Maggie Blackbird

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Today, I’m hosting bestselling and award-winning author Tena Stetler’s latest release Meringue Snowflake Magic, a paranormal, mystery romance. Be sure to read my review. And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.


Title: Meringue Snowflake Magic
Series: N/A
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mystery
Release Date: November 14, 2022
Length: 110 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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?

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“What the hell?” burst from her mouth before she could stop it. She slapped a hand over her mouth and glanced around.

He took her hand. “Follow me. It’s not safe out in the open for you.”

“What the hell are you talking about? Where are we?” She stared at the surrounding area.

“I’ll explain all in good time. Right now, it’s imperative you follow me.” He started to tug her deeper into the woods.

Refusing to continue, she dug her heels in the damp ground covered with decaying leaves. “I’m not going any farther until you tell me what’s going on.”

He shrugged. “Suit yourself.”  Whirling around, he slung her over his shoulder like a bag of potatoes, then sprinted into the woods.

She squealed. “Put me down this instant.”

Paying no mind to her, he set her feet on the path at the foot of a large oak tree.  He pushed aside vines and plants to reveal a door in the ground.  When he pressed his hand into the rough bark on the side of the tree, a keypad appeared. He punched in a number. The door sprang open to reveal steep winding steel stairs.  Crouching over, he swept his arm toward the entrance. “You first.”

She stood hands on hips. “You expect me to—”

“Or I can haul your ass over my shoulder again. Unfortunately, the stairs are a bit tricky to navigate in that manner, but….” He jerked his head toward the stairs. “All will be explained once we are safe inside.”

“I’m not— ”

He took a step forward. “Your cover’s been blown. Handler is missing. Now move!”


Wynter Dahl is relocated to the small town of Raven’s Hollow in Colorado.  She’s keeping plenty of secrets from the residents, but little does she know the residents are doing the same to her!

Local deputy sheriff and also the owner of the local pizza parlour Blaze Nightwing happens upon Wynter by chance, much to her embarrassment since she’s taken a tumble in the snow.

They get off to a prickly start, but Blaze, being such a hunk, wins Wynter over.  And that’s when all the action begins.

I enjoyed the novella.  It does get off to a slow start with a herd of women pushing their way into Wynter’s home, but after meeting Blaze, the plot starts moving.  The author has plenty of Christmas treats for the readers with recipes, plenty of magic, and a sweet romance between Wynter and Blaze.  There is also a mystery (something that I adore), as more is revealed to the reader.

It’s a bite-sized read with a satisfying ending.  Do yourself a favour and get a copy.  It’s a great way to pass a Christmas evening by the fireplace before decorating the tree.


Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal romance/mystery with an over-active imagination.  She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-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.

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.

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5 thoughts on “Tena Stetler – Meringue Snowflake Magic

  1. tenajean says:

    Thank Maggie you for hosting Meringue Snowflake Magic and also thank you for the wonderful review!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt.


    1. tenajean says:

      Rita so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. I hope you’ll give Meringue Snowflake Magic a try!


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