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BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: For This Life Only by Stacey Kade

A young man struggles to move forward after the death of his twin brother in this gripping, coming-of-age tale about loss, redemption, love, and the moment you begin to see the world differently. 

Three minutes.

Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes.

And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Everyone keeps telling him that Eli’s in a better place, but Jace isn’t so sure. Because in those three minutes, there was nothing.

Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life.

She’s the last girl he should be turning to for help.

But she’s also the first person to truly see him.



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My Thoughts:

Stacey Kade takes an honest, realistic look at family, faith, and th…

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars #8) Author:Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Publication:August 23, 2016
By: William Morrow

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy. 

Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is...I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just...mildly unhinged.”

Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it …

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Unknown (Unknown #1) by Wendy Higgins

Series:Unknown (Unknown #1)
Author:Wendy Higgins Published: August 16, 2016  Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | iTunes | Kobo| Goodreads
Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author,…

SERIES RECAP: Chicago Stars by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!  
We're only TWO WEEKS away from the release of the long-awaited addition to New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Chicago Stars football series, First Star I See Tonight!
In case you're new to the SEP (Susan Elizabeth Phillips) fandom or just need a refresher, here's a recap of the series, which can be read in order or as stand alones.
This is an adult contemporary romance series, best suited for readers 18+. 

It Had To Be You (Chicago Stars #1)

The Windy City isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville—the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not ready for the Stars' head coach, former gridiron legend Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. Calebow is everything Phoebe abhors. And the sexy new boss is everything Dan despises—a meddling bimbo who doesn't know a pigskin from a pitcher's mound.

So why is Dan…

COVER REVEAL: Every Little Thing by Samantha Young

Jenuine Cupcakes is so excited to be part of the cover reveal for EVERY LITTLE THING by New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Young! The second book in the new Hart’s Boardwalk series returns to the picturesque Delaware beachside town for another heartfelt and sexy story...

March 2017
Hartwell, Delaware—the perfect place to get away from it all, and find what you never knew you needed…
Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy. 
Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward he…

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

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Publication: August 9, 2016
By: St. Martin's Press
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Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?


*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 
This was my first B.A. Paris book, but it won't be my last. And I say that as s…

UNITED Launch Blitz & Giveaway!

UNITED Launch Blitz & Giveaway

Hey there, booklovers! 
I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m thrilled to announce the release of UNITED, the final book in the Alienated trilogy. Our star-crossed lovers Aelyx and Cara have overcome some heavy obstacles to be together—riotous mobs, alien hybrids, and worst of all, high school on two planets. Now to stay together they’ll have to unite their people against a common enemy, a threat more deadly than they ever imagined. (NBD, right?) I’ve written an ending to this trilogy that makes my heart happy, and I hope you’ll love the conclusion as much as I do!

What do reviewers have to say about the series?

“The author’s storyline is out of this world.” –VOYA on Alienated

“The unusual plot and world building are ingenious.” –Library Media Connection on Alienated

“If [the third novel] is as entertaining as this tale, it can’t come soon enough.” –Kirkus Reviews on Invaded

“A fun genre-blending series that will only gain traction as it continues.” –Booklist…

BLOG TOUR | GUEST POST: Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on The Beauty of Darkness blog tour! I love this series, and CAN NOT WAIT to read the final installment!


Series: The Remnant Chronicles #3  Author:Mary E. Pearson Publicaiton: August 2, 2106 By: Henry Holt  Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.
Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.




 ~ Guest Post ~
QUESTION FOR LIA: As women, we tend to focus on what we consider to be our flaws, things we don't like about ourselves, or what we wish we could change. What is one thing you (as Lia) like about yourself and why?

Lia:It is perhaps a bit odd, but what others might consider my flaw, I consider a strength: My mouth. I tend to say what I’m thinking. I know at times, I don’t choose the best …