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February Monthly News

Welcome to the February edition of monthly news!
Between work and my hubby, I got next to no reading done.
Life!
I hope to pick up in March.
BOOKS: The Adventures of Zelda by Kristen Otte (recommend)Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
MOVIES: Masterminds (recommend)
                                           Yearly Total:  5 Books & 2 Movies
Book of the Month:


Book of the Year:


BLOGGER/MONEY-MAKING RESOURCES:
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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (5)

Series: PassengerHardcover: 496 pagesPublisher: Disney-Hyperion (January 5, 2016)ISBN: 9781484715772

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the Colonies-and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them-whethe…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 313!
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.
42% on Kindle



For a 2nd week, the #Friday56 is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:58am PST

#Win Courting The Cowboy by Carolyne Aarsen (US)

CAROLYNE AARSEN lives in Northern Alberta where she was born, raised and married and has raised four children and numerous foster children. Her writing has been honed between being a stay-at-home mother, homemaker, gardener, crafter columnist and business partner with her husband in their cattle farm and logging business. 








How-to Tips for Aspiring Writers:
It’s been said so many times that it’s almost a clichĂ©. If you want to write for a certain genre then read extensively in that genre. If you want to write for Love Inspired, read Love Inspired. Don’t just read the words, examine the plot. Find out why the characters do what they do when they do it. Read how the book is paced and how the characters interact. I’ve read a number of books by aspiring writers who want to write for Love Inspired and I wonder if they’ve ever truly examined how Love Inspired books are written. You have to respect the genre and understand it if you want to write for it.
Love Inspired; January 17, 2017
$5.99 U.…

Blasting About: Sketchy Tacos (With #Giveaway)

Freda's Voice is happy to be part of the book blast tour for Sketchy Tacos. Be sure to read to the end for a chance at an Amazon gift card!


Teenage artist Mila Gulick travels to Mexico to get away from warring influences and find herself. But life in the land of tacos is a far cry from her sheltered life back home. Mila must find the courage to step out from behind her sketchbook and get to know the people and culture around her. While her host family and the two boys vying for her interest are nothing but smiles, all may not be as it seems.

Soon Mila is questioning her choices and the beliefs she’s held dear. Her heart, her art, and even her safety are at risk as she struggles to find a balance between cultural differences, old assumptions, and strange romance. Will her trip end in disaster or will she find the strength for which she’s been searching?



Praise for the Book
"This modern coming-of-age story has it all - humor, heart, genuine characters, and spiritual depth. I highly…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 312!
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. 26% on Kindle



This week's #Friday56 is a book that won't be released until later this year. A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Feb 16, 2017 at 7:47am PST                                      ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.

#Win Her Sweetest Fortune by Stella Bagwell (US) (With Q&A)

STELLA BAGWELL is a USA Today bestselling author who has written close to 90 books for Harlequin. She lives on the Texas Gulf coast with her husband, where the winters are mild and the summers sweltering. Along with her writing, she stays busy helping her husband care for their 10 horses, 11 cats, and a flock of gulls that always seem to know when it's feeding time! 









1)How did you come up with the friendship/relationship love triangle as a plot? Actually, the plot was suggested by the editors as a part of a special continuing series. As the author, it was my job to breathe life and personality into the characters and their story. 2)What is your favorite part about writing for Her Sweetest Fortune? My favorite part of writing Her Sweetest Fortune was putting two friends together and watching their confusion and surprise as the attraction builds between them. 3)Any tips for readers hoping that a special someone was more than just a friend?  If that special someone goes out of his way to d…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings) #Memeversary

Welcome to Week 311!
6 years ago, I took over this meme. Best thing I ever did! I love you guys.  And your bookish Friday posts. Thanks for sticking around! Hope we have many more together!
Happy Memeversary #Friday56 and to you all who participate!
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.