Friday, February 3, 2017

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Reunion

by Tonya Kappes

on Tour January 16 - February 17, 2017

Synopsis:

A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Reunion

Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.
There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.
But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.

Review: 

I LOVE this series and this book only added to my enjoyment. Emma Lee is an amazing main character, who is extremely likable. She is intelligent and always loyal to her family. There is still potential there for a relationship with Jack Henry, but it seems to be developing s-l-o-w-l-y. :)

It is always entertaining to read about Emma trying to hide her conversations with the dead from other people in her life so that they don't think she's gone completely round the bend. This time, with the deceased being someone who always harassed her in life--and continues to do so in death--it's even more entertaining.

Once again, the reveal was a complete surprise, but one that was totally logical. I can't wait for the next adventure with Emma Lee.

**I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the author, with no expectation of a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Published by: HarperCollins / Witness
Publication Date: December 27th 2016
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 006246695X (ISBN13: 9780062466952)
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries #5
Purchase Links: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble  | Goodreads 

Read an excerpt:

Sexy isn’t a firm fanny in a thong, ladies.”
Hettie Bell didn’t seem so sexy in her hot pink leggings and matching top as she gasped for breath in her downward dog position in the middle of Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky. Her butt stuck straight up in the air, right there on display for everyone to see. Her black, chin-length bob was falling out of the small ponytail on both sides and her bangs hung down in her eyes.
“Sexy is confidence and self-acceptance. It’s exactly what yoga provides.”
Hettie Bell curled up on her tiptoes with her palms planted on one of the mats she provided for us. The rickety old floor of the gazebo, in the middle of the town square, groaned as we all tried to mimic her pose. “Yes!” Beulah Paige Bellefry hollered out like we were in the first pew of the Sleepy Hollow Baptist Church getting a good Bible beating from Pastor Brown himself.
“Amen to a good pose!”
Beulah continued to adjust her feet and hands each time she started to slip. If she wasn’t a bit overweight, I’d say it was her eighties silk sweat suit that was slicker than cat’s guts giving her problems. Or it could’ve been those pearls around her wrist, neck and ears weighing her down. Beulah never took off those pearls. She said pearls were a staple for a Southern gal.
“You said it, sister,” Mary Anna Hardy gasped. She teetered side to side, nearly knocking into Granny. Her sweat left streaks down her makeup. Who on earth got up this early and put makeup on to do yoga? Mary Anna Hardy, that’s who.
“God help us!”
“That’s it.”
I pushed back off my heels and crossed my legs, staring at all the Auxiliary women’s derrieres at my eye level.
“I’m here to do some relaxing, not Sunday school.”
Sleepy Hollow was smack-dab in the middle of the Bible Belt and if God wasn’t thrown in our conversations, then we weren’t breathing. But the last thing I wanted to think about was my butt stuck up to the high heavens and everyone up in the Great Beyond looking down upon me.

Author Bio:

Tonya KappesTonya Kappes has written more than fifteen novels and four 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, and one ex-stray cat in northern Kentucky. Now that her boys are teenagers, Tonya writes full-time but can be found at all of her guys’ high school games with a pencil and paper in hand.

Catch Up with Tonya Kappes on her Website , Twitter , & Facebook 


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Giveaway:

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10 comments:

Jayme Maness said...

Love this series as well... great review

Deb Forbes said...

Don't you just love Emma Lee. Nice Review I love this series

CMash said...

After reading your review, I need to read this series! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Holly LaFrance said...

I loved this book. Great review.

Kathleen Costa said...

This is a great series, and "A Ghostly Reunion" provided just the perfect amount of Karma for those who had a 'mean girl' in high school. The next book is a tear jerker...you'll love it!

Donna Harms said...

Awesome series!

Patricia P. said...

Definitely want to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway. Couldn't tweet, says over the limit in characters.

Becky Wilhoite said...

Great series and author!

Dianne Casey said...

Great series, can't wait to read "A Ghostly Reunion".

Karen Alsip said...

I love this series, I recommend it to all my friends