Thursday, June 23, 2016

{Blog Tour} A Witch's Journey - Tena Steler (Review & Giveaway)

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A Witch's Journey

Tena Stetler

30163682


June 15, 2016

Paranormal Romance

89,000 Words

Maturity Warning: Love Scenes

Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.

Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?


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Review

I haven't read an adult fantasy book in awhile so I was really excited about A Witch's Journey.  The story follows Pepper as she is going through a rough patch in her life, when she gets a break from a rich Aunt Ashling who ends up leaving her a house and a large sum of money.  The unique aspect of Pepper is that she is a witch who doesn't really practice that much.  She had to leave Salem because during a storm she put a shield over a wildlife preservation and they found out she is a witch.

Things I loved in the book was Pepper as a character.  She felt very real with her emotions and thoughts.   Pepper isn't some naive young girl, but rather very compassionate person and thinks every situation through.  She does a great job establishing the wildlife center on her Aunt's property on Lobster Cove.  Pepper tries to thoroughly research all of her problems before making decisions.    The author did a great job creating a strong women lead character for this book.   I also really liked that Pepper was extremely responsible for her magic, she did a great job establishing when she uses magic and never for personal gain.

Lathen was an interesting character to me, I think the author could have done a little bit of a better job expanding upon his character.  I did have a few questions regarding Lathan that I felt where kind of skipped over or mentioned quickly and I didn't get the answers I was looking for.  I do understand the book is more focused on Pepper as she is the narrator, but we do get a look into Lathen's family dynamics a lot, so I would have liked a little more about what traumatic event happened to Lathen.   I felt like I didn't get a complete picture on Lathen.

The author did a great job with the background details for the book.  We got the right information at the right time to keep the story moving.   We learned about Pepper's history as well as her family history in the correct order so you were able to piece everything together as you read the book.  I love when the story flows naturally in a book it makes it easier to read.  I also loved the descriptions the author used for all the scenery around the book.  

I would suggest this as a beach read.  It is the perfect read for a sunny day and you wouldn't want to put it down to long! 

I received a copy of this book from Masquerade Book Tours for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating 4/5
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About the Author



With the majestic Rocky Mountains just outside the window, I sit at my computer with vampires,demons, witches, faeries, and a variety of paranormal creatures gathered around telling me their stories! That makes me an author of paranormal romance novels and cozy mysteries with magic spark. The everyday world is mundane, but sprinkle a little magic and you have fantastic!

Colorado is home. I share my life with a wonderful husband of many moons, our brilliant Chow Chow, a terribly spoiled companion parrot, and a forty-year-old
box turtle. We enjoy hiking, biking, and camping, also love water sports including kayaking and whitewater rafting, especially on the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge.

Another passion of mine is reading a good novel. You can find me any winter evening curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate, and a big bowl of popcorn. While growing up, if I didn’t like the ending of a book, I’d rewrite it, which led to writing my own books.

Reluctantly, I discovered that in real life it’s tough to rewrite an ending.

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great review. I have shared it. Happy you enjoyed the book. Thanks so much for being a blog host on my tour! Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you for writing such an excellent book!

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  2. I kind of love witches but never read books with them. I will have to add this to my list!

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