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Meringue Snowflake Magic by Tena Stetler is a Christmas and Holiday Festival pick #99cents #pnr

Title:  Meringue Snowflake Magic   


Author: Tena Stetler  


Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery


Book Blurb:


After being in the wrong place at the wrong time Wynter Dahl finds herself with a new name and new home.  Whisked into the Witness Protection program she finds herself in the Podunk town of Raven’s Hollow, Colorado.  She has more than one secret to keep and is not sure who she can trust, though the deputy sheriff is hard to resist. 


Braydon “Blaze” Nightwing, owns Dragon Fire Pizza and takes his job as deputy sheriff seriously. He means to protect his town and its residents, including the mysterious newcomer. He rescues her after a tumble and finds himself in over his head.  He senses she’s more than she seems but so is he.


When her cover is blown and her life is in danger it will take the whole town to save her and their annual holiday festival and cookie contest. What is Christmas without a little magic? 




Unsure if she really wanted to know the town’s deep dark secret, she moved the discussion toward the holiday festival. “The town puts on a holiday festival for Christmas?” She took a sip of wine.


“Sure.” He took a swig of his beer. “We love a celebration. Thanksgiving, we have our own turkey parade.”


Snorting and spraying her wine across the table, she choked out a breath. “Define turkey, the bird or person?”


The waitress rushed over. “Are you all right?” She surveyed red and white checkered table cloth splotched with red wine. “I’ll get this cleaned up right away.” Pointing at the cuff of his light blue shirt, she commented, “You might want to get some club soda on that stain.”


He glanced at his shirt cuff. There were tiny spots of red wine all over it. Glancing at Wynter, he grimaced.  “Excuse me. I’ll only be a minute.”


“Oh, I’m so sorry.” Embarrassed beyond belief, she felt her face flush from her neck to the tips of her ears. “Not a good impression on a first date.” The words were barely audible.


“Don’t worry about it. At least it wasn’t blood from the scuffle outside. Never a dull moment.” He met her gaze. “Will you still be here when I return?” 


She startled. The gold flecks in his emerald green eyes shimmered, or at least she thought they did. It was as if he read my mind. Nodding, she smiled. “I’ll be here.”


“Good.” He rushed toward the bar.


The waitress returned with a new tablecloth and replaced the old one. “Don’t you worry about it.” Nikki patted her shoulder. “Worse things happen on a daily basis when you have a town like ours.”


That was the second time someone referred to Raven’s Hollow as not an ordinary town. Shifters? A town like this? I’ll figure it out.  


Blaze returned, holding his arm out with a damp cuff, less red spots. “See, all is fine.” He slid into his seat as the waitress brought the pizza and plates to their table. 


Nikki quickly sliced it and slid pieces onto the plates.“Enjoy. Another beer, Blaze?”


“Yes.” He finished off the mug, handed it to her, then picked up a piece of pizza and took a bite. “Best pizza in Colorado.”


She picked up a fork and cut a bite, popped it in her mouth. “Mmmm… this is fantastic.”


“It's the wood fire ovens that make the crust crispy and the toppings cooked to perfection.” He grinned. “Not to mention my secret ingredient in the sauce.”


“Gee, you’d think you owned the place.” She giggled and started to relax, taking another bite of pizza.


He reached across the table to pour more wine into her glass.


Without thinking, “Oh, no. I’ve—“ she placed her hand over the glass as he poured the wine. Wine splashed on her hand. She waved her other hand suspending the liquid in mid-air until she yanked her hand out of the way.  Spell broken, the wine splashed into her glass. What have I done? Quickly, she surveyed the room.


Righting the bottle, he cocked an eyebrow in question and glanced around. No one seemed to notice. “So you have secrets of your own.”


“Apparently, and they are going to remain mine.” She dabbed the red cloth napkin to her lips and stood. “This was a bad idea.” Sprinting between the round wooden tables scattered around the room, she headed toward the door. Once outside, she sucked in the cold night air. What was I thinking? With no one in sight, she raced to her truck, raised her arms, and disappeared along with her vehicle.


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Meringue Snowflake Magic is on sale for 99 cents beginning December 12th for a limited time.










Share a holiday family tradition:


On Friday after Thanksgiving, my family sets up the Christmas Tree (ours is artificial because I’m allergic to evergreens). We play Christmas Carol CD’s on the sound system, sing along with the carols drink hot chocolate and  eat ginger cookies or cinnamon rolls. The decorations for our tree are multi-generational. It’s fun to reminisce about where each ornament came from and who it belonged to.


Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood?


Meringue Snowflake Magic is set in a town that pulls out all the stops for their Christmas Festival and Cookie Contest. You’ll laugh, cry, and cheer for the characters in this book and their antics. However, this year there is a new comer in their mist and she could pose a terrible threat to their secret way of life. Did I mention great cookie recipes too?  You don’t want to miss this feel-good Christmas Tale and cookie recipes!


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card



Open internationally.


Runs December 1 – 31


Drawing will be held on January 2, 2024.


Author Biography:


Tena Stetler is an international, best-selling, Colorado 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.


 She shares her life with her husband, her own hero of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-four-year-old box turtle. Any winter evening you can find her curled up next to a crackling fire in the hearth, with a bowl of popcorn and a mug of hot cocoa.


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Dec 25, 2023

We do elf on the shelf and watch Xmas movies.


Tena Stetler
Tena Stetler
Dec 13, 2023

Thank you for featuring Meringue Snowflake Magic in your Christmas and Holiday Festival pick! Happy holidays!


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Dec 12, 2023

Thank you, Tena, for sharing your book in our Christmas and Holiday Book Festival!

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