Meet The Saucy Southern Readers

TrayHey, everyone, I’m Tracey, and I live in beautiful Southeastern North Carolina. I’m a mom to three great kids, all in the tween-teen years, and am married to a guy that keeps me laughing all of the time. I’ve been a fan of romance for longer than I can remember, but Christian Grey opened the door to a whole new world, and I quickly moved on to Gideon, a beautiful bastard named Bennett, and a whole bunch of hot vampire warriors, among others. Lauren Blakely, Jessie Evans, and Kristen Proby are some of my favorites, and, thanks to lovely friends that I’ve met through reading, I’m finding more great authors to love all of the time. If you’re looking for me, it’s likely that I’ll be curled up with a cup of tea, a cat or three, and a good book, in search of my next HEA.


Hi! I’m Michel Reinhard. I am a book reviewer from the former Hesperia Loves Books Blog. Unfortunately, the blog had to close. I am happy to be collaborating with the lovely ladies here at Smut Book Junkie.

I reside in the South with my lovely family. We are your typical American family. Always on the run and crunching for time. Each of us has our own personal interests and passions. The one thing we have in common is our dedication to each other and our love for each other.

My passion has always been reading. I have been very involved in the book world for many years. I love sharing this passion with others whether it is book reviews, author spotlights, upcoming releases, or book signings.

Authors are my rock stars. Books are my drug of choice. I am never without a book in hand. At times I will have two or three books going on my different ereaders.

My reading preferences are contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica romance, new adult romance, and some paranormal romance. My to be read list is larger than the state of Tennessee.

My honest opinion is there is never a “bad” book. If an author has taken the time to write from the heart, I as a reader will embrace it. It may not be my cup of tea or my favorite reading genre. That’s okay. I have the ultimate respect for the work. I write my reviews based on my own emotional experience and interaction with the book. I base my reviews on plot, characterization, pacing, dialogue, character compatibility, the overall flow of the story, and editing. I also look at the cover and overall presentation of the book. I strive very hard to deliver an honest review that will help readers in their reading selections.

IMG_8549Ashley Carver was raised in a military household, where she spent her youth moving around the southeast. Relocating to the foothills of Tennessee in 2005, she now calls it home. Having a fondness for cuddling her sweet Jack Russell, Jaxx; she also loves Florida State Football, Starbucks coffee, Sons of Anarchy, and Warm Sweaters. She enjoys reading contemporary and new adult romance novels but admits that she will read paranormal and urban fantasy too. Some of her favorite authors include Sylvia Day, Abbi Glines, Lisa Renee Jones, and JR Ward.


My name is Kelley and I am the owner of this blog and publicist to several New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Independently published authors.  That’s right I said Indie.  They’re amazeballs and I’m their dirty little secret.

During the past several years, I’ve gained experience in marketing books including social media management, Facebook ads, giveaways, content editing, cover design consulting, and beta reading.  My goal is to use this experience to help other Indie authors that are just starting their journey or need a boost after being out there for a while.  I work with authors of all genres of romance.  We are equal opportunity book lovers at Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews.

I created this blog because I feel that if an author takes you on an amazing adventure you should tell everyone you know about it. We are not paid to read or review any of the books that you will find on this blog so you can always expect an honest review from us. Reading is a huge passion of mine and is my escape from all the lemons that life throws at me sometimes. Curling up with a great book is my favorite pass time, because after all, who doesn’t want a sinfully hot man to carry you off into the sunset.


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