Julie Seedorf

Thursday, April 13, 2017

BOOK TOUR


I'm so excited to be a stop on the 
book tour for 
TONYA KAPPES
and her new book
SOUTHERN FRIED
Book 2 Kenni Lowry Mysteries


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.


Looking to relocate? 
Give Cottenwood a try!
by Tonya Kappes


VISITOR CENTER WELCOME PACKET
COTTONWOOD, KENTUCKY

Welcome to Cottonwood! We are thrilled you have chosen to vacation with us. Isn’t the steeple of our courthouse beautiful? We hope you take a tour and enjoy the marble floors and marble walls.

By 1798 plans for a town were laid out by local Reverend John Calf. The town’s name honors Revolutionary War Colonel George Cotton. You will find Colonel’s framed portrait near the rotunda leading up to the clock in the watchtower.


Just a forty-five south from Lexington, Kentucky, you’ll find Cottonwood home to a truly unique blend of carefully preserved historical and natural landmarks, numerous cultural and historical events, over 100,000 acres of fertile diverse land bordered by more miles of Kentucky River shoreline than any other Kentucky county and, of course, friendly folks who are happy to share their love of the area with visitors.

Please stop in and introduce yourself to me. I’d love to know what you think about our fine town. 

Please, take your time and wander in our local shops and restaurants. Stay in one of the two fine lodging Inns.

Rest assured that Cottonwood is safe. There’s only been one murder in the last. . .ummm. . .forever and that was just a few months ago. Sheriff Lowry has everything under control and solved that murder, though it was a pickle. Anyways, enjoy your stay! Don’t forget to meet down on the front of the courthouse lawn on Monday, March 20 where you’ll meet your tour guide for your first stop in and around Cottonwood!

Mayor Chance Ryland


SHOPS (that paid to be mentioned in this welcome packet):

Ruby’s Antiques

White’s Jewelry

Dixon’s Foodtown

Luke Jones Basement Movie Theater-Call 859-mov-iess to get a listing of show times.

Lulu’s Boutique


RESTAURANTS (that paid to be mentioned in this welcome packet):

Jolee’s On the Run Food Truck

Kim’s Buffett

Ben’s Diner

Cowboy’s Catfish


PLACES TO STAY:

Tattered Cover Book and Inn

Nanette Rodriguez Proprietor – Call 859-882-0001 for reservations
Wanting to stay downtown Cottonwood? Tattered Book and Inn is the place for you. Stay in one of the six rooms that has all the comforts of home. Each bed is filled with feathers and plumped up each night for your sleep. The double layered goose-down comforters are perfect for any body temperature and are made right here in Cottonwood. Enjoy a nice breakfast on your very own balcony overlooking Main Street or come down to the fine dining room where you’ll enjoy a homecooked country breakfast.


The Inn

Darby Gray Proprietor- Call 859-881-0001 for reservations
Enjoy the view of the beautiful Kentucky River and our famous Kentucky Bluegrass where the tint really is a hint of blue. You’ll enjoy the limestone walls that keep our grass so healthy and feed our racehorses.

You can enjoy a glass of sweet ice tea while sitting in one of the many rockers on the wrap around porch. You might find yourself having a conversation with Kiwi, the Inn’s Macaw mascot. Kiwi is known to pack a tell or two, so pretty  much everything he’ll tell you is gossip.

Stay in one of the ten rooms at the Inn. Come into the communal room for a snack anytime of the day or night. Or just open your room window and listen to the sweet sounds of the Kentucky River and the Kentucky state bird, the Cardinal sing a lovely song.



IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Cottonwood Baptist Church- 859-885-0000

Dr. Camille Shively- 859-887-0000

Sheriff Kendrick Lowry- Dispatch number 911

Deputy Finley Vincent- Dispatch number 911

Cottonwood Chronicle Newspaper-Edna Easterly EIC – 859-885-0001


MY REVIEW


Author Tonya Kappes has served up another helping of southern sass!

If there is one thing you count on in a book from Tonya Kappes, it’s a laugh out loud until you cry story filled with southern characters that are as eclectic as they come. SOUTHERN FRIED is written proof of that.

I need to amend my statement from above. There are two things you can count on from this author. All the laughing out loud of course, but also a well written mystery. Ms. Kappes can spin a tale so full of twists and turns, and ups and downs, you’ll have vertigo by the end of the book.

Para-cozy fans, you are going to fall in love with Kenni’s ghostly grandfather. What a delight he is! Not into para-cozies? No worries, you’ll love Elmer “Poppa” Sims so much, you’ll forget he’s a spook.

SOUTHERN FRIED was a delightful read. Even better than book one in the series, FIXIN’ TO DIE, and I would not have thought that possible. The characters and the situations they find themselves in, will have you turning pages (or for you eBook readers, scrolling the pages J) faster and faster as you near the end of the story. It is one of the best reading rides you’ll have this year.


About Tonya


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.
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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

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
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You can go on a real virtual tour of Cottonwood and get to know all the fun characters along with the cozy community by visiting the new Kenni Lowry Mystery Series website by clicking here!

I LOVE to connect with my readers!! Please send me your questions to Tonyak11.tk@gmail.com where I answer reader’s questions via video! It’s so fun!! Also be sure to connect with me on my FREE Facebook page in our Cozy Krew Community.

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Enjoy your visit in Cottonwood!

Bless your heart!

Tonya


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Thursday, to you.

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  2. Getting excited to read this one! Sheriff Kenni is great.

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