Please welcome back the fabulous Tena Stetler to the Tavern! We're celebrating her new release, Chocolate Raspberry Magic. Here's a teaser...
Fire breaks out in Puffin Cove Wildlife Rescue, Trinity and Paul are called in from Salem Sanctuary to help in Tena Stetler’s new paranormal romance/mystery, Chocolate Raspberry Magic. When Magic is unleased, will it bring them closer together or push them apart?
A Message from Tena Stetler and Trinity Shilo
Thank you for inviting Trinity Shilo from Chocolate Raspberry Magic, and me to your Tavern.
My pleasure, Tena. First things first, what genre is Chocolate Raspberry Magic?
Great. I call this segment, Know the Heroine from Chocolate Raspberry Magic. I’ve got some fun questions to help us get to know you. Trinity, let’s get started.
It's late, you’re bored. What do you do?
Curl up on the sofa with a good book in front of a roaring fire with a nice glass of wine. I’m not much of a party girl.
What kind of food would you impulse buy if hungry?
Pizza is always my favorite go to food. Sometimes I make my own from scratch because I like a good whole-wheat crust. Other times, I’ll walk by a pizza place, go in and snag a piece or two.
Describe the kind of clothes you prefer to wear.
Nice jeans, sweaters or t-shirts depending on the weather. I like to look nice even though my work environment can be extremely hard on clothes.
Do you know how to fix things?
My family frowned on my career choice. Their idea of fixing things, is call a repair person. I learned at a young age to depend on myself. The internet is my friend and being mechanically inclined doesn’t hurt either. If it needs to be fixed, I look up on the internet how to do it and get it done. Working for a rescue, there isn’t always money in the budget to hire someone to do it for you. Although, our maintenance man is good, he’s just not always available.
Tell me when you tried to do something and it went badly.
The only thing I don’t attempt to fix is electricity. I learned the hard way that if you cross the wrong to wires, things (heaters, lamps, heat rocks) go boom and smolder. Yep electricity is best left to the professionals.
What are you like first thing in the morning?
I am the first to admit, I am not a morning person. Kinda consider myself allergic to mornings. But the world doesn’t run on my time schedule, so I adjust my night owl tendencies.
How do you act around people who don't know what special talents you have?
Trinity’s head wipped around. Wait, how did you know? I keep my unusual talents to myself. Trinity sends a sideways glance to Tena. We’re going to talk after this.
Oh, no, sounds like I got you in trouble, Tena.
So what’s new. (Tena shrugs.)
Personal vehicle or public transport?
I have my own SUV. Never know when an emergency is going to send you to a new location.
Recycle or toss?
Recycle of course.
Anyone special in your life?
Maybe. Well yes, but my luck with men hasn’t been really good. So let’s just say I admire a co-worker and we’ll see how it goes.
Thanks for stopping by Trinity! Your turn Tena. Tell us a little about Chocolate Raspberry Magic.
Prim and proper Trinity Shiloh is the assistant manager for Salem's Wildlife Sanctuary. She hasn't had much luck in the boyfriend department, but the new employee Paul is different. Deep and brooding she sees something special hidden below the surface. Besides she has secrets of her own.
Paul Thorp is a wounded Special Forces veteran now working in security and computer support. He's fought hard to keep his demons in check and for the first time feels he is ready for a real relationship.
When a fire breaks out at Puffin Cove Rescue, they are called in to help with the recovery and ice cream social fundraiser. Sometimes things are not what they seem, and neither are people. When magic is unleashed, will what they learn bring them closer together or push them apart?
Where in the world did you come up with that name?
LOL My publisher The Wild Rose Press had a call for submissions for One Scoop or Two Summer Ice Cream Series. So I put my two favorite flavors together and you always have to have magic. Besides, have you ever mixed in raspberries in chocolate ice cream. Tastes fantastic.
Okay, I’ll have to try it. Thank you so much for stopping by the Tavern. How about a peek between the pages of Chocolate Raspberry Magic before you leave?
As Trinity walked through the aftermath of the fire, she lifted the yellow and black caution tape and carefully stepped inside the building. Her gut clenched and that feeling of foreboding washed over her again. The farther she ventured into the burnt building the stronger the gut-wrenching feeling became. Something needs my help. This was a new sensation. She took a small flashlight out of her backpack, directed the beam over the scorched debris, and moved the rubble with her toe. Nothing.
One more sweep of the light and she’d return to the others. Probably not supposed to be here anyway. A weak squawk emanated from the far corner of the building. Picking up a scorched stick, she poked at the debris. A puff of smoke rose as she made her way to where the sound came from. Shining the light into the corner, she saw movement. She knelt down and carefully shifted the charred rubble. Laying on its side, head slightly raised, and using a wing in an attempt to right itself was a small parrot. Its little eyes locked on her for a moment before its head lowered to the ground.
Frantically, she glanced around, but there was no one in sight. How far had she ventured without telling anyone? The structure overhead groaned in warning. No time. “Okay little one, it’s you and me. I don’t have much experience at this, but I’ll do my best.” Shrugging out of her backpack, she unzipped it completely. “I’m going to scoop you up in my backpack and get help.” She didn’t raise her voice to call for help for fear of scaring the poor thing.
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Meet the Author
Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance 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. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
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