Cat Johnson Braves Doll Lil’s Word Association Challenge!

Guests »

Cat Johnson Braves Doll Lil’s Word Association Challenge!

August 7, 2013 – 12:48 am | One Comment

I’m back from vacation and ready to get down and dirty finding new free and amazingly bargained books for you! But first this week I have something special. I convinced super hot and crazy talented …

Read the full story »
Home » Doll Desilula, Giveaways, Jana Oliver, Maggie Stiefvater, Rachel Caine

Giveaway: Desi’s Favorite Book Boys

Submitted by on June 12, 2011 – 10:00 am73 Comments

Post Written by Doll Desilula

I wanted in on the action this week. So, I did what young girls do best…I whined and begged and persisted until the grown-ups caved. :)

You see, I LOVE books and I absolutely LOVE the boy characters in them. I mean, I guess it’s a version of sex appeal. I’m all for girl power and all that jazz, but I don’t just want to read about kick-butt heroines because that would get old for me real quick! After all, what would Katniss be without Peeta or Gale? The answer is easy- less likeable.

You may think I’m going to pick Peeta or Gale because of my above statement…a year ago that may have been true. And while I am and will always remain hardcore TEAM PEETA (I have the shirt to prove it;) and sometimes call myself Mrs. Mellark, that fact of the matter is Mockingjay kind of bursted by bubble on a lot of my fan girly obsession with that particular series. Lucky for me, there are many amazing books and fictional hotties to get carried away with. Since I cannot pick only one I am going to pick FOUR!!! *squee*

In no particular order–the first book hottie that is pretty darn awesome is Cole from Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series.  *SIGH*

Cole is a a kick butt guy in a very laid back manner. He is a musician and rock star that just happens to be a scientific genius. The son of uber smart parents, Cole ran off to get lost in the world and lost his way instead. When readers fist meet Cole in Linger, he is at his very worst and there isn’t much to actually like about him. He cheats, he does drugs, he lies and he is an awful best friend…however, all of those thing are actions that Cole has begun doing to mask the pain and insecurity he is feeling. When Cole ropes his bestfriend into doing a new drug that is supposed to gaurantee the best high ever, it is his friend who pays the ultimate price. This jolts Cole a little from his self pity party and with the help of the other characters in Mercy Falls, Cole really steps up to the plate in a big way in Linger and Forever.

I like Cole because he is the bad boy that really isn’t. In fact, I think that if Cole wasn’t so friggin hot he may be kinda geeky–at least in a paralell universe/series.;)

My second book hottie is none other than Denver Beck from Jana Oliver’s Demon Trapper’s Daughter series. Ok, so technically I really shouldn’t be crushing on him cuz he’s like older and all but he is AWESOME! Beck is described as a southern good ole boy that is military trained and traps demons for a living. He is full of charm and lots of wise guy remarks. Tall, fit, blond with an accent… Wanna see how I picture Beck? OK!

Brad Pitt in the early 90′s

*Deep breath-Exhale* Ummmm….yeah. Besides the obvious attraction that my mental picture conjures up, Beck is also a character that has a heart behind that tough guy, witty exterior. He is protective of those he cares for and really good at what he does. Seriously. What girl wouldn’t feel a little safer with a professional demon trapper trained to battle the forces of evil by her side? I know I would. Too bad he’s like in his twenties. Oh well, that is why fictional boys are perfect;).

Okie dokie, on to my third book hottie. The following character is one that I have been crazy about for a while now. His character has been through so much and suffered because of the people and situations surrounding him. Most of the time he is able to joke about things when everything starts feeling too heavy but recent events in this guys life have brought out a darker side to his personality. Who am I talking about?

Shane Collins from Rachel Caine’s Morganville series. Poor Shane! He has had so much bad stuff happen to those he cares about. Shane is passionately protective of those he cares about (including his housemates and girlfriend) and though he comes off as lazy, he is able to get the job done when needed. Despite the recent twist in his personality, deep down Shane is still the fun loving albeit quick tempered character I adore. Anyone for a video game and Hot Dog or maybe a Brisket Taco? ;)

I saved the newest addition to my prestigious list for last. My number four favorite book boy is from Divergent by . Those that have read the new dystopian book can probably guess who it is but for those late to hop on the Divergent train, I am referring to the character of Four.

Actor Matt Lanter is somewhat Four-like in looks

In the world in which Four lives he is an 18 year old Dauntless trainer(and computer guy). He is in charge of assisting the new recruits in their training. He is somewhat distant and cold at first but that is largely due to the hidden past and secrets he masks. There are only 4 things that Four fears and he has trained himself to face them despite the overwhelming terror he feels from those fears. He is very skilled with weapons and a tough opponent. Four is quite charming and oddly funny when he lets his guard down and when he likes a girl, well lets just say that even reading about it makes me grin like a loon and my face flush.

Well, there you have it, my TOP FOUR favorite fictional guys and the reasons I love them. The thing with book crushes is that unlike a real life boyfriend or crush, I want the world to love them as much as I do. So, I am going to give you all a chance to discover why I love them so much. I am going to giveaway a very special prize. One lucky person will get books featuring all my favorite guys. *SQUEE*

That is right. One very lucky person will receive my ARC copy of and and Brand NEW copies of and

To enter to win simply fill out then leave a comment for me here and tell me what book boys make you bonkers and all fan girly? Then if you are feeling all warm and cozy do me a favor and share the love. Tell your friends about this contest and maybe JUST MAYBE follow Paperback Dolls? That is all there is to it.

This contest is only open to US readers and will run through June 24th. Winner will be selected via and announced in the Week In Review post Sunday June 26th.

Good Luck & Happy Reading
Desilula is our resident "Tween" who helps give us insight to all the Young adult and children's books from the perspective of....well...a young adult. She loves to read and write and absolutely hates math! Her favorite books include classics like "Little Women" and "Alice in Wonderland", but she is hip with all the latest young adult books including her favorite, "Hunger Games"! She enjoys hanging out with friends and doing activities like swimming, skate boarding, climbing trees, and performing in plays or musicals. She plays a little piano, and a little guitar (mostly power chords;)) and has played in a band. She loves animals and plans to travel the world someday!
Doll Desi
View all posts by Doll Desi
Desis website


  • Jana Oliver says:

    Wow, Beck's right up there and he has some amazing competition. He does look like a young Brad Pitt.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Jana Oliver says:

    Oops – don't put my name in the competition. Just dropped by to celebrate the Hotties.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Dimitri(Vampire Academy)!! I might even go as far to say that he makes me the most fangirl-ish, although there are a LOT of good guys in YA. But Dimitri…..ahhh. Love him!

    Reply to this comment »
  • chacelilyvale says:

    Usually I'm obsessed with the guys who're strong and vulnerable–like Jace and Prince Ash–but since I also love Peeta, there're really no set limits for me.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Sakira says:

    I love Jace from Mortal Instruments, Ash from the Iron Fey series, Wes from The Truth About Forever… there are just so many swoonworthy boys out there!! I love the strong guys who'll do anything for the girl he loves and yet needs emotional support at times. :)

    Entered giveaway as Kris S

    Reply to this comment »
  • Bamafever says:

    Desi great job. It is hard to pick just one. Sounds like me and my son could read a few of these together.

    Reply to this comment »
  • KittNLuv says:

    Brad Pitt at any age is spectacular!

    Awesome choices Desi!

    Good luck to everyone!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Mona says:

    Wow! Thanks Desi……'ve just increased my TBR pile. ;) But I'm okay with that. I like a hottie no matter what the age. In BOOKS, I mean, in BOOKS.

    Don't include me in the drawing, I'm just here to comment. And drool.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Hmm… my top five book boys are:

    Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series.

    Nash from Rachel vincent's Soul Screamers series

    Numair from Tamora Pierce's Immortals Quartet.

    Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series.

    And this one is a tad old school, but Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice.

    I entered under the name Kristina Otto.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Desilula says:

    *waves* Hi everyone!

    There are a ton of awesome teen book hotties but these are my ultimate favorite at the moment.

    Jace is pretty awesome, but his character frustrates me sometimes. Hale from Ally Carter's Heist Society is pretty awesome too. I actually haven't read the Vampire Academy series so I don't know too much about Dimitri but I everyone is always talking about him so he must be amazing.

    Ky and Xander from Matched are swoon worthy too…SO MUCH HOTNESS!

    Good luck everyone:)

    Reply to this comment »
  • CrystalGB says:

    Sam from Maggie Stiefvater's series
    Ash from the Iron Fey.
    Jacob from Twilight series.

    Reply to this comment »
  • I love Ren and Kishan from the Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck! They are hunky and sweet!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Dee Martin says:

    Sam from Wolves of Mercy Falls series and Adam from Mercy Thompson series. I love these giveaway books and cannot wait to read them :)

    Reply to this comment »
  • It's too hard to choose!!!

    Reply to this comment »
  • heatherzilla says:

    I loved Rhode in Infinite Days. I really hope to learn more about him in the next book.

    I'm a big fan of Cole too. And Sam. And all of the wolves of Mercy Falls. =) Can't wait for Forever.

    Reply to this comment »
  • wanda f says:

    Too many book hotties out there to pick just one or two boys lol I love em all

    Reply to this comment »
  • Anonymous says:

    Jace from Mortal Instruments of course :)
    Sam from Wolves of Mercy Falls :)
    Fang from Maximum Ride :)
    Edward from Twilight :)
    ect ect ect.
    It would be really cool to win this!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Definitely Jace Wayland! :">

    Reply to this comment »
  • Di says:

    I'm horrible at remembering names both in real life & in reading, but I took note of the other comments to build up my TBR list – I do enjoy a strong male character!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • Adriana says:

    Cole is the only one that I know, I haven´t read the other books.
    And I like him in a strange way (I prefer Sam).
    My bad boy list would be:
    Jace Lightwood(Wayland, Herondale)
    Ash of the Iron Fey series
    Max from 13 to life series (he´s so funny)
    My biggest crush is St Clair from Anna and the French Kiss(I´m not sure if he´s a bad boy) and Adam from Where She Went(definitivily bad boy)

    Reply to this comment »
  • Well I would say the two that I long for are Dimitri from the Vampire Academy books and Irial from the Wicked Lovely book series. There are so many good ones out there though!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Noa says:

    Awesome collection of BadAss boys Desi :D

    Beck…ah. *Sigh*

    Good luck everyone!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Day says:

    That's the picture you used for Shane??? Wow- No wonder I prefer Myrnin;)

    I like Beck, and Cole is pretty close to how I see him…only bigger (more muscle) and I'm not sure I like Matt Lanter for Four either…good choices though Des. With so many book boys to choose from it's hard.

    Reply to this comment »
  • I hope we get more Cole in Forever. And yes, Shane has the puppy dog syndrome doesn't he?
    Jen K Jovus

    Reply to this comment »
  • Tanya1224 says:

    I'll have to say that I have not heard of your favorite men before…lol So these would be a great set of books for me =) My favorite #1 best of all is Jericho Barron's from KMM's fever series…so hot! #2 would be Ash from Julia Kagawa's Iron Fey series. I know he's only a boy but never the less…he's awesome. #3 …there are a lot I'd put here but I'll say Lucien from Gena Showalter's LOTU series. Thanks for the contest.
    Tweeted at
    gfc follow as Tanyaw1224

    Reply to this comment »
  • Sharon says:

    Barrons stole my heart a long time ago and any of the Black Dagger Brotherhood guys qualify too.

    Bad Ass alphas are like chips, you can't eat just one ;)

    Reply to this comment »
  • Tore says:

    I love Sam in Shiver. I think he is very hot and handsome.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Lisa says:

    I love Four :)
    Jace from The Mortal Instruments, the brothers from The Black Dagger Brotherhood, and Dimitri from Vampire Acedemy are my other favorites off the top of my head.

    Reply to this comment »
  • My fave boys are:
    cole from linger
    Barrons fever
    Shay from Nightshade

    Reply to this comment »
  • Holly says:

    Completely agree with you on all the guys you
    I'd also like to throw in Jace from The Mortal Instruments and Luc in Personal Demons :)

    Reply to this comment »
  • acm05 says:

    I've never been a Shane fan. He's too crude and unpleasant, I don't care about his daddy and vamp issues making him that way.

    Curran (but he's a hero, not really a bad boy) from Kate Daniels series is my fave.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Ash says:

    Ash from The Iron King for sure. But also Will from The Clockwork Angel, yummy! And Roiben from Tithe.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Andrea says:

    I have to go w/Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series.

    Reply to this comment »
  • SpadesHigh says:

    i go coo coo for Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Ren from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer *sigh* hoo, i think i need fresh air lol .. thanks for hosting this giveaway!!


    Facebook Post:

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    SpadesHigh @
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

    Thanks again!!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Krystal says:

    Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Ren from Nightshade by Andrea Cremer for me too! I love Vincent from Die For Me as well. :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Reply to this comment »
  • Vivien says:

    Definitely Dimitri….sigh…

    Reply to this comment »
  • I would have to pick Barrons from Fever and Dimitri from Vampire Academy! Yikes those boys are smoking!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • I would have to pick Barrons from Fever and Dimitri from Vampire Academy! Yikes those boys are smoking!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • Georgia says:

    Shane is hawt!

    Of YA book boys I like Edward from Twilight and Shane from Morganville I also really love Snape from Harry Potter. In adult fiction I like Ethan from Chicagoland series

    Reply to this comment »
  • van_pham says:

    Curran from the Kate Daniels series!!


    Reply to this comment »
  • Audrey says:

    I never thought of reading these books before, but now, I'll have to buy them! Thank you for the post Desilula!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Kah_cherub says:

    I'm also a sucker for Cole! Can't wait to read Forever. ;) Buuut Acheron is still the love of my book-filled life. :P

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • Stephanie says:

    Some of my favorite book boys are: Barrons from the Fever series, Roarke from the In Death series, Hunter Lorenzo from the Zodiac series, Trent from the Rachel Morgan series and Jeremy Danvers from the Women of the Otherworld series.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Denise Z says:

    What an incredibly fun post. Thank you.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Tammi says:

    I love Dimitri and Peeta. Each book I read, I find someone new. Too many to name.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Lauren G says:

    Oh how I love Book Boys :D
    I love way too many book boys but some of my favorites are definitely Peeta, Sam from Wolves of Mercy Falls, Etienne St. Clair, Ron Weasley, Four from Divergent, and I love me some TMI boys (Jace & Simon, Jem & Will are almost at the full blown fangirl love.) I also like Ethan Wate from the Caster Chronicles and Xander from Matched :)

    Reply to this comment »
  • I will just have to add Z! JR Ward has so many Bhad Bhoys! Z happens to be my favorite. Especially since Father Mine!

    Reply to this comment »
  • June M. says:

    Don't generally read much YA books these days but did love Jacob from Twilight!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Julie says:

    I have to totally agree with you: Shane Collins from the Morganville Vampires! I melt every time I read the books :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • Julie says:

    I tweeted:
    jwitt33 at live dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • Chrisbails says:

    my fav bad boys are:
    bones from night huntress-jeaniene frost
    eric from sookie stackhouse
    edward from twilight
    jean-claude from anita blake-laurell k hamilton. actually all of anita's men.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Laura says:

    Boys, boys, boys!!

    I've gotta give a shout out to my swoon-worthy boys:

    Ethan Wate (Caster Chronicles)
    Xander (Matched)
    Elder (Across the Universe)
    John Smith (I am Number Four)
    Lend (Paranormalcy)
    Astley (Need)
    Cabel (Dream Catcher)

    Reply to this comment »
  • Laura says:

    Oops! Lucas from the Evernight series :)

    Reply to this comment »
  • throuthehaze says:

    Lucien of LOTU and Barrons from Fever
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    Reply to this comment »
  • SandyG265 says:

    I like Michael from the Morganville Vampire series.

    sgiden at

    Reply to this comment »
  • Now if I could enter but I cant cause I am Australian…but I am pretending so i can tell you my fave boys:D

    Denver Beck ( I see Lucas Black with his southern drawl actor as Beck he fits it like a glove in my eyes)

    Jace TMI series

    Aiden is my new entry Half Blood – Covenant series

    Patch – Hush, Hush

    Dimitri – Vamp Academy

    Michael – Morganville Vamps

    Jules – Die For Me

    Adam and Stefan – Mercedes Thompson

    Barrons – Fever series OMG!!

    Most of Black Dagger Bros

    Drustan Mackeltar – To Kiss a Highlander Karen Marie Moning book 4 ( fans onself)

    I think that about does it:D

    Michelle A.

    Reply to this comment »
  • BLHmistress says:

    What book boys make me all fan girly well that list is long but I will try and keep it short.

    Acheron -Dark Hunter Series

    Wrath -Black Dagger Brotherhood

    Achilles- Sons of Midnight Series

    Drake – Eternal Heart

    Maddox- Lords Series

    I could go on and on with this :)

    Reply to this comment »
  • Miranda Grissom says:

    Oh my lots of book hotties make me go *squee*
    Bones from Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress series
    Jace from Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments
    Zsadist from JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood
    Marc from Rachel Vincent's Faythe Sanders series and so many more that I can't think *sigh*
    Love these guys!!!

    Reply to this comment »
  • latishajean says:

    My favorites are Jace from The Mortal Instruments, Dimitri from Vampire Academy , Bones from Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress
    + Tweeted too

    + shared on facebook

    Reply to this comment »
  • Oh boy. The bad boys.. :o)

    Bones from Night Huntress series
    Barrons from Fever series
    All the MacKeltar brothers form the Highlander books
    Eric from Sookie Stackhouse series

    That should do it :o)

    imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

    Tweeted: @imabookshark
    Facebooked: Michelle Reed (I'm A Book Shark)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    Reply to this comment »
  • TheJay2xA says:

    Jace of The Mortal Instrument Series is one of my book crushes ever since! Thanks for the contest!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Tich says:

    Demitri Belikov & Shane Collins

    Reply to this comment »
  • Those are some great bad boys!

    Reply to this comment »
  • supra skytop says:

    I love this blog very much.I will keep on visit supra skytop sale everyday and then introduce the Supra Skytop Shoes to all of my friends.

    Reply to this comment »
  • says:

    Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I
    was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?

    Thanks a lot!

    Reply to this comment »
  • says:

    If you would like to take much from this post then you have
    to apply these strategies to your won website.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Barbara says:

    you’re actually a excellent webmaster. The website loading pace is amazing.
    It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece.
    you’ve done a magnificent job in this topic!

    Here is my site … pirater un compte Facebook (Barbara)

    Reply to this comment »
  • However, should you want to take your Blogger blog to
    the next level and have users find you via search engine, registering your own domain name is a must.
    Small code is required to be pasted at proper locations on
    a webpage and Google automatically recognizes the page. When you moderate incoming comments, you can delete spam and anything that you do not
    want to display to your readers.

    Reply to this comment »
  • We went to the internet and searched for Roofing Salt Lake City.
    Then they will go back to their office and come up with suggestions and an estimate of costs.
    You can refer to the articles and the information put down by him and
    clear your doubts on roofers Kansas city.

    Reply to this comment »
  • sugar land seo…

    Paperback Dolls » Giveaway: Desi’s Favorite Book Boys…

    Reply to this comment »
  • Planning a little before hand makes it port canaveral taxi very troublesome
    for passengers to travel alongside. Usually it doesn’t matter that you
    can’t change unIess the worId changes But the truth is it was a part before it became a popular business and financial activities in the continent of Europe.
    Man, how can you just sit there like that?

    My webpage

    Reply to this comment »
  • Sheryl says:

    While tapping contractor accountants have good relations with the main electricity supply.
    Tax code is a large, you will then be sure that every unlicensed contractors
    aspect of a dangerous weapon with intent of bodily injury.

    Having accurate information about your project. There are many building service provider from a reputable company and Mr.

    My web page … web site (Sheryl)

    Reply to this comment »
  • Aretha says:

    A browser can easily last for years to come across any problem like leakage, algae-infestation etc, this is the distaste for selling profitable work!
    Getting a bond for the contractor, but what is contained in latex paint only a handful of tricks he used and that is
    perfect for your roofing materials and request a timetable from each
    other. It tells them that you won’t be, from her
    school bus home sat on, then we ll celebrate your good performance
    will create a unique and not ask if there are many reasons why a homeowner.

    Feel free to visit my weblog; web site (Aretha)

    Reply to this comment »