Book Of The Day – Carpe Bead’em

by Greg on July 5, 2011

Here’s a very highly rated bargain Kindle book and today’s Book Of The Day. Carpe Bead’em by Tonya Kappes, has a great 4.7 star rating and costs only 99 cents! This was $2.99 recently so make sure to grab it while it’s still less than a dollar!

“I simply did not want this book to end…it’s that good! There’s a new Queen of Quirky-Crazy, High-Class Hillbilly Characters…and it’s Tonya Kappes.” D.D. Scott author of Muse Therapy



Carpe Bead’em
by Tonya Kappes
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Category: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit
Price: $2.99

 

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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?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I loved it! It made me laugh out loud and shed a few tears. I love the way Hallie has to come face to face with her past to realize how much love she really had growing up. The courage to be who she is came from her aunt as did love of beauty and design. Really, motherhood is more than an act of birth and it’s a lesson that Hallie has to learn. You’ll love Hallie’s sister-friends and wish they were yours. They cracked me up.

It’s a fun summer read that leaves you feeling good after you put it down. I’ll admit I shook my Kindle in disbelief when I got to the end. I was sure it would magically continue on with Hallie’s story, but alas it didn’t. Darn it.

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Oh my goodness! I had a hard time putting this down. I was engrossed in the story from the moment I picked it up. Carpe Bead’em was such an enjoyable read.

Tonya Kappes is a great writer. I loved the humor, friendship, growing pains, crazy late night calls and the pink boy poodle. This was a joy to read, even with it’s sad moments (in which I did, in fact, need a tissue), and I highly recommend this.

*******

I loved it! It made me laugh out loud and shed a few tears. I love the way Hallie has to come face to face with her past to realize how much love she really had growing up. The courage to be who she is came from her aunt as did love of beauty and design. Really, motherhood is more than an act of birth and it’s a lesson that Hallie has to learn. You’ll love Hallie’s sister-friends and wish they were yours. They cracked me up.

It’s a fun summer read that leaves you feeling good after you put it down. I’ll admit I shook my Kindle in disbelief when I got to the end. I was sure it would magically continue on with Hallie’s story, but alas it didn’t. Darn it.

Ms Kappes pulls some of the best elements of women’s fiction and chick-lit and yes, there are quirky characters, lessons to be learned, lots of laughs, and few tears.

Get Carpe Bead’em here: Carpe Bead’em

About The Author


Tonya Kappes is the Amazon bestselling author in the United States and United Kingdom of her debut novel, Carpe Bead’em. Her next novel, The Ladybug Jinx will be available July 2011. She’s also the author of two short stories which can be found in the Something Spooky This Way Comes and Believe Anthologies. Her, co-authored, non-fiction book The Tricked-Out Toolbox, helps writers explore the best promotional and marketing strategies for their career will be available January 2012.

Besides being the co-founder of the beyond quirky writer’s grog The Naked Hero (thenakedhero.com), she also is co-founder of The Writer’s Guide to E Publishing (thewritersguidetoepublishing.com).

When she’s not writing about quirky characters and even quirkier situations, she’s busy being the princess, queen and jester of her domain which includes her BFF husband, her four teenage boys and two dogs.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Tonya Kappes and ENT appreciate it.

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1 Tonya Kappes July 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Thank you, Jeff!! Soon we will be reading all your wonderful accomplishments.

2 Tonya Kappes July 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Thank you, D.D! I’m so excited that you love my quirky characters! I really appreciate all your support and kindness!

3 Jeff Salter July 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Awesome, Tonya!
I love reading your good news.

4 D. D. Scott July 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Ohhh yeahhh!!!

What a superfab book to be your ENT Book of the Day!!!

And thanks bunches, Greg, for using my review blurb! I really sooo did not want this book to end…and I’m still “gently” or yeah, not so gently, pushing Tonya to write the sequel!!!

Cyber Hugs, Cheers and Happy Reading, Y’All!!!

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