Thursday, July 24, 2008

Discovery In Passion

Welcome to Shiela Stewart's Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tour.

Discover in Passion by Shiela Stewart is the first book in the Passion Series. It is considered a paranormal romance.

Cassandra Evans moves into her first home in the town of Passion. Not only is this the house of her dreams, but she has a sexy and hunky next door neighbor. He is an artist and a contractor, Thomas Healy. The only problem is that her wonderful new house my be haunted.

Thomas Healy enjoys his life of solitude. His peaceful existence is shattered when Cassie moves next door. He tries not to pay attention to her. But it is hard to ignore the very beautiful and sexy Cassie. Then she shows up at his door in her bathrobe and teases him into painting her in the nude. After he says yes he realizes that he made a mistake. He is unable to stop thinking about her. Against his better judgement he sleeps with her. He then knows that his life will never be the same.

As Cassie and Tom start exploring their new relationship, the ghost start to make his presence known. Tom does not believe Cassie until he sees something that he cannot explain. The ghost keep trying to show her something but Cassie is unable to figure it out. Cassie becomes curious about the past owners. As she begins to discover what happen and what the ghost is trying to tell her, she uncovers a mystery and begins to attract the attention of a killer. Will she be able to solve the mystery and will Tom and Cassie be able to keep their relationship alive?

When I opened the envelope in which the book came in, I saw the cover and I was excited to begin reading the book. I thought that this will be an awesome read. I was right.

I loved Cassie. She is sassy and smart. She knows what she wants and she is not afraid to go out and get it.

The interactions between Cassie and Tom are wonderful. Cassie is the aggressor and Tom is playing hard to get. Which is a little bit different in a romance novel. Tom does have issues that he needs to resolve before their relationship can move forward.

This book is considered a paranormal romance, but I think that it should be considered a paranormal mystery with romance. I feel that the ghost and the attempts to solve what the ghost was trying to communicate was the central point in the story and the romance was secondary.

I can't wait for more books in this series. I am curious as to why this book was set in 1983. I hope that will be answered in the other books in this series. I also can't wait to see what other secrets the town of Passion holds. I loved this story.

About the Author:

Sheila Stewart has been writing for the better part of twenty years, pouring her heart out in words, living a fantasy through the characters she creates. It has always been a dream of hers to have her work published, and in 2006 her dream finally came to life.

When not writing, she is busy working on a website for a non-profit organization she belongs to, as well as a promotional blog for other authors, tending to her three children, and spending time with the love of her life, William.

Shiela has a deep affection for animals and it’s evident in the five cats, one dog, eight fish, and three turtles she owns. Aside from writing, she enjoys sketching, painting, singing, and dancing, as well as stargazing, astronomy, and astrology. Her favorite time of the day is sunset.

You can visit her website at

You can buy Discover in Passion at


Shiela Stewart said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today. I'm so glad you enjoyed Discovery in Passion.

Isn't that a yummy cover? Every one of the Passion book's covers are sexy. :)

You asked why the book was set in 1983. The Passion series was written seven years ago and at the time I wasn't a big fan of futuristic stories and Mercy in Passion is the story of the children from books one and two and would have to be set twenty some years into the furture. So instead of trying to write a story built in the future which I wasn't comfortable with, I dated the first two in the past, something that was easier for me to write.
However, now that I have a few books under my belt and a little more confidence in myself I've dipped my toes into a bit of the furture with my latest release, Seducing the Darkness which is set in 2025. Who knows what I'll come up with next. :)

Cheryl said...

I would agree with your genre suggestion. While the unfolding romance between Cassie and Tom is important, it often takes a backseat to uncovering the secret of what happened in Cassie's house and why people don't live there very long.


Shiela Stewart said...

Thanks for the great review!!

I've tried posting twice already but it doesn't seem to be adding them. If anyone has any questions, please, feel free to ask me anything. :)

Pabast said...


I am sorry that your comments were not added when you posted. I have my comments moderated, so I did not see them until I got home from work and dinner with the family. They are posted now.

Thanks for answering my question about 1983. My theory was that Cassie and Tom's children will some how be in future books in this series.

Saw your book cover blog I loved it.

Good luck in your writing career.

Shiela Stewart said...

Not a problem, Pabast. I was sure it was my problem. I've had wrotten luck with computers lately. :(

You were right on the mark with the 1983. :)

I'm rather proud of my Book Cover Lovers and have some very yummy book covers and books acvertised on there. So many to chose from, so little time. LOL