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February Monthly News

Welcome to the February edition of monthly news!
Happy Leap Year!
Leap Year will never be the same for me. At 1pm est today, the dog I walk daily for the last 3 years has been put to rest. Between old age and severe allergies, she couldn't do it anymore. So rather than suffer, she is now in an eternal slumber. R.I.P. Missy. I'll miss you so much.


R.i.p. Missy :'( ♥ A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Feb 29, 2016 at 11:53am PST

BOOKS: Uglies - Scott Westerfeld (recommend)The Iron Warrior - Julie Kagawa (recommend)The Epic of GilgameshThe Literature BookIf I Run - Terri Blackstock (recommend)Appalachian Serenade - Sarah Loudin Thomas (recommend)The Movie BookCorked - Kathryn Borel JRNimona - Noelle Stevenson
Yearly Total:21 Books & 1 Movie
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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 263!
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.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky. 56% Kindle
She had no idea if her mother--her biological mother--had been skilled with her gift. No one ever spoke of her, and she knew better than to ask.

My favorite series ever. The Lunar Chronicles for this week's #Friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:13pm PST                                  ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't jo…

#Discussion Where Do All Your eBooks Go When Read?

I have a burning question that lingers in my mind. When you finish reading your ebooks on your Kindle, Kobo, whatever device you use, what do you do with those books when you have finished reading them?

Some of them you spend good money on. Some are gifts. Some are free that you happen to be lucky enough to find online. You get so excited getting them on your Kindle, but then you hit a number like I got on mine, and you ask yourself what the limit might be and are you quickly approaching it. Then the panic starts to set in.

My Kindle with 1059 items.

I would have so much more on here but when I finish reading them, I delete them. Yup, it's so easy to do. Best part is, just because you delete it from your device, does not take it from your library on Amazon. You can always login to your Kindle account and resend it to your device. As long as you do not permanently delete them from Amazon, they will always be there. I have permanently deleted some I do not wish to have anymore. It'…

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (21)

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (NPR.org). Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more da…

#Win Bad Boy by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele (WW)

Author J.C. REED
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Author JACKIE STEELE
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BAD BOY by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele is now available worldwide on Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~  Barnes & Noble ~ iBooks ~ Kobo
Bad Boy by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele Release Date: February 23rd, 2016 Full length, 350pp
Synopsis: I should have seen it coming.
Sexy? Handsome? Trouble? Check, check, and check. Is he messing up my life? Hell yes. All the signs are there: he is a bad boy. Even his name is a lie. Too bad I married him. I can't wait to get divorced. Does this make me sound crazy?

#Win an ecopy of No Rest For The Wicked by Dane Cobain (WW)

Dane Cobain is a writer and poet from a place you've probably never heard of, somewhere in England. His debut novella, a supernatural thriller called 'No Rest for the Wicked', will be released by Forsaken in the summero f 2015. When he's not writing books, he's reading and reviewing them on his book blog, SocialBookshelves.com - Charles Bukowski, Graham Greene and Phillip Pullman are favourites.
Find him at his website, www.facebook.com/danecobainmusic or follow @DaneCobain on Twitter.

Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Publisher: Booktrope/Forsaken
Cover Artist: Ashley Ruggirello

When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED. Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.
The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. T…

Corked by Kathryn Borel JR. (20)

Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. But after an accident and a death, Kathryn realizes that by shutting herself off to her father's greatest passion, she will never really know him. Accordingly, she proposes a drunken father-daughter road trip. Corkedis the uncensored account of their tour through the great wine regions of France. Uproarious, poignant, painfully introspective, and filled with cunning little details about wine, this is a book for any reader who has sought a connection with a complex family member or wanted to overcome the paralyzing terror of being faced with a restaurant wine list.

Hardcover: 272 pagesPublish…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 262!
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.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky. Page 56
There was a medicine ball on my chest. A big, heavy, invisible medicine ball plunked onto my chest by an imaginary personal trainer. Funny feeling.

A memoir for this week's #Friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Feb 18, 2016 at 7:24pm PST                                    ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

The Movie Book #DKCanada (19)

The Movie Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, profiles 100 of the best movies ever made throughout the world. From classic 1930s film noir and Hollywood romance to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi,The Movie Book brings the world's most influential films to life with its illustrative design. Unforgettable quotes, film stills, and original posters and memorabilia transport you to the world of each film, while narrative timelines and infographics explore central themes, characters, actors, and directors. Relive classics of the silent era, such as Nosferatu, along with wartime greats like Casablanca, transformative New Wave films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Easy Rider, and modern masterpieces like Do the Right ThingCity of God, and Gravity. Each movie is placed in the broader context of the industry and its key players, making it an invaluable resource for any film fanatic. The Movie Book zooms in on the best cinematic masterp…

Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas (18)

Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister's offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream--even if it means giving up the old?

In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas introduces readers to Wise, West Virginia--a small town nestled in an Appalachian valley where the everyday miracles of life and faith play out in stories of healing, hope, and love. 


FREE ON AMAZON
Kindle: 1730 KBPrint Length: 115 pagesPublisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 4, 2014)ASIN: B00KQS1DJ8
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Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first…