Featured Author – Tena Stetler

Today I’m featuring Tena Stetler and her book A Demon’s Witch.

Best selling author, Tena Stetler, uses her over-active imagination to spin tales of paranormal romance/suspense and cozy mysteries. Her spicy romances spin the adventures of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. From demons to faeries and witches to vampires her intriguing characters take roads less traveled to draw you into exciting tales that  engage the imagination and warm the heart.

Tena’s Inspiration for A Demon’s Witch:

A Demon’s Witch was my debut novel and has remained close to my heart. A Demon’s a-demons-witchWitch hit the market and garnered best seller status. It earned The Romantic Reviews Readers Choice 2016 Nominee in the paranormal romance category.   I love talking about this story.

The ideas begin to percolate as I sat in a beauty salon listening to the chatter from other customers. One woman swore she’d been approached by a vampire want-to-be.

This got me to thinking, which is scary in and of itself. What if the hairdresser was an alpha male, Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere that owned a multi-species salon in Washington DC? Enter a powerful witch, whose beauty caught the eye of the demon on a rainy day when she rushed into his salon. Now, unbeknownst to him, she is not any ordinary witch, but the little sister of the demon’s enforcer. Now you have a romance with unbelievable complications.

The story became a series, but the other planned books in the series took a strange turn when the majority of readers and reviewers clamored for the enforcer, Tristian’s story to be next in line. I’d never considered writing a book on the witch’s brother, the demon’s enforcer. But after mulling it over for several months and publishing three unrelated books,

I am excited to announce A Warlock’s Secrets (Tristian’s story) is awaiting cover art and will be published spring 2017. So please watch for it!

Tena’s contact links:

Website: http://www.tenastetler.com

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I hope you enjoy my blurb and peek into A Demon’s Witch.

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, but something darker threatens them all. Will undeniable attraction between demon and witch tear their worlds apart?

Excerpt:

At two in the morning he awoke feeling her restlessness, listening he heard her soft sobs. He pulled on his black silk lounge pants and grabbed the robe from the foot of his bed. Padding silently in his bare feet down the hall, he paused at her bedroom door just as her anguished scream filled the room. He was at the side of her bed a second later. Gathering her onto his lap, he held her unyielding body to his until her flailing limbs quieted and her troubled violet eyes opened. Cognizant of where she was now and with whom, she flung her arms around his neck and clung tight as shivers racked her slight frame.

Megan came running from the other wing of the house where the staff lived during the week. “Is everything all right?” She peeked inside Angie’s bedroom door.

“Just a nightmare, nothing to worry about. She’s awake now.

“Oh no my Lord,” Megan said in a low frantic whisper.

“Don’t call me that,” he growled, his amber eyes tinged with orange glowed in the dark room.

“Sorry. There’s something dark and dangerous chasing that one.” She nodded in Angie’s direction. “It’s not of this world.”

He lowered his voice and spoke kindly. “Go back to bed, I’ve got this handled.” He paused for a beat exhaling slowly. “For now.”

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A Time For Love Blog Hop – Sexy Chocolate Cakes

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At Valentine’s Day my favorite Valentine treat is Sexy Chocolate Cakes. These cakes ooze chocolate when you cut into them. Mmm! Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients
8 oz Baker’s Semi-Sweet chocolate
½ c butter
4 eggs
½ c sugar
2 Tbsp flour

Grease and lightly flour 6 – 6oz custard cups. Turn on oven 400 degrees

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave on MEDIUM for 3 minutes site well to blend. Set aside.

Bead 4 eggs and sugar with a couple spoonfuls of prepared coffee. Add flour and beat until blended.

Por mixture into custard cups and bake at 400 degrees for 11 – 15 minutes until cakes are puffy and crusted.

Let cool 5 minutes then invert cakes onto dessert plates. You could sift icing sugar, or spoon whip cream beside them.

Dress in your sexiest lingerie and feed this decadent dessert to your lover!

My wonderful publisher, The Wild Rose Press has put all the Candy Heart series books on Sale at 40% off! I’m so excited to say my book RED HOT is one of them.perf5.000x8.000.indd

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact revenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?

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Featured Author – Judy Ann Davis

                                                      UNDER STARRY SKIES

Today I’m featuring author Judy Ann Davis.

Romance happens under Colorado’s starry skies.

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How did “Under Starry Skies” by Judy Ann Davis come about? Since the author had understarryskies-cover-brighter2worked in adult education and understood the value of reading and writing for all adults, the story of school teacher Maria O’Donnell teaching Indian Two Bears to read and write in 1875 seemed plausible for a storyline. Two Bears was a minor but favorite and humorous character in her first book, “Red Fox Woman.” She felt she had to bring him back in the sequel because her readers fell in love with him and his humorous and wily disposition. They also fell in love with the youngest Ashmore brother, Tydall, who’s the story’s hero.

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Blurb:

Hired as the town’s school teacher, Maria O’Donnell and her sister Abigail arrive in the Colorado Territory in 1875, only to find the uncle they were to stay with has been murdered.

Rancher Tye Ashmore is content with life until he meets quiet and beautiful Maria. He falls in love at first sight, but her reluctance to jeopardize her teaching position by accepting his marriage proposal only makes him more determined to make her part of his life.

When their lives are threatened by gunshots and a gunnysack of dangerous wildlife, Tye believes he is the target of an unknown enemy. Not until Maria receives written threats urging her to leave does she realize she might be the target instead of the handsome rancher.

With the help of Tye, Abigail, and a wily Indian called Two Bears, Maria works to uncover her uncle’s killer and put aside her fears. But will she discover happiness and true love under Colorado’s starry skies?

Snippet:

Two Bears reached out and laid a hand on her trembling ones to still her. “Listen closely. You must tell Tye Ashmore and those you trust. You must always carry a weapon with you. Do not take chances. Do not be foolish. Foolish men are the first to die. Take a different path to the school each morning. We need to find your enemy.”

“I don’t know how.” Maria gave a choked, desperate laugh. She watched Two Bears stare with a hawk like gaze at the forest leading to the stable of the manse, then let his eyes encircle the entire wooded area at the edge of the yard.

Finally he spoke in a calm steady voice. “Enemies are not always wise enemies. They get careless. Then we will find him. . .or he will reveal himself.”

You Can Find Judy Ann Davis on:

Website: www.judyanndavis.com

Blog:  www.judyanndavis.blogspot.com

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A Word About The Author

            Judy Ann Davis began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, PA. She holds a degree in Journalism and Communications and has written for industry and education throughout her career.

            Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines, and anthologies, and have received numerous awards.

            When Judy Ann is not behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are

few.

            She is a member of Pennwriters, Inc. and Romance Writers of America, and lives in Central Pennsylvania.

 

Joys of the Season Blog Hop

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Joys of the Season

I am a history buff. I’m lucky enough to have a pioneer village just a few miles from me. For two weekend in December they celebrate Christmas in the Village. At each of the buildings, they have a different traditional Christmas celebration for the 1850 – 1880’s.

At one house, they have a traditional German Christmas Eve. They depict Christmas eve with a fir tree, called Tannenbaum which is usually put up and decorated with real candles, glass balls or straw ornaments and sweets. A star or an angel tops the tree and beneath the tree, a nativity scene might be set up and the homemade presents next to it.

The aroma of baking fills the house, including gingerbread hearts, sugar-roasted almonds, cookies, and stollen.

At the English house, they depict Christmas day, with the homemade presents under the Christmas tree. There are no candles on this tree. On the table were dishes of Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, mulled wine and mincemeat pies.

They also did a demonstration of how to make your own Christmas crackers, which are paper rolled into tubes with small toys or puzzles in them. To start the meal, you would break these open.

At the Scottish house, they depicted New Years, or Hogmanay.  The tradition is you return everything you have borrowed, you sweep the bad luck out the door just before midnight, then form a circle and sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

To ensure good luck for the house, the ‘first foot’ over the door should be male, dark haired and should bring gifts such coal, shortbread, salt, black bun and whisky.

They served shortbread cookies and mead, or mulled wine.

I love celebrating Christmas with such wonderful traditions and we go as a family every year.

We are giving away prizes to two randomly selected winners: 1) an ebook bundle, including books in various genres by various authors participating in the hop (see the list of books at the bottom of this page); or 2) a $50 Amazon gift card. Please visit the main hop page here to see a list of books included in the bundle.

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Participating Authors

  1. Anna Durand Spunk & Hunks
  2. Kayden Claremont
  3. Tricia Schneider
  4. Patricia Kiyono’s blog
  5. KyAnn Waters Blog
  6. Beth Caudill Blog
  1. Tena Stetler
  2. DeeDee Lane
  3. Connie’s Blog
  4. Mary Morgan’s Blog
  5. Casi’s Christmas Magic
  6. M.S. Spencer

My story Timeless Passion is based on the Hogmanay celebration at the Scottish house.

Blacksmith Dougal MacBride walks into his home after a long day and finds strangers TimelessPassion_w9565_750celebrating Hogmanay when it’s just days before Christmas. Confused beyond belief and incredibly aroused by the curvaceous bundle in front of his hearth, he is torn between the need to return to his time or remain in the present with the woman who may be his soul mate.

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New Release – The Warrior in Me by Anita Philmar

Today I’m featuring The Warrior in Me, a Erotic Murder Mystery/ Romantic Suspense by Anita Philmar.

Special Security Agent Sebastian Berlin is eager to track down his partner’s killer. Instead, perf5.000x8.000.inddhe’s assigned the job of baby-sitting a scientist. His boss thinks she’s the key to an Ancient Warrior Prophecy. Science never interested Sebastian, but the know-it-all female standing at the end of his Alaskan dock could persuade him to do a little experimenting. That is, if he can keep his Neanderthal Warrior genes from taking control.

DNA specialist Lily Sinclair is in need of a vacation, or so her over-protective ex-husband tells her. Arriving in chilly Alaska instead of sunny Cancun, she’s tired and cranky and so not in the mood for her bodyguard’s he-man tactics. Still, there’s something about the sexy eye-candy that makes her want to lick him all over even as she’s demanding to go home.

Then Lily’s ex is poisoned, and Sebastian is certain the two murders are connected and she could be next. She knows he’s hiding something, but with the worldwide release of Neanderthal DNA project only days away, she has no choice but to trust him to protect her. But can she trust him with her heart?

Excerpt:

Seconds before his mouth covered hers, she whispered, “Sebastian, I don’t—” The rest of the sentence died under the quick spear of his tongue, seeking entrance into the hot moist haven of her mouth.

The fight he expected didn’t fully materialize. She gasped in shock, and her body stiffened. Then she lifted her hands to his shoulders, leaving the few inches between them vacant.

Tightening his grip, he drew the soft cushion of her breasts invitingly against his chest. All too quickly, he moved past the point of a simple kiss and fed on her unique flavor. He’d gone too long without the seductive touch of a woman. Today, she’d tempted him with the fire of her anger and the gentle concern for him at the loss of his friend. Holding himself in check, he’d resisted until she’d revealed her passion for her research. Now, he couldn’t contain his enthusiasm for her any longer. He ate at her lips, nipping and sucking until they opened wider.

Lily moaned, and he captured the sound, swallowing it as he flicked his tongue against the roof of her mouth. She welcomed him by drawing him deeper. He thrust in and out, over and over mimicking the ancient rhythm of sex.

Determined to sample every inch of the hot, moist cavity, he drank in the rich, sweet nectar. As stimulating as wine, he became drunk on her and tangled his tongue around hers. Time lost meaning. He forgot everything except her hands in his hair, her body plastered against his, the relentless need to consume her.

Somewhere in his subconscious, something reminded him that women didn’t progress from “Hello, it nice to meet you” to “Do you want to go to bed with me” this quickly. On the other hand, maybe, the light tingling of his scalp as she curled her fingers in his hair helped jog his memory. He had to take things a little slower if he wanted to win the girl.

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Bio Anita Philmar

Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.

Influenced by old movies, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where special moments come to life in a great read.

Naughty or Nice?

Read her books and decide.

Website:  http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

Email: anitaphilmar@yahoo.com

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New Release, TARTAN TEMPTATION, 50% off.

My new book, Tartan Temptation is on sale today and my wonderful publisher is giving you a chance to read it for 50% off. Enjoy!

Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her late tartantemptation_w10679_300father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

Excerpt:

She smoothed along the tight fabric covering her thighs. “I’m wearing a skirt.”

He pointed to his kilt. “So am I.”

The corners of her mouth turned up, and his heart warmed. “It’s simple. Just take your skirt here—” He grabbed the front hem of his kilt. “—and hike your leg over the seat.”

Mischief shone in her eyes as she placed her hand where he showed her on her pencil skirt, “You mean like this?” She couldn’t raise her leg very far off the ground. “Mine’s too tight.”

He had already noticed how it hugged her hips. “Then hike up your skirt, lass, and hop on your chariot.”

Before she could reply, a crack of thunder shook the ground and lightening flashed across the sky.

Brodie sensed not only the approaching storm but the storm of emotions raging inside Cora. He couldn’t leave her alone. “Get on the bike. We have to get out of here.” He climbed on the motorcycle, tucking the kilt under him, and extended his hand. “Come.”

She gazed at him for a second, then pulled the strap of her purse over her head, hiked-up her proper, business-length skirt to the point of indecency, and swung her leg over the seat behind him.

He shouldn’t be encouraging her to spend time with him. It was crazy to tempt the gods, but he couldn’t help himself. She was a damsel in distress, and he had to rescue the woman connected to his heartblood.

When Cora wrapped her hands around him, his chest tightened. He struggled to keep his wits about him as he gazed up at the clouds. They had to get to safety.

Gunning the throttle of the motorcycle, they raced down the street to their fate.

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I hope you enjoy my other books, HELL’S BOUNTY, TIMELESS PASSION, and RED HOT all published by The Wild Rose Press.

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AWAITING FATE by J.L. Sheppard

Awaiting Fate is on sale for $.99!

Fate Forgotten, Fated Immortals 2 will be released August 26! It’s your chance to buy Awaiting Fate, Fated Immortals 1, for just $.99 cents!

Awaiting Fate, Fated Immortals I
By: J.L. Sheppard

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Will Cain find Olivia before it’s too late or will their differences tear them apart?

Blurb:

Cain Thaler’s lived more than four hundred years fighting rogue immortals, avenging the AF_LivedInHell (2)family he’d lost. It’s all he’s needed, all he’s wanted. That changes the fateful day he lays eyes on his fated mate. Olivia Waden, a werewolf princess, is nothing like him. Unwilling to give her up, he sets a plan into motion: ignoring his need to claim her, he befriends her.

Despite Cain’s best efforts at friendship, Olivia has fallen hard for him. It is him she dreams of, him she wants as her fated mate. But she is sure he doesn’t feel the same way. In way over her head, she has no option but to run away from the only man she’s ever loved.

Will Cain find Olivia before it’s too late or will their differences tear them apart?

Excerpt:

“What?” She managed the strength to mumble.
AF_LettingHerGo (2)He drew closer, pressing his chest against hers. The heat of his body caressing hers, she grew warm with craving. Helplessly, her gaze drifted to his thick full lips. Her mind wandered. What she’d give for a kiss, a single mind-blowing kiss?
Cheeks flushing, her gaze darted toward his again. “Why are you…” Her body’s desires overwhelming her, she gasped for breath.
“Why didn’t you tell me you were leaving?”
He wasn’t just angry. He was livid, and he was livid with her because she’d left.
She didn’t know what to say, had no excuse, not one she could tell him anyway.
Shutting his eyes firmly, his anger intensified, coiling rapidly against her until she not only felt it but tasted it. Still, she wasn’t afraid. With each passing moment, all she felt was heat, his and hers, and how badly she wanted him.

“Answer me,” he demanded harshly. “Tell me why you left without telling me!”
His tone startling her, she jolted against him, her body rubbing his. A desire so powerful rippled through her and spiraled inside her, pooling liquid between her legs. It clouded her every thought and every action, so as she stared straight into his eyes, she couldn’t remember what he’d said.
Clenching his jaw, he ground his teeth in anger, so close to losing it. “Olivia, tell me!”

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Fate Forgotten, Fated Immortals II to be released August 26!

By: J.L. Sheppard

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 Blurb:

Valerie Matlock’s life revolves around her coven. Young and naïve, she knows little about FF_AMan (2)the immortal war brewing until the night her coven is attacked. In the blink of an eye, the family she loves is gone. Devastated, she lays eyes on the angry demon warrior, Jacob Rhodes. A Guardian, he means her no harm, but she fears him as deeply as she craves him. She has to stay away. She just doesn’t know if she can.

The pain of Jacob’s losses have hardened him. He lives for revenge and uses anger like a shield, keeping everyone at arm’s length. He can’t risk losing more. Tragedy strikes, again, and he’s left caring for his four-year-old niece, Annie. The bright girl deserves better than him. But he can’t give her up, not ever. When he sets his eyes on his fated mate, the powerful witch, Valerie, his life gets twice as complicated. Will she accept him, a demon she fears and his adopted child?

Excerpt:

A beautiful stranger sleeping on his couch.

His heart pounded faster. His chest heaved. Rubbing his sweaty palms against his jeans, a growl escaped his lips. A sense of possessiveness overwhelmed him.

Taking a step closer, he pulled in a breath. Shivers ran through his body. Holding back a groan, his jaw clenched.

Breathtaking.

Fascinating.

Marvelous.

And it was no longer a mystery. The haunting scent was hers.

And it wasn’t just her scent, it was her. Striking, everything about her drew him in. His FF_A Witch (2)body pulsed, desire to hold her, comfort her, protect her welled inside him. Powerful, confounding, and indescribable. Even now, staring at her he was drawn inexplicably. He couldn’t put it into words, but he couldn’t ignore it. He knew what it was and why he couldn’t control it.

She was his fated mate, the woman granted to him above all others, his other half. There was no question.

He couldn’t help what he did next. Ever so slowly, he drew closer. A mere few feet away, he held his hand over her face, craving with every fiber in his being to feel the softness of her skin against his.

Before he could, her eyes snapped open. Painful jolts shot through him. The pain so unbearable it brought him, a demon, to his knees. The current gone a moment later, but the pain hadn’t faded. Every joint, every muscle ached.

And still, all he could think: her eyes were the perfect shade—honey.

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BIO:

J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband and son.  J L Shepard

As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King’s Desire, which was published in January of 2013.

Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

Other Books by J.L. Sheppard:

Demon King’s Desire, Elemental Sisters I: January 2013

Burdened by Desire, Elemental Sisters II: January 2014

Heavenly Desire, Elemental Sisters III: September 2014

Running Wild, Hell Ryders I: June 2016

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Author interview – Tena

Welcome to my blog today Tena. Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up a lonely only child in a single parent home.  My imaginary friends were my most prized possessions, if you can call them possessions. LOL.  I vowed to marry a man with lots of siblings (always thought it would be great to have lots of brothers and sisters), alas, as it turns out my husband and the love of my life too is an only child. To take that one step further, my best friend in the world is also an only child (she married a man with six siblings). But at least we all understand each other and believe me being an only child is not anywhere near as wonderful as portrayed.

When and why did you begin writing?  AWitchsJourney_w10497_med (2)

I began writing as soon as I could read and write.  Fun little stories and stories for my friend’s birthdays, etc.  It was a way to express my over active imagination without getting into trouble. Then life intervened and writing took a back seat for many years.  I was down sized from my job of fourteen years and decided with my hubby’s support the time was now. I had a few unfinished and finished manuscripts. Took them out, dusted them off, edited and polished them and sent one off.  Right time, right place and The Wild Rose Press contracted my first book.  Now, I have four contracted books and am living the dream.  LOL  Which sometimes turns into a nightmare when the characters don’t cooperate, a deadline looms and life careens out of control.  Ever have that happen? Over all I love being a writer.  Making things up for a living, it doesn’t get much better than that. LOL

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Maybe, never thought about it.  Wild life conservation is a topic near and dear to my heart, so I guess that came out in this book. Also a theme runs through all of my book, “Remember the magic to happily ever after.”

What authors have most influenced you?

Why?  Nora Roberts because she can spin a great tale. I like her paranormal tales more than her contemporary romances, and I truly enjoyed The Witness, a bit different for Nora.  More recently Molly Harper, I love her humor, paranormal creatures and entertaining prose. I laugh out loud at her books. Which leads to people looking at me like I’ve lost my mind.  Well okay, that’s not the only reason people look at me like that.

What are you reading now?

Nancy Atherton’s, Aunt Dimity  and The Buried Treasure; and The second in Nora Roberts  Guardians Trilogy, Bay of Sighs. And I’m always reading books from my fellow authors at The Wild Rose Press.

Q: Tell us about your new release. A Witch’s Journey is a story of redemption.  Pepper McKay is outed as a witch in Salem, Mass when she uses magic to save the wildlife sanctuary where she works. Then she inherits the McKay family enchanted property, meets a former Navy SEAL who maintains the property and together they build a wildlife rescue and rehab center. Along the way they each learn to overcome their demons.  But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic.

A Witch’s Journey – Blurb

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?

Excerpt:

Pepper hopped out of the truck and took a deep breath. The ocean breeze brought a mixed scent of brine, sand, sun and kelp. Seabirds whistled and screeched through the air diving into the white crested waves, proudly emerging with dinner. Turning her attention to the land, she noticed beyond the barn, the pond was still there, even a bit bigger than she remembered. Caught up in the smells, sights, and sounds, she didn’t hear someone approach.

“Ms. McKay?”

“Sssshit,” she yelped and whirled around to see a muscular man, well over six feet, with surfer blond hair nearly to his shoulders, tousled by the ocean breeze. Rounding the corner of the cabin, he waved at her as he approached walking with a slight limp. Deeply tanned, he appeared to spend a lot of time outdoors.

“I’m Lathen Quartz. Glad you made it before dark. The road up here can be treacherous after dark if you don’t know where you’re going.  I finished up the enclosed aviary and was getting ready to leave. But now that you’re here, I’d be happy to show you around. Help you get settled.”

“Pepper McKay, call me Pepper.” Extending her hand towards him, she met his gaze. His large aquamarine eyes were mesmerizing, set above the high cheekbones, full lips and a butterscotch five o’clock shadow. She gave her head a shake. “Wait. You built an aviary?”

He shook her hand and smiled, shoving his hands in the pockets of his jeans and rocking back on his heels.

Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://amzn.com/B01F0LRJ7U

Amazon UK  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01F0LRJ7U

Amazon Australia http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01F0LRJ7U

Amazon Canada  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01F0LRJ7U

The Wild Rose Press: http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/4349-a-witch-s-journey.html?search_query=A+Witch%27s+Journey&results=2

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-witch-s-journey-1

Barnes and Noble:   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-witchs-journey-tena-stetler/1123770497?ean=2940158155598

All Romance Books:   https://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html

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 Author’s Bio:  tena7 300-1 (2)

Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author with an over-active imagination.  She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, Tena sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures telling her their tales. Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-year-old box turtle.  Any winter evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.  During the summer you can find her cozied up around a campfire with a good book.

Contact links:

Website: http://www.tenastetler.com

Blog: http://www.tenastetler.com/my-blog

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tenastetler.author

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/TenaStetler

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14187532.Tena_Stetler

The Wild Rose Press: http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/1264_tena-stetler

Amazon:  www.amazon.com/author/tenastetler

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/tenastetler/

 

 

Summer Treats & Reads – Kayden Style

 

TWRP Summer blog hop

Blog – Summer Treats and Reads

What is your best memory of Summer?

I loved sitting on the grass under a tree. The only thing I needed was a cool drink and great book.

We’d make fruit juice slushies in the freezer then scoop them into a cup and sit down for a wonderful afternoon.

Here’s my idea of a summer treat — adult style.

White Sangria Slushie

1 cup dry white wine – preferably Sauvignon Blanc

1 ½ oz brandy

1 ½ oz simple syrup

½ oz fresh lemon juice

1 cup frozen peach slices

Mint sprig

Short straws

Place wine, brandy, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

Place 2 wine glasses in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Pour drink mixture and frozen peaches into blender. Blend till smooth. Divide into glasses by spoon. Garnish with mint sprig and short straws.

Makes 2 servings.

Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts sugar and boiling water, stir to dissolve and store in fridge until chilled.

Food & Drink Summer 2016

My recommendation for a great summer read is RED HOT.

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact perf5.000x8.000.inddrevenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?

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   Check out all the fabulous writers and their blogs
                          in the SUMMER BLOG HOP below!

 

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Sorchias Wild Rose Summer Treats Post | Visit blog

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RV Memory | Visit blog

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Tricia Schneider | Visit blog

4.

Anna Durands Spunk & Hunks | Visit blog

5.

Judy Ann Davis Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

6.

Spicy Summer Treats with Mia Downing | Visit blog

7.

Linda Nightingale. . . Wordsmith | Visit blog

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Jana Richards – Journeys with Jana | Visit blog

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Summer Memories of books well read @ Peggy jaeger. com | Visit blog

10.

Summer on Cape Cod ~ Kathryn Knight books | Visit blog

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Summer Fun at the Beach, with Katie OSullivan | Visit blog

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I Believe Ill Go Canoeing – C. B. Clark | Visit blog

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Summertime Love is Sweeter with. . . Frozen Mango? @ Kimberly Keyes blog | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop @ Brendas Blog | Visit blog

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Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

16.

Midsummer Magic on the Isle of Skye! | Visit blog

17.

My Guilty Summer Treats from Lori Sizemore | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Hywela Lyns post for the WRP Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Press Summer Treats & Reads | Visit blog

21.

Camping is a Recipe for Summer Treats and Reads | Visit blog

22.

The Snarkology | Visit blog

23.

Summer Survival Tips @ Nitty Gritty Romance | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

25.

Nell Castle – Summer of the Sweat Lodge | Visit blog

26.

Myth, Magic & Wonder Susan Edwards, Breathing Life into the Past | Visit blog

27.

Romance with Spice, Sydney St. Claire | Visit blog

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Author Kat de Falla | Visit blog

29.

Anni Fife. Exciting new author of Steamy Romance with Irresistible Heroes | Visit blog

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Summer Vacation, Victorian-Style, AND a Giveaway | Visit blog

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Wildfires, Monsoons, and Mojitos – Author Susabelle Kelmer shares how she keeps cool in a climate that is on fire! | Visit blog

32.

Casi McLeans recipe for Hot Reads and Cool Treats | Visit blog

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Cool Summer Reads: Jeannie Halls Romantic Suspense Blog – Where Hearts Tremble From More Than Attraction | Visit blog

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Summer treat – Adult Slushie | Visit blog

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How to Rediscover the Magic of Bicycling | Visit blog

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Charlottes Tips on How to Stay Cool in HOT New York City | Visit blog

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Caryn McGill | Visit blog

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Hywela Lyns Inrerplanetary Summer | Visit blog


 

Interview with Ember Leigh

Welcome Ember. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Ember Leigh, erotic romance author, aspiring mermaid, and perpetual vagabond. I’m  in Ohio at the moment with my husband; we’ve spent the last few years living in South America, but I needed some good quality time with my family and friends up here. We’re always dreaming of new places to visit and sometimes live. Wanderlust is a serious affliction! I think all the places we visit seeps into my writing. It’s constant inspiration.

When and why did you begin writing?

I was around age 8 or 9 when I knew, down to my bones and back, that I was meant to be a writer. I read voraciously as a girl, and somewhere between being fascinated by outer space and all those books I read, I knew that author was my only destination in life. My first stories were tapped out on an old Commodore 64 my parents had. I wrote my first “novel” by age 9, based on a dream I had about visiting the moon.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Probably tons of messages, some I’m not even aware of! What I like most about “A New York Minute” is that Paige and Josh try to be the masters of their own universes—and they are, to some extent. But they just couldn’t control that one wild card, finding true love. And that’s one of my favorite messages: despite our best laid plans and goal-setting and determination, there’s always going to be something you never planned on stepping in your way. And though it might look like your worst nightmare (like Paige losing her dream job), there’s always a silver lining.  And the end result might be better than your wildest dreams!

What authors have most influenced you? Why?

My first, most indelible influence was Douglas Adams. Beyond him, there’s also Michel Faber, Stephen King, and Jennifer Crusie.

What are you reading now?

I’m just wrapping up “Zen in the Art of Writing” by Ray Bradbury, with plans to start “The Silvers” by J.A. Rock and “Death’s Redemption” by Ishabelle Torry next!

What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?

The em-dash, HANDS DOWN! I am a self-proclaimed addict to the em-dash—there’s no better, more solid line in the history of punctuation.

Tell us about your new release. a-new-york-minute

Paige Alexander, successful host of A New York Minute, adores her job and will do anything to save the show that’s her brainchild. But when IBC, fronted by Josh Lambert, buys NYCBC, Paige’s show is cancelled, and her choices are unemployment or a non-starring role on a new show co-hosted by Jerk Lambert, a man who makes her hotter than hell in every way.

Having scaled the golden rungs of the corporate ladder, Josh doesn’t do relationships or complicated. Promised a multimillion dollar payday if he turns Wakin’ Up—the show that replaced Paige’s—into a hit, Josh kisses uncomplicated goodbye when she shows up. The woman fascinates and terrifies in equal measure, and he’s suddenly questioning the value of gold versus the value of her. Forced together in an Hawaiian paradise, the steam just keeps rising—on set, in the sauna, and in the narrowing distance between them.

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/New-York-Minute-Ember-Leigh-ebook/dp/B018CQERU2

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-new-york-minute-ember-leigh/1123004445?ean=2940158065910

TWRP: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/wildcatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=182&products_id=1078

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anewyorkminute-1935884-149.html

Author Bio: Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides in South America with her Argentinean partner, a detail she uses to justify her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature. In addition to romance novels, she also writes travel articles, maintains three blogs, and continually attempts to complete a mildly-gripping short story. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, travels the world, and eats lots of vegetables. Visit her blog at www.emberleighromance.com.