Friday, November 11, 2011

Bargain eBooks #373:

Carpe Bead Em by Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

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?

What they're saying about it:

"This book was a great, fun book to read, with so many interesting (a few sad, too) moments. I read it in just 2 days, as it really kept me wanting to continue to see what was going to happen next. I loved crazy Aunt Grace & the "pink" poodle! The reader can reflect back on his/her own life to remember special moments of importance & to see that one gets out of life exactly what he/she puts into it."--Amazon Reviewer

The Ladybug Jinx by Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle)

Celia Briggs has always lived her life for everyone but herself. With the death of Celia’s mom, Celia realizes life is too short not to follow her dreams. In her small town of Grandberry Falls, Kentucky-Celia decides to open up, The Ladybug Florist, which is only fitting due to her love of flowers and ladybugs.

How can she not love ladybugs? Her deceased grandfather always said ladybugs bring luck and love.

Marty Briggs, Celia’s father, never dreamed his life as Grandberry Falls' only flower delivery boy is harder than the job he’s retired from.

Sam Barber jumps in his car leaving his Hollywood life behind. He didn’t know stopping in the cozy town of Grandberry Falls, was about to change his life forever. Especially after answering the help wanted ad at The Ladybug Florist and giving a fake name so no one would recognize him.

Celia knows something is up Sam’s sleeve. Why would a thirty-year old man want to deliver flowers? Marty doesn’t care, he’s just happy to be retired-again.

Will Celia ever figure out Sam’s true identity? Does Sam reveal the big family secret Celia’s parents have kept from her all her life?

Celia’s about to find out if ladybugs are lucky or a jinx?

What they're saying about it:

"You will absolutely fall in love with Celia and Sam and root for them to find their happily ever after. This is the perfect beach read that will put a thousand watt smile on anyone's face.

In The Ladybug Jinx, Tonya Kappes has created a fictional town you'll want to visit again and again."--Amazon Reviewer

Splitsville by Tonya Kappes

Price: $0.99

Where to Get It: (Kindle) is more than Olivia Davis ever dreamed of when she launched the online break up service where she does the dirty work under the alias of Jenn. No one can find out she’s the mastermind of her internet sensation, especially when they threaten her for breaking their hearts.

More importantly, Olivia can’t keep a job. The problem is, she has a ‘gift’. Or what she considers a curse- reading auras. When a bunch of auras collide, Olivia isn’t able to function. So having an online business works out great.

But when two of her clients turn up dead and puts her company at risk, she’s the first one on the trail. With future on the line, it’s time to use her ‘gift’ to figure out who the killer is and who’s trying to set her up.

You never know who's behind the monitor.

What they're saying about it:

"My husband got me this book because he had heard about it from a girl at work and thought I would enjoy it! HE WAS RIGHT! I enjoyed the break up service so much! I was laughing so hard. I love cozy mysteries, and although this is not a typical "little shop" or "yarn shop" it fits perfect with the small town feel. I love the aura reading Olivia has and her Aunt Matilda was a hoot. I was sad to finish it, so I went back on Amazon and bought the authors other books. I emailed Ms. Kappes and she said there will be more Olivia Davis in 2012! I can't wait!!"--Amazon Reviewer

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