Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fantastic Fives on Shiela Stewart

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:






Five people and or things that inspire you:

My husband for his strength,

My sister Shelley for her courage to start over and have it all,

My editor for having confidence in me,


music and art.

Five of your favorite authors:

Nora Roberts,

JR Ward,

Samantha Sommersby,

Melanie Anderson

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:






Five reasons to read your books:

Characters that will melt your heart,

Stories that keep you guessing,

Suspense that will have you on the edge of the seat,

Comedy that will make your sides ache,

Romance that will stay with your forever.

-Shiela Stewart
Flaming hot Romance with a dose of Passion

Extra! Extra! A lucky commenter will win a eBook copy of Mercy in Passion. Happy commenting!


Shelley Munro said...

I love reading all the author's answers to these questions. Great answers, Shiela. I'm shy, so I sympathize!

rebekah said...

I loved reading your answers. The reasons you put down for reading for books are great. They are exactly what I look for in books. I'm also very shy, but having an outgoing husband has helped me break that shyness just a little.

Cassie Exline said...

Well, you certainly do make a person want to read your books. Good job!

Shiela Stewart said...

Thanks Shelley! These are great questions and ones I've never been asked before. It's nice to have something different once and a while. :)

Shiela Stewart said...

Thank you Rebekah!
It's what I look for also in a book.
Funny you should say that about your husband. Mine is the same way. It's nice to have him at my side. If it wasn;t for him my books might not be published right now. he was the one that pushedme to look into publishing them.:)

Shiela Stewart said...

Hi Cassie!
That's my goal, is to tempt you to read more. :)

Shiela Stewart said...

“If you’re planning on starting up where you left off, Justin, know that I’ll be watching your ass.”

“Jesus Christ, Beth. How about a trial before you execute me. I wasn’t doing anything.”


He flicked the ashes into the air, snarling. “Fuck off, okay.”

“I’m in charge of protecting this town now, Justin, and I won’t tolerate you making a mockery out of it, or your parents.”

He dropped the cigarette and not so gently stomped it out with his foot.

Beth pulled the pad from her back pocket of her police uniform pants and began writing.

“What the hell are you writing?”

“A ticket.” She snapped it off and handed it to him.

“For what?”


He took the ticket, glanced at it then back up to her. “You have got to be kidding me.”
“I never kid where my job is concerned.”

“Jesus, you really turned scary.” He crumpled the ticket into his pocket. “For the record, constable, I have no intentions of making a mockery out of anyone. All I want is to make amends and set the record straight.” No, what he really wanted was to go home and forget the town of Passion.

“What record would that be?” she asked with a snarl in her tone.

“I was not responsible for the B&E.”

“Right.” She chuckled sarcastically.

“You know, I’m really getting tired of being persecuted for something I didn’t do.”

“You were caught red-handed.”

“I was set up.”

Beth simply stared at him.

“Fine, don’t believe me. Why should you be any different than anyone else.” He pushed past her, bumping her lightly as he marched off. He didn’t need this shit anyway.

“Well it’s not like you gave anyone reason to believe you.”

He spun around, furious. “I thought you above anyone else would believe me.”

“What was I supposed to believe when you ran off without saying a word, no letters, no calls to say how you were doing.”

“I couldn’t call because I—”

“You’re a coward.”

He actually felt like his head might explode with rage. “I am not a coward.”

“No, then why did you run?”

“I ran because I had no other choice.”

“You could have stayed and faced it like a man.”

“I was only eighteen.”

“Old enough to knock off a gas station.”

“I didn’t rob it,” he shouted at her, getting right into her face.

“Then explain why you were there and the locks were broken and the cash gone.”

“I was framed.”

“Right.” She turned to leave and was quickly spun around.

“Where was the cash then, Beth? It wasn’t on me. Why wouldn’t I have it if I had just robbed the place?”

“You gave it to your buddies.”

“Right and I stayed to what…get caught? Think about it.”

“I have thought about it, for six years. Let me go, Justin.”

“You’re a cop; look at the evidence, Beth. Look at it through a cop’s eyes, not a friend’s eyes.”

“I don’t want to discuss this anymore. Let me go, Justin.”

“Just listen to me.”

“Let me go.”

“Damn it, Beth.” He was completely thrown back when she gabbed his head with her other hand and plastered her mouth over his.

J.K. Coi said...

Whoa. Shiela, I can't wait to read this book! Nice blog, I loved your answers to the questions.

Shiela Stewart said...

Thank J.K.!
This was such a fun series to write. :)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Danette...

another great "fantastic five" post...

I love seeing what teh author will write...and Shiela left some pretty great answers...

have a wonderful day...


Shiela Stewart said...

I thought I would share another clip from Mercy in Passion for you all.
This is the third book in the series.

At just past one, she pulled up her driveway and let out a long suffering sigh. Justin’s car was parked in her driveway. She really didn’t want to see him right now.
Grabbing her hat, Beth slid from her car and began walking towards her house. The scent caught her first, then she saw the flowers. Or rather, the garden of flowers taking up residence along her walkway and on her veranda. As she stepped up the deck, she was in awe of the plethora of posies that hung from the wooden deck along the front of the veranda. Red and white petunias and red carnations. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
Then she saw Justin sitting at a white table near the east side of the veranda and she crumbled.
“Do you like them?”
She sobbed like a baby, falling to her knees on the wooden floor, cradling her belly as it ached from the destruction she’d been witness to the past three hours.
“What the hell?” He ran to her, falling at her side, touching a hand to her face. “Beth, what’s wrong? Are you sick?”
She only shook her head and fell into his arms. She didn’t know how long she cried but she felt drained when she was finally finished. If there was an ounce of fluid left in her body after her crying jag, she would be surprised.
He wiped her damp face with his hand and her heart gave.
“What’s the matter? Talk to me.”
Being in his arms felt good, so right, she wished she could stay there forever. She knew that was impossible, but for one night at least, maybe she could have him.
She needed desperately to feel something other than this horrid despair. “Take me to bed, Justin. Make love to me.”

Shiela Stewart said...

I want to hear from you, the readers. Do you love a bad boy more than a good old boy next door??

Cathy said...

Loving the excerpts for Mercy in Passion. As for your question, in my romances, I love the bad boy, though in reality I fell in love with the good old boy next door.

Shiela Stewart said...

Thanks Cathy! Glad you're enjoying them.
I have to say I like creating the bad boy. But I too am married to a good boy. Though he used to drive a motorcycle and wear a leather jacket, his worst bad boy trait was driving without a licence. Aside from that, he was a good old boy next door. :)

danetteb said...

Wow, two intense excerpts. I know I wondering what happens next.

Thank you Shiela.

Hugs, Danette

danetteb said...

I love reading about bad boys. They're so much more fun to fantasize about :D

Hugs, Danette

Shiela Stewart said...

Aren't they though, Danette? And that;s why I like writting them. :)

lrwirum said...

wow love your lists. Your books sound very interesting going by your reasons to read them. :-)

Shiela Stewart said...

I like to think they are. I hate writing a boring book. :)

Shiela Stewart said...

Be sure to check out my website for all the details about me and my books.

And check out my blogs where I showcase other authors work.

limecello said...

Hi Shiela,
Dang - I visited this page earlier today, but didn't get a chance to comment b/c I was in class - until now, and... haha look at how it's exploded! Great interview - and thanks so much for all the extra excerpts!

Shiela Stewart said...

You made it now and that's what counts. :)
Thanks a bunch for showing up and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpts!

Shiela Stewart said...

It's time to do the draw. One lucky poster will win an Ecopy of Mercy in Passion, the third book in the Passion series.But first I want to say thank you to everyone that came out to see me today. And a big thank you to Danette for doing the Fantastic Five and having me on the blog today.
Now, for the draw***drumroll please****


Congratulations Rebekah!!! Send me an email at, to pick up your copy of Mercy in Passion.

Anonymous said...

hi shiela!

SHY? ROFL! and i have some land to sell you! as i said before and i'll say it again......... those covers are so HAWT ehat i want to them them!! lol

linda b

Anonymous said...

yeah shelley! SHY? ROFL!


Anonymous said...



Shiela Stewart said...

LMAO Linda!

And yes, I am shy, in person. Though my books don't project that as anyone who has read them knows. LOL

So...where is this land??? LOL

Anonymous said...



Shiela Stewart said...

That's a wonderful compliment, Linda. :)

Anonymous said...




Shiela Stewart said...

He has a mighty fine ass, Linda! That's why. LOL