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Smokinhotbooks Recommend May/June(ish) Reads

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Dear Online Diary,

I, book addict that I am, have only read 5 books in the past month (sobs quietly in the corner).  I feel shame, really I do.


Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison


#1 in Elder Races Series

There is not much that rocks our paranormal romance world these days but Dragon Bound managed to do just that.

How can I not heart a book where the main hero calls the heroine a little shit. Can’t wait for book 2 which is due out in August of 2011.


Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful – and passionate – of the Elder races.


As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.


Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave – although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul ..



Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan

Genre: Warlord Romance (yes, we made that up)

#1(Best in the Series IMO)

Kindle $6.99

This made our Warlord Lovin list a couple a weeks ago. Man, if you are addicted to Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones you NEED TO READ THIS ONE. It will have you running to Michael’s Craftstore to make your own token and pop a tent.  Ubber awesome warlord romance story.




Xylara is the Daughter of the Warrior King, Xyron. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to the warring Firelanders.

Before she was old enough for a marriage-of-alliance, Xylara was trained as a healer. She can’t usurp her brother or negotiate a peace–but she can heal the brave ones injured in battle.

But not only her countrymen are wounded, and Xylara’s conscience won’t let Firelander warriors die when she can do something to save them. She learns their language and their customs and tries to make them as comfortable as possible, despite their prisoner-of-war status.


She never expects that these deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. Xylara knows must trade the life she has always known for the well-being of her people, and so she becomes…

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh


#10 in Psy-Changeling Series

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Ok, we admit to maybe not liking the past 5 books in this series and…skimming, yes lots of skimming.  That being said since book 1 we have been waiting with waiting online breaths to get our hands on Hawke’s HEA.  Was it worth buying and skimming 9 books, heck yes!  There are a few scenes that’ll really tug on your heart-strings and make you want to pimp slap Hawke for being such an a-hole.



Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

What’s been  your favorite May/June(ish) read?


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  1. Well I just finished Cold Magic by Kate Elliott and loved it :)

    Ohhh warprize was so good, I really need book 2

  2. Dawn R.

    Fell in love with Dragon Bound as well. Loved it.

    Loved Jenna Black’s Dark Descendant.

  3. STOP EET! ;)

    Oh I am trying to be good after all the moolah I spent with the stupid Amazon sale, but I do SO want to read all the Elizabeth Vaughan war books. *sigh*

    Great list tho. :)

  4. @blodeuedd oooo I’m in a magic kind of mood. I’ll have to check it out.

    @Dawn R I’m only over book 2 in August!

    @Melissa *gasps* When did Amazon have a sale?! God damn it I missed it *kicks chair*

  5. I’m reading ‘Dragon Bound’ right now and LOVING it! Smoking hot book, indeed :)

  6. @Danielle I heart Pia.

  7. Feisty

    Loved Kiss of Snow and most definitely worth the wait! LOVE Hawke! Would have loved the strip poker scene to be longer! lol! :D