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April 7, 2015


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Mercedes King

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Mercedes King’s A DREAM CALLED MARILYN virtual book tour April 6-30!

Pump Up Your Book Presents A Dream Called Marilyn Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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PUYB Inside the Book

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.

For More Information

  • A Dream Called Marilyn is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

PUYB Meet 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 to find out more.
For More Information

Monday, April 6,First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, April 7,Book Review at Books Reviews ETC.
Wednesday, April 8,Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Thursday, April 9,Interview at Examiner
Friday, April 10,Book Featured at The Literary Nook
Monday April 13,Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, April 14,Book Review at My Book Addiction and More
Wednesday, April 15,Interview at As the Page Turns
Thursday, April 16,First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Monday, April 20,Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, April 21,Interview at Beyond the Books
Wednesday, April 22,Book Review at Tales of a Book Addict
Thursday, April 23,Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, April 24,Interview at Pimp That Character
Monday April 27,Book Review at Quirky Book Reviews
Tuesday, April 28,Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, April 29,Book Review at Must Read Faster
Thursday, April 30,Book Review at My Life Loves and Passion


Marilyn Monroe is one of those icons that we don't forget, even years after her death.   The book, A Dream Called Marilyn by author, Mercedes King writes a b

ook that gives us inspiration and pages that you don't won't to quit turning.  The author, goes into the final days of Marilyn Monroe through Dr. Charles Campbell, her psychoanalyst.  Ms. Monroe was struggling to find herself while being int he Hollywood scene and the Kennedy political life.  The story has such a complex plot to it that the world has been kept guessing what Ms. Monroe could have become and accomplished if she hadn't died.  Her life has many questions that are unanswered.  Even in her death there were answers to be had.  Dr. Campbell story was just as interesting.   He was trapped in his life just Ms. Monroe was only for different reasons. Ms. Monroe was very charming and vulnerable and Dr. Campbell was falling for her.  The author wrote a tantalizing book that gave the reader an eyewitness account into the last days of Ms. Monroe's life through Dr. Campbell's eyes.

Mercedes King wrote a book about one of our never to be forgotten icons and what her life held.  As the reader you wonder what a different person she couldn't have been, but that is true for all of us.  If only?

I was given a complimentary copy of A DREAM CALLED MARILYN from the author, Mercedes King and Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review. Here's hoping readers enjoy the glimpse into Marilyn's private struggles and last days. Thank you!