Title: A Witch’s Journey
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.
Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?
“What the hell are you doing here, and what have you done to my dog?” Pepper shouted flinging the log to the ground and yanking her cell phone out of her pocket. She tapped in 9-1-1, the operator answered on the first ring. “This is Pepper McKay.” That was all she had time to say, so she left the line open. When she circled her arm above her head, the wind picked up. As she spread her fingers wide, the rain came down in sheets, lightning streaked through the night sky, and thunder shook the ground. The dog glanced up at Pepper, blood clouding its eye, barked once, and barreled into the woods. Mr. Green started to get up off the ground, and Pepper shoved her foot on top his chest. “Don’t move. Or I’ll…”
“You’ll what?” Mr. Green rolled to the side and grabbed Pepper’s leg. Slick due to the rain, he couldn’t hold on and Pepper kicked his side and jumped out of reach.
She sliced her arm through the air. Unseen forces slammed Mr. Green to the ground. His eyes glowed an eerie green. Pain erupted in Pepper’s head. He was drawing on her magic. Suddenly, a rainbow shower of knife-sharp feathers zoomed out of the cabin door, across the air, and sliced through the man’s clothes, pinning him to the ground. Red and blue flashing lights reflected against the cabin’s wet exterior. The sirens’ wail echoed all around her, and Kaylee’s scream broke through the chaos, then everything went black.
Lathen slammed on the brakes as he turned into the driveway behind the police vehicle. A rainbow of slivers rose from the ground and streaked into the cabin. He rubbed his eyes, shook his head, and jumped to the ground searching for Pepper. The 9-1-1 call came in at the police station as he’d finished the wiring and was testing the computers. When he arrived, she was lying on the ground, and Kaylee circled above her screeching. As he knelt over her, she bolted upright.
“She’s hurt, Ember’s hurt. She tried to protect me. We gotta find her.” Pepper struggled to her feet, pushing Lathen aside. He grabbed her arm, and she wobbled righting herself against his massive chest.
“You’re not going anywhere,” he said firmly.
She twisted out of his arms. “Yes, I am, and you’re going to help me. Don’t you understand, she tried to protect me. Green swung at her with that metal pry bar, connecting above her eye. She was bleeding profusely and may have a head injury. She’ll die without our help,” Pepper wailed. Still woozy, she staggered forward, then fell against Lathen’s shoulder, looking toward the trees.
Officer Harris frowned and shot Lathen a look. “Everything all right over here?”
Lathen nodded. “Yes, we’re good. Apparently, Mr. Green hurt her dog.”
Nate Harris hauled Mr. Green to his feet and propped him against the huge tree in the front yard. “What is going on here?”
Mr. Green mumbled something about being attacked by a huge black monster and a flying demon from hell. Once the paramedics cleaned him up and determined his injuries were not life-threatening, he refused treatment, and Office Harris placed him in the back of the squad car.
Lathen took hold of Pepper’s shoulders. “Okay. Okay. Calm down. Do you know where she ran off too?” Leaning toward her, he whispered, “You know she won’t let anyone near her.”
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A candle light dinner at home in front of a cheerful fire.
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Best-selling author, Tena Stetler writes 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 her 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.
Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, you can find her kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors. During the winter sometimes she’s curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
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