One of my favorite vacation spots is Monterey Bay, California. My husband and I travel in a 5th wheel trailer and love the Marina Dunes RV Park. The RV Park is within walking distance to the ocean beach which allows dogs. That’s a perk, as we travel with a dog who enjoys the coastline, a parrot who loves to watch people and a forty-five year old box turtle who enjoys the sand.
I love to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I can spend a whole day there, sometimes more if time allows. Inside there’s a café and outside a deck for watching the marine creatures in the bay. Can’t be beat in my humble opinion.
A few miles down the road on Cannery Row is a fantastic mexican restaurant, El Torito. It has inside seating along ocean front windows where you can view seals sunning themselves on the rocks, sea birds swooping and diving in the ocean, and kaykas negotiating the shore lines.
Another must see is Cannery Row, the quaint shops, variety of restaurants, and sourdough bread bowls are well worth the visit. Not to mention the clam chowder.
Monterery Bay’s misty atmosphere inspires my creative muse on each visit and we visit often. I’m working on a paranormal romance set in the area.
"A Warlock’s Secrets
Demon’s Witch Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: 6-14-17
Number of pages: 332
Word Count: 83,485
Cover Artist: Kristian Norris
Tagline: 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?
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?
He offered his hand to Hannah as she stood, wrapped an arm around her waist and guided her out of the diner. "How about a ride up the coast?"
"Sure as soon as you explain how you held those teens down without touching them." She smiled up at him knowingly. "And don't give me that crap about telling me or killing me."
A slight grin curved the corners of his mouth. "How about on an as needed basis and you don't need to know?"
A soft laugh bubbled up from her throat. "If I had to guess, I'd say you're a warlock with well-honed powers." She tilted her head up towards his. "Would I be right?"
HIs grin faded replaced with a stormy expression. "Where would you get that absurd idea? They merely tripped and had trouble getting up. I suggested they stay put until the police showed up. Simple as that."
"Right. Well on that note, I'll see myself home." She turned to her car and opened the door.
For a moment, he considered letting her go. Women are more trouble than they’re worth anyway. That's when the meddling voice of Birch wafted through Tristian's mind. She's moved on, so should you. Damn faeries anyway. I'm sure he's using some kind of magic to do this to me.
"Okay, you win. But only if you tell me why you are disguising your magic signature." He leaned against the car a smirk on his face.
About the Author:
Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author 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. With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, Tena sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures telling her their tales. Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-year-old box turtle. Any 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. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them.
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