Monday, 7 October 2013

Blog Tour Stop: The Shoe by Trista Jaszczak

Please welcome Trista to my blog as she shares her new release with us today. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below to win some great prizes.

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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It’s difficult to feel at ease here. The guests are all so…expensive? Perhaps that’s not the right word.
They’re…elite. A far cry from the girl who sells them all the goods. I wander around, taking in each person, their costumes, who they’re talking to. I float among the guests, a few even taking a moment to say hello, as though they truly recognize me. Ugh. Why did I let Christian and Anthony talk me into this? What the hell am I supposed to do here? Really try meet “Prince Charming?” Honestly, does Prince Charming exist? Is there some man out there ready to sweep me off my feet, fly me to exotic places and treat me like a queen? I manage to hold back a laugh and I smile as I work my way passed the masked waiter with the tray of champagne and wiggle my way to a corner. I look up to immediately connect my eyes with his. I’m shocked. So shocked that I glance away as quickly as I can. For some reason though I find it hard not to look at him and instead of keeping my gaze on the floor, I find myself staring, trying to keep control and a closed mouth. He finally smiles underneath the simple black mask that covers only his eyes, but even with part of his face covered, he is a vision of perfection in his traditional black tuxedo. The same masked waiter passes him and he gingerly takes two champagne flutes from the silver tray. He begins working his way through the crowd, moving bit by bit, closer to me. Suddenly he’s standing right in front of me before I have time to truly make sense of any of it.
“Hi,” he says, softly.
I look at him and force myself to speak, “Hi.”
“Would you like a drink?” He asks, extending the champagne to me.
“Might as well, you were sweet enough to bring me a drink. Thank you.” I say, taking the glass from him.
“What’s your name, Princess?” He asks.
I look up and into his deep blue eyes. Even under the mask there’s no mistaking who he is. His dark, messy styled hair, that sly smile, and hypnotizing eyes. His tall, well built frame. He is Hunter. He is the man throwing this masked ball for the release of his band’s album “Hidden.”
I swallow a gulp of champagne. What the hell have Christian and Anthony gotten me into? I finally smile, “Just call me Cinderella.”
He laughs, “Oh really?” He glares around us for a moment, “No Prince Charming?”
I give my head a shake and have another sip of the rather tasty champagne, “No Prince Charming. I’m here alone, actually.”
“What a coincidence, I’m here alone, too.” He beams, his sneaky little smile almost making me go weak in the knees.
“What?” I say, “You don’t count your band mates?”
He grins and gives me a little “you got me” smile. “You can tell me it’s me?”
I laugh, “Please, anyone in the world would know Hunter, even under a little mask.”
He laughs again and has a drink of the champagne, “You got me.”
“I’m just that good,” I smile.
“Well, what do you say to a dance?” He asks. “Since, you are the only one in this room to guess that it’s me.”
I think for a moment. It’s a dance. What could one dance possibly hurt? I finally nod. He takes the champagne flute for me and places them both on a table draped in a silvery cloth and then reaches for my hand. His face meets mine, “Better go easy on me.”
I laugh, “I think I can do that.”
“Mind if we stick with the slow ones?” His hand immediately finds my waist and he draws my body near his and the song changes to a slow paced ballad.
I hesitate and then finally nod. He begins to gently sway our bodies in a circular motion, “Remember, go easy on me.”
I laugh, “What, they don’t teach you to dance in rock star boot camp?”
This makes him laugh as he gives me a gentle squeeze. He shakes his head, “I sing and play guitar. That’s the limit to my abilities.”

“For some reason I doubt that,” I tell him.

Also in the series...

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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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.

Find Trista on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.


    1. Thanks for coming by, Gayle. Best of luck!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this and participating in the tour! You're awesome!!
    <3 C.C.
    Intern @ My Family's Heart Book Reviews & Tours

  3. Samantha as always I so love your blog and thanks for being part of this tour :)