Monday, December 14, 2015

Guest Post: Charm Me by Tena Stetler

Today I welcome Tena Stetler who will be talking about her book Charm Me part of the Candy Heart series by The Wild Rose Press

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a paranormal romance author with an over-active imagination.  To my mother’s chagrin, I wrote my first vampire romance at the age of twelve. My friends loved it, their parents, no so much. I was the weird kid in school, know what I mean?  Writing as always been a passion, but life intervened and I spent a good portion of my adult life as a Paralegal in criminal and general law practices.  Colorado is home, I share with my hubby of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-year-old box turtle.  Any winter evening, you can find me curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a large mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn. 

What do like the most and the least about writing?

What I like most is crafting a story that whisks readers away from their normal lives into a fantasy realm of paranormal romance and intrigue.  My heroes are ruggedly handsome alphas, my heroines are smart, determined women. Both have a strong belief in right and wrong. 
My least favorite is probably edits.  I’m always anxious to write the next book, find out what the characters in my head are going to do next. LOL

Give us a peek into your latest published work?

Charm Me – A Candy Hears novella from The Wild Rose Press available for preorder now, release date of January 6, 2015

Summer Dawn Riley is an extraordinary elemental witch whose troubled past haunts her. She’s created a calm life for herself teaching yoga and keeping people at a distance. Her life takes a one eighty degree turn when she enrolls in a women’s weapons class and meets ruggedly handsome Devlin Sawyer. Devlin, a former Navy Seal, has sworn off women after two long-term failed relationships, but there is no denying his attraction to Summer. She intrigues him like no other woman ever has. Despite her attempts to ignore him, Summer is drawn to Devlin. His magic signature is strong, but he’s no warlock. Will Valentine’s Day magic find them a future together?

What’s next on the writing horizon for you?

Edits on A Witch’s Journey, my novel that was contacted in November then polishing A Vampire’s Unlikely Alliance, the second book in the Demon’s Witch Series.  I’d like to finish my nano project A Wedding For The Holidays and get it ready for submission in time for Christmas 2016.  We’ll see how it all works out. 

Is there anything you want to tell readers?

Let them know that if they are ever wondering what’s next for me, check my website at: . Or sign up for my quarterly newsletter, link is on my website.  Readers can contact me at:

Excerpt for Charm Me:

Getting to her feet, she brushed the dust from her black yoga pants, tugged at the bottom of her bright orange tunic, and flipped the light switch on. A soft glow of florescent lighting flooded the large room, soothing Summer’s nerves. Guess she would never be the same carefree individual she was before the incident. Oh, shake it off. You’re safe and it’s time to get on with life. “Come on Pip, let’s get this place open.”

A massive stone fireplace towered in the corner.  She picked up an arm full of wood and flung it in the general direction. Logs landed in the fire pit and neatly arranged themselves in a tepee shape. With a magic flick of her finger toward the hearth, flames raced up the aspen logs. “That’s better.”

She raised her arms, about to send the yoga mats back to their proper place when the heavy wooden front door creaked open. Piper rushed toward the door, teeth bared and a growl rumbled in her throat. Summer whirled around and yelped as Devlin ambled into the room, black hair tousled and glistening with melting snowflakes. His nonchalance at the dog’s approach surprised her as he slowed to a stop. Piper sniffed around him, backed up a few inches, then stood at alert in front of Devlin.

“You scared the bejeebers out of me.” Summer held her hand to her chest as her heart thundered.
“What are you doing here?”
“Call your guard dog off and I’ll tell you.” The corners of Devlin’s mouth curved up into a smile, a faint light twinkled in the depths of his dark eyes.
“Piper, leave it…come.” The dog gave Devlin a last sideways glance, trotted back to Summer and sat at her side.

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Sandra Dailey said...

It sounds like you have next year all planned out. I envy you. Also, I have to agree about edits. Good luck with Charm Me and all the others, Tena.

Casi McLean said...

I totally agree about editing, but promotion is my least favorite thing about writing because it takes away from that wonderful fantasy land of intrigue. Great post, Tena, and best of luck with all your writing!

Tena Stetler said...

Thanks for stopping by Sandra and Casi. I really appreciate it. And a big things to Marie for hosting me. I do agree with Casi on promotions, it takes so much time away from writing, which I truly enjoy, but gotta do it. LOL

Tena Stetler said...

So how is everyone's Christmas shopping, wrapping, etc coming?