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 3: What is Isabella's human age?

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Gillian picked up after two rings. “Hello, Gillian Sanderson here.”

Isabella tried to speak, but no words came out.

“Hello. Is someone there? I can hear you breathing.” Gillian’s tone became more playful. “If you’re one of those obscene callers, you’ll have to develop a stronger breath. You sound a bit weak.”

“It’s me. Isabella.”

“Isabella who?

“Isabella from the Mediterranean kingdom.”

There was a pause at the other end and then a low laugh. “I hope you don’t plan to use that introduction with anyone else. It will freak out the real humans.”

Isabella relaxed. “I’m still getting used to my new identity. This is only my second day on earth.”

“And you decided to call me first? I’m flattered.”

“I called Kendra first.” She quickly added, “But that’s because she was listed as the first reference on my résumé.”

“And what did Kendra have to say for herself?”

“There was no answer.”

“She’s chasing a man. When Kendra doesn’t answer her telephone, she’s on the hunt for a rich, handsome man.”

“Has Kendra been alone for long?” Isabella asked. “How has she managed? I must talk to her.”

“Hold on a minute. Why are you so interested in managing without a man?”

“I was abandoned by Andrew and it appears that I must find a man to survive on this earth,” Isabelle explained. “That may not happen, so I need to find a way to endure before I lose my apartment and run out of money.”

“Lose your apartment and run out of money? Where are you?”

“I’m in Carden, Ontario.”

“Where on earth is that?”

“It’s a small town, forty miles west of Toronto. I’m here because Annabella decided I had to get away from England. That’s where Andrew left me.”

“So she buried you in a small town with very few prospects.” Gillian paused. “Is there a large body of water nearby?”

“I don’t know. Let me check.” Barbara put down the telephone and retrieved the map of Ontario that had fallen on the floor. She located Carden and sighed as she measured the distance to Lake Ontario. “It’s too far to walk.” She gasped as she realized her true predicament. “I’m landlocked. I’ll die if I can’t be near water!”

“That may have been true in your mermaid days, but not anymore,” Gillian said. “Annabella must be very angry with you.”

“I disappointed her when I chose Andrew over the kingdom.”

“Or maybe she disappointed you.” Gillian’s voice softened.


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