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Monday, December 15, 2014

Character Confessions: June Heal (Magical Cures Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes) + giveaway

I know there are some paranormal mystery fans out there! Today we have June Heal the heroine in Tonya Kappes' paranormal mystery series. I'm always interested in what characters think of their writers. And some how they always end up bringing up their sex life. Let's see what June has to say...

Interviewer: Welcome June Heal to the blog today. She is the main character in the USA Today bestselling series, Magical Cures Mystery. There are six novels and two novellas, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to grab this series….do! You won’t be disappointed.
June Heal: Thank you so much for having me here today. It isn’t everyday that I get a request for an interview. Usually it’s Tonya talking for me.

Interviewer: I’m glad to have you and Tonya here today.
Tonya: We are happy to be here. Well, I’m just going to sit here and listen in so you two can conduct your interview. I mean. . .you kinda have to have me here to talk to June since she lives in my head.
*June rolls her eyes and brushes her bangs to the side.*

Interviewer: (clears throat and adjusts her body language toward June, ignoring Tonya) Tell me one thing you wish, after six novels, that Tonya would add to your storyline.
June: Ahem. I am finally engaged to Oscar Park and without spelling it out on the page or even playing it her head, we’ve had sex. But I want it on the page. I want to feel it. I want our magic in our real lives to come across as magic in the bedroom.
Tonya: (raises her pointer finger in the air like she’s in the classroom) I get that you want a sex scene. But that is not what I had promised in the Magical Cures Mystery series. I promised a fantasy and paranormal village in a world full of mortals. It’s an escape into fantasy, not fantasy sex or a guest post in Hustler Magazine.
June: Have you read your own description of Oscar? He’s freakin’ hot. I mean on fire hot and I just get a “the next morning” tag after you lead to a night of sex. I’m getting jipped.
Tonya: I don’t think the sex is a big part of the story. I think it’s all about the mystery and paranormal fantasy aspect that readers like. They enjoy getting lost in a magical village full of witches, potions, and magic.

Interviewer: Okay. Maybe we should move on.
June: Now that you opened a can of worms, I also think Tonya truly wants to be me.
Tonya: What??
June: It’s true. You gave me bangs, brown hair, a Fairy-God cat that acts like Kitty Kappes, Tonya’s real cat. And you are always plotting fictitious potions in your head to people who kinda piss you off.
Tonya: (plants palm on forehead) Did you really have to say that out loud?
June: Well, I do live in your head and all your thoughts roll around in there. Trust me, you are not going to get a new Jeep for Christmas so you better get that thought out of there because I’m so sick of listening to it.

Interviewer: June, tell us about your Fairy-God Cat.
June: That is one thing I love that Tonya did. Mr. Prince Charming is delightful. He showed up on my tenth birthday. Oscar and I thought he was a stray and years later I found out he was sent by the Order of Elders to protect me from the mortal world until I found out my lineage.

Interviewer: What is your lineage?
June: I’m a homeopathic curist, or as the mortals like to say, a witch who makes potions. I own a cute little shop in Whispering Falls, KY called A Charming Cure. I have a wonderful gift of intuition and when a customer comes in to get a homeopathic remedy, I get a sense of what is really wrong with them and add a little potion to heal the problem.

Interviewer: Sometimes this has gotten you in trouble and thrown you in the middle of a murder investigation.
June: It has, which Tonya is good at doing. Luckily I’m able to put together the clues and get them solved, but not without a lot of hard work. I also have to rely on Madame Torres to help me out.

Interviewer: Who is that?
June: Madame Torres is my crystal ball. A little snarky at times, most of the time, but she does come through for me. (June turns to Tonya) Why do you make Madame Torres so smart alec?
Tonya: Madame Torres brings a personality to the series that no other secondary character could do. She’s able to be loyal, but on the other hand give you snide remarks while helping you. She’s that friend you can always count on. The one who will never tell your deepest secrets and always be there for you. She will never turn on June or do anything to hurt the love and trust the two have. Madame Torres might give June a hard time, but it is all in fun.
June: I’m not saying I don’t trust her with my life, but she’s so demanding. Then if she doesn’t get her way, she’ll just disappear in that glass ball of hers. (June shakes her head)

Interviewer: June, what is another quality about Tonya you wish you could change?
June: She’s crabby and she drinks too much coffee.
Tonya: Me? Crabby? Coffee I’ll give you, but crabby?
June: (cocks a brow) I have really good ideas that you don’t want to listen too or entertain. You don’t even write them down for future novels.
Tonya: Because you do it at three o’clock AM! If you waited a couple more hours, we might have something, but 3 AM!
June: That is the only time that is mine. You have all those other people from all the other mysteries you write screaming over top of each other, three AM is the only time I get by myself.
(Tonya groans)

Interviewer: There you have it folks. The true relationship between June Heal and author Tonya Kappes.

***2013 eFestival of Words Fantasy Novel Winner from USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes***

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.

Magic stirs...

June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June’s lucky charm in the victim’s grasp.

And troubles double...

Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park and Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle’s Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don’t have cauldrons in jail.

A Charming Crime is book one of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won't want to leave.

About the Author:
“Full of wit, humor and colorful characters, Tonya Kappes delivers a fun, fast-paced story that will leave you hooked!” Bestselling Author, Jane Porter

“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.

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.

Sign up for Tonya’s STREET TEAM, newsletter, view book trailer, and upcoming news on Tonya’s website,

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  1. I think I'd make up a forget-all-your-important-meetings potion...but that may be a bit harsh.

    1. lol, that' isn't to harsh. I would use a snort drink out of your nose at business meeting or on a date

  2. Ooohhh! Make a potion which will make the irritant believe they have bugs in their ears! And open a shop called The Looney Bin for all the jokes! Lol

  3. Could not find A Charming Crime on Smashwords =(

    1. I couldn't either... but it is free at and 99 cents at Barnes and noble. Wonderful read!!! I loved it!!!

  4. I love Tonya Kappes and June Heal. I would totally live in June's charming village. And i'd love for her to make me an eating anything with no regrets/weight gain potion!!

  5. I think a potion that would be more for me to not allow them to continue to irritate me, especially since we wouldn't want to take someone's free will away to choose for themselves how they act even if it's irritating ;-) Love Tonya and this series!

  6. I want her to make a potion she thinks best suits me

  7. my posts will be one you sprinkle over yourself. When someone who irritates you come near, they are automatically blocked from seeing you, talking to you, or talking about you.

  8. I love whispering falls. I wish it was a real place.

  9. I'd make a Bird's Eye View potion. It would last a couple of hours and I'd become a bird, being able to fly, to watch, to perch. It might have been neat to turn into a cat, but we already have the perfect cat covered. ~ Teri

  10. I'd make a potion for that person to change the attribute that irritates me.

  11. I too would make Therese's Bird's Eye View potion. Then I could fly above irritating people and send little "love bombs" down atop his/her head... or in their newly purchased Venti cappucino drink!!! teehee... would be so much fun!!!

  12. A potion that makes my boss forget about me when he's particularly stressed out.

  13. I would make a potion that turns people into frogs :)

  14. I would make an itching potion for those annoying peeps! lol

  15. Great interview ladies, thank you. I tmust be hard living with so many characters in your head at times, how do you keep them apart? I want a potion that makes almost dead plants revive and bloom for months :)

  16. Oh, one that makes them be annoyed by themselves.

  17. i would make a potion that would have people keep their drama off my radar. i try to ignore them, but they keep trying.

  18. something that would make them something bad although it's not there.

  19. I would make a potion that attracts all the crazies on the street, swamping the person with offers of being saved, try this get rich scheme, people who would diagnose all their supposed problems and offer cures. And it would make the person who drank the potion look shifty eyed so others would treat them suspiciously.

  20. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  21. It would probably be a potion that would make someone go sit somewhere and read. If they are off reading, then they are no longer annoying me, and I can read too.

  22. I would make a quiet potion! One that I could use on people and animals. It wouldn't last forever just for an hour or two so I could read!

  23. How about a potion that would make them forget sentences halfway through.
    Drives me crazy when it happens.

  24. Ok LOVED This thank you two for making my night! Merry CHristmas