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review 2017-04-11 22:12
Giveaway & Review – Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes @tonyakappes11 @dollycas
Southern Fried - Tonya Kappes


Southern Fried (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Henery Press (April 4, 2017)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111873
Kindle ASIN: B01N212SJ8

 

MY REVIEW

 

Tonya Kappes had me laughing from the opening pages of Southern Fried, when  Kenni Lowry is shushing her ghost.

 

Kenni is the Sheriff of the small of Cottonwood and the ghost is her Grandfather. It was no surprise that she carried a gun, but there were those who frowned on her being the Sheriff.

Even though Cottonwood is a small town, the characters are far from being small.

 

The story contains funny quotes and unique characters that will have you smiling and laughing, and shaking your head.

“It’s hotter than a prostitute’s doorknob on pay day in here.”

Murder, the supernatural and humor are the norm in a Tonya Kappes novel.

 

There are plenty of suspects to keep me guessing, with some romance on the side and a lovable hound dog that, even though he’s not a guard dog, acts like one.

 

The small town of Cottonwood is like all small towns. Even with all the personality conflicts and disagreements, the people come together in the end.

 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 3 Stars

 

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review 2017-03-17 16:10
Giveaway & Review – A Ghostly Mortality by Tonya Kappes @tonyakappes11
A Ghostly Mortality: A Ghostly Southern Mystery (Ghostly Southern Mysteries) - Tonya Kappes

 

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MY REVIEW

 

With the tease  at the end of A Ghostly Reunion, I knew I had to have me some more of Emma and her granny in this riproaring Ghost Whispering kind of haunting murder mystery.

 

A plastic Santa had fallen on Emma’s head and now she sees dead people. It’s fitting that she lives and runs a funeral home.

 

This Ghost Whispering sleuth lives in a small town where everyone knows your business and some considered the creepy funeral girl a bit wacky, talking to herself…or at least that’s what they think as she talks to ghosts that no one else can see.

 

Jack Henry is her hot cop sweetie and he jumpstarts her day with a happy feeling.

 

Emma’s seventy seven year old granny rides a moped. I can see her tooling around town in all her glory.

 

Marla and her pet hen.

 

Mable always has a coin for passing children.

 

Her new client? The only reason I saw it coming was the tease in Ghostly Reunion and I love it. I could see the ghost…whispering in her ear, laughing, talking, telling Emma to “get on with it.”

 

Humor, murder, mystery, family situations that made me want to laugh out loud.

 

Warning! Be careful where you read this. You too may be considered nuts for laughing out loud in public.

 

A Ghostly Mortality contains a ton of mystery, laughs and love…the total package for a cozy mystery.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of A Ghostly Mortality by Tonya Kappes.

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review 2017-03-09 16:49
A Ghostly Mortality (Ghostly Southern Mysteries #6) by Tonya Kappes
A Ghostly Mortality: A Ghostly Southern Mystery (Ghostly Southern Mysteries) - Tonya Kappes

This is the 6th book in the Ghostly Southern Mystery series. I have sadly had not heard of this series before I saw it on a Book Tour site. I read the blurb and knew I had to read it. I am very glad I did, and I cannot wait to obtain the first 5 books in the series and hopefully this series will continue.

All in all it was a great story even if some of the part are little out there. Ghost stories are my favorite.
I love books with ghosts and this book filled the bill.

Emma Lee Raines is the proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home in Kentucky. This was a family business. Her sister Charlotte and her were partners until Charlotte left for greener pastures and larger funeral business in Lexington. Emma is trying to get Charlotte to sign her half of the funeral home to her, but Charlotte keeps putting her off.

Emma also has the sight. She sees dead people, after being hit over the head by a plastic Santa in a previous book. She is helping the "Betweeners" solve their murders so they can cross over. One day Charlotte's ghost appears to Emma. Now it is up to Emma to solve her murder so she can rest in peace.

The ending of this book was a bit far fetched, but it is a book. Anything can be normal just lie on TV.

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review 2016-07-25 09:00
Review: Fixin' to Die by Tonya Kappes (@tonyakappes11)
 

Series: Kenni Lowry Mystery, #1
Publisher: Henery Press
Published: June 14, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 224 pages

I have been a fan of Tonya Kappes and her offbeat paranormal mysteries for a while now, so I was excited to see a new series coming out. This is an author who does a wonderful job with slightly offbeat, yet incredibly down to earth characters.  Plus she totally has the unique southern small town vibe nailed down.  Even though there is some form of paranormal going on, she makes them seem almost believable. It's one of the reason I keep going back to her work.

Which is why it pains me so, that I had a hard time getting into the beginning of this book.  It just wasn't flowing for me. It wasn't until well into chapter 6 (about 25%) that I really became engrossed and fully committed to the book. I'm hoping it was the fact that we spent most of that time going around the town and getting to know it's inhabitants, and basically laying most of the groundwork. I just wasn't sure if I was going to like Kenni or not. It took a bit for me to really warm up to her.

In the end, I was elated to see that I had figured out who the bad guy was. I didn't have the motive, but that was a tricksy surprise that Kenni didn't figure out either, until the big reveal. Overall, I did enjoy this book and happily look forward to the next Kenni Lowry book. I gave this book 3 stars.

“Aren’t you ordering?” he asked.
“She knows what I want.” I waited patiently but my taste buds were already oozing.
“Sunny Goose Sammy for you.” Jolee put my usual in a paper carton on top of the counter, a cup of coffee next to it. “And a Yankee sandwich for you.” She sat Finn’s plain turkey sandwich next to mine.
“Pepsi?” Finn asked.
“You didn’t order a Coke.” Jolee was getting a little feisty.
“Right, I’m ordering a Pepsi…” he said, trying to figure her out.
“Well.” She straightened her shoulders and twirled one of her pigtails with her finger. “When you ask nicely.” She grinned back. “One problem, we only serve Coke.”
“That’s fine,” Finn stuttered, not knowing how to handle Jolee.


Netgalley and Henery Press provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.

With the help of her Poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out.
    
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review 2016-06-03 22:28
Fixin' To Die (A Kenni Lowry Mystery) (Volume 1) - Tonya Kappes

#FIXIN'TODIE  AVAILABLE 6/14/16  GREAT NEW COZY SERIES!  4 STARS!  @tonyakappes11  @HeneryPress  This was a new series for me and I think a new series for Henery Press. I loved it!! It was quite humorous in parts, which is unexpected in a mystery but par for the course in a cozy. I liked the idea of Kenni's ghostly grandfather helping her out to solve the murder. Although at times, it did make her seem a little crazy. HA!!

As I said, this was my first in the series and it won't be the last. I look forward to many more in this series. The writing was good and the characters are believable with the main character being very lovable. As with all the Henery Press books, I highly recommend this book. NO, they don't pay me to say that.

Thanks Henery Press and Net Galley for once again providing me with a free e-galley of an enjoyable and entertaining read in exchange for an honest review.

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