Monday, March 9, 2015

All That's Unrealized - Guest Post

All That’s Unrealized
Sunnydale Days, Book 3
by Constance Phillips
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In a month, fashion mogul and reality TV judge Conrad Ryse, of The Retail Project fame, has promised to take Rhonda Gables under his wing and invest in her fledgling career. That’s her grand prize after a winning season on his show. Too bad exhaustion has sent Rhonda out of her city apartment, away from her three successful boutiques, and into her cousin’s guest room for a month of recuperation in her hometown.

She’s on the cusp of everything she’s ever wanted, but what will it cost? Doctor’s orders be damned, she balks at first. But soon Rhonda is both delighted and disconcerted by the attentions of her friend-maybe-lover, Trevor Collins, and the contentment she is surrounded by back home. She must realize all she’s willing to compromise and what her heart truly desires.

Headliner:  It’s what the doctor ordered for Rhonda Gables, owner of three successful boutiques: four weeks of rest between winning this season’s Retail Project and claiming her prize. Rhonda must decide if being a TV reality show star is worth leaving behind her loved ones, including the increasingly 6 appealing Trevor Collins.

Guest Post

For the Rest of my Life…
I was born in Michigan, and have lived over half my life in Northern Ohio. In other words, I’m one of those people who are subjected to all four seasons. Each and every one of them, as of late, seems to be about as extreme as you can imagine.
While I do believe variety can be the spice of life. I’m more than over one season in particular.
Old Man Winter—especially in recent years—has worn out his welcome. Spring and Fall are pleasant visitors, giving a break from the high heat and humidity and the extreme cold. Those seasons give me a chance to wear a soft sweater or accent my outfit with an attractive scarf that is pretty, but has zero value when it comes to warmth.
Winter, on the other hand, forces me to spend days indoors, because the bitter wind and slick snow are just two things I don’t appreciate as much as I did when I was a child and loved building snowmen and sledding.
So, it shouldn’t surprise you when I say that if I could pick an ideal spot to spend the remainder of my days—with no regard to how I was going to afford it, and of course, knowing that everyone I loved and cared about were coming too—I would find myself settled on a sandy beach with the sun warming my skin and a chilled margarita quenching my thirst.
Though, I would like it to be a climate where on a handful of days, a cool ocean breeze makes me want to grab a sweater to wrap over my shoulders. An occasional crisp evening that gives a large bonfire purpose would be nice too.
Where is this place?

I’m not sure it exists, but my husband and I talk about wanting to go there. If you live in this utopia—a place where we can ride the motorcycle 365 days a year, not be suffocated by high humidity and still enjoy some variance and slight seasonal change—let us know and we just might become your new neighbors. 

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, two kitties, and four canine kids.
When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance is counting down the days until her son and daughter-in-law make her a grandma and planning a cross-country motorcycle trip with her husband for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

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