Wednesday, 1 January 2020

The Move by Whitney Dineen + #Giveaway + Excerpt


The Move (The Creek Water Series #2) by Whitney Dineen
Published today, the 1st January 2020.


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When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message: In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways.

Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred:

•While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful fall day, Lexi eats dirt when a careless dog owner throws a frisbee at her head. A dog jumps over her. 

•Lexi gets a promotion that pays less than her current job.

•Her crush announces that he’s engaged. 

•Her apartment turns condo and she can’t afford the down payment.

In order to escape her bad luck, she takes a vacation to visit a good friend in Creek Water, Missouri. But as it turns out, fate has a lot more in store for Lexi Blake.

Will a good friend, an unexpected love interest, and a historic house have her scrapping her plans and moving to a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River? Find out in the delightfully funny rom-com that's sure to make you believe in happy endings!



Excerpt
Then Beau does the most unexpected thing. He reaches across the table and takes my hands. I try to pull away, but he holds onto them tighter and says, “Settle down.” Then he turns my palms up and studies them. He points to the line between my thumb and forefinger and says, “This here’s your lifeline. You see here how it’s broken in two?”
I nod my head and ask, “You read palms?”
“Myrah’s taught me a couple of things over the years.” He adds, “When a lifeline is broken, she says it can mean a major illness or a move. It’s always something that irrevocably changes us and puts us on a different path.”
“So, you’re saying that my move was destined to be?”
“I don’t know,” he says. “Our ancestors sure thought it was. So maybe it was.”
“I don’t have a hard time conceptualizing predestination,” I tell him, “it’s just that I can’t quite assimilate it to real life.”
“Even after today?” he wonders. “Maybe our problem with it is that we’re tryin’ to make sense of it in terms of the past and future bein’ on a timeline. But what if time isn’t linear and it’s circular instead?”
I’ve recently thought the same thing. “So, it’s all happening at the same time?” I ask. Before he answers, I tell him, “I’m a big Doctor Who fan, so it’s not that I have a hard time imagining such a thing, it’s just that I have a hard time accepting it as reality.”
“And yet Elsie knew that one of her descendants was gonna to buy Regina’s house.”
I shake my head. “It’s a conundrum for sure.”
He points to a line running down the middle of my palm. “This here’s your fate line. It has to do with your career.”
He touches the tip of his finger to the base of the line and says, “Myrah says it starts when you’re about five years old. She says that’s the age a person is fully grounded in this life and no longer standing with one foot in heaven.” He gently traces the line up into the center of my palm. Goosebumps form all over my body as primal currents run through me.
“Right here is about the age you are now, thirty.” Being that he points a third of the way up the line, I guess he’s assuming I’ll live to be ninety. I’ll have to ask Myrah about this.
“It’s broken like my lifeline,” I say. “What does that mean?”
“It means a major career change. Your move here makes a lot of sense with both your life and fate line broken at the same place.” Then he moves on and lightly caresses a horizontal line under my pinky finger.
“What line is that?” I ask.
He clears his throat before saying, “This is your love line.” His voice is low and rough and causes my insides to drop like I’m being turned upside down on a rollercoaster. I don’t ask what he’s reading in my love line because truthfully I don’t think I’m ready for the answer. But whatever it is, Beau can’t stop staring at it.



Meet the Author 

Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries -- not always in that order. Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.

Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2017. Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016. Finalist RONE Awards, 2016. Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017. Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017 Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017.

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And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prize is 2x $25 Amazon gift cards.
Open internationally until the 9th January.

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24 comments:

  1. A beautiful read thanks for the fab review

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  2. What fun! I haven't heard of this one yet! :)

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    1. Whitney's stories do always look very entertaining :-)

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  3. This book sounds cute. It seems like it would make a great Netflix movie.
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  4. ooh this looks like a good read

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  5. I enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to reading this one. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

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  6. This looks a really enjoyable book

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  7. This looks like a good read, one for the book list

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  8. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

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