Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour with Giveaway~~The Shoe by Trista Jaszczak

Title – The Shoe 
Series – The Believe Series – Book #2
Author – Trista Jaszczak
Genre – Romance, fairy tale retelling
Publication Date – 6 August 2013
Publisher – Front Porch Romance 
Cover Artist – Designs by Charisma

All Blair Miller has ever wanted was to study fashion in New York City. But as one door closed for her, another door opened. A bright and beautiful door that led her straight to a job at celebrity frequented, high end fashion boutique, ATTRAYANT, where she has now worked for years. When an invitation arrives for a masked ball that is being thrown to celebrate a world famous rock band’s new album, Blair finds herself being transformed into Cinderella for the night. When Blair not only falls for Prince of Rock, Hunter but also loses a precious $8,000.00 shoe, she finds herself in possibly the biggest mess of her entire life. How can she reveal who and what she really is to Prince Charming? How can she afford to replace such an expensive shoe? With the help of her two “Fairy God Fathers” who are pushing for her happily ever after…anything could happen.

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By the time I reach Camilla’s shop, it’s already open. I sneak inside, arm full of clothes and I hear Christian wailing, “Oh, my God, Blair!” He runs up to me and wraps his arms around me, “I thought you were dead!”
“I’m so sorry!” I cry out, “I don’t know what happened, I just fell asleep.”
I hear Anthony running up behind me, “Blair! Are you okay?”
I nod, “I’m fine. I just fell asleep.”
They both exchange glances and then glare at me, “Fell asleep where?”
My mouth opens and I sigh, “It’s a long story.”
I feel Christian beginning to the Harry Winston necklace, the dress and the shoes.
“Blair, what on Earth are you wearing?” Anthony cries, “This is not a fashion statement.”
I hear a rustling noise and see that Christian is carefully hanging the dress up to be steamed. 
“Have a good night?” Anthony winks as I finally catch a glimpse of my hair. Good thing I did wake up before Derek. I give the cow lick a push down and give my head a slight nod. 
“Blair!” I hear Christian holler. “Blair, honey where is the other Louboutin?”
“What do you mean?” I ask, “it’s right there.”
He shakes his head, “I have the dress, the necklace and one shoe.”
Anthony laughs, “Blair, honey when we called  you Cinderella, we did not mean for you to take that literally.”
My eyes grow wide, “Oh my God,” 
“Blair, did you honestly lose a shoe?” Christian asks. “Blair, those are seventy-five hundred dollar shoes!”
I shake my head, “I don’t know. I don’t think so. I grabbed them both when I left.” I stop myself.
“When you left where?” Anthony asks.
“I told you, it’s a long story.” I say as I begin trying to think. 
“Did you at least get his number?” Christian asks.
I shake my head as I run my hands down my face, “Oh my God. I’m going to get fired.”
Christian shakes his head, “We’ll pay for the damn things before you get fired. I won’t have it.”
“Blair, honey, what happened last night?” Anthony asks as he’s now standing behind the counter, where Camilla would freak if she ever saw him, and is reading a copy of the New York Post. 
“I went to the Hidden Ball, where you two sent me.” I say giving him the side eye.
Anthony shakes his head and laughs as he holds up the copy of the New York Post. I read the headline carefully and then have to read it again. 

Huntsmen’s Hidden Release Masquerade a Hit. 

Hunter Snags Ball Belle. 

There, at the bottom is a photo of Derek and I, in a warm embrace on the dance floor.
“Well, hell, when I said go meet Prince Charming, you went all out.” Christian laughs. 
“Oh, my God.” I mumble, sliding to the floor. “Oh, my God.”

~~Kj's Review of The Shoe~~
Again I was amazed by how much I like retold fairy tales, this one is going to be a favorite. Who can’t love the story between Blair and Derek, what heart doesn’t beat a little faster imagining herself in Blair’s shoes? This has got to be one of the biggest dreams that a girl can have right? Meeting your prince at a ball and having things work out against all odds…sigh….. That Anthony and Christian stood behind her so squarely was as heartwarming as could be, two fairy godfathers to help plot her dream come true. I thought that maybe it would be hokey or laughable, but no I fell in love with the story and became as involved as anyone can be while reading.
  Trista Jaszczak definitely has a way with this genre, I have enjoyed reading her stories and will recommend them to everyone, they are terrific books. I am hoping to see more from her with retold fairy tales, I will be watching. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Title – Little Red 
Series – The Believe Series – Book #1
Author – Trista Jaszczak
Genre – Romance, fairy tale retelling
Publication Date – June 18, 2013
Publisher – Front Porch Romance 

Fall back in love with fairy tales with, Little Red, the first installment of “The Believe Series” by Trista Jaszczak.

Ride along with Sam Wentworth through the winding back roads of Louisiana, on a desperate escape from her past. Where she falls into the arms of the unlikely and sometimes unwilling hero, Ethan Parker. When circumstances and fate seal the two together, entangling them with his 6 older brothers, feuding families and old bayou magic can Ethan put aside everything he has ever known to keep Sam safe from the dangers their lives and their love poses. Can he keep her safe from himself?

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I barely have enough time to open my mouth, let alone scream as I’m flung into one of the walls of the shack. I groan as he holds me against the wall with one hand. I look up into his eyes. It’s not Ethan but I see a man who aside from his messier dark hair could easily pass for his brother. His silver eyes spark with brightness under the candle light and his 5 o’clock shadow is dominant on his face. He’s as tall as Ethan is with an unbelievably large build. His dark jeans and boots, like Ethan’s, are speckled with debris from the woods. His dark tee shirt reveals two muscular forearms that even under the dim
candle lighting I can see tensing as he clings on to me.

“What do we have here?” His voice is low and taunting as I force myself not to fight him. He leans in close; his nose twitches ever so lightly as he…smells me. “You have Ethan on you,” He growls.

My mouth drops as the pain in my back begins spreading from the forceful meeting with the wall.

“Where is he?” He grumbles.

“He…” I stammer. “He went to.”

“He’s right here!” I hear Ethan’s voice from the door of the cabin. My eyes snap toward him, pleading for him to help me.

“Really Ethan?” The man says. “Really? She’s hasn’t been in town all of,” he leans down smelling me again, “a few hours.”

I feel tears beginning to sting my eyes, the man slowly loosens his grip, but he doesn’t let go. He reaches for my forearm where he holds me away from Ethan. He’s using me as bait. He’s using me merely to taunt Ethan in some twisted game.

“Let. Her. Go. Aaron.” Ethan growls.

“What?” The other man laughs, “You mean to tell me she’s yours. This many years and you finally decide to.”

Ethan is quick to cut him off, “Let her go.”

Before I can say anything, five men, who match Ethan’s appearance, run in. One who is Aaron’s identical twin is the first to speak. “Aaron, you fucking moron, what are you doing?”

I train my eyes on him for moment. Unlike his twin, his clean-shaven face presents chiseled features that are buried underneath Aaron’s scruff. His silvery eyes gleam under the candle light just as Aaron and Ethan’s eyes. His hair is dark but much shorter and well styled. His own white tee shirt, dark jeans and large boots also suggest that he has been romping around in the woods.

~~Kj's Review of Little Red~~
  Sam Wentworth was running from the man in her life, she ran out of gas, and ran smack into a new man…Ethan. Deciding to trust him she goes with him only to end up being taken hostage by her ex. Ethan and his six brothers make it their job to find her and return her to live with them. What was the secret? Where would going with them get her? Was Ethan her big bad wolf?
  Loved this book, this is the second time I have been introduced to a retold fairy tale and I really enjoy them. It’s a new habit for me, I will keep on reading these stories, it’s addicting. The story more than held my attention as I read it, couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I want to thank the author for allowing me to read and review her book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Meet The Author

Trista Jaszczak (pronounced jazz-ick) is an Air Force wife and mother of two who is originally from Hamilton, Ohio but calls Anchorage, Alaska her home. She's published 4 novels so far and written more than 30. She has a deep passion for writing, music, her guitar, her kids and her four-legged babies. 

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