Sunday, December 15, 2013
Here is a description of the book:
Calling themselves the Bitches of Brooklyn, five friends spend the weekend every summer in Cape Cod. When on of the bitches doesn't show, and sends a cryptic note, each of the four women has to take a good look at what is happening in their lives.
I also had the privilege to ask the author a few questions.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I am so excited to be a part of this tour. This book was right up my alley. I really enjoyed the plot as well as the characters. I find it interesting that Lilly is a mystery writer. We don't see that very often. You would think that it would be more common with the whole "write what you know". I highly recommend this book to all cozy fans. Kathy Long has a winner on her hands. I am definitely looking forward to more from this author!!
Aunt Fran is missing. Those words echoed throughout the town, worrying family and friends. So, Lilly Millenovanovich, a mystery writer, decides to help the authorities find her aunt. The Barton police have very few leads and Lilly is between novels with time on her hands. Her search becomes a hazardous journey in Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes. Thrown into awkward situations is familiar to Lilly Millenovanovich, like hiding in a stranger’s bedroom closet and discovering a naked man cuffed to the bed. Though events sometimes turn dangerous Lilly continues her sleuthing and recruits Mona, her cousin and best friend, to assist in the search.
Complications erupt, making their quest almost impossible. A chain of store robberies, the unusual behavior of Aunt Fran’s husband, and death threats from the mob are just a few. No matter where the search takes them, Lilly sees one common element – Ron Kinecki, known by women in town as Slick Dick Ron. He’s the owner of Repo Ron’s Used Cars, but might be selling more than automobiles.
As luck would have it, not all eyes watching Lilly intend harm. Her eccentric neighbor, Kooky Colonel Crockett, proves to be a helpful witness as he stands guard over the neighborhood. Aunt Sadie, the bold matriarch of Lilly’s family, who may tip the bottle once too often, executes strong will and bold opinions to keep Lilly on a straight path. Even an anonymous emailer feeds Lilly clues.
Before it’s over, Lilly must face more trouble than she can manage alone. Still, with friends and family to lend their support, everything turns out well in the end. Certainly, it doesn’t happen without a murder or two, but then all is back to normal. At least until the next mystery hits town.
Kathryn Long is a recently retired school teacher who has enjoyed writing mysteries for several years. Credits include mystery shorts, "Betrayal in an Envelope" and “A Good Man", both published by The Piker Press. Long has ventured into self-publishing the cozy Lilly M. mystery series with titles Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes and Gangs, Illegals, and a Rose Tattoo, as well as a series of YA novels, Cinderella Geek, Not So Snow White and Alice in Realityland under the pen name Jennkrist. Dying to Dream is her latest mystery gone to print with indie publisher, Mainly Murder Press. Future publications include a romantic suspense novel titled A Deadly Deed Grows, which will be coming out next year with The Wild Rose Press.
On the other hand, I had Kline, sort of, and there was my career, or what was left of it. I had a dog that idolized me, even if no one else did, and a house of my own. Those pluses should sustain me through my crises. So now, I would go home and write. It's what I do. -- Lilly Millenovanovich”
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Before the big news, check out the blurb for the new book:
Although my publishers have always been very good to me and I’ve very much enjoyed working with them, there is a good reason for me to make the switch. More control. Making the move to indie is giving me more control over my books. I’m no longer tied to a specific word count set by a publisher. I have more control over the editing process. I can make the final decisions on covers, release dates, blurbs and content. And the most important factor: I now sets the price points of my books. Making the switch to self-publishing is giving me total control to make both myself and you, my readers very, very happy.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Hello all! I am so excited to have been on this tour. Still Life In A Brunswick Stew, by Larissa Reinhart was an amazing read! Very entertaining and this blogger cannot wait for more!
Artist Cherry Tucker is at the annual Brunswick Stew Festival sharing a booth with her friend Eloise. Trying to make some money selling small versions of her paintings, Cherry is catching up with her friend. Poor Eloise suffers from Crohn's disease, but is having a good day and going to town with the stew, but after a while, begins to feel sick. Taking her friend to ER, Cherry learns that there were a bunch of festival goers that have ended up there as well. Running in to her deputy boyfriend, Luke, there, she promises not to get involved. But when her friend dies, all bets are off.
This is the second installment in the Cherry Tucker series. I really enjoyed the growth with the characters and of course the hijinks that ensue. Although the ending is a total cliffhanger, I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. I fell in love with Halo, Georgia, and all of its residents. If it were real, I would be on the first train down there! Keep the awesome stories coming Larissa Reinhart!
A Huge Fan
Monday, September 30, 2013
Hello all! I am thrilled to kick off the Killer Image Blog Tour.
I absolutely loved this book. A great story, made even greater as it is set in my neck of the woods, the Philadelphia suburbs. I love reading a book and knowing of the areas personally. It makes the book even more real to me. The characters were great, and I am hoping that there is more in store, as I think there is so much more to tell about these characters.
Without further ado, here is a guest blog by the author of Killer Image, Wendy Tyson:
She’s right. Writing a novel can be a big and overwhelming goal.
Thanks for the awesome advice Wendy! I am looking forward to more of your books!
Monday, September 23, 2013