Teaser Tuesday #186 ~ Carpe Bead’em

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Chick Lit, Teaser Tuesdays
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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from

 Carpe Bead’em

by  Tonya Kappes


Genre: Chick Lit / Women’s Fiction

My Teaser from 7% in the eBook.

We all laugh. It’s true. Laughter is the best medicine. Even if I know I’m going to be sick.

And one more from 9% in the eBook.

The faster I run, the quicker I’ll be home under my covers where I belong.

Both of these are teasers from scenes where Hallie just received some shocking news.



**eFestival of Words 2012 Women’s Fiction Winner From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes**

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?



Tonya also has a fantastic giveaway going on. You could win a Kindle and the first four books in her Ghostly Southern Mystery series!

Go HERE to enter.


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  1. kentuckygal50 says:

    Yeah, I don’t tease like I used to…I’ll need a nap before I have the energy. I did get this book when it was on special and I can’t wait to read it! :p

  2. Candid Cover says:

    This looks like a fun book to read based on that cover and synopsis. I hope that the main character finds the happiness that she is looking for. :)

  3. Kathy Martin says:

    This one sounds like a lot of fun. I have two this week – Beheld by Alex Flinn and A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn. Happy reading!

  4. Oh, wow, Aunt Grace sounds like an interesting, if annoying, character. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE MARRIAGE LIE”

  5. Both of the teasers are great.

  6. sjhigbee says:

    I like the sound of this one, Laura:). It sounds funny – but also there seems to be quite a strong message under the humour. Are you enjoying it?

  7. I almost always enjoy “going home again” stories, and this sounds like a good one. Great Aunt Grace sounds like she’s a hoot!
    My Tuesday post features MOONRISE.

  8. charliegirl says:

    Crazy Aunt Grace…I expected it to keep saying that all through the synopsis. I like both the teasers – especially the second one. Who’s going to find that she’s not in bed where she’s supposed to be?

  9. This one sounds fun! Thank you for sharing! And, thank you for stopping by my blog too!

  10. wcs53 says:

    Sounds like a fun read. There are some nights when all I want to do is get home under the covers with a good book and just stay there!

  11. Not my usual reading, but I definitively like the tone :)

  12. ljennison says:

    Sounds like a fun read. I’ll have to add it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing it. I’ve read some of her other books and enjoyed them. And thanks for coming by my teaser.

  13. Didn’t get to a TT this week, but hopefully next week. Hard to go wrong with a cozy.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  14. Laughter is pretty great, because it gives some moments of joy, which is always good! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!