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March Monthly News

Welcome to the March edition of the monthly news! We finally came out of lockdown and moved into the red zone. That means we can do little things for fun, such as visiting the local park and tropical greenhouse. I went to see the Corpse Flower that had bloomed, but when I got there it had wilted already. BOO! Still a very interesting sight to behold, without the rotten smell. The Friday 56 turned 10!!! We had a celebration for the participants. Sorry, if you missed out! Hopefully I'll still be running it 10 more years from now! Congrats to Billy for winning the giveaway! If you haven't taken part, it's a weekly book meme where you share a snippet from Page 56 or 56% on your ebook. We have a linky every week for visiting others. I do hope to see you join in on Friday! We're back under lockdown. Fun! We've come out and back in all in this month. Geez already! My son turned 26 yesterday, although it was pretty uneventful thanks to COVID and the lockdown. My hubby's

News Of The World (With US #Giveaway)

AVAILABLE NOW! RATED PG 1 HOUR 58 MINUTES AMAZON Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Academy Award winner Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken in by the Kiowa people and raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place they can call home. REVIEW: Tom hanks could act out the phone book and I would want to watch it, so I was excited to watch this new film of his. Then I realized that it was a Western, which I'm not a fan of, but watched anyway. It wasn't like any other Western I've ever seen before. The story was completely different. It, and this fair-haired child, pulled me right in. It had me laughi

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 521! Congrats to The Coffee Addicted Writer for winning the memeversary giveaway! ๐ŸŽ‰ RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     What creative places do you keep books other than your bookshelves? A: I cannot think of a single place other than a shelf. Sorry peoples. I'm just not that creative I guess. I'll be reading your posts for suggestions though.  ๐Ÿ˜‚ **This post is part of a weekly book meme. Compensati

Aftermath by Terri Blackstock (12) #EarlyReview

ASIN:  B08BZ14BV7 Publisher:  Thomas Nelson (May 11 2021) Print:  320 pages AMAZON A devastating explosion. Three best friends are at the venue just to hear their favorite band . . . but only one of them makes it out alive. A trunk full of planted evidence. When police stop Dustin with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows it’s just a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when they find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there. An attorney who will risk it all for a friend. Criminal attorney Jamie Powell was Dustin’s best friend growing up. They haven’t spoken since he left for basic training, but she’s the first one he thinks of when he’s arrested. Jamie knows she’s putting her career on the line by defending an accused terrorist, but she’d never abandon him. Someone is framing Dustin to take the fall for shocking acts of violence . . . but why? Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a  New York Times  bests

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56 10th #Memeversary!

Welcome to week 520! It's our 10th memeversary! ๐ŸŽ‰ To celebrate I will have a giveaway at the end for a $10 Amazon GC. It's for participants only! You guys are the best and I thank you for all your posts! Being the original Friday book meme, I've seen a lot of books over the years. Added a lot to my ever expanding wish list. More importantly, made bookish friends! I appreciate each and every one of you! So happy memeversary to you! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy memeversary weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links

Blasting About Orange City by Lee Matthew Goldberg

  Freda's Voice is proud to participate in this great tour for Lee Matthew Goldberg's latest book, Orange City! Grab your copy today!! Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021 along with a sci-fi novel ORANGE CITY. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft,

Such A Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (11) #EarlyReview

ASIN:  B08LDXPDYY Publisher:  Simon & Schuster (July 13, 2021) Print:  352 pages AMAZON We had no warning that she’d come back. Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now, Ruby’s back. With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she once shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? And how can she possibly turn her away, wh

Our Stories, Our Voices by Amy Reed (10)

ASIN:  B075RSWTSY Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (August 14, 2018) Kindle:  2700 KB Print:  321 pages AMAZON This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors—including award-winning and bestselling writers—touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today’s America, and the intersection with race, religion, and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it,  Our Stories, Our Voices  belongs on every young woman’s shelf. This anthology features essays from Martha Brockenbrough, Jaye Robin Brown, Sona Charaipotra, Brandy Colbert, Somaiya Daud, Christine Day, Alexandra Duncan, Ilene Wong (I.W.) Gregorio, Maurene Goo. Ellen Hopkins, Stephanie Kuehnert, Nina LaCour, Anna-Marie LcLemore, Sandhya Menon, Hannah Moskowitz, Julie Murphy, Aisha Saeed, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Amber Smith, and Tracy Walker. Amy Reed is the author of the contemporary young adult novels  Beautiful ,  Clean ,  Crazy , 

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 519! Our memeversary is coming up next week! It's been almost 10 years since I took over this meme! I have something special for you all! Wait for it!!! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     What percentage (roughly) of the books you read do you write blog reviews for? A: 100% **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.