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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Guest Post: Tonya Kappes, author of SOUTHERN FRIED



The Book Diva's Reads is pleased to host a return visit today from the USA Today best-selling author Tonya Kappes. Ms. Kappes is the author of 40+ books including the Magical Cure Mystery series, the Laurel London Mystery series, The Divorced Divas Mystery series, the Grandberry Falls series, the Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery series, the Bluegrass Romance series, the ever-popular Ghostly Southern Mysteries series, and the Kenni Lowry series. Please welcome my fellow Appalachian (she's in Kentucky and I'm in West Virginia) and an amazing author, Tonya Kappes.



Well, Hi-do! Welcome to Lulu's boutique. I'm Lulu McClain and I own this fun boutique. I have so many pretty things. If you are looking to have your initials put on something, honey, you just let me know and I'll get that ready in a jiffy. We southerners love to wear our initials proudly. 

If you want to take a gander while I get the craft room ready for tonight, I'll holler for ya when I'm ready. The craft room is right in the back room.

Our resident food truck owner, Jolee Fischer, she's going to be catering our little get-together. Her On The Run Food Truck has the best southern ribs you ever did put in your mouth. Everyone tonight is going to get a rib-let basket with some hushpuppies. I've got some recipe cards up there by the register if you want her super secret recipe. Trust me, they are smack your mama good!



Come and get it! Supper is ready!! While we eat will we will also do our craft for the night. I hear that coloring is all sorts of relaxing. If you ask me, I figured it was for youngins but I'm willing to give it a try if you are! When you get done coloring your pages, be sure to send in a photo of them with your name, email address and mailing address to tonyak11[dot]tk[at]gmail[dot]com to be entered to win a print copy of Southern Fried!

If you are having trouble downloading your color pages, click here for Southern Fried and click here for Fixin' to Die. You have until Friday to turn in your pages to be entered.



Fixin' To Die is the first book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series.

"A Southern-fried mystery with a twist that'll leave you positively breathless." – Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Book Club

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.

"This story offers up a small touch of paranormal activity that makes for a fun read…A definite "5-star," this is a great mystery that doesn't give up the culprit until the last few pages." – Suspense Magazine

"Packed with clever plot twists, entertaining characters, and plenty of red herrings! Fixin' To Die is a rollicking, delightful, down-home mystery." – Ann Charles, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Deadwood Mystery Series

"Kappes captures the charm and quirky characters of small-town Kentucky in her new mystery…a charming, funny story with exaggerated characters. The dialect-filled quirky sayings and comments bring those characters to life. Best of all, for a mystery reader, the culprit was an unlikely suspect, but the solution made sense." – Lesa's Book Critiques

"Southern and side-splitting funny! Fixin' To Die has captivating characters, nosy neighbors, and is served up with a ghost and a side of murder." – Duffy Brown, Author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries

"This first book in a new series promises to be fun for both cozy mystery buffs and ghost aficionados." – For The Love of Books

"The who and why may surprise you, but you'll probably laugh your way through the book. If you've never read a Tonya Kappes book, this is a perfect starting place. I highly recommend." – Book Review Crew



Southern Fried is the second book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series.


"Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. (Also, I want to live in Cottonwood, KY.) Don't miss this one!" – Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series

Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes 
ISBN: 9781635111873 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781635111880 (ebook)
ASIN: B01N212SJ8 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Release Date: April 4, 2017

In the South, it's better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried…
After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin' ain't right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off competition, a euchre game where the intel is sweeter than the brownies, and a decades old family recipe that may just be the proof in the pudding.
The icing on the cake: Kenni is fighting an attraction to her recently sworn-in deputy sheriff, and election season is hot on her tail. When the killer comes after who she holds most dear, even her poppa's ghostly guidance might not be enough to keep her and her own out of the frying pan.

Be sure to grab your copy of Southern Fried, the second book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series. 

Friend Tonya on facebook here. * Join her FREE Facebook Cozy Krew page for a lot of fun here

Learn about Tonya's books here. *Check out the NEW Kenni Lowry Mystery website where there are recipes, coloring pages, a scavenger hunt to go along with the books, book club discussion questions and more here!

Get a free PDF download of the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series book in order here.



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4 comments:

  1. Wonderful review thank you very much Penney

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  2. A very nice blog and review of Tonya Kappes' book. It's good stuff, and those ribs sound great, too. Thank you.

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