Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Whips, Cuffs and Little Brown Boxes by Kathryn Long

Join author Kathryn Long on her Virtual Book Tour for Whips, Cuffs and Little Brown Boxes, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.  Please leave a comment or question for Kathryn to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of Kathryn's tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

Whips, Cuffs and Little Brown Boxes
By Kathryn Long
Lily M. Mysteries, Book 1

Publisher:  Kathryn Long
Release Date: November 27, 2013
Genre: Mystery/Woman Sleuths
Length: 341 Pages

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About the book:

Turning forty, menopausal and single mystery writer, Lilly M. needs a little excitement in her life now and then. So, when her aunt Fran turns up missing, Lilly decides playing amateur detective might do the trick. Of course, she would have to keep her snooping from Irene, her adopted mom. She thinks Lilly will snoop herself right into trouble. It doesn’t take a crystal ball or Irene to predict Lilly’s fate; most of the time, her life just turns out that way.

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About This Author

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.


My Review

They warn you “not to judge a book by its cover” and that is certainly true of Kathryn Long’s Whips, Cuffs and Little Brown Boxes.  The first book in the Lily M. Mystery series, Ms. Long’s well developed characters, hilarious dialogue and non-stop action kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next.  Ms. Long has now become an author I’ll be keeping my eyes on.

Finally allowed to go on a “ride along” by the local police, mystery writer Lily Millenovanovich receives a frantic phone call from her family telling her that “Aunt Fran is missing”.  While reluctantly agreeing to keep her nose out of the investigation, due to some “misunderstandings” while attempting to help the police solve a previous case, Lily has no intentions of staying at home.  Dragging Mona, her best friend and cousin, into the case, Lily soon has both of them neck deep in danger.

Ms. Long does a really good job developing Lily’s character; she’s smart, single, forty-something, and has a mouth that just won’t stop.  She’s also feisty, loyal and determined to get to the truth, all while dealing with a kooky family, a “secret” boyfriend (one of the local cops) and a very colorful neighbor (who insists on being called Davey Crocket).  Ms. Long also does a good job developing the mystery, there are several twists and turns throughout the story and I wasn’t sure about the “villain” until almost the end.

Will Lily and Mona find Aunt Fran before it’s too late?  And will Lily’s romance still be a secret when the mystery is solved?  You’ll have to read Whips, Cuffs and Little Brown Boxes to find out.  I enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what Lily M. gets up to next.

My Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Crowns

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Maria, for your wonderful review! I hope everyone enjoys the book as much as you did :-) Happy holidays!