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AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Throne of Glass & Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

*I received these audiobooks from Brillance Audio in exchange for honest reviews*
Series: Throne of Glass #1 Author:  Narrator: By: Brillance Audio Publication: September 2, 2014 Amazon | Brillance Audio
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

Audio: 4.5 Stars I've been on an audiobook binge this year and I'm happy to say, this o…

COVER REVEAL: Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August

At Boomerang, one night can change everything… 
 Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
 Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.
 When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Ada…

Getting To Know You Blog Hop + Giveaway hosted by Cuddlebuggery

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes and thanks to Cuddlebuggery for hosting this blog hop!*cupcakes for everyone*


~ TOP NINE THINGS I DON'T DO ~ 
I Don't...joke about books or cupcakes.
If I tell you I'm bringing you either, you can take that to the bank.




I Don't...do owls.
Why?   Seriously, one tried to eat my face off when I was a kid. 





 I Don't...do clowns. 
Or storm drains.  Thanks for that, Stephen King.






I Don't...let my hands or feet dangle off the side of the bed. 
If I'm reading and I accidentally drop my book or Kindle on the floor, it stays there until morning. Losing my pIace or running down my battery is totally worth it to avoid things like this happening.






I Don't...do crowded elevators. I would rather take the stairs than risk getting stuck in a crowded elevator or plunge to my death because the car is over it's weight limit. 





I Don't...get on Ferris Wheels
Because this could totally happen. 
I don't do heights really, but I HAVE jumped out of an…

PRE-ORDER + #5Greats: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

The Law of Moses Expected Release: 11/27/14 Cover design by: Hang Le
Hosted by: Alpha Literary Services Amazon | Goodreads | Pinterest


If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and n…

AudioClip + The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Series: Mara Dyer #3
Publication: November 4, 2014
By: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers
Goodreads | Amazon

Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.

There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.


She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.


She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.


Retribution has arrived.



The final installment of the MARA DYER trilogy has been two years in the making, took me an entire week to finish, and I'm STILL feeling like this:



Not that I'm complaining. 

One of the things I LOVED about UNBECOMINGwas how it thoroughly messed with head. (RETRIBUTION exceeds this.)

EVOLUTION left me rocking back and forth in a corner. (RETRIBUTION grossed me out on more than one occasion, because blood, blood and more blood. BUT it also left me with a satisfied smile on my face.)  

Goin…

SERIES SPOTLIGHT: FBI/US ATTORNEY by Julie James

While this is primarily a YA blog, I do, on occasion, stumble across some pretty fantastic adult books that I just HAVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT!
The FBI/US Attorney Series by Julie James is one of them.
The writing is smart, the characters intelligent and engaging, (especially the female MCs) and I walk away feeling like I've learned something in addition to reading a really great romance!  You should definitely check these out. Be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY too!

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (FBI/US Attorney #1)

Fate has thrown two sworn enemies...

Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends with a death. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago—and for nearly ruining his…

BLOG TOUR: Wild (The Ivy Chronicles #3) by Sophie Jordan

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the WILD blog tour! 

Series: The Ivy Chronicles #3  
Publication: November 18, 2014
By: William Morrow 
Genre: New Adult/18+
Amazon | Goodreads
5 Face Fanning Stars!

A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he…

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

Series:Burying Water #1
Author: K.A. Tucker  
Published: 10/7/2014
By Simon & Schuster Audio
Narrator: Elizabeth Louise, Josh Goodman  
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
4 Stars!

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barra…