Sunday, November 3, 2013

Between Land and Sea by Joanne Guidoccio + GIVEAWAY

I am happy to participate in the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion. Throughout the day, I will be posting different excerpts of Between Land and Sea. Follow my posts and answer the questions. At the end of the day, I will send one lucky person a $10 Amazon gift card. The more questions you answer, the more opportunities to win.

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Question 2: What were Isabella's three careers?

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Isabella picked up the tablet and pressed the green contact button. Lisa738 appeared, looking surprised. “Greetings, Isabella. I did not expect to hear from you so soon. Are you having problems?”

“Yes. No. I don’t know.” Isabella took several deep breaths and started again. “I need more information. I’ve already made three mistakes.”

“Only three?” Lisa738 shook her head. “You had better get used to making mistakes, Isabella, especially when you start going out into the human world. Now what kind of information do you need?”

“I need information about Paul Armstrong.”

“That is classified information. You cannot access it.”


“It is forbidden. Now is there anything else you need to know?”

Isabella was seething, but she did not want to lose her composure in full view of this lowly mermaid. She managed a tight smile and changed the subject. “I’ve read the file on Barbara Davies. She doesn’t appear to have too many skills, other than a degree in philosophy. What am I to do with that?”

“Get a job.”

“Doing what?”

“Like all other humans, you must take responsibility for your own life and make full use of your gifts.”

“I don’t know how to do that,” Isabella said. “In the mermaid kingdom, I knew what my gifts were.”

“You still have some of your gifts.”

“Can you tell me what they are?”

Lisa738 shrugged. “I have no idea. Only Annabella knows.”

“Let me speak to her.”

“That is not possible. Annabella made it clear that she would no longer be communicating with you in your new life. I will be your only connection to the mermaid kingdom for the coming year.”

“Yes, yes, I know all about that,” Isabella said. “This tablet will malfunction and I will be on my own.”

“You will not be alone. You will have found a man to support you.”

“What if I don’t want a man to support me?”

Lisa738 frowned. “You must find a man to help you before the year’s end.”

“But what if I don’t find this special man? What happens then?”

“I don’t know. That has never happened before. All the other single mermaids who assumed human form found men.” Lisa738 shook her head. “You cannot think so negatively. It will be disastrous for you if you do not find a man.”

“Losing my tail was disastrous. Aging thirty years was disastrous. Andrew’s departure was disastrous. What could be worse than that?”


Catherine Lee said...

Thanks for the excerpt!
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Joanne Guidoccio said...

You're welcome, Catherine. I appreciate your support :)