Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: A Dream Called Marilyn by Mercedes King

Title: A Dream Called Marilyn
Author: Mercedes King
Publisher: Triumph Productions
Pages: 177
Genre: Historical / Modern Historical / Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle

In the summer of 1962, nothing could prepare Dr. Charles Campbell for his first meeting with new client, Marilyn Monroe. A reputable L.A. psychiatrist, he’s been hired by a studio executive to treat and subdue the star, no matter what it takes. Although he’s been warned about Ms. Monroe’s unpredictability, she’s not what he expected. Gaining Marilyn’s trust means crossing doctor-patient boundaries, and trying to separate fact from Hollywood-fed-rumors proves destructive to both Charles’ career and his personal life. As Marilyn shares her secrets and threatens to go public with information that could destroy President Kennedy’s administration, Charles’ world turns upside-down. He sinks deeper into her troubles than he should, but Charles becomes determined to help her, even though it means endangering Marilyn’s life and risking his own.

My Thoughts 

A Dream Called Marilyn was the book for me from the start. I felt a great connection with the plot, and characters its to good to be true. I fell in love with the beauty of the cover and could see different emotions reflect through the painting or drawing. The authors writing style had me very amazed because of the effort that could reflect through the words. King is a darn good author who's works you cannot just past up and never return to. She has compassion through her words and I never felt that in a while. It brought me into a happy place I didn't want to leave. Looking for a great thriller that has you guessing, has you on your toes, has you confused about everything good? Read it. Love it. Enjoy it.

The Author 

Mercedes KingA founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio (affectionately dubbed SiCCO), Mercedes King can be found elbow-deep in research, reading, or enjoying the local bike path. Combining her love of pop culture with history, she created A Dream Called Marilyn, a fictional take on the last weeks of Marilyn’s life. With an unquenchable thirst for a bygone era, she’s also written O! Jackie, a fictional take on Jackie Kennedy’s private life–and how she dealt with JFK’s affairs. Short story fans would enjoy The Kennedy Chronicles, a series featuring Jackie and Jack before the White House and before they were married. Visit Mercedes’ website at www.mercedesking.com to find out more.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the review! I agree, books about Marilyn always stir emotions. No matter our age, we all have certain feelings about her and her story. Thanks!!