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Friday, September 7, 2012

Party Time with Constance Phillips!!

Our celebration week continues! Today we're celebrating the debut of Fairyproof, a paranormal romance written by Constance Phillips and published by Crescent Moon Publishing!!

I met Constance at my very first MVRWA meeting, and she made me feel right at home. Soon, we were meeting for coffee and writing every week. Back then we actually worked on our books when we met. And she wrote the bulk of Fairyproof during that time. (I loved that season of our friendship, Connie!) Those months of writing and chatting, just her and I, will always be dear to my heart.

Anyway, I'm SO proud of Constance. Let's grab some festive food and get started!

Constance loves ice cream--really, who doesn't?--so we couldn't have a party without it.

Ice Cream Surprise
Photo by mat_the_w

In honor of our coffee/writing sessions, I'm pouring these gorgeous cups of frothy joe for everyone!

Coffee time
Photo by rwp-roger

Okay, are you settled in? Let's talk about Fairyproof!!

Fairyproof ~ 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, meets Daniel Elliot, the only human who’s immune to both.

A year ago, Daniel’s fiancĂ©e 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?

I LOVED this book!! Here's my review of Fairyproof!

(I received an advanced reader copy of Fairyproof with no obligation to review it. All opinions are my own.)

Fairyproof opens with a clever concept--what happens when a fairy meets a human who doesn't yield to her charms?--and quickly evolves to a fast-paced, tension-filled story of a woman with everything to lose who risks her very way of life to be with the man she loves.

Ms. Phillips did an amazing job of keeping me on edge with the creative story twists, her world-building capabilities, and her talent of wrapping all of the elements around the tight cord of the burgeoning love between Daniel and Monique.

The first half captured me; the last half left me panting for more! I hope Fairyproof becomes a series because I didn't want to leave any of these characters behind!

Have I convinced you? If not, this trailer will!!

About Constance:

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.

She’s actively involved in her local Romance Writers of America chapter (MVRWA), and the Southeast Michigan chapter of the United States Pony Club (which her son is also very active in). 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). 

For more information on how to buy Fairyproof, head to Constance Phillips: A Writer's Musings.  You can also follow her on Twitter or friend her on Facebook.

And guess what? It's that time again. Time for the latest webisode of "... with Jill Kemerer." If you're dreading cold and flu season, this one's for you!

"Dealing with a Head Cold with Jill Kemerer"

Thanks so much for celebrating with us today!!


  1. Thanks, Jill, for having Fairyproof on your blog today. It's a very fond memory for me too that much of this book was written over our weekly coffee sessions.

    1. I'm thrilled to host Fairyproof party here, Connie!! I'm so proud of you!! Big hugs!

  2. Fun celebration and congrats to Constance on the release your book!!

  3. Aww, Jill, poor hunny! Hope you're feeling better. I like to use Emergen-C powder drink mix - gives you lots of Vitamin C, but works best when you use it early on. Keep up the fluids! So cute that your fur-baby is sticking by you when you're not feeling well.

    1. Kathy, my fur baby sticks by me regardless. :) She's a mama's dog, that's for sure! I've heard about Emergen-C. I'm going to stock up on some--thanks for the tip!

  4. Oooh! This book looks fabulous. I love stories like this! Congrats, Constance!

    My dog digs snotty toilet paper out of the trash and chews and strings it all over the floor. UGH. I detest my dog! If she even thought of lying by my head, I'd knock her dog. Gently of course. ;)

  5. Ooo, I like the sound of that story. Congrats, Constance!

    I tend to always get sick when I am stressed...and when I have to sing or do something important. So I'd better stay healthy before ACFW!!

    1. I'm with you, Lindsay. Stress brings out migraines for me. :( Not fun! Here's to staying healthy for the conference!

  6. Nice to meet you, Constance! I have to take a look at your book. Love paranormal romance. There are so many mythological creatures other than vampires (Not that I don't like vampires, hee hee), and your story about a woman of the Fae sounds so intriguing. Can you take me vampire hunting with you on your next trek across Europe?

    Fun interview, Jill! Thanks for the virtual coffee :-)

    1. Thank you, Brandi. I love me some vamps and shifters too, but this story was very fun to write and I hope for everyone to read too.

      Sure, come vampire hunting with us! The more the merrier.

    2. Brandi, I LOVED this book! Connie has really high-concept ideas and she excels at world-building. Give Fairyproof a try!

  7. You two are such a tease! Yummy deserts and that review left me panting for reading time. Congrats, Connie! Feel better, Jill.

    1. Thanks, Shay, for dropping by. Treat yourself with a scone at prison tomorrow!

      Jill, I hope you're feeling better. Spend sometime holding on to that cutie of yours! Sophie.

  8. Yay, Shay!! Thanks so much for popping over! And you know we're a tease. ;)

  9. Jill - I love that webisode! I never had head colds before. I love your cures for the head cold -- coke, chocolate, mints. I love coke and chocolate, you can never have too much of that stuff on hand.

    I'm glad that you got through a book in one sitting! Proud of ya! I would never be able to do that, don't have the attention span, but I do have an attention span to watch two movies (on DVD\Blu-ray) in one sitting with bathroom breaks.

    Nice to meet you in person, too Jill! Thanks for following my blog! I appreciate it...I follow your blog too! :) *hugs*

    Congratulations to Constance! I love ice cream too!

    1. Thanks, Livia! I can't believe I'm still not feeling all that great. Love your blog, too! I thought I was already following you--glad I remedied that!

  10. Congrats on the new release, Constance!

    Poor, Jill! Feel better soon!


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