Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Coffee with Tonya and Weekly Giveaway

Geez louise! Eddy has always got to be doing something! He is an electrician and very handy all around. He can build anything, including an entire house. There's a problem with this...he's a perfectionist.

**REMINDER** if you'd like to participate in the links or the giveaway, you'll need to click HERE because this is just a repost blog. 

NO JOKE! If you were to knock a hole in one of our walls, the wires all are nice and neat, clipped together with zip ties. It's gorgeous!


Here's the issue...there's always a project going on in our house. We moved into our house about six years ago when all four of my boys were in sports and high school. I was driving six different car pools. When I was driving car pool to lacrosse at the high school, I noticed there was a house that went up for sale a street over. There's amazing lakes and fishing along with about an acre of land! Granted, the house wasn't my dream home, but duh! I've got Eddy!


This got me out of car pool, but not out of having all these boys come to my house for an after school snack since it was so close. Here's what I know about that....I provided a lot of snacks. So these sport kids would come to the house before practice, eat, and poop! What is it with boys and pooping?????


Anyways...that's not where I was going with this, but that's hand to God truth.


The first thing we did was put in a salt water pool because I'm a pisces and I need an outdoor office. Second we gutted the kitchen. At the time people thought our idea of using butcher block and stainless steel was a little off beat, but look at us now!


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Don't look at us now.


Because I decided I didn't like my cabinets anymore. I threw it out there that I wanted opened shelving and I went to Walmart, came home to this.....



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I guess I'm getting my open shelving.



Featured Reader of the Week!
Yolanda D. Scott
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"To next your books are like an escape from the boring ,hub,drum scenario of my life. I know it's not going to be dull and in the end I enjoyed the characters and the events that made the story come true. I choose to read your work for the obvious you are a fantastic writer,whom I throughly enjoy. I love your style, your personality is warm and sincere. I imagine that each character has something of yourself in each. There are only 4 Cozy writers I feel I could write forever about, you so happen to be one. Thank you for your open heart and gift to express."


Thank you, Yolanda!! I'm so honored to have you along my journey.




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Look at these adorable little eggs!! They are the yummiest and easy to make. There is raspberry filling in this one, but you can use any filling or jam or even frosting. But they are sure to please. My boys love them and I think they are so fun to make during Easter season. I hope you try them too.



Anyways... CLICK HERE or here to get the Easter egg Petit Fours.



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Author Friends of Tonya book sales!


CeeCee James latest release is still on sale! Grab while it's on sale for .99!!


COOKIES AND SCREAM >>>>
grab it here!




I'm so pumped that the cover for DEAD AS A DOORNAIL is revealed and there's currently a blog tour with prizes! The preorder is live too!!




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Dead As a Doornail is the 5th book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series and will be releasing in May. I swear this just might be my most favorite cover so far...and the storyline...KILLIN" ME!!!


Early reviews: "I was glued to the pages trying to figure out the killer, how Kenni was going to deal with Polly, and if she was finally going to tell Finn about her Poppa."~ Reader Kelly Luza


"Everytime I read a book from this series it's like coming home. Kenni who is the sheriff is pushed into being the maid of honor for Polly Parker when her original maid of honor backs out. Polly is marrying the mayor and is a pushy sort. When Lucy ends up dead after a confrontation at Tiny Tina's Salon, it first looks like natural causes. When Kenni's Poppa shows up (he used to be the sheriff and he is now a ghost that helps her solve murders)she knows that Lucy had been murdered. Can Kenni, Finn her deputy boyfriend and her Poppa solve the murder before the wedding? Lots of twists and turns. A great read. If you like cozy mysteries you'll love this book. Love this series." ~ Holly LaFrance




"This is another fun read with all the gossip and laugh-out-loud antics of the Henny Hens. Kenni's mom is just too much. Kenni is having a spa day and listening to all the town gossip when Lucy Ellen Lowell comes in to the shop with no appointment demanding to be waited on. When she is told no openings are available for the day she threatens nasty reviews in the local paper. So the next day when Kenni is called to the scene and Poppa shows up she knows that things are not as they seem. Now with an investigation and a wedding that is the talk of the town Kenni has her hands full. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more." ~Reader Tracy Marrs






Here are the preorder links:


Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1127960659?ean=2940158639883


Amazon: http://amzn.to/2C15K8i


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38594513-dead-as-a-doornail?ac=1&from_search=true



Don't forget to come on over and join our private Cozy Krew Page on Facebook and remember to enter Friend Friday (every Friday on my Facebook author page) where a cozy mystery author friend gives away a book!


Cozy Krews:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/208579765929709/


Tonya Kappes Books Author Page:
https://www.facebook.com/authortonyakappes/




Book Updates Releases and Book Sales
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Six Feet Under Cold Blooded Brew
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Releasing March 13th Releasing April 6th
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Cake and Punishment Checkered Thief
My pen name Maymee Bell ebook for only .99 thru 2/19! Preorder Today Click Here
Releasing May 8th
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Do y'all have something you'd like to have remodeled?
Comment (and leave your email in the comment so I can just send it) to enter to win this week's Amazon Gift Card! I'll pick a winner on Thursday.


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Have a wonderful time sippin' your coffee!
xoxoxox
T.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday Coffee With Tonya and Giveaway!

It's Valentine's week!!! Seriously...why am I so excited??? Because this year Eddy and I will be traveling to watch NKU (Jack) Norse play Wright State. It's only about an hour north of Cincinnati in Dayton, but we are going to go up early and have a nice little dinner and then go watch the boy do his thing! That alone just warms my heart.


Now...can you guess what this is?? It's a big old bad delicious deep friend MOON PIE!!!!!!


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My oh my! They sale these at the NKU Norse Basketball games....bad Tonya. BUT I had to try one. One is banana and one is chocolate. It's smack YOUR mama's mouth good. No joke. I didn't eat a whole one, I just gave them both pretty big bites....maybe two...really big bites.



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I just love this photos on so many levels! Joanne Kocourek has been a loyal reader for years and I just adore her! Look at her puppy!!!! OMG...without her being a reader, that puppy is enough!
Thank you Joanne!! xoxoxo
T.










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Y'all! What on earth did I do with all the bacon in my skillet???? You don't want to miss out on this recipe! It's my chicken and green beans one skillet meal that is so good!!!


Before y'all go and email me that bacon grease is bad for my health and that you saw ^^ up there ^^ that I ate fried Moon Pies....I'm healthy. I promise. AND this one skillet meal is actually pretty healthy and only 7 Smart Points if you're on Weight Watcher, which I'm a lifetime member at goal for 8 years. I go to a meeting every week because I have too!


Anyways... CLICK HERE or here to get the Chicken and Green Beans One Skillet meal. (NO! You don't have to have a skillet that's all seasoned and greased up like mine.)





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Man oh man....If it's not enough for Facebook to keep changing up their algorithms, now Amazon is doing something that saddens me. They are deleting VERIFIED purchase reviews and unverified purchase reviews. This means ARC copies you receive from your favorite authors or even the review teams you're on. Now....this has happened to only ONE person I know if, but ramblings of others. This is so disheartening because reviews are so important to me and to my author friends.


So...here's a GREAT solution! Did you know that you can leave your review on Bookbub? What? You don't belong to the free Bookbub site? You should! While you're there, follow my author page >>>> CLICK HERE TO GO THERE!


How do you post a review on Bookbub? Head on over to one of my books and on the right side of the page you'll see a box that has a few buttons that say Buy, Bookmark, or Review. Hit review and there you go! That easy.


Here is another site you can leave a review >>>> GoRead
Go Read is an up and coming review site and it's fun to get in on the front end! Still post your reviews on Amazon and Goodreads (Goodreads is owned by Amazon), but it's always great to have some options.





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Author Friends of Tonya book sales!


I know this cover says Christmas, but you won't be disappointed!!! Be sure to grab this one from my friend Larissa Reinhart while it's on sale for .99!!


VIEW TO A CHILL >>>>
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I'm so pumped that next MONDAY February 19th along with several bloggers...the cover for DEAD AS A DOORNAIL and preorder will be live!


Dead As a Doornail is the 5th book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series and will be releasing in May. I swear this just might be my most favorite cover so far...and the storyline...KILLIN" ME!!!


Early reviews: "Once again Tonya Kappes has hit one out of the park! If you haven't visited Cottonwood Kentucky what are you waiting for?? Kenni, Finn and Poppa will take you on a mystery adventure and keep you wondering who did it? And did I mention Ms Kappes sense of humour. One funny lady!Received an ARC for an honest review" ~Suzanne Boyd


"Just when Sheriff Kendrick “Kenni” Lowery is finally having a relaxing day getting a pedicure and manicure at Tiny Tina’s Salon and Spa a ruckus erupts. Lucy Ellen Lowell, better known for her bad reviews of local establishments, enters the busy salon and insists that Tina give her a manicure and paint her nails in her favorite color. Even though she has been told that the salon is booked solid, as she leaves, Lucy Ellen throws a fit and threatens to send a bad review to the newspaper.The next time Kenni hears about Lucy, it’s that she is dead. Arriving at Lucy’s home, Kenni sees the ghost of her Poppa. Since her dead grandpa only shows up in Cottonwood when there is a murder, Kenni knows this is no simple death. Tonya Kappes has written another mystery with a cast of plenty of suspects, gossip and secrets. The way Poppa and Kenni work to find the killer and the sweet romance between Kenni and her deputy, Finn, Dead as a Doornail is an entertaining read and not to be missed in this series.I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley for my honest review."~ Paulette Beal


"A Top-Notch Southern Cozy MysteryA not-well-liked victim, a lot of gossip, a bridezilla, and a long list of possible suspects make this Kenni's hardest case yet! How will Poppa help Kenni with this case? Does Kenni finally tell Finn about Poppa? What big step do Kenni and Finn take in their relationship? You will have to read it to find out! This is a well-written mystery masterfully entwined with several other story lines. It will keep you on your toes, just like Kenni!"~Dianne Jessie


CLICK HERE FOR THE LINKS TO THE BLOGGERS AND A PRIZE!!!



Don't forget to come on over and join our private Cozy Krew Page on Facebook and remember to enter Friend Friday (every Friday on my Facebook author page) where a cozy mystery author friend gives away a book!


Cozy Krews:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/208579765929709/


Tonya Kappes Books Author Page:
https://www.facebook.com/authortonyakappes/




Book Updates
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Six Feet Under Cold Blooded Brew
Preorder Today Preorder Today
Releasing March 13th Releasing April 6th
Click here Click Here
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Cake and Punishment Checkered Thief
My pen name Maymee Bell ebook for only .99 thru 2/19! Preorder Today Click Here
Releasing May 8th
Click Here



Do y'all read series as they come out or wait for a few to release, then binge read?
Comment (and leave your email in the comment so I can just send it) to enter to win this week's Amazon Gift Card! I'll pick a winner on Thursday.
To enter to giveaway, you need to click here because this isn't the original post. 
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Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
xoxoxox
T.

Tuesday Coffee With Tonya and Weekly Giveaway

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