A Warlock’s Secrets
Demon’s Witch Series, #2
by Tena Stetler
Date of Publication: June 14th 2017
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Cover Artist: Kristian Norris
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: In his darkest hours she is dragged into his magical world. If they survive, is she strong enough to heal his heart and tame the warlock?
Years ago a sacred ceremony at the Dragon’s Moon Coven, turned deadly. Son of the high priestess, Tristian Shandie’s life changed forever. With a price on his head and revenge in his heart, he has no choice but to follow in his father’s footsteps to a profession shrouded in secrets. Now his skills as an enforcer for the Demon Overlord are second to none. But dangerous secrets he harbors are a liability he can no longer afford.
A chance meeting with a woman he finds irresistible flips Tristian’s world upside down. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own. Bad boys never appealed to her until Tristian, who changes everything. In his darkest hours she is dragged into his magical world. If they survive, is she strong enough to heal his heart and tame the warlock? Or will their secrets destroy them?
He offered his hand to Hannah as she stood, wrapped an arm around her waist and guided her out of the diner. "How about a ride up the coast?"
"Sure as soon as you explain how you held those teens down without touching them." She smiled up at him knowingly. "And don't give me that crap about telling me or killing me."
A slight grin curved the corners of his mouth. "How about on an as needed basis and you don't need to know?"
A soft laugh bubbled up from her throat. "If I had to guess, I'd say you're a warlock with well-honed powers." She tilted her head up towards his. "Would I be right?"
HIs grin faded replaced with a stormy expression. "Where would you get that absurd idea? They merely tripped and had trouble getting up. I suggested they stay put until the police showed up. Simple as that."
"Right. Well on that note, I'll see myself home." She turned to her car and opened the door.
For a moment, he considered letting her go. Women are more trouble than they’re worth anyway. That's when the meddling voice of Birch wafted through Tristian's mind. She's moved on, so should you. Damn faeries anyway. I'm sure he's using some kind of magic to do this to me.
"Okay, you win. But only if you tell me why you are disguising your magic signature." He leaned against the car a smirk on his face.
Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author 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. With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, Tena sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures telling her their tales. Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-year-old box turtle. Any evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them.
I hope to get the third book in the Demon’s Witch series published this year, I’ve signed a contract and am working on edits for A Vampire’s Unlikely Alliance. Then I want to finish up another project that started out as a stand-alone and turned into a three book series.
Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
I’ve always had an over-active imagination, so stories seem to flow naturally from me. As an only child, I had a whole cast of imaginary friends I spent time with. Now, I put them on paper. Unfortunately, that’s also why I can’t watch scary or suspensefully TV programs before bed, otherwise I have to leave all the lights on in the house. Hubby doesn’t appreciate that.
Do you have a character that you have been working on for a long time that still isn't quite ready, but fills you with excitement to work on the story?
Oh, she is finally ready, I think. That’s the story that started out a stand-alone and is now a three book series. It’s about a CIA operative that quits the agency to return to her home town and small town life, but it’s not what she expected.
If you could spend one-week with five fictional characters, who would they be?
Matthew and Diana from Discovery of Witches by Debra Harkness.
Cooper and Moonflower from How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper.
Peter Pan – because I don’t want to ever grow up. LOL
Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I’d like to visit Ireland and Scotland for one full year. Explore the many castles and immerse myself in the culture and lore. Research for future books, you know. <grin>
Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
I am working on the sequel to Charm Me, a Candy Hearts Novella published in 2016. I knew the characters where not done with me at that time. Now a whole group of additional characters have joined the original cast. I’m really excited to see where the characters take me.