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Remember That Time in 2012 When I...

1. Jumped out of an airplane.


2. Made a "dancing in public"  video and put it on the web.

http://vimeo.com/49094032

3. Wrote a few poems.  
Myra McEntire Dan Krokos Julie Kagawa
4. Read ALL THE BOOKS!


5. Attended three weddings and wore the SAME dress to all three because Bria Quinlandouble dog dared me.




6. Went to my first book signing/book festival and met a bunch of fabulous authors.






































7. Had dinner on a farm with a potato chip eating rooster. (Btw, Napoleon, the chickens DO have large talons.)



8. Bought (and wore) combat boots.



9. Saw my favorite band Switchfoot play live twice and even got meet them!



10. Went to a land where everything is made of Lego's and behaved like a 5 year old.


















Hooked by Liz Fichera

Author: Liz Fichera
Publication: January 31, 2013
By: Harlequin Teen
4 Stars

*schmexy cover*

Get hooked on a girl named Fred...

HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy's varsity golf team?

SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys' team? Everyone will hate me - especially Ryan Berenger.

HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred's got to go - especially now that I can't get her out of my head. So not happening.

SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he's not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.

But there's no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile...

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for this ARC. 

When I saw the summary for this book, I was totally expecting it to be lighthearted and funny, but it isn&#…

Asunder (Newsoul #2) by Jodi Meadows

Author: Jodi Meadows
Publication: January 29, 2013
By: HarperTeen/Katherine Tegen Books 
5 Stars!

This cover is beautiful AND the pages have roses on them!

DARKSOULS
Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

SHADOWS
Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

LOVE
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation a…
I Choose You (Friends & Lovers, Book 2)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release date: Dec. 27, 2012
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
Book Description:

Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals. Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?


Book Trailer:



Excerpt:
Kent stretched languidly as he drifted out of sleep the next m…

Best Of 2012 Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by Jenuine Cupcakes! 2012 has been an epic reading year for me and while having to choose the BEST of anything is never easy, I present you with a sampling of my Best of 2012. (You'll notice, I've made up a few of the categories to fit my needs but all of these books are fantastic.)


Best Fantasy Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Best Dystopian/Sequel/People Forgot The MC Was Grieving Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Best Sci-Fi/Action/Made Me Beat My Husband Up In My Sleep False Memory (False Memory #1) by Dan Krokos 

Best Dystopian/Sci-Fi Mashup/I Saw The Other Hot Boy First Defiance by C.J. Redwine  Best Psychological Thriller/This Book Might Kill Me Before It Ends The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #2) by Michelle Hodkin
Best Scared The Jelly Belly's Out of Me (Because it could happen) Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2) by Mike Mullins
Waiting on Wednesday "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks Publication: May 28, 2013 By:  Feiwel & Friends 
*stares at the sparkly cover* From Goodreads:
In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

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Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks

Author: Anna Banks
Publication: May 22, 2012
By: Feiwel & Friends
5 Stars!

Beautiful cover!

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.



I don't know WHY no one told me about this book sooner?!  I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a huge mythology fan HOWEVER, I'm SO VERY GLAD I read this book!  It's got action, adventure, humor and romance.  I mean, I barely made it to page 3 before I was laughing out loud, on a plane bound for Florida no less. This …

How I Feel About Becoming the Mother of A Teenager Today, in gifs

He's really a teenager?!

But that means, I'm getting older...

Which makes me want to do this...

And this...

And this...

 Then I remember what a blessing this kid is and I want to do this...

And some of this, which will most likey happen at LEGOLAND tomorrow...

And then he will do this...

Happy 13th Birthday P! I love you!

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Author: Gregg Rosenblum
Publication: January 8, 2013
By: Harper Teen
5 STARS!

This cover is one of the coolest I've seen this year!

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.


Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for this ARC. It was AMAZEBOTS…