Freda's Voice

A Canadian Lifestyle blogger who is a bookworm and poet.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

— feeling star
Dear Martin - Nic Stone
One of the most powerful reads I've read.
Maybe because it hits too close to home.
With all the injustice happening in the world, this story was a vivid reality of what life is like for African-Americans, told by an African-American. People need to hear the stories to bring about change. We all need to stop turning a blind eye to any injustices that constantly surround our lives. These horrible things don't just happen in the US. It happens here in Canada and more. You would think racial attacks were a thing of the past, but they're not.
This book may be labeled as fiction, but it couldn't have felt more real.
Read it. Let it affect you. Then change.
 
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2021/02/dear-martin-by-nic-stone-8.html

FREEBIE ALERT: DUCHED BY XAVIER NEAL

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★✩★ FREE! ★✩★
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DUCHED by XAVIER NEAL

 

 


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The last thing this art student ever expected was to be ripped out of her boring, ordinary life and turned into an actual duchess…

Brie Sanders' entire life is on the brink of change. Her college graduation is just a few months away, she has no idea what to do with her life when the degree is in her hands, and is most likely going to be kicked out of her apartment when her best friend's boyfriend moves in.

Enter One Nightstand King, Kellan Kenningston, who also happens to be a real life prince as well as a duke.
From first blinding white smile, Kellan becomes a royal pain in the butt who keeps her laughing and Brie becomes the breath of fresh air he desperately needs.

Unfortunately, for both of them, this isn't a fairy tale with an immediate happily ever after. The media is a monster that can barely be tamed. Balls are not beautiful and bright. And more often than not, true evil is found in surprising forms.


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FREEBIE ALERT: A BEAR'S PROTECTION (SHIFTER COUNTRY BEARS) BY DAKOTA WEST

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Cora Leighton is a woman on the run. 

 

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Fleeing a bad relationship and an ex who’s blatantly stalking her, Cora enters the shifter state of Cascadia with one thing on her mind: freedom. Love is the last thing she’s looking for, no matter how sexy the men of Cascadia turn out to be.

 

Rugged, sexy bear shifters Ash and Hunter are mates. Their peaceful lives in Granite Valley are perfect, except for one thing: they need a woman to complete their triad.

 

When Ash looks up from his seat in his police cruiser to see Cora speeding by, he has no idea that he’s about to find just the right woman. A speeding ticket turns into a hell of a lot more, and fast. Ash can’t explain the pull he feels toward the feisty, curvy reporter, but Hunter feels it too.

 

When Cora’s deranged stalker shows up and sets out to kill their only chance at true happiness, Ash and Hunter will do whatever it takes to protect her.

 

But can their brute bear strength take on the cunning of a deranged man who’s lost his grip on reality?

 

A Bear's Protection is a steamy romance, complete with two sexy men in love, a threesome, and more heat than a bonfire in August.

FREEBIE ALERT: ONE NIGHT WITH THE REBEL (LOOKING TO SCORE) BY KENDALL RYAN

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Title: One Night with the Rebel
Series: Looking to Score
By Kendall Ryan
FREE SERIES STARTER

 

 

 

About the Book
She barged into my life and turned everything upside down.

We spent one scorching-hot night together, and then she disappeared into the sunset with the golden jock everyone adored. Which makes sense, right? A girl as beautiful and brilliant as Eden Wynn doesn’t end up with a rebel like me.

I expected them to live happily ever after, except that's not what happened.

She's back—and tempting me like no one else has. And while I'm certain I'll only tarnish her shine, I want her. Only her.

I'd heard the old notion that one night held the power to change everything. I just never believed it.

Until now.

 

 


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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

 

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FREEBIE ALERT: MASTER OF GAMES (GODS OF VEGAS) BY SIENNA SNOW

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★ ★ ★ HOT FREEBIE ALERT! ★ ★ ★

 

He was my obsession. Haunting my dreams, reminding me of my past. 

 

Master of Games, a standalone dark romance in the Gods of Vegas Series from USA Today bestselling author Sienna Snow is FREE for a limited time! 

 

 

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He was the one whose heart I destroyed.

 

Pierce Lykaios was everything I could want: captivating, cunning, and controlled. He understood my darkest desires and took pleasure in feeding my every craving.

 

And when I walked back into his world, it was my fault for letting the first touch lead to a second. And a third. I shouldn't have let him reawaken my need.

 

Now I'm caught in his grasp with no hope of escape, unable to forget, unable to stop.

 

He says this time I won't leave him. I won't forget him. And I'm afraid he's right.

 

FInding Southern Comfort by Barbara Lohr

— feeling happy
Finding Southern Comfort: A Heartwarming Prequel (Windy City Romance) - Barbara Lohr
A romance is what the bookish heart needed for Valentine's Day.
It didn't disappoint either! It had every element that I look for in a romance. It had great characters with chemistry. There was side elements that deepened the plot. There was passion in parts.
Still it wasn't the best romance that I have ever read.
Sometimes you weren't sure who was telling the story though. Was Harper the protagonist or Cameron?! At one point, I actually stopped reading and was like, "what the heck, I thought I was reading from her point of view." So that I wasn't a fan of. Nor was I fond of the loser making an appearance at the end of the story. Totally unnecessary.
In the end, it was a solid story that ended up coming together. Yeah, I will probably read the next book in the series.
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2021/02/finding-southern-comfort-by-barbara.html

FREEBIE ALERT: COURT OF NIGHTFALL BY KARPOV KINRADE

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★★★FREEBIE ALERT★★★

 

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You think you know what is right and what is wrong? Then tell me if this man should die. He is my enemy. He is to be my end.

 

He is the one I love.

 

I have spent my life in shades of grey. I have died and returned to a world of color. I have fought an Angel and lived. I have kissed the Prince of Ravens. I have faced the Lord of Night and made him kneel. I was accepted into the Four Orders, and I created the fifth. I freed the Shadow of Rome. I sat upon the Twilight Throne.

 

The man asks for my surrender. He asks for peace. He is too late. The girl he knew is gone, and death is in her place. I am Nightfall, and this is my story. You think you know it?

 

Think again.

FREEBIE ALERT: A-LIST KISS BY BRENDA LOWDER

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A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD ROMANTIC COMEDY!

 

 

"Matt, Eden and Gavin are a laugh a minute. Escape into a world where the smiles never end and the heart never wants to leave." - (Isha C., Blogger, Reader, Reviewer - Hopeless Romantic)

 

 



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Eden Perry, television news reporter and superfan of the world’s biggest movie star, has the chance of a lifetime—an interview with the man of her dreams, the future father of her children, the world’s pinnacle of male perfection: action star Gavin Braddock.

Her entire future happiness will be secured if only she can get there.

But when she accidentally interrupts an FBI sting operation, she’ll have to make it past sexy, scowling Special Agent Matthew Decker first.

When Eden’s movie-star dreams start playing out in high-def reality, and her involvement with the prickly law man grows, will she choose the action star she's loved all her life or fall for the real-life man of action?

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★ ★ ★ ROM COM FREEBIE ★ ★ ★

 

Flirtasaurus, the fun and flirty romantic comedy from author Erin Mallon is FREE for a limited time only! 

 

 

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My name is Calliope and "I bone for a living." Kidding. I am studying to be a paleontologist though. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to be, and I have finally landed the perfect museum internship to make all of my dino-loving dreams come true.

 

Trouble is, everyone wants me to be a gentle, loving sort of creature, but I'm more of the T-Rex type by nature - the kind who is determined to stomp and tear her way through any obstacle in order to get what she wants.

 

But when a sexy, rumbly-voiced astronomer plummets into my orbit and threatens to break open my hard little heart, my career and my whole way of looking at the world is suddenly on the line.

 

The dinosaurs didn't see their asteroid coming.

 

And I sure as hell wasn't prepared for mine. 

 

 

 

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"A hot down-home romance with extra beardy goodness. I loved it!"--Kylie Scott, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

 

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"Karpov Kinrade's words are magic, painting a picture in your mind that stays forever." - Courtney Cole, New York Times bestselling author 



Vampire Girl, a compelling paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Karpov Kinrade is FREE for ONE DAY ONLY!

 

 

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Synopsis:

 

You think it's safe to walk alone at night. It's not.

 

You think the only threat is other humans. It's not.

 

Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real.

 

And I'm about to become one of them.

 

My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there's a way to save her. There's something the princes of hell want more than my mother.

 

Me.

 

So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live.

 

I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn't expect beauty. I didn't expect magic.

 

I didn't expect love.

 

But the princes are keeping secrets from me.

 

Secrets that could shatter everything.

 

 

 

 

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

— feeling booklikes
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine - Maritza Moulite, Maika Moulite
Can we just focus on the cover for a second?! So pretty!
This was a story about the culture of Haiti. It was also about a girl who had roots to it and was on a mission to end a family curse. 
I was enthralled. I loved learning about the places Alaine visited or researched in Haiti. I had not once thought of ever visiting, but now I want to.
This story had a plot that you didn't actually see coming. When it happened it was so easy to get into it. Politics and corruption go hand-in-hand, even if all is not what it seems.
Solid story, and authors I would like to read again.
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2021/02/dear-haiti-love-alaine-by-maika-moulite.html

FREEBIE ALERT: NATE (LAS VEGAS SIDEWINDERS) BY KAT MIZERA

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☆ FREE HOCKEY ROMANCE ☆

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"Awesome characters, heartstopping romance and drama that just won't quit. Nate is the culmination of these three factors and so much more." - (Isha C., Blogger, Reader, Reviewer - Hopeless Romantic)

 



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To win, you have to play the game...

Rising hockey star Nate Calloway has overcome a lot to get where he is. Playing professional hockey for the Las Vegas Sidewinders, he plans to keep his head down and do the one thing he’s good at: hockey. Everything is going according to plan until a gorgeous, spunky journalist falls into his lap. He might be a pro, but off the ice his lack of experience with women has him struggling to make the right move.

Fresh out of college, Chelsea Baldwin has landed her dream job working for a local newspaper and her big break comes much sooner than expected. Finding herself in the locker room of a professional hockey team is a long way from city council meetings and traffic reports, but falling for one of the players—literally—wasn’t how she’d planned to start her career.

A pro hockey player and a sports reporter shouldn’t be dating, but undeniable chemistry has them drawn to together, despite the consequences. When the stakes rise, their trust in each other is tested both in and out of the locker room. But this is one game they're determined to win...even if they have to make up their own rules.

FREEBIE ALERT: FOR FINLAY BY J. NATHAN

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A STANDALONE New Adult Romance in the For You series. FREE!!

Finlay Thatcher is a lost soul, guilt-ridden after the death of her twin brother. When Alabama's football coach gives her the opportunity to work for him, she knows it's her chance to move on, even if it means living her brother's dream.

Caden Brooks is Alabama's star quarterback. He's got it all. The attention of adoring fans. A girlfriend who'd do anything to hold on to him. And a future in the pros. He's getting along just fine until Finlay steps into his life, despising him at first sight and pushing his buttons like no other.

Unfortunately for Finlay, and her attempt to keep Caden at arm's length, there's nothing Caden loves more than a challenge. The problem with this challenge is she comes with a secret that has the power to destroy everything. 

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FREEBIE ALERT: SCORING OFF THE ICE (ICE KINGS) BY STACEY LYNN

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★  ★  ★  STEAL OF A DEAL FREEBIE!  ★  ★  ★

 

Scoring Off the Ice, an unforgettable single dad sports romance, guaranteed to bring all-the-feels, by Stacey Lynn is FREE for a limited time only! 

 

 

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Sometimes scoring off the ice leads to the greatest rewards.

 

I’ve had only one goal in life since I first strapped on a pair of skates—make America’s pro hockey league.

 

I left Denmark. I made it to the top. Now, I’m determined to be the best. No distractions. I eat, sleep, and breathe hockey.

 

Until my birthday when my teammates convince me to live a little.

But living a little takes on a whole new meaning when less than a year later I’m confronted with a crying baby on my doorstep, drooling on a note that declares he’s mine.

 

Suddenly, I'm a single dad in way over my head.

There is no playbook for situations like this.

 

Luckily, I have Paisley.

My gorgeous neighbor, my long-time crush, and now—my savior.

She’s there any time I need her.

Helping. Guiding. Gazing at me with those green eyes that make me feel capable of this after all.

 

With her at my side, I’m quickly learning there’s more to life than winning a hockey game.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

— feeling big smile
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke
I love culinary mysteries!
This was a good story with solid characters. The protagonist, Hannah, is a likable lady with a good head on her shoulders. I like the dynamics with her and the other characters. You know right off the hop that she is a no-nonsense kind of girl though. She gets wrapped up in something that I often wondered why she was involved. Why didn't the Sherriff tell her to butt out... impeding investigation and all that stuff? That frustrated me a little. There is no cop on Earth that will let a baker, sorry, cookie baker get involved and investigate a murder. 
But I digress....
I still liked the whodunnit. 
I also really liked the recipes. I even baked the Regency Ginger Crisps. They are amazing, F.Y.I!!
I look forward to continuing on with the series, and seeing what Hannah gets herself into next!
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2021/02/chocolate-chip-cookie-murder-by-joanne.html

FREEBIE ALERT: CAUGHT LOOKING BY JODY HOLFORD

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FREEBIE ALERT

 

Caught Looking by Jody Holford is #FREE for a limited time only!

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Sometimes where we end up is exactly where we need to be.

Frankie Vaughn is eager to leave the empty—and phony—socialite life behind in search of something real. Nothing could have prepared her for how very real things get when she discovers three homeless brothers in the run-down rancher she inherits in small town Minnesota.  

Ryan Walker never thought about life without baseball but a divorce, a scandal, and a public fist fight land him in rural Minnesota, hiding out from the paparazzi and trying to figure out what is next for him. When a sexy, sweet, and funny woman moves next door, he tries to ignore the immediate attraction but can’t.

Frankie and Ryan fall not only for each other, but the three boys who teach them a new definition of family, love, and loyalty. When the tight knit unit they create is threatened, Frankie is willing to fight, only to learn it might not be enough. When Ryan’s past comes back to hurt the people he’s grown to love, he tries to do the right thing, even if it tears him apart. 

 

 

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

— feeling love
The Geography of You and Me - Jennifer E. Smith
This has been on my TBR for a really long time. I'm in the mood for a rom com, so here we go!
It made me so happy in the end!
There were a couple of slight things about the story that bothered me, like how long it took for them to get together again. Geez. All-in-all it was a great romance. They characters were interesting and had great chemistry. I was glad to see the other two go, like bye. It was only ever about Lucy and Owen.
What a cute way to have a romance bud. I have to admit, the beginning was kind of scary with the pandemic stuff we're going through. When the lights went out all over the US and Canada, I was like, oh no, it's the apocolypse! It wasn't, but still. Way to get a chick going!
YA fans are gonna love this one if they haven't read it already. Now I need to read her other two books!
 
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2021/01/the-geography-of-you-and-me-by-jennifer.html