>Week in Review (Plus – Terri Garey book giveaway Winner!)


Welcome everyone to the ‘Week in Review’ for all the latest and greatest happening here at Paperback Dolls! If you’re new to Paperback Dolls, you can find this feature every Sunday. So, lets get to it!

First of all, let’s start off with another giveaway winner! 
Terri Garey’s Dead Girls are Easy Giveaway

The winner (chosen by random.org) is….

Jolene Allcock & Family who said…
“I haven’t read any of these books, but they sound amazing and can’t wait to get my hands on one. Please eneter me”

*After three days if we have not been notified or received the mailing info from selected winners we will pick new names. Please double check the address you send us to make sure it is the one you want package shipped to. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages and if a parcel is returned to sender due to incorrect mailing address provided to PBD, you have the option of having it resent at your own expense. NOTE that packages shipped over seas may take 7-10 weeks to reach it’s destination. We apologize for the inconvenience in shipping times, but must ship in the most economical way to be able to offer our giveaways to our overseas friends. Thank you.

Congratulations Jolene!
Please contact paperbackdolls[at]gmail[dot]com so that we can send you the book!

Didn’t win? Have you entered the other wonderful giveaway’s we are having at Paperbackdolls.com? 
Here they are!

Vampire Academy/Cadsawan Jewelry Giveaway! 
We’re celebrating the launch of Cadsawan Jewelry’s official Vampire Academy jewelry collection and you could win the entire book series and beautiful rose pendant!
Contest Ends October 7th! Enter Here
Author Jana Oliver’s Oakland Cemetery Gift Basket giveaway!
Ends October 9th! Enter Here

The Candlemark and Gleam Erekos book giveaway

Ends October 9th! Enter Here

Jennifer Estep Venom Blog Tour book giveaway! Win a copy of Venom!

Ends October 12! Enter HERE

Now it’s time to see what was going on at paperbackdolls.com this week: 

This week marked Banned Books Week, in honor of this week, Sunday was Banned Books Day on paperbackdolls.com. The Dolls shared a special Multi Doll commentary – Speak Loudly, which also refers to the efforts of one man to ban Laurie Halse Anderson‘s book SPEAK, and the online campaign to make sure this doesn’t happen.Read the article here and share your thoughts! 

We also had our very own tween and Doll-in-Training Desilula review Speak: 10th Anniversary Edition

Speak: 10th Anniversary EditionMelinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.
Read her review here

Monday author Jennifer Estep stopped by as part of her Venom Blog Tour…and she’s offering a free copy of Venom! Read her guest blog and enter the giveaway here

Tuesday was our special feature with Sherrilyn Kenyon!
First, Mona reviewed Kenyon’s latest release “No Mercy”and shed some light on the background of the Dark Hunter series and previous books in the series
No Mercy (Dark-Hunter)

Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

Read Mona’s No Mercy Review and series synopsis HERE

Then the Doll’s shared an exclusive interview with best selling author of the Dark Hunter series Sherrilyn Kenyon! 

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty-three million copies of her books in print, in over thirty countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

In the past two years, her books have claimed the coveted #1 bestselling spot twelve times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency and the Chronicles of Nick. Since 2004, she has placed over fifty novels on the New York Times…

Read the full interview Here

Later Tween reviewer Desilula shared her review of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Infinity, Book One in The Chronicles of Nick

Infinity: Chronicles of Nick

At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.

But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.

As if starting high school isn’t hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
Read her review Here 

Wednesday Noa shared Chapter Two of ‘Female readers (and male! hey, enjoy!) are not idiots, respect our intelligence – a few things to avoid when writing a romance’- Caught in a Bad Romance…Plot.

Noa also reviewed Lorraine Heath’s Just Wicked Enough and completed  Book Chick City’s Romance Challenge!

Just Wicked EnoughDesperate for riches, penniless Michael Tremayne, Marquess of Falconridge, is willing to auction away his only possession of any value–his title–to the highest bidding American father. But Kate Rose was the last daughter he had in mind to marry. The willful and headstrong Kate requires from marriage the one thing Michael is unable to give–powerful, unending love..

Kate refuses to give into her husband’s sensual demands until he has earned her love. Michael is not one to back down from a challenge, but neither does he believe in playing by the rules. While he is unfamiliar with love, he is extremely intimate with passion. He is determined to convince Kate that one can substitute for the other. And what better way to convince her than by patiently and skillfully seducing her?

Read Noa’s review Here

Thursday we caught up with our friend Teresa on her road to publication – this time she spoke about rejection.

Read her update Here

Then, later, tween and Doll-in-Training Desilula will reviewed Greek: Double Date by Marsha Warner

Greek: Double Date (Harlequin Teen)Two dates—same night!
Major oops. When Casey Cartwright’s brother begs her to be nerdy Dale Kettlewell’s date to the sure-to-be-boring Honors Engineering Awards, Casey says yes. Even though Dale is totally not her type… and might have a crush on her. Ugh. But it’s a nice thing to do, and Casey’s always been the “nice” girl.

But now, that night conflicts with the biggest event of the semester, the All-Greek formal. Casey already has a date lined up: hot transfer student Rob Howell. He’s her plan to get over her sexy-slacker ex, Cappie. And even nice girls get to be bad sometimes, right?

What to do? With a little help from BFF Ashleigh, unwanted advice from frenemy Rebecca Logan and even a push from Cappie, what Casey does may surprise even herself…

Read Desilula’s review Here

The English American: A Novel
On Friday Elvie reviewed 
The English American: A Novel by Alison Larkin

When Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that “culture clash” has layers of meaning she’d never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Larkin’s autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.
In many ways, Pippa Dunn is very English: she eats Marmite on toast, knows how to make a proper cup of tea, has attended a posh English boarding school, and finds it entirely familiar to discuss the crossword rather than exchange any cross words over dinner with her proper English family. Yet Pippa — creative, disheveled, and impulsive to the core — has always felt different from her perfectly poised, smartly coiffed sister and steady, practical parents, whose pastimes include Scottish dancing, gardening, and watching cricket.

Caught between two opposing cultures, two sets of parents, and two completely different men, Pippa is plunged into hilarious, heart-wrenching chaos. The birth father she adores turns out to be involved in neoconservative activities she hates; the mesmerizing mother who once abandoned her now refuses to let her go. And the man of her fantasies may be just that…

Read Elvie’s review Here

Finally, on Saturday the Dolls introduced 420 Characters: The Short stories, and their author Lou Beach – read all about it right Here
~*~*~*~*~*Next Week at Paperback Dolls*~*~*~*~*~

Monday Tween Desilula will be reviewing Becca Fitzpatrick’s Crescendo (Book 2 in Hush, Hush series)

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Then Tuesday Author Becca Fitzpatrick will be visiting the Dollhouse and taking the Paperback Proust

Wednesday Noa will share her  review of an ARC of Tasha Alexander’s Dangerous to Know: A Novel of Suspense (Book 5 in the Lady Emily Mysteries)
Dangerous to Know: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily Mysteries)

Set in the lush countryside of Normandy, France, this new novel of suspense featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves is filled with intrigue, romance, mysterious deaths, and madness.

Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves and a near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law’s beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl’s wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.

Pursuing a trail of clues and victims to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen and a crumbling chateau in the country, Emily begins to worry about her own sanity: she hears the cries of a little girl she cannot find and discovers blue ribbons left in the child’s wake. As Emily is forced to match wits with a brilliant and manipulative killer, only her courage, keen instincts and formidable will to win can help her escape becoming his next victim.

Thursday Day has a double review day! First she will be reviewing David Martin’s Lie to Me

Lie to Me
Jonathan and Mary Gaetan were the essence of elegance. He was a powerful businessman; she was beautiful, sexy & young. Then, in a night of terror, a madman broke into their suburban Washington mansion. When it was over, Jonathan Gaetan lay dead and mutilated in a bathtub of his own blood. Mary told the police nothing about an intruder. Instead, she claimed her husband had killed himself.

Detective Teddy Camel used to be known as the human lie detector, until too much liquor and too many regrets did the machine in. Now Teddy is on the Gaetan case, obsessed by Mary’s allure and the truth that he knows she is not telling. What happened in that house? Teddy is determined to find out–even if the truth is too horrifying to speak…

Then Day will review David Martin’s Cul-De-Sac


Paul and Annie Milton bought the dilapidated mansion known as Cul-De-Sac to restore it. But strange things are happening at the old house. They are being stalked. Paul is losing his mind, yet he refuses to leave. Ex-cop Teddy Camel begins to investigate the mystery surrounding Cul-De-Sac, starting with the violent killing that took place there seven years before. And what he and Annie uncover–about a high-level cover-up, a family with dark and expensive secrets, and an ex-convict bent on exacting his own brand of horrific justice–could very well kill them all.

Friday Elvie will be reviewing J.R. Ward’s Crave (Fallen Angels, Book 2)

Crave (Fallen Angels, Book 2)

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds-barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble – and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.

Finally Saturday Mona will share her review of an ARC of Jackie Kessler’s Hunger

“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home—her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power—and the courage to fight her own inner demons?
A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, Hunger is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.

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One response to “>Week in Review (Plus – Terri Garey book giveaway Winner!)

  1. >I think I missed a few posts this week!Must go catch up.

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