For me crafting a romance is all about RESPECT, TRUST and LOVE. Only most of my characters are of the paranormal persuasion. I want to create a memorable love story with spice and adventure. Characters that will grab hold of your heart and hang on long after you’ve read the last word and closed the book with a satisfied sigh.
YIPPEE!!!!! – I signed the contract for A Warlock’s Secrets, the second book in the Demon’s Witch’ Series., release June 14, 2017, pre-order available NOW at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes& Noble, itunes. Reserve your copy today!
Sneak peek into A Warlock’s Secrets, second in the Demon’s Witch Series.
Years ago a sacred ceremony at the Dragon’s Moon Coven, turned deadly. Son of the high priestess, Tristian Shandie’s life changed forever. With a price on his head and revenge in his heart, he has no choice but to follow in his father’s footsteps to a profession shrouded in secrets. Now his skills as an enforcer for the Demon Overlord are second to none. But dangerous secrets he harbors are a liability he can no longer afford.
A chance meeting with a woman he finds irresistible flips Tristian’s world upside down. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own. Bad boys never appealed to her until Tristian, who changes everything. In his darkest hours she is dragged into his magical world. If they survive, is she strong enough to heal his heart and tame the warlock? Or will their secrets destroy them?
Inside the house, a shadow passed by the huge bay window. She held her breath. Am I really going to go through with this?
Walking up the steps to the house, she paused. Why would he leave such an expensive car sitting out when he had a four-car garage? She was stalling. Straightening her shoulder’s she used the brass doorknocker. There was no answer. She knocked again.
The heavy oak door creaked open. Tristian stood shirtless, his abs rippled as he raised one muscular arm to lean on the doorframe. The skintight blue jeans hung low on his hips and his hair tousled as if he’d not been awake long.
When he stared at her, with those huge blue-gray eyes, tingles careened up her spine. She covered her mouth in case drool pooled in the corners her mouth. He was one sexy male. She sucked in a breath and opened her mouth to speak but nothing came out. A brow arched, he peered questioningly at her then twisted to glance backward into the house. The sunlight streaming through the doorway accentuated several scars across his chest, rib area and a healed slash across his back. Who gets those kinds of battle scars and lives to tell the tale? Not going to ask. Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all.
The corner of his mouth curved up in an inviting sexy-as-hell grin. “Good morning, Hannah. What a surprise.”
Elemental witch, Pepper McKay and former Navy SEAL, Lathen Quartz have built Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on enchanted McKay land. During a romantic interlude on Halloween night, Pepper happily agrees to become Lathen’s wife. What better day than Winter Solstice for their wedding in a town that loves celebrations and Christmas. However, planning a wedding and operating their wildlife center takes a toll on both Pepper and Lathen.
When the couple takes a much-needed break for Thanksgiving with family in Colorado, a Maine snowstorm fills the center with injured wildlife. Lathen finds himself drawn into a covert military mission, while trying to deal with issues with friends and family. Pepper wants to cancel the wedding. Is she having second thoughts? Will the nosy McKay ghosts, Lathen’s werewolf pack, Pepper’s parents, and her best friend help or hinder the wedding and holiday plans?
Fantastic News! Another Five Star Review for A Witch’s Holiday Wedding! Squeee!!!
I had some doubts at first about the pairing of a witch and a werewolf, but author Tena Stetler makes it work! I had a lot fun reading this unique paranormal story and seeing how they solve the problems that cropped up. This was a sweet and charming romance. I hadn’t read the first book in the series (A Witch’s Journey), but I was able to enjoy this book as well. That said, I’m now eager to get my hands on the first book! Ashia – Reading Alley
Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.
Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?
Breaking News on June 15, 2016:
Five Star Review for A Witch’s Journey! Yippie”
Rose Allister says in part:
“The chemistry between the characters sizzles right off the page, and the individual journeys they undertake is a heady ride for the reader as well. A Witch’s Journey was one of those books that made me wish I could hop in the car and visit the setting right then and there–and I was sorry to leave the characters behind at the end. I hope to see more tales from this author–and in Lobster Cove!”
reviews for A Witch’s Journey!
Reading to Unwind in part said:
“I love when the story flows naturally in a book it makes it easier to read. I also loved the descriptions the author used for all the scenery around the book.
I would suggest this as a beach read. It is the perfect read for a sunny day and you wouldn’t want to put it down to long!”
And The Book Junkie Reads said in part:
“I enjoyed the story overall. I love paranormal activities, magic, shifters, witches and the like. There was heated chemistry. Charming setting in Lobster Cover but mainly on the McKay estate. There was just something about the land that got me.”
Summer Dawn Riley is an extraordinary elemental witch with a troubled past that haunts her every day. She turns to yoga to come to terms with what she’s done and to center herself.
Life takes a one eighty degree turn for the witch and her canine companion when she moves to Colorado Springs to take a yoga instructor position. She enrolls in a women’s weapons class at Moon Ridge Gun Club, and meets ruggedly handsome Devlin Sawyer, owner of the facility. A former Navy Seal, he’s sworn off women after two long-term failed relationships. But he can’t deny his attraction to Summer.
Charmed by her sharp wit and intriguing personality, he asks her out to dinner. Summer refuses at first, but something draws her to him like no other. His magic signature is strong, but he’s no warlock. Will Valentine’s Day magic find them a future together?
This is what reviewer Lauren from romance4thebeach has to say about Charm Me. January 11, 2016
You guys! After reading this novella I might actually have to stop saying that paranormal romances aren’t my cup of tea. For some reason I’m always surprised when I come across a paranormal romance that I like, so the fact that I loved this romance was kind of a shock to my system. But you simply can’t help but be drawn in by the simmering electricity between Devlin and Summer. And I’m talking literal electricity here. Romance characters always talk about feeling a spark of passion with their love interest, but in this instance our lovebirds can actually see the sparks between them.
Five Star Reviews for Charm Me.
Peggie Jaeger was Charmed. January 6th, 2016
CHARM ME is part of the Wild Rose Press’s Candy Hearts Romance Series for 2016 and I must say, Tena Stetler charmed me with her story. I love a good tale about lovers who have secrets that may threaten their relationship fulfilling its Happily Ever After promise. Dylan and Summer’s secrets are doozies! I can thoroughly recommend this story to anyone looking for a good tale to tell
Allyson M. Hayes, January 6 2016
Not your average boy meets girl here. When Summer Riley walks into Devlin Sawyer’s gun club and signs up for a protection class it’s clear they both feel the electricity in the Colorado air. But they’ve both got their secrets and suspect the other has one as well. Will they let down their guards and let the other in by Valentine’s Day?
I enjoyed the attraction between the two unconventional characters and found Summer’s dog, Piper, cast perfectly in the supporting role. A great winter read.
Whether you like contemporary, historical, paranormal, extra spicy, med-evil or anything in-between romance, to learn more about the Candy Hearts Series, click the link below.
Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C., is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power players through the activities at his highly successful Wycked Hair Salon. His movie star good looks and body builder physique keeps his dance card full and the rumor mills running. Within these walls, his anonymity is safe, mostly.
Bruce’s world spins out of control when Angelique, a pint size, gorgeous witch, with an attitude breezes through the doors of his salon. She is the younger sister of Tristian, Bruce’s long time trusted enforcer, whose professional skills are second to none. Tristian is furious at the relationship between Bruce and Angelique, a dangerous situation. The undeniable attraction between demon and witch promises to tear apart both their professional and personal worlds.
Five Star Reviews for A Demon’s Witch
By lisa holding on September 25, 2015
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2016 Comfort Foods Holiday Garden Gourmet
My contributions to the recipe book are Savory Meatloaf with a Twist on page 74, as well as, my grandmother’s Old Fashion Divinity recipe, page 170. Feel free to try all the recipes in the book. They’re YUMMY!
2015 Cookies & Cocktails Holiday Garden Gourmet
Old Fashion Peanut Butter Cookies With A Kiss is mine on page 49. Feel free to try all the recipes in the book. They’re YUMMY!
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