Freda's Voice

A Canadian Lifestyle blogger who is a bookworm and poet.

Free from publisher TOR

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In Our Own Worlds #2:  Four LGBTQ+ TOR.com Novellas - Seanan McGuire, Kai Ashante Wilson, Katharine Duckett, Lina Rather

Hurry and you can download this free from publisher TOR here.

 

Publisher page for more book details here.

 

There's also a bookclub for these Tor freebies here.

Rusty Nail by J.A. Konrath

— feeling bloody
Rusty Nail - J.A. Konrath
Fuck this is an intense read!
LIke seriously, I was flipping the pages like a madman. I had to know what the heck was going on. Who was the killer? Who was next?
This one blew me away too. I kinda had a suspicion that Holly was bad news but I had no idea just how bad.
I'm so wanting more right now. I am kinda pissed it's over.
Yeah, this is one of my favorites in this series so far. No, it is my favorite. So vivid and gripping for thriller/horror fans!
Read this series! What the heck are you waiting for?!
 
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/rusty-nail-by-ja-konrath-32.html

FREEBIE ALERT: TOGETHER WITH LOVE

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Jiffy Kate | Coming Together in the French Quarter

Adriana Locke | Love & Landry

Rachel Brookes | Be My Comfort

Red Phoenix | A Brie-a-licious Hideaway

D. Kelly | Wine Cellar Rendezvous 

Rebecca Shea | Undeniable Love

Willow Winters | The Things You Do to Me

Skye Warren | Checkmate 

K.K. Allen | On the Edge

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FREEBIE ALERT: SHE'S THE ONE (JUST EVERYDAY HEROES: NIGHT SHIFT #1) BY ERIN NICHOLAS

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She’s the One, a sexy, opposites attract romance from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas, is FREE for a limited time only! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes you see love clearly. And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.

 

When a stranger walks up and punches him in a bar, Ryan Kaye assumes there's a good reason. And a one-night stand with his best friend’s older sister, Professor Amanda Dixon, is a really good reason.

 

Except that it never happened.

 

She says she’s sorry for the lie, but he doesn’t want an apology... He wants the night.

 

The last thing Amanda needs is to add to her long list of commitments. But when tempted with the chance to fulfill a few fantasies with the hot paramedic she's had dirty dreams about forever, she can't resist.

 

One night is surely enough time for a renowned playboy like Ryan to teach her a few fun things. Thank goodness it isn't enough time to fall in love...

FREEBIE ALERT (THIS WEEKEND ONLY): THE VIRGIN GIFT BY LAUREN BLAKELY

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Blurb:

I might still carry my V-card, but I know exactly what I want in a man. Smart, charming and oh-so-skilled. Too bad I haven't found him yet.
But maybe he's found me.
Because when my charming, laid-back, next-door neighbor discovers a secret list I keep, he volunteers to work through every single item on it.
Including the last one -- at the end, we walk away and stay friends.
I say yes to his offer, and that's when I discover another side to him.
A side I adore. A side I crave. He's commanding, intense, and everything I've ever wanted.
But as we check things off one by one, I find myself breaking the most important rule of all. And I have no idea what it will do to my heart.

This is the second book in a two book series of standalones. Book 1 is The Engagement Gift.

Robin Williams: The Truth Behind The Comedian Genius by Chris Dicker

— feeling bad smell

This biography is as poorly written as the cover is ugly.
A large portion of this was a list of shows, movies and awards. Literally lists.
The last bit was the author's diagnosis of why Robin committed suicide.
I bet if his daughter Zelda read this book she'd be taken aback and maybe even slightly offended.
To think the author actually believes he is honoring his memory with this book. I beg to differ. Sometimes I wonder why I even read something. This told me nothing new. I just got someone's useless opinion, and frankly, didn't want to know it.
Don't waste your time on this one.

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/robin-williams-truth-behind-comedian.html

The Call Of The Wild by Jack London

— feeling big smile
The Call of the Wild/White Fang - Jack London
Wow!
I went through so many emotions while listening to this audiobook.
I was outraged at the abuse that occurred throughout. I was excited by the perseverance of the animals. I was saddened with each death. I was elated when freedom reigned.
I now know why this is such an acclaimed classic story.
It's brilliant!
It really takes you through it all, on each step of this cold journey. You really feel a sense of what it could have been like at that time, in that place.
Now I look forward to seeing the film. I have heard mixed reviews but love drawing my own conclusions. I suggest you forget whatever you may or may not have heard and do the same for yourself.
 
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/the-call-of-wild-by-jack-london-30.html

FREEBIE ALERT: WAIT WITH ME BY AMY DAWS

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Erotic romance novelist Kate sneaks into a tire shop to overcome writer's block, only to be caught by hot mechanic Miles.
 
We loved this hilarious romcom about the blue collar, manly guy next door, and the crazy, and somewhat eccentric novelist. Sparks seriously fly between those two. 

 
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Ripley's RBI 01: Scaly Tale

— feeling evil grin
Ripley's RBI 01: Scaly Tale - Ripley Entertainment Inc.

Wasn't expecting to finish the book like I did, so abruptly, but it happened.
Such a fun mystery of sorts. The legend of a lizard man.
Would you believe it?
Join the RBI on the mission to find out if lizard man is real. Fun and adventure along the way, with some interesting facts here and there. 
Great for young minds to have fun reading and learning! Some parts of the story are real, where the facts come in, and oviously the tale itself is fiction. Growing up on Ripley's Believe It Or Not, this book was fun, real or not!
Definitely one I would have my child read! After myself though.

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/ripleys-rbi-01-scaly-tale-29.html

Inferno by Julie Kagawa

— feeling big smile
Inferno (The Talon Saga) - Julie Kagawa
I realize in this book how much I dislike Wes.
I really need you guys to know that. He's a bird.
The rest of the characters are amazing though. I feel like the whole story came together seamlessly in this book. All the action and adventure came to a head. An epic battles happened, and now all is well in their world again.
Ember is now where she is meant to me. With Garrett by her side, she really can face anything. Facing her brother Dante in this one was such a powerful moment. You literally have been waiting for this to happen for a couple of books now, so I was glad that moment did not disappoint.
I can't lie though, I still want more! I could read about these dragons all day long!
If you haven't read this series, get out of your cave and do it! 
 
 
Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/inferno-by-julie-kagawa-28.html

Kindle Free Book Blitz: The Power of Your Past and the True Calling of Your Soul! by Angelika Schulze

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The Power of Your Past and the True Calling of Your Soul!
Angelika Schulze
 
Genre: Self-Help
 
Publisher: Angelika Schulze
Date of Publication: 03.05.2020
Number of pages: 320
Word Count: 24.725
 
Cover Artist: Angelika Schulze
 
Tagline: Become aware of your full potential
 
Book Description:
 
Yes, You Can Overcome The Demons Of The Past And Lead A Fulfilled, Happy Life - This Book Will Show You How!
 
Take a deep breath and think about your past. What are the first things that come to mind?
 
Fear? Abuse? Pain? Failure? Trauma?
 
You might hear your mother threatening to abandon you if you're not good enough.
 
You might sense your father's anger or see the face of the person who bullied you at school. You might have even more terrifying flashbacks.
 
But do you know that these traumatic experiences aren't just painful memories?
They continue to shape your life even now.
 
They make you blind to life-transforming opportunities.
 
They undermine your relationships with the people you love most. They limit your creative potential and smother your intuition.
 
Are you doomed now?

NO.
 
You don't have to be a victim if you don't want to.
 
You can break free from the demons of your past and live the life you've always wanted.
 
This life-changing book by Angelika Schulze will show you how to do it.
 
Each chapter will take you on a journey into the very depths of your mind. You will face your fears and self-limiting beliefs - and this time, you won't let them control you!
 
This book will empower you to:
 
•         See your past as your source of strength, not pain
•         Stop sabotaging your own success
•         Open your heart to love yourself and others
•         Recognize and develop your unique potential
•         Cultivate and train your intuition
•         Lead an authentic and fulfilling life
•         Achieve your goals - whatever they are
 
Each chapter comes with visualizations, practical exercises and mantras - personal transformation has never been so practical and simple!
 
Are you ready to take your first step towards freedom?
 
Start on your path to liberate your inner self!

 

Excerpt:
How often do we get stuck in past situations in which we were hurt? Perhaps we feel exploited, disregarded, neglected, or powerless, which makes us think, whether consciously or unconsciously, that we don’t have power over our own lives and that other people decide our whole lives.
Most of the time, it is precisely these situations where we can discover our strength that is needed to make progress. In this lesson, I will show you how you can leave unconscious victimhood behind and find the strength to take control of your life.
 
What Does It Mean to Be a Victim?
 
Victim awareness is when you are currently blaming yourself or someone else for a situation from your past. This can happen subconsciously.
It means that you hand over the responsibility of creating your best life to a past situation or another person - without taking responsibility for yourself.
This is what mainly prevents you from really moving forward in your life.
Because currently, you are giving someone else or a situation power over you.
In the same breath, you also give away your own strength because you are so focused on allocating the blame you are experiencing.
However, you need strength for yourself, and you need the power to live your life to the fullest. It's like someone or a situation is keeping you from doing this - but only because you have handed the power over to them.
There is a wonderful saying that pretty much sums up how we should feel about our past:  "You can forgive, but you don't have to forget."
 
Why Should You Forgive Someone Who Hurt You?
 
All of us have experienced things that have hurt us. Every single person has caused hurt and experienced it.
Whether they are women or men or were abused when they were children, they have gone through many different kinds of abuse.
And yet, they hand over this power to their abusers. Even years later, they still haven’t processed what happened and need to find someone to blame.
I’m not just talking about people that have experienced abuse, which is the extreme end of the spectrum.
Many people have been hurt by other things, or they regret what they did in the past.
You’ll forgive this person, not to do them a favor, but to help yourself, find peace and improve your health and emotional wellbeing.
Your forgiveness is for you, and only you!
Know and recognize that this is an important first step. It is all about your happiness. Don’t let anyone take that away. Your emotional wellbeing is the highest form of wealth you can have. When you forgive someone, you do it so you, yourself, can move forward. If you don’t, you allow that person to take away the joy of your present moment. This is why forgiving someone is the first step to leave victimhood behind and take back your strength. This strength will help you find bliss and happiness.

 
About the Author:
 
Angelika Schulze is a personal development coach currently based in Sweden. She specializes in teaching self-worth, self-love and holistic self-care.
 
Angelika grew up in an abusive, dysfunctional family, and experienced several traumatizing events that severely undermined her feeling of self-worth. However, she managed to overcome the victim mentality, restore her self-worth and transform trauma into triumph. Now, she helps others do the same.
 
She also seeks to empower moms and dads whose traumatic childhoods make parenting a challenge. By overcoming and transforming their own painful childhood experiences, her clients can finally break the intergenerational cycle of toxic parenting and raise happy, self- confident, self-motivated children.
 
Some of Angelika's favorite techniques include meditation, visualization, chakra healing, and mindful self-exploration. By combining these techniques into well-rounded self-healing programs, she has already helped countless people reconnect with their true selves, rebuild their self-worth, break free from limiting beliefs and transform their lives.
 
 
 
 

Over My Dead Husband's Body by Etta Faire

— feeling big smile

What a fun story!
Surprisingly, I liked this one a lot. I'm not a ghost story person but this one was different with the element of mystery to it. There were parts that were humourous too. The snark between Carly and her dead ex-husband was too funny. You wanted to dislike him but you instinctively know he's not a bad guy.
You think you have the mystery figured out too. Or at least, I thought I did. Man, I was wrong. Liked that a lot too!
An easy read, love the authors style. I look forward to more from her.
Mystery fans will get a kick out of this one!

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/over-my-dead-husbands-body-by-etta.html

FREEBIE ALERT: ROYAL WATCH BY STACEY MARIE BROWN

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Royal Watch by Stacey Marie Brown is FREE for one day only!


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There are many stories about regular girls meeting a prince, falling in love, and living happily ever after…blah, blah, blah.

This is not that story.

As a lowly Baron’s daughter, I sit on the outskirts of the noble circle, watching the royal family from afar. Exactly where I’d rather be. To me that world was anything but magical or fantasy, their lives under a relentless microscope, controlled by traditions and expectations. I was the girl dreaming about becoming a veterinarian and surrounding myself with animals instead of people.

A wallflower who suddenly bloomed, I somehow nabbed the attention of the arrogant, but undeniably handsome, Theodore Alexander Philip Robert David Livingston.

The Prince of Great Victoria.

I never imagined falling in love with a prince, but I did.

When Theo comes back from the Royal Air Force with an extremely sexy, but extremely arrogant new bodyguard, Lennox Easton, everything is flipped upside down. Tattooed, mysterious, and cruel, our mutual hatred for each becomes even more complicated when I move into the palace, becoming the official girlfriend of Prince Theo, and now under Lennox’s watch.

Thrown in a society which controls my every move, social media viciously coming after me, and paparazzi looking for any juicy gossip, my world becomes a cage. Glided or not, my life becomes nothing like I imagined, I find myself turning to the very last person I should.

When family secrets start to surface from the past, old enemies come for revenge, along with black mail, forbidden love, and devastating revelations.

Everything is set to bring me down and even take my life.

I knew loving a prince would come with sacrifices, but when you give up everything …when does the fairytale become a nightmare?

FREEBIE ALERT: JUST ROOMMATES BY CHARITY FERRELL

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A HOT FREEBIE! 

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Can read as a complete standalone!

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"Sierra Lane has been an itch I’ve struggled to scratch for years."

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Angst for days ✔️

 

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Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

— feeling big smile
Onyx - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Daemon and Katy. What a pair! I loved them before and it didn't stop here. The feeling intensified. I want them to be together forever and I want them to have everything they want in life. All the excitement in the world couldn't prepare me for what I would read here. I had no clue about certain things till they were happening, which is a good thing. My mind is literally blown right now. Everything might not be for the better though, so I need more! If there is another book, I need it like yesterday. The one problem I have with this story is parts of the ending felt rushed. Some key parts happened and I wish the author had taken more time with them. All-in-all it's another smash though! Fans will enjoy it, and if you haven't read this series, do it!!

 

 

Source: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2020/05/onyx-by-jennifer-l-armentrout-26.html

FREEBIE ALERT LUCKY CHARM (LUCKY #1) BY CARLY PHILLIPS

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HOT FREEBIE ALERT 

LUCKY CHARM (Lucky #1) by Carly Phillips is #FREE on all platforms for a limited time only!

 

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Derek Corwin is well aware of the family curse - every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune. He decides to outsmart the prophecy that has plagued his family for generations by breaking up with his first love and marrying someone else. 

Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is his teenage daughter, a boatload of regret, and wariness when it comes to love...until Gabrielle Donovan returns, determined to rekindle their passion. 

Will her stubborn streak and her unwavering love be the lucky charm Derek so desperately needs?