Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grooming Mr. Right Book Tour with Tonya Kappes (& Giveaway)

Two Redheads in One House?

By Duke Nelson, Irish Setter

From the time the red headed spit fire pulled her fancy shamsy grooming van into the local animal park where Jase and I play fetch, and tooted the horn—not just any horn, a woof woof horn —I knew Jase had fallen head over heels. After all, he fell for me the first time he saw me and I’m a redhead too.

“I’ll take that one over there,” I heard him say when I was busy trying to get back my squeaky football from the toy stealer Golden Retriever. “The Irish Setter?” The woman who cleaned out my cage and gave me water seemed surprised. I turned around and growled at her, which I shouldn’t have done because that toy stealer took my football and ran from me. I would have caught him if that woman hadn’t picked me up and put me in Jase’s arms. I even squirmed to get down and even tried to bite his big hands, but he only laughed and said, “You want a football, buddy? I’ll buy you as many as you want.”

It was history.

I guess no one ever took into consideration how this little hiccup, the human redhead, was going to impact my life. Our life. I had spent the past three years getting in shape for Jase. I couldn’t tell you how many countless hours I had spent chasing that stupid little duck he would throw or point whenever I heard a deer was around. I was gearing up for a big day of hunting by doing everything he wanted me to, fetch, run, and heal. Every single time he leaves to go on a date with the other redhead. . .Luvie Beiderman, he commands me to stay. I was use to going everywhere with him.

And what kind of name is Luvie.

Sure. She’s nice and she smells all . . .yummy. She dresses very. . .girlie. I have to jump on the couch when I hear her shoes clicking on the floor. Those things could stab my foot, and then I’d never be able to go hunting again.

So far I haven’t had to take much of a back seat to Luvie. Before she comes over, Jase takes me hunting and we still go to the park. Luvie isn’t that bad. She does wash my hair, brush my teeth, and give me treats after she grooms me. Did I mention she does it for free? Oh. . .and she does tell me I’m a good boy and lets me snuggle with her when we sit on the couch.

But something happened. Luvie doesn’t come around anymore and Jase mops around. I try to nudge against him or lay the toy duck by his feet, but he only pushes it away. He pats my head and says, “I miss her too, buddy.”

I know she will be back. But until then, I will sit by the door and wait until I hear the woof woof horn of her mobile grooming van and the click of her heels.
Tonya has generously offered to send one lucky commenter an ebook copy of Grooming Mr. Right...make sure you leave your email address! (Winner will be chosen 9/23).

About Grooming Mr. Right:
Fired, broke, and nowhere to go, Luvie Beiderman moves back to her hometown and opens up Primp My Pet Mobile Pet Spa.

Jase Nelson is hot, smart, and has a big heart. Especially when it comes to his Irish Setter Duke. After Primp My Pet pulls into the dog park and Luvie gets out, Jase knows there is definitely enough space in his big heart for another redhead.

Jase isn't as perfect as everyone thinks. Can Luvie groom him to be Mr. Right?

About 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.

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NoraA said...

I love Tonya's books and have a couple of them in print and Kindle for Android. I'd love to be the winner of this new romantic comedy.

Tonya Kappes said...

That Duke! He is spilling his guts :) Thanks so much for having him here today!!!

Roberta said...

Your books make me smile, Tonya.
I already own Grooming Mr. Right, but I wouldn't mind winning a copy to gift to a friend.

Unknown said...

I Love Tonya's books! I have already read Grooming Mr Right and Loved it! If I would win I would gift it to a friend :D Thanks for Sharing Dukes thought

Gerri Brousseau said...

I love that you have an Irish Setter in your book. A long time ago I had one I called Patrick J. O'Shay (Paddy O'Shay). He was a very energetic dog and got into his share of trouble. Looking forward to reading this book and would be thrilled to win a copy. P.S. I love the shoes Luvie is wearing on the cover.

Anonymous said...

I love that Tonya channels animals so well! Teri Lenz

Jeff Salter said...

I've had the pleasure of visiting with Tonya Kappes IN PERSON --- twice. And, folks, she's just as vivacious in person as she is in her blogs & street team posts.
Yes, please enter me in the drawing. I love animal stories.

Nova said...

I love the cover of this book. I am hoping to one day meet Tonya Kappes in person; on my bucket list!!! (she is such a sweet person)
sparkle40175 AT hotmail DOT com

Brooke Showalter said...

I am a big fan of Tonya's book. This one sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win.

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Acemommy said...

I'd love to win!! This sounds great!

sarah2323 at gmail dot com

cmgren said...

Sounds like another winner for Tonya Kappes! Thanks for having this contest. Can't wait to read and review.

Unknown said...

You are a new author to me, but your book sounds awesome. We have a peek-a-poo and every time she goes to the groomers, she loves and loves on Ms. June. Thank you for the giveaway and please enter my name.
Barbara Thompson