>Week in Review + Winners

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Hello Lovers and welcome to the week in review! Before we look back at last week we have some winners to announce!!!

Shattered SkyWings of Fear
The winner of our Mystery Week giveaway from author Helene Young is…

Winnie

who said…
I didn’t read a lot of mystery as a child but I am branching out now and would like to pick up more mystery books. So I really enjoy these Mystery Week posts on PBD!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories)

The Winner of the Charlaine Harris “Sookie Anthology and Bon Temps t-shirt” is…
Morgan
who said…
My favorite Charlaine Sookieverse character is Pam, followed by Eric & Sookie.

 

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!!

Last Bus Out


The Winner of Beck McDowell’s Last Bus Out giveaway is…

Sheila Koch

who said…
Sounds like a super interesting book.

sheilakoch2010 at gmail dot com

To My Senses Recovery


The winner of the Alexandrea Weis double book giveaway is…

Jamie

who said…
I love New Orleans!

Please enter me!

JamieHaymes93 at tpu.edu

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please email us at day {dot} paperbackdolls {at} gmail {dot} com.

*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 on Paperback Dolls*~*~*~*~*~

On Monday Mona reviewed Stroke Of Midnight by Bonnie Edwards

An unlikely Cinderella…

When hardworking single mom Jaye Sinns meets younger playboy Alexander Carmichael, the sexual chemistry between them is undeniable. So Jaye gives in to temptation and allows him to whisk her away for her first-ever vacation. Two glorious weeks of no inhibitions, no strings and no responsibilities.

A charming prince of a guy…

Life with Alex is every woman’s fantasy-sizzling sex in the back of a limo, on a private plane, in exotic settings. But it’s not enough to fulfill a woman like Jaye for long. No matter how hot the sex is.

A happy ending?

Alex is soon craving more than Jaye’s body: he wants her love and admiration, too. For the first time in his life, he can’t buy the thing he desires most; and now he must decide if he’s willing to work at being the kind of man that Jaye needs, and give her the happily-ever-after she deserves. Read her review Here

Tuesday Mona reviewed  Maureen O. Betita’s The Kraken’s Mirror:

The Kraken's MirrorCaptain Alan Silvestri is a man haunted by a strange curse. Good luck is his to command, but it comes at the cost of any place to call home or people to reckon as family. Resigned to die and shunned by all, he is forced to sail every three days, until he begins to dream of a special woman. Treated by our youth-oriented society as invisible and sexless, Emily Pawes is ready to move on with life. She attends a pirate festival, hoping to recapture the make-believe magic she knew as a young woman. Lucky to win an interesting bit of booty at a brick-a-brac stand, she finds herself transported by the Kraken’s mirror through a magical portal to a land of Hollywood piratitude, where swashbuckling heroes own iPods. With little choice, Emily embraces the madness. Playing pirate has to be safer than falling into the arms of handsome Captain Silvestri, right? When they meet, sparks fly, passion flares. He needs her to be free, but more than that, he needs her to be whole. Setting sail and uncertain of who actually controls the wheel, they seek ways to defeat his curse of good luck and discover the Kraken’s mirror has plans for them. Will Emily stay in this pirate haven to fight alongside him or will he lose her because of his curse? Read her review Here

Then Wednesday Day reviewed Brooklyn Story by Suzanne Corso

Brooklyn StoryIt’s the summer of 1978, and Samantha Bonti is fifteen years old, half Jewish and half Italian, and hesitantly edging toward pure Brooklyn, even if her dreams of something more are bigger than the neighborhood girls’ teased hair. She lives in Bensonhurst with her mother, Joan, a woman abandoned and scarred in a ruinous marriage, poisoned with cynicism, and shackled by addictions; and with her Grandma Ruth, Samantha’s loudest and most opinionated source of encouragement. As flawed as they are, they are family.

Samantha’s best friend is Janice Caputo, a girl who understands, as well as Samantha does, this close-knit community of ancestors and traditions that stand like roadblocks, this insular overcrowded little world of controlling mobsters who mold their women like Jell-O; and of the wannabes, the charismatic young guys who are willing to engage in anything illegal to get a shot at playing with the big boys. Yet, Samantha has something Janice doesn’t—a desire to become a writer and to escape the destiny that is assumed for all of them in the outer reaches of Bensonhurst. And it’s to be had just across the Brooklyn Bridge. Read her review Here

 Then Mona reviewed an ARC of  Corinne Demas’ Everything I was

Everything I Was (Carolrhoda Ya)
“My walls were stripped, and all that was left in the room was a pile of boxes and my mattress propped against the wall.”

So begins Irene’s journey from a Manhattan penthouse to—well, she’s not entirely sure where. Irene’s father, a corporate VP, is “downsized” when his company merges with another. When he can’t find work, her family’s lifestyle—and her mother’s spending—quickly catches up with them. Eventually, they’re forced to move in with Irene’s grandfather in the family farmhouse upstate. But what begins as the most disastrous summer of Irene’s life takes a surprising turn, and Irene must decide what she wants for herself after losing everything she was. Read all about it Here

Thursday Mona reviewed J.T. Ellison’s So Close the Hand of Death:

So Close the Hand of Death (Taylor Jackson)It’s a hideous echo of a violent past. Across America, murders are being committed with all the twisted hallmarks of the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer and Son of Sam. The media frenzy explodes and Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows instantly that The Pretender is back…and he’s got helpers.
As The Pretender’s disciples perpetrate their sick homages—stretching police and the FBI dangerously thin—Taylor tries desperately to prepare for their inevitable showdown. And she must do it alone. To be close to her is to be in mortal danger, and she won’t risk losing anyone she loves. But the isolation, the self-doubt and the rising body count are taking their toll—she’s beside herself and ready to snap.

The brilliant psychopath who both adores and despises her is drawing close. Close enough to touch…. Read her review Here

And Friday author Scott Nicholson was here to announce a GIVEAWAY with a guest blog for his upcoming book Liquid Death which is set for release April 1st!

When Roland Doyle wakes up with a dead woman in his motel room, the only clue is a mysterious vial of pills bearing the label “Take one every 4 hrs or else.”

Ten years before, six people were involved in a secret pharmaceutical trial that left one of them murdered and five unable to remember what happened. Now the experiment is continuing, as Dr. Sebastian Briggs wants to finish his research into fear response and post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s backed by a major drug company and an ambitious U.S. Senator, but he also has a personal stake in the outcome.

Only by taking the mysterious pills can the survivors stave off the creeping phobias and madness that threaten to consume them. But the pills have an unexpected side effect—the survivors start remembering the terrible acts they perpetrated a decade ago. They are lured back to the Monkey House, the remote facility where the original trials took place, and Briggs has made special preparations for their arrival.

Now they are trapped, they each have only one pill left, and cracks are forming in their civilized veneer.

After the pills are gone, there’s only one option left.

“Or else.” Read his blog post and get the Giveaway info Here

Saturday – we kicked off  our Romantic Times Convention YA Extravaganza!
Who better to start the celebration than bestselling author Melissa Marr?  She was kind enough to answer some questions and give us quite the spectacular GIVEAWAY! 
Read all about it right Here

~*~*~*~*~*Coming up on Paperback Dolls*~*~*~*~*~

Later on today…JULIE PARTICKA will be here with an interview and giveaway!
Pretty Souls: A Paranormal Response Team Novel
Then, Bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series, RICHELLE MEAD
Interview
Monday April 4th, author of The Darkest Powers series, KELLEY ARMSTRONG
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Book 1)
Interview and Giveaway
Tuesday April 5th, the super fantastic HOLLY BLACK shares her release day with us…
White Cat (Curse Workers)Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2)
Interview and Giveaway
Wednesday April 6th we have two very talented authors…
SARAH REES BRENNAN
The Demon's Lexicon 
Interview and giveaway
STACEY KADE
Interview
Thursday April 7th, The queen of the mudo/unconsecrated/zombies, the lovely…
CARRIE RYAN
Interview
Friday April 8th, The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy author, CLARE B. DUNKLE
Interview
Saturday April 9th, we are honored to have the amazing writing duo responsible for The Caster Chronicles…
KAMI GARCIA
Beautiful Creatures
Interview and Giveaway
MARGARET STOHL
Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures)
Interview and Giveaway



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