5


1. What was your favorite scene to write?

While it’s difficult to pick out a particular favorite scene, I most enjoyed writing the chapter “Ecstasy” when Céline moves in to Pres’s apartment which spurs on their mutual revelations and growing intimacy.

2. What other authors/genre do you read?

I read many different authors and genres from classic fiction by James Joyce and Flannery O’Connor to modern novels like The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem and The Keep by Jennifer Egan and most recently “S” by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst. I’ve just started reading Donna Tartt’s wonderful new novel The Goldfinch. I also very much enjoy history, biography and travel books.

3. What do you do to relax? Cook, read, bike, shop, eat?

I enjoy cooking when I have the time to do it. And reading is of course at the top of my list. I also go to the symphony, dance, opera and theater, mostly in San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay Area, among its many riches also has amazing restaurants. I’m also a music fanatic and have put together quite a large and diverse iTunes library.

4. Where did you get the idea for this book and the previous one?

The story came out of the experience of someone I knew who met a woman whom he fell madly in love with but which ended badly for him. Not just in heartbreak, but financially. I became fascinated by the figure of the beautiful femme fatale and how men can so easily be taken in by them. She became the model for the character of Céline.

5. Will there be a follow-up book with the same set of characters-in the future?

I wrote a screenplay based on the novel and its main characters. It’s currently being looked at by a number of producers. I’m not sure I will write any more about Céline specifically, although people who have read the book have asked me to do a sequel. Who knows, I might still write one.

6. Which city from the book did you enjoy living in the most and why?

Every city is unique like every woman. Each offers something that cannot be found anywhere else. For pure beauty, San Francisco is my favorite. For excitement it’s a close call between New York and Paris. For the pure pleasure of walking, I love Barcelona.

7. Any other books you have in the works?

I’ve started another novel about a man and woman who are involved in unspeakably evil criminal activity. Given their nature, they ultimately betray one another. This novel also ranges widely over America (North and South), Europe and Asia. I’ve completed a second screenplay and I’m working on a limited series for television with a co-writer.

8. What genre would you not like to write?

While I appreciate a good biography, the long years it takes to write one seem daunting to me. One writer I knew took thirteen years to write a biography of a famous American financier. I like to start and finish a book in a year to eighteen months at most.

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