Friday, June 20, 2014

Guest Post- Tonya Kappes

I am so thrilled to have the Charming Tonya Kappes here with us today!!! She is also giving away a copy of her new book A Checkered Crime.

Welcome Tonya,

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you KNOW that I LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE my reality TV. Of course there are the naysayers that say it’s a mindless, waste of time. And that it’s not real. So….isn’t that what we all crave in a novel? NO! Not the mindless waste of time, but the escape from the real world?

As readers, we pick up the book generally based on the cover, word of mouth, or the back blurb. In a reality show, we watch a show based on the promo, which could be considered the “cover” or word of mouth from our friends that we have to watch the current train wreck of Tori Spelling.

We tune in and we watch as the plot plays out. Sometimes we roll our eyes, yell at the TV, or even walk away. This is exactly what we do with a novel. We look for that great plot, we roll our eyes, we yell at the heroine for being so stupid, and sometimes we put it down. . .but we always return.

After a good Fox Trot on Dancing With The Stars or a good brawl between any of the Real Housewives, it gives us a lot to talk to our co-workers about the next day, bringing us together. Isn’t that what you do after you have read a good book? Don’t you run to your friends and tell them they have to read it. After they read it, don’t you get together and talk about it or even meet with your book club to discuss it?

We can’t forget about the “favorites” or the ones we love to root for, AKA the Underdog. We all root for the “nerd” guy on Survivor to beat the “brawny” guy. We all root for the nice hunk hero in a romance novel, not the abusing boyfriend.

Reality TV gives us the escapism not to mention good research for a Tonya Kappes novel.

Be sure to check out my new release, CHECKERED CRIME, the first novel in A Laurel London Mystery Series, where you will escape from the day-to-day grind while trying to solve a mystery with a few laughs along the way.

Tonya Kappes
“Full of wit, humor and colorful characters, Tonya Kappes delivers a fun, fast-paced story that will leave you hooked!” Bestselling Author, Jane Porter
A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING is hauntingly good read with authentic Southern charm." -Heather Webber Author Heather Webber
“Tonya Kappes strings together the perfect blend of family, friends, and fun.” Author Misa Ramirez
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tonya Kappes writes humorous cozy mystery and women’s fiction that involves quirky characters in quirky situations. Not only have her novels made the
USA Today bestsellers list, but they are an Amazon Top 100 author, Amazon Movers and Shakers, and International bestsellers., the first novel in the Olivia Davis Mystery Series, is a double finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Mystery and Humorous Categories.
Carpe Bead ‘em is 2012 winner in Amazon’s eFestival of Words in the Women’s Fiction Category.
A Charming Crime, the first novel in the Magical Cures, is the 2013 eFestival of Words in the Fantasy Category Winner.
A New Tradition the Indie Romance Convention 2013 novella of the year.
When not being the princess, queen, and jester of her family of three teenage boys, an adoring husband, and three fury kids, she travels to various writing groups as guest speaker on “How to Market and Promote Your Novels Effectively,” where she is known as a marketing guru.
Become a member of Tonya’s STREET TEAM! It’s a gathering place of readers who love Tonya Kappes novels and Tonya gives away monthly prizes! To sign up for Tonya’s STREET TEAM, newsletter, view book trailer, and upcoming news, check out Tonya’s website,

And be sure to stalk her on Facebook and Twitter!

Also by Tonya Kappes

Carpe Bead ‘em

The Perfect Ten Box Set

An Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery
Color Me a Crime
Color Me Love Short Story

Bluegrass Romance Series
Grooming Mr. Right

Grandberry Falls Series
The Ladybug Jinx
Happy New Life
A Superstitious Christmas
Never Tell Your Dreams

A Divorced Diva Mystery Series
A Bead of Doubt Short Story
Strung Out To Die

A Magical Cures Mystery
A Charming Crime
A Charming Cure
A Charming Potion Short Story
A Charming Wish
A Charming Spell

A Charming Magic

Beyond the Grave Series
A Ghostly Undertaking

A Laurel London Mystery
Checkered Crime

Small Town Romance Short Story Series
A New Tradition
The Dare Me Date

The Tricked-Out Toolbox~Promotional and Marketing Tools Every Writer Needs

You can purchase her novels at:


  1. Sounds great, would love to win!!

  2. Tonya's books are always very entertaining to read!

  3. Would love to win. It sounds great.

  4. Would love to read this!

  5. Winner is using, is Dawn Frazier!!! CONGRATS!!!!


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