…an enjoyable story with an intriguing mystery.
~Beth’s Book Reviews
This is such a great series with delightful characters, snappy dialogue and a well-written mystery that will keep you reading late until the night.
It is a really fun read and the ending is a big surprise.
~rantin’ ravin and reading
With wonderful characters, and a quickly moving story line, this book had me up reading late at night!
~My Recent Favorite Reads
I loved the first book in the series and enjoyed this one even more.
~Socrates Book Reviews
I felt echoes of Murder She Wrote when I started reading this book. I used to watch the show faithfully and I love it that our sleuths are aged like fine wine, sporting gray hairs and a few well earned wrinkles.
~fuonlyknew – Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
I absolutely flew through this book and love the humor – believe me it is laugh out loud funny at times. I read the first book in the series on a plane and had to suppress my laughter at times.
~Books are Life – Vita Libri
This book was great… I really enjoyed it!
Guest Post From Kylie Logan
While I’m doing my initial thinking about a new story, that book occupies my mind and leaves little room for anything else. What’s happening with my characters? What will the latest plot be all about? How do I mix things up and keep things interesting and take my readers along on the roller coaster ride?
Then comes the writing stage and still, there’s little room for anything in my head besides my story. When I read a book–a really good book with a great plot and interesting characters and snappy dialogue–I’m taken on a magical adventure. And the good writers, the really good writers, make it all look so easy.
Truth be told? It’s a whole bunch of work.
Sure there are days when the writing seems to come easier, when the words don’t sound so clunky inside my head. But most days . . . well, most days, I sit here in front of the computer and wonder how on earth it’s going to all come together. Dialogue? Often it sounds so stilted. Characters? Can they really be so cardboard?
The writing is mostly rewriting and with any luck, each time I rewrite, the words get smoother, they flow better, they make more sense.
And then, finally, somehow, it’s done. I turn in my book to my editor and go through the process of seeing copy edits and page proofs.
Then I wait.
I have been in waiting mode with my latest, “A Tale of Two Biddies,” but now, suddenly like the flash of a meteor in a night sky, the book is set to hit store shelves. I’m excited. Looking back, though it was just as hard to write this book as any other, it’s a story that’s near and dear to my heart. And great fun, too.
This second book in the League of Literary Ladies series finds Bea Cartwright and the other Ladies of her book discussion group reading “A Tale of Two Cities” in honor of the Bastille Day celebration their fellow islanders are throwing. There’s a band called Guillotine, and even a Charles Dickens look-alike and trivia contest.
Of course, just like in “A Tale of Two Cities,” there are secrets and double identities, too, and when they have to work together to solve a murder, the Ladies learn that even an island paradise has a dark side.
I’m thrilled to invite you along on this particular roller coaster ride. “A Tale of Two Biddies” will be available on February 4.
A Tale of Two Biddies
(League of Literary Ladies)
2nd in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 4, 2014)
E-BOOK ASIN: B00DYX9KJ2
When it comes to solving mysteries, these ladies are in a league of their own…
Summer can be the best of times or the worst of times for the resort town of Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. For Bea Cartwright, business is booming as guests storm her B and B for the Bastille Day celebration. In honor of the holiday, the League of Literary Ladies is reading the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities. It would be hard to make a more apropos selection—especially when they have their very own Defarge sisters, elderly twins Margaret and Alice, who run the local knitting shop.
On Bastille Day, the head-banging rock band Guillotine shows their chops for the tourists—but the celebration is soon cut short. With something needling the Defarge dowagers and secrets that lead to murder, solving this mystery will be a far, far better thing than the Literary Ladies have done before. They’ll just have to make sure to keep their heads while they try to stop a killer’s reign of terror…
Kylie Logan has loved mysteries since she was a kid. Her dad was a Cleveland Police detective and he introduced her to Sherlock Holmes stories and gave her investigating experience when on his days off, they’d pile into the car and hit the streets to look for stolen cars. When he retired from the force, Dad became head of security for the Cleveland Public Library.
Crooks and books! Kylie comes by her love of mysteries honestly.
Kylie began her career writing historical romance and her book, “Devil’s Diamond,” was nominated for a RITA award as historical romance of the year by Romance Writers of America. She’s also written contemporary romance (as Connie Lane), young adult horror (as Zoe Daniels and Connie Laux) and she writes the popular Pepper Martin mysteries as Casey Daniels.
Kylie is currently writing three different mystery series: the Button Box mysteries (newest book is “Panic Button”), the League of Literary Ladies mysteries (“Mayhem at the Orient Express”) and now, the Chili Cook-Off mysteries. She can’t pass up an antique shop…there might be buttons in there! She can’t put down a classic book . . . even if she already knows the story. And she can’t say no to a good bowl of chili. Luckily, her husband is the world’s greatest chili maker.
When she’s not writing, she’s usually with her family and their two dogs, Ernie, an adorable Airedale, and Oscar, a rescued Jack Russell who came for a short-term stay and ten years later, is still around. Kylie says that those of you who have ever met/lived with/had dealings with a Russell will certainly understand how knowing him has increased her propensity for murder.
January 25 – Beth’s Book Reviews – Review – Giveaway
January 26 –Books-n-Kisses – Review – Giveaway
January 27- rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review – Guest Post – Giveaway
January 28 – My Recent Favorite books – Review – Giveaway
January 29 – Socrates’ Book Review Blog – Review- Guest Post – Giveaway
January 30 – fuonlyknew – Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews – Review
January 31 – books are life – vita libri – Review – Giveaway
February 1 – Community Bookstop – Review – Giveaway
February 2 – Reviews By Karen/Practical Frugality – Review – Guest Post – Giveaway
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