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Katie MacAlister

I think Katie MacAlister is a really good writer and I’ve read almost all of her books and I especially like the Aisling Grey series books. She has 4 books out in that series and that is where the Silver Dragons series really started from because the main dragon of this novel was in a couple of her previous books. I think that everyone needs to at least give these books a try because they are funny and romantic. We’ve met the hero of this series because he was in the Aisling Gray series and I liked him even though he didn’t make a lot of appearances. In the last novel and the first of the Silver Dragons series things were not looking good for May and Gabriel’s budding relationship. Though May Northcott’s heart belongs to Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, being stuck in Abaddon has significantly cooled down her love life—especially since a demon lord is trying to woo her. May and Gabriel are having a long distance relationship that is on a whole different level from normal and it’s sad and frustrating to see them so unhappy. So far, May has resisted the demon’s efforts, but it’s getting increasingly harder to thwart disaster because she really wants to get back to Gabriel but don’t know they will ever get together.
So May is shocked when Gabriel encourages her to give in to the demon prince and become his constort so that she can come back to the human world again. But her fire-breathing boyfriend Gabriel has an ulterior motive for telling May to give in to the demon prince that he has been working out since she had to leave him in the last book. Since May was created in the mortal world, her surrender would give her master access to that world, where he would lose most of his powers. It looks as though May will have to barter to gain her freedom and fulfill her destiny by Gabriel’s side and we get to read about Aisling and Drake again in this novel. I totally wish that Katie would please think about going back to writing up Aisling novels again because I would really like to get back into her point of view. But will a deal with the devil make her life heaven or hell? That is where things get interesting and it isn’t a road easily driven though because they have many problems in their way that they need to solve before they can live happily ever after. Now I’m anxiously waiting to know what is going to happen with May and Gabriel because this book left me wanting more. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
UP IN SMOKE $ 7.99 (Book 2)(339 Pages)

HELL ON EARTH
Though May Northcott’s heart belongs to Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, being stuck in Abaddon has significantly cooled down her love life—especially since a demon lord is trying to woo her. So far, May has resisted his efforts, but it’s getting increasingly harder to thwart disaster.

So May is shocked when Gabriel encourages her to give in to the demon prince. But her fire-breathing boyfriend has an ulterior motive. Since May was created in the mortal world, her surrender would give her master access to that world, where he would lose most of his powers.

It looks as though May will have to barter to gain her freedom and fulfill her destiny by Gabriel’s side. But will a deal with the devil make her life heaven or hell?

I think Katie MacAlister is a really good writer and I’ve read almost all of her books and I especially like the Aisling Grey series books. She has 4 books out in that series and that is where the Silver Dragons series really started from because the main dragon of this novel was in a couple of her previous books. I think that everyone needs to at least give these books a try because they are funny and romantic. We’ve met the hero of this series because he was in the Aisling Gray series and I liked him even though he didn’t make a lot of appearances. Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can’t seem to take his eyes of May Northcott—not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else’s sight. Gabriel is not exactly like all the other dragon wyvern and May is not like any other paranormal being as well. That makes them such a lovely couple because they are both unique in some way so they connect with each other as mates.
May, however, has little time for Gabriel—not when she’s hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord’s demands. May is the twin of her sister who is the reason she is alive because she gave up her common sense to create May. But her ability to withstand Gabriel’s fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer. The silver dragon’s a cursed with never to be able to find themselves their mate and that includes Gabriel the wyvern of the silver dragon but that changes when he meets May. Once he knows that May is his mate he is never going to let her go because she is the blessing he has been waiting for his entire life. Then May is ordered to steal one of Gabriel’s treasures—and immensely important relic of all dragonkin—and he must decide which to protect: his love or his dragons.
May and Gabriel have a very rocky start to their relationship because neither has ever felt this intense attraction to one another. May has never really had contact with the dragons or wyverns for that matter so she doesn’t know much about their culture or history. So you can imagine all the drama and conflict that is going on in this novel especially between Gabriel and May who just found themselves falling in love with each other. I enjoyed this novel very much and the ending had me very excited to be able to pick up the next book in the series because it was sort of a cliff hanger ending. I do hope that Katie MacAlister continues with this series but also I hope she doesn’t give up on her Aisling Grey series because that last book in the series wasn’t enough for me. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
PLAYING WITH FIRE $ 7.99 (Book 1)(343 Pages)

FIRE AND WATER DON’T MIX—OR DO THEY?
Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can’t take his eyes of May Northcott—not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else’s sight. May, however, has little time for Gabriel—not when she’s hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord’s demands. But her ability to withstand Gabriel’s fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer. Then May is ordered to steal one of Gabriel’s treasures—and immensely important relic of all dragonkin—and he must decide which to protect: his love or his dragons.

I love reading Katie MacAlister’s books because she writes romance either contemporary, paranormal or historical and they have a way about it that makes me laugh when I read. Her books are always fun to read and I enjoy them. I really loved reading her novel The Corset Diaries because it was funny and romantic all in one, which I think is a good combination together. This book was one of the many that I have bought of Katie MacAlister’s and I loved reading it even though I’m not much into reading books in the first person. This book is not about a skinny heroine, which I have to say most novels are about, but about a good sized heroine who meets this great guy with a very spoiled daughter. I have to say that it was a very good read and that is why I like reading Katie MacAlister’s novels, even though I like to read about more than the heroine’s point of view, she writes in a way that you can still get the full affect through the heroine. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:

THE CORSET DIARIES $ 6.99 (344 Pages)

“I HAVE TO WEAR WHAT???”

No woman in her right mind would consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a “skinny-challenged” woman like myself. But dreams of being debt-free danced in my head when I received the offer to appear on a reality TV show. A Month in the Life of a Victorian Duke is about real people—like me—pretending to live on an English estate, circa 1879. Sounds fun, no? Well, it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. We’re talking no televisions, no cell phones, and no PMS medication. And did I mention the corsets? No breathing for a full month. Luckily, when I met the real-life duke who was to be my pretend husband, he took my breath away…. In a manor in which everyone must strictly follow the Victorian lifestyle, things were bound to go wrong. Like when some harmless lust turned into the other thing…Love was definitely not in the contract.
Today’s Thursday Thirteen edition I will be writing 13 things about my favorite author Katie MacAlister. All of this information is quoted from her website, Katie MacAlister.
Thirteen Things about Katie MacAlister

1. For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading.

2. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book.

3. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software.

4. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

5. Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions.

6. Twenty-four books quickly followed during the four years after Noble’s publication.

7. Her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

8. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

9. Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.

10. Katie MacAlister has another website for her Aisling Grey and Dragon series books where you called Dragon Septs.

11. Katie MacAlister has a Forum where you can post along with Katie and ask her questions about her writing, books and about her pictures of hot guys.

12. Katie MacAlister likes to give out Freebies to anyone who wants them and she has a list of what is being offered for those who want them.

13. Katie MacAlister also has a couple of fun Book Videos you can watch about her Dark Ones and Aisling Grey novels and her other works too.

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I love reading Katie MacAlister’s books because she writes romance either contemporary, paranormal or historical and they have a way about it that makes me laugh when I read. Her books are always fun to read and I enjoy them. I really loved reading her novel Improper English because it was funny and romantic all in one, which I think is a good combination together. This book was one of the many that I have bought of Katie MacAlister’s and I loved reading it even though I’m not much into reading books in the first person. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:

IMPROPER ENGLISH $ 6.99 (369 Pages)

London on Three Kisses a Day

Brandishing a loaf of French bread at a dishy detective wasn’t how Alexandra Freemar had envisioned starting her stay in London. But the sassy American wasn’t about to put up with any flak from the uptight—albeit gorgeous—Scotland Yard inspector who accused her of breaking and entering. She didn’t have time to deal with this suspicious upstairs neighbor. She had two months to write the perfect romance novel—two months to prove that she could succeed as an author.
Luckily, reserved Englishmen were not her cup of tea. Yet, one kiss told her Alexander Black might not be quite as proper as she’d thought. In fact, his lips could be classified as downright wicked, leaving Alix to wonder how far his talents extended. There was only one snag: The serious-minded gentleman wasn’t interested in a mere summer fling. And while as a writer Alix knew every imaginable euphemism for the male member, as a woman she soon realized she had a lot to learn about love.
I love reading Katie MacAlister’s books because she writes romance either contemporary, paranormal or historical and they have a way about it that makes me laugh when I read. Her books are always fun to read and I enjoy them. I really loved reading her hilarious scottish Men in Kilts novel because it was funny and romantic all in one, which I think is a good combination together. This book was one of the first that I ever bought of Katie MacAlister’s and I loved reading it even though I’m not much into reading books in the first person. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and pictures:
MEN IN KILTS $ 6.99 (361 Pages)


What do they wear under those things?

So far, Kathie Williams has made a good showing as the only American at a mystery writers’ conference in Manchester, England—what with that falling asleep in public thing behind her. The sight of Iain MacLaren wakes her up. Clad in a deliciously woolly sweater, the burly Scotsman seems to be holding up a wall at the cocktail party. So Kathie makes her move…and winds up stark naked with him in bed, where his thick Scottish brogue, thick manly chest, and thick…other parts… drive her to do things she’s never done before. Like fall in love. And if things aren’t moving fast enough—and on the wrong side of the road, no less—Kathie is about to visit Iain’s sheep farm in the Scottish Highlands and meet his sons. She’s feeling a wee bit nervous. Because she can’t tell where this mad affair is going—except north….
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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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