Review: Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister

Posted October 16, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister
Holy Smokes
by Katie MacAlister

4 Stars


Released: November 6, 2007
Series: Aisling Grey: Guardian #4
Published by Penguin Group
Pages: 341

Another day, another catastrophic event! Planning a wedding is difficult at the best of times, but with Princes of Hell demending innocent souls, lecturing mother-in-laws and a certain wyvern bridegroom that has gone missing the shit has truely hit the fan for Aisling Grey, Prince of Hell, Guardian and wyvern mate extradonaire. Will she overcome all the new challenges before her, or will it be one disaster too many?

Oh poor Aisling, what a real cock up (in more ways then one haha) the past 6 months has been for her! Although she has found true love, an amazing and hilarious sidekick and a kick ass career it hasn’t been easy for her, the odds are never in her favour and lets face it, she can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. But I have really enjoyed these books, they are funny adventure filled stories that leave you dying to know what will happen next. And as well as having far fetched but highly entertaining plots, this series also had fantstic characters that have kept me glued to the page.

If you have read my reviews for the previous books in the series (which you should they are amazing reviews lol!) you will probably have guessed that I have an intense and disturbing obsession with Jim. I can’t help it; I love him, I want a Jim all of my own so he can comment sarcastically on my life at inappropriate times and slobber over anyone who pisses me off. Aisling has also kept me highly entertained as well, I love that she keeps certain arrogant and overbearing wyverns in their place, whilst also melting into a pile of goo whenever he smoulders at her! As for the overbearing wyvern in question, Drake, I still “meh” him, I like him, he is okay he gives great orgasms but I just can’t get all hot and bothered about him.

But these books are worth reading for new world they create and watching Aisling and Co stumble through it. If these books were a comedy TV programme, I would class them as slapstick, you know one of those scenes where a characters walks in to something that causes something to fall over that in turn spills something else, until 10 seconds later the whole room looks like the site of a plane crash? This series is like that, only in book form.

I will definitely be reading more Katie MacAlister more specifically her Silver Dragons series, Drake may not have blown my whistle, but Gabriel certainly did!

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About Katie MacAlister

For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. 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. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. 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.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

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

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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