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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family and friends are having a fantastic time together today. I’m celebrating this year with family. It’s been a while as we usually go to the beach with friends who are like family for Thanksgiving, but we’re...

The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving

With the new house, my mate got the brilliant idea to host Thanksgiving, not just for our families who were coming in from Collier Pack, but also for my entire unit at Westin Force. Our home was large, but I wasn’t sure it was large enough for that many people. I...

Exclusive 2022 Chad Ornament

I feel like I’m bombarding you guys with announcements this week, but I don’t want you to miss out if this is where you get your updates about me and my books. You’ve (hopefully) seen the new Merch Store, well, we’ve added a few things for the...

New Release – His Destined Mate

First, huge thanks to everyone who support the charity anthology One More Kiss! We raised a lot of money for Suicide Prevention Awareness and I’m really proud to have been a part of this anthology. However, One More Kiss is no longer available for purchase, but...

FREE BOOK ALERT

This one is time sensitive… November 13-17 ONLY you can download Confusing Hearts for FREE along with these other great books. Don’t miss out on this chance to stock your e-reader with some amazing Paranormal Romance books! Click the graphic or follow this...

Catchup on All the Things!

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted around here. I ended up downsizing my summer work plans, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t working at all. Actually I had tons going on this summer, so let’s go through and recap one step at a time....

A Father’s Day to Remember

“What are you doing in here? It’s Sunday,” Tarron said. “Since when do we take Sundays off?” I barked back at him. “Still no babies?” Taylor asked. Grant chuckled. “That’s an affirmative.” He leaned down and kissed her before demanding another round as he spotted his...

Hidden Promise is Now Available!

I’m behind on well, everything! But Hidden Promise, book 9 in my ARC Shifters series released last week. I know, Pete hasn’t appeared to be a prominent character in this series, and his mate, Sadie, is a brand new character, but do not let that delay you...

The Boy Who Cried Tiger

“But Oscar, you have to help us. It’s going to be epic!” “Zander, I’m not helping you prank the Pack. I don’t care that it’s April Fool’s Day. Your father would kill me.” “He’s not that bad,” Macie insisted. “I’m sure he won’t kill you. Punish, demote, toss in the...

All Things The Shifter Trials!

The Shifter Trials is a passion project I have been working on for quite some time and I can finally share it with you! Four books by four authors all set in the same place as these shifters compete for best of the best in their breed or species. Think of The Shifter...

New Releases Update

It’s been a big week and there are so many announcements and things to share. I’m going to have to break this up into more than one post. So first, there’s a new release and a new audiobook this week! Ravenden is now available as a solo book for the...

Not so “Saint” Patrick

“What are you drinking, Patrick?” Jesse asked as I sat at the bar at the Crate. “Smithwick’s,” I replied. “Another?” “Keep ‘em coming.” I raised my almost empty bottle in a salute to him. “Hold that,” a strong voice said from behind me. I looked up to see Kyle Westin...

Yup, I’ve probably lost my mind

It’s another NEW RELEASE!!! If you’re keeping count this is my third release of 2022 (not counting the audiobook release of Collision Course) I’m not sure what I was thinking when I set this schedule, but I did it! Almost… there’s still...

New Release and Free Book

Forgotten Promise is now available in Amazon on ebook and paperback. And free with KindleUnlimited. BUY NOW: mybook.to/ARC8 And for a limited time only (Feb 16-18) you can download Pack’s Promise for FREE! DOWNLOAD NOW: mybook.to/PacksPromise Fall back in love...

Waging War is Here!

I am so excited to finally share this book with you all! I truly hope you enjoy this epic conclusion to Westin Force. Buy your copy here or read for free with Kindle Unlimited –> mybook.to/WestinForce6 And then…. Check out these awesome new releases and...

3 in 6 weeks

In the next six weeks I’ll be releasing THREE (3) new books! Hope you are excited and ready for this. I’ve been working hard preparing Jake, Tyler, and Micah’s stories for you. When I originally set my 2022 schedule I did so knowing that February is...

Procrastination

Being a fulltime author comes with a lot of personal accountability, especially if you take the route of Self Publishing. Indie writers wear a lot of different hats: writing, editing, marketing, formatting, graphic designing, publishing, marketing, advertising, and...

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe 2022 is here. A new year it always cathartic and cleansing for me. I know there really isn’t much difference from year to year, but ringing in the New Year for me represents a clean slate, a time to refocus, reflect on what I’ve...

A Collier First Christmas

**Universal Link fixed! The Christmas season is full of surprises, gifts, and miracles. That what this little book has been for me. Surprise and Merry Christmas, it’s a new Lily and Thomas story just for you! Wishing you the very best Christmas and hoping this...

The Diner 2 – New Release

The Diner 2 released October 29, 2021. This set contains my book, Ravenden.Ravenden is part of my Westin World.All new town. All new shifters… and they’re all witches.Lost in a strange new world, he’s her only hope to get back home.Gia is stuck in...

Where do your stories come from?

I get asked this question often: Where do you get all of your ideas for these books? There’s really no easy way to answer this as story ideas come from all over and usually when I’m not seeking them. Often they come to me through dreams, like One True...

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...