A Ghostly Mortality by Tonya Kappes ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: March 8, 2017 in Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews
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A Ghostly Mortality
by Tonya Kappes

I appreciate watching the characters grow and their relationships develop.
~Laura’s Interests

I LOVE this series, and this book only serves to illustrate why…I couldn’t stop reading.
~Book Babble

It’s another big hit for this very talented author as A Ghostly Mortality brings us laughs, heartwarming moments and a mystery that is sure to intrigue you.
~Texas Book-aholic!

A Ghostly Mortality: A Ghostly Southern Mystery
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Witness (February 28, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0062466976
E-Book ASIN: B01GONIFFI

My Review

Having followed this series from the beginning, it’s good to be back with these characters.

Emma Lee still suffers from what the town folk refer to as Funeral Trauma. They think she’s a bit off her rocker. I’m surprised she isn’t after having to deal with problems from beyond the grave. She’s a Betweener. She’s sees the ghosts of murder victims. It used to be confined to the ones whose last stop is her funeral home. But that appears to be changing. Also, it may not be confined to just deceased humans.

Her ability hits too close to home when the ghost of her sister comes to her for help. Now, Emma Lee is having to cope with her grief and trying to mend the fences of a sibling relationship that was on the rocks, while also solving her murder.

This was fun and had some new twists.  Reading the book was fast. And I really enjoyed the interactions between Emma Lee and her sister, Charlotte Rae. I’m the youngest of four sisters and, even though we’re all very different and have our share of disagreements, we still love each other. A couple of brief scenes was all it took to make me weepy.

 I was quite happy with the surprises and the mystery involved in this one. Visiting with the colorful and sometimes wacky characters in this series felt like coming home again and you can bet I’ll be waiting for the next book, and the next….

4 Stars

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Synopsis

That ghost sure looks . . . familiar

Only a handful of people know that Emma Lee Raines, proprietor of a small-town Kentucky funeral home, is a “Betweener.” She helps ghosts stuck between here and the ever-after—murdered ghosts. Once Emma Lee gets them justice they can cross over to the great beyond.

But Emma Lee’s own sister refuses to believe in her special ability. In fact, the Raines sisters have barely gotten along since Charlotte Rae left the family business for the competition. After a doozy of an argument, Emma Lee is relieved to see Charlotte Rae back home to make nice. Until she realizes her usually snorting, sarcastic, family-ditching sister is a . . . ghost.

Charlotte Rae has no earthly idea who murdered her or why. With her heart in tatters, Emma Lee relies more than ever on her sexy beau, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross…because this time, catching a killer means the Raines sisters will have to make peace with each other first.

AMAZON

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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

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Tonya Kappes is offering a free audio book for one lucky person who comments PER blog stop. It will be a book she chooses from her previous released books. Be sure to visit the other stops in the tour links at the end of the post for more reviews and chances to win.

To enter, please leave an email so I can contact you if you win and answer this question:

“Do you believe in ghosts?”

Giveaway ends March 15th

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Also by Tonya Kappes

Kenni Lowry Mystery Series

Fixin’ To Die

Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery Series

SPLITSVILLE.COM

COLOR ME LOVE (novella)

COLOR ME A CRIME

Magical Cures Mystery Series

A CHARMING CRIME

A CHARMING CURE

A CHARMING POTION (novella)

A CHARMING WISH

A CHARMING SPELL

A CHARMING MAGIC

A CHARMING SECRET

A CHARMING CHRISTMAS (novella)

A CHARMING FATALITY

A CHARMING DEATH

A CHARMING GHOST

A CHARMING VOODOO

Grandberry Falls Series

THE LADYBUG JINX

HAPPY NEW LIFE

A SUPERSTITIOUS CHRISTMAS (novella)

NEVER TELL YOUR DREAMS

A Laurel London Mystery Series

CHECKERED CRIME

CHECKERED PAST

CHECKERED THIEF

A Divorced Diva Beading Mystery Series

A BREAD OF DOUBT SHORT STORY

STRUNG OUT TO DIE

CRIMPED TO DEATH

Bluegrass Romance Series

GROOMING MR. RIGHT

TAMING MR. RIGHT

Women’s Fiction

CARPE BREAD ’EM

Young Adult

TAG YOU’RE IT

A Ghostly Southern Mystery Series

A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING

A GHOSTLY GRAVE

A GHOSTLY DEMISE

A GHOSTLY MURDER

A GHOSTLY REUNION

A GHOSTLY MORTALITY

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Visit Tonya:

Facebook at Author Tonya Kappes

Kappes Krew Street Team

Webpage

E-mail

Recipe Submission Email

Goodreads

Twitter

Pinterest

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Tour Participants

February 27 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, EXCERPT

February 27 – Books, Dreams, Life – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

February 28 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

February 28 – Book Babble – REVIEW

March 1 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

March 2 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

March 3 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW, EXCERPT

March 3 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

March 4 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 5 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

March 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

March 6 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW

March 7 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – fuonlyknew – REVIEW

March 9 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW  

March 10 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

March 11 – T’s Stuff – REVIEW, EXCERPT

March 12 – Curling Up by the Fire – REVIEW

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Comments
  1. debby236 says:

    I do not believe nor do I disbelieve. I am willing to experience something like that
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Love this author and this is one of the series that I haven’t started yet but I have the first book. :)

  3. Tonya Kappes says:

    Thank you so much!!

  4. Deb Forbes says:

    Great post. Just love this series.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thanks so much. I enjoy this series too. I’ve read a book or two from her others and enjoyed them also. Now to find time to read them all. That’s quite a list!

  5. Anita says:

    I love this series!! I finished Ghostly Mortality and cannot wait for the next one.

  6. Lisa Millett says:

    Love Tonya Kappes and all of her books

  7. Joy Hejl says:

    Love your review. This is one of my favorite series. Emma Lee is awesome

  8. Judy Tucker says:

    Love Tonya”s bookd

  9. Katherine P says:

    I’ve really enjoyed other books by Kappes and this series looks so fun! I have the first one but I need to actually read it soon! I feel like I’m missing out!

  10. Ronda Poust says:

    Great review.

  11. What a great post. These books look and sound like so much fun. I think I own one or two of this author’s works and now I need to locate them.

  12. I am loving this series. Great review.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  13. Sharon Guagliardo says:

    Tonya, another great review for another great book.

  14. Sharon Guagliardo says:

    I think I do believe in ghosts. I once had something unexplainable happen to me personally, and it’s something I’ll never forget! catwoman-1@comcast.net

  15. taylordeanbooks says:

    I don’t believe in ghosts in the scary, worldly way. But I do believe in spirits and I do believe in an afterlife.
    That being said, I love to read fictional portrayals of ghostly stuff, so these books sound like a lot of fun!

  16. diannekc says:

    I do believe that the spirits of our loved ones are with us, but I’m not sure about ghosts. However, I do love this series and can’t wait to see who Emma Lee is helping out in this book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. girlfromwva says:

    i do believe in ghosts. maybe because i have seen 2 in my lifetime. i love Tonya’s books and the characters in them… living and passed…

  18. Despite not warming up to the mystery, this is a series I do want to try. *eyes TBR pile* One day.

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