Thursday, August 29, 2013

#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 well as other picking up tips from me, on creative ways to continue on a successful self publishing journey. BUT the reader was and always will be the number one goal in my writing career. 

As the years have ticked by, with 15 novels under my publishing belt, I'm sooooo excited to FINALLY announce:
I MADE THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER LIST WITH TWO NOVELS THIS WEEK!!! 
 
STRUNG OUT TO DIE debut is at #129 and THE PERFECT TEN box set (A CHARMING CRIME) is #118 on the list. 

It's such an honor! I'm so grateful to each and every single one of you for supporting me along this amazing and fun journey!

"Good morning everyone! Don't you just love the enthusiasm of our fearless leader, Tonya. Her posts always puts a smile on my face and I'm so happy that she is experiencing such success with her books. 

I remember the first time I saw her name and she was contemplating how to make a go of writing. Well, girl, you have succeeded. You Go Girl! 

Congratulations! You deserve it." ~ STREET TEAM MEMBER AND BLOGGER, Dru Ann Love

Now....off the write! 
If you would like to join the fun on my STREET TEAM, click the link and join! Don't forget to check the events page on my website! I have a ton of events where I'm only meeting READERS! 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MEETING AUTHORS? (Leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy of STRUNG OUT TO DIE)

STRUNG OUT TO DIE
**BONUS BEADED BRACELET PATTERN IN THE BOOK**

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 constantly fixing all of Doug’s shoddy handy man work. Plus all the Divas would love to get their claws in some of Doug’s money.

When Doug ends up dead on the floor of The Beaded Dragonfly with a string of cat eye beads around his neck, it’s up to Holly to figure out whose framing her.


THE PERFECT TEN Box Set
TEN Full-length novels: Explosive suspense, powerful romance and loads of fun by 10 bestsellers!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#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!

A CHARMING CRIME:
 ***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 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.


Friday, August 23, 2013

#.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*.

HERE IS THE GREAT NEWS TODAY!!
Strung Out To Die is on sale!!! It's only on sale for a limited time. So be sure to pick it up on:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Kobo

Blurb:

**BONUS BEADED BRACELET PATTERN IN THE BOOK**

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 constantly fixing all of Doug’s shoddy handy man work. Plus all the Divas would love to get their claws in some of Doug’s money.

When Doug ends up dead on the floor of The Beaded Dragonfly with a string of cat eye beads around his neck, it’s up to Holly to figure out whose framing her.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nashville Host To Authors

I'm trying to wrap my head around my world-wind week!
First off, I'm so thankful for each of you buying THE PERFECT TEN box set!!
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Currently THE PERFECT TEN is in Amazon's TOP 100 and #17 in the Barnes and Noble store!
If you haven't bought your copy~RUN! Go get it before the price goes up to $9.99.

On a side note, I'm in Nashville for the KILLER NASHVILLE Convention and I have to say that I'm starting to get use to sleeping in! BUT....I do miss my guys and fur kids.

If you are in Nashville or not far from Nashville~ Author Duffy Brown, Nancy Naigle and myself will be at THE PAINTED CUPCAKE from 6-8 pm central time with FREE CUPCAKES and SWAG!!
So stop by and see us!
IF you can't come...you know I have you covered!! From 6:30-7:30 pm central time, we are hosting a TWITTER PARTY!! YES! A TWITTER PARTY where we will be giving away swag and fun stuff!
All you have to do is get on TWITTER and use #cozycapers to find us!!!

Be sure to grab your copy of THE PERFECT TEN!!!
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Kobo

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gratitude Makes This Indie Gal Smile



There is so much going on in my world! Sometimes I have to stop and enjoy the ride.
This week I'm in Nashville, Tennesse with my writer gal pals, Author Nancy Naigle and Duffy Brown. We are here for Killer Nashville.
It just so happened that Nancy and I are part of THE PERFECT TEN BOX SET that features all New York Times Bestsellers, USA Today Bestsellers, and Amazon Bestsellers.
THE PERFECT TEN contains ten full length novels and we had planned to sale it for .99 on all ebook formats.

BUT that didn't stop you! My amazing readers! I'm happy and so grateful to report THE PERFECT TEN made several bestsellers lists on
  Amazon:
 #203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

  • Sales rank: 41

#3 Romance, Paranormal
#17 Mystery, Suspence
#5 Romance, Suspence

Thank you so much!! I'm so grateful that each and everyone of you believe in THE PERFECT TEN as much as I do!! 



What do you think about box sets? Leave a comment and I will pick one lucky winner to receive an ebook copy!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ten Bestselling Authors, Ten full length novels! .99!!

I'm so excited to announce I am in an amazing box set with NINE other bestselling authors!! The price for Nook and Kobo are .99. $1.99 on Kindle. Why $1.99 on Kindle?? Because the box set is TEN FULL LENGTH NOVELS and over the .99 price point megabytes! Wow! That is awesome that we are bringing you TEN FULL LENGTH NOVELS AND IT'S ONLY 1.99 ON KINDLE!!



The Perfect 10
Explosive suspense, powerful romance and loads of fun by 10 bestsellers!



Ten bestselling authors bring readers a diverse collection of ten books featuring mysteries, romance, horror, young adult, women's fiction, and fantasy. The Perfect Ten will be available for .99 on Nook and Kobo and $1.99 on Kindle .

The Perfect Ten includes LAST CHANCE TO RUN by NYT bestseller Dianna Love, THE LAIRD by Sandy Blair, Deadly Pursuit by USA Today Bestseller Misty Evans, DOG COLLAR CRIME by USA Today bestseller Adrienne Giordano, INVISIBLE MAGIC by Amazon Bestseller Mary Buckham, THE MERZETTI EFFECT by Amazon Bestseller Nora Wilson, OUT OF FOCUS by Amazon Bestseller Nancy Naigle, OUT OF FOCUS, A CHARMING CRIME by Amazon Bestseller Tonya Kappes, DEADLY RELATIONS by Amazon Bestseller Alexa Grace.

Praise for THE PERFECT 10
LAST CHANCE TO RUN - "Engrossing, thrilling and wonderfully steamy...a pitch-perfect suspense that will keep readers breathless..."  The Romance Reviews

THE LAIRD -  “Heartwarming historical romance at its best.”
~New York Times Bestselling author, Janet Chapman

DEADLY PURSUIT - "...a fast paced, action-filled romantic suspense..." ~ So Many Reads
DOG COLLAR CRIME – “Adrienne Giordano hits a home run once again with a fun mystery you can't put down."  New York Times bestseller Dianna Love 

 INVISIBLE MAGIC - “Not since Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson have I fallen in love with a female character like I have with Alex Noziak.” ~ Quiana at Urban Girl Reader
DEADLY RELATIONS - “…high-voltage, fraught-with-danger, vicarious experience that is super-charged with breathtaking love.”  The Romance Reviews
A CHARMING CRIME - "Tonya Kappes' A Magical Cure Series, charmed me until the end!"
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
OUT OF FOCUS - "Encompasses love and loss to the depths of your heart..."  
~ Amazon Reviewer
THE MERZETTI EFFECT - "Be prepared to be riveted. The Merzetti Effect is a gripping, exhilarating read that carries you along at an electrifying pace until the very last page." --Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling Author
TIME TRAP - “…totally captivated by every scene in the first book…The imagination of Micah Caida takes the reader on an exhilarating journey…originality at its best." Amelia Richards, SingleTitles.com
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ten Bestselling Authors Bringing you THE PERFECT TEN August 19th!!

THE PERFECT TEN

SAVE THE DATE!! 
MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
TEN Full-length Novels of Explosive suspense, powerful romance and loads of fun by 10 bestsellers
in ONE Box Set ON SALE for $.99
starting August 19, 2013 (limited time)

 LAST CHANCE TO RUN - Sexy, heart-stopping romantic suspense by NYT bestseller DIANNA LOVE 

THE LAIRD - Time travel romance set in Scotland by USA Today bestseller,    SANDY BLAIR

DEADLY PURSUIT - A hot romantic thriller by USA Today Bestseller MISTY EVANS

DOG COLLAR CRIME - A fun romantic mystery by USA Today bestseller ADRIENNE GIORDANO

INVISIBLE MAGIC - Sexy Urban Fantasy by Amazon bestseller MARY BUCKHAM 

DEADLY RELATIONS - Non-stop suspense and toe-curling passion by Amazon Bestseller ALEXA GRACE

A CHARMING CRIME - Bringing Magical Fiction To Life by Amazon Top 100 bestseller TONYA KAPPES

OUT OF FOCUS - Small town suspense by Amazon bestseller NANCY NAIGLE

THE MERZETTI EFFECT - Pulse-pounding paranormal romance by Amazon bestseller NORAH WILSON 

*Bonus Book - TIME TRAP - Epic sci-fi/fantasy young adult by Amazon bestseller MICAH CAIDA
KINDLE ~ NOOK ~ KOBO 

WOW!! Do I keep good company or WHAT??

I'm so excited to be collaborating with nine other amazing authors to bring you all of our BESTSELLING NOVELS AUGUST 19TH FOR ON $.99!!!!

Even if you already have my novel, A CHARMING CRIME, be sure to purchase this box set to get all the BESTSELLERS in one! You can also give the box set as a GIFT!!! 

Put it on your calendar to buy THE PERFECT TEN on AUGUST 19TH!