Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Interview and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway with Constance Phillips

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

I live in NW Ohio with my husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children and four canine kids. When I’m not writing, I’m helping out my husband in our hardwood flooring business or watching reality television.

I write under my real name and while I have to urban fantasy / paranormal romance books published with Crescent Moon Press, I also write contemporary romance.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Resurrecting Harry is about an escape artist – Harry Houdini. He must escape the chains of death to save the only woman he’s ever loved (Bess) from her path of self-destruction.

Though it’s a reimagined, alternate timeline story. It’s really about learning from one’s mistakes and learning to value every day as a gift.

Are you a mom ?

Yes. I have a son who is 23 and a daughter who is 20.

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

When they were younger it was definitely an issue. My writing time then was from about 10:00 at night until 2:00 in the morning, because I always put their needs first during the day.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Resurrecting Harry is about a reincarnated Harry Houdini (Erich) and Bess. It was a very different story for me to write, but I’m very happy with the way it turned out. 
In other books I’ve written some characters have traits of people I know, but I have not created a character that was based on a person in my life.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

Though I don’t always intend it when I start a story, there is usually a theme or lesson to be had. In Resurrecting Harry it is to value each day we are given as a treasure.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

I hope to write two more books in this world. I really can’t give away any details because they would spoil the end of this one.

What book are you reading now?

I’m reading The Last Keeper’s Daughter by Rebecca Trogner, a fellow Crescent Moon Press author. It’s a wonderful story.

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Resurrecting Harry
Constance Phillips

Genre: Paranormal Romance    

Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

ISBN:  978-1-939173-13-3

Number of pages: 270
Word Count: 91,000

Cover Artist: Lilliana Sanchez

Book Trailer:

Book Description:

Can the greatest escape artist ever known break the grim reaper’s chains to save the only woman he’s ever loved?

In order to save Bess from self-destruction, Harry Houdini puts his afterlife on the line by entering a wager with purgatory’s keeper. He gives Harry a younger face and body, and a new name: Erich Welch.

Bess clings to his promise to deliver a coded message from beyond the grave, determined to provide the bridge for him to cross, even if that means befriending her husband's sworn enemy.

Erich needs to help Bess over her loss and put her on the road to healing, but will any good come from resurrecting Harry? 

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).

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Constance Phillips said...

Thank you for the interview and for having me on your blog today!

Jenna Rutland said...

Congratulations, Constance! Sounds like a great read. Can't wait to dig in!!

Constance Phillips said...

Thanks, Jenna!