Thursday, July 13, 2017

And it all started with a knock on the head.....






A couple of years ago I was laying poor Ruthie Sue Payne to rest as the undertaker of Eternal Slumber Funeral Home. It'd been determined that Ruthie had fallen down the steps of the Sleepy Hollow Inn Bed and Breakfast since she not only co-owned it with my Granny, Zula Fae Raines Payne, but also lived there.

As you can see, my Granny and Ruthie share the same last name since they shared the same deceased husband. Yep. Granny stole Ruthie's ex-husband, as Ruthie sees it. When he died, he left them both the inn. Can you imagine?

Regardless, poor Ruthie had expired and it was her turn to meet the big guy in the sky. I had a hankering for lunch at Artie's Meat and Deli while I was fixing Ruthie's casket in the prettiest window of the funeral home when I decided to walk down the street to get my lunch.

We'd just had a big snow storm but today was unbelievably warm and all the snow was melting off the boutique stores in our little town of Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky. Like any other shop, Artie's was all decked out for Christmas and the big plastic Santa sat right on top of the deli roof.

Just as I was walking up to the deli, that Santa slid off and whacked me in the head leaving me with a gift I can't give back....the gift of seeing dead people. Not just any dead people. Murdered dead people.

And there was Ruthie Sue Payne standing next to me in her housecoat and kitty-cat slipper, claiming she was murdered!

A couple of years later and now my gift, Betweener ( I help people get between here and there), it's not just limited to the people in our small town. Now I've got a little girl and a cat that appears to have had some trouble in the world of the living and breathing.

If that wasn't enough to keep me busy, Jack Henry Ross my boyfriend and local sheriff has taken a six-month job with the Kentucky State Police. Unfortunately, he's the only one that knows about my Betweener gift. . .at least that's what I thought.

Welcome to the south where secrets don't stay for very long. . .

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41 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun read, thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. Yay! I've read many of your books on Kindle or on my computer but never had one in hand. Would love to win it and actually own a physical book from you. Thanks for the contest. This book was great!

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  3. I love this series and can't wait to read this. Thanks for the chance.
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  4. i have read quite a few of your mysteries and always loved them so i can't wait to read this oen ( so happy it will be in print too) winning it would be fabulous

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  5. I've only been able to read snippets of this series but they seem fun! Thank you for the chance 🤓
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    Kelly Braun

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  6. This looks like a great read! Thanks!!!

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  7. I have all the other books I haven't bought this one yet. Can't wait to read it!

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  9. Looking forward to reading this next book
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    Becky Prazak

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  10. Looking forward to reading this next book
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    Becky Prazak

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  11. I have read your coffee shop series but haven't started this one yet.
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  12. This looks like a wonderful read and would love to read and review and post on a few sites. Just love the cover also! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  13. Looking forward to starting this series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  14. Your Southern cozy mysteries are definitely on my TBR list, and I have a couple of them already on my iPad. Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I love this series! I'm looking forward to reading "A Ghostly Secret" when it comes out in paperback. This is such a fun series,love the characters.
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  16. I am really looking forward to this book!
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  17. This series sounds fun! Thanks for the chance! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  18. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  19. This sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. I've read both of your Kenni books. They're great. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Yes, I have read some of your books and love them so much. Sharon catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  23. I just finished the first 6 books in the series and I cannot wait to read this one. It is one of my favorite series.

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  24. I've read some of the Magic mysteries, the new coffee mysteries, Spies and Spells and one of the ghost mysteries, all ebooks, would love paperback!!

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  25. This was the first series of yours that I read. I love it and can't wait to get caught up with the last two books. Thanks for the wonderful adventures and great giveaway! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I love the Cover and thank you so much for the contest. Please enter me.
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  27. Congratulations on the new release! It sounds like fun. Best of luck!

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  28. Each of Tonya Kappes's series has that Southern touch with each character have unique personalities. I've enjoyed this series and find it entertaining that a Funeral Director is a Betweener. I guarantee anyone who picks up one of Tonya's books will not be able to put it down. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I haven't read any of the Ghostly Southern Mysteries series - sounds like fun! Off to add it to my list of things I must read. bunkielisa -at- gmail -dot- com

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  30. Hard to pick a favorite series! Cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  31. Congratulations on the new release! I'm reading your Kenni Lowry series. Kckendler at gmail dot com

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  32. I read A Ghostly Undertaking. I LOVED it! Happy almost release day! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
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  34. This sounds like an exciting Southern thang...thank you for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  35. I love the Ghostly series and cannot wait until the 25th to read the next book. Thank you for the opportunity
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