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June Monthly News

Welcome to the June edition of monthly news!
My life has changed again. We moved into an apartment again... in our old neighborhood ironically.
I'm so happy I could bust.


BOOKS: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (recommend)
MOVIES: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (recommend)Big Little Lies Season 1 (recommend)Chris Gethard Career Suicide
   Yearly Total:  12 Books, 7 Movies & 1 Product
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The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to week '?'.
Currently I'm using a friend's internet on my phone to get some kind of post up.
I'll have internet back on Monday sometime so next week will be a normal post again. Bear with me. 😊

Since I'm on my phone there will be no Linky. Leave a comment with your url to your post and I'll visit a.s.a.p.
(I know I still have a couple to visit from last week. Sorry life has gotten in the way... I wish I could say I was having fun at least but nope.)

Happy weekend and happy birthday Canada!

Chris Gethard Career Suicide

Comedian/writer/talk-show and podcast host Chris Gethard brings his critically acclaimed one-man, off-Broadway show to HBO.


Released in April 2017
89 minutes
AMAZON US




REVIEW:
Not my favorite comedian.
A lot of this special was emotional, with some dry humor thrown in here and there, but mostly it was just dry without the humor.
I'm slightly disappointed. 
I feel like I know this guys' life inside and out, but he didn't make it humorous, he made it seem whiny. Watching actually made me sad a few times, and sad for him too.
I know lots of people will probably enjoy Chris's wit, it's just not me.

1/5


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Blasting About: Dating the It guy (& #Win)

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Freda's Voice is happy to be part of the book blast tour for, Dating the It guy. Be sure to read to the end for a great cash giveaway! Good luck!





Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator's son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon's world and it doesn't help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren seems determined to get back into his life along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is comp…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 330!
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 was reading a Willow Rose book, but set it aside for this novella... and another one coming after... so you may see One Two He Is Coming For You Again. Sorry. 
I'm also posting early since I will be at work tonight. 56% on Kindle


An early #Friday56 #Instagram56 by the great V.C. Andrews

Big Little Lies Season 1

Available August 1, 2017 on Blu-ray™ and DVD Big Little Lies is available now on Digital Download!
Big Little Lies is based in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, where nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (ShaileneWoodley) – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.

The cast also includes, Alexander Skarsgård, Emmy-nominee Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling. 
Big Little Lies includes all seven episodes from the “exquisitely conceived and structured” limited series as well as six fascinating “Insi…

Blasting About: The Ghost of You and Me (& #Win!)

**Freda's Voice is happy to be part of the blast tour for, The Ghost of You and Me. Be sure to read to the end for the great cash giveaway! Good luck!

How do you tell someone who hates you and blames you for the death of his best friend that you miss him?

From the bestselling teen and young adult author of Cinder & Ella comes a new heart-wrenching romance sure to bring all the feels.

The tragic death of Spencer Schott unravels the lives of the two people he loved most—his girlfriend, Bailey, and his best friend, Wes. Secrets and guilt from that fateful night keep both Bailey and Wes from overcoming Spencer’s loss and moving on with their lives.

Now, nearly a year later, both Bailey and Wes are still so broken over what happened that Spencer can’t find peace in the afterlife. In order to put his soul to rest, he’s given one chance to come back and set things right...even if that means setting up his girlfriend with his best friend.

With the emotional resonance of Jellicoe Road and t…

#Win Into The Cowboy's Arms by Vicki Lewis Thompson (US)

VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON is a New York Times bestselling author who worked as a journalist and a high school English teacher before deciding to become a romance novelist. She was the recipient of Romance Writers of America’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, and has published more than 100 books.









How-to Tips for Aspiring Writers
1.Be an artist and a businesswoman.A myth persists that all you need is a great book and minions will appear to do the rest. A great book is a good start, but it will languish unless it’s shepherded through the process by an educated author who’s studied the market and researched her publishing options. 2.Turn in clean copy. Pleasing a reader is the goal, whether the reader is your mom, an agent, an editor, or the stranger who plunks down money for your book. No one deserves to be handed a story riddled with typos and grammatical mistakes unless that person has agreed, for love or money, to help you make it presentable. 3.Study story structure. Commercial ficti…

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks #Movie

Rated 14A
92 minutes
DVD AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 5th!
In this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name,The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey). The film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty, and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people.
AMAZON US   |   AMAZON UK

REVIEW:
Bring tissues!
I wish I had read the book first, but the story in the movie was pretty epic.
Henrietta is single-handedly the reason why so many people have lived on. Her cells have been used in so many diseases,  trying to combat or …

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 329!
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.
Got the post ready before work, but posted on my break. There will be no #Instagram56 today because of it.


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

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (12)

Kindle: 2056 KB
Print: 400 pages Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (February 10, 2015) ASIN: B00KFG156C

Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing …