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June Monthly News

Welcome to the June edition of the monthly news! I'm still not reading the amount of pages daily I would like. I feel bad being in a reading slump. I'm reading decent books, I just am having a hard time wanting to sit and read. The nice weather is here! I want to do things like exploring my province, and finding hiking trails or beaches to invade.  Geez, Summer. It's all your fault! Also I was forced to find a new subscription service for you guys. Feedburner decided to retire. Not sure why, but we figured it out. Hopefully you will sign up again for those email updates. 🤞 Back to literal Hell on Earth. It's been a heat wave. What about where you are? BOOKS : The Hive by Gregg Olsen Timeless by R.A. Salvatore A Hand To Hold In Deep Water - Shawn Nocher The Past And Other Things That Should Stay Buried - Shawn David Hutchinson (recommend) YEARLY TOTAL:  🌺   22 Books   🌺   4 Movies 🌺 BOOK OF THE MONTH: BOOK OF THE YEAR (Y-T-D): FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Y-T-D) : SP

The Past And Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson (22)

  ASIN:  B07GNTQ1TD Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (Feb. 19 2019) Kindle:  4127 KB Print:  305 pages AMAZON Six Feet Under meets Pushing Daisies in this quirky, heartfelt story about two teens who are granted extra time to resolve what was left unfinished after one of them suddenly dies. A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life. Critically acclaimed author Shaun Hutchinson delive

Bye, Bye, Feedburner!

  Hello my lovely readers! Unless you've been quaranting from the blogs, you already know about Feedburner leaving us soon. That has prompted all of us bloggers to figure out a new solution for the email subscribers we have. I decided to go with follow.it . It is a great service that is free or has paid options. It's super easy to use and set up on your site. I highly recommend it! So now, you will see a new box for subscribing on the sidebar. I hope you will sign up again to keep receiving updates. Thank you for being a reader of Freda's Voice! **This is a discussion post. Opinions are owned by Fredas' Voice.

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 534! 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:  How long have you stayed up to read a book. A:  I have stayed up all night before, well, till it was finished and it was early morning. I wouldn't do that now, no matter how good the story. I value my sleep more, I suppose. **This post is part of a weekly book meme. Compensation may be earned from the link within.

A Hand To Hold In Deep Water by Shawn Nocher (21) #Win Too!

ASIN:  B08S9VLY9Q Publisher:  Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2021) Print:  483 pages AMAZON Willy Cherrymill and his stepdaughter, Lacey, are deeply bruised by a past brimming with unanswered questions. It’s been thirty years since May DuBerry, Willy’s young wife and Lacey’s mother, abandoned them both, leaving Willy to raise Lacey alone. Lacey Cherrymill is smart, stubborn, and focused. She’s also single mother to a young daughter recently diagnosed with a devastating illness. The last thing she needs to think about right now is the betrayal that rocked her childhood. Reluctantly, she has returned to her rural beginnings, a former dairy farm in the Maryland countryside, and to Willy, a man steeped in his own disappointments and all the guilt that goes with them. Together they will pool their wobbly emotional resources to take care of Lacey’s daughter, Tasha, all the while trying to skirt the issue of May’s mysterious disappearance. But try as she might, Lacey can’t leave it alone. Ju

Blitz: Safe Harbour by Mike Martin

  Welcome to Freda's Voice tour stop for Mike Martin's newest release, Safe Harbour. Please read on for a guest post by the author! Mike Martin was born in St. John’s, NL on the east coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a long-time freelance writer and his articles and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online across Canada as well as in the United States and New Zealand. He is the author of the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set in beautiful Grand Bank. There are now 10 books in this light mystery series with the publication of Safe Harbour. A Tangled Web was shortlisted in 2017 for the best light mystery of the year, and Darkest Before the Dawn won the 2019 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award. Mike has also published Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries, a Sgt. Windflower Book of Christmas past and present. Mike is Past Chair of the Board of Crime Writers of Canada, a national organization promoting Canadian c

Timeless - R.A. Salvatore (20)

Publisher:  Harper Voyager; Reissue edition (May 28, 2019) Paperback:  448 pages ISBN:  9780062688606 AMAZON R. A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy's most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills, Centuries ago, in the city of Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, the City of Drow, nestled deep in the unmerciful Underdark of Toril, a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his station or that of his poor house. The greater nobles watched him, and one matron, in particular, decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival great houses to secure her prize, but that prize was caught for her by another, who came to quite enjoy the weapon master. This was the beginning of the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle, and the coupling of Matron Malice and the weapon master who would sire Drizzt Do’Urden. R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of Zaknafe

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 533! 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 Father's Day weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56.. NO IG 56 THIS WEEK, SORRY. Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. NO BB THIS WEEK, SORRY AGAIN. Q:  How often do you post on your blog and/or social media? A:  I post at least once a week, Fridays, on my blog. I do try for more but it doesn't always go that way. I used to post daily, when it was like a job. Now it is a hobby again and I post randomly. I aim to try for every other day though. **This post is part of a weekly book meme. Compensation may be earned from the link within.

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 532! 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's your opinion on love triangle plots? A:  I don't mind them if there is another element to the story, such as mystery. I just do not fancy a read that is strickly a triangle romance novel. I want more to it. **This post is part of a weekly book meme. Compensation may be earned from the link within.

The Hive - Gregg Olsen (19)

ASIN:  B07YKQ289D Publisher:  Thomas & Mercer (June 8 2021) Kindle:  5095 KB Print:  475 pages AMAZON In the Pacific Northwest, detective Lindsay Jackman is investigating the murder of a young journalist found at the bottom of a ravine. Lindsay soon learns that the victim was writing an exposé. Her subject: a charismatic wellness guru who’s pulled millions into her euphoric orbit… To hear Marnie Spellman tell it, when she was a child, a swarm of bees lifted her off the ground and toward the sunlight, illuming her spiritual connection with nature—an uncanny event on which Marnie built a cosmetics empire and became a legend, a healer, and the queen of holistic health and eternal beauty. In her inner circle is an intimate band of devotees called the Hive. They share Marnie’s secrets of success—including one cloaked in darkness for twenty years. Determined to uncover the possibly deadly mysteries of the group, Lindsay focuses her investigation on Marnie and the former members of the Hi