>Week In Review (Plus Winners!!)

>Happy Sunday Lovers and welcome to the ‘week in review’ where you can find all the latest and greatest updates happening here at Paperback Dolls.

It’s time to announce the winner of Tracey O’Hara’s Dark Brethren blog tour! 
If you missed her post you can find it Here.
Night's Cold Kiss: A Dark Brethren NovelDeath's Sweet Embrace: A Dark Brethren Novel

The winner is…

Anne who said…

The too dark aspect for me is when the violence is too graphic. I can deal with some pain, some description of gross stuff (I read Patricia Cornwall), but I don’t want the book to make me feel bad even though I know it’s not real and the characters aren’t suffering.

And the winner of The Irish Princess by Karen Harper!
The Irish Princess

The winner is…

Jules@OneBookShy who said…
This sounds like a fantastic book! It is definitely on the top of my list now 🙂

I love a lot of the Irish and Celtic myths and legends. Probably two of my favorites are about Danu and also The Morrigan.

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*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.

This past week at Paperback Dolls…


Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and Erotic Romance author, Stacey Kennedy
An Everlasting Bite

Paranormal Romance author Deborah Cooke
(aka Paranormal and Historical Romance author Claire Delacroix)
Whisper Kiss: A Dragonfire Novel (DRAGON FIRE NOVEL)

Romantic Times Young Adult authors are taking over Paperback Dolls 
and you can help us out by helping us ask the questions!


Noa and I reviewed The Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James.
Desperate DuchessesAn Affair Before ChristmasDuchess By NightWhen the Duke ReturnsThis Duchess of Mine (Desperate Duchesses)A Duke of Her Own (Avon Historical Romance) 
Review and Giveaway{International}

Historical Romance author, Kate Moore
To Save the Devil (Berkley Sensation)


Mr.Romance 2010, Jamie Ungaro

Paranormal Romance author, Larissa Ione
Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, Book 1)
Giveaway{US only}

Paranormal Romance author, Thea Harrison
Dragon Bound (A Novel of the Elder Races)


Noa’s Month of Love special edition:
Sex and Love in Romances Novels!
See her kvetch Here

Historical Romance author, Laura Lee Guhrke
Scandal of the Year: Abandoned at the Altar

Noa and I reviewed Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke.

Wedding of the Season: Abandoned at the Altar
Abandoned at the altar . . .

Lady Beatrix Danbury had always known she would marry William Mallory. She’d loved him forever and she’d never doubted he loved her, too. But when she made him choose between their life together or his lifelong dream, Will chose the latter . . . and left two weeks before their wedding.

Return of the duke . . .

Will has no illusions that Beatrix would welcome him back with open arms, but six years did not dim his love or desire for her. The only problem is, she’s about to marry someone else. Someone safe and predictable . . . the complete opposite of Will. But can he stop the wedding of the season and win Beatrix back, or is it just too late?

Read our review Here

AND Scandal of the Year by Laura Lee Guhrke.

Scandal of the Year: Abandoned at the Altar
One tryst was all she wanted . . .

From their very first meeting, Julia knew that Aidan Carr, the oh-so-proper Duke of Trathen, had a bit of the devil in him, a devil who secretly yearned for what he could not have, a devil who harbored a desire for her. So when she needed to be caught in a compromising situation, Aidan was the answer to her prayers.

One tryst just wasn’t enough . . .

Aidan is supposed to be looking for a bride, yet his scandalous liaison with Julia is all he can think about. Hot, erotic memories of kissing her skin, falling into her bed, pulling her naked body on top of his own continue to torment and tempt him. What is it about this brazen seductress that he finds so hard to resist? And how can he stop himself from falling into her bed a second time?

Read our review Here


J.L Bryan visited PBD for his Blog Tour for The Haunted E-Book.

Contemporary Erotic Romance author, Tara Lain


Elvie reviewed When We Meet Again by Victoria Alexander.

When We Meet Again
Pamela is a mystery Alexei is determined to solve …

Prince Alexei of Avalonia is a master at the art of seduction, but when a mysterious young woman he meets at a masked ball spends the night in his bed, he finds he is touched in ways he cannot forget. Still, he wonders if she was real or a dream spun of moonlight.

Alexei might well be a temptation Pamela cannot resist …

And Miss Pamela Effington is no dream. Certainly, succumbing to the prince’s seduction was madness. Now she’s come to her senses and is thankful their paths will never cross again. Even if they do, he had never truly seen her face.

But they are both in for the shock of their lives. For back in London, determined to lead a blameless life, Pamela finds Alexei occupying her home — a townhouse she’s only recently inherited — and he refuses to leave. A feigned courtship seems an excellent idea, and soon the mystery and temptation begin all over again.

Read her review Here

Paranormal and Contemporary Erotic Romance authors, Moira Rogers

~*~*~*~*~*Next Week at Paperback Dolls*~*~*~*~*~

Later today, I will review an ARC of Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells, due for release February 22, 2011

Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane)
Things to do:

1. Rescue sister.
2. Murder grandmother.
3. Don’t upset the voodoo priestess.

The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks–a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon–head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and–perhaps most frightening of all–humans.

But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.


Historical Romance author, Grace Burrowes
The Soldier

Paranormal and Steampunk Romance author, Deidre Knight
Red Demon: A Gods of Midnight Novel


Historical Romance author, Cathy Maxwell
His Christmas Pleasure (Avon)

Contemporary Romance/Genre Fiction author, Linn B. Halton
Touched by the Light


I will review What the Duke Desires by Jenna Petersen

What the Duke Desires
The duke always gets exactly what he wants . . .

As the new Duke of Billingham, Simon Crathorne has one main duty to fulfill: find a proper wife and continue his family’s exalted name. But of all the eligible women who have come to his country party, he desires only one. And she may be the most unsuitable bride of all.

Lillian Mayhew is desperate to expose a devastating secret about Simon’s distinguished late father so she can salvage her family’s reputation. Yet from the moment she meets her rakishly handsome host, she begins to question if she can destroy his world so callously. She once wanted nothing more than to destroy his good name—and now she wants nothing more than his kiss.

Caught between vengeance and ecstasy, Simon and Lillian begin a passionate affair. But betrayal lurks behind every stolen touch—and the duke’s shocking past may be his ultimate undoing . . .

Paranormal and Historical Romance author, Jennifer Ashley
(aka Urban Fantasy author, Allyson James)
Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (Berkley Sensation)


Paranormal and Romance author, Kendra Leigh Castle
Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties: Book One)

Paranormal, Historical and Fantasy Romance author, Jade Lee
Wicked Seduction (Berkley Sensation)

I will review Wicked Surrender by Jade Lee

Wicked Surrender (Berkley Sensation)
The daughter of an actress, Scher Martin feels she’ll never fulfill her dreams of acquiring a good home and having a respectable family, so she agrees to be the mistress of Brandon Cates, Viscount Blackthorn.

But when Brandon’s cousin proposes marriage, Scher finds herself torn between the propriety she craves and the love of a dark and troubled man.


Noa will review Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Call Me Irresistible: A Novel
Call Me Irresistible

R.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . .

Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States.

Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends.

One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible—Ted Beaudine—the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache.

But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend’s wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say “I don’t,” Meg becomes the most hated woman in town—a town she’s stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What’s the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all.

Historical Romance author, Elizabeth Hoyt
Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane)


Mona will review Alien Revealed by Lili Cain

Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.

David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.

Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever…

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author, Nalini Singh
Kiss of Snow (Psy/Changeling)

Paranormal Erotic Romance author, Amber Kallyn

That’s it for us this week! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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