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Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys & Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn

Publication: March 29, 2016
By: Avon
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Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...
This is not one of those times.
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...
Or not.
There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.

But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor...
Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins t…

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Just One Of the Guys by Kristan Higgins

Author:Kristan Higgins
Narrator: Xe Sands
Publication: November 17, 2015
By:Recorded Books 
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Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be...

So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1—she's five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2—she's cursed with four alpha male older brothers.

While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten over—although he seems to have gotten over her just fine.

Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks. But even with the in-your-face competition, the irresistible Trevor just can't seem to see Chastity as anything more than just one of the guys....

Thank you to Recorded Books for providing a copy for rev…

BLOG TOUR: How To Capture An Invisible Cat Q&A with Paul Tobin

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes,  this is my stop on the How To Capture An Invisible Cat blog tour!

Author:Paul Tobin
Illustrator:Thierry Lafontaine
Publication: March 1, 2016
By: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Genre: Middle Grade

Every Friday the 13th, 6th grade genius and inventor extraordinaire Nate Bannister does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. This time, he taught a caterpillar math, mailed a love letter, and super-sized his cat Proton before turning him invisible.

As Nate and his new (well, only) friend Delphine race to stop Proton from crushing everyone and everything in town, they come face-to-face with Sir Jakob Maculte (the twenty-seventh lord of Mayberry Castle and leader of the nefarious Red Death Tea Society). Known for its criminal activity, killer tactics, and impressive tea brewing skills, the Red Death Tea Society will do anything to get in their way. 

Nate and Delphine must pull out every mind-blowing gadget, half-perfected invention, and unproven but theoretic…

BLOG TOUR: Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry

Walk The Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry  Publication: March 29, 2016 Harlequin TEEN
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.
Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 
And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss…

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows #1) by Sophie Jordan

Author: Sophie Jordan
Narrator(s):Phoebe Strole, James Fouhey
Publication: February 9, 2016
By: Harper Audio 
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Destiny and darkness collide in this romantic, sweeping new fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok's lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna's survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn't stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them…

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Big Nate Blasts off by Lincoln Pierce

Big Nate Blasts Off
Author: Lincoln Pierce 
Publication: February 16, 2016
By: Balzer + Bray
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For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the eighth novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate.


Nate has a crush on Ruby. But after his scrap with Randy Betancourt makes headlines in the Weekly Bugle, he's got a problem WAY worse than detention! Can Nate bounce back? And will the annual Mud Bowl be a blast . . . or a bust?

Meet BIG NATE, P.S. 38's coolest doodler and definitely NOT the teacher's pet.

*I received this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
*Guest review provided by the 11 year old*
Audio: This was my first Big Nate audiobook. I liked the narrator, he did a really good job.

Story: I've enjoyed all of the other books in the series. In this one, Nate and Randy both like Ruby and they get in trouble for fighting over her. They have to go to peer counseling and get stuck…

COVER REVEAL: Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

I'm so glad you stopped by today! I'm super excited to be able to share the cover of Jennifer Mathieu's upcoming YA, AFTERWARD with you.
But first...

~ About the Book ~

A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness from the author of The Truth About Alice.

When Caroline's little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child himself. In the aftermath, Caroline can't help but wonder what Ethan knows about everything that happened to her brother, who is not readjusting well to life at home. And although Ethan is desperate for a friend, he can't see Caroline without experiencing a resurgence of traumatic memories. But after the media circus surrounding the kidnappings departs from their small Texas town, both Caroline and Ethan find that they each need a friend--and their best option just might be …

The Hamilton Book Tag

A few weeks ago, Sarah from What Sarah Read, tagged me to do the Hamilton Book Tag, originally created by Maureen, with some extras from Angie and Meg,.
This was a no-brainer for me.

Like most of the population who has not been living under a rock, I fell down the Hamilton rabbit hole last November. I've been listening to and singing along with the hip-hop soundtrack, much to my family's annoyance, ever since. And I've read just about anything and everything I can find on the Ten Dollar Founding Father Without A Father.   

Last week I got to see the show live. It tried to kill me with my own emotions. It would have been totally worth it!You can read about my Hamilton Experience (meeting the cast, touring the Grange, and seeing the show itself)HERE.

Okay, on to the books.

The Room Where it Happens 

"I've got to be in the room where it happens."
(Book World You Would Put Yourself In)  

I don't read a lot of Historical Fiction, but AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER …