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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!


  1. I would love to add this to my Tonya collection. I would visit whispering falls and June Heal.

  2. June Heal ! I own every book so far , and I love this series!

  3. I would love to add one of your books to my signed collection too. I don't have one of yours yet.

  4. I want to meet Luvie from Grooming Mr. Right ... I'm loving her and the story right now. If I couldn't meet her June Heal would be my #2 - I love the Charming Series! Happy New year!

  5. I Don't Know June Heal Yet;( So Going with Holly Harper..Need Time to Catch up with Tonya's Books..;)

  6. June Heal! Hope you had a great vacation!

  7. First choice would be June Hill!. We all need a little magic in our lives.

  8. I'm a HUGE June Heal fan. I love getting lost her stories.

    1. Congratulations Kim!! You win!!! Please email me through my contacts page with your mailing address :)

  9. ANY one would be awesome! I will read what ever one comes out 1st :D would LOVE a signed book from you! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  10. No Worries... Have Fun With Your Family, That Is What Is Important. Great Pic. I'm New To Your Books, So I'm Lookung Forward To All Of Your Characters.

    Evanlea At Gmail Dot come

  11. I recently discovered your books and really enjoy them. The characters are great and your writing is so much fun to read, looking forward to more!!! Loved the pics of you and your family.

    Nancy Wolfe

  12. Oooh .... I would love to have a paperback of yours!! So far, all the ones I own of yours are on Kindle. (And I love my Kindle ... but I love paperbacks, too!). What a great way to start the new year! (Of course, even if I don't win, I'll still read them all!)

  13. I look forward to reading your books. I purchased my first one, and am excited to get to know your characters and you. Enjoy

  14. June Heal!!


  15. Emma! I'd love more Emma!
    Thanks for the fun!
    <3 Tobi

  16. I would love to visit with Mr. Prince Charming and of course I'd love to visit June as well!! :)


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