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Smokinhotbooks June Recommend Reads – Books Made of Awesome

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Bad KC, hardly has any time to blog or write reviews (spanks wrist).  Time just seems to get away from me now that I’m a working mom that lives on caffeine and cliff bars.  So, therefore I only have time for books made of awesome (I’m stealing this phrase from Gena Showalter).


A Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley


Genre: Historical Romance

I saw this highly recommend over at Katiebabs place when I was blog hopping during my work breaks. Holy Erotic F Word.  Written in the past and present – I could have done without the side story of Piper. Every one needs to read this books to experience Sir and Ophelia. These authors know how to write erotic love scenes that don’t’ mimic the Spice channel.


A sensuous heart-warming read about a brave woman who wanted to be free to make her own destiny.


Regency London’s most celebrated courtesan, The Blackbird, was a woman before her time—uninhibited, financially independent, and free to live by her own rules. Schooled in the sensual arts by the one man she loved the most, she recorded every wicked detail in her diaries…

When Boston museum curator Piper Chase-Pierpont unearths The Blackbird’s steamy memoirs, she’s aroused

“Say ‘ f*ck.”

Oh heavens. Now he was being truly obscene. I took a breath, determined.” F—“ I took another breath “Fu—“

He grunted a short laugh. “Before the night is over, you will say ‘F*ck my (KC can’t say this word without blushing) with your c*ck.” You will say it over and over again. In fact you will scream it out loud.”

Other Reviews

Katiebabs A-


Nightfall by Ellen Connor


I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews on Nightfall, so being the curious reader that I am, I, of course bought it.  AND I really really liked it. I’m such a sucker for end-of-the world, me woman, you man, type of books.  Mason is the kind of dark hero that almost makes me want to have Mr. KC talk mean to me. Almost means never in the KC household. Moving on – I think what stands out the most is the intensity of Jenna and Mason interactions combine that with the creepy dog-like creatures that used to be human and you have yourself a winner in my book. The end gets a little funky but I still think it’s worth a looksie.


“By now, all cell signals have gone down.” Even here.”

“Television station will fail next. Only old analog radios will play, and most likely, by this time next week, we’ll be blanketed in complete radio silence as well…because there won’t be people to man the controls. You wouldn’t believe what it’s like out east right now.” –> I just got chills, people.


Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest nightmares that his predictions would come true. Or that he would have a plan in place to save her-one that includes the strong, stoic man who kidnaps and takes her to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest.

The mysterious ex-Marine named Mason owes a life-debt to Jenna’s father. Skilled and steadfast, he’s ready for the prophesied Change, but Jenna proves tough to convince. Until the power grid collapses and mutant dogs attack-vicious things that reek of nature gone wrong.

When five strangers appear, desperate to escape the bloodthirsty packs, Jenna defies her protector and rescues them. As technology fails and the old world falls away, Jenna changes too, forever altered by supernatural forces. To fight for their future, she and Mason must learn to trust their instinctive passion-a flame that will see them through the bitter winter, the endless nights, and the violence of a new Dark Age.

Other Reviews

Hanging With Bells 3.5/5

Smexybooks B+

Yummy Men and Kiss Ass Chicks 2.5/5


Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews


Genre Urban Fantasy

#5 Kate Daniels

Ok, I admit, I didn’t think Andrews could suck me in until I read Bookaddict Patti’s review where she mentioned the ‘tension’ was still there between Curran and Kate. There is a killer quote in here in which Curran tells Kate basically why he loves her (whispers) even more than the pack!


He had come for me again.

Curran’s body flowed, snapping into a more humanoid form. He plucked another man from the van, snapped his neck, hurled the broken body aside, and dove into the vehicle. The van rocked. Blood sprayed the windows, someone screamed, and he emerged from the van, bloody, his golden eyes on fire.

I unlocked the door. It swung open and he clenched me to him. I threw my arms around his neck and I kissed him, blood and fur and all.


Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price . . .

Bookaddict Patti 5/5





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  1. Sir and Ophelia were uber hot!!

    And I adore Cliff bars myself.

  2. @kb omg I want to refer to mr.kc has Sir!

  3. Oh I so want to read Nightfall. I also need to get on the Ilona Andrews train! :)

  4. Holy cow! That quote for A Courtesan… Whoa. I mean…whoa. And Magic Slays was awesome!

  5. All look so good–I have a couple in my TBR pile and was delighted to see your reviews. I have been a working mom since my youngest was 18 months old and it isn’t easy. But I did always try to find time for a really good book. There are so many out there, but I appreciate your sharing those that were awesome for you.

  6. Good picks, verra good picks. :)

  7. I love Love LOVE A Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man! It is the macdaddy of romance novels. Super smutty but incredibly heartwarming and endearing. LOVED IT!

  8. HOLY.COW. That book looks hot! And you did a good job with the review because I’m definitely wanting to buy it now. Onto my wishlist it goes, STAT.

    Thanks for the heads on a great find!

  9. Oh, I’m referring to this one, by the way:
    A Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley

    The other look pretty darn good too, though!