#TopAuthors “Just Kelley” – Kelley Kaye Bowles, Kelley Kaye, etc.

Who doesn’t love a new blog post series? This time around I have started a new tradition of #TopAuthors to showcase some of the best and the brightest authors I’ve come across. And… stay tuned! Because this author has codes for her audiobook! The first few people who comment or send me a feedback form will get a FREE copy of the code for an audiobook copy of one of Kelley’s books!

In these blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the authors, showcase some of their books and link you up to my reviews and some purchasing links – because if you’re anything like me, you love a good book sale!

Join me in welcoming one truly marvelous author to this spotlight – Kelley Kaye, who also goes by Kelley Kaye Bowles (depending on what book you read). But, we call her just Kelley.

Kelley is an amazing author who focuses on mystery, comedy and young adult.

 

Meet Kelley, well… her website: https://kelleykaybowles.com/
This Southern Californian author used to be a high school teacher, but lucky for us she picked up the habit of writing novels. Death By Diploma, a cute and cozy mystery novel, was her first published novel in 2016. She has since continued that series with Poison by Punctuation and jumped into the YA market with Down by the Belly of the Whale.

Death by Diploma is a super cute, seriously silly, mystery novel that is the perfect addition to your TBR pile. Emma, a high school teacher, gets dragged into an unfortunate circumstance where she must solve a murder! Alongside her friends, her co-workers, and a really sexy co-worker, will she be able to find the murderer and get back to teaching those high schoolers?
Goodreads: Death by Diploma
#BookReview Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye
Youtube – Book Trailer – Death by Diploma
Amazon.com – Death by Diploma
Amazon.ca – Death by Diploma

Poison by Punctuation is the sweet sequel to Death by Diploma that follows Emma, yet again! Another dead body turns up at the high school (bad luck, eh?), but lucky for us Emma and Leslie are to the rescue! With more “screen time” from the always sexy Hunter, will this mystery be solved by the time the final bell rings?
Goodreads: Poison by Punctuation
#BookReview Poison by Punctuation by Kelley Kaye
Youtube – Book Trailer – Poison by Punctuation
Amazon.com – Poison by Punctuation
Amazon.ca – Poison by Punctuation

Down in the Belly of the Whale is a darker, yet realistic take on the YA genre. Mental health, a splash of fantasy, and wonderous character development is splashed across the pages of this story. Our lead, Harper, can sense when people get sick. Will she use this to her advantage and help the world? And how does one cope with the struggles of being a teenager? Find out in this miraculous novel.
Goodreads: Down in the Belly of the Whale
#BookReview Down in the Belly of the Whale by Kelley Kay Bowles
#BookPlaylist Down in the Belly of the Whale by Kelley Kay Bowles
Amazon.ca – Down in the Belly of the Whale
Amazon.com – Down in the Belly of the Whale

 

Bonus Fact: Did you know Kelley took over my blog once? Check it out by clicking the link below:
#GuestPost Kelley Kaye Bowles Takes Over the Bloggity!

 

If you want to find out more about Kelley, check out all of her socials:

Goodreads – Kelley Kaye Bowles

YouTube – Kelley Kaye

http://www.kelleykaybowles.com/

Twitter – @KelKay1202

Facebook – Kelley Kaye

https://amzn.to/2LGhDFu Kelley’s Amazon Author page
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kelley-kaye Kelley’s BookBub  Mystery Page

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#BookReview Poison by Punctuation by Kelley Kaye

This sequel is another thrilling yet cozy mystery that is set in the halls of a high school!

We continue on in this book with Emma and Leslie in yet another pickle. This time around, a student was murdered! The suspense is excellent in this story – I felt myself being pulled in even farther into the story as each page went by. It really hooks the reader and makes them feel committed! Throw in some A grade comedy, fantastic character development and lots of education allusions and you’ve got one epic book!

These two sleuths are basically the adult versions of Nancy Drew! The wittiness and cuteness of this book makes it the perfect relaxation novel. I also found it to be the perfect binging novel (although you could easily put this book down and jump back into it). It’s also a G to PG rated book – there’s nothing graphic or overly worrisome. Teens and adults alike will easily be able to read and enjoy this book!

It was a real delight seeing Emma and Leslie and their fantastic chemistry together again! The two of them make the perfect best friends for a fun, cozy story! I can almost feel them radiating their positivity off the pages! And on top of that, they are hilarious! I also have a strong love for the secondary characters as well! The other teachers are all interesting and truly characters.

Hunter was a real breakout character for me. I loved seeing more of him in this novel and I hope in any future books he’s hanging around more!

I loved all the quotations between the chapters – that’s one major part of this series that raises it above all the others! The Shakespeare quotes always get me! I love it!

My final comment – I loved that adoption became a big part of this book. The awareness of adoption, while out there, isn’t spoken about enough (in my honest opinion). Thank you Kelley for expanding the conversation!

Kelley Kaye is the Queen of cozy, comedic mysteries! I will definitely be looking for more books by her and I highly recommend picking up this must read novel!

Four out of five stars!

I received a free copy of this novel from the author Kelley Kaye in exchange for an honest review.

 

Check out this book on:

Goodreads – Poison by Punctuation

Youtube – Book Trailer – Poison by Punctuation

Amazon.com – Poison by Punctuation

Amazon.ca – Poison by Punctuation

 

Check out the first book in this series, Death by Diploma, on:

Goodreads – Death by Diploma

Youtube – Book Trailer – Death by Diploma

Amazon.com – Death by Diploma

Amazon.ca – Death by Diploma

Find out more about Kelley Kaye on:

Goodreads – Kelley Kaye or Goodreads – Kelley Kaye #2

YouTube – Kelley Kaye

http://www.kelleykaybowles.com/

Twitter – @KelKay1202

Facebook – Kelley Kaye

 

If you read this review, give me a shout out on Twitter! @ReviewAlholic

#BookReview Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye

Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye is a fun, cozy mystery that is perfect for binging!

I’ve gotta say, I have been yearning for some teacher centered reads lately (ironically, since school is getting out around now for the elementary school kids in my area). And what is my luck that Kelley Kaye has an awesome mystery series that’s full of teachers, silly antics and loads of thrills!

Our lead Emma working at a new school and meets Leslie, the current head of the English department. While being introduced to her new life as the high school English teacher, she discovers a murder! Leslie, Emma and a band of jolly characters must work together to find out who killed a beloved janitor and all of the secrets he held behind the scenes in his life.

The book is FULL of quotes – Star Wars and Shakespeare just to name a couple! I loved all of the silly references that I understood, and the ones I didn’t I got to look up and find MORE books to add to my never ending to-be-read pile! Add in the comedy that Kelley Kaye is clearly an expert at providing, and you’ve got yourself a fun time! Work your way through this book and try to solve the mystery, or just enjoy the giggles you’ll get from the wacky one liners!

For me as a reader, I couldn’t find much wrong with this book. It was short enough to binge it but long enough to feel fulfilling. It was also packed with everything I love – silly comments, epic quotes and fun characters. There’s drama, a splash of flirtiness and romance, gossip, thrills and chills. It hits all the notes I want in a sweet novel!

I would say this book is for 16+, due to some of the adult comments used in the book. That being said, if you’ve got a mature teen they will have no problem reading this book! It’s not R rated, it just has adult comments that you might not want to read to your children.

Five out of five stars! It was a fun ride that I definitely want more of! I’ll be searching for Kelley Kaye’s books on every bookshelf I can!

I received a free copy of this book from the author Kelley Kaye in exchange for an honest review.

 

Check out this book on:

 

Check out the first bo on:

Goodreads – Death by Diploma

Youtube – Book Trailer – Death by Diploma

Amazon.com – Death by Diploma

Amazon.ca – Death by Diploma

Find out more about Kelley Kaye on:

Goodreads – Kelley Kaye or Goodreads – Kelley Kaye #2

YouTube – Kelley Kaye

http://www.kelleykaybowles.com/

Twitter – @KelKay1202

Facebook – Kelley Kaye

 

If you read this review, give me a shout out on Twitter! @ReviewAlholic

And comment below! What books do you find “cozy”?

 

Photo from Goodreads.