Cover Reveal: Cupcake Explosion by Bethany Lopez

Today we are sharing the cover reveal for CUPCAKE EXPLOSION by Bethany Lopez. Cupcake Explosion is the fourth book in the contemporary romance series, Cupcakes, and it will be releasing on May 14th. Check out the pre-order links for the book below, and links for the previous books in the series.

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Cupcake Explosion by Bethany Lopez
(Cupcakes, #4) Releasing on May 14

Cover by Makeready Designs


For the first time in a long time, life is good. I've got a smokin' hot motorcycle man as my fiancé, the best friends a woman could have, a couple of great kids, and things have been relatively quiet on the PI front.

You know what that means... the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later... Just when I was ready to settle down and plan the coolest wedding Greenswood has ever seen, the shit hit the fan, and hit it hard. My friends are fighting, Cade's been out of town doing God knows what for the club, and my sweet little twins are turning into hair-pulling pre-teens with more drama than my old daytime soaps. I feel like I'm being pulled in a million directions, and I've been going so crazy that Elin's swear jar is near to overflowing. I've been eating cupcakes like a woman possessed, and if I'm not careful, there's going to be a Cupcake Explosion... in my pants.


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A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_ Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.


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Can't Wait Wednesday [#11]

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we are eagerly awaiting. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #2)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Expected Publication Date: November 13, 2018

Noah Shaw confesses all in this second novel of a chilling new companion series to Michelle Hodkin’s New York Timesbestselling Mara Dyer trilogy!

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not.

Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.

I absolutely loved The Becoming of Noah Shaw! Even more than I liked the Mara Dyer books if I'm completely honest. I'm super excited for this book! I CAN NOT WAIT to see what happens next!!! 

What can't you wait for this week?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books I Could Re-Read Forever

1. Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld - This is one of my absolute all time favorite books. I've already re-read the series a number of times and I never get tired of it! And guess what. There's going to be new books in the series! So I guess I'll be whipping this series out again and reading it before the new books come out!!!! 

2. The Host by Stephenie Meyer - Years later, I've gone from loving Twilight to despising it. The Host however, is one of my favorite books by far. I loved the writing of this book. I loved the story line. I love love love that it takes place right outside of Tucson (the main area it takes place, though not directly mentioned by this name is Marana, AZ, a small but growing town whose borders overlap the northwest side of Tucson). This made the book so much better because I could literally visualize everything since I live and drive that area a lot! One of the roads they mention in the story I literally live a mile away from. I love rereading it for the fun of reading something that takes place in the area I live!!! 

3. The First Days (As The World Dies #1) by Rhiannon Frater - This was a book I wasn't even sure about when I picked it up. I literally picked it up one day at the library after seeing a few blogger friends suggest it. I wasn't sure if I was even going to like it. Man, I'm glad I did! This book was a quick read for me, but absolutely amazing!!! The storytelling is brilliant! I felt connected to the characters, and was actually a genuinely fantastic zombie book! I could reread this series all day every day. Pick it up if you haven't read it!!!!! 

4. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - So I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary, I'm actually pretty choosy with the contemporaries I read. But this one is definitely one of the few I could just reread forever. Unfortunately, I let my friend borrow my copy and she never gave it back. (insert angry face). And she even insists its her book now she kept it for so long. I need to get a new copy for myself since it would be fruitless trying to get my original copy back. But then I will reread the hell out of it!!! Also, not lending books to said friend anymore. 

5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This right here is my other absolute favorite contemporary I LOVE rereading!!! I cannot get enough of Anna and Etienne! And Paris! I love reading about the city of Paris! And this book was just so well written! I can't imagine not having it around to reread often. In fact, one of the quotes for next weeks top ten topic is coming from this book!

6. Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer - So despite my reviews of this book and series only getting 3-4 stars, its still one of my favorite books to reread. Its another easier quicker read and it holds a special place in my heart. This book was actually the first one I reviewed when I started this blog. And I reviewed it after I had reread it for the 3rd time I think. This series and the Uglies series mentioned above are actually the books that pushed me into blogging because I wanted to share my love of those books with others! This book/series was also my first taste of dystopia and genuinely what I think pulled me into my love for the genre, which is another reason I reread it a lot.

7. Unknown (Unknown #1) by Wendy Higgins - This is one of my newest additions to the reread pile. I read it late last year and just fell in love with the story. I actually started rereading it already even though its only been 2 months since I read it the first time. I just can't help myself. Dystopian, aliens, bombs, Rylen & Amber, Nevada. I literally can't get this book/series out of my head. Its that good!

8. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare - I've actually already reread this book a good solid 3 or 4 time already, but I haven't reviewed the series on the blog yet. I actually plan to reread all the mortal instruments books and finally review them on the blog later this year. I can't get enough of Jace & Clary in this series! And I just love reading about the Shadowhunters. Cassandra Clare just writes amazing stories you can't help but want to immerse yourself in over and over. 

9. PODs (PODs #1) by Michelle Pickett - Let me be honest here. I saw this book once on a WoW post and thought it sounded interesting. Then, just for the hell of it, I sent in a request to the publisher for a review copy, I wasn't expecting anything at all. I ended getting a review copy. I ended up sitting down with the book and devouring it much faster than I thought! And I ended up rereading it after writing my review for it. I really love this book and its sequel The Infected. Its another one of my go to dystopia series to reread. (Can you tell I love rereading dystopia??)

10. Pure (Pure #1) by Julianna Baggott - So I've actually read both Pure and Fuse a number of times. I love the darkness of the world built in this series and even the darkness surrounding the characters and their lives. I love coming back to this world. I have to admit though. I've been avoiding starting Burn because I hear it falls kinda flat in comparison with the first two books and I'm not sure I'm ready for that. 

New Releases: Week of February 27, 2018

Everlife (Everlife #3)
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 27, 2018



At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. The numbers-obsessed Conduit is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite at long last—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival Laborer who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible; the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

This Heart of Mine 
Author: C.C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?

The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game #1)
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well -- and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.

Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.

Heart Of Iron 
Author: Ashley Poston
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

Other New Releases This Week: 
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena (2/27/18) [Farrar, Straus, & Giroux]
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller (2/27/18) [Feiwel & Friends
People Like Us by Dana Mele (2/27/18) [G.P. Putnam's Sons]
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (2/27/18) [Random House]
Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney (2/27/18) [Harlequin Teen]
This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi (2/27/18) [Harper Teen]
The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb (2/27/18) [Clarion]
To Right the Wrongs (Erin Blake #2) by Sheryl Scarborough (2/27/18) [Tom Doherty Associates]
Where I Live by Brenda Rufener (2/27/18) [Harper Teen]
I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter (2/27/18) [Feiwel & Friends]

Stacking The Shelves [#88]/Sunday Post [#20]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!

Thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin's, Kensington, Skyhorse Publishing & Astrid Arditi for these titles! I'm super excited to read and review these! Not to mention all the books I've been getting accepted for is shaping up the next few months to be awesome on the blog guys! I've got stuff publishing from March-July so far. So look for some awesome reviews in the next few months of the NetGalley books you've been seeing me get!

So I've heard a lot or good stuff about Falling Kingdoms so I decided to pick up a copy finally. James actually came across The Doors You Mark Are Your Own when we went to our used book/entertainment store to look for PS4 games and thought it sounded interesting. 

So good bookish news! James was super awesome and ordered me 5 books this week. 3 will be coming in on Wednesday, so they'll be in next weeks post. And then the other 2 will vary coming in March. I'm excited!! 

Windows 10 is still causing lots of issues. Now it's just freezing every time I go to do something and I have to wait for it to unfreeze. It's seriously so unamusing... Like this is just ridiculous. I just wanna use my laptop without issues!!! 

For those of you who watch Top Gear/The Grand Tour... *James May voice* GOOD NEWS!! Lol. I practiced some more of driving James jeep. I made it up to second gear and I reversed off his parents driveway (his parents have a big yard and live on a dirt road with not a lot of traffic, so good area to practice)! And I'm doing much better with letting the clutch out while putting the right amount of gas in. I'm feeling much more confident in exactly where the sweet spot with the two is. Another fun thing, while we were at his parents, he also taught me a little how to ride a motorcycle/scooter. That was pretty fun too! 

As always, there's still lots of time to sign up for the Dystopia Reading Challenge! I'd love to have you! And please please share on other sites. I have the blog and goodreads, but I'm not on sites like Booklikes, so if you are, please share! Also, for those interested, I'll add the vote for the first read-a-long of the challenge again. Anyone will be able to join, regardless of whether you do the challenge. :) So far, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is in the lead. 

Review of SINdicate (The New Lyons Sequence #2) by J.T. Nicholas
Review of Just One Year (Just One Day #2) by Gayle Forman

These two are my current reads, so look for reviews hopefully this week. I'm aiming for one at the beginning of the week and one near the end. :) 

As promised, here's the poll for those of you interested in the read-a-long! It'll be open to anyone even if you don't do the dystopia challenge. I just love reading & chatting books with others!!!

Book Blogger Hop: February 23rd-March 1st

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket on or off? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

On. Reason number 1 being that I just always have. Lol. Reason number 2 being that I have a toddler who likes to take things and color on them or hide them in her room. I think the dust jackets are safer just staying on the book while I read them. Lol. 

Can't-Wait Wednesday [#10]

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we are eagerly awaiting. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

SINdicate (The New Lyons Sequence #2)
Author: J.T. Nicholas
Expected Publication Date: March 20, 2018

The Post-Modern Prometheus

Synths were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they were still only machines. That’s what the people who used—and abused—them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful freedom, or brace for a revolution.

Former New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the Synths’ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the “artificial” humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect their secrets—and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as “The First,” whose very existence threatens the balance of power across the world . . .

So I finished reading SINthetic this past weekend and really enjoyed it. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where this story is going!

What can't you wait for this week?

Cover Reveal: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

Noah Shaw confesses all in this second novel of a chilling new companion series to Michelle Hodkin’s New York Timesbestselling Mara Dyer trilogy!

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not. 

Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.

Expected Publication Date: November 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Decided I'm No Longer Interested In Reading

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books I've Decided I'm No Longer Interested In Reading

So this doesn't necessarily mean I'll never read these books. Just that I've lost interest in them for the foreseeable future. Maybe someday they'll spark my interest again. 

1. Evernight (Evernight #1) by Claudia Gray
2. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
6. Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks) by Miranda Kenneally
7. Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0, #1) by Debra Driza
8. The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab
9. Touch (Denazen #1) by Jus Accardo
10. Earthbound (Earthbound #1) by Aprilynne Pike

New Releases: Week of February 20, 2018

Blood Of A Thousand Stars (Empress Of A Thousand Skies #2)
Author: Rhoda Belleza
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: February 20, 2018


With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown.


Framed assassin Alyosha has one goal in mind: kill Nero. But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever—home.


Kara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering—and erasing—the princess she once was.


Villainous media star Nero is out for blood, and he’ll go to any means necessary to control the galaxy.

Vicious politics and high-stakes action culminate in an epic showdown that will determine the fate of the universe.

Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1)
Author: Gwendolyn Clare
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

Other New Releases This Week:
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda (2/20/18) [Feiwel & Friends]
Flight Season by Marie Marquardt (2/20/18) [Wednesday Books]
Hooper by Geoff Herbach (2/20/18) [Katherine Tegen]
Heart of Ash (Blood and Salt #2) by Kim Liggett (2/20/18) [G.P. Putnam's Sons]
The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg (2/20/18) [Harper Teen]
Mercy Rule by Tom Leveen (2/20/18) [Sky Pony Press]