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Charm Me by @TenaStetler is a Love and Romance Festival pick #99c #paranormalromance #pnr #giveaway
Title: Charm Me
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery
Summer Dawn Rylie’s an extraordinary elemental witch whose troubled past haunts her. She’s created a calm life for herself teaching yoga and keeping people at a distance. Her life takes a one eighty degree turn when she enrolls in a women’s weapons class and meets ruggedly handsome Devlin Sawyer.
Devlin, a former Navy Seal, has sworn off women after two long-term failed relationships, but there is no denying his attraction to Summer. She intrigues him like no other woman ever has. Despite her attempts to ignore him, Summer is drawn to Devlin. His magic signature is strong, but he’s no warlock. Will Valentine’s Day magic find them a future together?
Getting to her feet, she brushed the dust from her black yoga pants, tugged at the bottom of her bright orange tunic, and flipped the light switch on. A soft glow of florescent lighting flooded the large room, soothing Summer’s nerves. Guess she would never be the same carefree individual she was before the incident. Oh, shake it off. You’re safe and it’s time to get on with life. “Come on Pip, let’s get this place open.”
A massive stone fireplace towered in the corner. She picked up an arm full of wood and flung it in the general direction. Logs landed in the fire pit and neatly arranged themselves in a tepee shape. With a magic flick of her finger toward the hearth, flames raced up the aspen logs. “That’s better.”
She raised her arms, about to send the yoga mats back to their proper place when the heavy wooden front door creaked open. Piper rushed toward the door, teeth bared and a growl rumbled in her throat. Summer whirled around and yelped as Devlin ambled into the room, black hair tousled and glistening with melting snowflakes. His nonchalance at the dog’s approach surprised her as he slowed to a stop. Piper sniffed around him, backed up a few inches, then stood at alert in front of Devlin.
“You scared the bejeebers out of me.” Summer held her hand to her chest as her heart thundered.
“What are you doing here?”
“Call your guard dog off and I’ll tell you.” The corners of Devlin’s mouth curved up into a smile, a faint light twinkled in the depths of his dark eyes.
“Piper, leave it…come.” The dog gave Devlin a last sideways glance, trotted back to Summer and sat at her side.
“Beautiful Chow and well trained too.”
“She is. Now, what can I do for you?” This is the last thing I need this morning.
“I found my schedule flexible this morning, so swung by to see if you could join me for a cup of coffee. We can discuss the special offer you extended.” Devlin’s smile turned seductive, causing her to blush and look away for a moment. She breathed in his woodsy scent, with just a hint of citrus. Unusual, but quite masculine and refreshing. She liked it.
“Can’t, I’m sorry. It’s my turn to open the studio this morning.”
“A bit prickly in the morning?”
“No.” She paused. “Well, maybe.” There was something about this man. “Could I get a rain check?” She held his gaze for a couple of beats then averted to the tangle of mats.
Piper remained close to Summer’s side eying Devlin suspiciously.
“You’re free to join any yoga class I’m teaching.”
Devlin’s gaze darted from the fireplace to the mats strewn over the floor and settled on Summer. “Sure—But I can do better.” He backed out and held the door open with his foot as he bent down. When the door banged shut, he stood inside with a large insulated cup in each hand that sported a coffee house logo. “I thought you might say that.” He stepped closer waving one of the cups toward her.
She inhaled deeply. “Smells wonderful. A mocha latte? How’d you know?”
“Lucky guess.” Devlin handed her a steaming cup, froth bubbling out the little hole in the top.
He removed the lid from his cup and blew across the hot liquid. After he took a sip, he pointed the cup towards the yoga mats. “Appears the mats were unruly this morning.” His eyes sparkled with amusement as his lips twitched.
“Yeah—well—it happens,” she said with a smirk and took a sip of the steaming liquid then sat the cup on a nearby table. Summer started to pick up the mats, roll them, and stack them in the correct location.
“I see,” Devlin said, a brow arched, he moved to stand in front of the fireplace, his hands held to the warmth. “Nice fire, feels good this morning.” After a few beats, he strode over and began to scoop up the mats, rolling them up as he’d seen her do.
“Thanks, but you don’t need to do that.” Her pulse increased. Did he see me use magic to start the fire? She pushed the thought away.
“It’s purely self-serving. At least this way, I get to spend time with a pretty lady. Even if she refused my offer.”
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E-book is on sale for 99 cents at Amazon only from Feb. 3- 18:
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What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?
Writing feel good books. Whisking people away from their ordinary world into a romantic, fantasy adventure from which they may never want to return. Most of my characters are of the paranormal persuasion. I want to create a memorable love story with spice and adventure. Characters that will grab hold of your heart and hang on long after you’ve read the last word and closed the book with a satisfied sigh.
I was thrilled while reading a review on my last book. It read in part, “When the story was finished, I wanted to touch my kindle and disappear into the world Tena Stetler created.” This statement made my heart sing!
Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:
Candy and chocolates are cliché (though I do love dark chocolate covered caramels)
But a curled up with your special person in front of a crackling fire, with a big mugs of hot chocolate lot of marshmallows sprinkled on top. Tucked between you big bowl of fresh popped buttered popcorn watching a movie that you both labeled your favorite of all time. No outside interruption, just companionable time spent together.
One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card.
Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.
Runs February 1 – 28, 2023.
Drawing will be held on March 1, 2023.
Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal tales. Some call her crazy others creative. She deals with the voices in her head by writing them down and creating a fantasy world and characters you won’t soon forget. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure,magic, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with 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 fifty-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.
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