Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Not Your Usual Familiar


All of my life I, Maggie Parks, couldn’t wait to get my very own familiar. After all, my mama has an ornery cat named Riule, Gilbert the macaw is my sister’s, Lilith, and Ms. Kitty the owl is my Auntie Meme’s.
I guess I should explain that I’m a witch and a familiar is usually an animal or supernatural spirit that will aid a witch in performing magic. Simple, right? Wrong!

Vinnie. My familiar’s name is Vinnie. Now, I don’t know about you, but that name sounds to me like Vinnie is somewhat outspoken, do what I want kinda name. Not only is my familiar’s name is Vinnie, but to make matter worse, Vinnie is a 1965 classic red AC Cobra. Can you get a car that screams muscle car?

You got it. Vinnie is my snarky familiar. Just how is Vinnie going to help me get out of my predicament where I’ve been thrown into helping Agent Mick Jasper, undercover agent for SKUL, a little-known division of Interpol – the Secret Keepers of the Universal Laws, figure out how to fix his investigation when I’m the one who messed it up by botching up a silly little spell after I lost a bet with Lilith playing Truth or Spell.

Spies and Spells, the first in this highly anticipated new series from USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes is now available!
While Maggie waits for her Witchy Hour, she words at the family diner with her mom, Aunt Meme, and Lilith, her sister-all witches. Soon Maggie gets entangled with a mysterious handsome stranger, Mick Jasper, and his secret U.S. organization, SKUL. Has she found her calling?

If you could have a familiar, what would you pick and why? Leave a comment for a chance to win one of Tonya Kappes's exclusive coloring books along with some Tonya Kappes surprises! Tonya is currently taking new review team members! If you would like to apply, it's free, then head over to Tonyakappes.com and click the contest tab under the Members Only section! See you there!








52 comments:

  1. If I were to be a familiar, I am quite sure I would pick to be a cat. I have three cats and let's face it - they have a sweet life. I think river otters are just about some of the coolest animals, but I'm not sure how practical that would be! grin.

    Thanks for the chance to win! kristin409(at)comacast(dot)net

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    1. Hahaa! I have Kitty Kappes. She'd no sooner help me than a fuzz ball. AND it's because she does have a sweet life :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I would love to have a cat since I love them so much but if I couldn't I think maybe a owl

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  2. I would pick either a cat or a dog. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    myrifraf(at) gmail (dot)com

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  3. I love the idea of a car as a familiar. I think mine would be a Komodo Dragon.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I'd have a cat for a familiar and that cat would probably be Siamese or a black cat. Anyone who has had a cat would probably tell you, there is some thing about a cat which makes them seem spiritual, magical and all knowing. dbahn@iw.net

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    1. My Kitty Kappes.....she definitely wouldn't help me....she's her own gig.

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  5. My familiar would be my dog, Rusty. He's always by my side and we've always called him a Magician, because he seems to make things disappear! Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill Broussard; minishoes@msn.com

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    1. Hahaa!! I love that!! He just might be a familiar with his mad skills ;)

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  6. If I was a familiar I would be a cat. I have a black cat and loves cats in general. Seriously they are independent but when they want love they will let you know. Just like me LOL. maryellen_fink@yahoo.com

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  7. If I could have a familiar I'd want it to be a crow, I'm fascinated with them they seem so wise. I'd also like the crow to transform to a human because I want them to be around in normal situations as well.

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  8. I'd have a cat as my familiar. I always had a cat growing up, but in adult life cannot have one due to my children's allergies. Cats are quiet and mysterious, but have such boisterous personalities when they feel the need to let it out. I feel like I'm thexpected same way. I could be a sneaky orange tabby.

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  9. I think if I had a familiar it would be a 64 Mustang cause I love that car and I am allergic to animals. Loved the book and would love the coloring book. Thanks Tonya
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  10. I think if I had a familiar it would be a 64 Mustang cause I love that car and I am allergic to animals. Loved the book and would love the coloring book. Thanks Tonya
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  11. If be a PENGUIN!!! I'd always be surrounded by friends and dressed to party.

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  12. I would be a cat or dog they sure have it easy. Thanks for this amazing chance. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  13. I would have a Raven. I love them. Every time I see one I remember Peter Lorre as the sarcastic bird in the movie (The Raven). Makes me giggle just to think of it.

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  14. Since we have people on the family who are allergic to cats and dogs I think I'd have to go with a parrot.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  15. Definitely my kitty named Bell (short for Jrixinell

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  16. I think I would pick a bird. As a cat owner, I don't think I would trust my cat. She would probably play tricks on me.

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  17. I would choose a cat as a familiar, a black cat. I have one, who thinks he is a familiar LOL. He follows me everywhere, and I swear he tries to talk to me, and he appears out of nowhere sometimes. Cats are so magical and beautiful, they are the best! dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  18. I would have to choose a cat because I am such a cat lover!

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  19. I'd pick either a dog or cat. Love them! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  20. I would want my familiar to be a dog, although something more unusual, like a micro pig, would be fun, too. Thanks for the chance to win! Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Definitely a cat! Perhaps a black one; had a very sweet black cat for several years. Love the coloring book!
    jademoss17@gmail.com

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  22. I would be a dog since they are wonderful and wise. Thanks for this lovely feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. My familiar would be a dog a border collie to be exact. Mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  24. My familiar is my mix, Bogie. Sweet and devoted. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win. Great idea on the coloring book. I would pick a butterfly because its unexpected. Who would even think?

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  26. My cat would be my familiar. I don't know how helpful she would be, bit I love her. Enjoyed Spies and Spells!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  27. I think I would be different and have a horse. They're frisky and serious and very loyal.

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  28. I think I would be different and have a horse. They're frisky and serious and very loyal.

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  29. I think I'd pick a crow because they are so smart and figure things out that most animals can't. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  30. i would pick a butterfly. it is beautiful and can flutter anywhere it goes.

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  31. I would have an owl because I think they are awesome and can fly. Plus they are gorgeous

    Shelly Small

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  32. I would have an owl because I think they are awesome and can fly. Plus they are gorgeous

    Shelly Small

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  33. I want a lion. No one will want to mess with me and my lion.

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  34. hmm thats a tough one..I guess it would depend on my magic skills as to what familiar would be good for me..lol I would like a bear,strong,cuddly and protective...or a wolf,same reasons as bear but can run faster..ot maybe even a mouse, cause they can sneak in anywhere..lol thanks for the chance to color again..finding my box of crayolas..lol

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  35. My familiar would be my service dog, Skittles. He is always by my side and definitely does everything he can to help keep me safe.

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  36. My familiar would most likely be a cat. I have two right now on my lap.

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  37. My familiar would most likely be a cat. I have two right now on my lap.

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  38. I think my familiar would be a goat. No one would suspect, they are funny, always into something and so cute. Thank you for the giveaway, Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  39. I would like to have an owl for my familiar because they fly quietly, see well at night, and I think they are awesome.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  40. I think i would pick a cat or dog an owl isn;t for me as they eat my dogs i do think they are cute ..I am so glad that this is in print as that i am severely disabled thank you for listing a print and i will read and review.

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  41. A dragon. If I had a familiar it would be a dragon. Then if any baddies attacked, I could fry their asses. Also great transport.

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  42. I would want my familiar to be a Kola Bear or a kangaroo! Something different and out of the ordinary! doward1952@yahoo.com

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  43. What type of familiar would I like, hmmm, I think a mouse would be interesting. They are small enough to hide, smart enough to help out where needed, and don't require much space to live in. It's name would be Tom Thumb. Thanks for the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  44. I would like a dog, of course a mini schnauzer like my Mattie. She's always with me so she'd always be there to help me. Her favorite magic is love. She seems to be able to make everyone love her. Thanks for the giveaway . kphans08@gmail.com

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  45. I would pick a cat for a familiar. They just seem to be made to be a familiar. Great post and giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I would want my familiar to be a dog. I have three so it would be something I would be comfortable with. jmhinton@psci.net

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