Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meet Poppa and a Giveaway!


HAPPY RELEASE DAY FOR SIX FEET UNDER!!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”

– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Character’s full name: Poppa or Sheriff Sims

I’m not your typical character. I was the sheriff of my small town of Cottonwood, Kentucky for longer than I count. But that don’t matter now. What matters is that my granddaughter, Kendrick Lowry- Kenni Bug for short, was elected to sheriff in Cottonwood. You see, I’m dead. I died of a massive heart attack before she was elected, so I made it my ever-after mission to keep her safe. I’ve been busy! I’ve been scaring off any would be criminals for the past two years. It wasn’t until recently that I realized I couldn’t be in two places at once when someone killed Doc Walton and broke into White’s Jewelry. So when I showed up at Kenni Bug’s house in my ghost form, she didn’t take it so well. Needless to say, I ain’t leaving and since Deputy Lonnie Lemer retired, Kenni Bug needs a new deputy. Might as well be me.

1. How did you first meet your writer? Tonya was watching Longmire and she thought it would be cool to have a girl sheriff. Of course I knew it would be a lot more fun if she included me, so I tiptoed into Tonya’s head and the rest is history.

2. Want to dish about him/her? Awe, I like Tonya well enough. She’s got a lot going on in that head of hers so I have to push people out of the way to get my story told.

3. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book? No! I am a simple man from a small town. I like to stop and talk to everyone at the Cowboy’s Catfish diner, play a little craps down on the river and maybe sip a beer or two. Simple man.

4. Tell us about your favorite scene in the book. I love when Kenni Bug first realizes that I’m there and ready to help her. You know I can just ghost right on through a wall and see things people on the outside can’t.

5. Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you? Nah. Tonya listens and if she doesn’t listen to me, then I can make sure she writes herself into a corner so it forces her to go back and fix it.

6. What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere? I like to sit in Kenni Bug’s back yard with Duke, her dog that I bought her and play fetch with him.

7. What are you most afraid of? I’m afraid my Kenni Bug is going to get into a situation I can’t help her with. Her heart! There’s this young man, Finn Vincent, from the Kentucky State Reserve that has been sent in to help Kenni Bug and he is a big talker. I can see it in her eyes just like I saw it in her mama’s eyes before she married Kenni’s daddy.

8. Describe the town where you live. Cottonwood is a place you can walk down the street and wave to anyone coming by. We like to stop and ask about family. We look out for each other. We might have some difference, but in hard times we come together. We don’t have any of those fancy stores. Just some, home-grown shops along with some really good diners. Now don’t mind the Auxiliary women. They are a bit nosy so they will question you without a care in the world.

9. Will you encourage your author to write a sequel? Will I? She is! She’s got a ten book contract and it’s only getting better from here!


Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes is the four book in the  Kenni Lowry Mystery Series.

Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth. And let me tell you, this broth is in trouble. Get ready for a Southern showdown.

The residents of Cottonwood, Kentucky are sent into a tizzy when the Culinary Channel comes to town to film an episode of Southern Home Cookin’ with celebrity chef Frank Von Lee.

Especially Sheriff Kenni Lowry.
Her mama’s award-winning chicken pot pie is what brought Frank to town, and they don’t make hair in the South bigger than her mama’s ego after the news.

When Frank Von Lee is found dead from food poisoning and the most likely culprit is Mama’s chicken pot pie, Kenni’s poppa, the former sheriff, comes back from the Great Beyond to assist in the investigation.

But nothing’s prepared Kenni for such a personal tie to a case, and she finds herself pushing the limits of the laws she’s sworn to protect.

This book’s so delicious it’ll make your mouth water and leave you hankerin’ for more.


Do you like to buy books on their release day or do you preorder?
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45 comments:

  1. I usually pre-order as long as I know it's coming out😊 Congrats on the new release!

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  2. Neither. I usually get them on a Saturday morning right after they realease. Saturday morning is for errands,,, Saturday afternoons are for reading. 😊

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  3. It depends on what book it is and if I have the money. Sometimes I pre-ordered and other times I wait.

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  4. Congratulations on the release of "SIX FEET UNDER"! Can't wait for the opportunity to read it.

    Honestly I love getting books anytime that I can. Sometimes that early and sometimes later depending on life, finances and the old noggin remembering to just do it. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win a book that is definitely on my TBR list!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. If I'm going to get something on its release day, I usually pre-order. I love waking up on a Tuesday and finding 'presents' on my Kindle!

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  6. I usually don't pre-order. I get it when it comes out.

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  7. I like to pre-order, that way I know I get the next book in a series.

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  8. I pre-order because I’m too excited!

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  9. I usually don't preorder books, I wait & buy it when it comes out. Tonya's books are always an amazing read. Thanks for your generosity.

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  10. I like to preorder so I don't miss any in the series.

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  11. I like to pre-order. I love seeing that book pop up on my Kindle when it’s released! Happy happy book birthday Tonya!!!! 🎊🎂

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  12. I usually pre-order but sometimes I end up waiting until release day. I'm on social security and depending on time of month as to ordering.

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  13. I depends on the book. There are a few I preorder but I wait for most to come out.

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  14. i like to preorder read and love the book

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  15. I sometimes preorder but not too often. I usually buy when ready to ready or it's on special. Thank for this chance. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Preorder, because there are usually better deals with that.
    mmfort3@gmail.com

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  17. I like to preorder. lkleback at hotmail.com

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  18. It depends on the book and the price. I'm not dead set on either one.

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  19. I usually pre-order, so I have it the day it releases. If it's a hardcover I'll wait for it to come out in mass market paperback. Hardcovers and trade paperbacks are too pricey.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I do preorder but I also like to read reviews to see if it is something I want to read.
    Pandaluver32(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Congrats! HAppy Book Birthday. Glad you have a 10 book contract.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  23. I preorder print books. As I have had issues with preodered ebooks, I wait for the release day.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  24. If I have the money I try and preorder print books, I love the feel of real paper,Happy book release day!!! Maryh_happygirl@yahoo.com

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  25. I usually buy on release day. But occasionally pre-order.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  26. I buy on release day. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I am not fond of pre=ordering. Last time I wound up with more than one copy as I could not remember where I had ordered it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  28. It depends on the book. Thanks for the chance. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I don't buy in any particular way. Just what suits me at the time.

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  30. I love Longmire to. I can't wait to read your books. I read and listen to them on Audible. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

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  31. I usually don’t get to preorder my books, I usually have to wait for them at the library. tiggercat24alisha@yahoo.com

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  32. I have no idea why I don’t preorder. I really should as I buy them on release day (or as soon after as I get my butt into gear). Time for some better habits I think.

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  33. I do both, but probably I tend to order more on Release Day or whenever I remember to do it!
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  34. I do both. It depends on when I see a book I like. I really like this series .

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  35. Karen W. JohnstonMarch 14, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Sometimes I preorder and sometimes I wait for it to come out and then I buy it. This is a fun series. :) Thanks!

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  36. I do both but I order a lot of audiobooks, so sometimes it’s a while after release date that I get book.

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  37. Depends - if it near my birthday or the holidays, I wait. I have one child that regularly checks my wishlist!

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  38. Generally I pre-order a book I find interesting. Tonya Kappes's Kenni Lowrey series is one of the fun to read series. I love Poppa and his way he guides Kenni during her investigations.

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  39. Sometimes i preorder but usually wait for the actual release

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  40. I like to pre-order when I can.On a fixed income, that really helps, however right now, my dropbox is full and I can't afford to expand it. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  41. Love this writer & all her series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I always try to pre-order. As soon as I find out about a release date I check to see if it is available. That way I do not forget about it later. The one problem I am running into now is that some books are only being released as ebooks and then print to order. Congrats on the new release

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  43. I don't usually do either, though I have pre-ordered a couple of times when it was a book from my top two authors. I usually wait to read reviews.
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  44. i do both it depends who the author is and how far backed up i am on books and reviews . ptclayton2@aol.com peggy clayton

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  45. I usually buy on release day but will pre-order if I'm super excited about a particular title or if there's a special offer!

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