Sunday, September 25, 2011

Meet Shiela Stewart and her Demons

How did you start your writing career?

I guess it all started when I was five. I loved telling stories to my friends and cousins. I would make up elaborate tales that had them mesmerized. I often turned those stories into songs and would sing them as I twirled in the cornfield. The real writing started when I was in my teens. I used it as a means to escape reality. Often the stories were brutal and dark and didn’t always have a happy ending. Aside from writing dark stories I wrote poems of love. I soon found that was the heart to my writing.

Tell us about your current release.
Awaken the Demon is book one in the demon series and has been a passion of mine since it was first created in 2004. It’s one of those books that captures you and won’t let you go until the entire story has been told.
Draco Starr is a demon and direct descendant of Satan himself.  Sent from hell to capture souls, Draco did his masters bidding until decades later he discovers he wants something more. Finding out a female child had been born from a demon and a human, a taboo in the demon laws Draco sets out to find her. Despite not knowing her, he decides she is the only one for him.

Missy Green is on the run from an abusive fiancĂ©. Adopted at birth by a wonderful family Missy is embarrassed to tell her family the man she loved wants her dead. So she fleas her home and finds herself on a bus headed for Erie and the home of the illustrious Draco Starr.  It seems like the perfect getaway until the truth comes out. But that’s not the worst. Discovering she is a demon is more than she can handle.

With Draco’s help she discovers being a demon isn’t so bad, until the urge to kill rears its ugly head.

Tell us about your next release.

Offer the Demon is book two in the Demon series.
Aurora Starr was born to serve Satan. A deal made between her parents and Satan writes Aurora’s future. Aurora is determined to take control of her own life. Satan has other plans.  Wanting to be somewhat human, Aurora takes a job at a local shelter. When she meets Scott Monroe, she falls head over heels in love.

Running the Monroe Shelter, Scott Monroe is the savior to those in need. Helping the addicts and the homeless is his sole purpose in life. But when the raven haired Aurora Starr enters his life, everything begins to change.

Despite the laws preventing her from mating with a human, Aurora begins seeing Scott. Until Satan finds out and gives her an ultimatum. Love of her family or the love of her man.  Having to choose pisses Aurora off and she decides its time to take control of her destiny. Even if it means losing it all.

Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you as a writer?

That would be my husband. He has been my biggest supporter and fan. He read everything I wrote and gave me tips on how to improve it. He’s always believed in me and knew I had potential despite me feeling the opposite. He was the one who got me started on the road to getting published.  If it wasn't for him and his love and support, I wouldn’t be here today telling you this story.

What was your first sale as an author?

Kidnapped. It’s a story of a rich snobby woman who is kidnapped by Bart and Betty Rubble. Despite her circumstances, Liz refuses to obey her captors.  She does everything in her power to make their lives miserable.

All Mackenzie Tyrell wants is to save his father’s farm. Even if it means kidnapping someone for the money. The last thing he expects is to capture the debutante from hell.  Liz gives him the run for his money and the last thing he needs is to fall in love with her.

It’s the last thing Liz expects until the truth of her captor comes out.

Shiela’s website:
Publisher: Decadent Publishing


Jessica E. Subject said...

It's wonderful that your husband is so supportive! I think that's imperative to have a supportive family for all authors. :)

All the best, Sheila!

Barbara Elsborg said...

Ditto to what Jessica said. I try my husband's patience because of the amount of time I spend writing. Sometimes it causes friction!!

Liz said...

nice post Shiela! good luck with all your releases!

Shiela Stewart said...

Thanks so much all of you for showing up.

I don't knwo what I would do without my hubby. He shoo's the kids away when I'm trying to write, and even made a sign for my office door that say's "AUthor At Work." LOL