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?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Guest Author Lia Fairchild~Happy Release and GIVEAWAY!




Title: Circle in the Sand

Author: Lia Fairchild
Release Date:  January 7, 2014 
Four life-long friends bound by two decades of laughter, love, promises, and secrets. Once inseparable, the four grow into independent adults pursuing very different paths.

Sage, raised by career-driven parents, follows a carefully laid out future of success that leaves her wondering what she’s missed out on.

Emily, the college drop-out, now has three children that have become her whole life. She's slowly lost herself, subconsciously seeking dangerous ways to cope. Can she find herself in time?

Jax always lived on the edge, skating through life with no apparent ambition, yet remained the energy and emotional cement of the group. She longs for her friends to accept her without trying to fix her.

Ned, Emily’s twin brother, yearns to stand up and be counted. But his old loyalties and new feelings for one of the girls has him pulled in different directions.

Will the ties that held them together as kids be strong enough for them as adults? These four friends will discover the true meaning of friendship and unveil truths about themselves they never knew existed.




Lia Fairchild is both a traditionally published and independent author who writes contemporary fiction, chick lit, romance, and mystery/thriller. Fairchild was born and raised in Southern California and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two teenagers.

Look for updates on her and her books at the links below.






Monday, January 6, 2014

Whispering Falls

WOW! WOW! WOW! 2014 started of with a BANG!
The Whispering Falls clothing line at the Beach Peach Boutique is flying off the shelves! I'm so excited everyone is loving the clothes as much as I am.

Here I am in the June Tunic in Black. It's so comfortable!

HERE is where the fun begins! I'm holding a contest for the next twenty four hours where YOU get to name this tunic in the clothing line. How fun is that? All you have to do is put your suggestion in the comment section! I will pick a winner! Not only is the tunic going to have the name you suggested, but I'm going to give you the tunic and a $10 gift card from the Beach Peach Boutique so you can purchase anything from the line you want!!!

Be sure to VISIT the Beach Peach Boutique for the entire WHISPERING FALLS clothing line by clicking HERE.
Okay! What do you think we should name this awesome ruffled sleeve brown tunic?

**PLEASE CHECK THE BLOG POSTS FROM LAST WEEK TO SEE WHO WON THE GIFT CARDS AND COPY OF A CHARMING MAGIC**

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Inspiration. . .NOT!

It's the second day of 2014 and my mind is already boggled with things I have to get done this year!
I knew when the calendar turned that I would put all the pressure on me to get these books in my head written and out the door into your hands.

Knowing this, I asked my street team what books they would like to see come out this year. Of course....they named every single series I have written. Luckily for them I was planning on doing a lot of plotting while on my New Year vacation at the beach. . .


Yep....there is NO planning going on here. Just relaxing and enjoying the beginning of 2014 with my family.



What Tonya Kappes character would you like to visit this year? Leave a comment and I will pick a winner for a Starbucks gift card and signed copy of my latest novel A CHARMING MAGIC! I'll pick a winner this weekend so be sure to check back!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Gosh....2013 really did fly by! Just like everyone else, I have taken the time to reflect on what I have done over the past year. 2013 was a great  year for me. 2013 kept me and my family healthy, happy, and full of life. 2013 took my writing career to a whole new level. I connected with other amazing writers and have made several life long connections.

My dreams of meeting my readers, you, in person all over the United States happened, many books were sold, and many words were written. In total I wrote: 4 novellas, six novels and countless blogs. I was able to making writing my full time job! I made the USA Today Bestsellers list twice and my novels won many awards. Even my Magical Cures Mystery Series had a 2014 clothing line named after the characters in the town!

I also had the opportunity to talk to several literary agents and be picky on who I got to represent me. It was a great year for publishing that allowed me to do that. With me in control of my career, I picked Steve Kasdin of Curtis Brown to help represent my entire career as it moves forward into 2014 and beyond.

2014 is going to be awesome for my readers too! I have so much planned and can't wait to tell you all about it!!!! Be sure to check my website (via the link on top of this page) to plan to come visit with me in a town near you!

To start of 2014~A CHARMING MAGIC has been released early!!!!!



 Bubble, Bubble. . .
Magic is floating all around Whispering Falls. There is a new flower shop, Magical Moments, and an upcoming wedding that has the town on cloud nine.

Cures and Trouble. . .
Arabella Paxton, the owner of Magical Moments is smart, beautiful and has her eyes on Oscar Park. Not even the dark cloud looming over Whispering Falls is going to stop her from what she wants.

Magic Stirs. . .
Village President and A Charming Cure owner, June Heal, is on a mission to find out why things are dying in Whispering Falls including her relationship with Oscar Park.

And Trouble Doubles. . .
With the perfect storm brewing, a beloved Whispering Falls resident has been poisoned from a potion bought at A Charming Cure. June Heal has to use all her sleuthing skills and a little bit of magic to not only clear her name but help Oscar remember that she is the love of his life.

IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES~NOW IS THE TIME TO START WITH A CHARMING CRIME! For only .99 you can step into the magical world of Whispering Falls! Be sure to pick up your copy today!


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