About Us

About Sizzling Hot Books, Marissa started Sizzling Hot Books because of her desire to read. Marissa always has her nose in a book, and a spare one close by, and she enjoy sharing what she thought of the book.

Sizzling Hot Books is a review site that reviews romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, erotica and more. To see more of the genres we accept please check our Review Policy. Besides reviewing book we are also open to receiving books for review, author interviews, blog tours, contests, or anything else you might have in mind.

Please contact Marissa at marissa@sizzlinghotbooks.net if you have any questions.

Marissa Dobson (Founder):

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, I now reside about an hour from Washington, D.C. I am a lady who likes to keep busy, and am always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, I believes you are never done learning.

Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave me the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read I have always had my nose in a book. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I started writing down the stories I came up with.
I am blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He is my other half and allows me to stay home and pursue my writing. My writing buddies Max (a cocker spaniel) and Dawne (a beagle mix) are always around to listen to me bounce ideas off them. They might not be able to answer, but they are helpful in their own ways.

Places you can find me…

Author Website / Author Facebook Page / Sizzling Hot Books Facebook Page /Twitter

Heather  Powell

Moline Illinois is where I currently reside with my three little girls, Kelsey Emma and Bella, and my fabulous husband Chris, with whom I’ve been happily married to now for ten years. I am a stay at home mom by day, something in which I absolutely adore by the way, and an avid and completely obsessive reader by night.

I have always loved to read, from the time I first picked up a book, according to my mother. But up until two and a half years ago, I never found the time to really enjoy it. Now though, I don’t go to sleep without my Kindle or a book in hand. Reading is like my own personal escape from reality, and I honestly don’t know how I ever lived so long without it.

The young adult genre is by far my favorite choice when it comes to books out there, but if theres romance involved, accompanied by the bad boy you hate to love, then you can most definitely count me in!


I am Marissa’s husband and somehow she roped me into review a few books a month for her. Wonder how that happened? I am a High School Special Education English teacher, and in college for my my PH.D in Education Administration. That’s right, very soon everyone will be calling me Dr. Dobson. Wonder if I can get my wife to call me that? I enjoy reading pretty much anything in my free time.


I was born and raised in Northern California. I love the weather here and enjoy the beautiful array of people. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. My mom always read to us and in a way that the books came alive with her many voices. So how could I not fall in love with the world of books? I love escaping into other worlds. I am currently pursuing my associate’s degree in Medical Assisting. Eventually I aspire to be a nurse and author. I enjoy writing poetry and am currently working on a novel. If I am lucky one day people will be putting me on their favorite authors list.

My husband and I have been happily married for almost eleven years now. He also enjoys a good book and we often choose books to read together. It is a fun way to do something we both enjoy together. We don’t currently have any children of our own but we do have a wonderful fur baby. Lucian keeps us laughing and has been a bright addition to our world. We may not have any children of our own yet but we are surrounded with them on a regular basis. We have 5 godchildren, 12 nieces and nephews, and a plethora of “adopted” children that we have watched over the years.

I read a little bit of everything. My favorite genre is and has always been paranormal romance. There is just something about vampires, werewolves, ghost, and other paranormal beings. I also enjoy reading contemporary romance, thrillers, some horror, Christian fiction, and dabble a bit in fantasy and sci-fi. I do enjoy a good book of any genre.


I am living my HEA in Phoenix, Arizona with my wonderful husband and three kids. I have been reading romance novels since I was at least 13. In fact, I consider myself an addict and have downloaded more than 1500 books since I got my first Kindle about four years ago. But I don’t want to be cured!  I take my Kindle everywhere I go (even the bathroom!) and have downloaded the Kindle app onto my cell phone so that I will never be caught without a book to read. At any given time I might be in the middle of ten or more books. I read so fast that I am always looking for my next fix. There is just something amazing about losing yourself in a fictional world. My favorite romance genres are historical and erotic but I won’t say no to a good paranormal, contemporary or YA book.  I am so excited to be writing reviews. Now when I am reading, I can just tell my family that I am working and they have to leave me alone.

Amanda Triplett

I graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Editorial Journalism.

For the first 12 years of my professional career I worked as an editor at two educational publishing houses and finally at the American Cancer Society.

During that time I edited manuscripts for 33 romance and fantasy novelists.

Then 8 years ago, I decided to edit and write full time.  So, I left the corporate world and started my manuscript editing business.

I am married to a software developer.  We live in Ohio and we have five year old daughter who thinks she is thirty.

Jo Harris

I’m so addicted to reading that I always make sure I have something good to read at hand and I take books with me wherever I go!  My only real concern is how my recently purchased Kindle will fare when I’m in the bath… I’ll keep you posted.
When I think of reading as a child, I think of my grandmother, also a prolific reader, and our trips to the library.  Of course all reading is not created equally; I would happily forgo ever reading another textbook or scientific paper!
What my addiction most craves now is the wonderful sense of escapism I feel when engrossed in a really good book. The kind of book I can’t put down. You know the ones- they are dog eared because you have read them 100 times and lent them to all your friends;  they have water splashed pages and food stains because you read them everywhere  and they stay with you forever, becoming part of who you are.

When I am not reading, I take care of one tall husband and three tall children, a fluffy white dog called Basil and a grumpy cat, Tiger. I live in Christchurch, NZ.

That is enough about us. Let’s get reading!

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