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February Monthly News

        Welcome to the February 2023 edition of monthly news! I started reading Prince Harry's book at the end of January. Man, it took me forever to read.  I got mad at times and had to stop. It really took me all over the place in emotions. I cried like a baby too!!  What a read!!!!!!!! Went to The Keg for Valentines Day πŸ’— I learned the less important days are the better days to go. Still I will go back next year, just as I did this year and the years past. It's just what we do..... Other than that we had a pretty uneventful month. Lots of work and weather events happening, that's it. What about you??? BOOKS: Spare - Prince Harry (recommend) Undercover - Tamsyn Muir This Is How We Do It: A Pep Talk - Kevin Hart Out Of The Mirror, Darkness - Garth Nix (recommend) Come Dancing - Leslie Wells (recommend) MOVIES: Violent Night (recommend) YEARLY TOTAL:  πŸ’—   12  Books   πŸ’—   2 Movies   πŸ’—   BOOK OF THE MONTH: BOOK OF THE YEAR (Y-T-D): MOVIE OF THE MONTH: FAVORITE MOVIE O

Come Dancing - Leslie Wells (12)

382 pages September 7, 2014 AMAZON Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan, where she works as a publisher’s assistant. She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors—but it is hard to get promoted in the recession-clobbered book biz. Julia blows off steam by going dancing downtown with her best friend, Vicky. Leslie Wells left her small Southern town in 1979 for graduate school in Manhattan, after which she got her first job in book publishing. She has edited forty-eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty-year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. Leslie has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches. She lives on Long Island, New York. Visit Leslie at www.lesliewellsbooks.com REVIEW: I picked this up on a whim. No idea of the premise, but whatever, I was hoping for the best. I got more than I cou

Violent Night

AVAILABLE NOW! RATED R  112 MINUTES AMAZON From the producers of Nobody and John Wick comes a bare-knuckle, coal-dark holiday action-comedy that says you should always bet on red. When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound taking everyone inside hostage, they are not prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus. David Harbour (Stranger Things) stars as St. Nick, delivering some serious season's beatings to save the family and the spirit of Christmas. REVIEW: I was expected a gory horror movie, I mean look at the cover art. Reading the title gives the same vibes. It wasn't what I expected at all and it was so much better. It was funny. It had some kick-butt violent moments, hence the name, but it was literally about Santa saving Christmas. It helped actors like John Leguizamo is in it. He is still as funny today as he was twenty years ago. The hubby even came and watched it with me when he realized it wasn't a horror movie. We had a great time watchin

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 621! RULES: * Grab a book, any book * Turn to Page 56 or 56% in your Ereader (If you want to improvise, go ahead!) * Find a snippet, but no spoilers! * Post it to your blog or Instagram and add your url to the Linky below. If you do not add your url, we may miss your post! If sharing on social media or joining us on Instagram, please use the hashtags #Friday56 #Instagram56 Now for this week's selection:   Check it out on  Amazon . And read  my review  as well. Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    What is the significance of your blog header? A: I actually don't have a blog header. My blog is minimalist style, no  headers, no nothing. I do have one on my Facebook fan page and it's me speaking, literally.... the blog is named Freda's Voice so.... it seemed appropriate when I created it. **This is a weekly meme.

Out Of The Mirror, Darkness - Garth Nix (11)

ASIN: ‎  B0BGQ913V5 Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (November 15, 2022) Kindle: ‎  5172 KB Print: ‎  38 pages AMAZON A cynical “fixer” for a silent-film studio must confront the shadows behind the bright lights in this noir-tinged short story by New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix. It’s business as usual on the set of another cheap sword-and-sandal production by Pharos Pictures—until the lead actress suddenly falls into a deep, mysterious sleep. Jordan Harper can talk down high-strung starlets and knock sense into stuntmen, but this…this is the kind of uncanny problem that he’d usually bring to Mrs. Hope. Unfortunately, the preternaturally capable secretary is on a business trip with the studio head. Harper must get to the bottom of the mystery on his own before another cast member succumbs—or worse, they blow the budget. Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple science fiction and fantasy novels including the Old Kingdom series, The Left-Handed Book

Blitz: Cowboys & Chaos - Elizabeth Pantley

Welcome to Freda's Voice and our blitz stop for Elizabeth Pantley's 3rd book in the Magical Mystery Book Club series. I read the first book and really enjoyed it, read my review , so any chance to check out another from the series and I'm in! Elizabeth Pantley says that writing her Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she's ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the engaging stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, a beautiful inspiration for her enchanted worlds. CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR WEBSITE    |    GOODREADS    |  BOOKBUB FACEBOOK    |    INSTAGRAM Genre:  Paranormal Cozy Mystery Published by:  Better Beginnings, Inc. Publication Date:  November 2022 Number of Pages:  250 ASIN:  B0BB1HS7XL Series:  Magical Mystery Book Club #3 Book Links:  

The Candles Are Burning - Veronica G. Henry (10)

ASIN: ‎  B0BGQ7KZCV Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (November 15, 2022) Kindle: ‎  3454 KB Print: ‎  37 pages AMAZON Amid the modern trappings of 1950s Savannah, an ancient evil threatens a young widow and her daughter in this chilling short story by award-winning author Veronica G. Henry. When her husband dies unexpectedly, Maggie Royal is struck with sinister visions that foretell danger for her and for her five-year-old daughter. Her mother and grandmother were said to have “the sight,” but it was never like this. With no one alive to turn to, Maggie must move quickly to uncover the meaning of her visions before her candle is snuffed out. Veronica G. Henry is the author of Bacchanal, and The Quarter Storm and The Foreign Exchange in the Mambo Reina series. Her work has debuted at #1 on multiple Amazon bestseller charts, was chosen as an editors’ pick for Best African American Fantasy, and shortlisted for the Manly Wade Wellman Award. She is a Viable Paradise alum and a member