Wednesday, February 11, 2015

'Tied in Pink' by Mirren Hogan et al

2015 Reading Challenge Week 6 - A book of short stories.
 As three friends of mine have contributed stories to this collection, I was happy to choose this one for this category. 

Fourteen authors from across the globe have joined forces to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research with this anthology of romance short stories. Every fictional story is unique and ranges from romance to romantic suspense and fantasy. Within these pages you will find stories of love, loss and determination. Each contains a pink ribbon – the international symbol for breast cancer awareness.

All proceeds of the sale of this anthology will be going towards the Victorian Cancer council’s research into breast cancer.

Inspired by those we love, those who fight, and those who we have lost; this is our gift to cancer sufferers and survivors, and their families, who have inspired and continue to inspire us.


This is an anthology of romantic short stories by Aussie authors from various walks of life. Some of the stories are fantasies, some are contemporary and some have historical elements. Some are quite steamy while others are more subtle or sweet. One thing they have in common is a united desire to earn money for breast cancer research, so I hope they sell like hot cakes. The price is very reasonable.

Some of the stories deal with breast cancer patients and survivors as main characters. Even the ones that don't directly deal with breast cancer have little hidden motifs. I found myself beginning to look out for references to pink ribbons - a bit like a 'Where's Wally' book for an excellent cause, so good on them.

I liked some of the stories better than others, which I guess is bound to be the case when so many different authors are involved. Most readers will probably say the same, and prefer different selections. I've heard it said that a book of short stories is a bit like a box of chocolates. Every reader will find something that suits them.

3.5 stars


  1. Thanks for the review of Tied in Pink Paula - I loved the pink ribbon cameo's too.

    1. BTW I did mean cameos not cameo's - slip of the keys. :(

  2. Thanks so much Paula. Really appreciate you giving a shout out for our little publication. Coming from an established Author whose work I so enjoy it is a special blessing. Thank you.

    1. Hi Anusha, it was a pleasure. I can understand the charm many people have with short stories.

  3. Hi Jenny, yes, they were great. You all have good reason to be proud of yourselves.