First off, I want to welcome everyone who has never been to the site before! My name is Jen and for all intents and purposes, I am
Red Hot Books. All of the thoughts, opinions, reviews and rants come from me.
So who am I? Well, I am a mom first. I have a 5 year-old boy and a 7 year-old girl. And I've been with their father, my high school sweetheart, for 20 years. (Holy crap!) I make my living as a tv news producer in the Southeast United States. It's fun work, but it can be high-stress. When I'm not busy being mom, wife, or employee, I spend my free time reading and reviewing.
A love of reading. I read very quickly, which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because time rarely limits my ability to sample new books. I get to try many authors, without a huge time commitment. It's a curse, because until I was introduced to the concept of review copies, I couldn't afford to keep up with my book habit --even with frequent trips to the library.
Let's talk books. My books of choice generally fall into two categories: paranormal and romance. I love Urban Fantasy, like Kate Daniels, Sookie Stackhouse, and Rachel Morgan. I love Paranormal Romance, like Immortals After Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I love Regency Romances and Highlanders. And smut. Let's not forget smut.
Creating a dialogue. As much as I love reading, it's almost as rewarding to talk about the books I read. And I don't just mean writing reviews. I love to hear what other people think. Did the same things bother them? Did they love the same characters? Did it remind them of another series? To me, comments are the hallmark of a successful blog... much more than the number of followers.
So please, look around the site. Leave your comments. And come back! You can also find me on Goodreads
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