Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Serial Watcher AND Giveaway!




Generally we southerns like to sweep family issues under the rug until they rear their ugly head and want a little attention, then we just slap a little lipstick on it or a monogramed necklace and call it good.

But I just can't keep this issue under the rug. It doesn't look pretty in lipstick. And it refuses to wear a necklace....

My family. . .here it goes. . .we are serial watcher.



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SHOOOWEEE!! That felt good getting that off my chest!

We watch Netflix and Amazon Prime. I have four boys and they all watch different things on each of those online streaming services. Most suppertime talk is them telling me about the new series they found or new movie they watched the night before.

They don't watch TV during the day, but they do watch the online streaming at night. Since my Eddy and I are working during the day, it was useless for us to continue with Direct TV so we got rid of it!

My boys were so upset! I asked them when do you watch Direct TV and all of them replied "NEVER." I found it so interesting that their generation doesn't remember a time without cable TV. I clearly remember when cable was installed in my childhood home and I clearly remember the first Disney show and the first video premiere on Mtv!

Needless to say, we haven't missed a bit of cable or Direct TV, but we sure are stuck on watching series of TV shows. I love that my boys are watching the old 90210 shows from the eighty and nineties and old movies I grew up watching. I especially love when one of them recommend a series for me.

Lat week my Austin asked if I watched Longmire because it was a show that would go right along with my writing. NOW...I'm on season two! ADDICTED!!!! I can not only watch ONE episode, I watch THREE in one sitting!!!

What about you? Are you a serial watcher?

Answer my question in the comments section and you will be entered to win an audio book in the Magical Cures Mystery Series!!
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***TWO GIVEAWAYS***
**GIVEAWAY ONE**
AN AUDIO BOOK FROM THE MAGICAL CURES MYSTERY SERIES!
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**GIVEAWAY TWO**




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xo~ Tonya
USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the
Magical Cures Mystery Series
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A CHARMING VOODOO
BOOK 10
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Synopsis:
Bubble. . . bubble. . . 
Whispering Falls is abuzz with the new
housing development and new shops
popping up all over the magical
village right before the annual All
Hallow’s Eve celebration.

Cures and trouble. . . 
June Heal’s intuition
is on high alert and she just can’t shake
that something bad is about to happen.
Magic stirs . . .
June finds Violet Draper standing over a dead body
In the new pumpkin patch hours before it’s supposed
to open for hayrides.

And trouble doubles . . . 
Once again, June has to put her sleuthing skills to work
and figure out who the real killer is before the new
citizens pack up and move right back out of town.
Happy reading!! ~ Tonya


Monday, September 26, 2016

Lisa Ks Book Reviews: It's here!A CHARMING VOODOOBook 10 in the Magica...

Lisa Ks Book Reviews: It's here! A CHARMING VOODOOBook 10 in the Magica...: It's here! A CHARMING VOODOO Book 10 in the Magical Cures Mysteries by  Tonya Kappes Released today! Bubble. ...

Happy Release Day!









Bubble. . . bubble. . . 
Whispering Falls is abuzz with the new 
housing development and new shops 
popping up all over the magical 
village right before the annual All 
Hallow’s Eve celebration. 

Cures and trouble. . . 
June Heal’s intuition 
is on high alert and she just can’t shake 
that something bad is about to happen. 

Magic stirs . . . 
June finds Violet Draper standing over a dead body 
In the new pumpkin patch hours before it’s supposed 
to open for hayrides. 

And trouble doubles . . . 
Once again, June has to put her sleuthing skills to work 
and figure out who the real killer is before the new 
citizens pack up and move right back out of town. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Password CrAzY!!

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Oh my...One of our own Whodunit authors, Laura Bradford, had emailed me telling me that my email had been hacked. Immediately my heart sank. Not because I feared someone was going to send my hacker $5,000 to a secret account to get me out of jail in Tahiti, but the dreaded thought of trying to figure out a password and remembering it!
Every year I change my passwords. I keep them for a year and I have a place where I store them. This year was no different. When 2016 rolled around, I went through the dreaded password change. I'm not talking just blogs, Facebook, etc. . .I'm talking utility companies who I pay bills online, banking, all my blogs, websites, Goodreads, Amazon, Google docs, and many more. It's painful.
So when I got Laura's email, I groaned loudly because it's only FEBRUARY and I just started remembering the new ones without my notes that week! Not only that, but now the password gatekeepers of my email server said I have to have a capital letter, lower case letter, number and symbol. Symbol?? Now that's a new on to me and now I still can't remember my new password.

How often do you change your passwords?

If you haven't had to opportunity to read USA Today Bestselling novel, A CHARMING CRIME, now is your time! It's currently  FREE!
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Release Day!



Betting Off Dead 
And their off! 
Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky's number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Conference For A Cause

I love going to conference where readers are the center of the conference. I'm always on the look out for them, but recently I had been contacted by another author who is doing something a little different.
She is hosting a Toys For Tots Christmas Reader Conference. When she asked me to host a table I didn't have to think twice! I knew it was going to be a wonderful cause.
The luncheon is Saturday December 3rd in Newport, Kentucky. I'll be posting event information soon! Let me know if you'd like to come. I'd love to meet you.

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Do you do any charities?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Maggie vs Tonya

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Judge smacks the gavel on the desk to get order in the courtroom. On one side of the courtroom Author Tonya Kappes is preparing to defend the lawsuit Maggie Parks has filed against her. While Maggie Parks is on the other side of the courtroom.
Judge: Ms. Parks, please state your claim.
Maggie Parks: I’m here today for you to order Tonya Kappes to make my familiar an animal like every other witch out there.
Judge: What exactly did she make your familiar?
Maggie Parks: A 1965 red AC Cobra.
Judge: A car? A muscle car?
Tonya Kappes: Funny (she snickers under her breath).
Maggie Parks: See! She thinks it’s funny! It’s not funny. Everyone else in my FAMILY has an animal. My sister Lilith has a bird, Aunt Meme has an owl, and mama has a cat! I get a car?
Judge: Ms. Kappes, what do you have to say for yourself?
Tonya Kappes: It’s funny. Vinnie is a 1965 muscle car that is so jealous of Maggie’s suitors, including Mick Jasper the undercover agent for SKUL, the Secret Keepers of the Universal Law. He has to get in Maggie’s car sometimes during the investigation and Vinnie is so jealous of him. Mick is very cute and hot, if you know what I mean.
Maggie Parks: It’s not funny! Vinnie locks Mick in and drives crazy, zipping in and out of traffic, warming Mick’s seat until his pants are practically on fire. (Maggie tries to hide a giggle.)
Tonya Kappes: See, funny!
Judge smacks the gavel: I rule in favor of Author Tonya Kappes. She knows how to use her imagination to bring smiles to even the maddest of faces.
Maggie Parks darts out of the courtroom and all we hear is Vinnie squeal his tires.

What about you? What type of familiar would you want?

Spies and Spells
Spies and Spells Book 1
While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she works at the family diner with her mom, aunt Meme and Lilith, her sister - all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL. Has she found her calling?