BLURB – Fooling Around with Cinderella
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.
CHARACTER INTERVIEW – Jaine Andersen
Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
My name is Jaine Andersen and I’m the new marketing coordinator at the Storybook Valley theme park. I’m also the TEMPORARY Cinderella, just filling in for a few months as they’ve been getting some flaky Cinderellas lately. Did I mention it was just temporary? I also have two sisters, Bree and Shauna, who like to think of me as their errand girl.
What are a couple of random thoughts about yourself that will surprise the readers?
I wear flip flops when I get a break during my Cinderella shifts. Once I signed Cinderella on a credit card receipt, instead of my real name.
What makes you blush?
Being around Dylan Callahan, my boss at Storybook Valley.
What upset your ordinary world and brought you into contact with each other?
I sent a blind resume to the Storybook Valley theme park, and Dylan, the new general manager and grandson of the owners, invited me for an interview. He offered me a marketing job a few months down the line, but asked if I could help out as Cinderella for the rest of the summer.
What was your immediate reaction to each other?
We were attracted to each other right from the beginning. It wasn’t long before there was a stolen kiss. . .
Who took the first step in heating things up between you?
It was kind of simultaneous. We kissed and then said that can’t happen again, since he is my boss and we both have a few things to prove to Dylan’s family. But the decision to cool things down didn’t last long – Dylan made the first move then. Okay, I’m blushing. . .
Would you rather be caught in a wild moment of passion or tied down and taken?
I can’t tell you that! I’m the Cinderella for a fairy tale theme park!
What is the kinkiest sexual thing you’ve ever done?
Again, I’m Cinderella! Don’t let Dylan’s grandmother, Lois, hear you asking me these questions – she will freak out!
EXCERPT – Fooling Around with Cinderella
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.
AUTHOR BIO – Stacy Juba
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.