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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Macchiato Murder

Do you feel that thrill in the air? It’s not just caffeine. We’re serving up a rich blend of mystery and suspense just for you! Before the world dives into the tantalizing tale of “Macchiato Murder,” we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek into one of its most gripping moments.


My heart pounded in my chest, curiosity and fear warring within me. I glanced around, half expecting to see someone, but I was alone. The passage beckoned, its shadows hiding secrets I felt compelled to uncover.

With a deep breath, I stepped into the corridor, my hand instinctively reaching for my cell phone to use its flashlight. The passage was narrow and filled with the musty smell of hidden places. My footsteps seemed loud in the silence, echoing off the stone walls.

As I crept farther along, a muffled voice reached my ears. I froze, straining to listen. It was the magician’s voice, angry and tense. I couldn’t make out the words, but the emotion was clear.

My heart thumped loudly in my ears as I moved closer, drawn by the drama unfolding. Maybe I was a bit nosy, and I wouldn’t enter. I’d just stand back and listen.
The magician’s voice grew louder, and then another voice joined in, equally furious. Their words were still muffled, but the anger was palpable.

Then, suddenly, a bang. A loud, unmistakable sound that sent a chill down my spine.
I broke into a run, fear and urgency driving me toward the noise. The corridor twisted and turned and then abruptly opened up into the room where the magic show was to be held.

And there he was.

The magician, lying lifeless on the floor, a pool of blood spreading around him, a gunshot wound visible. The old-time gun Eleanor had slung around her hip was on the floor next to him.

I gasped, my hand flying to my mouth, my eyes wide with shock and disbelief.
The room spun around me as I took in the scene, the props and decorations now a backdrop to a real-life tragedy.

The silence was deafening, the reality of what had just happened settling over me like a heavy cloak. The magician, who had promised enchantment and wonder, was gone. A life snuffed out in an instant.

I fumbled for my phone, my hands trembling as I dialed for help, my mind reeling with questions and fear.

Who had done this? Why? And what had I stumbled upon?

The magic of Hollow Manor had turned into a nightmare, and I was caught in the middle of it, my heart pounding, my breath caught in my throat.

“Oh my gosh!” Eleanor had ripped open the door. She stood there with her jaw dropped and eyes on the magician before they swept up and looked at me. “Roxy, what did you do?”

Whew! Chills, right? This scene is just the tip of the iceberg, and Roxanne Bloom’s latest adventure promises to be a roller-coaster of emotions.

What do you think happens next? How deep will this mystery go? The world of Honey Springs has never been so enigmatic, and every sip… er, snippet, will leave you craving more!

“Macchiato Murder” is more than just a tale; it’s an experience, a journey through suspense, and mysteries that will tantalize your senses. Make sure you keep an eye out for the full release – we promise, it’s a brew you won’t want to miss.
Share your thoughts, predictions, and reactions in the comments below. We love to hear from our community, especially our dedicated patrons like you.
Sending you cozy vibes and a sprinkle of intrigue.


Macchiato Murder will be available in ebook, Kindle Unlimited, paperback, and hardcover formats on September 14th. Audio coming soon!

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It’s release day!

Questions, Quarrels, & Quandary is here! Check out what our friends are saying!!

💥📚 Fourth of July Forgery Now Available! Let’s Celebrate Good Crimes! 🎆🔍

Hey there, Cozy Mystery Lovers! 🕵️‍♀️💖

Guess what? I’ve got news that’s going to make your day brighter than a fireworks show! 🎇 The much-awaited sixth installment of our Holiday Cozy Mystery series, Fourth of July Forgery, is here! 📚🔖

This Fourth of July, something is sizzling in Holiday Junction, and it’s not just the barbecues! 🍔🌭 When a grim discovery turns our festive celebrations upside down, it’s up to our fearless heroine, Violet Rhinehammer, to uncover the truth. Will she be able to do it before the last sparkler goes out? 🎇🎆

Navigating through a maze of deception and accusations, Violet finds herself knee-deep in a world of art dealings and forgery, where secrets explode like M80s. It’s a race against time, with the mystery’s fuse burning faster than you can say “Independence Day”! 🕰️💣

I promise you, Fourth of July Forgery is a firecracker of a read. With the perfect blend of small-town charm, holiday high-jinks, and a puzzling mystery, it’s sure to delight cozy mystery fans and holiday enthusiasts alike! 🎉🎊

If you love cozy towns, every holiday under the sun (and stars), and dogs 🐕, you’re going to fall head over heels for Fourth of July Forgery. It’s time for us to CELEBRATE GOOD CRIMES in Holiday Junction! Just because it’s a holiday, doesn’t mean we’re free from a little bit of mystery and murder! But don’t worry, every book is clean—no foul language or gore, I promise! 🚫🤬🚫💉

So, are you ready to join Violet on her latest adventure? Grab your cozy blanket, brew a cup of your favorite tea or coffee, and let’s sleuth along with Violet and celebrate good crimes! 🕵️‍♀️☕🎉

Let’s get cracking on this new mystery! I can’t wait for you to join me in Holiday Junction! 🚂🎉

Sending you all cozy vibes and happy reading, Tonya Kappes 🖋️💖

Happy Release Day! EARLY!

What?? Happy EARLY release day for INSECTS, IVY, & INVESTIGATIONS!!!


Why on earth did I release this AWESOME book so early??? With these amazing reviews, I knew it would be fun to release early so y’all can spend your weekend camping in Happy Trails Campground with all the gals!!!

“Oh my goodness, there were so many surprises dumped on Mae where Alicia was concerned, and Alicia’s sudden appearance at the Milkery was questionable leaving me wondering after Dawn Gentry’s reveal. Not just Mae being surprised, but Hank Sharp, is blindsided too. The ending, left me uttering–Oh no!! I can’t wait for the next book with that ending, did not expect that!!” – Allyson

“One of my favorite dialogues was when Dottie told Mae ” We will catch up with in the morning for coffee at the Laundry Club ” and Hank replied” Is that code for all y’all are going to be sticking your nose into this?” That just cracked me up!”- Meryl

” I will say this for Tonya Kappes, I NEVER saw the story ending like this! Bring on the next installment!”- BEV
“I love this series! I’m feeling sad and worried about where things are heading for some of my favorite people! I need that next book stat! I can’t get this one out of my head!”- Theresa

Order your copy!👇👇