Friday, November 1, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Event (The Creek Water Series #1) by Whitney Dineen


Title: The Event
Series: The Creek Water Series #1
Author: Whitney Dineen
Publication Date: November 1st 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Comedy
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There’s a reason Emmeline Frothingham left her hometown of Creek Water, Missouri as soon as humanly possible. That reason is small-minded, judgmental people who wouldn’t know the truth if it was coughed up on them like an errant furball.

After graduating from college, Emmie gets her dream job in New York City. As the head buyer at Silver Spoons–a high-end boutique, and single girl about town, her life is ideal. That is, until the night of The Event, her company’s annual award’s ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nerves plus too much tequila leave Emmie dealing with a wicked hangover, the unemployment line, and a surprise to end all surprises.

Facing the repercussions of her wild night, Emmie is forced to go home to work in her family’s business. But her return puts her dead in the sights of the gossipy country club harpies who drove her away in the first place.

Will Emmie make peace with her past and embrace the love of her family? Will she discover that the man who seems to be judging her most has a secret of his own? Find out in this deliciously fun romantic comedy, sure to put a smile on your face!

EXCERPT:
I turn to see a tall, shockingly gorgeous man with sparkling green eyes get up off the sofa and walk over to greet me. My god, Armie Hammer lookalikes are everywhere. Ever since the night I lost out on that award, I’ve been bombarded by them.

Zach’s metamorphosis is so astonishing I would have never guessed he was the same boy I knew in high school. Of course, a lot can happen to someone in a decade and apparently has in his case. Gone is the gangly teenager with braces and acne. He’s been replaced by a virtual movie star. That Mother Nature sure is a wonder.

Zach lets his gaze stray to my bosom before meeting my eyes and saying, “Hey, Emmie.” He smiles shyly, almost expectantly.

I flash back to the time he asked me to the spring dance at the club his senior year in high school. I was a sophomore. I said no because, well, it was at the club. Mama and I weren’t members at the time, and I didn’t want to draw any more attention to myself. The less those nasty gossips saw of me and Mama, the better. Unfortunately, I never explained that to Zach.

“Hi there, Zach,” I say back.

I feel like he’s waiting for something more, like maybe an apology for turning him down without an explanation. I know I hurt him because he went out of his way to never speak to me again. Seriously, he’d be walking down the hall at school, lay eyes on me, and turn around and go the other direction just to avoid me.

I segue into wondering if apologizing after all this time would even be appropriate. He’d probably think I was pretty stuck on myself to think he even remembered. But clearly he’s waiting for something …
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ABOUT 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

Website * Goodreads * 
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22 comments:

  1. Poor Emmie. Tequila & nerves are never a good combination!

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  2. The excerpt has my attention. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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  3. This books sounds so good! Added to my TBR!

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  4. The book sounds interesting, thanks. Cute book cover.

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  5. happy saturday thanls for the excerpt

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to reading! Sounds like a book I'll thoroughly enjoy.

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  7. This sounds like a book I would love to read!

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  8. The cover is different from most romances, so stands out and draws attention with the polka-dotted dress and red heels that Emmie is wearing. The story reminds me of the many calamities of Bridget Jones Diary and I can't wait to see what mistake she gets into next. Plus how she pulls herself up and into the next experience.

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  9. This sounds like a cute story, except for the unemployment.

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  10. I love a heroine that isn't perfect. Someone who makes mistakes and is relatable.

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  11. Such a pretty cover and I do hope that Emmie makes peace,
    @tisonlyme143

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