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...and we're not afraid of it, now are we?
Seriously though, we are playing host to a Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour winding its way through the blogsphere right now starring a title that...may sound familiar. Do remember a few weeks back a particular review featuring the work of author Tonya Kappes? It was for A Ghostly Undertaking, the book on tour today, and introduced us to all the fun to come in the Ghostly Southern Mystery series. Well, I had SO much fun with the read, when I saw this tour coming through, I knew I had to join the fun...only this time, in a NEW way!
That's right, it's GUEST POST time! Ready to read all about the dreaded "Funeral Trauma" from our leading lady herself? READY? Set? READ!
Straight Talk on Funeral Trama
Funeral Trauma? What in the world is the Funeral Trauma?
It’s exactly what I got! Well…at least that is what I thought I had.
Let me take you back.
My name is Emma Lee Raines and I’m the undertaker of Eternal Slumber Funeral Home in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky. Yes, it’s a little morbid job, but job security at best. Not to mention it’s a family business.
Back to the Funeral Trauma.
I had been working on Ruthie Sue Payne’s funeral. Just like her name Payne, Ruthie was a pain in the land of the living as the gossip queen of our little town. Needless to say, Ruthie’s gossip was not going to be missed.
I had just finished putting out the chairs for Ruthie’s layout when I decided to walk across the town square to Artie’s Meat and Deli to grab me some lunch. Out of nowhere, the hard plastic Santa Artie stuck on top of the deli roof, slide off and knocked me out cold.
When I woke up in the hospital, I was sure I had gone with Ruthie to the great beyond, the big guy in the sky, because she was standing right next to me just as if she was alive. My sister, my granny, and my doctor were standing there too, making me even more confused.
I wasn’t dead. I was alive!
I told Doc about Ruthie standing right there between us and he said I had the Funeral Trauma. I had been around dead people all my life and it had now gotten to me. He was wrong!
“I’m telling you, I was murdered.”
Ruthie’s voice escalated. She pointed her bony finger at me. “You are going to help me get to the other side by figuring out who killed me.”
“Great beyond. The light. The big guy in the sky.” Ruthie looked up to the ceiling, and then back to me. “I can’t cross over until I can rest eternal. And that means catching my killer.”
“Killer?” The sound of it made me more worried than scared. Was there really a killer on the loose in Sleepy Hollow? Or was there just one person out to get Ruthie Sue Payne and why?
“Fine.” I bit my lip. I couldn’t believe what I was about to say. I paused and thought one more second before I spoke. “If trying to find out who killed you will get you out of here and not let everyone think I have a case of the ‘Funeral Trauma’ I’ll do it.”
I reached over and picked up one of Ruthie’s memorial cards and the pen from the visitor log. “Tell me what you remember.”
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. HarperCollins and Witness Impulse is thrilled to be publishing this insanely talented and wildly successful author for the first time with
A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING (Witness Impulse; February 24, 2015; $7.99 mass market), the first in her hilarious and spooky Ghostly Southern series.
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Until next time....happy reading!