An Spicy Time with Shiela Stewart
Here's a treat for The Sunday Salon. A interview with Sheila Stewart.
Thank you Cheryl for doing this interview.
What’s your idea of a relaxing day?
Hmmm, relax, what’s that? I rarely ever just relax. This really made me think. LOL
I guess I would chose lounging on the sofa and watching movies with my hubby, ordering some take out and not lifting a finger to do any of the dozens of things I do on a regular basis.
Can you tell me what it’s like living in Canada?
Since it’s the only place I’ve ever lived I’m not sure how to answer this. I love being a Canadian and wouldn’t change it for the world.
Where do you draw your inspirations from? Who are your inspirations?
Other authors and books inspire me. I love to read, love to watch movies and always feel creative after watching a really good movie.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? And what is the worst?
Best advice I ever received would be from my husband. If it wasn’t for him, I might not be talking with you today. He’s the one that encouraged me to get my work published. He’s been my rock for over twenty years now. He’s always full of ideas and advice and his never ending support is staggering.
As for worst advice, I don’t think I’ve ever been given really bad advice.
How do you juggle writing all the different books and series you have?
I don’t consider it juggling because it comes so naturally to me. I’m lucky to be able to devote 100% of my time to writing. I don’t have a day job and all my children are teenagers so that really leaves me open to be able to work any time I want. Ideas just flow from me and when I struggle to get something down, I know it’s not the right time for that story or I need to rework it. I love so many different styles of literature and I love to experiment with my work.
Does reader’s feedback help you with your writing? Is feedback something that is very important to you?
Oh most definitely. Feedback is great! The good and the bad. If I didn’t ever receive feedback I don’t think my books would be as good as they are. It’s always nice to hear the good and the bad. It helps me learn, shows me where I’m going wrong or if I’m doing something right.
Please share what your latest series Passion is about.
The Passion series are three books focusing on three couples living in the town of Passion. The first two, Discovery and Escape take place within months of each other. Mercy takes place twenty some years later and involves the children of the Heroes and Heroines in books one and Two.
Discovery in Passion
Nothing is ordinary in the small town of Passion, especially the love. Wanting to start fresh, Cassie Evans relocates to the small town of Passion where she moves into the home of her dreams, complete with dreamy next door neighbor, artist, and handyman Thomas Healy. The only problem is, the house she bought just might be haunted.
Thomas Healy lives a life of solitude and that suits him just fine. Then Cassie Evans moves in next door and begins to turn his peaceful live upside down. He tries to ignore her, but ignoring a woman as beautiful as Cassie isn’t so easy, especially when she shows up at your door, naked, begging for you to paint her. Thomas’ first mistake was to agree to it, his second was to take Cassie to bed, now she’s all he can think about.
When their blossoming love is overshadowed by a ghostly haunting, the curious Cassie launches an investigation into the life and death of her home’s previous owner, uncovering a mystery and attracting the attention of a killer. Where will Cassie’s discovery lead her, to the love of her life or to death itself? Welcome to the town of Passion.
Escape in Passion
Victor Davis is a man trying to escape the tragedy of his past. Several months ago, a bullet that was meant for him killed his girlfriend by mistake. Now struggling to move on, Victor’s taken over as the chief of police of Passion. Vic knows everyone in Passion, so naturally he can’t help but notice when beautiful stranger Julia Wilson moves into the small town.
Mysterious and alluring, Julia came to Passion with one thing on her mind, avenging the death of her sister. Desperate to find the truth, and keeping her true identity a secret, Julia enters into an affair with the one man she thinks might be able to give her answers—Victor Davis.
Lust and love run rampant when Victor and Julia enter into a torrid romance. But Julia’s deception turns dangerous and secrets from Victor’s past soon threaten their fragile relationship. Murder, kidnapping, and an escape that you’ll never forget. Welcome to the town of Passion.
Mercy in Passion
Wild, rebellious, and perpetually in trouble, Justin Davis was labeled the town troublemaker and an embarrassment to his father, the chief of police in the small town of Passion. When Justin was framed for a crime he didn’t commit, he impulsively left the town he’d called home, vowing never to return.
For six years Beth Healy pined after Justin, the boy next door who she’d come to think of as her friend, and had wanted for a lover. Now an officer of the law, Beth is shocked when her pursuit of a speeding car leads her to the one man she’s been longing to find—Justin Davis—and after all these years, he’s finally come home.
Despite the sizzling attraction, Beth’s feelings of hurt and betrayal linger and acceptance and forgiveness don’t come easy. Justin soon discovers that begging for mercy and allowing Beth time to grow to love him again might be the only way to win her back. Then an enemy of Justin’s begins to threaten his life, forcing Beth to make a choice. Will she be able to put the past behind her and trust in the man that Justin is now? Welcome to the town of Passion.
What do you love most about the book you’ve just written/released?
I love the Passion series because it was my first step into erotic Romance. My first two releases, Kidnapped and Secrets of the Dead were mild compared to the Passion series and the new series I’m writing, Darkness series, is just as erotic.
I love being able to get into the nitty gritty of romance—so to speak. It’s rather liberating to let myself go and write some incredibly steamy books.
If you could save three books from burning, which three would they be?
Now that is a tough one. Wow! Only three, huh? Hmmm….I would have to say my children’s photo albums. The stories written in them in the pictures that line the pages are worth more than anything else I’ve ever created.
What other projects do you have coming out?
Right now I am working on a vampire series which when finished will total five books with a possibility for more. The Darkness series is a tale of vampires and humans banding together to break the spell that’s been cast over Jacobs Cove encasing the city in Darkness. The first book, Seducing the Darkness will be released in July.
Here is a little teaser of Seducing the Darkness. To see the covers and blurbs, you can go to: http://www.shielasbooks.ca/TheDarknessSeries.htm
An outcast by her kind, Trinity Ford has learned how to live on her own. And it isn't easy doing so, considering she is a Vampire.
Once a fragile girl, taken by a powerful vampire prince, Trinity had relied on Basil for support. But finding him in the arms of another woman was more than she could take. On her own, she has decided to protect her city from the predators of her kind that prey on the innocent. Another tough thing to do when you're heart is broken. She's had to learn fast, how to be tough, how to survive, how to stay alive. And she's doing a pretty damn good job of it. Until Basil walks back into her life.
Basil Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his father to the Realm of Darkness decades earlier. When his father comes to him in a dream, threatening Trinity’s life, he knows the only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy, especially when she is the only woman he will ever love.
Rumors in the underworld talk of raising the vampire King and blotting out the sun. Basil knows that if his father rises, he will be put to death for his betrayal. Trinity knows that if the King returns, no human would ever be safe again. Despite the betrayal and the threat, neither can stay away from the other. But can the two work together to stop the Ritual before the King is resurrected?
Or will the darkness capture them both?
I enjoyed conducting this interview with you. Thank you.
Thank you, Cheryl for this wonderful interview.
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