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Review + Giveaway: All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

Series: All Chained Up (Devil's Rock #1) 
Author:Sophie Jordan
Publication: March 29, 2016
By: Avon 
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There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss—and a taste . . . until the only crime is denying what feels so right . . .

“When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out.”—Ho Chi Minh



 *I received an eARC f…

Some of The Parts by Hannah Barnaby

Author:Hannah Barnaby
Publication:February 16, 2016
By: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Sometimes bad things happen, and we are not the same when they are over.

For months, Tallie McGovern has been coping with the death of her older brother the only way she knows how: by smiling bravely and pretending that she's okay. She’s managed to fool her friends, her parents, and her teachers so far, yet she can’t even say his name out loud: “N—” is as far as she can go. But when Tallie comes across a letter in the mail, it only takes two words to crack the careful fa├žade she’s built around herself:

ORGAN DONOR.

Two words that had apparently been checked off on her brother’s driver’s license; two words that her parents knew about—and never confided to her. All at once, everything Tallie thought she understood about her brother’s death feels like a lie. And although a part of her knows he’s gone forever, another part of her wonders if finding the letter migh…

RELEASE DAY: The Power (Titan #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Power (Titan Series #2) Spencer Hill Press Releasing February 23, 2016 New Adult Paranormal
With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.
Fate has other plans.
The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.
But the gods are sensing a greater threat.
Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but t…

BLOG TOUR: FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter

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

ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.
Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.
In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…
Goodread…

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, I'm excited to be kicking off The Serpent King blog tour today!



Okay, not really. Because snakes are the spawn of Satan. But still.  I AM glad you're here. 
~ About the Book ~ 

THE SERPENT KING
(On sale March 8, 2016 / $17.99 / Ages 14 & up) by singer-songwriter Jeff Zentner
In this emotional story, the son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee, without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Drawing from his own roots growing up in the south, Zentner’s debut is haunting, heartbreaking, and hopeful, and is in the vein of beloved novels The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looking for Alaska, and Eleanor & Park.


Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at sc…

Spotlight + Giveaway: #MeBeforeYou + #AfterYou by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You Movie Trailer Release
The Me Before You Official Trailer was released last week and people EVERYWHERE are talking about it. As they should be. 

Take a look...




Trust me when I tell you, you HAVE to read the book before seeing the movie! It's fantastic. Will and Lou will break your heart in the best way, but their story will also challenge you and might even make you see life a little differently. Just make sure you have tissues handy. 



~ About the Book ~

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Published: December 31st 2012 
By: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to…

#TruthRider Tour Prize Pack

The #TruthRider Tour kicks off this week, and I'm SO EXCITED that the fine folks at Tor Teen asked me to help celebrate with a TruthRider Swag Pack giveaway. Susan Dennard and Veronica Rossi are two of my favorite people on the planet, if you have the chance to meet them, do it.

The Politics & Prose at the Bethesda Library stop on 2/18 will also have Special Guest Kami Garcia.  (I'll be there. If you are too, say hi. I'll be the one with the cupcakes and pink stripes in her hair.)





Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) By
Pulication: January 5, 2016

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst t…

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

America's First Daughter
Author(s):Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
Publication: March 1, 2016
By: William Morrow Paperbacks
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A MUST READ

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. And it is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that she learns of her father’s liaison with Sal…

Quick Fire Reviews: Midnight Revenge & Dare To Run

Midnight Revenge (Killer Instincts #7)
Author:Elle Kennedy
Publication: February 2, 2016
By: Signet
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From the USA Today bestselling author of Midnight Captive, the latest Killer Instincts novel is “off-the-charts-hot”* romantic suspense that takes readers into the heart of an enigmatic mercenary...

Out of all the stone-cold mercenaries in Jim Morgan's black ops organization, Derek “D” Pratt is the most intimidating. He is tight-lipped and covered in tattoos, and even the other guys on his team are afraid to ask him about his past. D’s been off the grid for years, but after his teammate Sullivan is mistakenly captured in his place, D is forced to come out of hiding and face his demons.

When D lands in Mexico, he’s ready to risk everything to save his friend. To complicate matters, Sofia Amaro, a feisty doctor whom D had a one-night stand with months ago, has tracked him down. And in an instant she’s unintentionally caught up in his life-threatenin…