Tuesday, September 13, 2011

10Q Tuesday with Shiela Stewart!

Tell us about your current release.
A Taste of Humanity is part of the 1 Night Stand series. With the help of Madam Evangeline, Cade and Penny have been placed together for their one night of love. Penny has always been sheltered. Her parents even went so far as to move out into the middle of nowhere and home schooled her. They feared something awful would happen to Penny if they lived in the city or even a town. The instant Penny came of age she moved out on her own. What a surprise that was. The sites and activity of a big city was a bit overwhelming at first, but soon she blended in. Holding down a job, paying her own rent and bills was at times daunting, but she didn’t like the alternative which was moving back home. Wanting a thrill in her life, Penny signs up for a 1Night stand.

Cade has more money than even he knows what to do with. He’s the head of a mob and is highly respected.  That is until his employees and enemies find out he’s a virgin—of sorts. Given his stature, having his enemies mock him is a blow to the gut for Cade. Sure, he could wipe them out, but then he’d have a war on his hands he wasn't willing to fight. Instead, he decides to do something about his predicament.  A card left on his desk for a dating service intrigues him and after checking it out Cade decides to give it a try. What better way was there to relieve him of his burden than with a one-night stand.

Together the pair explore not only each other, but the sights and sounds of the city of sin. But when it comes down to that final moment, the big hurrah, things turn out to be very different than expected. The thrill Penny was looking for might very well be her last.
A Taste of Humanity—A 1 Night Stand series available at www.decadentpublishing.com 

Tell us about your next release.
Offer the Demon is the second book in my Demon series.  Offer the Demon takes place 21 years after the first book, Awaken the Demon. Aurora Starr is the daughter of the renowned Draco Starr who happens to be a direct descendant of Satan himself. A bargain between Satan and her parents puts Aurora in the hands of Satan as his Soul Collector. As a demon she must obey all of her demonic rules which include never mating with a human. Having grown up in a sheltered environment Aurora wants to have more. She wants to breathe. Being at Satan’s beck and call is not her idea of breathing. But she knows if she refuses, Satan will take away her parents.  Still, wanting more in her life she takes a job at a local shelter where much to her surprise she finds herself falling for the owner.

Scott Monroe has grown up seeing the destruction drugs and alcohol can do to a person to a family. His famous rock star father had indulged in plenty during his career, but when his body begins to fail he decides to open a facility for those who suffer as he has. Unlike his famous father, Scott has chosen to go into the medical field and not music. But when his father suddenly dies, he decides to take over the shelter and finds a passion in helping the needy and the addicted. When a dark haired beauty walks into his life, everything suddenly gets turned upside down. Being much younger than himself, Scott first rejects Aurora’s advances. But a guy can only say no so many times. On one fateful night, Scott learns the truth about his lover and isn’t sure how to handle her being a demon. Love has a strong hold on his heart and soon Scott is asking how he can be with his love despite the rules.  He’s willing to do anything to anything to be with her including taking his own life.
Love is never easy, especially when Satan gives her an ultimatum. Chose between the man she loves, or her father.

Offer the Demon—Book 2 in the Demon series coming soon from Decadent publishing.

Do you believe in ghosts?
Hell yeah!! I grew up in a haunted house where the entity enjoyed having tea at early hours of the morning, waking everyone up at the crack of dawn, and even providing my baby sister with her night time bottle. Since then hauntings and ghosts have intrigued me.

If you could be an animal, what would it be?
I would love to be a Dove. It’s such a beautiful bird. It has been used in Weddings, Funerals, messaging and lastly on the ark when Noah sent it out to find land. But above all that, it can fly. I imagine myself soaring high about the ground, breaking through clouds, without a care in the world. Now that is peaceful.

If you could spend the night anywhere, where would it be?
A haunted castle. There are too many to name, but anyone of them would do. Though I doubt I would sleep. I’d be to busy trying to listen and watch for paranormal activity.

Tell us about your family.
I’ve been married for nearly 26 years. Actually, tomorrow the 14th is my 26th anniversary. I met my hubby when I was 17 and we both knew instantly we were meant for each other. Two months after we started dating we told everyone we would be married in 1985. They thought we were nuts and that we wouldn’t last. Guess what? We have. :P~~~ He is my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without him.

We have three children ages 23, 19 and 16. Older two are boys and my baby is a girl. They are brilliant in their own right and though each one is unique, they share plenty of similarities. They’ve inherited my hubby and my sense of humor and fun loving nature. There is never a dull moment in our house.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a ballerina. I would often dance around the yard twirling about like I was a princess.  I loved the tutu’s and the way the dancers would twirl around jumping like they were noting more than feathers. Dance has always been a part of my life.

What are your favorite TV shows?
Oh wow got an hour? LOL
CSI (Vegas)
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
America’s Got Talent

Just to name a few. LOL

What would we find under your bed?
Plenty of dust bunnies. LOL I tend to hide presents under the bed, but aside form that I put unused duffle bags, crafts, and empty boxes.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Believe it or not, I wanted to be a Psychologist. I wanted to help people with their problems, give them an ear to bend a shoulder to cry on but mostly help them better their life.


Kathleen said...

Hi Shiela, I always enjoy your interviews.

Where do I begin? I must read a Taste of Humanity. It sounds amazing! Offer the Demon instantly caught my attention, too. WOW!

Huge congrats!!

A haunted castle would be marvelous!

Jessica Subject said...

It's great to learn more about you, Sheila. And I'm going to have to read A Taste of Humanity. It sounds absolutely fascinating!

All the best!

Maureen said...

I'm another one of those that our high school buddies said would never last... HA! Enjoy those reunions!

hotcha12 said...


Shiela Stewart said...

Thanks everyone for popping in. I hope you enjoy A Taste of Humanity and I would love to hear from you after you've read it.

Thanks Hotcha! YOu're the best. :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

I think all we writers would be great psychologists. We like thinking about the way people act and think - and then shamelessly use it in our stories!

Shiela Stewart said...

You are so right Barbara. And perhaps, with our stories we can help someone in need.