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Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes This is my stop on the None of the Regular Rules Tour!

About the Book
Author: Erin Downing
Publication: November 20, 2012
Genre: YA Romance/Coming-of-Age

Sometimes, a few dares can change lives…

The weekend before the start of senior year, Sophie Erickson and her best friends, Ella and Grace, discover a handwritten list of dares tucked away in the glove compartment of Sophie’s beat-up old Toyota. But this isn’t just any list; it’s a dead girl's bucket list.

Sophie's beloved aunt Suzy died as a teenager in a fatal fall, leaving Sophie with an overly cautious family, a few fading photographs, and a bucket of bolts that barely passes for a car. But now, Sophie has Suzy’s list of the things she wanted to do in her last year of high school. Sophie can't help but wonder: What would happen if she tried to fulfill Suzy’s last wishes, to live out the longed-for life of her aunt, her hero?

As Sophie and her friends attempt to knock off the things on Suz…
What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?
“J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole myheart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud,fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happennext.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes
and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

“I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really movedme and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexyand cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

“Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her bestwork yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

“For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand alittle more …
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.

Time After Time (Time Between Us #2)by Tamara Ireland Stone Publication: October 8, 2013 By: Disney-Hyperion
This cover is gorgeous!

Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to…
Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes! This is my stop on the Frost Fire Blog Tour which is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.
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Frost Fire (Tortured Elements, #1)
Author: Olivia Rivers Publication date: November 20th, 2012
“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”

Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 

She’s a Mage. 

Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then…

Confectionately Yours #3: Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademetriou

Author: Lisa Papademetriou
Publication: February 1, 2013
By: Scholastic
4 Stars!

*The macaroons on the cover make me think of Paris*

Confession: Breaking up with my best friend is harder than I thought. . .

Hayley, her little sister, Chloe, and their mom have finally settled into their new home above their Gran's tea shop. But things at school aren't so peachy. Hayley's former best friend, Artie, is back in the picture and getting between Hayley and her new pal Meghan. Artie and Meghan are like oil and water -- they just don't mix! This looks like another recipe for disaster!

Thank you Kids Books Central and Scholastic for this ARC.

What I loved: The cover, the recipes and how Hayley strives to bring out the best in others regardless of how they're treating her.  Her family is close nit despite the recent divorce of her parents and her friendships reflect the awkwardness that comes along with the middle school years.  Girlfriends argue, guy friends begin to stir up…
Welcome To Jenuine Cupcakes This stop on the Things I Can't Forget Blog Tour!
*hands you a cupcake* and *scrapes all my green beans onto Matt's tray*

Author: Miranda Kenneally By: Sourcebooks Fire Publication: March 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4022-7190-8/Ages 13+ Some Rules Were Meant To Be Broken.
Kate Kelly has always been labeled the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. Kate turned her back on everything she’s been taught to help her best friend Emily, who accidentally got pregnant. And the guilt over her decision is weighing on her. This summer, she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. Unexpectedly, she runs into Matt – the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt – with her. He’s inspiring feelings in her that make her question everything she’s been taught about the w…
Mini-Challenge #3
One of my FAVORITE books is Saving June by the extremely talented Hannah Harrington.  Part of the reason I loved that book (besides Jake of course) had to do with the music.  I can't sing to save my life (or anyone else's for that matter) but I don't let that stop me from enjoying it and when it's combined with a book it's like a match made in Heaven! Saving June's playlists are a fantastic mix of old, new and indie.  Most of the bands/songs I could already sing by heart but I was introduced to some new flavors too like the band, Blind Pilot and I will forever equate their lead singer's voice with that of Jake Tolan. *swoons*

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum 
1) Start Me Up- The Rolling Stones 2) O Sweet Nothing- Velvet Underground 3) Nights In White satin- the moody blues 4) Stairway To Heaven- Led Zepplin 5) Gloomy Sunday- Billie Holiday 6) Where Is My Mind- The Pixies  7) Asking For It- Hole 8) Boom Swagger Boom- Murder City Devils 9) Train In Vai…

Broken Wings (Angel Eyes #2) by Shannon Dittemore

Author: Shannon Dittemore
Publication: February 19, 2013
By: Thomas Nelson Fiction
4 Stars!

Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.

Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble. Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil. When he plucks the blind demon, Damien, from the fiery chas…
Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!  *hands you a cupcake*
I'm really excited to be participating in this years Book Blogger Love-A-Thon hosted by Alexa from Alexa Loves Books and Katelyn from Tales of Books and Bands.
I was paired up with fellow blogger Diana from Little Miss Drama Queen

*waves to Diana*

Click her blog button to check out her blog!

We had the chance to ask each other some fun questions. Here's what Diana had to say...
1) What is your favorite book? Well right now I'm obsessed with The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter, but chances are as time goes by and that infatuation subsides, it'll still be a favorite. But my all time favorites are The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Cleopatra's Daughter be Michelle Moran.

2) What has been the best experience you've had as a book blogger so far? Other than getting to discover a lot more amazing books. I'd say my best experience would be last year when Mandy at The Romance Bookie asked if I'd c…