Today I’m lucky to have author Constance Phillips who penned the new release Resurrecting Harry. It’s a fabulous read which I highly recommend. She tells us a little about it and about angelic visions as well. Welcome Connie!
Thank you Shawna, for hosting me on your blog today!
Since I have teamed with Shawna and Jody A. Kessler this month to tell all of you about our Crescent Moon Press March releases (all featuring Angels) I thought I would talk a little bit about that connection.
My angelic character, Jaden, isn’t exactly an angel. He serves as Purgatory’s keeper and has a say in when a spirit has served enough time for his indiscretions. He doesn’t fit the common vision of a heavenly devoted being – not in look, and not always in action.
He wears leather, smokes [though the cigarettes emit a sweet smoke, so I’m guessing it’s not tobacco] and doesn’t believe in romantic love. In fact, in his mind, it’s the romantic connection between Harry and Bess that has put her on the road to self-destruction. He’s jaded. (And his name is a play on that emotion.)
He’s a gambling man too, and it’s his willingness to wage with Harry, that gives him a new and a second chance at life, if only temporarily.
Though the character is not what you might visually expect, what’s inside proves to be pure.
Resurrecting Harry is a story about Bess and Harry and about fated love, but Jaden is a catalyst for the story, and, I hope, an enjoyable character.
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?
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).