Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 216!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
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*It's that simple.



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The sun was setting, the citizens of St. Deborah by the Water gathering for the performance. Far fewer of them now than there had been, no more than thirty in two grim-faced rows on the grit of the former parking lot. A wolfish grey dog lay on its side at the end of the front row, its tongue lolling. The girl who followed Kirsten was nowhere in sight.

Book Beginnings

The king stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored. This was act 4 of King Lear, a winter night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Earlier in the evening, three little girls had played a clapping game onstage as the audience entered, childhood versions of Lear's daughters, and now they'd returned as hallucinations in the mad scene. The king stumbled and reached for them as they flitted here and there in the shadows. His name was Arthur Leander. He was fifty-one years old and there were flowers in his hair.

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#17: #Giveaway: Ten Fingers Touching - Ellen A. Roth

Evil plots his return to power and Good fights to defeat Evil s sinister plan. Caught between them in this epic struggle are two young lovers Martak, master of the forest, and Marianna, a beautiful maiden and governess to Rosy, the impetuous, young princess. Evil s desperate scheme to outwit Good and rule the Kingdom puts Martak, Marianna and the Princess at risk as they are drawn into the conflict. Will the soulmates realize their happily ever after? Martak must first unravel the curse and destroy Evil. In this land where magical forces vie for dominance, could true love be the most powerful weapon of all?
A beautifully illustrated tale for women of all ages, Ten Fingers Touching explores the complex nature of love and fate. It is an enchanting journey of romance, mystery and adventure. Ellen A. Roth s debut novella is an imaginative take on a classic genre and a treat for the romantic soul.


  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Getting to the Point, Inc. (December 9, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9780990726821




Ellen A. Roth holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh s School of Education and an MFA from Syracuse University. She spent the early years of her career as a registered art therapist, working with children with a variety of special needs. Co-founder of premier relocation consulting firm, Getting to the Point Inc., Ellen was named one of the Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania.
A wife and proud mother, Ellen lives with her husband, Dr. Loren Roth, and continues to be actively engaged in community service. She has been fascinated with fairy tales since childhood, and recently released her debut work of fiction,Ten Fingers Touching.
John Blumen is a freelance illustrator living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout his long career in advertising and publishing, his images have graced everything from annual reports to children s books including titles published by The Penguin Group, Llewellyn Worldwide and Harcourt Publishing.


REVIEW:
Lovely illustrations!
In the format of a middle grade book, this fairytale for adults takes you on a journey you won't expect.
The story was fun and I liked the unexpected twist. Martek is my favorite character, so strong and smart he is.
Martek and Marianna are so sweet. It was their story I wanted to read about.
The 'Good VS Evil' thing was just okay for me. Often I thought the story got out of sorts during those parts. Two focal points in one story when all I wanted was the romance.
Not the best fairytale I have ever read, but certainly not the worst either.


3/5


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blasting About: The Third Twin (With #Giveaway)

Freda's Voice is happy to be part of the book blast tour for, The Third Twin. Be sure to read on to the end for a great giveaway! Good luck!

third TwinThe Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia’s guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything.

The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they’d never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect—Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist.

As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer . . . or Alicia is real.

Praise:
"[An] original, riveting thriller." -- Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You

"Delicious and deceptive, The Third Twin is a twisty-turny thrill ride! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough!" --Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series and The Taking

"A classic whodunit."--Kirkus Reviews



CJCJ OMOLOLU is the author of the ALA-YALSA Quick Pick Dirty Little Secrets and several other YA novels. She loved to read but never thought to write until she discovered that the voices in her head often have interesting things to say. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two sons.



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