BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 40+ Crescent Moon Press ebooks for $0.99 each!

There is a Huge Black Friday .99 Kindle SALE! Check out some of these great authors below and don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win lots of fun stuff!

The sale runs from Black Friday to New Years, so lots of time to buy LOTS AND LOTS OF FABULOUS BOOKS published by Crescent Moon Press!

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Caden’s Fate, by Kate McKeever

Fairyproof, by Constance Phillips

Resurrecting Harry, by Constance Phillips

Speak of the Devil, by Shawna Romkey

The Devil Made Me Do It, by Shawna Romkey

What Gifts She Carried, by Lindsey Loucks

The Grave Winner, by Lindsey Loucks

Violet Midnight, by Lynn Rush

Violet Dawn, by Lynn Rush

Violet Storm, by Lynn Rush

Wasteland, by Lynn Rush

Awaited, by Lynn Rush

Tainted, by Lynn Rush

Prelude to Darkness, by Lynn Rush

Son of a Mermaid, by Katie O’Sullivan

Blood of a Mermaid, by Katie O’Sullivan

Wanted: One Ghost, by Loni Lynne

Ruined, by Kinley Baker

Denied, by Kinley Baker

Endured, by Kinley Baker

Gemini Rising, by Louann Carroll

A Shadow of Time, by Louann Carroll

Dakota Capitve, by Alythia Brown

Sorrow’s Point, by Danielle DeVor

Sorrow’s Edge, by Danielle DeVor

Red, by Reese Reed

The Memory Witch, by Heather Topham Wood

Not Your Average Fairy Tale, by Chantele Sedgwick

Not Your Average Happy Ending, Chantele Sedgwick

A Stiff Kiss, by Avery Olive

Won’t Let Go, by Avery Olive

Idyllic Avenue, by Chad Ganske

Rift Healer, by Diane M Haynes

Still Hunt, by Diane M Haynes

First Contact, by Kat Green

Citizens of Logan Pond: Life, by Rebecca Belliston

Irons in the Fire, by Penelope Marzec

The Company You Keep, by Penelope Marzec

Kiss of Blarney, by Penelope Marzec

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January Black Release Week

januaryblackcover_smallWelcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m celebrating the release of JANUARY BLACK by giving away brand coffee cups or $10 Amazon gift cards to a few lucky readers. There will be two winners every day.

PLUS, each of the blog posts hosting JANUARY BLACK between January 15-21 will have a link to a hidden post on my blog. (Password = matty). Commenters on this hidden post will be entered into a drawing for a free, signed copy of JANUARY BLACK.

Here’s the tour! Have fun and leave comments!


January 15

Kelly Seguin
SM Boyce
Tara Fuller

January 16

Christine Ashworth
Marie Sexton (18+)

January 17

Katie O’Sullivan
Constance Phillips
Maer Wilson
Avery Olive
Jody A. Kessler

January 18

Melissa Robitille
Colette Gardner
Kary Rader

January 19

Krystal Wade
Rebecca Hamilton
Adriana Ryan

January 20

Shawna Romkey
Lindsey Loucks
Cindy Young Turner

January 21

Sarah Wesson
Susan Gourley
Louann Carroll
Sherry Soule

Guest Post: Constance Phillips

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?

Fairyproof is available NOW at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

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).

All’s Fair in Blogs and More! 2012 Blogger Book Fair

First, allow me to apologize for waiting until the moment the blog fair goes live to say anything about it. My husband, son, and I have been on the road for 3-weeks and my access to secure internet has been hit and miss. Maybe next week, I’ll post about all the fun stuff we did on our 6000 mile trip to California and back. But, right now, I am a little stop on a BIG virtual book fair (lots more to see if you click the red square), and I want to plug some awesome paranormal fantasy books from Crescent Moon Press.


Haley Miller never had a boyfriend but, when on summer vacation, she meets handsome and charismatic Micah, great-nephew of her friend Gisele, she finds she can think of nothing else. [ Full Blurb ]Rift Healer is a debut Young Adult fantasy novel by Diane M. Haynes, released during the Spring, 2012.

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Rift Healer on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo


Consumed by a childhood filled with terror and pain, Kellyn O’Brien strives to create the perfect family.Then, disaster strikes. Her husband is dead. Three weeks later, she discovers her son is heir to Shadow Ley, a nineteenth century estate located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. [ Full Blurb ]Shadow of Time is a paranormal novel by Louann Carroll, released July, 2012.

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Shadow of Time on Goodreads  | Amazon | B&N

Also by Louann Carroll: Gemini Rising


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. [ Full Blurb ]

Fairyproof is a paranormal novel by Constance Phillips, coming soon.

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Evolution Thursday: Constance Phillips

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. The 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 business.

She’s actively involved in her local Romance Writers of America chapter (MVRWA) and the Southeast Michigan chapter of National Pony Club with her son. 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).

Constance blogs regularly at www.constancephillips.com. You can also follow her on Twitter or friend her on Facebook.

Connie, what gave you the idea for Fairyproof?

My writing process is sort-of organic: stories grow from small seeds. With Fairyproof, I had a pretty good sense of my heroine. I knew she was a fairy and that those who were closest to her underestimated her power and emotional strength. I also knew she was hiding out from her brother on the human world.

When I started to think about her conflicts, I was drawn to the idea of a hero who was immune to her power and spells.

What was the first scene you wrote?

The first scene in the book. I’m more pantster than plotter, and always start at the beginning. Once I have the opening solid, I can skip ahead in the plot if I get stuck, but I have to get the beginning right first.

Did you have a scene that you loved but ended up cutting?

Actually, with this book, it was the opposite. My original concept for the story was that it would a short story. I was shooting for 13,000 to 15,000 words. My first draft met those parameters too, but it was only the romantic arc.

After that draft was finished and I reread what I wrote, two things happened. I realized how attached to these characters I’d become and I knew there was so much more story there than I’d actually written.

I went back to the drawing board, and came up with the “fairy murders” subplot and a few new elements.

The final draft was a full length novel in the neighborhood of 84,000 words.

I usually have an a-ha moment, where an insignificant detail becomes something really important. Did you have a moment like that? Will it spoil the plot to tell me what it was?

Yes. This happens to me too. With Fairyproof, I didn’t know why Daniel was fairyproof (immune to Monique’s power) when I started writing. I had a short list of possibilities scribbled on a yellow legal pad, but when the big reveal moment came, I ended up writing something completely different than I thought I would.

That’s all I can really give up without spoiling the plot.

Are you surprised where the story took you? Or if ended up where you planned, were you surprised how you got there?

My absolute, final end point was the one I anticipated, but the subplots and some of the twists in the road were surprises to me. Wrapping up those elements in the end of the book, gave it a bit of a twist I didn’t plan for.

What story idea is sitting in the class right now, raising his hand madly, begging you to call on him?

There are two, actually. When I finished Fairyproof, I had a bit of a crush on Monique’s brother. I started a partial for a follow-up story, with Keiran as the hero. At that time, I felt it wasn’t a wise use of my time to write more than the partial until I found a home for Fairyproof, so I set it aside and began writing another paranormal romance called Resurrecting Harry. I’m in final draft/edit mode on that book. My plans for the immediate future are to write Keiran’s book and finish polishing Harry.

Thank you, Constance! Her cover and book trailer are not yet available, so for now, enjoy this blurb for Fairyproof:

When the leader of a political coup sets his sights on Monique and her unique power to help him overthrow the fairy Council, she seeks refuge in the human world. Now her brother 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, the only human who’s immune to both.

A year ago, Daniel’s fiancée disappeared with the engagement ring, a 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.

Next Thursday, K.W. Penndorf will be here to share her novel’s evolution.