Free Book Giveaway: Carpe Bead ‘Em, by Tonya Kappes

June 1, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Featured Author, Featured This Week


This week, I’m absolutely beyond thrilled to be featuring one of my best friends’ new release.  Carpe Bead ‘Em, by Tonya Kappes, is a fun and fantastic book you don’t want to miss!  Just look at that adorable cover!!  Tonya’s book has gotten rave reviews by the likes of best selling author, Jane Porter, as well as by amazing readers.

So ENTER to WIN one of 5 Free copies of Carpe Bead ‘Em, and if you don’t win, go on and buy your own copy!!

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Orphaned at a young age, Hallie Mediate was raised by her (slightly) crazy Great Aunt Grace on the wrong side of the tracks in Cincinnati. Hallie dreamed of escaping her hometown and never looking back. After putting herself through college, landing her dream job in Chicago, and starting a romance with her handsome running partner Bo Pompillio, life is finally exactly as she wants it.

That is, until she’s transferred back to the hometown. Not wanting her past to cross paths with her future, Hallie puts her relationship with Bo on hold.

When she arrives in town, Hallie finds crazy Aunt Grace rummaging through a dumpster looking for the “perfect” welcome home gift for her niece. That’s just the beginning. After that, Aunt Grace stays busy by dying her stolen poodle’s hair pink and leaving the dog on her apartment roof to pee, throwing bricks out the window at passing neighbors, and climbing every flag pole to kiss the ornamental eagle.

Hallie finds some sanity at a local jewelry-making class where she uncovers a hidden talent for beading. When her talent is discovered by a major department store jewelry buyer, Hallie realizes that what she had in Chicago might not have been her dream life after all.

When faced with the choice of moving back to Chicago and Bo or taking a leap of faith to start her own jewelry company (with Aunt Grace in tow), Hallie has to make a decision. Will she let her past and her future collide, or will she or keep searching for the happiness she may already have found?

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12 Responses to “Free Book Giveaway: Carpe Bead ‘Em, by Tonya Kappes”
  1. Susan Stokes says:

    Its so ironic I was reading about Carpe Bead’em on my Indie Bookstore’s newsletter. : ) and thought I really want to read this book..and would make a great Book Club Choice.So I suggested it..Thanks so Much for the chance to win it..I also always review on BN and Goodreads…and tweet,of course…

  2. JOYE says:

    How interesting having an aunt like that. Can’t wait to read this one.

  3. Pat Cochran says:

    Sounds like a fun read! Looking forward to acquiring a copy!

    Pat Cochran

  4. Heather says:

    LOL! That looks like fun. The dying poodle hair is hilarious.


  5. Mandy B says:

    Sounds like a good story

  6. Rhonda says:

    Sounds like a wonderful funny book, that I would love to have a chance to win.


  7. Ann says:

    Sounds like it will be a joy to read this book. Please enter me to win it…….thanks

  8. JackieW says:

    I would read this story just to see what happens to the pink poodle. Thanks for the info on this book.

  9. Allison says:

    I would love to read this

  10. anne harris says:

    I LOVE stories with eccentric characters! They so make for a fun read!! I would love to win a copy!!

  11. Michele L. says:

    Absolutely love the cover! The pink poodle is a riot especially since I love the color pink! The premise sounds fantastic. Quirky characters, a humorous plot with lots of heart, excellent combination! Would love to read your book, Tonya!

  12. Tonya says:

    Hey, everyone!! Thanks for the wonderful comments!! I’m so excited for y’all to read why there IS a pink poodle on the cover!! I can’t wait to see who wins!!!

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