We finally got some rain in this rainy city over the weekend. It's been a long dry spell as I have mentioned. I'm enjoying the cooler temperatures and hope you get some relief soon if you're going through a bit of a heat wave in your home town.
Today we have author Tena Stetler popping in for a chat before we get to her new novel.
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
TS: Caden Silverwind is a warrior angel that lives alone in Colorado's rugged Rockies, healing from physical wounds as well as the mental anguish suffered during battles with dark demons. All he wants is to be left alone to figure out where he goes from here. He’s unsure whether he’ll ever be fit for battle again. On his routine morning walk, he finds a woman barely clinging to life after a horrendous beating. He is not prepared for the entanglement she brings to his life, nor the feelings she awakens in him.
SC: Just the mention of a warrior angel tells us he has a big cross to bear, so to speak. Angels aside, do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
TS: Yes I do. Both my mother and grandmother have passed on. On occasion usually when I am upset about something, I can smell their perfume, Lily of the Valley and Lilac. I don’t have anything like that in my home. So I guess they are checking in on me.
My experience at the Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado was at the performance of Dracula by the Imperial Players in early 1990’s. The performance was excellent, but the strong feeling of someone watching, icy patches and pressure on my arm and lower back, when no one was there. The hair on the back of my neck stood straight up. I turned around again and saw a white nearly transparent outline disappearing out the door at the top of the theater stairs. After meeting the cast in the lobby for an autograph session, my family and I quickly exited the hotel and raced to the safety of our vehicle, thankful that we hadn’t booked a room. Looking back on the experience, was it the performance of Dracula in the supposedly haunted hotel that caused my imagination to run wild, or was there really something there? I admit to having an overactive imagination, but not that time. There was something there.
SC: I have a theory that some entities like to hang out in theatres because they like the drama. Perhaps in more ways than one. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
TS: The fifth book in A Demon’s Witch Series, A Magic Redemption, is in edits. I’ve also started a new book for Deerbourne Inn Series that my publisher The Wild Rose Press has put together. Several authors will be penning their own books set in Willow Springs, Vermont for the series. Mine will be a Paranormal Romance. It’s fun to work with other authors to create stories within the same town and using some of the same characters.
SC: Sounds fun! Thanks for dropping by today. Let's take a look at your novel now.
A Demon’s Witch’s Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: August 6, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5092-2142-4 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-5092-2143-1 Digital
Number of pages: 408
Word Count: 98,000
Cover Artist: Kristian Norris
Tagline: Warrior angels are forbidden to fall in love…sometimes fate has other ideas.
Fallen warrior angel, Caden Silverwind, lives alone in Colorado's rugged Rockies, healing from physical wounds as well as the mental anguish suffered during battles with dark demons. Then he finds a woman barely clinging to life after a horrendous beating. He is not prepared for the entanglement she brings to his life, nor the feelings she awakens in him.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent, Mystic Rayne’s personal dilemma and assignment nearly gets her killed. Divine intervention is a complication she never expected and her growing attraction to Caden is undeniable. Can she trust him with her secret?
Their quest to uncover her attacker takes them from the pristine mountains in Colorado to the wilds of Wyoming. Along the way, they find answers which may place them in more danger. Determined to solve the mystery, they must also navigate their feelings and fears to find love and unite heaven and earth.
Sunrise brought an orange glow spreading over the top of Independence Pass, bathing the valley in warm golden shards of sunlight. Caden stood on the ridge with wings spread, brushing the breeze and absorbing the sun’s warmth. Feels better than yesterday. Finally, I’m gaining some strength back. It was time to move on to Maroon Bells and the lake to enjoy summer in the Rocky Mountains. Carefully, he tucked his wings in and picked his way down the trail. Dislodged rocks and sticks bounced down the path ahead of him as he stopped to admire the view and noticed something in the brush.
She lay naked, battered, and beaten several yards off the trail. Her long, straight black hair fanned around her head, tangled with twigs and bits of grass. Caden moved silently toward her, stopped, and picked up a Bureau of Indian Affairs ID a few feet from where she lay. He stuffed it in his pocket while watching the surrounding area for signs of her attackers. Kneeling down at her side, he saw scratches and bruises on her high-sculpted cheekbones and her full lips had a shading of blue around them. He placed his hand lightly on her chest, felt a weak heartbeat and sensed a brave soul unwilling to give up. God, this is the last thing I need.
About the Author:
Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them.
Well, okay there are a few companion animals to round out the tales. Travel, a bit of mystery, and adventure flourish in her books.
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