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Tuesday Coffee With Tonya and Weekly Giveaway! CAKE AND PUNISHMENT RELEASE DAY!!!

It was a state holiday in Kentucky over the weekend! I'm not talking Cinco De Mayo, it was DERBY WEEKEND!!!

We went to a Derby party and I had to bet on My Boy Jack....duh....for the name only! I'm glad I didn't bet much, since I lost. But we still had fun, even had a Mint Julip along with good friends. I even bake my Kentucky Derby Pie to take as a dessert. Be sure to scroll down to grab that recipe! YUMMMMIEEEE!

We also went to my nephew's high school baseball game. It was his first time pitching and his school was playing my children's alma mater high school. My nephew did great and he was so happy we were there. Of course, I yelled and cheered him on the entire time.

I also want to thank everyone for responding to the Facebook post about what I should binge watch on Hulu. The Handmaid's Tale won and OMG....we watched the entire first season and started the second season. I'm still getting used to Hulu, so the second season is the current season and the shows are distributed weekly. Anyways....I have to say that Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and the Hulu version are pretty darn close to each other! Well done Margaret!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day! There are so many different types of moms and it's not the the birth mothers that deserve the day too.

Don't forget to stop by my author page every Wednesday for the mid-week Tonya Kappes Book Giveaway. The giveaway might be a print or ebook, so mark it on you calendar to check Tonya Kappes Books page.

Friend Friday Giveaway is also on the Tonya Kappes Books page where a author friend gives away a copy of her book.

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In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend’s wedding while sifting through the suspects in a murder. 

Bucolic Rumford, Kentucky has glowing fields of bluegrass, a fine selection of bourbons, and now a professional pastry chef. Broken-hearted Sophia Cummings has come home from New York City. She’s not there a minute before she’s charmed into making her high school friend Charlotte’s wedding cake. The kitchen at the Rumford Country Club seems perfect until Chef Emile’s body is discovered, sprawled near the stove, a cast iron skillet on the floor close by. 

With one look at the shiny, new frying pan, Sophia knows it’s not Emile’s. She offers her knowledge to Sheriff Carter and her talents to Evelyn, the manager, who needs an interim chef. The mood in the country club is grim: Emile’s peppery personality had burned members and staff alike. Sophia wonders which one of them burned him? 










"Honestly, the relatability of the main characters. Some may have a paranormal twist, but the characters, I feel like I know them or I am them."

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Have you checked out all of my books?

Have you checked out all my books? Here is a list and links! 

A Killer Coffee Mystery
Freshly Ground Murder (coming October 2017)

Olivia Bloom Paranormal Mystery Series

Magical Cures Mystery Series

Spies and Spells Mystery Series

Grandberry Falls Series

A Laurel London Mystery Series

A Divorced Diva Beading Mystery Series

Bluegrass Romance Series

A Ghostly Southern Mystery Series

Kenni Lowry Mystery Series
SIX FEET UNDER  (4/2018)

Women’s Fiction

Young Adult

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Happy Release Day!


FRESHLY GROUND MURDER, book 3 in the Killer Coffee Mystery Series is RELEASED!


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The holidays have arrived, and nothing is going to steal the joy of Roxanne Bloom’s first Christmas in Honey Springs.

The town’s annual Christmas in the Park is underway and includes a Christmas Pawrade that’ll help the furry residents at Pet Palace get a home for Christmas. It’s not the four-legged creatures that steal the show, it’s the pair of legs sticking out from the Christmas tree lighting ceremony that has all the town talking. 

The suspects are piling up faster than the falling snow, while a murderer is on the loose. Roxy can’t let this ruin her first Christmas in Honey Springs and soon realizes it’s the ghosts of Christmas past that holds the real clues. But can she get this mystery solved in time for the holidays?

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