Do You Believe in Fairy Dust?
When I was growing up Sunday evenings were reserved for the Wonderful World of Disney. It was family time with classic, wholesome television. Whether it was “Davey Crocket,” “50,000 Leagues Under the Sea” or the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon (You know, before wore red…because everything was in black and white.), it was a long standing tradition in our house.
Watching Tinkerbell fly around Cinderella’s castle with a string of fairy dust trailing from her wand was a moment I anticipated each and every week. For a brief moment in time, it was okay to believe in magic.
Now, the fairies I write about in Fairyproof don’t resemble Tinkerbell in the slightest. In fact, there’s a point in the book that the main character, Monique, jokes about the differences. However, it can’t be denied that the appeal of magic that inspired my more grown-up fairies, was born out of that love of Disney and the permission to wish upon a star.
There isn’t a lot of fairy dust flying around in Fairyproof either, and the magic, so to speak, is more subtle, influencing the mind and emotions. But, like that TV show was to me as a child, I hope for those who read it Fairyproof is an escape from the mundane and transports the reader to a different time and place…One where you can believe in magic.
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?
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).