Let’s meet Tristian Shandie from A Warlock’s Secrets, a Paranormal Romance/Mystery by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Warlock’s Secrets.
A Warlock’s Secrets by Tena Stetler
Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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?
When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”
Age: Late 30’s
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Approximately Six feet three inches, muscular, long legs, broad chest.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I was, I guess I still am to some extent the Enforcer/ Assassin for the Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere. In the last year, I have transitioned from the hands on position to managing my teams of enforcers who keep the peace between the paranormal creatures residing in the mortal world.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Hannah Shaughnessy – She’s one tough lady. Never met anyone like her. I was impressed with her at our first meeting. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own
If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What is your birth order?
I’m the firstborn son of the high priestess of our coven. I have a younger sister, Angie, I raised after our parents were murdered.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Toy, I don’t remember. Favorite thing to play with or hone would be my magical powers.
Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.
I love a thin crust pizza with beef, lots of cheese and sauce.
Tell us about your best friend.
This may sound strange, but it’s my boss. Bruce. We’ve worked together for years and have had each other’s backs for most of that time. Well there was an incident or maybe a time we didn’t see eye to eye. In fact I tried to kill him. He dated and eventually married my little sister. That was a difficult situation, but in the grand scheme of things it worked out.
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Australia – The country intrigues me. Did you know there are species of creatures (normal not talking about paranormal) found nowhere else in the mortal world? The landscape is awe inspiring. And no one knows me there.
In my line of work, I see the worst of just about all the countries in the mortal world. So not many places left for me to visit before my time is up. I own a beach house in Hawaii. I realize you mean places l’ve never been, but as I said, not many of those, only one in fact and I listed it already. So back to my beach house, it’s the only place I can relax, enjoy friends and be myself. Let my guard down, well mostly, never completely, which would be a fatal mistake.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
Seventh level of Hell. Been there to deliver a prisoner, never want to go back.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
Not many of these either. Garth Brooks or Jon BonJovi. I enjoy their music.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
Several of the other Demon Overlords. They, unlike Bruce, are always stirring up trouble. They let things get out of hand before addressing it. Then myself, or one of my teams are called up to terminate the situation. Know what I mean?
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
The day my parents were murdered. I’d attempt to defuse the situation before it got so out of hand or if not possible annihilate the Demon’s responsible. We were caught of guard and by surprise. I vowed never to let that happen again. My sister deserved to have a childhood. I did the best I could, but was very strict with her in light of the death of our parents.
About Tena Stetler
Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mysteries. 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. She now has eleven books published and several in the pipeline.
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 their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha 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 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.
What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
Tristian was not an easy character to write. I hadn’t planned on writing his story, but after readers and reviews clamored for his story. I delved into it. He challenged me at every turn.
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
Because after spending so much time learning about him, he has become one of my favor characters. There are multi-facets to his personality.
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
In truth, as I said above, I’d never considered writing his story. He was the Demon Overlords enforcer/assassin, for heaven’s sake (A Demon’s Witch). After delving into who he really is and what he wants, come to find out, he has a strong moral compass and when love comes his way he is fiercely protective and everything Hannah is looking for in a forever relationship.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
A Warlock’s Secrets is book two in the five, soon to be six book in the award winning Demon’s Witch Series.
What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
Cozy mystery. In fact I have one on the back burner as we speak.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
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