Meet the Smokin' Hot Reads Team

I'm Krista. A 36-year-old married mother of two boys. I currently work in healthcare even though my degree is in restaurant/hotel management (it's a long story). I've always been a reader. I'd gotten sidetracked and then brought back to books with the Twilight series, and quickly followed up 50 Shades. I am generally quiet and shy unless I know you, but if I see someone reading, I often find myself asking them what they are reading. I love to offer suggestions, add books to my TBR list, and bond over fictional characters. I read just about any genre and am always in search of a HEA.

Hello All, I am Jamie!  I am 36 years old, married for 10 years this January and have 2 beautiful that loves to take selfies...hence my picture. I live in St. Louis, MO and am a huge baseball fan...go CARDS!  I currently have a full-time job in healthcare, but my passion is reading and, of course, my kiddos. I have to admit I did read some when I was a teenager but fell off the wagon for a while. When the Harry Potter books came out, I jumped right back into the reading world. And we can't forget Mr. Grey who brought on a whole new meaning to reading for me.  After 50, I jumped and bought a kindle and dove right into Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, and I was a goner for the Indie world after that. I have been blogging for several years and love every minute of it!  I love almost all romance genres, or really any story that can grab me from the first page and not let me go 'til the last page or series because we all know the dreaded cliffy's.  I look forward to working with some amazing authors and fans! Thanks for giving our blog a chance! 

Hi everyone. I’m Maria, author, reader, blogger. I love anything to do with books. Writing or reading…it doesn’t matter. Romance would probably be my favorite genre, but I read almost anything and don’t stick to one genre…unless I’m writing a book. Romance always slips in, and I can’t exclude it. My debut novel came out in 2015, and I write both MM and MF romance. My favorite authors to read are Julie Garwood (her FBI series is amazing!), Dahlia Donovan, Rowan Shaw, and Alice Rachel (her dystopian series is mind-blowing). Reading transports me to new worlds and allows me to meet new people. Always discover new authors and books, live your life, smell the roses, and never take for granted the little things. You never know when everything will change. As a Navy brat, I have moved all over, but currently, call Missouri home…for now. I miss living in Texas. LOL. Live, laugh, love, and enjoy the ride.

Hi! I'm so happy to be a part of this blog! I'm a mom of three boys. I teach middle school Reading and English, so I get paid to read sometimes! I'm from a suburb of St. Louis, but on the Illinois side. I'm a huge Cardinals baseball fan. I've always been a huge reader. I was reading Stephen King novels by the time I was ten! I will read just about any genre and frequently do. One of my main rules is that I never put anything in my classroom unless I've read it first, so I often read middle-grade novels as well as the adult novels! I read quickly, but form attachments to the characters, so I love good series!