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September 24, 2015

Under the Princess Crown: Luanna Stewart & her new book Portrait of a Girl #romanticsuspense #MFRWorg #newbook

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Luanna Stewart now lives in Maine with her dear husband, two college boys and two cats. When she's not torturing her heroes and heroines, she’s in her kitchen baking something delicious.

Speed Round:
Favorite movie: anything starring Cary Grant
Favorite book:  Little Women
Last book read: His Wicked Reputation by Madeline Hunter
Favorite color:  purple
Stilettos or flip-flops:  flip-flops
Coffee or tea:  coffee
E-book or paperback:  e-book

Pencil or pen:  pen
Favorite song:  Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) sung by k.d. lang
Streak or not:  NOT!
Favorite dessert:  chocolate cake
Champagne or gin:  gin
Paranormal or Historical:  historical
Ginger or Mary Ann:  Mary Ann
Favorite TV show:  Poldark
Hot or cold:  cold
POV:  deep 3rd person
I'd die if I don't have:  my children

An old crime and an irresistible new lead...
She put her hand on the back of his neck and pulled him close, her soft lips laying claim to his mouth. He slid an arm around her waist, pulled her close, pressing against her heat. Her scent made him forget all the reasons why this was a bad idea.

“We shouldn’t be doing this.” She nibbled at his lips, playing and teasing.

“You’re right.” He nuzzled her neck, tempted to take a bite.

“I hardly know you.”


“Why are you so agreeable?”

“One of us has to think clearly, and I’m doing my damnedest to be a gentleman.”

“Maybe I don’t want a gentleman.”

She pulled him back for another kiss, open-mouthed, tongues clashing. If the bad guys showed up right now—

He broke the kiss. They were both breathing hard, and her heart raced along with his. He had to get her out of his house. “I’ve got a deadline to meet, or I won’t get paid. I’d hate to make my landlord upset by being late with the rent.”

He felt her smile against his neck. “I happen to know your landlord, and her cat would go hungry if you were late with the rent.”

“I’d hate to be responsible for a cat going hungry. Maybe we can continue this discussion later.”

“You can count on it.”

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Find Portrait of a Girl at: Entangled Publishing


Cathy McElhaney said...

Sounds interesting! Best of luck to you Luanna!

Luanna Stewart said...

Good morning! Thanks for inviting me to your lovely blog, Vicki, I just re-read my answers and still stand by them all, hehe. *pours another cup of coffee* What's everyone up to on this gorgeous autumn day?

Luanna Stewart said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy!

Susan Vaughan said...

I love this list! I'm totally with you on Cary Grant and chocolate cake. Can't wait to read Portrait of a Girl.

Unknown said...

You had me at Cary Grant. :)
Welcome to the blog, and best of luck with the new release!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Luanna! I'm with Ms. Essex-had me at Cary Grant. What a marvelous looking man and actor. And then I agree with Susan about chocolate cake. Or any cake. lol

So lovely to meet you in the elevator at RWA!

On this autumn day which is still into green big time, I am having my final birthday celebration (you know a two week run is pretty awesome), a lunch with a friend. And am celebrating as I sent off two projects yesterday and finally, have a bit of piece until I dive into the next one calling me.


Melissa Keir said...

Wonderful meeting you! I love your cover...very intriguing. I wish you all the best with your books!

Kathy Ivan said...

Welcome to the Plotting Princesses! I read the name Cary Grant and immediately his image brought a smile to my lips. Congratulations on your new release, it looks like a great one.

Luanna Stewart said...

Susan, Elizabeth and Vicki - perhaps we should form another Cary Grant fan club, hehe. I'll re-watch any of his movies given the chance. Thanks for stopping by!

Luanna Stewart said...

Thank you, Melissa! They did a great job with the cover - it really captures the hero.

Luanna Stewart said...

Thanks, Kathy! Cary was my first movie heart throb, followed by Robert Redford.

Sloane B. Collins said...

I'm with all the Princesses - Cary Grant all the way!
I love this book! Humor and suspense...and an awesome cover.
Thanks for being on the Princess blog today, visiting all the way from my favorite state! It's good to see you, Luanna.
Sloane (AC)

Luanna Stewart said...

Hi Sloane! *waves madly* Thanks for the kudos (if you do say so yourself, hehe)

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Unknown said...

Love your list, Luanna! I can't wait to read Portrait of a Girl.