Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dependable, Smart, and Caring!

Great Escapes Blog Tour for Ax to Grind by Tonya Kappes


Ax To Grind (A Kenni Lowry Mystery) by Tonya Kappes

 
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Henery Press (September 19, 2017)  
Paperback: 256 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1635112474  
E-Book ASIN: B0731M7RRM
  
Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?
Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.
When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?

 



About the Author For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans. Sign up for her newsletter on her website at Tonyakappes.com .  



Visit Tonya:  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortonyakappes  

Kappes Krew Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/208579765929709/  

Webpage: tonyakappes.com  

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4423580.Tonya_Kappes  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyakappes11  

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tonyakappes/

Purchase Links: Amazon B&N kobo iTunes  


Review

As the third book in the series I am fully attached to Kenni by this point. She has proven that she is dependable, smart, sweet, caring, and in my opinion a really good sheriff even if she is getting her training by being thrown into the deep end. This story is no exception. The death of a famous author is their small town really heats things up as the gossip rolls around about a tell-all book that was written before the author died. It must be a good one because it seems that everyone around town wants to get their hands on it including the killer as the bad person goes after anyone even remotely connected to the possible location of the thing. One woman is found dead outside the antique shop and another is found knocked out inside. The injured just happens to be her opponent for sheriffs wife making the run for election heat up as well. Events really come to a head as things keep happening one after another until Kenni is finally able to put all of the puzzle pieces together revealing the killer which I admit surprised me a little bit. This is a really good mystery novel with a leading female law enforcement officer that i highly recommend to fans of that genre. Since I really enjoyed it gets 4/5 stars.





TOUR PARTICIPANTS  

September 19 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW 
September 20 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW 
September 21 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW 
September 22 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW 
September 23 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT 
September 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana., Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! 
September 25 – Varietats2010 – REVIEW 
September 25 – FUONLYKNEW - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 
September 26 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW 
September 26 – Dee-Scoveries - GUEST POST 
September 27 – My Reading Journeys - REVIEW, INTERVIEW 
September 28 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
September 28 – Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh my! – REVIEW 
September 29 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST 
September 30 – Becky's Bookcase – REVIEW 
September 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT 
October 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, GUEST POST 
October 2 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW 
October 2 – Christa Reads and Writes – INTERVIEW

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reasons to Read Ax To Grind

First blog stop on the AX TO GRIND blog tour is Cozy Experience.
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Happy Release Day ~ AX TO GRIND!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Run for the Roses!



And they’re off!

The Kentucky Derby is an official holiday in Kentucky. As a born and bred Kentuckian all my mysteries are set in the bluegrass state.

The official flower of the Derby is the rose. How pretty!

Before 1896 every woman who attended any Derby party or the Derby itself was presented with a long-stem rose. The roses were such a sensation, that the president of Churchill Downs, Col. Lewis Clark, adopted the rose as the race's official flower in 1896.

Every year after that while the owners of the horse lift up the trophy high above their heads, the horse is draped with a blanket of deep red roses that consists of 400 handpicked roses out of 7,000 roses. After the roses are picked, it takes over seven hours to make the blanket and add seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The blanket is 122 inches long, 22 inches wide, and weighs nearly 40 pounds! WOW!




It wasn’t until 1925 did the catch phrase A RUN FOR THE ROSES get picked up.
If you could pick the flower for the Derby, what would you suggest?

Synopsis:
And they're off! 
Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky's number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly.


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Tonya has written over 35 novels and 4 novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled schnauzers in northern Kentucky and grew up in the small southern Kentucky town of Nicholasville. Now that her four little boys are all grown men, Tonya writes fulltime but can be found at her Old Kentucky Home with a sweet tea or coffee in hand while rockin’ on her front porch.


Be sure to check out the exclusive website for the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series where you can take a virtual vacation in Cottonwood. Check out the recipes and adult coloring sheets! There’s so much fun in Cottonwood. Click here!









There are so many ways to be involved and connect with Tonya!

Facebook at Tonya Kappes Author:
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Cozy Krew Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/208579765929709/


Goodreads Tonya Kappes Author:
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Twitter Tonya Kappes Author: https://twitter.com/tonyakappes11

Amazon Tonya Kappes Author Page:
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Bookbub Tonya Kappes Author Page:
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Pinterest Tonya Kappes Author:
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Email: Tonyak11@yahoo.com












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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cover Reveal


Add Ax To Grind 
to your Goodreads
Southern Mystery Shelf

How adorable is this book cover? I think Henery Press publishers does such a great job with my Kenni Lowry Mystery Series!

Here is the blurb:
Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.

When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?

Books in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series:

FIXIN’ TO DIE (#1)
SOUTHERN FRIED (#2)
AX TO GRIND (#3) September 19, 2017
SIX FEET UNDER (#4) Spring 2018  


Grab your copy of Fixin' To Die and Southern Fried here!







Thursday, April 27, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED?

This week for baking class we had to bring a double layer cake that was already iced so we could go straight into decorating it.

I have a couple of friends who are taking the class with me. The instructor wants the icing to be stiff icing. Yep...there are levels to icing. <<<This is why I'm taking the class. Not that I'm going to teach my readers to make stiff icing but it might be something like this...

The thought of Carter being a murderer weighed heavily on my mind. With each turn  of the mixer, my mind swirled with possibilities that I might not be able to help my friend from himself from this one. I poured in another couple of teaspoons of water into the icing to thin it out a little bit. It was much to stiff to use on the vanilla bean cupcakes that Carter liked. I had to take the  perfect dessert to him....

Totally just made that up, but you get the idea....

One of my friends came over to to bake her cake and make our icing because we were going to use the same colors to design our cakes during class. She was in charge of the icing. There's a recipe we use...but our icing was still to thin for icing a double cake. She swore she used the recipe.

In the middle of the night it dawned on me...I bet she put in tablespoons of water instead of teaspoons. When I saw her at the class, I asked her about the teaspoon/tablespoon thing. I WAS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You can see the dark spots on my cake at the round and it's a little shiny....but it still turned out okay.

Have you ever added too much of this and  that to your cooking/baking?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy 18th!!

I just can't believe that my baby is 18 years old today. He's a spitfire full of life and has never met a stranger. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!!!