Furbaby Friday with Author Tena Stetler

I am glad to welcome fellow Wild Rose Press Author, Tena Stetler, to share her special friends and paranormal romance, A Warlock’s Secret. I’ve enjoyed getting to know, Tena. She’s smart and fun, and we share a deep love of animals.

(Tena’s gorgeous Chow Chow, Mystic Reign)

Tena: Furred, feathered and scaled creatures enrich our world. Mystic Reign, named after one of the characters in my books, is our Chow Chow dog and was a spitfire as a pup.  Chows have a stubborn streak a mile wide, good thing my stubborn streak is wider than hers.  LOL  I’ll admit to a battle of wills on occasion, but we always come to a fair compromise. She turned five years old, August 6th. Over the years we’ve watched that out of control pup grow into a sweet, confident, and obedient canine companion we are proud to take anywhere.

We take walks together every morning and extra treks when I need inspiration and my muse is being difficult.  If it has rained or snowed, the world is entirely different under Mystic’s nose and she has to sniff everything along the way. During the day she is guardian of the front door, letting me know when someone ventures too close. Several times a day she comes into my office, after completing a circuit through the house to make sure everything is as it should be. Then she sits down at my feet waiting for an ear scratch, kind words and occasionally a treat for a job well done. Yep, I have a bowl full of treats on my desk.

Some days I am so involved in my writing that I lose track of time. Taco, our Eclectus parrot makes sure to let me know when it’s lunch time by her insistent calling out “Hey guys… Is it good?” Yes, Taco can tell time. She has a large vocabulary and uses it appropriately.  At four o’clock every day, her sweet voice can be heard all over the house as she  insists it’s time to shut down the computer, let her out to visit, and for us to enjoy a little time in the sunroom before starting supper.  Writing can be a lonely profession, but with my furred, feathered, and scaled companions (can’t leave out Sammie, our forty-five year old box turtle) my world is anything but lonely. Oh, and they all enjoy hearing my tales.

Beth: I loved hearing about Mystic Reign (wonderful name) and your parrot. What a hoot she is. Now, more about Tena’s latest release.


A Warlock’s Secrets –  Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought. 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?

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About the author:

Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author with an over-active imagination.  Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures telling her their stories. Her books tell tales 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 her books.

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****Thanks for stopping by, folk. Please leave Tena a comment.

20 responses to “Furbaby Friday with Author Tena Stetler

  1. Loved hearing about your babies. Someone to keep you on your toes and on schedule is always a must. Add in all the love and shoot…need no more! Your book looks like a great read. Will definitely have to check it out. Hope you have amazing sale numbers!

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  2. Tena, Mystic is so beautiful and reminds me of my Chow Chow/Springer Spaniel mix, Mara, sadly gone from us now. She too was stubborn and so smart she often out-thought us. I’m glad Taco interrupts you for meals and Sammie enriches your life. What would we do without them?

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  3. A parrot that can tell time? Wow! And I love your dog. Your battles of wills must be a hoot. 🙂

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  4. Love the gorgeous photo of Mystic! She reminds me of my Samoyeds with that smiling face. Please give her a huge hug for me 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post about your animals – I know how much of a huge impact they can make on our lives. We’d be lost without them, wouldn’t we? Your book sounds wonderful, Tena, I’ll definitely have to check this one out 🙂 thanks for sharing with us today!

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  5. So happy to share my fur, feathered and scaled babies. Thanks Beth for having me and everyone for all the wonderful comments. We surely would be lost with out our wonderful companions!.

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  6. Such a good book – 5 stars from me!!!

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  7. Sounds like you have a full house Tena. You paint a vivd picture of your beloved creatures. My sister had an Akita and my brother a Siberian husky. Like your Mystic they’re strong willed. Best of luck with this release. I love Tristian.

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  8. I loved getting to know your fur and feathered babies, Tena. I firmly believe our pets truly enrich our lives. Thanks for sharing! And all the best! Loved “A Warlock’s Secrets.”

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  9. You have quite the pet family, Tena. I wonder who’s at the top of the pecking order? Taco sounds like he has you under control. Fun.

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  10. CB, not sure of the pecking order, but I try to remain on top as unpopular as it may be. LOL

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  11. Loved the post, had to laugh when I read about the parrot. Thanks for the Friday laugh.

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  12. Here’s to all your fur, feathered, and scaled babies! Mystic sounds so adorable, but Taco must be something else! At least she uses her vocabulary appropriated 🙂 Best of luck with A Warlock’s Secret!

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  13. Donna Simonetta

    I think I need to get an adorable, fuzzy assistant like Mystic Reign! What a cutie! A Warlock’s Secret sounds like a great read!

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  14. You have a great supportive audience cheering you on. Warlock’s Secrets sounds awesome!

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  15. Thanks for having me today! It’s been a blast. Thanks Beth!

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  16. Love the pictures of your pets, Tena!


  17. What an interesting collection of fur, shell and feather babies you have. I agree, writing can be very lonely, and our pets don’t ask for much, just a little attention and food and love. Your book sounds amazing! I’ll look for it!!!

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