Friday, August 5, 2016

Summertime, and the Readin' is Easy!

By Bea Cartwright from the League of Literary Ladies mystery series by Kylie Logan






Summer!  What can be better than long, slow evenings that melt into gorgeous sunsets over Lake Erie, warm breezes, tourists who flock here to South Bass Island to enjoy the fun.

And reading!

Oh, yes, summer is perfect for mornings out on the front porch, book in hand.

Or afternoons at the side of the pool, book in hand.

Or evenings on the patio, book in . . .

Well, you get the picture!

Like the other members of the League of Literary Ladies, I love to read, and I know you do, too.  So I’ve got the perfect opportunity for you.

Leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick two winners, one for “And Then There Were Nuns,” the latest book in the League of Literary Ladies series, and one for a copy of “Irish Stewed,” the first book in Kylie Logan’s new Ethnic Eats Mystery series.  I'll be out of town for a bit--summer, remember, but I'll let my winners know who they are on August 12.  Good luck!


Enjoy!

84 comments:

  1. I love having time to read during the summer. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  2. I used to live near Lake Erie and have been to South Bass Island! Would love this book! j[dot]marshall730[at]yahoo[dot]com Thanks you!

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  3. whatever the season is, reading cozy mysteries is my thing. ;)

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  4. Looking forward for reading 'and then there where nuns'.Irish Stewed ' is a great book, looking forward for the 2nd :-). teawithilona at gmail dot com

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  5. I forgot... veronique.lahousse.degreef[at]gmail[dot]com

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  6. Love to read gazing out at the lake.Best type of summer reading! pammc008@gmail.com

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  7. Sitting on my porch with a cozy to read is my favorite thing to do. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  8. Lots of great daylight hours in the summer to read outside or inside. Would like to read the latest in the Literary Ladies series. iheartbooksnpie (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  9. I haven't tried either of these series yet. They sound great. I love to read in the evenings outside on my porch and listen to the frogs singing.
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  10. What apt descriptions by Bea. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. With that title, I need to get this book. :)

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  12. Both of these books sound fun. I look forward to reading both of them . Books make me happy.drwgsmom@yahoo.com

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  13. Summer is my favorite time of year, too! More daylight to read by! kkcochran(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Nice to see so many readers here so early in the morning! Will be choosing a winner next week--keep those comments coming!

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  15. Haven't read either of these series, but they are on my TBR list. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  16. I haven't read Irish Stewed yet.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  17. I love reading great books in the summer
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  18. I'd love to read these books! They sound really good! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  19. Would love to read either series. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com

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  20. Summer is my favorite season. Long days, balmy evenings and wonderful sun so that I can enjoy books. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Reading in the backyard is my way to relax during the summer. I wait all year for summer which is soothing, hot and blue skies all which is cheerful and bright. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. It's summer, I think some reading is necessary. Thanks for having the contest Bea and have a nice trip.

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  23. I haven't found a bad time for reading. Always try to have my kindle or my book I'm reading close by. If you happen to have a body of water close by, that's always a plus. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  24. I love to read year round. It is by far my biggest hobby/enjoyment. My husband and I both read instead of watch tv. I would love to start to read both of these series. Thanks. lynneandco@comcast.net

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  25. I love to read all the time, however I like to read specific theme book at specific times. I love books about fall so I like to read them starting in August and go through November but I also like to read a couple in January. utaker555@gmail.com

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  26. How generous! Two winners. Thank you for the chance. These books sound fun.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  27. Haven't read either; they both sound good!
    jademoss17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I've not read this series yet but it looks great! Thanks for the chance to win! I'll be out on the back porch, book in hand... ;)
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  30. I like the idea of being able to read anytime. Reading is my addiction. I like the sound of both the series, so I would be very happy to read either one if I should win. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. I wish I could read outside----but the mosquitoes would carry me away.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. There's a bad time to read? What? Ok, well maybe when you are the one driving the car, but other than that, no way! mccarthy491@gmail.com

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  33. Summer brings a lot of good memories back reading-wise. Not necessarily reading outside, too hot for me typically, but more along the lines of trying to see if I could get through all of my favorite books for the summer reading program. Or just trying to see if I could read more than the year before. I've loved each of the League of Literary Ladies books and look forward to reading all of your other books. Thank you very much for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  34. I'm in...Both books are on my "must read" list. Thank you for highlighting such great reads, and hosting giveaway opportunities!
    My favorite place to read is in my overstuffed chair by the window with an umbrella-ed drink and treat to keep me going...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  35. I love slow evenings but I also love still night...dark with stars overhead and so quiet...thanks for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  36. I don't have either book so please enter me in the drawing.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. Well now....I would be lost without reading..........earlier in my life, I wanted to be a nun and I'm Irish!! This contest has my name all over it!

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  39. Brilliant title and it's a wonder that nobody has thought of this play on 'And Then There Were None'before. I hope I'm allowed to enter please although I live in the UK? If I can then my email is carolsmoky@gmail.com

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  40. Both books sound so very interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of them!!! Brenda
    Bdlogan@live.com

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  41. Both are books/series I've not read before.
    Both sound excellent. I'd be tickled to
    win either of them.
    thanks. Enjoy your "vacation"
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I haven't read these before! They look good. Pamela dot fry dot priest at gmail dot com

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  43. Now that I'm retired, ANYtime is reading time! Life IS good!! 📖☕️📚 bskts4unme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Both are a great chance to win!! I would appreciate the opportunity to win either. egoehner@roadrunner.com

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  45. I love this series and I've heard good things about the new one by Kylie that I would love to read

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  46. I do love to read! Thanks for this opportunity! toriacat@yahoo.com

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  47. I love reading outside in the summer, when it's not too hot and humid, in my hammock swing in the shade of the tree. Looking forward to reading your books.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love reading outside in the summer, when it's not too hot and humid, in my hammock swing in the shade of the tree. Looking forward to reading your books.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I'm now retired so I can read as much as I want. Well, almost. Still have to clean the house, cook and do laundry. Would love to win these books. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  50. I've read Irish Stewed (great start to your new series) so I'd love to win And Then There Were Nuns.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  51. I read in every season, but it's been too hot to read outside this summer, so I'll stay in my air conditioned home, book in hand!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  52. I'd love and then there was nuns. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  53. I would love to read these titles Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  54. I'd love to read both books but the title, alone, And then there were Nuns, would make me pick up this book and read it. dbahn@iw.net

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  55. I love to read. Irish Stewed sounds like a good start to a series, but then my name is O'Mara so I may be biased. LOL Thanks for a chance to win,
    babemomara@att.net

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  56. I would love to win either of these books. Thank you for the opportunity to win! crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  57. I never understand a person who states they are not a reader. Just makes no sense! Books can take you around the world and into so many adventures. I love the cover of And Then There Were Nuns! Just so cute. Thank you for a chance to win! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  58. Love all your series & can't wait to read the newest one. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  59. Exactly - everything is better with book in hand. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  60. I do love to read. There are just not enough hours in the day.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  61. Yes, Kylie, I love to read, especially after a hard day of work, it's like Calgon, it takes me away! Thanks for the contest. Maureen. Beaner9958@comcast.net

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  62. I am already a fan of the League series and I also love trying out new cozy series at book one, so either book would be fun to win. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  63. Grateful. I would love either . seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  64. Summer is tourist season for my business so I don't get many breaks to relax. For me, reading in front of the fireplace on a cold winter's evening is my break. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  65. Summer is a perfect time for outdoor reading, in my opinion, but I've been know to go outside in the autumn and winter to read, accompanied by a blanked and a hot cup of cocoa or tea. Enjoy your vacation! Nicole nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

    p.s. I already have a copy of "And Then There Were Nuns" (loved it!!!), but would love to read "Irish Stewed". ;-)

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  66. Being from Ohio and not far from the setting of Kylie Logan's League of Library Ladies Mysteries, I enjoy reading her work. Thanks for including her books on your blog and for the opportunity to win her latest books. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  67. The books sound great. Thanks for the chance. jmhinton@psci.net

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  68. I love the titles of these books! thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  69. Living in FL it can be summer time year round. Soooo, I continually have a cozy mystery with me on my kindle and a crochet project in my bag. This series looks like fun! This author has now been added to my must read list! northstarvance@gmail.com

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  70. I live in Ohio and enjoy reading about places I have been, makes it real. I would love to have a copy. Thanks for the chance to win.
    karolyn.yoakum@gmail.com

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  71. Both of these series look great. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. Would love to read Irish Stewed. Lived right on Lake Erie as a kid and now live in Michigan. Thanks for the chance to win.
    rebeccacase1919@gmail.com

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  73. You are so right that there's nothing better than reading in Summertime unless...it is reading in Spring, Fall or Winter!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. You are so right that there's nothing better than reading in Summertime unless...it is reading in Spring, Fall or Winter!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Summer is going by just too fast----reading about summer come winter will be good, too.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  76. I'm looking forward to school starting so I can get back to reading time for me!! No more Cat in the Hat!! Well, maybe just at bedtime, but at least I'll get to incorporate my own books into my life again. Happy reading!! konecny7@gmail(dot)com

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  77. I haven't been able to get much read this last week with moving and all the company we had. And today I keep falling asleep. But otherwise, summertime reading is always great!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  78. I love my summer reading. (and my Fall, Winter, and Spring Reading)

    kaye dot killgore at comcast.net

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  79. In So Cal, our summer lasts until November usually. I like when it ends. Thanks for offering two books for us to win. Hope you had fun while away. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  80. love to read anytime and anywhere -- would love to win one of your books thanks for the chance -- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  81. Hope you're having a purrrfect summer. Hcalhoun78@yahoo.com

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  82. that cover is so cute I want to read this series. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  83. Thank you all for your comments! Janet Marshall, you win a copy of "And Then There Were Nuns." "Irish Stewed" goes to Babe O'Mara. I'll email both of you!

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