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April Monthly News

Welcome to the April edition of monthly news!
My husband turned 50 on Easter Sunday. We had two family celebrations and one with friends.
Also you will see I only reviewed one book. I did read more, but those reviews are held off till a later date as agreed with the publisher. So stay tuned!


BOOKS: Situation Momedy by Jenna Von Oy (recommend)
Yearly Total:  8 Books & 4 Movies
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Situation Momedy by Jenna Von Oy (8)

Kindle: 2233 KBPublisher: Medallion Press (April 11, 2017)ASIN: B06Y3FN6MZ
While preparing to give birth to her first daughter, actress Jenna von Oy, known for her roles as Six on Blossom and Stevie on The Parkers, looked for a book, a best-friend’s guide to motherhood. But what she found were clinical guides to pregnancy and beyond. She addressed that with Situation Momedy: A First-Time Mom’s Guide to Laughing Your Way through Pregnancy & Year One.

Now entrenched in the toddler years with her two daughters, she knows that each year of motherhood brings even more comedy and chaos! Situation Momedy: A Very Special Episode in Toddlerdom is an introduction to the adventures a mom can look forward to as her child moves into toddlerhood. A few chapter examples are “This Is a Test of the Emergency Tantruming System,” “Potty Training . . . It’s a Crap Shoot,” “Working & Harried…with Children,” and “Independence Day Isn’t Just a National Holiday.”

Filled with the humor and reassurance on…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 322!
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.
Sorry for the late posting, and for sharing no 56, Instagram 56 or beginning. I was out of town all day and rushed to get this one up. Next week I will be back with a fresh book.
Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.








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The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 321!
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.
I'm still on the same book as last week. See a pattern here?! Sorry guys!
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Another week with Jenna Von Oy for the #Friday56 #Instagram56 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on

Take Your Life From Average To Amazing!

Three Simple Strategies That Can Take Your Life From Average To Amazing
If you want to live an amazing life, remember that your desire will not materialize magically. It takes conscious effort to take your life from average to amazing, and this is why adopting a strategic approach to life optimization is important and advantageous. Below you'll find just three of many strategies you can implement to begin leading a higher quality life:



1. Work Out.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to take your life from average to amazing is by working out regularly. This technique will empower you to attain a wide range of wellness benefits, some of which include:

• better memory
• weight management/weight loss
• improved sleep quality
• enhanced posture
• optimized functioning of the circulatory system
• improved metabolism

There are many ways that you can become a more physically active person. One is by joining your local gym. In this setting, you'll be able to attain encouragement and …

Blitz: Serenade (With #Giveaway)

Freda's Voice is happy to be part of the Blitz for Serenade. Be sure to read to the end for a giveaway. Good luck!


Serenade
Heather McKenzie
(The Nightmusic Trilogy #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: April 17th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult
Kidnapped and held hostage in the Rockies, a teenage heiress falls for her abductor while her corrupt father and devoted bodyguard fight to get her back. The discovery of true love and dark family secrets turns deadly in this epic coming of age adventure.
Kaya Lowen dreams of living like a normal eighteen-year old, but being heiress to a billion-dollar company has put her life in constant danger. Fiercely guarded by her powerful and corrupt father, she develops close bonds with those who protect her, especially Oliver – a bodyguard who has proven his devotion to her time and again. He wins her heart – until a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning everything she believes in. Haunt…

#Win Once A Moretti Wife by Michelle Smart (US)

MICHELLE SMART, is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author with a slight-to-severe coffee addiction. A book worm since birth, Michelle can usually be found hiding behind a paperback, or if it's an author she really loves, a hardback. Michelle lives in rural Northamptonshire in England with her husband and two young Smarties. When not reading or pretending to do the housework, she loves nothing more than creating worlds of her own. Preferably with lots of coffee on tap. Visit her at michellesmart.co.uk
I always create a new playlist when I start a new book, songs that I hope will feed me the emotion I’m aiming for. The top ten listened to on the Once a Moretti Wife playlist are:
·Apologize by One Republic featuring Timbaland ·Happy Ending by Mika ·Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac ·I Miss You by Blink 182 ·Way Down We Go by Kaleo ·With or Without You by U2

·Jealous Guy by Roxy Music ·Shout by Tears for Fears Wicked Game by Chris Isaak.


Happy Easter & Happy Birthday!

Happy Easter to all!
And happy birthday to the love of my life.
💙


Happy 50th birthday babe!

Love you more than life!

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 320!
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.
I'm finally on a new book!! YAY!!
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Non-fiction from Jenna Von Oy this week for the #Friday56 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:34am PDT

#Win Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak (US)

BRENDA NOVAK, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, has penned more than 45 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at brendanovak.com. To date, she’s raised over $2 million. 







Ten Things Every Novel Needs
The beautiful thing about any creative endeavor is that there is no one “right” way to accomplish it. Everyone’s imagination works differently, and that’s what provides such great variety in art and literature. Just when someone thinks there’s an easy formula or “recipe” that must be followed if a book is to be “good” or “successful,” some author will invariably break one or more of the “rules” and wind up with a blockbuster. That said, there are certain elements that help to make one story better than another.  These are the ten I believe to be most important.
A great hook. These can be r…