Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blog Tour- Fixin to Die by Tonya Kappes

I love when Tonya Kappes visits and she is here today with a brand new book series. Fixin to Die (A Kenni Lowry Mystery) was released on June 14th. Want to win an e-copy of this book? Tell us what your favorite southern food is and leave your email to be entered and one lucky reader will be chosen.






Series: A Kenni Lowry Mystery
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (June 14, 2016)
Language: English



Synopsis

Sheriff Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in her small town in Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but quickly discovers her grandfather’s ghost, who happened to be the town’s retired sheriff, has been scaring off any would be crime. Poppa has come back from the great beyond to be Kenni’s deputy after the beloved town doctor is found murdered.

Ghost or no ghost, time is of the essence. After all, re-election isn’t far away and Kenni doesn’t want to look for a new job anytime soon.


Tonya Kappes has brought southern charm, mouth-watering food and a fresh new cast of characters that keep you ready through the night. Fixin to Die will whisk you away to Cottonwood Kentucky where you will get wrapped up in the story. With several plot twist that will have you guessing until the end. I look forward to the next visit to Cottonwood.



There is just something about going to a diner in a small town. . .

Kenni Lowry is the small town sheriff in Fixin’ To Die. There is a fair amount of time spent in the sheriff’s office, only the office isn’t in a building, it’s in the back of Cowboy’s Catfish diner. Some of y’all might scratch your head because that seems so strange. . .but not to me!

I grew up in a small rural Kentucky town. It’s one of those thing when someone asks me where I’m from, I’m going to say the county name instead of the city. That’s just the way a small town rolls. That is just ONE of the things that I loved about growing up in a small town in the south.

In most small towns there is that one diner, the one greasy spoon that no matter what time of day you go, there is a line and the counter stools are filled with the same local, little old men in their John Deere hats with a cup of coffee in their hand.
When you go to open the door, you have to give the bottom corner a little tap with the toe of your shoe because it gets a little stuck every once in a while and the above the door dings as soon as you fully open it, our hearts swell with joy. Then our stomach rumbles as the smell of homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, and bacon grease swirl and curl around our nose with strong coffee chasing shortly after. Our eyes scan the top of the full diner just so we can find a couple available seats. After we find that seat, our usual waitress, the only waitress, comes over and fills the foggy plastic glass with the chip in the rim with water and a pot of coffee dangling from her hand. You don’t need a menu. You know what they serve at your diner as if it were tattooed on your brain.

And just thinking about that fried egg has your mouth watering. . .

Awe. . .wasn’t that a great step back into a wonderful memory? What about your memories? Do at least half of them revolve around food?

Food is such a wonderful way to gather people. It is magical really. Food creates community, builds relationships, and fills our souls. Doesn’t this sound exactly how a novel should feed your mind?

I think so too! In every single novel, mostly all in series, I’ve written (twenty-six published), I make the diner and settings of my small, southern towns just as much a character as my heroine and hero. It’s a comfort to the reader to open a novel in a series and know what it feels like to flip the first page and step back into the diner they have grown to love because of all the warm and fuzzy they get from visiting.





About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans. Be sure to check out Tonya’s website for upcoming events and news and to sign up for her newsletter! Tonyakappes.com

66 comments:

  1. Tonya Kappes' book will grab your attention from the first page and won't let go till the very last paragraph. All of her series are well worth the read.

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  2. I am reading Fixin' To Die and love it. This will be a great series.

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  3. If you love mysteries than you'll love this book. The twists and turns will keep you guessing until the end. Great book, fun read. Can't wait until the next one comes out.

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  4. Don't enter me in the contest since I've already read it. Fixin to Die is a good start to a new series.

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  5. I can't wait to read this. It sounds great!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  6. I can't wait to read this. It sounds great!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  7. YOu asked about favorite southern food. peach cobbler. Is that southern?
    pattymarsh31@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite southern food... so many to choose from but one Chicken and dumplings <3

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  9. What a great story and characters! I could not put it down! Thank you

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  10. Lovin Fixin to Die but knew I would love all Tonya Kappes books. My favorite southern food fried chicken and biscuits and gravy

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  11. Lovin Fixin to Die but knew I would love all Tonya Kappes books. My favorite southern food fried chicken and biscuits and gravy

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  12. My favorite southern food is banana pudding, bbq and fried okra!

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  13. My favorite southern food is fried okra and bisquits and gravy! Thanks for the chance!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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  14. SQUEE!! Thank you so much for having me Shelley!!!

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  15. Have added this to my TBR list and can't wait to read it. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  16. I'm loving reading Fix in To Die! My favorite southern food is pulled pork. I'm a Yankee but have spent some time in the south. Atlanta's book is spot on!

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  17. I love Tonya and her books!

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  18. I just finished fixin to die it was awesome 😀

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  19. Love Tonya & her books! My grandmother ran a small town diner when I was little. Loved going there for homemade shakes!

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  20. Shelley great post on Tonya's new release! She is fantastic and I adore her work! Does bbq count as a southern food? I love Kansas City BBQ and Texan BBQ.

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  21. Tonya is awesome!! & I can't wait to get started on Fixin'to Die!

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  22. I love Tonya Kappes books. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this one.

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  23. Tonya Kappes' books are delightful. I can't wait to start reading!

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  24. Fixin' to Die is a good summer read. It's fun, it's not childish, and there's enough subterfuge to keep you reading.

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  25. So excited to celebrate with this book!!! Can't wait to read.

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  26. Still reading (curse you real life for not letting me read more) but love it already! I haven't met a Tonya book yet that I don't love. Favorite southern food would be chicken n dumplings ��

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  27. Still reading (curse you real life for not letting me read more) but love it already! I haven't met a Tonya book yet that I don't love. Favorite southern food would be chicken n dumplings ��

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  28. Great start for a new series!! Peach cobbler if that is southern

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  29. Sweet tea , greens and corn bread.

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  30. My favorite southern food is Fried Chicken! I am looking forward to reading Fixin' To Die!

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  31. Love Tonya's books and she's super sweet in person!

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  32. Well, I never knew that there was a thing about giving the name of your county. I hadn't ever even thought of it.
    Now, I do have Tonya's book because not only did I order it, I preordered it! Perhaps I can hold off next time ( doubt it )...
    Anyway, I am a pecan pie lover. Although I am not a Southern girl at all. I love the Winter and sleigh bells and snowy nights.
    Still, it sure is fun to learn about it-Teri Lenz.

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  33. Chicken and dumplin's are my favorite southern food.

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  34. Looking forward to reading Fixin to Die. The only thing Southern that I like is fried chicken. I fry it with butter and it is delicious!

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  35. I love sweet tea! Wonderful post Shelley! Happy New Release Tonya!

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  36. Tonya's book series are all great! My fav Southern food is chocolate gravy over biscuits <3 yum!

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  37. My favorite Southern food is Pilau, which Brooklyn's puppy raiser (Brooklyn is Kristen's service dog), introduced us to when visiting her home for a party prior to her wedding (Kristen and Brooklyn were involved in her wedding ceremony. Beyond Pilau, my favorite would be sweet tea, My favorite summer beverage. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  39. Spellcheck can often make me look too quirky... So, let's try this again. I love Tonya and her books. They have given me wonderful reading adventures and are always at the top of my queue. From ghosts to southern flair, I am hooked!
    Southern food came to me through my grandmother...breakfast at her house was always biscuits and a gravy I think could cure anything!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  40. This is such a great book! I am looking forward to the next one already. :) Fried chicken is a favorite Southern food - and can't forget the biscuits.

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  41. I absolutely love Tonya's books. I am just now getting this one started and if life would stop interfering I could finish it today. Her books are hard to put down once you start reading them.

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  42. I love Tonya's book so much. So excited for this new one! (My favorite Southern food is ... well, you take a bowl and put some slow cooked pinto beans in it, put some collard greens on that and top it with diced onion and a huge spoonful of chow chow.Oh and with a side of corn bread. MMM MMMM!!!!)

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  43. I love Tonya's books!! Always a great story!

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  44. favorite southern food is Chili-Slaw Dog with a tall glass of sweet iced tea!

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  45. I'm currently reading Fixin To Die and so far I am loving it as much as I love Tonya's other books. She has such a wonderful and charming way of telling stories.

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  46. Kenni is my kind of sheriff. Great read

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  47. Kenni is my kind of sheriff. Great read

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  48. I really like biscuits and sausage gravy. Definitely not something I eat very often!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  49. Can't wait to read. This book has gotten such good reviews, I'm looking forward to reading.

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  50. Can't wait to read. This book has gotten such good reviews, I'm looking forward to reading.

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  51. Love everything Tonya writes, and can't wait to read more of this series!

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  52. I am about to begin Fixin' to Die and am so excited to begin. I love her books!

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  53. I enjoy all of Tonya's book. This book was amazing.

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  54. Cozies and comfort foods are a winning combination.

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  55. Tonya Kappes is a phenomenal author!

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  56. I truly love all of Tonya's book and this new series is fabulous! Cozy country comfort all the way!!

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  57. I have my copy already but I'd love to win one for my Mom.

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  58. I loved this book! Started it early morning and just finished it. Tonya"s is are filled with charm, sass, fun, whimsy and make you laugh. Feel good books. She's one of my very favorite writers! I can't wait for book 2 in this series!

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  59. When I first saw this blurb,and it had a ghost in it,I had to preorder it right away...can't wait to read this..

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