Rescue Me by Kelly Collins
Publication date: December 5th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary,
What would you do for three million dollars?
Four young women enter into a clandestine auction to be married to the highest bidders. For no less than a million dollars a year, for three years, each woman will do what it takes to secure her future. Entangled in a high-stakes game of money, lust, power, and the hope for absolution, this group of women becomes a sisterhood unlike any other.
Once chosen by a man she’s never met and agrees to marry sight unseen…there is no going back. Hidden secrets, wicked desires, fiery couplings and intense family drama are all part of the deal when you willingly enter into The Marriage Auction.
You may now kiss the bride…
My Thoughts: The Marriage Auction reads like a 4 romance books in one. Their stories are intertwined but each woman has her own future to worry about. The women are all looking to escape their current lives and secure their futures for different reasons. They can escape by marrying the highest bidder at a Marriage Auction.
Each woman was someone I could relate to for different reasons. I cannot imagine the lives that they are leaving and am excited to see what their futures hold. These women are strong. They are doing what they have to do to get away from what is holding them back while also setting themselves up for a future that they can be self-reliant and financially secure.
The Marriage Auction is steamy but also has humor, friendships, love, and compassion. I am excited to read Volume Two.
Thank you GetRedPR for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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Meet Audrey Carlan (Taken from her website): Audrey Carlan is a No. 1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. She writes stories that help the reader find themselves while falling in love. Some of her works include the worldwide phenomenon Calendar Girl serial, Trinity series and the International Guy series. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages across the globe.
She lives in the California Valley, where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters,” or with her nose stuck in a sexy romance novel.
Wild by Micalea Smeltzer is now live!
Cover Design: Emily Wittig
Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
My band, The Wild, has finally had its big break. It's what we've always wanted--what we have always dreamed of--and nothing will stand in the way of achieving success.
Except maybe me.
As soon as we sign with our new record label, our producer gives us one rule; stay away from his daughter.
I thought it would be easy to resist her, but Mia Hayes is under my skin. She is everything I never knew I wanted or needed.
But falling for Mia might cost us everything we've worked so hard for.
Do I sacrifice my band member's dreams and chase her, or will Mia be the one thing that is more important than any stage I have ever dreamed of?
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Meet Micalea Smeltzer
Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation.When she's not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book.
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The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges
Berkley Trade Paperback Original
January 24, 2023
Contemporary Romance; Magical Realism
Across the country, Alex Rakes, the scion of a custom furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room. The pair show him the Minuscule Mansion, and Alex is shocked to recognize a reflection of his own life mirrored back to him in minute scale. The room is his own bedroom, and the Mansion is his family’s home, handed down from the grandmother who disappeared mysteriously when Alex was a child. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra. Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds—big and small—and trace the stories that entwine them, setting the stage for a meeting rooted in loss, but defined by love.
My Thoughts: I had no clue what I was going to be reading. A grown woman who sets up a dollhouse and shares it on her blog. What? But this book was so intriguing. Once I started reading, I could not stop. I needed to know what Myra was going to do next, but even more important what was going to happen in The Mansion. Which room would appear next? Which room would disappear? What accessories would change? Most importantly, why?
The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is a quirky and unique story. I read in quickly and enjoyed every word. The story has magic, romance, and mystery. It is a story of healing, of new relationships, and of redefining yourself. This is Audrey Burges’ debut book and I look forward to more by her.
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Audrey has stories published or forthcoming in McSweeney's, Pithead Chapel, Cease, Cows, Lost Balloon, Into the Void, and numerous other outlets. Her work has been longlisted for the 2022 Wigleaf Top 50, as well as shortlisted in the SmokeLong Grand Micro Contest, the Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge 2021, and the Fractured Lit Fractured Ghost, Fable, and Fractured Fairy Tale contest. Two of her stories placed in the 2020 Pen Parentis Fellowship for New Parents, and one received a Juror's Prize. You can also listen to her on the Greener Pastures podcast, which interviewed her about comedy writing in 2021.
You can find links to Audrey's writing on the Satire/Essays/Stories page of this site, as well as on the blog, and on Twitter at @audrey_burges. When Audrey isn't writing, she's being tolerated by her two rambunctious children and very patient husband.
Audrey was born and raised in Arizona by her linguist parents, which is a lot like being raised by wolves, but with better grammar. She moved to Virginia as an adult but still carries mountains and canyons in her heart, and sometimes, when she closes her eyes, she can still smell ponderosa pines in the sun.
The settings where she grew up inspire both her writing and her other hobby, sketching botanical illustrations she is currently gathering for a coloring book. Examples of her sketches appear throughout this site. Certain images are encaustic paintings, also by Audrey.
Early Praise for THE MINUSCULE MANSION OF MYRA MALONE:
“The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is
a refreshing and unique entry into the genre of mystical
realism. Quirky and scarred yet very authentic characters populate this richly told tale of friendship, family, and timeless love.”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
“This creative, engaging debut weaves together an unusual family legacy, a romance between two lonely souls, and a touch of magic in the form of a tiny mansion that seems to know what's best for everyone.” —Booklist
“This well-written novel with heart-warming characters is perfect for fans of magical realism by the likes of Sarah Addison Allen and Isabel Allende.”—Library Journal