18 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 13 Constance Phillips

Welcome to Day 13, Constance Phillips is joining us and has taken the time to create a playlist for her new novel, All That's Unspoken, a Holiday Tale!

I will leave her to take over the blog, but first I'd like to let you know what today's giveaway is!
The Giveaway Today is:
Winners Choice from Constance Phillips Backlist
(You'll be able to choose
one ebook from the this list:
Resurrecting Harry, Fairyproof, or Council Courtship)
The Rafflecopter Task of the Day is:
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Thank you, Avery, for inviting me back this year!
When I first conceived writing All That’s Unspoken, I wanted to write a story about second chances and misconceived notions. Christmas and New Year’s is the time of year that I – and many other people – reflect upon the past and plan ahead. We set resolutions and promise ourselves to break bad habits. It seemed like the perfect time of year for this story.

Now, my muse loves music. All of the books I’ve written have a playlist: Songs that remind me of the plot line and songs that I imagine being on my characters iPods during the time that the story takes place.

This book was no exception.

Even though it is a holiday story, some of the songs on that playlist aren’t holiday music. Here is a short selection of those “everyday songs.”


·         Life in a Northern Town” – The Dream Academy

·         If You’re Gone” – Matchbox Twenty

·         Gone, Gone, Gone” – Phillip Phillips

·         Ho, Hey” – The Lumineers

I’ve set this story in a small town that is very familiar to me; life in a small, northern town is familiar to me. The Dream Academy song reminded me of the feel I wanted for this book. A sense of community, a very small world to contain the tale.

The Matchbox Twenty song, “If You’re Gone” is one that my hero – Nate – holds dear. He’s been burned by the heroine’s need for bright city lights and has a hard time trusting her now. Phillips Phillips’ song is Hailey’s answer to Nate’s concern. The core message of the Lumineers’ song – I belong with you, you belong with me – is a sentiment that seemed to fit this couple.

Christmas Songs

·         Let it Snow

·         Winter Wonderland

·         What Child is This

These three winter holiday songs would be the ones I listened to when I was writing In July, trying to get in the mood for a holiday story. Northern Michigan is very cold and very snowy in December, it is most definitely a winter wonderland. “What Child is This” is without a doubt my favorite Christmas hymn. I couldn’t prep my mind for Christmas without this song.

But, All That’s Unspoken is more about that mental prep for a New Year then it is about the Christmas holiday, and it’s about two people who were once a couple finding each other again.

So, a playlist for this book wouldn’t be complete without:

New Year’s Song



After eight years, Hailey is back in Caseville Michigan. Just months after her mother’s death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the family farm. If that wasn’t enough, the prospective tenant is Nate, the high school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual attraction.

After high school, Nate Jenkins planned to leave small town behind, but life dealt him a different hand of cards to play. He’s now back in Caseville, raising his daughter, and running his family’s diner. His daughter’s speech disorder has been improved by therapeutic horse riding and if he can lease the old Lambert farm, he can get her a horse of her own. The only standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye.

Can they get over all that’s unspoken between them?

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids. Her son, now on his own, is planning a wedding, reconfirming that romance still lives and breathes.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

Fairyproof and Resurrecting Harry are available now through Crescent Moon Press. The Novella sequel to Fairyproof, Council Courtship is also out now. Look for her first Contemporary Romance, All That’s Unspoken, will be released Dec. 15, 2013 by Turquoise Morning Press. The Ultimate Catch will be released in 2014 from Whiskey Creek Press.

More information and news from Constance can always be found at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also subscribe to her newsletter.

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1 Response to "18 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 13 Constance Phillips"

  1. Constance Phillips Says:

    Thanks for having me on the blog today.