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A Charming Spell by Tonya Kappes

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Cozy, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Witches / 0 Comments

A Charming Spell by Tonya KappesA Charming Spell by Tonya Kappes
Series: Magical Cures Mystery #4
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace on November 18th 2013
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 168
Format: Kindle
five-stars

A CHARMING SPELL is book four of the top-rated A Magical Cures Mystery Series. Get lost in Whispering Falls, a place full of magic, romance, and humor.
Bubble... Bubble...
There is a new store Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Ophelia Biblio, the owner of Ever After Book Shop, has a power that no one else in Whispering Falls has. She’s a witch and her shop is magical.
Cures and trouble...
June Heal is on a mission to come up with a special cure for Sheriff Oscar Park to help him regain his memory, while working hard at being the best newly elected Village President of the magical village.
Magic stirs...
Alexelrod Primrose shows up on June’s doorstep begging her to block the opening of Ever After Books, making her wonder if opening the village doors to witches is a good idea.
And troubles double...
When one of the Spiritualist turns up dead and Oscar Park is falling in love with someone else, June has her hands full trying to solve a murder and fix her love life.

My take on this book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

This is another great book by the wonderful Tonya Kappes. From the first time I picked up the book I couldn’t stop reading it. I believe I finished it either that night or the next day. Anyways this book was a good book and I felt bad for June about her not having Oscar anymore.

I feel even worse for her when she has a murder to deal with a long with trying to get her boyfriend back to her. She, like all the other times, found out who the murderer is and helped out with any of the other things her villagers bring to her to deal with.

Along with all of that she goes back to the place that she grew up in she see that Oscar has fallen for someone else. Even if he doesn’t know about who he truly is and about what he and June are currently.

I also find it fascinating how the Bad-Sider twin has a bakery, is quite nice, made a homemade ding-dong for June, and knows when what she is making is for a certain person even if they don’t know that they want that special treat or not.

This book like the other three are all very good books and I am happy to be reading them.

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About Tonya Kappes

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.

She has a B.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky and a proud Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Married to an amazing man, Eddy, she has four son ranging in ages from twenty-two to sixteen years old, Charlie and Scooter (Schnauzers), and Kitty Kappes.

Now a full time writer, she spends her days creating the fun-loving, quirky southern characters that is full of charm that readers have come to love.


A Charming Wish by Tonya Kappes

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Cozy, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Witches / 0 Comments

A Charming Wish by Tonya KappesA Charming Wish by Tonya Kappes
Series: Magical Cures Mystery #3
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on March 29th 2013
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 266
Format: Kindle
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Bubble, Bubble. . .
It seems shop owner and newly appointed Whispering Falls Village President June Heal has it all: Beauty, wits, bewitching powers...Sheriff Oscar Park. Life is good. Because life in Whispering Falls is magical.
Cures and Trouble. . .
But when a member of the community is found dead on the steps of A Charming Cure, June's homeopathic cure shop, and her fingerprints show up at the scenes of local robberies, she is kicked off the village council and her powers fall under scrutiny. Until it's uncovered who is wreaking havoc on the town...June's magic is suspended.
Magic Stirs. . .
With the help of a rather obnoxious genie and Mr. Prince Charming, June's Fairy-God cat, June is determined to figure out who is framing her. Time is of the essence when it becomes clear that the true villain is trying to get rid of her...permanently!
And Trouble Doubles. . .
Oscar Park will do anything to protect June even if that means giving up all of his magical powers. . . or worse, his life.

My take on this book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

I liked this book a lot until the end then I disliked it. Okay not completely disliked it. I just didn’t like the ending of it. June and Oscar finally get together and then they aren’t together because of what ends up happening at the end of the book. I know that Miss Tonya Kappes is trying to keep us on our toes but I mean why did she had to have Oscar get his magic taken away? It’s just so unfair for both June and Oscar’s aunt.

What’s even more worse is that someone wants June to be gone and sadly I don’t remember who it was but it was definitely a good surprise in my head on who wanted her gone. We also learned that genies are real and that you should be careful on what you wish for with those guys around. This book was a good one and we met the lady’s that are a part of the council that oversees all magical people. June also had some good character development going on but not by much. Another good book from Tonya Kappes.

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About Tonya Kappes

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.

She has a B.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky and a proud Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Married to an amazing man, Eddy, she has four son ranging in ages from twenty-two to sixteen years old, Charlie and Scooter (Schnauzers), and Kitty Kappes.

Now a full time writer, she spends her days creating the fun-loving, quirky southern characters that is full of charm that readers have come to love.


A Charming Cure by Tonya Kappes

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Cozy, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Witches / 0 Comments

A Charming Cure by Tonya KappesA Charming Cure by Tonya Kappes
Series: Magical Cures Mystery #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace on September 21st 2012
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 260
Format: Kindle
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Bubble...Bubble...
Psychic June Heal's homeopathic cure shop, A Charming Cure, is the most popular shop in the unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky.
Cures and trouble...
June is about to learn she has more than psychic abilities when she attends Hidden Hall, A Spiritualist University, leaving her shop in the hands of handsome sheriff Oscar Park.Hidden Hall has an internal war between the Good-Siders and the Dark-Siders, putting June in the middle.
Magic stirs...
Hidden Hall is riddled with every type of spiritualist. Magic is lurking around every corner, even black-magic.Unfortunately, the Ultimate Spell gets into the wrong hands. But it is only discovered after a few spiritualists go missing or end up poisoned to death.
And troubles double...
Madam Torres, June's crystal ball, reveals that A Charming Cure is in shambles along with the rest of Whistpering Falls.Will June figure out who has the Ultimate Spell and stop them before they destroy the entire spiritualist com

My take on this book: CAUTION! THIS BOOK REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET!!!!

The next book in the Magical Cures Mystery book series leads us back into the small wonderful village of Whispering Falls. At the end of the last book, I believe, we find out that June, to be a good leader, needs to learn about her powers first. So for the first time ever June Heal goes off to college, the very same college that her aunt is the head of, and trying to figure out what is going on at both the college and her little village.

Along the way we find out more about the Good-Siders and Dark-Siders while trying to stop whoever is trying to cast the Ultimate Spell. Which she does and we met new people in this book. Especially two twin girls, who also end up in Whispering Falls at the end, that are split into one Good-Sider and one Dark-Sider. They were first enemies, with June, and then turned into unexpected friends at the end of the book.

For another self-published book Tonya Kappes has outdone herself with this book as it is better than the first one!

I don’t really want to spoil this book for all the people that are reading my reviews but this book to me is good and I guess a good book for character development but the book is getting a little fuzzy in my head as I try to recall it some while I do this book review. So I am just going to say that it is a good book and that everyone should read it!!

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About Tonya Kappes

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.

She has a B.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky and a proud Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Married to an amazing man, Eddy, she has four son ranging in ages from twenty-two to sixteen years old, Charlie and Scooter (Schnauzers), and Kitty Kappes.

Now a full time writer, she spends her days creating the fun-loving, quirky southern characters that is full of charm that readers have come to love.


A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Cozy, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Witches / 0 Comments

A Charming Crime by Tonya KappesA Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes
Series: Magical Cures Mystery #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Createspace on June 3rd 2012
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 320
Format: Kindle
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Bubble... Bubble...June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.
Cures and trouble... Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.

My take on this book: CAUTION! THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET!!!!!!!!

This book I believe is the first book I have read this year and also the first non-teen book review I am doing for this blog. I have read a lot of other adult books but I think starting with this one is a good idea. Since I got it off my already read book list for this year on goodreads. I’m supposed to read seventy-five books by the end of the year and I have read forty-one. I’m quite happy with what I have accomplished so far. I actually think I started reading this on our road trip/move from California to Montana.

Anyways even though this book is self-published by the author I actually loved it. Since yeah there was errors in the book but in my opinion even the books from actual publishers also have that problem with not very good editing jobs. This book is a really good one and I even more liked how the character, June, found out that her mom, Darla, used to live and work there and about who her dad actually was. She also learns a lot about herself in this book and others.

She even helps her best guy friend out with his job some, since he is the sheriff in that town. This book is so good and Tonya Kappes is a really good author and I can’t wait to read more of her books.

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About Tonya Kappes

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.

She has a B.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky and a proud Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Married to an amazing man, Eddy, she has four son ranging in ages from twenty-two to sixteen years old, Charlie and Scooter (Schnauzers), and Kitty Kappes.

Now a full time writer, she spends her days creating the fun-loving, quirky southern characters that is full of charm that readers have come to love.


The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adventure, Childrens, Fantasy, Fiction, Greek Mythology, Middle School, Mythology, Review, Roman Mythology, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

The House of Hades by Rick RiordanThe House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #4
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Disney-Hyperion Books on October 8th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 597
Format: Kindle
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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?
They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

My take on this book: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

Okay first off I blew through this book in like three days. It was soo good and so totally different. We got to finally see in our minds what Tartarus is actually like. I never thought that Tartarus would actually be a body. Well Tartarus, the god Tartarus’s body to be exact, I was happy to see Bob, the good Titan, again. Even if being in Tartarus he got his memories back but didn’t return to being evil at all.

We also find out with why Nico is so grumpy and not very talkative with Annabeth anymore like he used to be as a preteen. I had my suspicions that Nico might have liked liked Percy throughout the book but they were confirmed in this book by Cupid himself.

This book is really good and we learned a lot. Leo even visited Calypso and we learned what that line in the prophecy about a promise was really Leo promising Calypso to free her from her prison so that one day they could open up a car repair garage/food place.

A lot of the characters developed in this book. Leo’s ADHD hasn’t been too bad, Piper can charmspeak things to being actual living things while also learning how to fight, and being in Tartarus both changed Percy and Annabeth while growing them more together. Rick Riordan did just a good job on this book that I can’t believe that we will only have one last book of Percy Jackson/the Heroes of Olympus books left. It is just so sad in my opinion as I love both book series and I just don’t want it to end at all.

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About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. While teaching in San Antonio, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children’s fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over forty million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.