Tonya Kappes

Tonya Kappes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Came Early In A Four-Book Deal!

I'm so beyond thrilled to announce that HarperCollins is going to be repackaging A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING and the next three books in the series, making it a four book deal.
I'm so excited that Emma Lee Raines and the gang will get to travel all over the world on all ebook platforms and book stores! Plus you won't have to wait long! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to all the upcoming details on release dates and where I will be visiting. I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see you in person! 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CRIMPED TO DEATH~A DIVORCED DIVA NOVEL NEW RELEASE


AMAZON
BARNES AND NOBLE

***Book Extra*** 
Enjoy the beaded jewelry set pattern in the back of the novel that Holly Harper creates in CRIMPED TO DEATH. You too can wear one of Holly's fabulous designs. 

The Divorced Divas are a motley crew of women, all of whom are not afraid to stand up to the men who scorned them. During their beaded jewelry classes, the Divas plot ways to kill their exes. . .pretend play of course. 

Someone in Swanee, Kentucky is trying to stop the group of women from meeting and will stop at nothing to make that happen. . .including the murder of Diva Bernadine’s ex-husband using one of The Beaded Dragonfly’s crimping tools as the weapon. 

Holly Harper and the Diva’s must set aside their beading projects to clear Bernadine’s name and find the killer—before another Diva’s ex becomes the next victim…


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Friday, January 17, 2014

THE TRUE BEST FRIEND

I'm not like most women....duh! We all know that! Seriously, do you ever sit down and think about your close circle of friends? I can on one hand. Most people have a ton of best friends or a LOT of friends. Not me. I have my close circle of friends and that ONE true best friend. We have been friends for over 28 years! That is a long time to be able to put up with someone...especially ME!

Even though we don't live near each other anymore, we are in constant contact.

We make sure we carve out those weekends when we can spend time together. It might be hanging out at home or going on a spa retreat. Those rejuvenate me!  There is nothing like giggling with your girlfriend!

And...she even trusts me to color her hair! Dang good friend!

 Even the long months we don't see each other, we connect on Skype or Facetime!
When I was writing my first novel
CARPE BEAD 'EM, she was
reading it! In the novel, there is a
very important scene involving
silverware! My best friend went
to a vintage shop and saw this
set of silverware. She immediately
knew it was just like the one I had
made up in the novel and bought
it for me! WOW! My family
uses the cool antique silverware!
In fact, Hallie Mediate, the heroine in
CARPE BEAD 'EM is named after
my friend :)
 What about you? Do you have that amazing bond with friends? Tell me about it in the comments section! One lucky winner will get a signed copy of my novel involving girlfriends~ CARPE BEAD 'EM


**eFestival of Words 2012 Women's Fiction Winner From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes**

Orphaned at a young age, Hallie Mediate was raised by her (slightly) crazy Great Aunt Grace on the wrong side of the tracks in Cincinnati. Hallie dreamed of escaping her hometown and never looking back. After putting herself through college, landing her dream job in Chicago, and starting a romance with her handsome running partner Bo Pompillio, life is finally exactly as she wants it.

That is, until she’s transferred back to the hometown. Not wanting her past to cross paths with her future, Hallie puts her relationship with Bo on hold.

When she arrives in town, Hallie finds crazy Aunt Grace rummaging through a dumpster looking for the “perfect” welcome home gift for her niece. That’s just the beginning. After that, Aunt Grace stays busy by dying her stolen poodle’s hair pink and leaving the dog on her apartment roof to pee, throwing bricks out the window at passing neighbors, and climbing every flag pole to kiss the ornamental eagle.

Hallie finds some sanity at a local jewelry-making class where she uncovers a hidden talent for beading. When her talent is discovered by a major department store jewelry buyer, Hallie realizes that what she had in Chicago might not have been her dream life after all.

When faced with the choice of moving back to Chicago and Bo or taking a leap of faith to start her own jewelry company (with Aunt Grace in tow), Hallie has to make a decision. Will she let her past and her future collide, or will she or keep searching for the happiness she may already have found?


Thursday, January 16, 2014

THINGS I"M LOVIN' THURSDAY

 This owl mug is so darn cute! I received it from a reader turned friend for Christmas! It's perfect for my daily afternoon cup from my Keurig!

 Hello!!! Can you say DELISH!? These chocolate knee length boots are from the Beach Peach Boutique line named after my series A Magical Cures Mystery Series! I adore the zipper in the back and awesome buckle on the side! Did you see that plaid on the inside? It helps keep your tootsie warm! These are the Mr. Prince Charming boots!!

Order yours today!!!!!

HERE!
The last thing I'm lovin' this Thursday is my NARS lipstick in FIRE DOWN BELOW! I love NARS because it keeps my lips moist and I'm rarely without my lipstick. But this red is awesome! Some reds are too orange for me...not this one! It rocks!!













What are you lovin' this Thursday? Be sure to tell me in the comments in case I decide to pick up something you are lovin'! If I pick something from your lovin' list.....you win a prize!!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

A CHARMING CRIME #FREE #MYSTERY !

I'm so excited!! For the first time ever A CHARMING CRIME the first novel in the Magical Cures Mystery Series is FREE!!

Why am I excited about free? There is no money to be made. RIGHT! I have been on this journey for a long time and I have said from day one that it's not about money, but about reaching that one reader. I love love love my readers. I LOVE connecting with them on a personal level. I love meeting them in person. I love hanging out with my STREET TEAM! They rock by the way!

I want the world to know June Heal and the gang of Whispering Falls! A CHARMING CRIME is a USA Today Bestselling Novel. The cover won the 2013 Best Cover voted on by readers in the Southern Writer's Magazine. A CHARMING CRIME won the 2013 eFestival of Words Award in the fantasy category.

Who doesn't love an adorable Fairy God Cat named Mr. Prince Charming? What about a snarky crystal ball, Madame Torres? The shops in the town are a cover up for the shop owner's magical gift! Walk down the road and get a tea and scone from Gerald Reguila. Don't worry about the tea leaves floating around in your freshly brewed tea. . .he might just have some advice for you if he happens to read your leaves. Oh! Don't forget to visit Bella's Baubles where the jewelry there is flawless. Bella might even tell you what is written in stars for your future. If  a manicure is what you want~A Cleansing Spirit Spa is exactly what you need. Don't worry if Chandra Shango spends a ton of time on your palms. . .she might give you the numbers you have to play in the lottery! That is just a glimpse at all the fun going on in Whispering Falls. . .oh. . .just step over the dead body!

It's 2014! It's time the world gets a free trip to Whispering Falls!

Enjoy!


***2013 eFestival of Words Fantasy Novel Winner from USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes***

Bubble... Bubble...

June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.

Cures and trouble...

Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.

Magic stirs...

June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June’s lucky charm in the victim’s grasp.

And troubles double...

Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park and Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle’s Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don’t have cauldrons in jail.

A Charming Crime is book one of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won't want to leave.

GET IT FREE ON AMAZON!! CLICK HERE!!!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Things I love Thursday!

Happy Thursday!!
WOW! What the difference 20 degrees makes! Kentucky is thawing out from the polar vortex and let me tell you, we are happy to see it go away. Luckily I don't have to go out everyday to a job outside of my house so I snuggled in my office and did a lot of writing. I did venture out a few times when my guys wanted to go somewhere, but they were as content as me with staying in.

Everything Thursday I'm going to be doing a new post on things I'm lovin'!! I want you to share with me in the comment section things you are lovin' right now! Once a month I'm going to try something you are lovin' and give you a PRIZE! It might be one of the things I'm lovin' in return!

Here is what I'm lovin' now!

I'm totally diggin' Katy Perry's song Dark Horse. It reminds me of my Magical Cures Mystery Series and I could totally see a movie trailer for the series with this song playing!

 I'm so lovin' leopard print! This was an awesome little gem I found at New York and Company for only $6!! I ended up buying all they had and giving them as Christmas gifts because I loved them so much!

OH! These little goodies are from the Gluten Free brand Lucy's. There are several different flavors, but I'm over indulging on the chocolate chip ones right now!

So...what are you lovin' this Thursday?