New Project and Cover Reveal!

October 29th brings you a new project I’ve been working on alongside some pretty great authors. This has been such a fun project and I love working with each of these ladies: Heather Karn, Melanie Gilbert, SF Benson, and Kayla Lavallee to bring you The Diner 2....

Protected Promise is LIVE!

Whew! This summer was a busy one. I’ll catch you all up on that soon. Right now I wanted to give a heads up that I have a new book releasing today. Protected Promise is LIVE! Ever since Pack’s Promise when I first introduced Kaitlyn to the series you guys...

One Day Only Wolf Shifter Sale!

Adopt a wolf. Join a pack. Howl at the moon. We’ve got 6 freebies and 3 under-a-dollar deals on this Wolfish Wednesday. This includes FIERCE IMPACT. Fierce Impact is FREE for a limited time. This is a ONE DAY deal, so be sure to grab your copies of each of these...

Prime Day Deals

Looking for some prime day deals? Well, you just found them. 17 of the best UF/PNR stories for only $0.99 each through tomorrow, June 22nd! Several of these stories have never been discounted! That includes. Can’t Be Love. Check out these deals now and one click...

New Release – Don’t Promise

It’s release week! Don’t Promise released the week. It is book 6 in my ARC Shifters series. You do not want to miss Holden and Marie’s story. mybook.to/ARC6 Small teaser… “This is happening really fast.”“I know.”“I can feel the bond literally...

30+ FREE Books – TODAY ONLY!

Time to stock up those Kindles. DON’T MISS THIS! One day only. Fill your ereader with paranormal goodness. www.magicalromancereads.com Grab yours now because this deal will not last! If you have not read Pack’s Promise yet, be sure to grab it NOW. This book has...

New Release – Technical Threat

Today’s the day. Technical Threat has been set free. Now available on Amazon and FREE with KindleUnlimited. Not in the US? Here’s a universal link just for you: https://mybook.to/WestinForce4 Susan doesn’t believe in true mates, fairytales, or...

New Look & New Release

Have you noticed that www.julietrettel.com got a new makeover? I’m loving the new look. What do you think?The other big breaking news of the week, NEW PROMISE IS NOW LIVE!!!! If you are not in the US, use this universal link to find it in your store–>...

Want to read ARC Shifters Book #5?

Because it just released exclusively in the New Year, New Boo set and you can grab your copy today for only 99 cents! This set is NOT in Kindle Unlimited, but it’s only 99 pennies! Not on Amazon.com? Find your store of choice here:...

Collision Course just Release!

Happy New Year! I know it’s been a whirlwind of a year already and we’re only one week in, but I have some great news. Collision Course is now LIVE! If you are not in the US, you can use this universal link to take you right to your chosen marketplace:...

Saturday Snippet

It’s hard to believe this year is finally coming to an end. It’s been a crazy one and I know plenty are happy to say goodbye to 2020. I pray you and yours are safe and healthy and 2021 pours many blessings upon you. To close out this year, here’s a...

Saturday Snippet

Today’s passage comes from Holiday Surprise. It’s not a very holiday-ish passage though. Oops. Still, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays this season. mybook.to/Collier6 “Ultimate Alpha is a battle to the death, Thomas. Killing you...

Happy Holidays!

If you have ever wanted signed books by me, here’s your chance. https://forms.gle/sGHgn4Qn8UPJfrSq6Just fill out the form, I’ll send an invoice, and your books will be in the mail upon payment. It’s that simple. These make great Christmas gifts,...

Saturday Snippet

While most of you know me as a paranormal romance writer, I do dabble in other genres too. Armstrong Academy that I cowrite with my daughter Bethany is scifi alien academy. Compounders is dystopian/post-apoc. And then there’s Stones of Amaria with my Fall of...

Saturday Snippet

Today’s snippet comes from Fierce Impact, book 1 in my Westin Force series.mybook.to/WestinForce1 I was amazed at how easily Taylor and I had transitioned into mated life. It was far different than mating life which had been crazy and stressful. Now we seemed to...

Saturday Snippet

Hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving. Despite all the obstacles and uncertainty of 2020, my family has much to be thankful for this year. Many blessings to you all. For today, here’s a little dinner chat snippet from One True Mate.mybook.to/Westin1 “Mmm,...

Saturday Snippet

This week, 11/24 to be exact, marks FIVE YEARS since my first book, Compounders, was published. This is an unfinished series, with the final book releasing in 2021 (more on this later). What’s out now doesn’t end on a drastic cliffhanger though, so...

It’s Sale Time!

All this week I’ve been running a sale on the Westin Pack Box Set. It usually retails for $19.99, but for a limited time only, you can get it the whole series, all 5 books for only $0.99!!! Maybe you’ve already read all of these books and don’t need...

Saturday Snippet

This week I give you a snippet from iPromise, book 4 in my ARC Shifters series. mybook.to/ARC4 “I’m pretty sure those two could stay up all night quoting Twilight,” Chase complained, later that night. He left the room and came back a few minutes later. He tossed me...

Roadtrip 2020

If you were following along this time last year then you know my daughters and I love to travel and cherish our roadtrips. This week we’re roadtripping it in the south. Our target states are: Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. We began our journey on Tuesday...

Saturday Snippet

I had to re-read Broken Chains this week for a little research (not telling why) so this week’s snippet comes from there. Enjoy!mybook.to/Collier4 She gave me a sexy smirk. “Well, you did say the bed was so big we could fit the whole family in it. You...

Saturday Snippet

Today is Bethany’s 17th birthday so it only seems fitting to drop an Armstrong Academy excerpt as she is the brains behind this series. So I give you this snippet from Book 1, Louis and the Secrets of the Ring. Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday Bethany!...

Saturday Snippet

Today is a random book choice with a random excerpt out of iPromise. This is book 4 in my ARC Shifter series, but like all my Paranormal Romance books, it can also be read as a standalone. mybook.to/ARC4 Jackson moved to stand in front of me and he took my face in his...

Saturday Snippet

This is it! Rising Storm releases in just 5 days! Here’s an excerpt for this week’s Saturday Snippet. mybook.to/WestinForce2 I was growing very attached to my mate and it still scared me some. I had enough work around the apartment to keep my day occupied...

Rising Storm – 1 more week!!!

It’s almost here. I hope you’re as excited as I am. Emma is unlike any character I’ve written before and I absolutely loved her. She compliments Painter in every way. I can’t wait for you to read their story. Emma has spent far more time in her...

Saturday Snippet

Rising Storm will be releasing soon so feels like a good time for an excerpt from book 1 in Westin Force, Fierce Impact. mybook.to/WestinForce1 I glared at him, praying he wouldn’t take this away from me. I needed the distraction, to focus on anything but her. He...

Saturday Snippet

For whatever reason Run Free in my Collier Pack series has been getting a lot of mentions lately, so let’s go with it. This is actually the entirety of Chapter 3. mybook.to/Collier2 I was so tired. I tried to open my eyes. I tried to lift my head off the cold...

Saturday Snippet

Today marks 3 years since the release of Fighting Destiny, so it only seems fitting to make it my Saturday Snippet today,mybook.to/Westin2 “Elise,” he groaned against my mouth, making my whole body shiver. “We need to . . .” I silenced him, pushing him down onto a...

Saturday Snippet

Breathe Againmybook.to/Collier1 Cole swayed a little, grabbing hold of the edge of the counter just in time to steady himself. “What the hell?” he asked. “Cole, what’s wrong?” Mom asked him. He shook his head. “I don’t know. Just got a little dizzy and I feel sort of...

Rising Storm Teaser

In case you missed it. Yesterday in my newsletter I sent out a teaser for Rising Storm. Let me take a second and introduce you to Emma. Emma isn’t like the other shifters in my world. She’s lived in her gorilla form a long time and has no plans to ever...

Saturday Snippet

Fierce Impactmybook.to/WestinWorld1 “What the feck?” Patrick said. “I think we’re making it worse.” “Look, if I’m forced to calm him, no wolf in this room will be happy about it, but you, you can calm him without me having to intercede. His wolf just needs to know...

Writing in Quarantine

Yup, you read that correctly. My entire family is on day 5 of 14 days of quarantine due to Covid exposure. Don’t worry, so far none of us have shown any signs of sickness. The last time when the world seemed to shutdown, I was a mess and let it get to me...

Fierce Impact is LIVE!

The wait is over! Fierce Impact is now available on Amazon and free with Kindle Unlimited. Paperback is also available for purchase. I know, you are shocked that I actually did it. I finished this book in time to line up paperback with today’s release. Each new...

First Look into Fierce Impact

Here’s a small excerpt from Fierce Impact: a Westin Force Novel releasing July 23rd…. “Are you going to give me a name?” Kyle asked. “Come on, at least give me that much.” “Tanner,” I told him. “I doubt that’s true,” Kyle said. “Work with me here.” “T,”...

I love my job!

t’s been 18 months since I quit a good solid 24 year career in IT. When my kids were little James and I had the long talk about our future. He worked a commission based job and mine was a steady paycheck. We always knew we wanted one of us home with the kids and...

Full Cover Reveal

Here’s your first peek at the newest series in my paranormal world, Westin Force. Fierce Impact releases July 23rd. Pre-order your copy today! mybook.to/WestinForce1

Cover Reveal part 2

I’m a little behind here as I’ve posted twice on Instagram already with this, but here we go…. New series. New book. Coming soon! And when I say “soon” I mean JULY! Yup, just that’s like next month. Full reveal coming tonight, so be...

Cover Reveal

Life got a little weird these last few months and regrettably I stepped away for a while for my own sanity. But I’m back and will give a proper update soon. Right now I have some exciting news to share. There’s a new book in the making and it’s...

Day 11 – A big adventure

That’s right. I didn’t blog yesterday before bed because I was exhausted and collapsed into bed early. Fresh air and exercise will do that. Day 11 I broke my 3+ week indoors streak and got out of the house. For years and years James and I have discussed...

Day 10 – Like Night and Day

Wow! I guess I just needed that day off yesterday, because I’ve been super busy and productive all day today. Instead of waiting on packing materials to arrive, Hope and I rounded up Amazon boxes and whatever we could find, along with the bubble mailers that did...

Day 9 recap

I didn’t actually lose yesterday, I just forgot to post. So recap of yesterday this morning and then back on track with today’s post tonight. Yesterday was a mopey day. I was up all night with an upset stomach, so I didn’t even go to bed until 4:30...

It’s Tuesday! Day 8 on lockdown

For the past 3 weeks, I have somehow managed to lose Tuesday. Like did we even have Tuesday for the last month? Today, I remembered it’s Tuesday. That’s progress right? First, I must clarify… my count of days is on state directed orders here in...

Day 7 – Food prep tips

Sunday was a gorgeous and joyous day, then I was up half the night tossing and turning and unable to sleep. I blame the Coke I had. Caffeine and I don’t play well with each other. It made my 8am wakeup alarm my newest mortal enemy, that I defeated for an extra...

Day 6 – What are you grateful for?

I awoke to the sun shining and another beautiful day here in Virginia. With so much doom and fear floating around our world right now, mornings like this still remind me we have so much to be grateful for. My family is all safe and healthy. I know not everyone can say...

Day 4, Signs of Boredom

This is the second day in a row of sitting through Roman’s jigging lecture. He’s sort of addicted to fishing right now. I fed that addiction yesterday with a 3 month subscription to Karl’s Bait & Tackle mystery pro box. Hey, these mystery boxes...

Stay-at-home Day 1

It’s been 20 days since the Worldwide Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a worldwide pandemic. Of course there was plenty of stuff leading up to that point, and I have much of it documented and journaled. I’ve followed the signs every...

Virtual Book Signing TODAY

Were you planning to attend an author event this spring and now it’s cancelled? Have you ever wanted to and just can’t seem to fit it into your busy schedule? Do you love to read? Have you ever wanted an autographed copy of a book? Well, now’s your...

iPromise is LIVE!

It’s been a wild and crazy year and I hope you and your family are well. There’s a great discussion amongst authors right now as to how to proceed with sales and publishing. I’ve decided to continue with my schedule as planned. I think we all need a...

Saturday Snippet – Broken Chains

I picked a book at random today to.give a snippet for and Broken Chains, book 4 in my Collier Pack series won! Available on Amazon, Audio, and FREE with KU mybook.to/Collier4 “Hey, come in, sit down. We need to talk,” I said. “You’ve finally gotten your head out of...

Louis and the Wolf Moon

When you’re originally from the moon, every full moon is a cause for celebration. Today isn’t just a full moon though, it’s my full moon, the night of the wolf moon, and as an added bonus, there’s a lunar eclipse too. You probably don’t think much about stuff...

PSA: The Full Moon is Rising

Fifteen years ago a celestial battle occurred. You won’t find anything about it in your human history books. It’s part of an ancient war between the sun and the moon. The sun may have won that battle, but the war is far from over. The inhabitants of the...

Holiday Surprise

I’ve never been good at keeping secrets, so running a promo of 12 Days of Holiday Surprise in my Facebook reader group and bot telling anyone the real reason why has been hard, but I did it! See they didn’t know we were counting down to this final...

FREE Book Alert!

🔥Hot New Audio Release & Ebook SALE!🔥 ❤❤FREE on Kindle this week only!❤❤ Under a Harvest Moon is FREE 12/10-14 (ebook only) mybook.to/WestinPrequel From the time she was a little girl, Mary loved Jason. He was her knight in shining armor. Her first crush. Her...

Day 20 – How did I lose a week?

I can’t believe a full week passed since my last blog post. Boy did it go quickly! I’m only going to do a brief recap. There are pics up on IG and my author FB page for each day and I’ll be photo dumping to my personal FB page soon from pics...

Romance Author Mastermind

My brain is still whirling from information overload from this amazing event. Thank you Skye Warren for hosting it. I made new friends and solified a strong plan for 2020 that I can’t wait to get started on! I’m not going to write too much on this right...

Day 12 & 13 – yucky rainy relaxation

Honestly haven’t done much to report in the last 48 hours. The girls and I have been taking it easy and hanging in the hotel. It’s been cold and rainy here. And I think we really just needed the downtime, I mean I slept 14 hours straight the first night we...

Day 11 – moving on

Texas is facing a cold front. Yuck! Found a good deal on a beachfront hotel in Galveston which is less than an hour from my conference in Houston later this week. So we slept in then packed up, said goodbye to San Antonio and made the 4 hour drive to Galveston. But...

Day 10 – a cold and windy downday.

This is day 10 and we’ve been running non-stop since we left. 12 states in 10 days. It was time for a break! While we awoke to a warm 70° day, it was cloudy and overcast, meaning we had little desire to venture out. I got some work done on my next book, the...

Day 9 – It’s Rachel Day!

Rachel Young is currently in San Antonio, Texas going through AIT for the National Guard. She is Hope’s best friend and like a bonus daughter to me. We haven’t seen her since she left for basic in July. The first week of our trip was in high speed to get...

Day 8 – After the Highs comes the Lows

On a multi-week trip there’s bound to be a couple snags along the way. Let me back it up a little on a couple things I didn’t mention already. Arizona has the BEST sunsets! New Mexico has really terrible roads! And,, things got strange as we entered...

Day 7 – Living my best life

We awoke early (on purpose) and headed back to Yavapai Point to watch the sun rise on the Grand Canyon. It is a spectacular thing to see and I highly recommend if you ever get the chance. Watching the canyon come alive in the morning light will be another...

Day 6 – Arches National Park

After a good night’s sleep in Moab, Utah we were up and ready to go. Breakfast was good…bacon! Most hotels tend to serve sausage so it felt like a treat. It’s the little things! To save money we rarely eat out twice, so free breakfast means we can...

Day 5 – Mesa Verde

Before we get to the beautiful cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado, Hope and I started our day at sunrise with a walk around the resort in 23 degree weather. Anyone who knows me at all, knows I despise the cold, BUT it was truly amazing and I’m glad I did...

Day 4 – Pagosa Springs

After a relaxing night in Alamosa, CO at a really great Comfort Inn & Suites, we headed west. We started in the Rio Grande National Forest and somehow came out in the San Juan National Forest with no idea when or where it changed. I believe they said we took Wolf...

Day 2 & 3 – the ups and downs

I tried numerous times to update yesterday, but internet was spotty at best and I kept losing it until I finally gave up. So here’s an update of the last 48 hours. At last post we were leaving Kentucky head west. It seemed to take forever to reach St. Louis. We...

Day 1 – Trettel Girls Fall 2019 Roadtrip

We were supposed to leave November 1st. That was the plan, but none of us had any motivation to do so and everyone slept in. Sometimes you just need a down day, especially before an undertaking like this. Plus, it’s vacation…sort of! This isn’t supposed to be a...

Saturday Snippet – Collier Pack highlight

I’ve gotten out of this habit and I’m trying to restore my routine a bit. Today’s Saturday Snippet highlights Collier Pack. My next PNR book releases in January, so I’m focusing on my backlist at the moment. Collier Pack – 5 books all in...

Stones of Amaria

Stones of Amaria is a shared world project I’m in alongside this super talented line up: Nicole Zoltack, Tara Brown, Jen L. Grey, Nicole Kelley, and Lindsey R. Loucks. Each author is writing and publishing a 4 book set. 6 authors, 6 kingdoms, #24booksin24weeks...

Saturday Snippet from Coming Home

ME: Sorry I missed your call. Pity party and early bed.ME: I’m fine!WALKER: I’m on parameter detail today. Call anytime if you need to talk.ME: Thanks. Working today too.WALKER: Thought you were taking it off.ME: I know. Hiding. Just call me a coward.WALKER: You’re...