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.

FIRST, the website is finally updated!
It was behind quite a bit but I think I got it all. If you see something missing or if there’s something additional you’d just really love to see, please comment below or reach out to me and I’ll see what I can do.

Here’s a glimpse into what my summer’s looked like….

You guys asked for it, so here it is. There are four designs with multiple product options at the moment and we’ll be expanding that soon. If there’s something in particular you would love to see, I’m always up for suggestions, just comment on this post or drop me an email or DM.

You can find the new merch store here: https://www.julietrettel.com/shop

Forgive me if I forget any, but here’s a list of summer releases:

This was a special group project I hosted. Think the Olympics for Shifters. So fun, right?
I joined forced with Aidy Award, Addison Carmichael, and Alyssa Rose Ivy for this to bring a little extra fun to it. You can check out the new Shifter Trials link found on the homepage.

For my story, Panther’s Pride is Kian and Anita’s story.


Kian, our lone panther in the doghouse of ARC Shifters is mated to Anita from way back in Confusing Hearts. I think you’re going to love their story, too!

Just click the image to find out more!

This is a short story found in the charity anthology ONE MORE KISS.

All proceeds from eBook and paperback sales will be donated to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

His Destined Mate is Wyatt and Kate’s story as a sort of prequel to the upcoming release of His True Mate kicking off a brand new series: Six Pack Shifters!

There are also a ton of fabulous authors in this set, so much so that the paperbacks had to be split into two volumes. If you’re looking for mine, you’ll find HIs Destined Mate in volume 2.

Just click the image to find out more!

This is Hudson and Piper’s story!

Opposites really do attract. Hudson is the star quarterback with goals to play for the NFL. He struggles with short-term memories after a bad concussion. But Piper is witch you met back in Waging War and she has a photographic memory. They compliment each other perfectly!

All-Star Promise is the final book in the ARC Shifters series, and what an ending it is!

Just click on the image to find out more!

I feel like I’m missing something, but that’s all I can think of in my exhausted state.

On top of continuing to put out books, I spent my summer watching my girls swim and play volleyball. We took two family roadtrips. One to Florida for Space Coast Reads Book and the other to Frankenmuth, MI via stops in Pittsburg, Cleveland, and Cuyahoga National Park for Once Upon a Book.

In just the last three weeks I’ve been in Orlando twice for Orlando Reads Books and just returning today from a author retreat with some pretty fabulous authors.

It’s been a fun summer, but it’s time to settle back into a new routine of volleyball (I’m coaching middle school girls this fall – who thought this was a good idea??), homeschooling (I have a senior and 8th grader this year), and of course work work work!

What’s coming?

September 22nd HIS TRUE MATE releases.
This is book 1 of my new series Six Pack Shifters!

You are going to LOVE Clay and Winnie. They have been so fun to write and I cannot wait for you to read this book.

Click on that hot cover to PREORDER today!

That’s all I can think of right now and well, it’s time for volleyball practice. I won’t be such a stranger as I settle into our new fall routine. Hope you’ve been doing well. Comment below and let me know what you’ve been up to this summer (or winter if you are on the opposite side of this planet). I’d love to hear all about it!