Title: Mystic Maples
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery/Time Travel
Earth/Fire witch Mercy Rose's insatiable curiosity always gets her in trouble. After a break-in at her Colorado flower shop, and a court battle that comes to a screeching halt in her favor, she arrives at Deerbourne Inn for a much-needed getaway. Looking for peace and quiet, she finds just the opposite in a startling handsome but mysterious man and his dog.
Silvanus Forrest's gypsy/fae heritage is a double-edged sword. The land he inherited from his parents is rumored to be enchanted. But when Mercy discovers the truth, his well-ordered life unravels, and they're catapulted into the past to right a wrong. Along the way their lives intertwine, and they discover the true meaning of family and love. Will they change the past in time to save their future?
"Don't touch that," he barked. It was too late.
Her fingers stroked the rusted padlock. It sprang open. Puffs of dried soil sprinkled the carpet around the chest. He placed a restraining hand on her arm just as she tentatively dug her fingers into the soil. "This isn't from your land. It's —." A swirl of colors sucked them in and a feeling of weightlessness surrounded her. She grabbed a hold of Sil's arm. Then suddenly they were back inside the wagon.
Only something was amiss, the silence, the earthy smell wasn't right. She shivered. What have I done? Taking a deep breath, she whirled around to face Sil.
"What the hell just happened?"
He shrugged. "You promised not to touch a thing. Lets get out of here." Reaching for the vardo's handle, he pushed down and the door opened into a small barn. He strode to the door, tugging Mercy along with him. When he shoved it open moonlight spread across an open field casting silvery shadows through the bordering trees. Off in the distance stood a ramshackle cabin.
A warm breeze swept her hair across her face. She stared unblinking. Nothing about the landscape was familiar except the stands of young trees. She bent as if to touch the soil.
His arm flew out and prevented her from reaching the ground. "Its true," he murmured surveying the area. His lips set in a thin line, he rubbed his temples and stared. Mocking her. "I won't touch a thing. Well… you did and now…"
"Now what?" she whispered.
He sucked in a breath. With his hand at the small of her back, he urged her up the stairs of the vardo."I think we better go back inside and talk."
“What happened to the rest of the barn?” she squeaked.
Inside, he plopped down on the couch and looked around. The vardo appeared the same inside as before the anomaly occurred. “My family’s vardo was rumored to have magic properties bestowed on it by my Fae ancestors.”
“And you’re just now telling me?” She peered at him incredulously.
“You weren’t supposed to be here.” He threw up his hands in an “I give up” gesture. “That’s the reason I have secured and protected the vardo in the enchanted barn. I’m only half Fae, my mother was a Fae Princess when she married my father who was of royal gypsy blood. Both families disowned them, but a few of my mother’s people secretly bestowed magic gifts as wedding presents. According to my grandmother, one supposed gift being the ability to use the vardo to travel between the mortal and Fae worlds. Time travel of sorts.”
“Grandmother’s tale is true?”
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Who doesn’t like a book with fun, romance, time travel, and mystery rolled into one? Where the heroine has an overactive imagination that gets her into trouble at every turn. A hero with dark secrets he won’t share even though she’d determined to discover them, even if it takes them back in time. A fun feel-good read to whisk you away from your ordinary world into a fantasy adventure you’ll never want to leave! Pssst… It has a great fourth of July scene too, complete with fireworks.
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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of 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.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical 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.
Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Any winter 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.
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