Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: July 25, 2017


Everyone just stop for one bleeping minute so we can all get real with each other. Being a mom is some tough $#!†. You're constantly wearing questionable substances that make you ask, "is this chocolate or ... oh, crap ..." and your purse is merely a receptacle for three-week-old snacks and broken crayons. Let's be honest ... even when we're doing this “mom” thing right, we're somehow doing it completely wrong. Pardon us while we dust off our collective Mother of the Year trophy and proudly present you with an epic anthology of #MOMFAILS. *Stories inspired by real life (unless you’re a cop, then it’s all complete fiction). Names and situations have been changed to protect the guilty (and by guilty, we mean the moms). Because motherhood is a battlefield and we're all just trying to survive by any means necessary. Featuring this amazing lineup: Alissa York, A.M. Willard, BL Berry, Carina Adams, Claudia Burgoa, Crystal Burnette, Dylan Allen, Faith Andrews, Gia Riley, J.A. DeRouen, Kate Anslinger, Leddy Harper, LK Collins, LL Collins, Marie James, Piper Rayne, Riann C. Miller, Shari J. Ryan, Stephanie Rose, Stephie Walls, SM West, TL Swan, Teresa Michaels, and foreword written by: Nicole Kane Knepper.    




Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars

In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10 Hilarious Stars

Originally I was going to review each author's short story individually but realized that would make my review extremely long so I will just highlight a few but please know that I enjoyed every story contributed to this anthology.

BL Berry's Afternoon Delight ~ I woke up to find this gem on my kindle early this morning and had to dive right in, even before having that all important first cup of coffee I need to face the day. I didn't think it was possible to laugh so hard so early in the morning, or to nod my head in agreement with Tara's early musings. As my head wanted to explode from the 2 and a half glasses of wine remnants from last night I found myself foregoing the Advil and getting down on my knees praising Ms. Berry for putting all my thoughts on paper (screen?) on how hard it is to get some loving after children enter our lives. Thank you for getting my day off to a great start!
Stephanie Rose's How Spoiled is Rotten? ~ Stephanie hit the nail on the head with this story! My son hasn't even started kindergarten yet and I'm getting the phone calls to volunteer for this or man the table for that. The #momguilt is already strong and I know that I tend to spoil my son with small toys, sometimes for my own benefit of quietness, others just because I can't resist his dimples!
Faith Andrews' Your Mom Does What? ~ Talk about a laugh a minute! This story was had me cracking up and pitying Jessa as she dealt with a preteen and a "spicy" flashdrive.
J.A. Derouen's The Professor and the Doofus ~ O.M.G. This story was so good. It was great how even when we try our best to care for our children we can still fail or mess up. This story also reminded me that when we do mess up our babies still look up to us, and remind us that even though we're not perfect to them we are everything. There's so much we teach our children but they tend to teach us even more.


Amazon/Goodreads rating: 4/5
In Patti's Imagination rating: 9/10

As with any anthology, this one had its ups and downs. Some of the stories were good, but I didn't see them as real RomCom fare. Maybe more like a Dramedy. Conversely, other tales made me literally laugh out loud while reading in a public place. Hilarious scratches the surface of how funny they were. Overall, the set is an excellent mix of #MomFails, and you're sure to find something which will appeal to you. And who knows? You might even read a story that will make you feel like Supermom. We all need that sometimes.



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Connect with the Authors:

Alissa York: http://bit.ly/2tkt3lq
A.M. Willard: http://bit.ly/2vGtAyH
Carina Adams: http://bit.ly/2gOIMHr
Claudia Burgoa: http://bit.ly/2ugiEtU
Crystal Burnette: http://bit.ly/2uFaEnk
Dylan Allen: http://bit.ly/2vGUNBk
Faith Andrews: http://bit.ly/2uOc67s
J.A. DeRouen: http://bit.ly/2dFHwzC
Kate Anslinger: http://bit.ly/2tLw8dt
Leddy Harper: http://bit.ly/2uF5gAG
Marie James: http://bit.ly/2ubkYQ6
Piper Rayne: http://bit.ly/2ugdmPf
Riann C. Miller: http://bit.ly/1V9Q3xM
Shari J. Ryan: http://bit.ly/2vGUfeN
Stephanie Rose: http://bit.ly/2vHa3ya
Stephie Walls: http://bit.ly/2rwxvkc
Teresa Michaels: http://bit.ly/2rIEfrf

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