About Us


My name is Jen. I read too much. I drive my husband crazy. I share books with my friends and we spend too much time talking about them.  I enjoy Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Historical Romance, M/M Romance, and a couple of other odds and ends.

I work full-time in the news business in the southeast USA (but my views here are not a reflection or an extension of my employer.) I’m also a mother of two. And I spend all my free time writing. You can find my books under the name Katie Michaels.

If you like to chat about books, come find me on Goodreads, Amazon, or Twitter! You can also email me at redhotbooks@yahoo.com.


Shelly joined Red Hot Books as an Associate Reviewer in May 2012.  She enjoys most romance/ erotica, and she has a soft spot for I/R.  She is originally from the West Indies, but now makes her home in Texas.

You can find Shelly on Goodreads –and Twitter.  Her email is kinkconnoisseur@gmail.com.


Jaimie is an avid reader who, after only reading true crime, mystery and thrillers until the age of 30, now reads and loves just about every type of book.  The Twilight series was her first experience with genres she previously refused to try and the book collection quickly spun out of control after that.

She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her three kids and works full-time during the day in the field of Copyright Law.  Jaimie joined the blog as an Associate Reviewer in May 2013. You can find her on Goodreads & Twitter and you can email her at jaimiescrazylife@gmail.com


Jo lives in England and wishes she had a job reading books all day. As no one will pay her for this, she works in business consultancy and reads voraciously in her spare time. Never happier than when she finds a new series and can back to back the stories. Never panickier than when her kindle battery is running low.

Jo is trying to write a romance novel, the process of which has shown her just how crazy difficult it is and taught huge respect to all those who manage to publish.

She likes contemporary NA, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and falling in love with fictional characters. But she’s very faddy. Two years ago Jo was all about historical romance, so who knows. She joined the blog in February 2016.

You can find her on Goodreads and Twitter, or send her an email at jolievines@virginmedia.com



Ronelle joined the team as an Associate Reviewer in September 2016. She was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in beautiful Colorado. She currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, two sneaky cats, and one dog-who-believes-he’s-a-person. While she’s a mother to none, she’s an auntie to a small army…the newest recruit joined them in April 2016. Ronelle dabbled in creative writing for many years and even considered it as her major in college. (She ended up getting a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology.) She published her first novel, Errant Spark, in July of 2016. Dream. Come. True.

Ronelle can be found on Twitter @RonelleAntoinet, on Facebook , and at www.ronelleantoinet.com.


Elle is a life long bookworm from Sydney, Australia. She reads any genre, as long as there’s at least a hint of a romance in there somewhere. Elle began writing seriously two years ago and is currently working on a contemporary romance novel. She’s hoping to one day write something worthy of publishing.

Elle is also married, mummy to three great kids plus one fur baby, and spends an unhealthy amount of time binge watching Netflix. She pretends her sporadic attendance at yoga class makes up for that. She joined the RHB team in April 2017.

You can follow Elle on twitter  or email her at ellethorpebooks@gmail.com


Janell was an Associate Reviewer at Red Hot Books from May 2013-April 2017. She doesn’t regularly review with us anymore, but you can find her on Goodreads, Twitter, or Google+ (Janell Sutherland) –Her email is janellsutherland@yahoo.com.


Carrie was an Associate Reviewer at Red Hot Books from May 2013 to December 2015. She doesn’t regularly review with us anymore, but you can find her alter ego on Goodreads & Twitter. Her email is rottenbanana76@yahoo.com.

Allison was an associate reviewer at Red Hot Books from May 2012 – May 2013.  She doesn’t review with us anymore, but you can still find her on Goodreads, Pinterest or Twitter.