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Tuesday with Tonya!

Welcome to Tuesday with Tonya!! Today's question is from Street Team member Charlene!!

If you haven't seen the new Whispering Falls clothing line, please be sure to pop over to yesterdays post and browse the racks!

Whispering Falls Clothing Line

The Beach Peach Boutique has teamed up with US Today Bestselling Author, Tonya Kappes, to design a new line of fabulous clothes and accessories featuring character names from her popular Magical Cure mysteries. Stay tuned for sneak peek of the new spring line! 

OKAY!!! How freaking cool is this?? I've been biting at the bit to tell you, but I had to wait until the line was about to launch. There are so many cool pieces that are designed for June Heal and the gang at great prices! You can now own a piece of clothing that is specific to my MAGICAL CURE SERIES!!

Here are a few of the pieces!
Check out Bella's Baubles newest arrivals- these candy colored, celebrity inspired teardrop necklace sets are hard to keep in stock. Spring colors available: Mint, Orange, Sage, Hibiscus (Pink) or Mixed. $18 Comes with matching earrings. Please state color choice and quantity when ordering

The Charming Potion Dress $27 Fall in love with this sweet dress with it's pretty blue color and lace tr…

Sneaking Up!

This year my family decided to go on vacation right after Christmas instead of buying a ton of presents. We still sponsored the little boy and buy him gifts. This year he wanted a bike and basketball. I remember the days when my guys only wanted a bike or a basketball. As they got older, gifts got more expensive and they have gotten harder to buy for. They have everything they possibly need. Of course they get new clothes because all three of them have grown over an inch or two since September!
HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?? It seems like a year ago they were size 8 in little boys. Now I can't even buy their pants in store! I have to shop on line for all of my guys which does make clothes shopping much easier....

TV Tuesday with Tonya Kappes

Be sure to leave your question in the comment section or email Tonya via her contact page! If your question is chosen, you win a TONYA KAPPES PRIZE!

Don't forget to be here every Tuesday to see what ~
Inquiring reader minds want to know!

Romancing the Holidays

There is NOTHING more fun as a writer than meeting up with awesome readers! Especially during the holidays when everyone has a took of the spirit and feeling great!

I'm fortunate enough to have had an AWESOME book signing at our local Barnes and Noble store. LET ME TELL YOU~ I loved loved loved seeing June Heal and Mr. Prince Charming on the bookshelf along side a bunch of my other author friends!

There was so much holiday cheers with the music, cookies, and giveaways. A few my street team members came to give me a grand hello! It was great to see them!

I was so shocked to see they had bought ME gifts!! I couldn't believe it.

 Totally digging this glass! Of course I had to make a cocktail and post a pic! readers know me sooooo well. They all know I'm always cold and she MADE these for me! Can you believe it?
OH....I also got some goodie treats but they didn't make it long enough to get a picture. They were YUMMY!!!

Spread The Holiday Love

There is nothing I love more than to give, give, and give. Each year my family and I sponsor a family for Christmas. My guys love it and I hope I am teaching them some great morals not to mention the lesson of giving without expecting anything in return.

When I came across this video of WestJet Airlines and how they spread the holiday cheer~it warmed my heart to know that a major company is still in the spirit of giving.

Yes! I cried when I watched it. So go on....give!
It doesn't have to be a family or a big gift. Sometimes folks just need a smile, cup of coffee, or a hug.

Early Christmas Present

Life has been really good lately! First off. . .a year ago you know I went through a total kitchen remodel and it was BEAUTIFUL!
(This is me and oldest twin in our old kitchen) THEN... I was driving in one of my FIVE carpools to school and there was a house for sale. Yep, we bought it, moved, and a year later....another kitchen remodel!
(Hubby and son's friend in photo) As you can see, I went with a much lighter kitchen with stainless steel, butcher block and bamboo elements. It's totally gorg! I will show you a pic when it's all said and done.... BUT THAT IS NOW MY EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT! After three years of learning the in's and out's of self publishing, I decided it was time to do the HYBRID thing. What is that? Most of you readers don't know the term and probably don't care. Here is the deal. A hybrid author is someone who self publishes and traditionally publishes with a publisher. Yes. I am in Barnes and Noble because I made my own deal as a self publi…

Autographed Tonya Kappes Novels=GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS!

Happy Holidays! Are you wondering what you should give your mom/sister/best girlfriend/gift exchange for Christmas? A personalized Tonya Kappes novel!
Choose FIVE of the novels below plus the new Tonya Kappes logo tote bag for only $40! Not only will I ship them, but I will personalize each of them. Don't miss out today! Order now so I can ship them in time for Christmas. Deadline is December 10th.

You can pay by PayPal(tonyak11@yahoo(dot)com) or personal check (mail to P.O. Box 176488 Ft. Mitchell, KY  41017). I will ship anywhere in the United States and Canada. Please email me at tonyak11@yahoo(dot)com to place your order today!

Cheers to a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season! xo~Tonya

Be sure to visitwww.tonyakappes.comfor the latest news and events!

Hopping the Box Blog Tour and Super Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for Hoppin the Boxes Today I'll be featuring Barbara Silkstone But - There are Over 60 stops - with plenty of excerpts, information and a giveaway! These Eight Authors are presenting their Boxed Sets with Excerpts, Character Bios, and Prizes Barbara Silkstone with the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Boxed Set Cheryl Bradshaw with the Sloan Monroe Boxed Set Christy Hayes and the Golden Rule Bundle Donna Fasano and the Single Daddy Club Boxed Set Faith Mortimer and the Diana Rivers Mystery Set M.P. McDonald and the Mark Taylor Omnibus Melissa F. Miller and the Sasha McCandles Series Sibel Hodge and the Sibel Hodge Box Set This tour will run from 11 – 18 November Giveaways! Reader drawing is international Grand Prize Winner : $60 Giftcard to Amazon or Barnes and all eight boxed sets First Prize Winner: $40 Giftcard and all eight box set Second Prize winner - 4 (winner’s choice) boxed sets (see the giveaway tool at the bottom of the post!) And now.. I present
Wendy Darlin' Tomb Raider…


I really can't believe it! Every year it seems like the holidays are getting squished into one! When I went to the store to pick up SOAP (of all things) I guess I could have done my Christmas shopping because all of the decorations were out! ALREADY! From now on. . .during these three months, I'm going to say HAPPY HALLOWTHANKMUS!

What do you think about all of this????

Happy Monday Morning

Friday Giveaway!!

Hey y'all! I'm going to start blogging week-daily on my blog! YAY!! I'm starting off with a new segment called FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! Y'all know I love having fun!
Here is the drill~I'm going to give you an excerpt of one of my books! You leave a comment naming the book and I will pick a winner the following week! Here is the excerpt! GOOD LUCK!!

The moonlight cast a shadow on him, making it hard to see his salt and pepper crew-cut. He walked up and stood next to her. The urge to grab him hadn’t gone away. His stare made her nervous, but she didn’t turn away from him. The night’s darkness blanketed them like her quilt. She could barely make out his eyes. The energy between them was like a magnet. They stood in silence. She could smell his sweet scent. “We need to talk.” He broke the silence. His hands were plunged deep in his front…

Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction 2014

Tonya Kappes' Cat Capers and Feline Flirts

Brenda Novak's annual online auction has raised over $2 million for Juvenile Diabetes research, and preparations are being made for the May 2014 auction. This is an opportunity to support this important cause while promoting one's books and website.

Authors Marcia James and I (Tonya Kappes) are organizing two pet-themed prize categories for the 2014 auction. Here are the details and ways you can participate, if you're interested.

I'm hosting an auction category titled, "Tonya Kappes' Cat Capers & Feline Flirts." All of the prizes in my category will offer books (any genre) with cats in them. Authors who have books that include cats can donate a print or ebook to this category by emailing me at Tonya at tonyak11 @ (no spaces).

Marcia's category is "Canine Cupids and Crimefighters," and all of the prizes will offer books (any genre) with dogs in them, along with dog-themed prizes. Author…


YAY!! I'm so excited to introduce you to the world of Emma Lee Raines in the Beyond the Grave Series starting with A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING!! A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING is full of quirky characters, romance, mystery, and HUMOROUS GHOSTS! I hope you pick up your copy today!!

Another day. 

Another funeral. 

Another ghost. 

Another average day in the life of young funeral home director, Emma Lee Raines. 

After a perilous run-in with a plastic Santa Claus, Emma Lee, co-owner of Eternal Slumber Funeral Home in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, sees the ghost of town gossip Ruthie Sue Payne, who is proving to be a real pain, more so in death than while living. Recently deceased, Ruthie reveals to Emma Lee that her demise wasn't caused by accidentally falling down the steps at the Sleepy Hollow Inn as everyone believes—she was pushed...murdered. 

In order for the ghost to cross over—and for Emma Lee to be rid of Ruthie for good—she must find a desperate killer...or risk being haunted forever. 



I did it. I FINALLY did it.

It's no secret that I have three teenage boys that live at home plus a twenty year old that's out of the house, but nonetheless, they have or are going through the growing pains of being a teenager.
I deal with teenage girls on a daily basis because when you  have that many boys in the house, you have to multiply that by 4 because that is how many more teenage boys are in my house THEN you have to multiply that by 7 because that is how many girls will be here at a given time.
When I say I'm around teenagers all the time. . .I meant that I'm literally around teenagers ALL. THE. TIME!
I don't mind. My hubby and I would much rather them be under our roof than somewhere else not knowing where they are. Plus the girls are fun. They like me and give me the girly time I need to thank God that he didn't give me girls *grin*. And my boys think it's cool that the girls at school really like their mom and the teens think it's cool I'…

Happy FRIDAY!! who is addicted to Pinterest? ME!!!!!  The winner of my USA Today Bestseller STRUNG OUT TO DIE is Mary Edwards!! Congrats!!!
Congrats to Hilleary for winning an ebook copy of GROOMING MR RIGHT!!!
You have one week to contact me for your prize. Congrats!!

Grooming Mr. Right . . .Grooming This Author!

It's here! My latest contemporary, sweet romance is here!
And I still can't help but smile when I see the USA Today Bestselling Author underneath my name. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would make one of the two big girl's lists when I left my publisher three years ago. I couldn't have done it without my readers! My amazing, wonderful, fabtabulous READERS! Thank you so much for making Grooming Mr. Right a bestseller right out of the gate!

As an author I have made my niche in the cozy mystery genre. I love writing mystery, I really do. But I started out writing romance. After all, I am a romantic at heart. All things flowers. All things chocolate. And all things sweet.

There isn't anything better than sitting down and crafting a feel good story.

When I set out to write another romance between my mystery releases, I did it for me. For my soul. Killing people is great! Killing people take a toll on my belief in people, so I have to do a little restart. Th…

#selfpublished #author Defies All Odds With TWO #USAToday #Bestsellers in ONE WEEK!

When I left my publisher and decided to self publish, it was when self publishing had (and I mean HAD) a stigma to it.
I did my research! I knew some of my colleagues would turn up their noses or snicker under their breath, but writers weren't who I wanted to buy my self published novels! It's YOU, my readers!!  I did the unthinkable! I STARTED TO DO THINGS TO REACH YOU! MY READERS!
Eventually the publishing tide started to turn and the self publishing stigma began to go away making the line between traditional publishing and self publishing becoming blurred. . .very blurred. My colleagues began to call me, they wanted to know how I did it. How did I make all of the bestseller lists?
My heart was over joyed! With authors like me, the self publishing ceiling was being blown up into little pieces. I was paving the way for others to start their publishing journey on a successful road with all of the trial and error I had been doing along the way. Of course I picked up tips, as we…

#Fantasy #book Winner in the eFestival of Words

I'm so excited to announce A CHARMING CRIME has won the eFestival of Words in the Fantasy and Urban category.

This is such an honor because it is reader nominated. I have no idea who nominated me, but I'm so honored and thrilled to have won. I love writing The Magical Cures Mystery Series. There is so much fun in the magical town and June Heal is a pleasure to write!

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!

***2013 eFestival of Words Fantasy Novel Winner***

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 disco…

#.99 Strung Out To Die #Divorced Diva #Mystery #kindle #nook #kobo #sale

Yay! I'm in Nashville at Killer Nashville Convention at the Writers Homicide School! I'm learning how to interrogate people and tell if they are telling the truth! I can see a lot of these techniques in my next novel in the BEYOND THE GRAVE SERIES....details on that later *wink*.

Strung Out To Die is on sale!!! It's only on sale for a limited time. So be sure to pick it up on:
Barnes and Noble



Holly Harper's life is finally getting back on the right track after her divorce from "what's his name." She and a group of divorcees have formed a strong bond plotting creative ways to get back at their exes and created a self-help group known as The Divorced Divas where their meetings are held in Holly's bead store, The Beaded Dragonfly.

It’s no secret that Holly’s ex husband, Sean Harper, and the wealthiest bachelor in Swanee, Doug Sloan, don’t get along because Sean is …