Please welcome back to the Tavern the wonderful Tena Stetler! We're celebrating her new release, A WARLOCK'S SECRET. I'm currently reading it now, and it's a page turner. I'm serving fresh lemonade and strawberry tarts. Get comfy and lets find out what Tena has to say about her new book, and series.
Let’s talk a little about your Demon’s Witch Series. What started it all?
A Demon’s Witch, was born in a hair salon from a song. I brainstormed with my hubby a few questions that were bouncing around in my brain after the conversation with my hairdresser. What if the hairdresser is really a ruggedly handsome demon overlord? What if a powerful witch breezed into his salon and the attraction was undeniable? What if the salon is multi-species catering to mortals and paranormal creatures alike is located in Washington DC? Adds a new dimension to our concept of DC, doesn’t it? After A Demon’s Witch became a best seller, I continued working on the series drafting out three more books, then Tristian intervened.
A Warlock’s Secrets, now the second book in the series, came to fruition after several readers and a couple of reviewers asked or assumed Tristian’s story was next in the Demon’s Witch Series. In truth, I’d never considered writing his story. He was the Demon Overlord’s enforcer/assassin, for heaven’s sake. Tristian challenged me at every cotton pick’n turn of the story. But after delving into who he really is and what he wants, come to find out, he has a strong moral compass and when love comes his way he is fiercely protective and everything Hannah is looking for in a mate, even if she didn’t know it.
Hannah is a strong, smart woman in cyber security and doesn’t take Tristian’s crap. He likes the challenge and the strong personality of Hannah. Blending their job responsibilities, personal lives, emotional baggage into a relationship was a tall order. Then 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?
Thanks for sharing more about the creative process in your series, Tena. I'm looking forward to more stories, too!
A sneak peek between the pages of A Warlock’s Secrets:
Panic set in, her brain wouldn't engage and her mouth took off on its own. "I..I didn't mean to wwake you. Only wanted to apologize for whatever I said the other night that pissed you off," she stammered." God -- Can I embarrass myself anymore? Her cheeks felt like they were on fire as she whirled away from him in an attempt to compose herself. When she turned around, he’d leaned one shoulder against the doorframe, crossed his arms over his sculptured chest, but his smoldering gaze over her body should have incinerated the clothes she was wearing.
Resting her hand on her hip she tilted her chin up, her gaze met his. "Like what you see?" Oh my god, where did that come from? Her hand flew to her mouth again. "Anyway, I'm sorry." She turned and sprinted down the steps. By the time she reached her car, he was leaning nonchalantly against her driver’s side door. "How did you do that?"
"Practice." He blinked at her. "Why don't you come in and have a cup of coffee, obviously you are having caffeine withdrawals. I warmed up a couple of cinnamon rolls and apple fritters. Would you like one?" Not waiting for an answer, he sauntered up the steps.
Her knees went weak, she licked her lips.
A Warlock’s Secrets, second book in the Demon’s Witch Series is available in print or ebook at:
About the Author:
Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author with an over-active imagination. With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures telling her their tales. Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Tena’s books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Well, okay sometimes there are a few companion animals included to round out the tales.
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Mary, I’ve had a wonderful time, thanks so much for inviting me! One day soon we’ll have to chat about your enviable trip to Scotland, Ireland and England! But I gotta ask, did you find inspiration in the highland mists or the ancient castles? Were you transported to another time or place? Glad you’re back!
I had a phenomenal time, Tena! I'll share more about my vacation on another post one day. Thanks for visiting the Tavern! All the best