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Objects in Motion, a contemporary bisexual romance, follows the same timeline as Beyond the Break, but from the other main character’s point of view – and readers are quickly finding out it’s not really the same story at all.
Together, these two books tell the tale of two women, each broken in her own way, who form a powerful friendship that evolves into a love that defies categorization. A love that transcends all the usual definitions, all the “shoulds,” all the this-is-what-love-is-supposed-to-look-likes. This is a story of trauma, heartbreak, healing, and redemption, all woven within the fabric of one extraordinary friendship.
Early readers are leaving rave reviews for Objects. And we may be just a little biased over here, but we are LOVING it. You will too.
And today only – release day! – the price of Objects in Motion has been reduced by half, from $5.99 for the ebook down to only $2.99.
(Did you hear that? Just for today.)
And it’s only $3! Snatch it up.
Here are some reviews from Mae’s early readers:
“Heartbreakingly beautiful, Objects in Motion takes you on a journey of love, loss, friendship, discovery, and healing. Claire has her own story to tell and it will move you in ways you will never expect.” – Trisha Reynolds, Wide World of Books
“Eviscerating, sensual, and brutally honest, Objects in Motion is an unforgettable story about the complexities of attraction, love, forgiveness, and renewal.” – Beth Telijo, award-winning author of Order of Seven
“Multilayered, evocative, and utterly absorbing, Objects in Motion is a heartrending dive into the depths of the human spirit.” – Meghan O’Flynn, bestselling author of the Ash Park series
“Objects in Motion is so much more than a love story; it’s a passionate love letter to women.” – Chrissy Woj, Author
“Objects in Motion exposes to us a small sliver of the excruciating, ever-present longing that is the residue of what-could-have-been.” – René Nienaber, Author
“This beautiful book took me to places within myself that I didn’t think anyone or anything outside of myself had the power to do. For me, Objects in Motion was more than a love story.” – Amazon reviewer
“Objects in Motion is a perfect standalone book in its own right, but, coupled with its counterpart, Beyond the Break, it is absolutely unparalleled.” – Amazon reviewer
Here at Scary Mommy we truly feel we have the best team of writers on the Internet, and we are bursting with pride for Kristen Mae and her latest release.
Now go get it while it’s half off!
Congrats, Kristen! I have no doubt you’re about to have another bestseller on your hands.
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This teen girl went viral for offering her prom dresses to girls in need
It’s prom season, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for teen girls to spend the next month obsessing over finding just the right dress.
But for some teens, finding the perfect prom dress is a lot more complicated than just hitting the mall. Prom dresses are shockingly expensive and not everyone can afford to buy the dress of their dreams.
That’s where 19-year-old Mika Riddick comes in. The Maryland teen offered up her 2016 prom dress on Twitter. “Hi, i’m willing to let a girl in *need* use my prom dress. USE FOR THE NIGHT. I need you to be in MD, specifically glen burnie or close to. I have shoes for you as well as a makeup artist if you need that as well. IM NOT CHARGING YOU ANYTHING, JUST HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!!!” she wrote.
HI i’m willing to let a girl in *need* use my prom dress. USE FOR THE NIGHT. I need you to be in MD, specifically glen burnie or close to. I have shoes for you as well as a makeup artist if you need that as well. IM NOT CHARGING YOU ANYTHING, JUST HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!!! https://t.co/HRofpgELQg
— celeria (@CHIC4MASDULCE) March 13, 2018
She also tweeted pictures of her gorgeous dress so potential takers could see it in action. She even offered up the matching shoes and a makeup artist to help the lucky girl get ready for her big night.
— celeria (@CHIC4MASDULCE) May 22, 2016
Almost immediately, other women followed Riddick’s lead and posted their own prom dress offers.
— celeria (@CHIC4MASDULCE) March 13, 2018
This girl lives across the country from Riddick but was inspired by the tweet to offer up a dress she wore to a wedding for a teen in need. “It’s def nothing like yours,” she wrote. “But i have one from my sister’s wedding!”
it’s def nothing like yours but i have one from my sisters wedding! in los angeles/long beach area pic.twitter.com/ydO2pkqcol
— (@_alerievaay) March 17, 2018
Another girl offered to help alter her two-piece prom dress to fit any girl in the Chicago area who needs it. Awww.
I have a 2-piece dress from last year if anyone in the Chicago area needs one for the night. It is a size 3 (however I’m a size 0 and made it work I help you make it work as well) pic.twitter.com/4Rd6XhbrdG
— amber (@Hemmonadee) March 17, 2018
The offers kept pouring in as girls all over the country offered up their beautiful prom dresses for another lucky person to enjoy.
I have a Sherri Hill size 4, two piece dress that someone could borrow for prom. (The top is altered). Located in Brooklyn,NY. Hope it makes someone else feel beautiful for the night. pic.twitter.com/y7F58C3EiE
— Rachel ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ (@xBlasianIslands) March 17, 2018
I have a prom dress someone in need can use for the night! Size 4 waist was altered so it might be a bit smaller:) located in crystal lake il. pic.twitter.com/2WvTDQRGSw
— Sarah Kay Olsen (@SarahKwhatever) March 17, 2018
I wanna joinnnnnnn! I have A prom dress I’m willing to give away for free size 14 dm if interested! pic.twitter.com/sDS1rRoxvy
— 3|16 (@AiyanaNakia) March 15, 2018
Some girls even posted multiple dresses to spread the prom love to as many prom goers as possible.
hiii i have two dresses would fit size 0-2 in the new york area i really hope they could make someone feel like a princess on prom night pic.twitter.com/Kubp8bTjOH
— ry (@artsk00ldropout) March 17, 2018
I ALSO have three gorgeous dresses I am willing to let a female IN NEED USE FOR THEIR special night!!! PG county and DC area! pic.twitter.com/nXpsgHK7NE
— Tae (@_ooohsheforeign) March 15, 2018
Girls weren’t the only ones who offered to let strangers use their prom attire. This teen boy joined in, offering up his stylish suit collection to guys in need.
For any dudes in this feed…I’m in Glen Burnie too & I got suits! pic.twitter.com/GSAn0OIxNf
— Mr.Vanity (@_JoshuaTodd) March 15, 2018
Of course, not everyone has prom dresses lurking in the back of their closet. Or even if we did, some of us went to prom so long ago that our dresses could only be considered “vintage” (and not in a good way). But that didn’t stop adults from showering these teens’ generosity with praise.
“THANK YOU.. 32 yrs ago I was that poor girl at prom wish there had been a good soul with a good heart like you doing good deeds inspiring others too ..beautiFULL! I hope this continues to spread!!” wrote one commenter.
THANK YOU.. 32 yrs ago I was that poor girl at prom wish there had been a good soul with a good heart like you doing good deeds inspiring others too ..beautiFULL! I hope this continues to spread!! pic.twitter.com/zVHnZVD70t
— Mo(mo·dusop·e·ran·di) LOVE (@Mofee123) March 17, 2018
Such a sweet gesture . You’re really gonna make somebody’s night! You’re doing great sis !! pic.twitter.com/EBH7QjIYcR
— Paradise (@RYANnah_love) March 14, 2018
omg this is so sweett!!! my heart pic.twitter.com/CHz6areQF6
— don’t scare me like that colonizer (@nisakmorgan) March 14, 2018
Teen girls often get a bad rap: Mean Girls, anyone? We love this reminder that young women are killing it on the daily when it comes to kindness.
Girls supporting girls. I love it pic.twitter.com/5kvshdNutJ
— V (@Vicky_Ritacco) March 15, 2018
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If I had to describe my parenting goals, I would say they would be like Goldilocks. I’m not a Tiger Mom or a Helicopter Mom, and while I have a pretty lax attitude about many things, I wouldn’t call myself a Free-Range Parent either.
I’m right in the middle.
Or at least I try to be.
But truth be told, sometimes I can be kind of a pushover. I let my kids jump on the couch and throw balls in the house. I don’t forbid swearing (as long as it isn’t mean), and I’m not a stickler for screen time. Given my penchant for chocolate and carbs, there is a never-ending supply of junk food in our pantry.
And our house is a pretty fun place to be…until, well, it isn’t.
Inevitably, my ordinarily sweet kids will turn into demon children who whine about not getting ice cream after dinner and how 5 hours of Xbox isn’t nearly enough. They turn snippy and edgy and are generally not pleasant to be around. My husband and I will look at each other with an exasperated and ragey look that says, who the fuck are these monsters?
And then I’ll know that I’ve let it go too far. I’ve become a full-fledged Pushover Parent.
Regular bedtimes morph into flexible bedtimes until they become no bedtimes at all. An occasional, modest treat after dinner will turn into a sugary snacks free-for-all. And my laissez faire attitude about things like swearing and screen time will eventually turn my kids into potty-mouthed zombies.
Now, despite what you might be thinking, this isn’t because I’m lazy. I might be a lot of things, but lazy is not one of them. Pushover Parent isn’t due to a lack of involvement, love, or attention for my kids; it’s just a matter of circumstance. I might be busy with work obligations and before I know it, a few hours in front of the television have passed. Or my husband and I might have good intentions to do something fun with the kids – dinners out at restaurants, movies, outings to Chuck E Cheese “just because.” Or I might be stress-eating Kit-Kat bars for days and don’t want to be a hypocrite about banning them for my kids.
Whatever the cause that Pushover Parent emerges – whether it’s good intentions gone awry or general life obligations getting in the way – the results are never good. For anyone. Because it doesn’t take long for my kids to transform from kind-hearted (albeit rambunctious) kids into whining, screaming, downright feral, spoiled brats.
I don’t want to be the bad guy, but I’m well-prepared to be Mean Mom when necessary. It just so happens that Mean Mom doesn’t usually emerge until Pushover Parent has lost all control and my kids are gorging on Kit-Kat’s and Doritos while watching King Kong at midnight on a Thursday night. Just kidding. Kind of.
Reining in Pushover Parent is never fun for anyone, and we all go through a period of withdrawal to our decadent lifestyle for a while. Bedtimes are reinforced. The Xbox is turned off. And the junk food stays hidden.
And eventually, we all get back to normal again. The kids slowly become the well-rested, less whiny, and better-behaved. I become less of a pushover, and more comfortable being the “mean mom” now and then. And we settle into our healthier – albeit a bit less fun – regular routine.
If you’ve let things go a little lately, fear not. Pushover Parent isn’t a “bad” parent or a lazy parent, just a loving and flexible parent who sometimes lets things slip a little because – let’s be honest – is so much more fun. You aren’t causing permanent damage, or letting your kids turn into entitled brats, and you can rein it back it (even if it does require some whining, complaining, and a hefty case of sugar withdrawal.
You’ll find your parenting groove again, and all will be right with the world.