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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 WindWitches 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:



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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 lot and am eag…

Teaser Tuesdays

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




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 more fun they have without him!


Read my review HERE.





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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.





"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




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

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 include publishing contracts, celebr…

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 just say she’s older than s…

Teaser Tuesdays

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 KBPrint Length: 41 pagesPublisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 2, 2013)ASIN: B00AQUTOJW

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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 novel, STILL MISSING, won the International…

#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 pagesPublisher: William Morrow (June 3, 2014)ISBN: 9780062255662

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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.




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