Mickey J. Corrigan

"Fans of Bret Easton Ellis and Joy Williams will appreciate the graphic reality of Corrigan's work."

"For many readers, chick lit is like a comfy, well-worn security blanket. When you've had a long day and you just need to relax and unwind, it's familiar and undemanding. You might even find it comforting to curl up with a story about familiar characters working their way through formulaic romantic conundrums. But author Mickey J. Corrigan spices up the same old short romance with a fun pulp fiction twist...quite possibly the best short e-book I've read in years."

~Nights and Weekends

"Mickey J. Corrigan is a brilliant writer. I love her easy way with words, and the fact that her characters aren't politically correct is admirable."

~Fiction Adventure

"Readers may feel the self-cutting edge and grit of Brit Easton Ellis in Corrigan's work. Her characters aren't shiny. They don't wave magic wands. They don't live forever. They are brutally mortal and heart-wrenchingly human. [She] holds up a mirror and poses some rather poignant questions on how we interact with each other as a society."


"I've only read three of her books and she is HILARIOUS! I know I will be highly entertained by her shenanigans."

~Smardy Pants Book Blog

"One of the best things about being a reviewer for Romance Junkies is the vast number of new-to-me authors that I get to read. There is nothing more thrilling to me than finding a writer whose work I can instantly fall in love with. Mickey J. Corrigan is one of those authors for me."

~Romance Junkies

"I'll read anything by Ms. Corrigan. All her short pieces I have read were vastly different, but no less entertaining."

~Hearts on Fire Reviews

"Mickey J. Corrigan has a fabulous writing style that keeps the reader wanting more..."

~Turner's Antics

"(Her book) reminded me a lot of Jackie Collin's earlier works, which I found quite enjoyable."

~Primrose Musings

"Mickey J. Corrigan's work isn't so much a contemporary romance as a sexy thriller. This is a writer who isn't so much interested in the 'nice' side of life, her characters tend to walk on the wild side and on the darker side of romance. But her stories are oh-so-compulsive all the same. Judging by her name, the author seems to be Irish American. Well, that being the case, she's definitely inherited the Irish trait for telling a rattling good yarn."

~Contemporary Romance Reviews

"I don't usually review contemporary romance; I don't read a lot of them, and it takes a lot for a contemporary to blow me away. But when the author of one of my favorite novellas of 2012 (Dream Job) approached me with her latest, Professional Grievers, I decided to give it a whirl. I'm thrilled to say it was awesome. True to my previous experiences with Corrigan's stories I got an engaging and unique experience. The harsh reality of death mixed with whimsical eroticism may seem an odd pairing, but the way Corrigan tells the tale you can't help but sit up and pay attention. The bizarre, yet, believable characters and situations makes for a great read."

~Paranormal Romance Reviews

"Like all of the other ebooks by Mickey J. Corrigan I have read so far, I have quite enjoyed this one. I admit that Mickey is one of my favourite authors and I can't wait to read more of her books."

~Geeky Girl Reviews

"Mickey J. Corrigan has a knack for storytelling that I've not found in many other authors even though I have favorites. I really do enjoy her style of storytelling, whether it's fifty pages or two hundred pages. The story is intriguing, compelling, and unique. The characters are original, raw, flawed, and compelling. Definitely look forward to more work from this author in the future."

~ Angie aka Reading Machine

"This story reminds me of something you would see on the The Twilight Zone...If you are looking for something totally different in a love story, this is the book for you.

~Love Romance Passion

"Mickey J. Corrigan writes romance fiction which is really hard to categorize at times. She writes romance, but it's not your champagne and flowers type of romance complete with a playboy prince to romance you with a background score of lush violins. Your hero could be an ex-con who is out on parole. Instead of champagne, it's a small whiskey with a beer chaser and hey, where are my roses? And the sex? It's strictly down market. Cheap hotels which rent rooms by the hour. If you're lucky. Otherwise, you may find yourself making out by the dustbins down a back alley somewhere, shoulder to shoulder with a couple of alley cats howling instead of the violins. Gross? Your words, should you choose to think that way, not mine, baby. But do you know what? I freaking love her stories. They're real, that's why. Real and human and yeah, unputdownable. Mickey J. Tells it like it is, no frills, no flounces, just in your face. And that writing voice? Unbe-freaking-lievable. The woman is a born storyteller. That's an Irish trait, mind. And I knew she had Irish blood in her the minute I started reading her. I just knew it...The one thing which strikes me about this author is that she has a woman's voice – but she writes like a man."

~Contemporary Romance Reviews

"It's official. I am in love with Mickey J. Corrigan. Her writing style is all her own and I cannot get enough of it. I love when she pulls me away from my life and shows me a dirty and different world like the towns she has created in South Florida. She gives me characters I shouldn't like with personalities no one would find endearing and makes me want to sit down and have a drink with them... There is no sugarcoating in a MJC book. Life is tough, but life is still good."

~For the Love of Books and Alcohol

"I have become a HUGE fan of short stories and novellas. This is the perfect quick read that I could not put down...Mickey manages to make me laugh, smile, shake my head, and want more."

~A Novel Review

"In this dark, gritty story of desperation and survival Mickey J. Corrigan doesn't pull any punches. Sugar Babies is addicting, powerful and will leave a reader forever changed after reading it. While exploring the sugar world, some things are perhaps inevitable: the objectification of women, their willingness to let someone else take control of their lives and the way they are shown as absolutely defined by the men in their lives. Perhaps it is necessary, that doesn't make it any less upsetting...Before picking up this book, a reader needs to know this is NOT a romance. The view of love and marriage is downright depressing. And, yet...the novel is fascinating and simply dares one to follow its twisted paths, then leaves haunting thoughts: What is true? What is good and what is wrong? Who is the villain and who the hero? Does it matter?"

~ InD'Tale Magazine

"When I read Whiskey Sour Noir, I knew she was going to be an auto-buy author for me. She writes gritty, edgy heroines and you know I love flawed characters, non-traditional relationships, and stories that break the rules. They'll make you slightly uncomfortable, but the words flow across the page so well, you can't stop reading."

~ KyAnn Waters Book Reviews

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Reviews: What I Did For Love
From: The Eclectic Review
December, 2019

Cathriona O’Hale’s life is a train wreck ready to crash at any minute. She’s a high school teacher, an old maid, an alcoholic who preys on boys. She has preferred boys over men all her life and when she sets her sights on seventeen-year-old Mojito, their lives will change forever...Ms. Corrigan spins Vladimir Nabokov’s story of Lolita with a female adult predator and an underage male student written as a journal in Cath’s point-of-view. Cath’s character is determined and cautious and her plan is beyond comprehension; however, Corrigan does a fantastic job consuming the reader and creating a riptide of tension and suspense that leads to a disquieting ending. Although there are all kinds of triggers with this book, I found it to be a fast and intense story that I couldn’t put down.

Reviews: The Physics of Grief
From: Pop Pop
March, 2020

At the outset this felt like it was going to be a variation on the Carl Hiaasen/Tim Dorsey type of Florida dark-comic crime novel. Our depressed hero, Seymour, is hired by a mysterious man to attend funerals and thus provide "professional grief services" to various clients, most of whom turn out to be mob families or dog owners. The hero is a middle-aged sad sack with alcohol and grief issues of his own, and the mix of low comedy, farce, and self-loathing is initially uncomfortable. But along the way Seymour learns to come to grips with grief (over the death of his girlfriend), and learns how to begin to live a new, authentic life. There is a touch of magical realism and a weirdly engaging noir undercurrent that puts hope and despair into conflict even as the human comedy, sometimes reduced to slapstick, swirls around Seymour. Numerous characters guide Seymour through his grief and his understanding of life and death, and there is a touch of Dante and the Inferno, albeit set in Boca Raton (which isn't a bad stand in, after all, for Hell). What kind of book is this? It's humorous, it's philosophical, it's romantic and dramatic, it's thoughtful, it's life positive. It's not just a goof and it's not typical Florida picaresque. This is a novel that has a scene in which mobsters gun down an alligator during a funeral service, while our hero simultaneously has a valid life-altering epiphany about the meaning of existence and the physics of grief. On top of that, some of the writing is drop dead gorgeous.

Reviews: What I Did For Love
From: Crazy K.A.L.M.
December, 2019

When I started reading this book, my first thought was Lolita...Unsurprisingly, the author notes that Lolita is one of her favourite books. That's not to say that What I Did For Love is a retelling, instead it takes its storyline in its own direction...This book won't be for everyone, mostly down to the subject matter. But if you can get past that and really I suggest that you try, then this is a really good read. Thought-provoking, interesting and gripping, you will find it hard to put down. I did.

Reviews: What I Did For Love
From: Amazon reviewer, Australia
October, 2019

Mickey J Corrigan's novel about a perverse predator who stalks young men is pure joy to read. It is also pure Lolita in reverse. It’s so wickedly Nabokovian in its tongue in cheek style and perverse humour, down to the very expressions used. (Lo-li-ta. Mo-ji-to; gentlemen of the jury...). The novel is vibrant, perverse, alive and like Nabokov's 'Lolita', is written in a 'fancy prose style', and (to quote both 'Lolita' and 'What I Did for Love') you can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style! But this novel is not just pale imitation, and you do not have to be versed in American literature to enjoy the story. It is wildly original and deliciously fresh and you will not be able to stop reading it to the end. I could not put it down, had to follow this anti-heroine's fall into depravity and murder...and I read with mesmerising fascination. It also reminded me of Alissa Nutting's novel 'Tampa', where similarly a female school teacher seduces her younger male students, but this novel is more self-conscious, tongue in cheek, saucy, and from the very outset the promise of a murder lures the reader on. I loved this seductress/murderess, the PhD Creative Writing teacher, but other readers may not like her - I wonder if this has to do with the topic. We don't like murderers or serial killers, but we are fascinated by them, and we are fascinated and repulsed even more by murderers who are also sexual predators, and even more when they are women (is there a bias against women sexual predators?). Corrigan has created a marvellous villain here in Dr O'Hale, or Ms O, ( 'The Story of O' comes to mind!), whose voice haunts me long after I have put the book down. 'What I Did for Love' can be read as a straight story of seduction and murder but it has delightful literary references all the way through too for those who enjoy them, and Ms O is wonderfully literate, self-conscious, and delightfully Humbertian (the seducer of Lolita and the murderer of his arch rival in the Lolita novel). 5 out of 5 stars: Pure (and perverse) joy to read!

Reviews: What I Did For Love
From: Cranky the Book Curmudgeon
December, 2019

Wow! This book is written as though she is talking to you, the reader. I don't think I've ever read such a wonderfully strange book. The main character who is talking to you describes her life of being a cougar, basically. She loved her lovers to be young, all her life she had been the same. She doesn't tell her age but I guess by what she says she is near to 50 if not already there. She tells of her love for a 17 year old boy, no names she called him Mojito. She came up with a plan to marry Mr. Mojito. Very rich and educated man but just too old for her. He will serve his purpose in her plan though. The whole story is believable, it makes you think what if. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you busy. I don't want to give anything away as I would highly recommend you read it yourself. Cranky the Book Curmudgeon rated it FIVE STARS

Reviews: What I Did For Love
From: Dandelions Inspired
December, 2019

Mickey J. Corrigan has an intelligent and unique writing style. Her love and appreciation for language were evident from beginning to end, especially her imagery...her vivid descriptions were effective and appropriate. I also appreciated the raw and honest characterization of Cath. This woman had no redeeming qualities at all except maybe her intelligence. Otherwise, she was a horrible, unlikable character – as were most characters in the novel. But I don’t think the point was to like Cath at all, the point was to show the innermost thoughts and feelings of this woman whether you like or agree with them or not...Cath drinks and unravels throughout the novel because of her obsession with Mojito. But maybe that’s the point of the novel and the title What I Did for Love. People do senseless and ridiculous things in the name of love, but luckily, not always like this.

Reviews: Project XX
October, 2017

Charting Heller’s derailing, beginning with her befriending Skitchen Sturter, AKA H8er, a panhandling girl in the Florida wetlands, Mickey J. Corrigan satirises the American obsession with violence and consumerism by upending familiar narratives about mass shootings and teenage female friendship. It is just as easy for these girls on the rampage to access military weapons as it is a new pair of Charlie skinny jeans. Project XX is a blackly comic tale with compelling central characters, and an enticing pulp tone.
—Antonia Charlesworth,Big Issue North

Reviews: The Art of Bars: Poems
January, 2017

With visceral imagery and raw, fearless honesty, Corrigan doesn't pull any punches in a poetic exploration of one woman's relationship with men, sex, and bars. Corrigan cuts to the core of her dark side and the "chaos of eros," as well as the very tough essence of bar life. At times, her shame and sadness are palpable, yet words of hope and self-soothing optimism emerge as well...This book is a journey worth taking. Corrigan is a master of insights and insides.
—Debbie Fischer, Braless in Wonderland

A female Bukowski...the poems are terrific! Very much in the spirit of Hank Chinaski but not limited by their conscious tribute to his style and approach...Good Stuff!
—Yarrow Paisley, Mendicant City

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: Books, Reviews, Etc.
October 1, 2016

I love this book. The author writes with the reader in mind, not the author. She doesn't give you ordinary, predictable characters. You get the different, oddball, strange characters which I absolutely love. You can't predict them... This story has a darkness to it and as you read you begin to wonder, is reality real?
The author gives you so much to think about...This story is like a spider's web. So many thin threads going everywhere. Twists and turns and you think you've got a grip on what is going on and then...you turn the page...
Exciting, surprising, thought provoking, sad, dark, and I could go on.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From InkSpired
September 4, 2016

Every once in a while, a novel invites you to pull up a bar stool, grab a handful of beer nuts, and settle in for a nicotine-soaked tale of mystery and suspense. Author Mickey J. Corrigan bellies up to the bar with her new novel "The Ghostwriters", and takes readers down a rabbit hole with a story about Jacy McMasters, a has-been writer that never was. Like Alice, we soon learn that Jacy has her own Mad Hatters and Queen of Hearts, and "drink me" is a part of her everyday vocabulary.

Corrigan plants us square in the middle of Jacy's life. I mean flat. On our face. In the middle of a bender and the start of a less-than-normal relationship with her hero, author J.D. Balinger. The best-selling novelist enlists Jacy to ghostwrite his next great American novel. Since her witty waitress repartee at Big Brewdha Microbrewery isn't likely to earn her a Pulitzer any time soon, Jacy accepts the job, but soon learns that the tougher assignment will be to accept herself.

Corrigan leaves a trail of breadcrumbs scattered throughout the novel that hint at a greater story, the mystery of Jacy's past, that keeps the reader turning page after page.

Fair warning - the frank dialogue and come-as-they-are characters in Corrigan's novel pull no punches. Some readers may feel the "self-cutting edge" and grit of Bret Easton Ellis in Corrigan's work. Her characters aren't shiny. They don't wave magic wands. They don't live forever...they are brutally mortal and heart-wrenchingly human. The novel holds up a mirror and poses some rather poignant questions with how we interact with each other as a society.

Fans of Bret Easton Ellis and Joy Williams will appreciate the graphic reality of Corrigan's work.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From Reading Nook
May 29, 2108

Loved the back and forth antics between JD and Jacy. They seemed to click in a weird way, which was fun...Does grip you quite quickly with the style of writing and story itself. Once I started I couldn’t seem to put it down so it’s well worth a look. A ghost writer helping her ghostwrite a masterpiece to help her move on. Helps others too.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Morning Beans
January 19, 2018

Sugar Babies, a "career" that is becoming popular amongst young college coeds and young people unable to meet their bills, is depicted in vivid detail in this novel. A glimpse into the glamour and the not so happy endings these girls dream about living; this is a new kind of American morality tale. As the cover suggests, "A blue martini with a nasty twist."

As the girls struggle to pay the rent, they rationalize how to make love to indecent men, and how to maintain some morals on their way to success and happiness. With a suspenseful vibe from the very first pages of the book, I was drawn into the illusions and the grittiness that was the lives of three young, smart and beautiful women. There is an edginess to the glamorous world of Coconut City, dark undertones that will keep you on the edge of your seat…

If you love a solid but sexy suspense story with sex, angst, and some pretty young women trying to [make] their lives eventually mean something, then this story is for you. You will not be disappointed. Equally fascinating and sigh-inducing (they are professionals after all), and with a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, I recommend Sugar Babies to anyone who likes a little bit of the dark side and mystery in a warm, mysterious tropical setting.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Bark at the Moon
November 1, 2016

Jacy is a writer who isn't writing. Instead she spends her time tending bar, drinking too much and hanging out with guys who are bad for her well-being. Jacy is a bit of a mess.

One night she meets a handsome older fellow who, as it turns out, is a famous author. He's also very much dead and wants her to ghostwrite his next novel. If she succeeds, she could be famous too.

WTF is going on here? Far more than it first seems. I hesitate to say much at all here because I fear I'll give away too much of the plot. I'll just say that it's much more than a ghost story and though it is nicely sarcastic, at its core this is not at all light-hearted. It's actually quite dark and in the end it all makes sense.

Though Jacy was a mess and haunted in more ways than one, she was a character I enjoyed reading about, sharp edges and all. She's dealing with a huge burden by not dealing and sabotaging her life but I understood her choices and wanted her to find happiness and stability. Her love interest was perfect. The man even brings her a cat on their first date because:

"You're a writer, so...Don't all writers have cats sitting in their laps while they’re working on their novels?"

That man is what you call a keeper. Note: This is NOT a romance though there is a romantic element.

And some of the descriptions just made me smile.

"His head was like a new penny, and I wanted to rub his bright scalp for luck."

This book is hard to classify but I think if you enjoy character studies featuring complicated characters you'll enjoy this story. I sure did.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Sandra's Book Club
October 31, 2016

5 Stars
Jacy's life was going into the crap hole...until she met him that one drunken night...An offer she can’t refuse? Writing a guaranteed bestseller? But what the hell, right?

Jacy's life suddenly makes a 180 as she writes the sequel to a beloved novel with the help of a famous ghost. The character literally speaks to you and knows exactly how you feel. Dialogue was refreshingly candid and relatable. Jacy is a flawed and cynical character—you can practically call her a grungy curmudgeon. But she still has a soft spot for the written word, which rooks into this book project. Readers will want to root for her and slap her silly at the same time. You'll love her!

The goal: writing the book. Of course, the two clash constantly, kicking and squalling like baby animals, but with no bloodshed. How could there be bloodshed? We're dealing with a dead guy here. In fact, one might actually consider if the ghostwriters will, indeed, finish this great novel. And will it be everything it was promised? One must find out!

Story is full of mystery, humor, and irony! A must-read for fans of The Catcher in the Rye. An enthralling read from beginning to end!

Review: The Ghostwriters
From JBronder's Book Reviews
September 9, 2016

This is my first book of Mickey Corrigan’s and I just loved it. There is so much detail that you can’t help but feeling right there in the scene. Jacy clearly has some serious issues along with horrible coping skills. It was easy to get drawn into Jacy’s story...
This is a dark contemporary romance with a gritty look at lives we don’t normally think about. It is a great story. I will definitely be reading other books by Mickey Corrigan.
5-star review

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
October 1, 2016

5 Stars
The Ghostwriters is the third book that I have read by Mickey J. Corrigan. And just like all the others, it was both outlandish and intriguing. It is a tragic story of love and loss but nothing like I expected. There is nothing about this book that's predictable... Mickey J. Corrigan has created a world full of flawed people and those flaws are up close and personal. No punches were pulled during the writing of this book. It's a window into the soul of someone that has experienced a devastating life but continues to try and move on the best that she can...I didn’t expect to be so affected by the psychological twists and turns.

Somewhere out there, other people have walked in Jacy's shoes and that’s a sobering thought. She is torn down to the depths but manages to rise again. When you finish reading The Ghostwriters, you may have to pinch yourself to make sure that you are clear on what's real in your own mind and hers.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Morning Beans Blog
November 14, 2016

A struggling author, a famous ghost and a plot that grabs you from the get go. Jacy McMasters is a microbrewery working wannabe writer who drinks too much caffeine and alcohol. Did she just channel a dead author? Hmmm.

This ride into the human psyche along with some humor makes Mickey Corrigan’s book a winner. It’s a roller coaster ride about the relationships that drive Jacy McMasters to the darker places in the mind and back out to the top of the bestseller list. This is one ride you’ll want to take. Quirky, suspenseful and fun, with a little romance tossed in for good measure.

Set in Manhattan, city of dreams, this is a tale of a woman haunted by her past, who avoids the reality of her dysfunctional family and history of mental illness. Jacy is on a path of self-destruction when she channels the ghost of a recently deceased author who wants her to pen the sequel to his famous novel. This will be a journey of self-discovery that will save her from herself and push her to success.

I enjoyed the multi-level themes of this fast paced read. Mickey Corrigan takes us deep into the mind of mental illness, and I applaud the ride. The balance of dark humor, drama, and suspense woven into the plot will keep you engaged and wanting more. Shocked that I missed some of the punchlines, the end was a nice surprise. I really enjoyed this book, and you will too.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Fabulous and Brunette
November 28, 2016

There is no glitz and glamour in this book. The author, Mickey J. Corrigan, tells it like it is and doesn't hold back. Jacy's life is not pretty; but with each page we delve deeper into her issues and leave with a better understanding of these complicated layers. I loved how descriptive this book was written. There was such detail that it was easy to picture the scenes and locations. I have never been to NYC, but after reading this book it was hard not to feel like you were actually there watching the story unfold. I loved the mystery and suspense of this book and found myself sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened. This book was very engaging and filled with so many different dynamics that it kept you fully entertained the whole way through.

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in an exciting, intriguing, edgy, psychological book filled with grit, mystery, humor, suspense, and so much more!

Review: The Ghostwriters
From Reeca's Pieces
September 11, 2016

Jacy is a struggling, self-destructive, author/beer girl. She happens to have a ghost in her head! A ghostwriter that is. He helps her write an amazing book. Where this takes the reader is so creative! I love Jacy. She is smart witted and very much a pain in the behind. Mainly because she has issues she has not dealt with. I delighted in figuring out what these issues were and where they were leading Jacy... This is a very clever read. I enjoyed the twists this novel takes. Very original and unique!

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Dalene's Book Reviews
November 15, 2016

...a very enjoyable psychological thrill-ride. The characters are well developed and written. I love the story line as it has you starting out thinking one thing, then you totally wind up somewhere else. Mickey J. Corrigan did a fascinating job...

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: The Book Connection
November 23, 2016

With The Ghostwriters, Mickey J. Corrigan delivers a bold and edgy psychological drama that pulls you in whether you want it to or not...I'll be honest: if I had written a first chapter review of this novel, my thoughts would have been very different back then than they are now. I'm not sure I would have continued. I'm not a fan of toxic relationships, self-destructive people, or books filled with the F-word. The Ghostwriters has all three. I'm truly glad I stuck with it, however, because once I was engaged, I was fully engaged until the very end. The Ghostwriters delves deep into the mind of a young woman being destroyed by a lifetime of secrets she has done her best to shut out. It's rough ground that she treads, and the reader treads it right along with Jacy in all its ugliness. The psychology of childhood relationships, parent/child relationships, and true hardship is in the forefront of this novel.
Corrigan's strength lies in her ability to create complex characters...I would definitely read more of this author's work.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: The Avid Reader
November 21, 2016

I will have to say The Ghostwriters was not quite what I was expecting. Mickey J. Corrigan had me guessing from the first page. Mickey will take you down these long corridors that just go on and on not knowing where you are going to end up next. One minute you think you have Jacy's life figured out, and then the next minute you are like whoa wait a minute I didn't see that one coming. I love a book where the author can keep you guessing through the whole book. When you can't figure out what is going on, then that makes one fantastic book that will stay with you for days and years to come. I would highly recommend The Ghostwriters to anyone who loves a good story and great mystery, not to mention a great writer.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Cat's Meow Reviews
September 5, 2016

The Ghostwriters is a fun story with some surprising twists and lots of humor. I loved the unique characters and how Jacy wasn’t a perfect, happy-go-lucky girl, but depressed, down on her luck and a lush. She felt realistic...If you are looking for something different, like the mysterious, ghosts, a touch of romance, girls down on their luck, lots of twists and turns, you will love this. 5 Purrs

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Fiction Adventures
September 6, 2016

This is such a fun and engaging story with a lot of humour and unexpected twists in every corner. I loved the uniqueness of the character and how she was portrayed as not a perfect, happy go lucky person, but depressed, cynical and eccentric... [Mickey J. Corrigan] is a brilliant writer. I love her easy way with words, and the fact that her characters aren't politically correct is admirable.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Susan Loves Books
August 24, 2016

Jacy is one hot mess. She is totally trashed in a bar when she gets a visit from a man who seems to know her thoughts and it’s freaking her out. His name is JD and her favorite book written by him is The Watcher in the Sky. Do you know who this famous and dead author is? Very clever, Mickey!! I have read almost everything that Mickey J Corrigan has written and have loved them all. She loves screwing with my head. Every time I think I have the story line figured out, she throws a monkey wrench into my theory and totally freaks me out. Mickey is a one of a kind author who loves twisted and bizarre stories. This is why I love her and will keep reading every story that comes out of that dark mind of hers. Once again, Mickey pulled me in, had me invested in THE GHOSTWRITERS, and never let me go!

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Laura's Interests
November 7, 2016

Jacy is on a massive downward spiral. She works at a microbrewery and spends her free time getting drunk. Her dream is to be a famous, published author but so far she's got nothing written. This is the story of two men who turn her life around. Sick, twisted, hilarious and hopeful are all appropriate terms for this book... The author's style is enjoyably readable and makes things that are truly heartbreaking bearable to read. She cares about her characters and you will too.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Unabridged Andra
November 7, 2016

The Ghostwriters is a quick, quirky little book that surprises and titillates. While it comes off quite snarky, there's some hidden depth and a bit of darkness that you really aren't suspecting. I loved the references to The Catcher in the Rye and JD Salinger. Not so subtle perhaps, but definitely funny in that punny sort of way. This book is like your edgy quiet friend who doesn't say much but then will surprise you by pulling out something fantastic and deep.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Linda's Book Obsession
April 26, 2017

This is an unusual book with some challenging points of view. I like the way Mickey J. Corrigan uses the element of surprise and change in genres in this story. I also like the way that the author describes her characters. They are complex and complicated...I appreciate the way the author shows us the growth of the character, as a person and a writer. Jacy has to travel a hard path to realize if there is a way for her to find her true self...I enjoyed this unusual novel and would recommend it. I look forward to reading more of the author's books.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: The World As I See It
November 11, 2016

The Ghostwriters by Mickey J. Corrigan was a different book for me. That being said, I did end up smiling throughout the book because of the author's style of writing. I loved that the main character Jacy would start "talking" to the reader during the book. I liked that because it made me feel like I was having a conversation with her and that made the book even more real to me. This was a shorter book, so I was able to get through it pretty quickly and this is one of the few books that I wish was longer because I fell in love with Jacy from the start and I was sad when the book ended. I am sure that this is a book that most people would enjoy even if this isn't your favorite genre.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
September 21, 2016

5 Stars
The Ghostwriters is an intriguing psychological tale that follows Jacy McMaster's journey of self-discovery and recovery...I loved the gritty and realistic spin that author Mickey J. Corrigan weaves. There is a sense of reality to the issues of mental illness and the dysfunctional family dynamic of Jacy's life that was slowly revealed. It kept me captivated and provided much sobering food for thought. I loved the balance of dark humor, gritty drama, and suspenseful mystery that is interwoven in the story. It keeps you engaged, and the unexpected twists and turns make this story that much more thrilling a read that will leave you wanting more.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the rich description of the familiar landmarks of my favorite city: New York City. It made me want to hop on the train and visit the city that never sleeps.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Books, Reviews, Etc.
September 12, 2016

5 Star Review
I was blown away by the story. I love books that I can relate to the stories and the characters but this one was at the top of the list. The author doesn't dodge the real life side but faces it head on. Sure life has it's good side, but it also has struggles and is far from easy. The author doesn't put too much frosting on the cake, instead dives in. I think that's why I found this book so realistic. Told as is, not as we may like it to be.

The author tells her tale with a well written story and good believable characters. These characters could easily be someone you know or have known. They're that real. When this book delved into a romance, I thought, here we go again, same old romance and, oh, so tiresome. Well, I was wrong. This romance had some zing to it and it was far from the ordinary. The writer gave you something new as you turned each page. Twists and turns that you never thought of...descriptions that you can visualize to a T... This is one book you won't want to miss.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Polished & Bubbly
September 21, 2016

First I just have to say, how pretty is this cover? I love it, I think it's so unique and different! This story reads like a movie. It pulls you in and holds on until the last chapter. It's a unique take on chick lit and I really enjoyed how the author describes everything perfectly. The writing style is really captivating and you'll be hooked! I recommend this 4.5 star book to anyone who is in the mood for a quick, gripping, well written story, xo!

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Varietats
September 24, 2016

This book had some brushstrokes of The Sixth Sense, Misery, and Castle. Quick and easy to read.

Review: The Ghostwriters
From: Books for Books
October 1, 2016

This is a brand new concept that I have never seen before and it interested me as soon as I read the description of the book... I was very happy to get the opportunity to review this book, and boy, was I NOT disappointed. The book is a mix of supernatural, mystery, and humor that are all blended together perfectly.

Review: Professional Grievers
From: Long and Short Reviews
January 25, 2016

This is a fun story, lighthearted considering it's all about death, grief and trying to find your way out of the quagmire of losing a loved one. With much of the story-telling tongue in cheek, it's a delightful book I found myself thoroughly enjoying. Seymour is certainly sad - possibly even a little depressed - and Professional Grievers is a company I can understand the appeal of. It's completely insane, but somehow logical at the same time ..the story itself is alternately hilariously funny and deeply moving... a fun, darkly comic story about love, loss and piecing back your life together once again. Recommended.

Review: Dream Job
From: Romance Book Haven
July 4, 2015

A fast paced novella which got me thinking and nodding at the end of the story, the possibility of what I read could happen... Like all Mickey J Corrigan books, the main character is a zany wonderfully likable character who always finds herself in the most incredible predicaments. Adrianna is no different. Unable to get any other job she signs up for her dream job, having no clue what it entails but hey the boss is H.O.T so what does she have to loose. Then things get really strange (in a great way) and she has to unravel what is going on. Things are not as they seem in more ways than one. An entertaining and thought provoking read which I really liked and recommend. In terms of genre I think it's a mix of lashing of adult content, with light sci fi tones novella. I read this on the treadmill and was so caught up, I realised I was still walking 45 mins later! Great workout!

Review: Dream Job
From: The Verdict's Out
July 1, 2015

Dream Job takes dreams and science fiction, merges them and takes them to a completely different level altogether...There are some sensual scenes in the book, but they are tastefully done and does not appear vulgar or too erotic. The story, however, is not for everyone. It can only be understood and appreciated by those who like science fiction. It is slightly heavy and requires imagination to grasp the suspense and climax of the story. For others, the subtlety can be easily lost, thereby missing out on the whole point of the book. That is the only drawback of the book. Otherwise it is a bomb in a small package: 4.5 Stars

Review: Mai Tai Guy
From: Nights and Weekends
March, 2015

Goes Well With: A stack of pancakes and a Mai Tai, of course (hold the rum if you're heading back to work).

A few months ago, when I reviewed author Mickey J. Corrigan's Tequila Dirty, I discovered a distinctive new voice--and I was eager to return to Dusky Beach, Florida, for another one of her novels in The Hard Stuff series. And if you'd like a quick introduction to this talented author, too, you can do so for free by downloading her super-short e-book, Mai Tai Guy.

The story finds a nameless narrator returning home to Dusky Beach for her 30th high school class reunion. For years, she's held a torch for her perfect high school boyfriend, but she didn't realize that he was the one for her until years after they'd both moved on. Through the years, they've occasionally rekindled their relationship--giving little or no thought to his wife and kids. But now it's been 15 years since they last saw each other--and she's nervous but eager to see him again.

It's hard to tell a whole story in just a few pages--and, for that reason, Mai Tai Guy is more ideas, suggestions, and possibilities than a complete story. It's about love, regret, insecurity, and the one who got away--despite the fact that this one kept coming back for more. With yet another class reunion looming on the horizon, the character can't help but look back on the good old days--and on the mistakes she's made--while considering what she wants out of her life right now. And what does she decide? Well, that's left to the reader's imagination.

Once again, though, this tantalizing taste of The Hard Stuff is all about the tone--and the voice. It's a sly and breezy story, told in a casual, conversational style that's loaded with asides and metaphors. As you read, you'll get an almost instant feel for the main character. You'll be able to hear her in your head. And while the story may be a bit too brief to be truly satisfying, it's the feel of this e-book--the character, thesultry beachside setting, and that unique voice--that make it an enjoyable read. And once you finish reading Mai Tai Guy, you're sure to set out in search of for more from this noteworthy author.

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: The Indie Review
December 9, 2014

5/5 stars

Unbelievably intense and twisted. These are the first words that come to mind when I finished the book. The entire concept is so twisted that by the end of it, an out of the world feeling starts settling in your mind. There is very little I can say without revealing the suspense of the book, but rest assured, it is a terrific read.

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: Splatterhouse 5
January 17, 2015

5/5 stars

Songs of the Maniacs is the story of a storm on the beach. While the waves pound the shore, a woman counsels her clients, dealing the disorder du jour-- SIPD. It strips patients of their sense of self until nothing is left. And then, something else settles into the empty space... Corrigan's prose is light and clever. Easy to read, even when she's writing about some pretty terrible things. I got through it all in one go, didn't want to put it down. From the first chapter on, it feels like the story is crashing towards a terrible end. It isn't the storm you need to fear, but the calm after.

I swear, this book is nearly perfect. It's one of those mindfucks that leaves you worried and shaken when you get to the end. It's not a story you can just read and walk away from.

I don't like to give too many spoilers. Unfortunately, in this case, that means keeping this review pretty short. All I can say is that this is book is good. Not horror, but tense. Not erotic, but kinda hot. Just... just go read it. You could have been on page three by now.

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: My Name is Sage
January 15, 2015

I found this novella to be fascinating... the flow of the emotions, and characters, and turmoil blend together like waves crashing into each other. Be careful not to skip a sentence in this story or you might miss a captivating moment. The line between reality and dreams is very fine.

This is a must read for fans of dark and psychological thrillers!

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: Chiller Thriller Reviews
January 22, 2015

And darnn you, Mickey ! Every time I thought I had it all figured out, the author add would another layer of darkness and throw me right back to starting again, trying to pull it together; frustrating but really brilliant touch!

I will add that this author has a very almost too twisted manner with her writing, she can make you feel dirty and sweet at the same time and she can make you feel like you are inside the complete wrong book, yet you find you can't leave, you have to reach the end ... and thus when reading this book you might want to make sure you are able to handle a very gutsy novel.

Songs of the Maniacs is a very intense, twisted read that after completion will haunt you for days! But if like myself you are a reader that likes entering the world of the wicked and profoundly very much out there, then this read is perfect.

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: A Reader's Review Blog
January 20, 2015

Songs of the Maniacs is a dark psychological read...a completely engrossing read, with the reader questioning more and more. As you delve deeper and deeper into the psychological elements it seems to unfold some dark areas, but in turn twists and turns to the point that the reader will question their own dreams and sanity. This novella certainly messes with your head and left me feeling empty and cold, but only because of the superb writing, the suspense that is built up, and the shocking surprises that come to light. There are some brilliant twists and Songs of the Maniacs will definitely have an impact on the reader. As the read comes to an end the title seems more fitting than ever!

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: Hyper Ashley Book Reviews
February 4, 2015

I love a book that makes me think and wonder and this book takes the cake for that...When I finished I sat in silence for a while questioning my own sanity. Mickey J. Corrigan did a good job crafting a story that made me think about reality. Though this was a novella, it was full of information and I don't think this needed to be longer. It was a good novella that I was able to knock out in a couple of hours.

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: The Mistress Novelette
January 28, 2015

4/5 stars

I have to admit this was a very interesting book. It was different than what I normally read, and I kinda liked it. This book is one of those books that I couldn't put down. I read it because I wanted to try something a little different from Young Adult Fantasy books, and I am glad I did...If you love mystery books this is the book for you.

Songs of the Maniacs is about a woman who tries to help patients while dealing with her own problems from the past and the present...The further you get into the book, you start to understand what is going on... But what has you going is, is all this a dream or is it reality, and who is to tell except you?

Review: Songs of the Maniacs
From: Book Fidelity
February 7, 2015

This book had a lot of the aspects I personally enjoy so this may be biased. This is your warning, reader. There is a fantastical element to this work, and at that same time it involves something real (mental illness)...The story is twisted and takes the reader into some real dark places (of the mind) that not all are ready for. Are you? Verdict: Read it if the dark and twisted excite you. Skip if you're afraid of the dark.

Review: The Blow Off
From: Nights and Weekends
July 28, 2015

A distinctive read...
Author Mickey J. Corrigan first caught my eye with her gritty short romances set in the beachside town of Dusky Beach, Florida. Now, with The Blow Off, she moves north for a longer adventure about a bunch of women who are desperately in need of a little bit of love and a whole lot of money. The story begins as Boston resident Shea O'Grady hits rock bottom...
It may have a different setting and a longer format, but The Blow Off still has the same distinctive voice and edgy tone as Corrigan's shorter stories.
Of course, their story isn't always an easy one to read. It's a rough and sometimes graphic story about desperation and degradation—yet Corrigan gives it touches of beauty, humor, and hope to keep it from sinking into darkness and despair.
With The Blow Off, Corrigan tells yet another smart but seedy tale of a woman who's forced to do whatever it takes to get by. It's the exact opposite of fluffy chick lit.

Review: The Blow Off
From: A Closet Full of Books
May 11, 2015

This book had me laughing a lot.The author's descriptions made you feel you were right there...This book is a fast read and it's full of action. I don't want to give too much away, but I am happy that in the end Shea does get her HEA!

Review: The Blow Off
From: Hot Sauce Reviews
May 13, 2015

On paper, The Blow Off sounds fantastic. Shea isn't doing what she does for the cats or the sick children, which is great. The language is spicy and dirty, which only adds to the filthy fun vibes of the premise, and the author has a sarcastic and darkly acerbic kind of humor that is the perfect fit for this kind of story... the author has a nice narrative voice that I can certainly get used to ... a memorable read, for reasons both good and bad...if you prefer to read stories where crime doesn't pay, this may not be the best story for you to pick up, even on a slow day.

Review: The Blow Off
From: Polished and Bubbly Reviews
June 1, 2015

Throughout reading this book, I kept thinking "Wow, it reads like a movie." The author definitely has a way with words! This book is under 200 pages, but you won't feel like it's short on the plot. The story will have you hooked instantly. This 4 star book is one for when you don't have anything planned for a Saturday night and there's nothing but reruns on. Do yourself a favor and pick up The Blow Off and be prepared to go on an adventure that you won't forget, xo!

Review: The Blow Off
From: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
June 8, 2015

What's a girl to do when her ex-Boyfriend bails and she is stuck with large college debts? Why, resort to the oldest profession of course! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this crazy good story. I really liked Shea, she's a straight-talking, street smart girl who easily draws the reader into her story with an edgy dark sense of humor. I loved the spin on prostitution that the author weaves, there is a sense of reality to the girls crime crew that kept me wanting to see what would happen as they put their plan into action. I loved the balance of humor and drama that is interwoven in the story, it keeps you engaged, and the unexpected twists and turns makes this story that much more thrilling a read that leaves you wanting more. The Blow Off is a graphic and sexy cautionary tale that is a blast to read!

Review: The Blow Off
From: Chick Lit Review
June 4, 2015

This is my second book I've read from Mickey J Corrigan, and I found both to be a fast-paced and wild ride. I whipped through this novel with eyebrows raised and I won't lie – I think I snickered throughout the book. Yes, there is a lot of sex and graphic details going on, as this is a book about hookers and pimps, but there was also a romance going on, which I highly enjoyed, and few of the minor characters gave me a good laugh as well. And the Gilligan's Island theme with her gang of hookers definitely made me laugh. Quick and to the point, I found it a lot of fun to read!

Review: The Blow Off
From: Alaine Batty Book Reviews
June 12, 2015

I have never read a book like this before in my life...I didn't think I would even like it, to be honest, it's not my typical kind of book, but Oh My God can Mickey J Corrigan write good book. I was hooked!!! The story line is completely different to anything I have read, and I really didn't have a clue what would happen in the book. All I can say is read it, and stick with it, like I did. Amazing!!!

Review: The Blow Off
From: Obsessed by Books
July 11, 2015

This story was so good and enjoyable. Shea is a tough woman who will do anything to get her way. I really liked her character, she was full of spunk and sass... If you like strong women who will do things in order to survive, than you must check out The Blow Off by Mickey J. Corrigan. You won't be disappointed in her story telling ways.

Review: The Blow Off
From: A Soccer Mom's
May 25, 2015

I love Mickey J. Corrigan. Her short stories always entertain me. The Blow Off has been added to that list. I love when you can pick up a book that is under 200 pages and get the whole story. Within the pages I managed to meet some incredibly interesting and smart women, find a guy who knew what he wanted and how to get it, and see people find their happy ever after.

While Shea doesn't have an easy life, she knows where she wants her life to head. When she finds her partners in crime, her dreams become reality. I love that she had a rough life, yet managed to work her way out of her problems. She did not let her tough life pull her down and keep her in the gutters. Shea also did not forget her friends and those that helped her along the way. She was true to her friends, always having their backs, yet devious and unforgiving to those who did her wrong...

I have to warn future readers, there is sex, prostitution, drugs, foul language, and an all around tough world shown in The Blow Off. If this would bother you, then I suggest you pass on this book. If you are looking for a book that will entertain you, make you laugh, and that is readable in one sitting...this is the book for you.

Review: The Blow Off
From: Read Your Writes
June 6, 2015

Shea O'Grady resorts to the world's oldest profession to make ends meet and get herself out of debt. Oddly enough, after just one night on the job, she decides that she is just not cut out to be a hooker. She is however, cut out to drug unsuspecting johns and rob them. Shea makes a deal with her pimp and initiates the help of her pot peddling neighbor to get a crew of females together who are willing to flirt for cash. Her plan seems far too easy and she gathers a beautiful but indecisive crew together in a very short amount of time. Nothing could go wrong, right?

There is nothing about this book that could possibly be real but that's what makes it so darn fun. Shea, whose hooker name is Heaven Scent ,is hilarious. The story is told from her first person perspective so we get to know what's going on in her insane little head. She's young and fearless but she is actually smart. You can't help but appreciate her attempts at financial freedom. Not that hooking should have been the first choice on the menu...I was thoroughly entertained and look forward to another installment.

Reviews: The Blow Off
From: This Side of Paradise Books
June 2, 2015

This is the second book I have read by Mickey J. Corrigan and I have to say she definitely has a great writing style. I love the way she seems so in tune with her female characters. You know everything about them and although their backgrounds can sometimes be crazy, you still find a way to love who they are...Another thing I like about Mickey's books is that even though they are short, they end with the woman in charge pretty much giving the finger to the world. I like that.

Review: The Blow Off
From: Roosterpix
June 30, 2015

The Blow Off is not just a naughty thriller, it's a story of passion and a glimpse into the dirty mean underworld of sex commerce. It is also a vivid commentary on some troubling contemporary issues: graduates overwhelmed by debt and ill prepared to make a living wage; a society that does not value intellect and art; a thriving misogynistic sex industry; unbalanced distribution of wealth; the pervasive lack of privacy; and unhealthy survival tactics handed down through generations...when I first began reading The Blow Off I disliked it. I did not want to think about degradation and was appalled by the unashamed willingness born out of desperation to do what I could not and would not. Unlike the author's other works that leave me wanting more, I wanted to leave the world of The Blow Off as soon as possible. But I persisted and was rewarded by a story well told. Then I read it again and found it to be brilliant.

Review: EX-Treme Measures
From: Read Your Writes
September 24, 2015

Five Star Review: Ex-Treme Measures is the third book that I have read by Mickey. She has created a world where reality is slightly bent. The heroine, Vanna Treme is crazy, brash, and so utterly masculine that it's easy to forget that she is a woman. Vanna is fearless and questions why it's so difficult to have fidelity in a relationship. Of course, she speaks from experience and her agency provides a service to women that goes far beyond normal detective work regarding a cheating spouse. She literally eliminates the problem. Who would have thought that a female contract killer could be so likeable? She is a hopeless romantic and a cold-hearted killer. That's clearly an oxymoron but Mickey writes in such a honest and refreshing way that it's believable. I just love to hear the truth coming from a female heroine. She has no problems with killing, casual sex, or sloshing down a cold beer. She has her own baggage but it doesn't hold her back. Vanna is a very strong female and not a damsel in distress. There's nothing typical about Ms. Vanna Treme... Mickey J. Corrigan is a name that I will not soon forget.

Review: Ex-Treme Measures
From Harp's Romance Reviews
September 21, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed Vanna Treme, private investigator, hater of cheating men. Ringo, her assistant, is hot... with principles. The book is based in Florida, and Vanna's clients are rich wives from Palm Beach wanting to catch their cheating husbands. Motto: "Men. You can't live with them. You can't kill them...Or can you?" Cheating husbands call for extreme measures. Loved the characters, and especially the parrots. I did think the vet was a little long winded but all in all a good entertaining read.

Review: Ex-Treme Measures
From: Mallory Heart Reviews
October 5, 2015

Protagonist Vanna Treme, like her creator MickeyJ. Corrigan, is in a category by herself and she must be experienced to be believed. Ex-Treme Measures captures from page one, a chokehold of thrills and suspense, betrayals and lust... This is Chick Lit Noir for the mature adult woman, a South Florida fling that peels away the paper-thin "beautiful" veneer and scans life with the uncompromising eye of a predatory hawk.

Review: Ex-Treme Measures
From: I Love My Authors
October 6, 2015

5 Stars This is the first time I have read this author's work. Fresh and original...Not my usual genre, however, variety is the spice of life. The synopsis caught my attention. How is the author going to present the story line? Beautifully! The world is believable, full of twists and turns that mirror real life...Well written, clean, clear, fast paced, and easy to follow. Awesomesauce multilayered plot!

Review: Ex-Treme Measures
From: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
October 12, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this crazy good story. I really liked Vanna, she's a straight-talking street smart girl who easily draws the reader into her story with an edgy dark sense of humor. I loved the spin on domestic investigations that author Mickey J. Corrigan weaves, there is a sense of reality to the marital issues that kept me wanting to see what would happen next... Ex-Treme Measures is an entertaining and edgy women's mystery story that is a blast to read!

Review: Ex-Treme Measures
From: Granny Loves to Read
October 9, 2015

I liked the grit and edge of your seat reading. I liked the characters and story. It was funny, the concept of this "investigative" agency. Liked the banter between Vanna and Ringo. Really good read and there were no spots that lagged.

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: Chick Lit Plus
February 23, 2015

I don't often seek novellas out, but I get super happy when I read one and love it. Red Hot Blues is fast, to the point, and a little on the bad side. We get just a quick glimpse into Tellie's life with her non-traditional (to put it nicely) mother Kittie, but I could definitely see their antics being turned into a full-length book! I was able to read this in just two speedy sittings, because I was having so much fun getting lost in Tellie's crazy life! I would definitely check this one out!

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
March 2, 2015

Red Hot Blues is a quick little novella that is a blast to read. Author Mickey J. Corrigan weaves an entertaining tale that easily draws the reader into Tellie and Kittie's latest adventure. While I shook my head a lot at Kittie's unconventional lifestyle, I couldn't help but like sassy, no holds-barred Tellie; this teenager is a girl after my own heart! This drama-filled dysfunctional mother-daughter Thelma and Louise adventure story will keep you laughing out loud and wanting more.

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: Authors and Readers Book Corner
March 2, 2015

Telluride is a no hold barred young girl who has to deal with a lot in Red Hot Blues by Mickey J Corrigan. A road trip is one thing, but the crazy escape that Telluride and her mother, Kittie, are taking just might take its toll out on the both of them...Red Hot Blues is an interesting story that lets the reader into the relationship between a mother and her daughter. This was a quick read but the overall message was very clear. The child should not have to be the parent at sixteen but should have the luxury of just being a child.

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: Long and Short Reviews
May 26, 2015

I found this to be a very interesting book... I've never read anything with a similar heroine and while fresh and different, it wasn't precisely comfortable as a romantic read either. Overall I found this to be a very interesting "coming of age" style story, and also a good "road trip" style of story. While both flawed to my mind, Telluride and her mother are interesting, engaging characters and they clearly carry the story. Die-hard romance fans might want to give this one a miss, but readers interested in a different style of story might find this to be a hidden gem.

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: Two Children and a Migraine
February 27, 2015

A certain sentence in the book pretty much summed up my feelings for this book: "All I saw was an adult who behaved like a dumb child, a silly woman who should have been in the passenger seat of her life, certainly not the driver's seat of mine." This novella follows the story of a sixteen year old dealing with many tough choices and the effects of many bad decisions made on her irresponsible mother's part...it was hard to enjoy the book feeling that the child was so better off without a mother then with what she had. Being a parent is such a huge responsibility and all I could feel was upset with this mother and sorry for Telluride.

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: The Bibliophilic Book Blog
February 23, 2015

RED HOT BLUES is a novella featuring a smart and sassy sixteen-year-old named Telluride. She's had a crappy childhood, but still manages to make the best of it and she is more street smart than her mother will ever be. RED HOT BLUES is a great story with interesting and unique characters. The author always brings to life characters that jump off the page. RED HOT BLUES will keep your attention as mother and daughter go on a wild car trip!

Review: Red Hot Blues
From: A Soccer Mom's Book Blog
January 2, 2015

Mickey J. Corrigan is an author that I can always rely on to bring me a steamy story that I cannot put down. The fact that Red Hot Blues is a novella makes it all the better. There are times when I love to read a short fun story and know that I can always count on Mickey for that.

Telluride, what a name, is a spitfire of a girl with a cruddy upbringing. At sixteen she has experienced so much more than any woman/girl should. Yet, she keeps her head on straight and knows what she has to do to not turn out like her mother...

If you are looking for a quick read with tons of action and fun, this is the book for you.

From: Nights and Weekends
October 20, 2014
Tequila Dirty

Goes Well With: A greasy burger and fries

For many readers, chick lit is like a comfy, well-worn security blanket. When you've had a long day and you just need to relax and unwind, it's familiar and undemanding. You might even find it comforting to curl up with a story about familiar characters working their way through formulaic romantic conundrums. But author Mickey J. Corrigan spices up the same old short romance with a fun pulp fiction twist in Tequila Dirty.

The story follows a murder investigation gone wrong. When down-and-out waitress Rita Deltone is found in a pricy hotel room in Dusky Beach, Florida, with two dead bodies and a head wound, she's brought to the hospital and questioned by handsome young detective Liam Donell. As she tells her story, explaining how she got caught up in such a deadly mess, he can't help but notice that she's strikingly beautiful. And though he tries to handle the case in a professional manner, he ends up making some bad decisions that could get him in big trouble.

Tequila Dirty isn't the typical short e-book. Instead of the same old love story--complete with cute but cliched characters and a predictable plot--it's refreshingly unexpected. Part crime caper, part romance, part hard-boiled detective story, this short but satisfying romantic thriller is sure to keep you on your toes.

From tone to setting to characters, Corrigan gets all of the storytelling elements just right. The seaside Florida setting is sultry but shabby--just like the story's main character. Rita is young and beautiful and hard-working, yet she's still struggling to make ends meet. And she's written with such a clear, distinct voice, that you'll get a feel for her right away. She's clearly tough, determined, and willing to do whatever it takes--even if she knows it's a bad idea. And that's what gets her into trouble.

Liam, meanwhile, is a good cop with some pretty serious weaknesses--especially where pretty young girls are concerned. Rita's easy-going personality causes him to let his guard down--which, of course, ends up causing some major problems for his investigation.

Both characters are well-developed and interesting--and, together, they tell a story that's smart and pulpy and altogether enjoyable.

If you're simply looking for a brainless short romance to pass an hour of your time, there are plenty of options available. But if you're looking for something different--something smarter and more surprising with a touch of suspense--try Tequila Dirty instead. It's quite possibly the best short e-book I've read in years.

Review: Tequila Dirty
From: bubblews.com
September 24, 2014

A woman found unconscious in a room with two dead people; a detective assigned to investigate the case without his partner; sparks flying in all the directions; these two unlikely individuals come together in a gripping story with much more twists than in a roller coaster ride. Mickey J. Corrigan is a very interesting storyteller. The way she has presented the story from the perspective of both the lead characters are so captivating and interesting. The language is simple and easy to get through. The suspense is amazing and will keep you hooked till the very last page. The best part of the book is the story starts right at the beginning, on the very first page, and ends properly at the last page. It is short and succinct; just right, in fact. Tequila Dirty is a book I would recommend to all mystery lovers. As this is part of a series, I would definitely look out to read the other parts as well.

Review: Tequila Dirty
From: Contemporary Romance Reviews
September 17, 2014

"They get down and dirty but what happens when the Tequila runs dry?"

This author is known for writing totally over the top reads. The first time I read one of her books I was a little shocked, it was simply just not what I was used to, but I the more I read her books the more I discover the that the magic in her writing lies within her ability to create characters that really do exist in everyday life.

And the situations the characters find themselves in are pretty much the stuff that really happens in real life, yet we just never hear about it all, simply because it is either just too tragic or too embarrassing for those involved.

And for this very reason I adore discovering what this author dreams up. I know am guaranteed to find a little humor, be so surprised that I literally fall from my reading chair and at the same time I get that special "this is the way life really happens" feeling.

I am delighted to say that this time around the author outdid herself. She gave me all of the above but on a higher level that I found very satisfying...I recommend this read for anyone looking for something new. I encourage you to try it even if it sounds like it simply will not be for you. Trust me, within these pages lies a great, fun and awesome read!

4.5 star review

Review: Tequila Dirty
From: Author Angela Hayes Blogspot
August 18, 2014

5/5 stars

Mickey J. Corrigan has done it again--with her third book in the Hard Stuff series. Tequila Dirty brings the reader back to Dusky Beach with new characters Rita Deltone and Detective Liam Donell. Mickey crafts a fast paced, hard to look away from tale that casts readers into Rita's shoes from the opening sentence and leaves their eyes bugging out with a whopper of twist no one sees coming. Brilliantly written, Tequila Dirty, is short, steamy, and satisfying. Do yourself a favor and add this book to your collection today.

Review: Tequila Dirty
From: Harps Romance Book Reviews
August 18, 2014

4.5/5 stars

A cute light read about Rita, a waitress, and the bad decisions she makes to earn money...a short novella you can read during your lunch hour or in one evening. It has sex, crime, romance and a REALLY surprising ending.

Review: Tequila Dirty
From: Love Books Blog Books
September 30, 2014

I enjoy these short novellas. They all seem to link in a bit, but are totally different. In Tequila Dirty we find Rita in her local bar, and she happens upon a man who asks her if she wants to make $10,000. I mean, who could say no, right? But after agreeing to the plan, things go awry and she ends up in a hospital with a god almighty crack on her head...I liked this story as it threw me completely. You think you know something, then don't, then it changes up again! Rita is one feisty little lady, and to be honest I think I'd want her on my side! Read it, and if you haven't read the first 2 in the series, get those too!

Review: Tequila Dirty
From: Long and Short Reviews
March 25, 2015

The plot is interesting and, along with the author's writing style, a reader can't help but be drawn in... Tequila Dirty is a quick read that has a nice unpredictable twist at the end that I didn't see coming. Though the story was short the author did a good job in building the characters and having a developed and complete plot.

Review: F*ck Normal
From: Romance Junkies
June 8, 2014

Bart and Katelyn's marriage is in a state of shambles. Trying to do all that they can to salvage their relationship, they turn to couple's counseling for mutualization exercises. What they both realize is that a separation is imminent. Katelyn is fed up with Bart's obsession with a former one-night-stand and Bart has had it with Katelyn's overspending and refusal to have sex with him.

After months of celibacy, both Bart and Katelyn are ready to explore and take a walk on the wild side. As Bart goes in search of the woman who has filled his rich fantasy life, Katelyn sets off with a friend who promises to show her a good time in the form of a threesome. What ensues for this couple is a wacky and unexpected turn of events. Will this couple find happiness apart from one another, or is life about to throw them an unexpected curve?

An utterly enjoyable and engrossing read, F*CK NORMAL takes readers on a quirky thrill ride. Mickey J. Corrigan is an expert at writing romance outside of the box. With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this story will tickle your funny bone and bring a pleasurable escape from everyday life. For a funky, lively, romantic escapade that you won't soon forget, be sure to give this spellbinding caper a try!

5/5 Blue Ribbons

Review: F*ck Normal
From: Read Your Writes
June 19, 2014

This was a very outrageous book. So much happens that I had to remind myself that it all happens in only one day. F*ck Normal is the story of Bart and Katelyn Fiske. They have been experiencing marital issues for the past 11 months or so...Everything that happens seems to be based around the couple's lack of sex...they both attempt to explore some other sexual encounters that result in surprise endings that can only be classified as a comedy of errors. If this was a movie, it would be an X-rated parody. The language was graphic and the descriptions of their escapades left nothing to the imagination. The fact that this is a couple that was living a fairytale life at one point just makes this even more of a farce. Oddly enough, I'm sure that was the point of this book. If you are interested in reading an over the top romp, this is definitely the book for you. I would love to read another book like this from the author. It was hilarious.

Review: F*ck Normal
From: Read Our Lips! Book Reviews
October 22, 2014

F*ck Normal is appropriately titled and well written as well. It tells how a couple goes astray and how clueless they are to get back what they had to begin with. Ms. Corrigan's writing and characters leap off the page. I was sucked into the book from first page to last page. F*ck Normal is clever, witty, insightful, raises questions and explores new ideas. I will definitely read more of this author's work in the future.

4/5 stars

Review: Vodka Warrior
From: A Novel Review
May 10, 2014

I have become a HUGE fan of short stories and novellas. Vodka Warrior is exactly that. This is the perfect quick read that I could not put down. I love Theresa. She is constantly getting herself into laughing out loud situations...

Mickey manages to make me laugh, smile, shake my head, and want more. I will recommend this story to anyone looking for a quick read.

Review: Vodka Warrior
From: For the Love of Books and Alcohol
April 15, 2014

It's official. I am in love with Mickey J. Corrigan. Her writing style is all her own and I cannot get enough of it. I love when she pulls me away from my life and shows me a dirty and different world like the towns she has created in South Florida. She gives me characters I shouldn't like with personalities no one would find endearing and makes me want to sit down and have a drink with them...I love the way the story is written and tells a tale of hard truths wrapped in funny scenarios. The book ends well, but realistically, and that is always appreciated. There is no sugarcoating in a MJC book. Life is tough, but life is still good...I give this novella 4 solid stars and of course serve it up with some cheap vodka from a plastic bottle.

Review: Vodka Warrior
From: Bex 'n Books
August 9, 2014

4/5 stars

This story might only be 55 pages long, give or take, but Mickey J. Corrigan manages to pack a hefty punch of hilarity and wit into that short space. It was such a different story to read, a story where I wasn't entirely sure I liked or could connect to Theresa, our self-proclaimed vodka warrior, for reasons I won't go into since it's a short story and would probably detract from the enjoyment of reading this for yourself. But suffice to say, by the end of it I pitied her, I disliked her, I envied her and I bloomin' loved her, all at the same time. She's brutally honest, loves a drink, thanks to her Celtic heritage, and her life by all appearances seems to be circling the drain.

Vario, our gorgeous alpha gym warrior with a penchant for hot-tubbing with confectionery named strippers, enters the fray and the chaos of Theresa's life and that is where things get not only pee-your-pants funny for the reader but life altering for our perpetually sloshed heroine. Things always get worse before they get better, and so goes the tale of Theresa and Vario.

A lovely light read that was well written from Theresa's point of view. She's candid, often pessimistic, but she is so refreshing and sincere. Lovely ending.

Review: Vodka Warrior
From: Alehouse Aggie
April 24, 2014

Rating : 5 Vodka Bottles (out of 5)
Key to Alehouse's Rating System:
1 Vodka Bottle: Book was disgusting and so was the cheap Vodka, won't read again or drink again.
2 Vodka Bottles : Book was lame but not intolerable. Casual sip of Smirnoff's.
3 Vodka Bottles: Book was ok. Not bad. Slight alcohol buzz.
4 Vodka Bottles: Book was very good, very entertaining. Feelin groooovy. Weeeeeeeeee....
5 Vodka Bottles: Book was fantastic. Great read. A keeper. Full on drunk and dancing on the ceiling.....naked. Woooo Hooooo! More Smirnoff's, please!!

Oh boy. Some people need to be committed. If not for the safety and sanity of others, then for their own damn good. Unfortunately for the heroine of Vodka Warrior Theresa Tierney, this does not happen. Oh, she gets into plenty of trouble, but she somehow manages to avoid a welcoming stay at the local looney bin. Unbelievable, since the woman is a menace to her Florida community.

Theresa is a twice married and divorced, 40-sumting (my accent is comin out, excuse me...or maybe it's the vodka) alcoholic, who tutors to make ends meet. Because of her love of booze, specifically vodka, she has ruined her life and seems to think having a pity party and throwing shit fits will make her life even better. NOT!!! When a sudden hunk shows up and moves in next door with her nice, elderly neighbor Oscar, she decides to take him a plate of cookies as a welcome-to-the-hood-present. This is a big No No. As it turns out, Mr Body God, as she refers to Vario Fumesti (but this reviewer calls him Mr Body Gag), is sumting of a health nut. So when he is rude to her and dismisses her token of goodwill, she is embarrassed and angry.

And that is how the vodka induced shenanigans begin.

Never f--k with a ragin, horny, and needy Vodka Goddess, man. One whose cheese slid off her cracker a long time ago. Just sayin.

When Vario's continued loud partying with strippers in his hot tub and loud music blaring finally crosses the line, Hottie Pants Theresa takes things into her own hands and the results are hilarious. But also a little pathetic. I won't say anything else because this is such a short novella. She definitely pays the price for her fueled anger.

The absolute gem of this book is Theresa and her antics. Told in first person, the reader is privy to everything going on in this scorned cornball's head. She is nuts. Mickey Corrigan couldn't have created a crazier, more memorable character. And a funnier book. Vodka Warrior is her best so far. I think she, herself, has had some swiss slide off a Ritz or two. And that is a very good thing. A very very good thing.

As for Vario Fumesti, what can I say? I thought he was a peckerhead in the first chapter, but some characters have a way of surprising you. And he did. I ended up thinking he was pretty good guy even though his name sounds like a cheap bottle of wine you'd order at a sleazy Italian restaurant:

"Hey Vinnie, got any of dat cheap red Vario Fumesti for a buck a glass? Yous don't? Ah, shit. Jist gimme a glass of da Asti Spumante then. Capice?"

And don't even get me started on Dooley Nudstein. That name ought to be illegal to use, even in fiction.

I highly recommend Vodka Warrior. First time readers of Mickey J. Corrigan will love it. It is entertaining, goofy, and for all the seriousness of Theresa's personal issues and alcoholism, it is redemptive and has a perfect ending.

5 Big Vodka Bottles!!

Review: Vodka Warrior
From: Romance Reviews
April 27, 2014

Mickey J Corrigan's Vodka Warrior is true to her style, full of her typical sass and laugh out loud moments...But as always with Mickey's writing, all is not as it seems...There are times during Vodka Warrior you don't know whether to laugh or cry, then next second you're gasping, "Did I just read that??" I always have a sense that Mickey writes with hilarity, triple sass and with a smidge of reality all rolled up into one.

Review: Vodka Warrior
From: Contemporary Romance Reviews
April 16, 2014

Vodka Warrior is a short, fun and steamy read. I love author Mickey J. Corrigan's writing style. This book is no exception. She brings sassy stories with a heavy dose of reality to the page.

Review: Whiskey Sour Noir
From: Read Our Lips
May 8, 2014

Whiskey Sour Noir is a fast paced, quick read that doesn't pull any punches. The characters are gritty, inventive, and creative in real life situations. Tami's self-esteem is on questionable grounds. Cat's faith in people is very shaky. Yet as a couple they work well. I will definitely keep this author in mind for future books.

4/5 stars

Review: Whiskey Sour Noir
From: Love Books Blog Books
March 1, 2014

I grabbed this book when it was free on Kindle. The blurb seemed interesting, and Mickey visited my blog a little while ago and chatted about it. It's a short novella with a taboo subject behind the story...I liked both characters in the story. Tami-Lee is a bit of an...erm...tart, shall we say? She is known as the girl who flirts and sleeps around. But after meeting Cat you see a softer side to her (kind of) as she starts to really fall for him. Cat was rather sexy, and quite friendly too. A nice little novella, I'd definitely read more of Mickey's stories.

**** 4 stars

Review: Whiskey Sour Noir
From: A Novel Review
April 25, 2014

This is a short read with a cast of fun characters. The plot of this story is different, not your usual bad girl meets bad boy they fall into bed and things get complicated. This story was complicated before the two even met and it only got more so as the story progressed...I enjoyed this novella and will certainly look for more from Mickey J. Corrigan.

Review: Whiskey Sour Noir
From: Contemporary Romance Reviews
March 10, 2014

What a different kind of tale...Not a love story with sweet, tender dates accompanied by flowers and chocolates while living in fancy houses, driving nice cars and planning romantic outings, but a glimpse as two people try to navigate their daily lives through a harsh existence to find love. Focusing on the seedier side...this quick and easy read weaves a story around two people desperately trying to find their place in life. Packed in just a few short pages were a wide range of emotions. Very interesting, thought provoking, and entertaining. I would recommend this [book] to any other readers who want a different kind of love story.

Review: Whiskey Sour Noir
From: For the Love of Books & Alcohol
March 12, 2014

When the author asked me to her book, I took one look at the blurb and thought, "Damn. She went there." This is a romance. A white-trash romance. There is nothing sexy or pretty about this story, yet I couldn't look away. The story grabbed my attention from the very beginning...This book is HOT. And dirty. I mean dirty like there is a film of dust covering each moment and setting as though the grime is a character all its own. It is well written and keeps your attention from cover to cover.

Review: Whiskey Sour Noir
From: Contemporary Romance Reviews
March 11, 2014

Mickey J. Corrigan writes romance fiction which is really hard to categorize at times. She writes romance, but it's not your champagne and flowers type of romance complete with a playboy prince to romance you with a background score of lush violins. Your hero could be an ex-con who is out on parole. Instead of champagne, it's a small whiskey with a beer chaser and hey, where are my roses? And the sex? It's strictly down market. Cheap hotels which rent rooms by the hour. If you're lucky. Otherwise, you may find yourself making out by the dustbins down a back alley somewhere, shoulder to shoulder with a couple of alley cats howling instead of the violins. Gross? Your words, should you choose to think that way, not mine, baby. But do you know what? I freaking love her stories. They're real, that's why. Real and human and yeah, unputdownable. Mickey J. tells it like it is, no frills, no flounces, just in your face. And that writing voice? Unbe-freaking-lievable. The woman is a born storyteller. That's an Irish trait, mind. And I knew she had Irish blood in her the minute I started reading her. I just knew it...The one thing which strikes me about this author is that she has a woman's voice – but she writes like a man.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: InD'Tale Magazine
April 23, 2014

In this dark, gritty story of desperation and survival Mickey J. Corrigan doesn't pull any punches. "Sugar Babies" is addicting, powerful and will leave a reader forever changed after reading it. While exploring the Sugar world, some things are perhaps inevitable: the objectification of women, their willingness to let someone else take control of their lives and the way they are shown as absolutely defined by the men in their lives. Perhaps it is necessary, that doesn't make it any less upsetting...Before picking up this book, a reader needs to know this is NOT a romance. The view of love and marriage is downright depressing. And, yet...the novel is fascinating and simply dares one to follow its twisted paths, then leaves haunting thoughts: What is true? What is good and what is wrong? Who is the villain and who the hero? Does it matter?

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Hearts on Fire Reviews
January 2, 2014

Star Star Star Star Star

Woooaaaaah there. What did I just read? I am used to Ms. Corrigan's books being fun and light entertainment. I did not expect this bit of nastiness out of her. And believe me, Sugar Babies, her latest, is a nasty piece of work. Dear reader, don't expect any knee-slapping, belly-aching levels of hilarity here. Sugar Babies is a serious novel about the totally chaotic lives of three women who become tangled in the professional girlfriend a.k.a. sugar baby lifestyle and how it ultimately changes (for the better and worse) their lives.

The women are in their 20s and are desperate for cash. Esme, a southern gal, needs income to help her jackass of a boyfriend Jake buy a sports bar so they can settle down and live the American dream (woo hoo......not). Maire, the most shrewd, needs dough to pay off student loans and to keep her dating website, Arranged Relations, financed. So, she carries on a fairly stable long term relationship with 73 year old codger, Ted. Yes, it includes sex and just don't get me started on the ick factor here. I shudder imagining it. And the third sugar gal, Niki, is a college student and struggling poet/artist who can't even pay her rent. She resorts to sleeping with her landlord, Len, just to keep a roof over her head.

Their questionable choices lead the three of them to older, filthy rich megalomaniacs who use them as nothing but sexual objects and arm decorations to parade around to shindigs, galas, important community events, blah.....blah....blah. They are, in a nutshell, fancy prostitutes.

Maire, herself, is an exploiter. She runs the Arranged Relations website that hooks up young and dumb, needy women with predatory old coots, coots who probably need five or six doses of boner pills just to get a healthy half-woody. These old goats basically supply these vulnerable lambs with their every financial and material needs.

I must admit, I was prepared to not like this book. I am a very picky reader (and a feminist) and this isn't the type of read I would normally sink my greedy little fingers on at a bookstore, or download in a hurry on my Nook. I don't like to read about the exploitation of women by men, OR other women, for that matter, but I must admit, Sugar Babies held my attention. And it is probably one of Ms. Corrigan's best.

However, I didn't like any of the characters. I couldn't really warm up to any of them. But I have learned many times in the many books that I have read over the years that unsympathetic and unlikeable characters does not a bad book make. And Sugar Babies is an example of that. Wait... I take that back!! I loved Iguana Dude and the hippie guy who flashes Maire the peace sign from his VW bus. Oh, and the bartender/waiter man who Maire tries to talk into becoming a man-ho for some old sugar mama. They seemed like generally nice guys. The rest of the males in the book are piggy poos.

Sugar Babies opens up with an entry from an unnamed sugar daddy's diary. He goes on to vent his anger and his loathsome misogynistic views about women in this brief macho manifesto before the novel switches gears and slips into the third person accounts of Maire, Niki, and Esme.

Things take a particular turn. One of them goes missing. And at this point I was hooked and couldn't stop reading because now the book is reading more like a mystery than a romance, which I loved, since I like mysteries. I just had to know how it ended.

I am NOT giving any spoilers away. I am not even going to say who goes missing. But I do think Ms. Corrigan could easily slip into the crime novel genre and darker fare if she wanted to. This was a very, very good read. She has a knack for creating greedy, arrogant characters.......and victims. All the women in Sugar Babies were victims at one point in their lives, and the men, of course, privileged predators who gain, gain, gain, and exploit, exploit, exploit! I say, kill a bunch of these bastards in another book and call the crime "beneficial serial killing," in which no one will miss these a-holes and society as a whole will be better (woo hoo!).

Equal parts fascinating and equal parts sigh inducing (because of these ladies' choices and circumstances), and with a twisty ending that I didn't see coming, I highly recommend Sugar Babies to anyone who likes a bit of darkness and mystery in a tropical location (Coconut City, baby!) The name even sounds yummy!

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Lustful Literature
November 20, 2013

"Welcome to the sugar world. The secret world of professional girlfriends."

I took on this book because I am one that likes to shake up my reading world. I get bored or in funks and I like to step out of my comfort zone. I am not going to lie, I was scared when I first started the book thinking what the hell have I agreed to. But I have to say I am glad I read it. This is a true glimpse into the Sugar world. We get four stories in this book, four stories that all weave so delicately together...It makes you think what is important, where are your values...This book is a mystery and it gives you clues along the way and leaves you wondering who did what. It is honestly like a huge game of Clue...You know it is wrong, you know this is an unacceptable life choice, but you can't help but feel intrigued by it...This is an unexpected good read. Please don't be turned off by the topic or the title.This is a book that will entertain, intrigue and leave you complete without questions and maybe a new outlook.

3.5/5 stars

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Turner's Antics
November 20, 2013

I do not know how to start, wow! Sugar Babies was extremely mysterious and intense. The characters were complex and it is certainly a thriller. Mickey J. Corrigan has a fabulous writing style that keeps the reader wanting more...It was all very twisty and the ending was fantastic...This was a great read and I would love to read more of the sugar world.


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Review: Sugar Babies
From: Romance Junkies
November 20, 2013

Mickey J. Corrigan has written a story that is lively and entertaining. You will find yourself drawn into a world that is at once compelling and mysterious. You certainly don't want to miss this well told tale! SUGAR BABIES is an interesting read that kept me turning the pages. I found myself pondering whether or not there really are professional dating sites on the web. Filled with an air of mystery and intrigue, you will be kept guessing as the story plays out. Surprisingly, there is very little sex added to the story, which I found refreshing. Mickey J. Corrigan is one of my favorite authors and I urge you to give her a try. Her stories are very well written and always entertain! Sweeten your reading this month with SUGAR BABIES.


Review: Sugar Babies
From: Book Junkie Joint
January 15, 2014

4/5 stars

Every once in a while, we need a reminder that not all stories in books have happy endings; Sugar Babies is such a reminder. It's intriguing, captivating and beautifully grim. It kept me on my toes and made me read non-stop until I reached the very last page.

The beginning of the book was really intriguing. It easily got me hooked and interested from the onset. It also helps that the intro of the book has a sort of mystery-suspense vibe to it. In no time at all, I was sucked into the lives of three very beautiful women.

The story-line is surprisingly edgy despite the fact that the world portrayed in this book is supposed to be all about beauty, wealth and glamour. I also really liked the slow build-up of the lives of the three ladies in the story. At every turn, I was kept in the dark as to the identity of the person who wrote the note at the beginning of the story. I kept guessing and I kept missing! Despite being a little frustrated at not being able to correctly guess the identity of the mystery person in the story, I actually had fun guessing. This is one of the strengths of this story: it keeps the reader guessing, and each twist was designed to confuse and lead the reader into a rabbit-hole with false leads.

As for the characters, I really felt sad for the women whose lives are narrated in this story. They world they live in is fascinating because they're practically being given everything they want by the men who keep them, but at the same time, it's sad because they seem to feel like they have no other choice but to use their beauty and bodies to survive. I also appreciate that each woman was distinctly fleshed out that it's not confusing to read about all three of them. What's interesting is the common denominator of the three women: superficiality. Many times during the course of reading this story, I thought of alternatives as to what they could do to survive. Surely, there must be some other way to earn money without being a sugar baby. But then again, the women in the story were somehow a little naive, and the big bad world simply wasn't so good to them.

All in all, Sugar Babies is a highly engrossing read with an intriguing start and an equally satisfying finish!

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Sinful Reviews
November 19, 2013

Four Stars
Sugar Babies is a very different kind of read, one that will open up your mind...I liked the plot, the characters and the sad reality behind every page...

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Primrose Musings
November 23, 2013

Sugar Babies is a compelling look into the hard truths behind the lives of three very different girls who unwittingly became mistresses to wealthy men in the fictional Coconut City. It was interesting to see how these girls fell into the so-called life of being a sugar baby, and the way the book is written from a guy point of view who became involved with all of the girls adds a certain mystery to the whole story.

I love how distinct the three girls are. Maire; the fiery redhead who started a business introducing young girls to their prospective sugar dadies, Esme; the stunning beauty who sacrificed herself to support her useless boyfriend and Nikki; the troubled teacher in training. Fans of erotica might be a bit disappointed by the lack of hot scenes, but this book reminded me a lot to Jackie Collin's earlier works which I found quite enjoyable.

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Review: Sugar Babies
From: Kaidan's Seduction
November 23, 2013

Sugar Babies is a great read for all those who love a good story with lots of drama and angst. The cover fits the description of the book to a T. This is a unique story about three girls who want a better life than they have and are willing to do whatever it takes to get that money and lifestyle. I personally know a few sugar babies ad I have to say the book got it right about their lifestyle and their behaviors. So much so I found myself cracking up like a hyena.
5/5 stars

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Contemporary Romance Reviews
November, 2013

WOW! An intensely dramatic and sizzling story...Wow! I could not put it down, I would have read it in one sitting if I wasn't interrupted by family...All I can say is WOW what a ride! Sugar Babies is full of Mickey J. Corrigan's trademark sass and in your face language and thrilling descriptions... I was taken back to the good old days of stories I read in wide-eyed wonder by the likes of Jackie Collins and Shirley Conran.

5/5 stars

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Cathy Brockman Romances
November 17, 2013

This is a very detailed and twisty story. The suspense and mystery is intriguing...The mystery keeps twisting and just when you think you have it figured out, bam! There's another twist. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Each character has their own secrets adding to the story. The ending is quite a shock.

If you love a good mystery/suspense with some hot sex, lots of angst, young women trying to make a life for themselves, sugar-daddies and sugar-babies, this story is for you.

4/5 stars

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Bibliophilic Book Blog
December 19, 2013

"Sugar Babies is a very graphic and candid look into the Sugar Life featuring quirky characters that are compellingly real. I could feel a connection with the characters, not because of the lives they lead, but because of their insecurities. I was also drawn into the mystery underlying the major plot. Sugar Babies is a book which will draw you in and turn your world upside down."

Review: Sugar Babies
From Crazy Book Reviewer
November 20, 2013

To describe the book in one word: unique.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: It's Raining Books
March 17, 2014

I have to admit that from reading the blurb, I was not sure this was the kind of book I would enjoy...The book takes the reader into the background world of professional girlfriends--young women who are out looking for their sugar daddies. It's not a pretty life and it's not all it's cracked up to be. Sure, there's glamour, fancy restaurants, and excitement but there's a darkness to it. And this book points out the danger as well.

The author shines when characterizing the women in the book: Esme, Maire, and Niki. The men are less well drawn, but that's okay...because it's not their story. The identity of the "sugar daddy" who wrote this diary eluded me to the end... and I stayed up way too late to find out.

Good job, Ms. Corrigan.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Straight from the Library
March 24, 2014

This is a gritty, no-holds-barred look at a life that might appear glamorous to some looking in, but has its share of darkness...Ms. Corrigan does an excellent job portraying the girls, the city, the men... and kept this reader guessing to the very end who the "mystery man" is whose diary entries bookend this story. If you are in the mood for a dark thriller, give Sugar Babies a try. I think you'll be glad you did.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Momma's Secret Book Obsession
February 12, 2014

4/5 stars
My favorite part of Sugar Babies was the mystery behind it. I love when a book has me guessing which way it will turn and Mickey J. Corrigan did just that. It is a very well written, fun and refreshing read that is also comically realistic for someone who has lived in Miami her whole life.

The story follows three women; Maire, Esme, and Nikki, each fighting for their version of success, but with individual goals. These women give you an insightful look into the world of sugar babies and sugar daddies. These women's plight and downfalls are real, which differentiates itself from your typical happily ever after books. Because "No one ever said the road to happiness was all sunshine and roses."

Sugar Babies kept me intrigued until the very last page because, well -- just read it and find out for yourself.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: A Novel Review
December 26, 2013

I won this book and was intrigued from the day it appeared in my mailbox. Who doesn't dream of someone coming in and sweeping them away? Taking care of all their needs... Mickey Corrigan wrote a great book. I loved the narrator and seriously had no idea who he/she was until they gave themselves away at the end. I am sorry for how two of the ladies ended up and am not really sure the third one ended up all that happier, but I truly enjoyed getting to know all three of them.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Zee Monodee Author's Corner
March 31, 2014

It's been a while since I've read a story that is not a romance or non-fiction and this book transported me back to those edge-of-your-seat reads I dug in the past, especially the ones from the likes of Sidney Sheldon. There was a definite Sheldon vibe to this tale - in the "naked" portrayal of these characters, in the desperation interlaced into their characterization, in the spiral-downward trend they all took...I really, really hoped the author would not let me down by not wrapping it all up or stringing us along with a mystery (especially when it looked like no one was going to get married!), but then you reach close to the end and suddenly you wonder how you did not see all this coming! It's a facepalm moment, because it all falls into place...All in all, this was an engrossing read, especially with the feel of the "lifestyle in all its glory and darkness" aspects that made Sidney Sheldon's books such page turners. There's an aura of sinister throughout this read that remains just on the edges, a darkness that is threatening to encroach, all while there is a brilliant expose about the condition of women and feminism in today's world that is "explained" throughout the lives, motives, and plights of these sugar babies.

Pre-publication Review: Sugar Babies
From: Kim's Reading Lounge
Four Stars

This is an unexpected good read. Don't let the plot cloud your chances of reading this. It's entertaining, exciting, reflective, & refreshing. Just remember to keep an open mind.

Review: Sugar Babies
From: Read Your Writes
January 24, 2014

4/5 stars
I found this book interesting. Three young women enter the life of being professional girlfriends. Meaning they are paid by older men to be on call 24/7 for sex. The girls are arm candy to rich and powerful older men...I enjoyed reading about how these girls coped with being in the sugar life and apparently it's a lot harder, emotionally and sometimes physically, than one might think.

Check out the review of the new Geekus on this really cool book blog. You'll love the photos!

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Smardy Pants Book Blog
July 13, 2013

This is by far my favorite Mickey J. Corrigan book. So far I've only read three of her books and she is HILARIOUS!! I know I will be highly entertained by her shenanigans. This is a book about geek love and had me hooked from the beginning. It's a fast paced novella about a beautiful woman that fell in love with a geek and after years of marriage he has suddenly become distant and she has to figure out why. I'm not usually one to read stand alone novellas, but if Mickey J. Corrigan writes it, I'm going to read it!!

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Contemporary Romance Reviews
October 9, 2013

Originally read by the RBH team in May, the funny and entertaining hot short story; Geekus Interruptus by Mickey J Corrigan has been re-released by Bottom Drawer Publications with a new cover and minor copy edits after original publisher closed.

Marcy has had enough of being ignored by her husband, Jess who's always closeted away doing whatever geeky stuff he does with his computer. Marcy wouldn't know, she's not allowed near him. We meet Marcy as she's convinced Jess is cheating on her. Well she's not going to take this lying down/standing up/any which way and makes it her mission to catch him out and catch him back into her bed where he belongs!

Mickey has done a fantastic job of describing Marcy and Jess, I can totally picture them, Marcy is just beautiful, drop dead gorgeous, the girl every guy wants. She's chosen Jess tho, the skinny jeans kind of wearing software engineer aka computer geek. Marcy cant believe this is happening to her tries every trick in the book to get Jess to notice her.

With Mickey's style of writing I was completely captured, I wanted to find out if Marcy was successful in catching Jess out. I was laughing out loud at some of the outrageous things Marcy gets up to and most of all I couldn't wait to see how it all turned out in the end.

Geekus Interruptus is an amusing and delightfully naughty little short story which is perfect for any time really; a sneaky read at work, a trip on the bus, waiting in the Dr's room...

If you've already read Geekus Interruptus, it's well worth the re-download and dont forget to take a look at Bottom Drawer Publications, a whole new world opens up for us readers and I found myself marking a quite a few stories for downloading.

Review: Me Go Mango
From: Hearts on Fire
July 8, 2013
Rating: starstarstarstar

Man, it figures. Just when I am a couple days of turning the big 4-0 and headed deeper down into the black hole of my own midlife crisis, Me Go Mango is passed along and I am sucked into the novella's tale about four former college friends, all 50+ who are drowning their sorrows in booze and complaining about their ages and the dipshit men in their lives. My own crisis aside, I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed Me Go Mango. Hell, the title itself, is fun to say! Me go on:

The story itself is told primarily from Erin Monahan's point of view, self-proclaimed slut and semi-successful novelist from Florida. When "Me Go" opens she is drunk and crying over the bastard of a husband who left her three weeks previously. Idiot face. She didn't need him. But I digress. Her three buddies, Sandy, Maggie, and Ellen, crack wise and try to comfort her, all the while bitching at each other for their own shortcomings and not too successful marriages.

I thought I was going to dislike this outing from Ms. Corrigan. I enjoyed her previous book Professional Grievers so much, and "Me Go" I thought would be about old biddies who gossip and cry to each other, but I was surprised. Erin's voice, and her and Sandy's characters carry the story and make it funny and interesting. Each woman has her own issues and secrets to contend with. Sandy drinks too much. Maggie is a skinny health freak with a controlling husband (another idiot face), and Ellen is rich and snooty and bosses the other women around. I wanted to slap her. I really did.

I won't say anything else. The story unfolds quickly and it gets more interesting when our heroine Erin, meets up with hunky chef Roberto. Oooo la la.!!! The scenes with these two are the best. These fornicating bunnies do it with middle-aged glee and utter unrepentance. I had to laugh at Roberto's 'lovetarian' comment and the Peter, Paul, and Mary reference made by Erin. Ms. Corrigan has a way with dialogue. Very witty. I loved these two and if I have one criticism of Me Go Mango, it would be that Roberto was under used. There wasn't enough scenes with him in it. Plus, he wasn't the annoying alpha-male jerk that is so prevalent in romance books. He was a decent dude. Who could cook!! Oh yeah, before I forget, sprinkled throughout the novella are recipes for mango flavored drinks and treats. Oh my God, the flan made me hungry. I could slather my own cabana boy with that and have fun lickin it off. Again, I digress. This old lady has fallen into fantasy-land. Comes with age. Thinking about cute cabana boys and flan. Sigh.

Read Me Go Mango. It is a breezy, fun read. The ladies secrets and stories come to a satisfying end. It is light and groovy and perfect for a hot tropical day. Meanwhile, me go bananas and will pour myself a nice bottle of cherry wine and daydream about a twenty-something dude, named Philipe, who'll rub my feet and feed me kiwi. Ooops...I don't think the hubby would like that too much. Heeheehee. Oh, well. Just an old lady reverie. It happens when you turn 40.

Review: Me Go Mango
From: Romance Book Haven
June 11, 2013

This is neither a category romance nor a steamy novella in the strict sense - it's not wall to wall sex, nor is it in fact, wall to wall romance. What it is, in truth, is a piece of thoughtful women's fiction - with a mango recipe or two thrown in! It reminds me, in a way, of Norah Ephron's romantic comedy HEARTBURN from about two decades back. And I liked this just as much as I liked that.

Everyone knows for a fact that when a bunch of males(of the human species) get together, without the civilizing influence of 'ladies' (not women! Ladies!), the pack instinct kicks in and the testosterone takes over. The air probably turns blue with the expletive language and bawdy talk. Well I'm here to tell you that when a bunch of females of the same species gets together, the air doesn't exactly turn pink as they swop recipes, discuss the baby's colic and exchange notes on the best concealer to use! Hell, no! The air probably turns even bluer than it does in the presence of males. And when a bunch of women (not ladies! Women, my friends is who we really are when males are NOT present) who have known each other in their formative days and who have supported each other through the ups and downs of life, well, the language can get red hot.

Erin Monahan, the main character, is a redheaded east coast Irish American woman who finds herself a redundant wife at fifty. Having played the wife and mother role, she finds herself replaced by a sexpot half her age. There's only one remedy for the lousy way she's feeling right now. Tap into her network of women friends. A wild weekend ensues in which Erin and her pals drink themselves under the table, swop life experience stories and generally put their world to rights. Erin, it subsequently transpires, is not the only one who has issues. Sandy has them too. And Maggie and Ellen. And mangoes and romance play a role in the story, but I'm zipping my lips on this one. Go get the book and find out. Okay?

This was the perfect time and season for me to read this book. I'm fifty this year. And the mango season has been going on in India.

The perfect activity for a couple during the mango season is for him to peel, cut and cube the mangoes and feed it to the woman, one cube at a time.

But I digress.

Get this book!

4/5 stars

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Chris Mead, Romance Junkies
May 19, 2013

One of the best things about being a reviewer for Romance Junkies is the vast number of new-to-me authors that I get to read. There is nothing more thrilling to me than finding a writer whose work I can instantly fall in love with. Mickey J. Corrigan is one of those authors for me. Her latest novella GEEKUS INTERRUPTUS is a juicy erotic story that is impossible to put down.

Marcy Margate is so caught up in the day to day trappings of life that at first she doesn't really notice that her husband Jess seems to be living a double life. When all of the signs point to an affair, Marcy takes action and plans to try and catch Jess in the arms of another woman.

Feeling sexually neglected, Marcy almost gives into an affair of her own with her amorous neighbor. Remembering how much Jess means to her keeps her from doing so.

Jess Margate is a brilliant software magnate and he spends twelve hours a day in front of a computer screen. At night he is withdrawn and aloof and he doesn't seem to even notice that Marcy exists. Is Jess really having an affair or is there something else that is keeping him occupied?

Marcy is a very beautiful woman who has had a happy marriage until recently. She picked her husband Jess because she thought that she didn't have to worry about him ever straying. It's hard not to feel sympathy for Marcy as she struggles to make sense of what is happening to her marriage.

Jess is the ultimate geek with the skinny jeans to prove it. He needs a wake up call if he wants to keep his marriage going smoothly. I kept trying to figure out if he was really cheating on Marcy or if there was some other explanation for his off-putting behavior.

GEEKUS INTERRUPTUS will keep you guessing until the end. Like a good mystery, you won't see the solution to Jess' preoccupation coming. Mickey J. Corrigan has a rich and unique voice that is comical and heartwarming all at once. I for one will be eagerly anticipating her next story!

Blue Ribbon rating: 5/5

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Crash Boom Bang
May 13, 2013

I wasn't expecting Geekus Interruptus to be a novella but I admit it was a pleasant change of pace to read something short and fun despite my avoidance of all novellas in general.

I think Mickey J. Corrigan really hit the "next big thing" on the head as to what we can start expecting from books: geeks! Despite a few titles that I can rattle off the top of my head, geeks (REAL geeks, not just the ones that look all awkward in high school and then get a makeover and turn into someone brand new with an attitude) who are the centre of the action aren't yet all too common in the literary world. As Corrigan says, "'Go ahead, laugh,' geeks were saying. 'I'll be your boss one day.' The attitude had shifted overnight. Suddenly, the smartest guys in the room had magnetic appeal for women." Isn't this true to some extent? Dumb jocks be gone, we want geeks!

Now, the blurb is slightly misleading. "...the latest in miniature technology"? I don't think so. But it's true that our protagonist Marcy is determined to find out what her husband is up to and why despite all her efforts, their love life is burning out.

Despite the short length, I think the author did a fantastic job in developing Marcy's character. After all, Marcy's devotion to her king-of-geeks-husband despite her Barbie-build-and-wild-ways needs some explanation. This kind of development in addition to some hot scenes (like, very) and a surprisingly charismatic geek made for a great read.

I give this book 4 stars:

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Review: Geekus Interruptus From: Read Our Lips Blog
August 5, 2013

5/5 stars

My Review:

Marcy Margate is married to a geek named Jess Margate. Marcy is worried about her marriage to her geeky love because loving a geek is very different from her previous relationships.

Since their love life has slowed, Marcy wonders if Jess is cheating on her. Marcy misses her wild sex days before she married Jess whose loving is sweet and gentle. Marcy sets out to prove that Jess is having an affair. Is Jess having an affair? Will Marcy get her wild sex back? What is Jess hiding from Marcy? Your answers await in Geekus Interruptus.


Geekus Interruptus is such a sweet and amazing book. It explores a side of romance that is often left in the dust by many authors who tend to be more mainstream as far as writing goes.

I simply adored Marcy's inner dialogue. Jess proves to be an alpha male by taking charge and allowing Marcy her say. I certainly hope this author continues to do books like Geekus Interruptus which inspire me to find my hubby for some special one on one time – if you know what I mean! *fans self*

Until next time. Happy Reading!

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: The Bibliophilic Book Blog
August 15, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

Marcy Margate is hot, hot, hot, and she married a certified genius. When things start to cool off in the bedroom, Marcy gets worried Jess is having an affair. Marcy contemplates sleeping with her neighbor to get back at Jess, but then realizes it would be a bad idea...So Marcy goes to a spy shop and gets audio and video recording devices to help her catch him in the act. Yet, nothing is as it seems to be and Marcy's in for an interesting ride as she tries to determine the reason for her Geekus Interruptus.

Geekus Interruptus is about one woman's drive to determine what has made her marriage cool off in the passion department. Marcy is a hilarious character and reading about her plans made me laugh out loud. Especially when she realizes the truth behind Jess's odd behavior (and it's nothing like she thinks!). Geekus Interruptus is a sweet geek romance and comedy in one. A fun and easy read, without a lot of graphic scenes, I think Geekus Interruptus is a story many people will love!

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Hearts on Fire Reviews
August 11, 2013

Rating: starstarstarstar

It's geek marries bimbo! in Mickey Corrigan's latest delightful read.

Ok, so maybe the heroine, Marcy Buenaventure, isn't quite a bimbo. But she isn't as intelligent or dull as water as her geek of a husband, Jess, who creates software for a living and somehow manages to neglect and insult her. And even though they have money flying out of their arses, the marriage is slipping. Marcy feels justifiably ignored since her putz of a spouse is a workaholic, and she also is convinced he is cheating on her. Because of her suspicions she takes matters into her own pretty hands. She flirts with the creepy jerk of a neighbor, contemplating her own infidelity, then decides to spy on Jess.

Since Geekus is so short I won't divulge any more details, but the question as to why Jess works so late and who his potential mistress is does get answered, and in quite an amusing way.

I have to admit, I thought Ms. Corrigan finally wrote a piece of fiction that I wouldn't care for, then WHAMMO!! the "dinner scene," in which our flaky but lovable heroine goes apeshit and floors her ninny of a nitwit hubby. I am not saying anything else. The scene alone is worth the 4 star rating. YOU GO, MARCY! Now that's female empowerment! At this point, I'll read anything by Ms. Corrigan. All her short pieces I have read were vastly different, but no less entertaining. I highly recommend Professional Grievers, Me Go Mango, and now Geekus Interruptus, all which are fast, fun reads.

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Naughty Bits Book Review
July 28, 2013

I'll admit I really wasn't liking this book in the first chapter and nearly put it down because even though the scene was hot I couldn't see why she'd make such a mistake without finding out the truth first. Marcy had me mad at her in the beginning. You'll see what I mean when you read it. :) I'm glad I didn't put it down because Geekus Interruptus turned into a cute romantic comedy with a couple of sizzling scenes mixed in. I found some parts to be pretty funny, shaking my head wondering what she was doing. I LOVE how it ended!

Marcy loves her husband and she goes a little weird when she gets it in her head that he's cheating on her. I really can't blame her. Geek Whore <3. I have my own sexy geek and know first hand how strange they can act when it comes to their geeky guilty pleasures, so in the end I could really relate to Marcy. It turned out to be a sexy cute read that left me smiling.

This is the second story I've read of Mickey's and both have had me awing at the end.

Really Liked It

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
July 17, 2013

Wow, this book was short & sweet. Only took me 45 minutes to read but it was very good. I really enjoyed the crazy way Marcy thinks her geeky husband is cheating on her and the measures she takes to try and prove it... It's quite endearing and quirky and makes me want to take a second look at my own humdrum marriage. Marcy spices up her marriage in a way Jess highly approves. It's a good quick read for those on the go and not a lot of time to spend reading.

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review: Geekus Interruptus
From: Geeky Girl Reviews
May 23, 2013

Geekus Interruptus is such a wonderful novella. It is perfect for when you just need a quick read in the afternoon.

Like all of the other ebooks by Mickey J. Corrigan that I have read so far, I have quite enjoyed this one. I admit that Mickey is one of my favourite authors and I can't wait to read more of her books.

If you are looking for a quick read that is fun and quirky, then this is a great book for you.

Review: Me Go Mango
From: Romance Book Haven
March 8, 2013

5/5 star review

Every woman dreams of being married to the perfect husband, having the kids and white picket fences house, and just generally being happy.

But what happens, and this does happen a lot, is that sometimes the "perfect" husband takes off and finds himself a younger model to play with.

Leaving the woman to deal with the leftovers of what was once a good life. Or even worse the husband is around but not really around!

In this read I was introduced to four woman, old school chums Erin, Sandy, Ellen and Maggie. Each woman has a story and each one tries her hardest to show the outside world that they are just as strong, tough and "young" as they use to be.

On a reunion weekend all four woman hit rock-bottom after spending hours catching up and having drink after drink. The author reveals each one's secrets and as reader I could pick up on what each one is hiding and I could realise what each woman would need to do to get over it, and move their lives in the right direction.

The characters were all described in vivid colour as we learn how the one is a alcoholic and thus the booze has taken it's toll and she now is left with the wrinkles and bad hair do to prove it, and the other well she has all the evidence that a middle aged woman has let herself go after she got married.

The backdrop setting was at first one of the same inner turmoil the woman are fighting but as the story unfolded the author let the "young woman in a old woman's body" come alive by incorporating the calm,serenity and fun groove of island life.

The dialogue was at times one that would make most woman cringe as not all appreciate a swear word, but when reading you will pick up that some moments called for it as the woman all momentarily loose their way.

At other times the dialogue was fun and inviting, the author slowly let me as reader glide from the terror of being alone to being old and loving it.

I highly recommend this read for readers that like a life lesson story of lessons learned and remembered, when life knocks you down, get up and fight back, in the end it will be worth it.

"Getting their mango-groove back has never been this much fun!"

Review: Me Go Mango
From: Bex-n-Books
June 23, 2013

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Four longtime friends who haven't seen each other in two decades, come together in Vermont. They are all middle aged now and still drink, swear and go after HOT guys just like they used to in their younger days. One drinks like a fish out of water while another drinks and at least realizes she needs to slow down or stop. One of them cries at the drop of a hat while the other is too stuck up dealing with the others.

It is rather comical in parts and sad in others. Erin takes the plunge and hooks up with a cook at a restaurant and what a cook he is!

I want to live in Lime Key. Seriously, it sounds like Heaven.

I would recommend this book. It's a little slow at first but once it takes off, you can't stop reading.

Review: Me Go Mango
From: The Jeep Diva
March 7, 2013

Wonderful recipes that use mango as a key ingredient: Those are worth the price of the book for mango fans.

Review: Professional Grievers
From: Love Romance Passion
March 29, 2013
Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds

This story is told in the first person.

This starts off like no other book that I've ever read. Can you imagine being paid for what most people do naturally? Can you imagine finding someone that you want to spend time with at a time when most people are sad?

As I read this book, I actually thought that this profession actually has some merit. It makes me realize how sad it must be when a person dies alone and there is no one there to mourn for them when they are gone. I did an internet search and couldn't find that there is an actual job out there.

Our main character is Seymour Allan. He looks like he needs a purpose to his life, he gets approached and then his life changes. I found it interesting that the setting for this story is in Florida - but it does make sense. The setting could be changed to anywhere and still work - especially if this actually ever became a profession.

Mickey has created a great story – I find it very easy to picture everything as it unfolds. You're left wanting to know more about Seymour and how his life continues. It's also a story of hope for Seymour. And in the end it's a love story. It goes to show you that love can be found anywhere.

Rating: Four Stars

Review: Professional Grievers
From: Smardy-Pants Book Blog
March 12, 2013

This is my first read by Mickey J. Corrigan so I wasn't sure what to expect form this novella. After reading the synopsis I was very intrigued and I was not disappointed. Although it did start out kind of slow I was drawn in from the very beginning. I laughed at the predicaments Seymour found himself in. Poor Seymour has suffered a great loss and found it near impossible to recover and carry on with normal life until he meets Raymond. (I love Raymond, by the way. He has kind of a dry sense of humor.) Raymond offers Seymour a job, an unusual job (and I'm sure there are people out there that really do this for a living), get paid to attend a stranger's funeral and grieve for them. For some reason I find this hysterical, maybe I'm weird, but this is funny! Anywho, Seymour takes the job and it seems to be going well, until he gets mixed up with the wrong crowd and meets a woman at the center of this crowd. I really, really enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to reading more from Mickey.

Review: Professional Grievers

From: Hearts on Fire

Mickey J. Corrigan - Professional Grievers

Professional Grievers: 3 Stars


Until he gets hired to attend funerals for Florida's most unpopular dead people, Seymour Allen has no life. When he meets a mobster's gorgeous girlfriend, things begin to heat up.

They say opposites attract. Professional Grievers mates noir with romance, a beautiful young woman with a depressed older man, and humor with pathos to create a surprising, funny, sexy little love story.

Seymour Allen's life had ground down to a dull bore. Lonely, self-medicating, and wallowing in self-pity, he's in dire need of a stiletto kick in the butt. Then the weirdly generous Raymond C. Dasher hires Seymour to attend the death ceremonies of the not-so-dearly departed.

As Raymond explains to Seymour, some people have so few friends they are willing to hire an audience for their own funeral. Working as a professional griever, Seymour's life picks up. Fascinated and often moved to tears, he frequents local chapels and cemeteries, posing as a bereaved friend of the departed.

At an Irish wake, he meets a hot redhead named Yvonne, the former mistress of the deceased; a man with the most dangerous kind of family. Sexy Yvonne needs to grieve her loss and Seymour offers a padded shoulder to cry on. Soon enough their friendship steams up. A lakeside distribution of ashes brings them closer together. Only in South Florida. You're only as old as you feel, and Seymour feels like a million bucks around Yvonne. Are his feelings for Yvonne enough to give him the jolt he needs to jump-start his life? Professional Grievers is a unique, quirky romance presenting the upside of funerals and a hopeful, tender look at second chances.


What's the sleaziest job one can do in order to earn some bucks? Become a pimp? Yep. You betcha. Deal drugs? Ditto. But what about being a paid professional mourner, someone who earns a living by "crying" over the graves of someone they didn't even know? Sounds pretty sleazy, doesn't it? Well, this reviewer thinks it is. But it's what boots Seymour Allan out of his perpetual depression and makes him enjoy life again in Professional Grievers, a solid little novella with an interesting premise that doesn't fail to entertain.

Two years after his girlfriend Marnie's death, Seymour (his name is even pathetic.) is still in mourning. He drowns his sorrows by the cup full in a coffeehouse and has an apathetic attitude towards life in general. When he is approached one day by Raymond Dasher and is offered cash to attend the funeral of a stranger and act sad, it's just weird enough, plus he is vulnerable and morose enough to do it. It ends up changing his life.

I found the concept of 'Grievers to be fascinating. I didn't know what to expect. But if one is going to hire someone to fake grief over someone's body it should be a person who is a sad sack or one who is pre-disposed to the blues. I cannot imagine a happy person would want to do it.

Seymour is a pretty neat guy. I thought I was going to dislike him intensely because whenever he was remembering Marnie it was in a sexual context. Pretty shallow of him. In addition, he admits (it's told in first person) that he is basically a dirty old man who chases younger women. He is 55 and Marnie was 29. Icky! What kept me from disliking him is that he is so self-deprecating and guilt ridden. It's difficult NOT to like him. All he really wants is to find love again and enjoy life. When Seymour meets Yvonne Doughtery at one of his funeral jobs she could be his match or just one of many flings he picks up at wakes and cemeteries. Icky....again! LOL.

In addition to Raymond and Yvonne, Seymour has a feral cat named Catcher and a nice elderly neighbor named Stella who lives in the same South Florida retirement that he does. Professional Grievers is a fast read and one that many people will enjoy, although being paid to mourn a stranger is rather creepy. It's still a worthwhile read. Recommended.

Review: Professional Grievers
From: Bitten by Paranormal Romance
January 26, 2013

I don't usually review contemporary romance; I don't read a lot of them, and it takes a lot for a contemporary to blow me away. But when the author of one of my favorite novellas of 2012 (Dream Job) approached me with her latest, Professional Grievers, I decided to give it a whirl. I'm thrilled to say it was awesome. True to my previous experiences with Corrigan's stories I got an engaging and unique experience.

The harsh reality of death mixed with whimsical eroticism may seem an odd pairing, but the way Corrigan tells the tale you can't help but sit up and pay attention. The bizarre, yet, believable characters and situations makes for a great read.

If you're a fan of dark comedies I think you'll enjoy Seymour's journey of self discovery and new beginnings.

Professional Grievers Review

Review: Professional Grievers
From: Geeky Girl Reviews
February 27, 2013

Mickey J. Corrigan does it again! This novella got me hooked from the very beginning. If you are into quick and easy dark comedy then you should get this one.

Rating: Four Stars

Review: Dream Job by Mickey J. Corrigan
From: LoveRomancePassion.com by LYNN REYNOLDS on JUNE 28, 2012

This story is written in the first person.

Adrianna O'Baniff is on her way to a job interview at DreamCorp International. Charlton Hamm is giving the interview and he's got specific requirements. She's hired that same day. That night she dreams of her boss, Mr. Hamm. Let's just say it's not platonic.

She also has an ex named Davis who worked part time at a liquor store. Davis seems to be a convenient guy to have sex with. It doesn't look like it lasted. Davis doesn't appear to be someone that Adrianna would have anything to do with. You will have to keep reading to find out why he's even mentioned.

Dreams become an important part of this story. Experts believe that our dreams have a meaning. DCI has developed software that's used by sleep researchers and neurologists. It will be interesting to see if this story is based partially on fact. Do we actually already have the software out there? Is this story just a work of fiction or will we see something about this in the news?

Matta and Bob also work at DCI with Adrianna. One day Bob spills some office gossip. It will be interesting to see if it's true or not. Now be honest, who doesn't like some good office gossip - especially when it involves the boss.

This story reminds me of something that you would see on the "The Twilight Zone". The story seems a little "out there". The work environment is a little strange to say the least. The ending is not something that I ever would have seen coming. It was a total surprise. It's a short story that may have you questioning what you dream about. If you are looking for something totally different in a love story, this is the book for you.

Rating: Four Stars

From: BittenByParanormalRomance.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Review: Dream Job by Mickey J. Corrigan
Posted by CaroleDee

Well, now that my mind has officially been blown let me introduce you to the wonderfully weird novella that is Dream Job.

I suppose when you're reading a book about dreams and the manipulation of them you should be prepared for some weirdness. Mix that with the odd personalities of the main players and what you get is a downright bizarre experience. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Dream Job, it just had different 'feeling' than what I was expecting. Think The Matrix + The Twilight Zone.

Adrianna, the female lead, comes off a bit harsh at the beginning. She drinks a tad too much and casually dismisses Davis, a guy that fancies himself in love with her. Hamm is her new boss that she falls instantly for. Both keep turning up in her dreams; Davis in an antagonistic role and Hamm in a more erotic one. Davis isn't really trying to abduct her in her dreams, and Hamm isn't really her lover? They're just silly dreams?


For something a little different check out Dream Job. You'll come away with a delightfully surreal experience you'll not soon forget.

From: Love Romance Passion
Review: Dream Job by Mickey J. Corrigan

When you meet the man of your dreams, you think you have found the love of your life, but it doesn't work like that – in this novel. Adrianna has dreamed of a job at DreamCorp International, and a boss like Charlton Hamm, and she wonders why she has got the job so easily when she didn't have to dress up for it. The job itself is to test out the new dream software they use at the company, so her position is one of luxury and has the hint of a carefree attitude about it, or so her team mate, Matta says.

One man who keeps cropping up in the story is Davis, a man she met at her local bar, and one she slept with, but who never accepted that their relationship wasn't going anywhere. And ever since she joined DreamCorp Adrianna has been having deep, sex-filled dreams, but once she has woke from them, she has the feeling that they have been too good to be dreams, she feels they are real, too real for her to cope with, but the longer she works at the DCI, the more dreams she has, and the more dangerous a situation she is put in. Then there are the strange messages she gets in her mailbox.

Her dreams are normally about Charlton, but lately Davis has been worming his way into them and she doesn't like it at all. Her time at the DCI gets stranger as she still dreams about her boss intimately, but other things like the constant notes she gets sent to her that mean nothing at first soon turn into a situation she would rather not come across. Corrigan's story is a little farfetched, but the tech stuff is well written. I liked the sequences where it looked like they were going to make love while they are suspended in water and I also found the way Hamm encourages her to re write her dreams the way she wants as a very futuristic idea, and one that could be possible in a distant time.

That the solution is the ridding of one man out of their dream equation is a fun notion and even though it takes a bit to get started, it is overall an interesting and engaging plot that will keep you guessing to the end.

Rating: Four Stars

Review: Dream Job
From: Geeky Girl Reviews
February 19, 2013
This book is a little different but I very much enjoyed it. It is a quick and easy read that got me drawn into the story and I couldn't put it down. Very well written.

Rating: Four Stars

Review: Dream Job
From: Long and Short Reviews
September 25, 2015

Adrianna was such a firecracker. What was really interesting about this character, though, was how much more I liked her after I noticed her personality flaws. She definitely wasn’t a perfect person by any stretch of the imagination. Some of her biggest flaws turned out to be things that I usually find a little irritating in a main character, but they suited her so well that I actually kind of liked seeing them in her. They rounded out her personality and made her more relatable...Dream Job is a good choice for anyone who is in the mood for something unconventional.

Review: Dream Job
From: Read Our Lips
October 29, 2015

Mickey J. Corrigan has a knack for storytelling that I've not found in many other authors. I really do enjoy her style of storytelling, whether it's fifty or two hundred pages... intriguing, compelling, and unique. The characters are original, raw, flawed....I'm definitely looking forward to more work from this author in the future.

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