The Vengeful Thief (Stolen Hearts)

Peter Slade never thought he’d be coming home. But after his family is put in danger because of his past misdeeds, he has to reconcile with the son he abandoned years ago .

But his son has been in good hands. Liv Morgan has never been the nurturing type, but when hard times forced her to move in with her best friend and her orphaned nephew, she found herself being the adoptive mother to a troublemaker with a heart of gold.

Liv has no idea what trouble really is. When Slade rolls back in town and is ready to reconcile with his son, Liv finds herself walking the thin line between the estranged father and son. And as she’s more and more drawn to Slade, she realizes that if things go wrong, it will be more than just her heart breaking.

But Slade came back for a reason. His family is in danger. Liv might think that keeping him away will protect her heart, but he wants her body safe too and to do that, he’s going to have to stay close. Liv is about to learn that revenge has never been this sexy…

Mallory Crowe is the award winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the “adult” thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.
An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her neurotic but laid back dog.

Interview With Mallory Crowe

  1. Describe your book in one sentence.

Take one bad ass criminal for hire, one utterly normal small town veterinary student, the criminal empire that destroyed his life and add in the child that binds them together and you get prime recipe for revenge.

2. What’s your current guilty pleasure?

My current guilty pleasure is all of the Halloween baking shows (Halloween Wars; Halloween Baking Championship…) I usually can’t watch cooking shows because I get so hungry when I watch them, but I love Halloween so much that I make an exception! I don’t even have cable. I bought all the seasons on Amazon, so now I can watch them every year.


3. Did you always had in mind to be a writer or it just happened?
For a long time of my life, writing wasn’t on my radar. I’ve always suffered from a bit of a pessimistic mind. I simply assumed I wouldn’t be a good writer. However once I had gone the “adult” path of getting married, getting a house, and getting a full time job at an accounting firm, I finally allowed myself to dream. And after I started writing. I could never stop. It’s my passion and my dream and now it’s my life in the best way possible. And the most important lesson this taught me is that if you don’t try, you can never succeed.


4.Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I haven’t always wanted to be a writer. This was never originally part of my life plan! However I have been an avid reader for a very long time. There was one year of elementary school where I would spend my resses sitting alone and reading my mother’s collection of thrillers (if you can’t tell, I wasn’t always the most popular kid). My middle school English teacher said I was the only person she had to yell at for reading in her class. Around this time, my imagination started to run wild. I started to create my own stories. Some were original and some were improvements on TV shows that frustrated me (I’m looking at you, ANGEL…).


5. Which scenes were the hardest to write?
Love scenes are some of my most difficult scenes to write (Even though they’re some of my favorite to read). Because it’s not just paint by numbers for me. The characters really need to feel that heat and I have to try my best to channel it through the keyboards. Not only do all the body parts need to be in the right place, but the emotions need to be there too. So it’s like a puzzle that needs to go together. Over and over again. Until they reach completion 😉


6. Do you see yourself in any of your characters?
I see myself in every single one of my heroes and heroines. Liv in this case is sometimes stupidly loyal where Josh (the 10yo son of Slade who she has helped raise for the past 10 years) is concerned. And Slade is kind of reckless and adrenaline searching. No comment on that one 😛


7. How did you come up with your premise for your books?
I come up with inspiration from music, television and movies. The Stolen Hearts series was inspired by the show Leverage. I really love the idea of bad people doing good things and the interactions between these sorts of “bad” people.


8.What book is currently on your nightstand?
Kind of funny… My nightstand right now is a bookcase! So there are a few hundred books there! The newest however is a Christen Feehan, Elizabeth Hoyt and Jayne Ann Krentz, because I simply can’t pick a genre. (And my Kindle is just too packed at any given moment for me to even get into).


9. Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook?
I love Facebook! I think I can connect with my readers better there. And I can connect via my group AND my profile which gives people the best way possible to reach me and hear all my upcoming news (And see all my cute dog pictures obviously)


10. What’s your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite vacation ever was an Alaskan cruise. But I’ve recently gone through a divorce and I’m trying to devote the next few years to myself. I want to go to all the crazy places I’ve never been (Europe, Mediterranean, Bahamas). Because you can’t really have a favorite vacation spot until you visit them all, right???


11. Are you working on any other projects except writing, right now?
I’m actually working on the next Stolen Hearts book! This one is called “The Cunning Thief”. It’s really fun to write because the hero is a bit of a compulsive liar and I’ve enjoyed playing around with the reader knowing the truth even when Tristan doesn’t. And of course lying is usually an asset when it comes to being a thief, but not when it comes to love!


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