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January Monthly News

Welcome to the January 2023 edition of monthly news! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here's to a better year than ever before! My year starts off with a promotion of sorts at work. As you probably know, I work at a grocery store as a cashier. Fancy, I know..... But now I am also in file maintenance. That is a job where you are responsible for the tags and pricing in the store. Currently there is only 2 of us girls that do it, so I'm honored. This job is suited to someone like me. So I am happy! Got another tattoo to celebrate! #19 I go to the Tulip Bulb show and the Mum show annually, so the fact she designed this and had no idea how perfectly fitting it would be.... I just told her something pretty but whatever she wanted to do.  I love it!  What's new in your world? BOOKS: Gigi, Listening - Chantel Guertin (recommend) The Garden - Tomi Champion-Adeyemi (recommend) Persephone - Lev Grossman The Six Deaths Of The Saint - Alix E. Harrow (recommend) What The Dead Know - Nghi Vo Against

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 617! 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  Tagging me  @fredasvoice Check out this read on  Amazon . Check out   my review .  Read my 56: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Labianca (@fredasvoice) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     Have you ever attended a book signing? If so, who was the author? A: I have met two authors, Kate White and Cathy Marie Buchanan. **This is a weekly meme.

Against All Odds - Irene Hannon (6)

ASIN: ‎  B00B5J4Q14 Publisher: ‎  Revell; Original edition (February 1, 2009) Kindle: ‎  9233 KB Print: ‎  336 pages AMAZON For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn't making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East--she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States. That is, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real--and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, Monica's father triggers an abduction that puts his daughter's life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever breached the walls around his heart are dropping. After all, terrorists aren't known for their patience--or their mercy. Book one in the Heroes of Quantico series, this su

What The Dead Know - Nghi Vo (5)

ASIN: ‎  B0BGQ925R4 Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (November 15, 2022) Kindle: ‎  8050 KB Print: ‎  31 pages AMAZON A woman posing as a medium who can channel the spirit world comes face to face with the truth in this short historical fantasy by Hugo Award–winning author Nghi Vo. The Fogg River Seminary, a girls’ school in a small Illinois town, is supposed to be just another stop on Maryse and Vasyl’s endless travels. They’ve made lucrative use of Maryse’s “foreign” looks in their melodramatic séance act—and an act is all it is. Then, during their performance, a blizzard sweeps in and cuts them off from town completely. In the freezing halls, there’s a voice speaking the secrets of the dead, and Maryse has no choice but to listen…because this time, the voice is real. Nghi Vo is the Hugo Award–winning author of the Singing Hills Cycle (The Empress of Salt and Fortune, When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, and Into the Riverlands), as well as the acclaimed novels The Chosen and

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 616! 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  Tagging me  @fredasvoice Check out this read on  Amazon . Check out  my review .    Read my 56: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Labianca (@fredasvoice) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    Do you use social media to keep up with your favorite authors? A: I totally do. How else would I learn of their books and such?! **This is a weekly meme. 

The Six Deaths Of The Saint - Alix E. Harrow (4)

ASIN: ‎  B0BGQ9B7LF Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (November 15, 2022) Kindle: ‎  3104 KB Print: ‎  30 pages AMAZON The Saint of War spares the life of a servant girl so she can fulfill her destiny as the kingdom’s greatest warrior in this short story of love and loyalty by New York Times bestselling author Alix E. Harrow. Always mindful of the debt she owes, the girl finds her worth as a weapon in the hand of the Prince. Her victories make him a king, then an emperor. The bards sing her name and her enemies fear it. But the war never ends and the cost keeps rising—how many times will she repeat her own story? Alix E. Harrow is the New York Times bestselling author of several science fiction and fantasy novels, including The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and A Spindle Splintered. She has won the Hugo Award as well as the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel. My review for The Garden by Tomi Champion-Adeyemi My review for Persephone by Lev

Persephone - Lev Grossman (3)

  ASIN: ‎  B0BGQ5S4XS Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (November 15, 2022) Kindle: ‎  8144 KB Print: ‎  31 pages AMAZON A teenage nobody crosses a line that will change her life forever in this short coming-of-age story by number one New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman. Ever since her dad disappeared five years ago, Persephone has quietly walled off the feelings she’d rather not feel. There’s no room for pain or anger when you’re just trying to get through the hell that is high school. But one day, the crush of taunts and disappointments is finally too much—and a power breaks loose inside her that she never knew was there. Lev Grossman is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy, which was adapted for television by Syfy, and the Silver Arrow novels for children. He is also the writer of the award-winning film The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. My review for The Garden by Tomi Champion-Adeyemi REVIEW: This is an author that I have wanted to

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 615! 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  Tagging me  @fredasvoice Check out this read on  Amazon . Check out  my review .    Read my 56: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Labianca (@fredasvoice) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    Are there any new books you're excited to read in 2023? A: Only the one I just read; GiGi, Listening by Chantel Guertin. It's out in March 2023, and I just bought an ecopy of Spare by Prince Harry. I mean.... who wouldn't want to read it?! **This is a weekly meme.