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#70: Florence - Ciye Cho

(Affiliate Link) Seventeen-year-old Florence Waverley is out of her depth. Literally. Kidnapped and taken below the waves to the mer world of Niemela, she is the ultimate gift for merman Prince Kiren: a human familiar tied to his side. But nothing is what it seems amid the beauty and danger of a dark ocean. Every Niemelan has a role to play, from the mermaids who weave towers out of kelp to the warriors who fight sea monsters. But in trying to survive, Florence will end up in the middle of a war between the mer and the Darkness. A conflict that will push her between two brothers: Kiren, the charmer inexplicably drawn to both her and the monsters; and Rolan, the loner who has been pushing her away since the day they met. But in order to take a stand--and find out where she belongs--Florence will have to risk it all: her life, her heart... and her very soul. Kindle: 361 KB Print Length: 336 pages Publisher: Studio Amazepop (June 28, 2012) ASIN: B008G07DWO M

June Monthly News

Welcome to the June edition of Monthly News! BEA was in full action, and I attended via Armchair BEA . The posts are listed in this edition. Had a Mount TBR Checkpoint post that I wrote a poem with the help of the book titles I have read.  That was a ton of fun to do and actually turned out alright. I was also accepted to be a fashion blogger for Oasap ! I'm pretty stoked about that. Be sure to watch for reviews.  BOOKS: 1. No Safe Haven - Kimberley & Kayla R. Woodhouse (recommend) 2. Corpse in the Crystal Ball - Kari Lee Townsend (recommend) 3. Angel Eyes - Shannon Dittemore 4. Forget Me Not - Belinda Boring (recommend the series) 5. Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary (recommend) 6. The Other Life - Susanne Winnacker (HIGHLY recommend) 7. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love (recommend) 8. Arcadia - Lauren Groff  9. Summerland - Elin Hilderbrand (recommend) 10. Soulless - Gail Carriger (recommend) PAGE COUNT: 19091 PRODUCTS:

#69: Soulless - Gail Carriger

(Affiliate Link) Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. Paperback: 384 pages Publishe

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 81 with me!   Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56. *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. (Affiliate Link)   Skylan thought this over, then realized he already knew who was sailing this ship. The same god who had sailed the ghost ship on which he had sailed. He stood for a moment, saying a silent prayer, then climbed back down the rope to the Venjekar to explain his plan to his people.

Moonlight Mayhem - Sherry Soule Promo Stop (With Character Interview)

TITLE: Moonlight Mayhem (Book 2) AUTHOR: Sherry Soule PUBLISHER: Moonlight Publishing ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2012 PRICE: eBook $4.99 / Paperback $14.95 PAGE COUNT: 340 pages. GENRE: Young Adult SUB-GENRE: Paranormal / Romance READING AGE: 14 years and older PUBLISHER'S WEB PAGE AUTHOR BLOG SPELLBOUND UNIVERSE FACEBOOK TWITTER: @WriterSherry    AMAZON PAGE Otherworldly Creatures. Dazzling Magic. Fiery Romance. Shiloh Ravenwolf thought she was getting used to the strange events in Whispering Pines, until the full moon brings another surge of supernatural threats to her coastal town. Ferocious wolves, deadly necromancers, and shambling zombies have descended upon the neighborhood, so Shiloh needs to gain control of her magical abilities— fast! It sucks that she has a crippling fear of the dark, which for a demon hunter can be an epic problem. When her classmates are attacked by a mysterious creature and her father is

Canada Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Freda's Voice stop on The Canada Day Blog Hop! We're offering a funny book with a Canadian theme, which we think will be a light and amusing read for anyone who wins it, so good luck, eh? How to Be a Canadian provides a hilarious insider's look at Canada, covering subjects as diverse as diet, dating rituals, sports, politics and social rules. Sample topics include ‘Twelve Ways to Say You're Sorry,’ ‘Holidays and Hijinks,’ ‘How to Make Love Like a Canadian,’ and ‘Canadian Cuisine (and How to Avoid It).’ Loaded with wry advice and barbed commentary, their book will teach you everything you need to know about how to be a Canadian - whether you already are one or not. (Publisher Douglas & McIntyre’s product description) More info: As a guidebook, How to Be a Canadian contains ‘a wealth of information gathered from fact-filled articles that the authors sort of remember reading somewhere,’ but frankly, the facts are really just there a

Always/Tampax Radiant

The new Radiant Collection from Tampax ® and Always ® provides women with one premium brand experience to meet all their feminine care needs. The full product line-up offers everything women need to help keep their period out of sight, including: Tampax Radiant tampons — Feature the first-ever re-sealable wrapper for discreet, worry—free disposal and the new CleanGrip™ applicator for comfortable insertion. Always Radiant Infinity pads — Feature a unique technology that conforms to each individual shape, delivering premium protection. Always Radiant Incredibly Thin Liners — Our thinnest and most flexible protection, with flexible edges that fit any panty style. Always Radiant Wipes-to-Go — Deliver an enhanced everyday freshness. My Opinion:  I'm a tampon girl, have been since the start, but every so often I wear a pad or pantyliners at the end of my cycle. Or if I'm not sure if I'm done... you ladies know what I'm talking about, the ghost period.... y

Teaser Tuesday

SHOULD BE READING (Affiliate Link) "Bollocks," said Lord Maccon upon seeing who stood before him. "Miss Tarabotti. What did I do to merit a visit from you first thing in the morning? I have not even had my second cup of tea yet."

#68: Summerland - Elin Hilderbrand (With Giveaway)

(Affiliate Link) A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt - but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents - secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight. Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books (June 26, 2012) ISBN: 9780316099837 Author Bio:  Elin Hilderbrand: novelist, mother of three, sports enthusiast, avid f

#67: Arcadia - Lauren Groff

(Affiliate Link) In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Arcadia follows this romantic, rollicking, and tragic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and after. Arcadia's inhabitants include Handy, a musician and the group's charismatic leader; Astrid, a midwife; Abe, a master carpenter; Hannah, a baker and historian; and Abe and Hannah's only child, the book's protagonist, Bit, who is born soon after the commune is created. While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, too, ages and changes. If he remains in love with the peaceful agrarian life in Arcadia and deeply attached to its residents--including Handy and Astrid's lithe and deeply troubled daughter, Helle--how can Bit become his own man? How will he make his way through life and the world outside of Arcadia wher

Get to Know Author Willow Rose (With Giveaway)

Howdy readers!! Today we have special guest, author, Willow Rose. She is going to tell us about her book, Daughters of the Jaguar: Savage , and at the end is a giveaway open internationally! How cool is that?! First up, let's welcome Willow to Freda's Voice! Hi Willow, and thanks for coming for a visit. Please tell us about yourself. I write YA Paranormal Romance and fantasy. I am originally from Denmark but I now live on Florida’s Space Coast with my husband and two daughters. I am a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When I'm not writing or reading I enjoys watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Now tell us about your book. In Savage we meet Christian who is a young man torn between the world of science and the world of magic. He has left his country of Denmark and is going to Florida to go to med school. He meets Aiyana who is a spirit-filled girl living in a completely different world than he is. Her family is des

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 80 with me!   Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56. *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. (Affiliate Link)   A taste of Saucy Sally's Poppyseed Cake, the way Leif can swing Bit by the legs so the world spins deliriously past, the feel of running on the last crust of snow when the others fall through, that softness at the end of a branch that is the whisper of a bud. He adds to the list in his head.

#66: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love

(Affiliate Link) Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love will stir up those delectable feelings and memories that certain aromas and tastes always bring. Readers will relish in the succulent and tasty stories on how love and food together played a flavorful part in life, leaving them with a divine aftertaste and a pungent yearning to read more. Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul; Original edition (November 22, 2011) ISBN: 9781935096788 My Opinion: If you have been reading my blog a while then you know how much I like the Chicken Soup series.  If you're new, let me tell you how much I love this series. A lot! I always reach for a book from this series when I am feeling my lowest. Yes, I have bad days like everyone else, and these stories always pick me up. It doesn't even have to be relevant to my situation, it's just nice hearing inspirational stories of strength, faith, love, respect and perseverance. Food and Love didn't

Teaser Tuesday

SHOULD BE READING (Affiliate Link) The first few days without Handy, the world feels off balance. He's not there for the weepers or the bad trips, for his daily, cheery wanders around each work unit to urge them on.

#65: The Other Life - Susanne Winnacker

(Affiliate link) The Other Life: who we were before the virus. How we'll never be again. It's been 3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since Sherry has seen daylight. When things went wrong up above, she was sealed off from the world in a bunker with her family. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage mutant killers. When her dad is snatched, Sherry joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua - an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers. But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all? The seeds of first love are sown amongst the death and destruction of a nightmare future in this incredible debut novel. Beautifully formed and gut-wrenchingly gripping, it's essential reading.   Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Usborne Books (February 1, 2012) ISBN: 9781409536086 Author Bio:  Susanne Winnacker stu

#64: Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary

From characters like Darth Maul and Yoda, to places like Naboo and Dexter's Diner, to creatures like Jabba the Hutt and Ewoks, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary chronicles every character, weapon, starship, droid, creature, and alien in the Star Wars universe. The only comprehensive visual guide available — and now with a new, refreshed look — it features more than one thousand stills and digitally rendered pictures, making this the ultimate collector's item for every Star Wars fan.   Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: DK CHILDREN (September 25, 2006) ISBN: 9780756622381 Buy at   The above image is the correct and newer cover. The affiliate link is an old cover. My Opinion: This book took me some time to go through, mostly because I was devouring every tiny detail in it. And there was a ton of detail to cover. It is an epic look at all the films, from the real beginning, not the 80's version I originally knew of, with every pa

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 79 with me!   Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56. *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. (Affiliate Link)   More rustling. This time in both neighboring aisles. Maybe a group of wild boars.