Introducing Sylvie Stewart, author | In the Spotlight Interview

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In the Spotlight with Sylvie Stewart

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Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Sylvie! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things started.

In a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.



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I’m a sarcastic, disorganized author, artist, and mom who loves books, wine and anything funny and raunchy (e.g. my husband) #SylvieStewart



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Please tell a bit about your journey to becoming a published author. What’s been the best things about it and the worst?




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I kind of became a published author by accident. If I don’t have some kind of creative outlet I go nuts – just ask my husband. I’ve been a singer, an artist, a graphic designer, a film-maker, and a writer. I love coming up with fun things that bring out emotional responses in people. Writing is something I’ve always done, but just for myself. It wasn’t until my kids were in first grade that I finally said, “What the hell!” and gave publishing a try.

The best thing, hands down, is knowing that I brightened someone’s day or touched them in some way.

The worst is when I overcommit myself and it takes away from time with my husband and kids.

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Tell us a bit about your latest release. What inspired you to write it? Why should fans of Second Run Reviews consider reading it.




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The Game has been a long time coming. The male lead appeared in my debut novel, The Fix, and fans kept asking when Gavin would get his own book. I love Gavin so hard, but he had some growing up to do before he was ready to find love. In The Game, he sets his sights on a buttoned-up lawyer named Emerson who has no interest in a baseball coach five years her junior. Her life is carefully planned out and it’s up to Gavin to get her to break her own rules and cut loose.

Like the rest of my books, The Game will make readers laugh, swoon, and maybe shed a tear. But, most importantly, the reader will turn the last page having made a few new friends.

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What types of books do you enjoy reading the most? What three books to you find yourself recommending to your fans over and over?




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I am a romantic comedy and general humor addict!
The Rock Chick series from Kristen Ashley (She is a huge inspiration to me!)
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (He is brilliant!)
The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins (This is a sentimental choice.)


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What is your current obsession? Any secret obsessions you would like to share?




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Oh, lord! I get addicted to things so easily…right now it’s the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” based on Margaret Atwood’s book. Also, I’m always obsessed with t-shirts with ridiculous sayings on them (In fact, right now, I’m wearing one that has a drawing of a Bloody Mary and the words “Resting Brunch Face” above it – LOL).

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What is one question you wish I would have asked, that I haven’t?




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Q: “Has your father ever read your romance books?”

A: No, but he’s threatening to! I’m on the hunt for the largest rock possible to hide under!

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Any last thoughts or wise words you want to pass along?




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Just one piece of advice: Never make eye contact when eating a banana. You’ll thank me later.



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Oh, my goodness. That is certainly some excellent advice, Sylvie. 😉

Thanks for being In the Spotlight this week and I hope you’ll return soon and bring us up to date your writing adventures



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The Overview

Synopsis: How do you take a chance on love when every other decision you’ve ever made has been the wrong one?

Laney Monroe’s life looks nothing like she’d planned. She certainly hadn’t pictured herself as a twenty-five-year-old single mom with a boring job, a freeloading brother, and an exhibitionist son who worries more than Shaggy and Scooby Doo put together. When her brother finally steps up and applies for a job, Laney never imagines it might lead to an opportunity for her as well – an opportunity at love.

Nate Murphy has always been about family. When you come from an Irish family, it’s hard not to be. But when a family emergency brings him home to North Carolina, Nate is faced with some difficult choices. Can you choose what you want over what your family needs? Then Laney Monroe walks onto his construction site and Nate decides that she just might make those choices a hell of a lot easier – or maybe this girl will make life more complicated than ever.

“The Fix” is the first book in The Carolina Connections Series from Sylvie Stewart. Each book can be read as a standalone with a HEA.

This book contains adult language and sexual content not suitable for those under 18.

Cover Photography by Walt Stoneburner

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The Overview


When life throws you a curveball, do you have what it takes to get back in the game?

Gavin: All I ever wanted was to play ball. When an act of sheer stupidity took that dream away, I didn’t know if I would ever bounce back. But now I’ve got the opportunity to coach an up-and-coming phenom, and I’m going to give it all I’ve got. The fact that I’ve been lusting after his smoking hot sister only sweetens the deal. She’s got that whole sexy librarian thing going on—all buttoned up and prim. I can’t stop thinking about undoing every one of those buttons.

The only problem? She thinks I’m just a kid. But I’ll show her I’m not only a man…I’m the man for her.

Emerson: Never underestimate the importance of a well-thought-out plan. My life is a series of carefully calculated decisions, all aimed at ensuring a successful future that includes a partnership at a prestigious law firm. I didn’t expect to find myself suddenly acting as guardian for my younger brother, Jay, but I can adjust for his sake. I’m not about to let one change make me lose sight of my goals. Unfortunately, my brother’s very hot and very young baseball coach doesn’t care too much about my plans. He has a plan of his own–one that includes making me fall for him.

I just need to keep my eye on the ball and remember my priorities, because this is one game I can’t afford to lose.

The Game is Book 4 in Sylvie Stewart’s Carolina Connections series. The Fix (Book 1), The Spark (Book 2), and The Lucky One (Book 3) are currently available in ebook and paperback. Each book can be read as a standalone with a big, fat HEA.

This book contains language and sexual content inappropriate for readers under 18.

Giveaways offered at Second Run Reviews. Various sponsors.

About Sylvie Stewart

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Sylvie Stewart’s addiction to books has been a lifelong problem. It was the cause of many scoldings when her mother discovered Sylvie army-crawling to the bookshelf after lights out. And it is the reason her husband would have a fairly solid case if he claimed “alienation of affection” and pointed a finger at her e-reader (a.k.a “The Precious”). Nevertheless, books are in Sylvie’s heart to stay, and she has transformed her love of books into a career as an author.

A move to North Carolina inspired Sylvie’s debut Romantic Comedy series. Carolina Connections is a collection of standalone novels based in her new hometown, and it combines her love of romance, humor, and sexy times. There is also some wine drinking incorporated in there, as this is another of Sylvie’s passions. Perhaps a future story will also involve kayaking, a new interest in Sylvie’s life. Experience has taught her that you can’t kayak and drink wine simultaneously, though, so don’t try this at home!

The Fix (book 1), The Spark (book 2), The Lucky One (book 3), and The Game (book 4) are now available in ebook and paperback. More projects and new installments to the Carolina Connections series are in the works. That is, if Sylvie’s nine-year-old twins will stop trying to peek at her laptop while she’s writing. That might lead to some awkward parent-teacher conferences.

Sylvie was recently awarded the National Indie Excellence Award for Romantic Comedy for her novel The Spark.




3 responses to “Introducing Sylvie Stewart, author | In the Spotlight Interview

  1. I have to ask about the eye contact while eating a banana…what prompted that particular piece of advice?!? LOL Seriously though, do you have a specific daily routine for writing?
    The interview was a hoot and if Kristen Ashley is an inspiration to you, I believe you’re an author I’d like to read. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win a book. I’m off to add your other books to my tbr.