Monday, March 21, 2016

Fixin' To Die Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to FINALLY reveal the cover for Fixin' To Die! It's the first book in a three book deal with Henery Press! I hope you love the cover as much as I do! Be sure jump over to the GOODREADS page and mark Fixin' To Die as a TO BE READ. And scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a Tonya Kappes Loves Her Reader's Mystery Box.






Print ISBN-13: 9781635110371

ePub ISBN-13: 9781635110388

Kindle ISBN-13: 9781635110395

Hardback ISBN-13: 9781635110401


Title: FIXIN’ TO DIE

Series: Kenni Lowry Mystery Series

Series Number: 1

Edition: First

Pages:

Author: Kappes, Tonya

Publisher: Henery Press

Price: $15.95 trade paperback
             $31.95 hardcover
             $2.99 digital ebook

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

BISAC Audience: TRA (General/Trade)

BISAC Subject:
FIC022040 (mystery: women sleuths)
FIC022070 (mystery: cozy)
FIC016000 (fiction: humorous)


Description:

Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.

With the help of her Poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, small town, paranormal mysteries.

Books in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series:

·       FIXIN’ TO DIE (#1)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…

Author Bio:


Tonya has written over 20 novels and 4 novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, three teenage boys, two very spoiled schnauzers, and one ex-stray cat in Kentucky.



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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Reader Reviews . . .Do you?

As an author, reviews are very important to my career. I'm not talking about having reviews just so we can break the algorithms of Amazon (it's rumored that if an author has at least 50 reviews on a book, Amazon algorithms promotes the book). I'm talking about real and honest reviews.

I write fun and light hearted mysteries along with southern romance novels. Each one of those are based around real women with real lives. I know that some of the mysteries are paranormal, but none the less, the  women in those mysteries can be related to. The  heroines in my  romance novels are definitely someone each of us can relate to.

Some of you might like  my mysteries so much more than you like my romances, but each and every review is so important to me as the author, not me as a USA TODAY Bestselling author. I want each one of my novels to touch a reader in such a way that they want to shout to the world how much my novel helped them escape out of their daily lives.

There is no right or wrong way to review a novel. There isn't a limit on words. But I want to know if you do review? Where do you review? Do you read reviews?




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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

And so it goes...




I honestly can not believe my twins are heading off to college in a few months. Truth be told, I've been preparing myself for this  moment for some months now. For Christmas I made sure I bought them things they will need like a new laptop, new bedding, etc., that they will need to take with them because it was decided by them that they would go away from home.

That said. . . they turned 18 years old back in September. They are good boys and I've never had to police them or their activities. The only real control I had was over their checking and savings accounts. All I heard was "I can't wait until I'm 18", "When I'm 18...". When they turned 18, I started to treat them like grownups. I didn't transfer money into their accounts, I didn't wake them for school, I didn't take them to their dr appointments, I didn't do their laundry, I didn't pay for special nights out with friends and I didn't make their lunches for school. It was a big eye opener for them.

Now it's taken them FIVE months to say to me "yeah, I don't like being 18." Hahhaa!! They want to be treated as a grownup without the responsibilities. Not only that but guess who's name is back on their savings and checking account?! MINE!

I'm glad I gave them a good dose of what reality as an adult is really like because now they know they have to work extra hard for the education that they are paying for.

And so it goes. . .One has decided to stay home and go to college and live here. The other is still going away. It looks like I'm not going to be an empty-nester anytime soon.

Tell me about an experience you had with life lessons in the comments and I'll pick a winner for a Tonya Kappes Krew mini tote!

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