Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Feature: Chatting with author Tena Stetler

Today I'm chatting with my friend Tena Stetler, a fellow author with The Wild Rose Press. 

Hi, Tena! Tell us a little about yourself, and what kind of books you like to read and write.

I have an over-active imagination and love magic so writing paranormal romances comes naturally.   I penned (okay, penciled) my first vampire romance at the age of twelve, to the chagrin of my mother and the delight of my friends. Colorado is home; shared with my husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-year-old box turtle.  Any winter evening, you can find me curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn, if I’m not working on a new novel.
I like to read cozy mysteries, paranormal romance , science fiction and fantasy.  I try not to live in reality too often.  My writing passions are paranormal romance, romantic suspense and cozy mysteries with magic spark.
What's your favorite part of being an author? 

Making stuff up. Telling a story. LOL  Seriously…. For me crafting a romance is all about RESPECT, TRUST and LOVE. Only my characters are of the paranormal persuasion. I want to create a memorable love story with characters that will grab hold of your heart, hang on long after you’ve read the last word and closed the book with a sigh.

What's your approach to writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?

Definitely go with the flow.  I couldn’t plot my way out of a paper bag.  The couple times I’ve tried, the characters took off in a different directions before I got to the second plot point.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

The ability to create calm around and in others.  Seems this world is so fraught with tension and stress, it would be nice to create a calm for people and yourself, even if it’s only for a little while. 

Tell us about your new/latest release! 

A Demon’s Witch has been out for a while, but it would make a great Christmas present for people who love an exciting spicy romance with a happy ending of course.  

About the Book:

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. The undeniable attraction between demon and witch promises to tear apart both their professional and personal worlds.

Excerpt for A Demon’s Witch:

Suddenly, he felt the magic aura shift and switched his attention to the front door. She breezed in, hair like spun gold flowing to her waist, with a seductive yet regal body and a sway to her hips that should be illegal even in DC. She wore a snug rose and cream colored sweater, cut low enough he could see the swells of her rounded breasts, tailored black slacks that fit her cute ass like a glove and four-inch spike heels. She paused in the center of the salon, wet from the sudden spring storm, and lowered the briefcase she’d used as an umbrella. Her sparkling violet eyes glanced up to the mezzanine where Bruce stood watching. Blatantly her gaze wandered over his well-muscled body, undressing him piece by piece, until he felt naked. He shook his head slightly and smoothed his shirt and slacks with his hand, just to make sure he was still wearing them.

Okay, you’re casting the movie version of your novel – who would you choose for the main characters? We’re talking dream cast.

Julianne Hough and Joe  Manganiello

Yum! Okay... Where can readers find your book and where can they find you online?

Buy Links for A Demon’s Witch

Coming January 6, 2016, CHARM ME – You’re going to LOVE it! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. For more info see my web site at

Thanks for visiting today, Tena! Happy Holidays!


  1. Thanks for stopping by today, Tena!Best of luck with your books!

  2. Thanks for having me. Where did all the comments go? There were several earlier. Huh?

  3. This blurb sounds delightful, Tena! And I love your superpower--it is sorely needed!

  4. Tina, you already have this super-power! Everyone does! When in a tense, not calm situation, all you have to do is keep quiet, breathe deeply, and let calm be your center. You'd be amazed how much it will calm a situation down, just one person being peaceful. :)


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