Review – Betting Off Dead

I’m beyond excited to share that I am officially part of the Kappes Krew Blogging Team! Today I’m going to share my review of her latest release, Betting Off Dead, and some fun ways to stay involved on social media and how to enter the giveaway. Look forward to more awesome reviews and fun guest posts from Tonya in the coming months! 🙂

Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes

BETTING OFF DEAD MINI BANNERPublished: August 29, 2016

Book Blurb:
And they’re off!
Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky’s number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly.

Book Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Goodreads

My Review

Although Maggie Parks may seem like an ordinary girl to the people in her town, she’s anything but… she’s a witch! Maggie’s family is a bit on the strange side, but Maggie is not your average witch. While everyone else has an animal for their familiar, she has a special car named Vinnie.  And though she works at the family diner, The Brew, Maggie is destined for greater things.

What is she meant to do with her life? Her life’s journey dictates what she’s meant to do and she’s beginning to get a feeling that it has something to do with SKUL and Mick Jasper. Or could that feeling just be her attraction to the latter rather than a necessary driving force to help the former?

There was a lot of witchy info about her witchy hour and all things witchy that were brought up during this book. I assume you pick up the full background and history on those things while reading the first novel. This novel was so much fun that I wish I had read the first book before picking this one up.

I loved this novel! It was filled with fun, chaos and a little bit of mystery; the perfect combo for a cozy mystery! I wish I had read spies and spells before this one, but it can be read alone, as Tonya does a good job of catching you up a bit. I loved Maggie’s character and all of the fiercely odd women in her family completely cracked me up. I can’t wait to see where Maggie’s life journey takes her next, and as long as Vinnie’s in the driving seat, it’s sure to be filled with lots of laughter!
5/5 stars

I received a complimentary Advanced Review Copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Connect with the Author -Tonya Kappes

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Tonya KappesAuthor Bio from her website:


I know it sounds crazy, but I love a good mystery and a good happily ever after. All my novels are set in small towns where humor and charm are a must. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky and cherish every memory.

I want to transport my readers to my small towns where they are wrapped around in a blanket of comfort whether it’s a mystery or romance. When you read one of my books my goal is to tickle your funny bone, drain your tear ducts, and steal your heart.

I live in Kentucky with my happily ever after husband, four grown sons and two schnauzers.


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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11 thoughts on “Review – Betting Off Dead

  1. Great review! The first book does give you more background on the Witching Hour topic but I agree, you don’t have to read the first book to read the second- although it makes it more fun.

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  2. I loved Betting off Dead! I love the Park family. With a little mystery, family and a touch of magic the book kept me in my reading chair until I finished it. Thanks Tonya for a good book.

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