Saturday, December 10, 2016

I Hope I Don't Get Caught

By Nicole Amato, from Tracy Weber’s newest Downward Dog Mystery, A Fatal Twist

 
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late. Mom’s probably already at yoga class. She’s going to be so mad. But that’s nothing compared to Dick Head.
 
Oops did I say that out loud?

Don’t tell my mom I called him that, OK? His real name is Doctor Richard Jones, and he’s my mom’s husband. I moved in with my mom and Richard two years ago after my dad died. Richard hates me. Sure, he acted nice enough until I moved in, but ever since then he’s been trying to get rid of me. As if spending thirty days in that rehab place he sent me to last year wasn’t bad enough, now he’s threatening to send me to boarding school. If he finds out I stole that money…

Do you think he’ll turn me into the cops? He wouldn’t let me go to jail, would he? I’m only 16.

If Richard threatens me, I’ll tell him that I know he’s cheating on Mom again. He promised her he’d never have another affair, but he’s been “working” awfully late the last few months. I mean sure, he delivers babies and women can go into labor any time, but every night? Mom can’t be that blind, can she?

Maybe I’ll get lucky and this Christmas he’ll grow a heart like the Grinch did. Heck even if his heart did grow three sizes, it would still be smaller than a hummingbird’s.

I can’t talk anymore. I’m pulling into the parking lot of the yoga studio where my mom takes classes. Well, where Mom and I both take yoga. I didn’t think I’d like it, but the teacher, Kate, isn’t all that bad.

Oh, no! It’s even later than I thought. Class started fifteen minutes ago. Wish me luck that Mom doesn’t tell Richard…

 
SEASONS READINGS GIVEAWAY

Today's contest!  Leave a comment by midnight on Monday, December 12, with your email address (e.g., Tracy AT WholeLifeYoga DOT com), for a chance to win your choice of any of the four Downward Dog Mysteries: Murder Strikes a Pose, A Killer Retreat, Karma’s a Killer, or A Fatal Twist

Good luck!

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50 comments:

  1. This is a new to me series. I'd love to win as sounds like a great read. Merry Christmas to every one! dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  4. Always wanted to try yoga but I'm not sure my
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  11. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance! The covers are all so cute! They really draw you in and make you want to pick these books up. Happy holidays!

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  19. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm looking forward to reading. Sounds like an amazing series.
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  26. I love Tracy Weber's writing. I'm really looking forward to A FATAL TWIST. Thanks for introducing us to it. Kh38668 at yahoo dot com.

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  27. Oh dear. Is Dr. Richard that bad?
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  28. Don't mom's always know??? servedogmomATyahooDOTcom

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  29. I had to laugh. Dr Richard Jones is the name of the vet my sisnlaw worked for and still takes her dogs to. He is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet, lol. thanks for the contest kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  31. I really should practice my yoga to reduce stress during this busy time of year.

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  32. Dr. Richard Jones sounds like a jerk. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  34. They all sound fun and I would love any of them...thank you for the excerpt and a chance...
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  38. Tracy Weber is a fantastic author who promises her readers and wonderful book to read. Thank you for including her latest book
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  46. The dick Head comments already remind me of the Cybil tv show where she and Mary Ann would pull capers to get back at the ex. I was fortunate not to have been a child of multiple marriages.

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  47. It said in the contest directions that we had until midnight today to comment. Oh well. I am sure that there will be other chances.
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  48. HI Marlene? I should have picked a different time. 11:59 is Sunday. Midnight is Monday. However, because of the confusion, I'll pick a second winner today! Stay tuned!

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  49. The second winner (chosen due to the confusion over the time) is Connie Reynolds! Connie, I'll e-mail you to see which book you'd like. Thanks all!

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