A Romance Everlasting – A Guest Post by Constance Phillips
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Today we are thrilled to bring you a special guest post by Constance Phillips, author of Fairyproof! We’d also like to thank Bewitching Book Tours for letting us participate in this event. For a full list of all the blogs involved in the tour, and for a chance to be entered into the giveaway associated with this event, please visit HERE! =^.^=
A Romance Everlasting
By Constance Phillips
This has been a pretty incredible month for me. My first paranormal romance, Fairyproof, was released be Crescent Moon Press and my husband and I celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Both are pretty huge milestones, and though the two may not seem connected on the surface, they are in ways you might not ever imagine.
The most important way the two events are linked is they both required a great amount of work. I’m proud of my long-lasting marriage, and while there is a true and deep love at the heart of it, I’m not so naive to believe that is why we’ve survived. There have been bumps in the road – there would have to be after twenty-five years – and we’ve made it through the harder, darker times because of the level of commitment we feel toward each other and the institution. We’re also willing to stick together and work out the problems.
The road to publication is similar, isn’t it? You have to be willing to work at your craft. You have to be resilient, and believe that no matter how many people tell you no, that you will eventually find someone who says yes. It requires the commitment to keep plugging away, never losing faith in your work.
Isn’t that the one big way that art imitates life – especially in our romance novels? I know when I read a romance I want the couple to have to fight for the relationship they gain in the end. An easy road to happily-ever-after would not make for an interesting book. Of course, I put the same thought into the plot of Fairyproof. I wanted to come up with something that would seem like an insurmountable conflict to overcome. Fairy vs Human. Even more complicated, Fairy vs. fairyproof human.
If you want to see exactly what road Monique and Daniel travel, you’ll have to read the book, but know that they go through enough to earn a romance everlasting.
Genre – Paranormal Romance
Publisher – Crescent Moon Press
Date of Publication – September 4, 2012
Cover Artist – Taria Reed
Book Description – When Monique finds out her brother, Kieran, is planning her future with the one fairy she wants nothing to do with, she seeks refuge in the human world. Now Kieran fears she will be the next victim in a string of murdered fairies and is determined to bring her home.
Hiding should be a breeze. She can control any human with a flirtatious smile and an attraction spell. Until she meets Daniel Elliot, the only human who’s immune to both.
A year ago, Daniel’s fiancée disappeared with the engagement ring, an Elliot family heirloom. He’s ready to move forward with his life, but his mother’s obsession with retrieving the ring makes that impossible. Then Monique walks into his office to apply for a job.
Daniel and Monique can’t deny their attraction, but will the reason he’s Fairyproof be too much to overcome?
About the Author:
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff. When she’s not writing about fairies, shifters, vamps, and guardian angels, she’s working side-by-side with her husband in their hardwood flooring business.
Constance is actively involved in her local Romance Writers of America chapter (MVRWA) and the Southeast Michigan chapter of the United States Pony Club. When not writing or enjoying the outdoors, she loves reality television or can be found at a Rick Springfield concert (just look for the pink Converse high tops).