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July Monthly News

Welcome to the July edition of monthly news! I am currently on vacation, well, a staycation actually. I was supposed to go away but am now making the best of where I am. It's nice going places locally that I haven't been to yet.  Have you done anything new this summer? BOOKS: Petals On The Wind - V.C. Andrews (recommend) Scarlet - Marissa Meyer (HIGHLY recommend) The Little Android - Marissa Meyer (recommend) Plain Faith - Ora-Jay & Irene Eash w/ Tricia Goyer (recommend) The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (recommend) The Other Side - Chevy Stevens MOVIES: 3 Days To Kill (recommend) The Other Woman (recommend) Petals On The Wind Witches of East End Season 1 (recommend) Yearly Total:     53 Books, 10 Products & 21 Movies RECIPES : Coconut Muffins Book of the Month: Book of the Year: BLOGGER /MONEY-MAKING RESOURCES: 1.  BlogTrain  2.  SwagBucks 

Witches of East End Season 1

Drama centering on a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches, who lead quiet, uneventful modern day lives in the secluded seaside town of East End. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters that they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches. AVAILABLE NOW! 418 minutes 3 discs REVIEW: This show started out a little cheesy, but by the end of the first episode I wanted more. It did remind me of Charmed, but that was okay, I liked that show too. I really like the actresses in this show though. Julia Ormand is one of my faves and it is nice to see her in it. There were times in the show where the visual effects and elements stole the show. Those scenes were pretty cool. The best part of the storyline, which I can't divulge without ruining the show, got better as the episodes went along. I ended up really liking this show a

Teaser Tuesdays

AMAZON She had to find them first. Because she had to protect them.

#Giveaway: The Other Woman (BluRay)

AVAILABLE JULY 29! Four Times Cameron Diaz Has Been A Boss In Charlie's Angels, kicking butt to save Bosley. In Bad Teacher, where she put up with no crap. In Shrek, where she played an ogre princess. In Something About Mary, she was part of a love triangle. AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY Fill in the form if you live in the US or Canada. Full terms are at the bottom of the form. Good luck! Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties have become unlikely pals who’ve decided to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 188 ! 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) that grab you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. AMAZON "They should have a room ready for your grandfather soon, Miss Bontrager." "I'm right here," Grosdaadi grumped. "Don't talk about me like I'm not." ~ Page 156 From Flowers for Rachael by Kathleen Fuller * Grosdaadi means grandfather in Middlefield Amish *

Just After Rain - Ross Clark

just after rain when the water lies hesitant and pure on the roads and footpaths and a few cars still have their lights on       just after rain when the frontyard trees sweat the last drops from their chlorophyll brows and the air is promise-crammed and light and there are apparently more towers in the distant city-centre than before            just after rain when the pets emerge from under houses and overlong browsers from within shops...                 just after rain we breathe in deeply and effortlessly we enjoy watching where we put our feet as we jaunt home                      just after rain there is no other time that is not                                     just after rain Alphabe Thursdays A  Girl's Garden Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky Carpe Diem Dream within a Dream Echo Flower Garden God Gave A Loaf To Every Bird How Do I Love Thee I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

World's Best Story (With #Giveaway)

I am really excited to tell you about an innovative new contest platform for both readers and writers. Laura Fabiani of iRead Book Tours is now a proud sponsor for World’s Best Story ! More and more authors and writers are discovering the power of readers. Books are written for the reader audience, so why not have a say in telling others we think a writer’s story has blockbuster potential? That’s what World’s Best Story allows you to do. In view of this, I hope you will join me in helping to spread the word and to sign up as a member of World’s Best Story to find talented storytellers and get great prizes.  But first let me tell you more about World’s Best Story. World’s Best Story was launched at BookExpo America on May 28. It’s the first social contest to reward readers and writers with exclusive partner prizes. So what does this mean for you? If you are a writer: 1. Submit your story. Entering is free and the entry period ends Aug 12. 2. Prizes inclu

Join Reebok as an Affiliate!

As some of you know, I sometimes run Reebok posts. I am an affiliate with them, and if you have a blog that you have affiliates on, I urge you to check out the Reebok program. Join Reebok's Affiliate Program This affiliate program is among my favorites, if not my favorite. Yes, you make money when people purchase Reebok products via your links, however, sometimes they have posting bonuses. Not all programs have this feature. It's an extra incentive to be part of the program. Now I will be upfront and tell you, if you join the program via my link above, I get $15!  So see if this program is a fit for you. I thank you and am sure Reebok thanks you too. ***Freda's Voice receives compensation for every person who signs up. No money was exchanged for this post.***

Blasting About: Son of War, Daughter of Chaos (With #Giveaway)

  Freda's Voice happily blasts about Janette Rallison's latest book, Son of War, Daughter of Chaos. Be sure to see below for all the details and a giveaway! Son of War, Daughter of Chaos Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school life. When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not. AMAZON Blog Tour Schedule Author Janette Rallison Janette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s j

Teaser Tuesdays

AMAZON Rosemary crossed her legs, folded her arms across her chest, and tried to focus on the bishop's final prayer as he wrapped up the worship service. Saul Petersheim was making that a difficult task. She'd made it clear to Saul that she was not interested in dating him, but the man still gave it his best shot from time to time. ~ Rooted in Love by Beth Wiseman

#53: The Other Side - Chevy Stevens

An original ebook short story from  New York Times  bestselling author Chevy Stevens featuring Psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie and Staff Sergeant Sandy McBride, from  Never Knowing . Sandy is working the biggest case of her life—the Campsite Killer, who has been hunting women for almost forty years. She’s finally close to nailing him, if she can just keep her head in the game. But when an old friend calls with a lead about Sandy’s mother’s murder, Sandy is pulled into the past—a past she thought she’d closed the door on. Her life is about to get real complicated, real fast.  Kindle:  224 KB Print Length:  41 pages Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin (April 2, 2013) ASIN:  B00AQUTOJW AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she's not working on her next book, she's camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut

#52: The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy. A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark,  The Ocean at the End of the Lane  is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. Paperback:  181 pages Publisher:  William Morrow (June 3, 2014) ISBN:  9780062255662

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 187 ! 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) that grab you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. AMAZON 36% on my kindle Mag surged forward half a step, his eyes focused on the girl. "Hold your tongue, mortal, if you would keep it." ~ From Even Hand by Jim Butcher

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill  for the caged bird sings of freedom The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own. But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.  Here is my tattoo