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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Guest: Tena Stetler #NewRelease A WITCH'S QUANDARY @tenastetler #Magic

I'm happy to welcome Tena Stetler to the blog today. Tena and I write monthly posts for Paranormal Romantics blogsite. Tena has a new release, and she's here to tell us about it. Welcome, Tena.

Hey there Diane! I’m thrilled to be on your fantastic blog today. Thank you for allowing me to share how A WITCH’S QUANDARY, sixth book in the award winning A Demon’s Witch Series came about. All books in the series can be read as standalones.

I was a paralegal for criminal law firms for 18 years before switching to IT for an electrical contracting firm. Got tired of the blood, guts, and egos. Besides mystery and romance, egos is what drove the plot of this story. Sort of. As I am a panster, the characters took off with this one and ran.  It became a battle of egos, power and magic misused. A bit different from the mortal world of Legal battles, but….paranormal or not, the clash of egos and quest for power is very much the same. Someone is going to get burnt. LOL I know of what I speak. Gale, the heroine in the tale, first popped up in A Magic Redemption then insisted that she had a story to tell.  Who am I to refuse a challenge like that?    

A little about A Witch’s Quandary:

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.



A loud pop sounded. Gavin appeared in front of Dillon. “What the bloody hell is going on here? I felt shock waves all the way to me house.” Gavin paused to survey the room then glanced outside. “Quinn and Amos are on their way. Had to interrupt the poker game as there ‘twas a problem at the pub.”

The owl flapped her wings and let out several screeches in succession. Finally, she circled the house and landed on the porch railing clicking her beak angrily.

Gavin glanced at the picture Dillon held. “Good God man, what have you done?”  Gavin tore the picture from his friend and stared at it. “Who’s the woman?”

“An old friend from college. Nothing more. She’s a reporter. I met her for lunch to find out what she knew about a case involving magic, my brother and I are working on. This picture was taken completely out of context.” He took the picture back and glanced at Gale. “We need to sort this out alone. Now.”

“A bit bold of you after that.” With her well-manicured fingernail painted in purple with silver sparkles, Gale pointed at the offending picture and glared at him. “You made your position quite clear when you left. Now a few weeks later you’re here making demands. Take your picture and yourself back to Scotland. Don’t darken my door again.” She whirled around and marched into the kitchen.


Buy links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Witchs-Quandary-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B095291TGN

Amazon UK    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Witchs-Quandary-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B095291TGN

Amazon CA    https://www.amazon.com.au/Witchs-Quandary-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B095291TGN

Amazon AU   https://www.amazon.ca/Witchs-Quandary-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B095291TGN

Ibooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781509236930

Barnes & Noble  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-witchs-quandary-tena-stetler/1139505155

Google Play –  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Tena_Stetler_A_Witch_s_Quandary?id=g9k2EAAAQBAJ

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-witch-s-quandary

     Good Reads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58105770-a-witch-s-quandary?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=jrNqEtBseU&rank=1

Youtube link for book trailer. https://youtu.be/fYkFUpUkwYs

Author bio:

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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 Website: https://www.tenastetler.com

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

IWSG: Quit Writing?


Happy Insecure Writer's Support Group Day. IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. We are rockin' the neurotic writing world!

The awesome co-hosts for the July 7 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, Victoria Marie Lees, Chemist Ken, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

This month's (optional) question: What would make you quit writing?

When I saw the question, I wondered if it had been written just for me. I tell myself and others, with regard to writing one of several unfinished novels, that I'm on hiatus. Some of you may remember the Lil Abner character, Joe Bifspik, the guy under a cloud.

credit: www.bookofjoe.com

That's me. Over two months ago, my oven went out. I called for repair, of course, but thanks to the computer chip shortage, the needed part was on order. Last week, the dishwasher joined the oven and quit working. In the meantime, I broke my wrist, which is now healed, thank goodness. Also during this time, Hubs was in the hospital, then in rehab, home, in the hospital, and, as I write this, he's waiting transport to rehab. Did you know an excess of calcium is dangerous? It can make you so weak you fall. Again and again. Our doc said this (hospital, rehab, home, hospital . . .) could be our new normal. 

Writing? What's that?

I apologize for last month when I visited so very few of you. I'll try to do better this month. Maybe while waiting as the repair guy fixes my oven and dishwasher. I'll bet I could take my computer to rehab while visiting my sleeping husband. (Another thing excess calcium does is make the person fatigued.) Meanwhile, the docs are still trying to figure out what is causing all this calcium in his blood. They can treat the results, but until they know what's causing it, it will keep coming back. 

That's my tale of woe for this month. If all that doesn't make me quit writing, I'm not sure what would. At times, I feel like a fraud for being in a "writers" group, since my writing is non-existent, except for our monthly blog. And, sometimes, the Weekend Writing Warriors. Oh, and a monthly post at Paranormal Romantics. Hey, I am writing, if only a little.

I hope you have a great writing month. Maybe that cloud over my head will go somewhere else by next month.

By the way, two of my books are in Smashwords' Summer Sale, each is the beginning book in a series and each is available for 99 cents.

Click here to find others on the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop. Or go to IWSG on Facebook to see who’s blogging today.