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Saturday, December 12, 2015

#SaturdaySpotlight: Stacy Juba & Fooling Around With Cinderella

Good Morning and Welcome to another edition of Saturday Spotlight.

Today we welcome Stacy Juba back to our blog with her title, Fooling Around With Cinderella, Storybook Valley #1.

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella's toes

When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun. 

Dylan scrutinized Jaine, arms folded across his royal blue shirt with the Storybook Valley logo stamped over the left in white block letters. “Do you wear contacts?”
“I have plenty of media contacts. Wait. Did you say wear contacts? You mean instead of these?” Jaine fingered the earpiece of her gold-rimmed glasses.
“Right. Contact lenses.”
She gave a nervous chuckle. “I scheduled a consultation in college, but was too squeamish to insert the lens. I was more comfortable in glasses.”
Was she really justifying her vision enhancement choices to her prospective new boss? Maybe he intended to discuss medical benefits. Or did he think she looked nerdy? What was the saying? Guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses? Not that she wanted him to make a pass even if he was hot.
“How blind are you without glasses?” Dylan persisted.
“You wouldn’t want to drive with me.”
“How about if you’re walking around a building? Are you in danger of hurting yourself?”
This interview had taken the Mad Hatter Freeway from Fairy Tale Land into Wonderland where nothing made a damn bit of sense. Did this guy have a glasses fetish, like those weirdoes with shoe fetishes?
“I should be okay. I take them off for special occasions.” In fact, Jaine’s older sister Bree, who was getting married in August, remarked just last week, “You are losing the glasses for my wedding pictures, right?”
What the hell. She’d be a good sport and hope Dylan would be so grateful to pick the brain of a real, flesh and blood, bespectacled person that he would appoint her marketing director. Jaine removed her glasses and the fine details of her surroundings fuzzed. She nodded toward the framed print hanging on a side wall, the picture a wash of symbols and colors. “I can tell that’s a park map, but the words and images smear together.”
And that was myopia in a nutshell. Jaine adjusted her glasses back into place so she could see his reaction. Dylan examined her with such intensity that a blush stained her cheeks. She patted her blonde French braid, in case stray strands were straggling out.
“Here’s the situation,” Dylan said. “I took over the general manager position a few months ago. I’m evaluating possible changes and researching how other theme parks run. My grandfather and father have worked with a marketing firm for years to create our brochures, billboards, print, and radio ads.”
Jaine’s shoulders caved, imperceptible to him, but it felt as if her whole body was sinking.
No fairy tale job ending for her.

Sounds like a fun, romantic story! Fooling Around With Cinderella, Storybook Valley #1 can be purchased at Amazon for Kindle and in Paperback, at B&N (Nook); Google Play, Kobo, iBookstore and Smashwords.

 Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her new Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. 

She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also the founder of the Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors with Cinderella-themed romance novels. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. She is currently writing the next book in the Storybook Valley Series, Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty.

Find out more about Stacy by visiting her Website and blogFacebook  Twitter  Goodreads  Amazon 
and the Glass Slipper Sisters Facebook group

Well Friends, hope you enjoyed today's Spotlight! Stay tuned weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course Saturday Spotlight.

Until later...take care, God bless and remember....when the shopping gets tough, the shoppers go to a coffee shop (a little holiday humor I hope LOL!) 

Have a great day!


Stacy Juba said...

Thanks so much for featuring me and Cinderella, Pam! Happy Holidays!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

This sounds like a fun romance novel! Congrats.

Nightingale said...

I love the title and cover! Wishing you much success. I enjoyed the excerpt.

Alicia Dean said...

What a great excerpt...sounds like an adorable story! The cover and title are awesome. :)

Susan Coryell said...

Excerpt sounds playful and fun--leading to great romantic conflict. Best wishes!

marilyn leach said...

I love the Cinderella theme. As women, we can all relate to the story. Very creative and fun to write I should imagine. Cheers

Stacy Juba said...

Thank you for coming by and for reading, everyone! My husband did the cover so he will be happy that it got compliments. It really was a super fun book to write, and I'm having fun writing the second one also, Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty.

Mila Rossi said...

How fun, congratulations Stacy! The title of the second one sounds great too. As an aside, I also went to Disneyland Paris and had a burger there. Didn't throw up on the train though. :-)

Stacy Juba said...

That's funny, Mila! The burger had a weird sauce on it so I think that's what it was. I was so panicked the next day when I still felt sick, worried I'd have to go to a French hospital, but then it passed by lunchtime!

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

Love the concept! And this line: "This interview had taken the Mad Hatter Freeway from Fairy Tale Land into Wonderland..." That's great! Plus it sounds like you've lived the theme park research. Best wishes for FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA!

Stacy Juba said...

Thanks so much, M.J.! I remember being in the "writing zone" when I wrote that line. It made me chuckle. Yes, did a lot of theme park and princess research - definitely my most fun book to research!