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Stolen Magic and Malice in "A Witch's Quandary" by Tena Stetler

Please welcome back my friend and sister Rose (The Wild Rose Press), Tena Stetler! I invite you to step into Tena's magical world with her latest new release, A Witch's Quandary!

The Tavern is serving apple cider and pumpkin bread, so grab a mug and let's hear what Tena has to say...


A Message from Tena Stetler

Hey Mary!

What’s on the menu today? Something smells fantastic!

It’s been a while since A Witch’s Quandary’s release on July 12, 2021. I gotta tell you, regardless of release number one or in this case number fifteen, the nerves nearly get the best of me. Will my readers enjoy the book? Will they hate it? Will it sell? I guess it’s the nature of being an author. The promotion whirlwind for weeks to months after the release is enough to drive you crazy. While, I’m mostly quite organized, with spreadsheet in hand. But I did miss a few things early on. However, the excitement of holding the print books in my hand never ever gets old. Although this time around, it was a little later than usual. My book order got lost. Can you believe it?

The book launch and pre-orders went well. If I had it to do over again,(and I will in January of 2022, when my next book comes out) I would have started just a couple weeks later. Sales dropped off a few weeks after launch then bounced around more than usual. Is it due to the early pre-order blitz? Maybe. Or just the strange year 2021 has been. The reviews are spectacular. Over all I’m pleased with the reception my wonderful readers gave A Witch’s Quandary. I really loved writing the book. (I admit, I say that about each book.) LOL

One more thing, keep an eye out for An Angel’s Wylder Assignment in January of 2022. It’s a bit out of my wheelhouse being a time travel, historical, paranormal Wyld West adventure. LOL The book continues the saga of Killian and Chinoah from An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement (book four from A Demon’s Witch and is also a standalone).

How about we discuss the Top 10 Reasons You Should Read A WITCH’S QUANDARY.

1. A Broken Engagement leads to the discovery of stolen magic and malice.

2. You love stories set in Ireland and Scotland.

3. Find out why Dillon is summoned back to Scotland and why did Gale refused to leave Ireland.

4. Someone is being blackmailed.

5. A hidden secret in Gale’s family is brought into the light that puts them in danger.

6. There is the cutest puppy introduced into the story. Yes, she almost steals the story and quite a few scenes.

7. Find out what rare magical talent Gale possesses.

8. Secrets abound in this story and what are Dillon’s father and brother are hiding?

9. You get to revisit characters from the other books in the series.

10. You need a break from your ordinary world to be swept into a romantic, fantasy adventure tinged with mystery that you may never want to leave.

As always it’s a pleasure to visit your Tavern, Mary!

Gale's engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.

Becoming a Solicitor, then partner in the family law firm was never Dillon's dream. Now it's his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited. Something is terribly amiss in the firm and family.

During Gale and Dillon's investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch's council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family in Scotland.

Purchase your copy HERE!


Sneak preview from A Witch's Quandary

“This is an outrage. It’s my firm.” Bram bellowed slamming his fist down on the table. Sparks flew in all directions creating a red-hot spider web of power crackling across the tabletop. Everyone at the table scrambled back or stood. Dillon caught the malevolent spark in his father’s eye a split-second after Gale. She had already brought her hands together, the room sizzled as she conjured a ball of fire and with a few words sent the witch fire and spell at him.

“What have you done?” Bram screeched as the fire and spell hit him center mass. “Witchfire too? Bitch.” He slid to the floor.

Iris ran to his side, tears spilling her cheeks, she wiped his sweat-soaked brow with a napkin. “You just couldn’t stop, could you? What did you do? Make a deal with the devil? We should have put a stop to it. To you. But…” She helped him into a chair. “I’m afraid you’ve messed with the wrong witch, this time. Brought this on yourself. You did. But I won’t let you take this family—the firm—down with you.” Giving his shoulders a little shake, she gazed into his shocked eyes. “What have you done?”

Bram slowly shook his head and murmured, “It’s my firm.” He raised his gaze and glared at Gale pointing a bony finger at her. “You’ll pay for this.” Then turned his attention to Dillon. “I told you nothing good would come from aligning yourself with this witch. Her blood is not pure. Diluted by the Fae power of her…” He broke off.

Dillon stood at Gale’s back his hands steady and supportive on her shoulders as she said nothing for several beats. Eventually, she turned her emerald green eyes to him and held his gaze. “I couldn’t let him divide the family with that dark magic. I tempered my deadly witch fire with the spell.” She tore her gaze from Dillon’s, touching her fingertips to the scorched marks radiating across the table stopping an inch from the edge all around. “If he’d succeeded, there’d been no turning back. If the tendrils of that spell had left the table and reached one of you…” She shook her head.


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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