Friday, June 13, 2014

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Cinderella's Dress (Shonna Slayton)

Author: Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: June 3, 2014Pages: 340

Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dress is even tougher.
Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dress, life gets complicated.
Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.
After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

Find it:

Shonna Slayton finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. While writing Cinderella’s Dress she reflected on her days as a high-school senior in British Columbia when she convinced her supervisors at a sportswear store to let her design a few windows—it was glorious fun while it lasted. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona. You can visit her website at

“I’m sorry I won’t be here for you, Goober. Do your best. It won’t be long.” He clapped his hands, a smile playing on his lips. “Me and Jimmy are leaving early tomorrow. Getting in a little sightseeing on the way to Texas. A final hurrah before we belong to Uncle Sam.” 

He could at least pretend he was sad to leave them. He and Jimmy weren’t two yahoos off on a wild adventure. They weren’t looking ahead far enough. To when they were headed into battle. The real thing.

He stood and enveloped Kate in a big-brother bear hug. “Keep your chin up.”

Kate sniffled. “And you keep yours down. Don’t go sticking it out where it can get shot,” she teased, but her voice quavered. 

He released his grip. “Got a date. One last dinner with my girl. We’re going to a starlight dance in Central Park and do the town right.” He walked out into the hallway but hesitated, his hand on the door. He poked his head back in. 

“You and Josie want to come?”

“You mean it?”He tilted his head. “You better go get her before I change my mind.”

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/2/2014- Zach's YA Reviews- Review

6/2/2014- Dark Novella- Excerpt

6/3/2014- Angelic Book Reviews- Review

6/3/2014- Pages From My Thoughts- Interview

6/4/2014- YA Book Madness- Review

6/4/2014- The Cover Contessa- Guest Post

6/5/2014- Crossroad Reviews- Review

6/5/2014- Such a Novel Idea- Guest Post

6/6/2014- The NerdHerd Reads- Review

6/6/2014- Fire and Ice- Excerpt

Week Two:

6/9/2014- Racing To Read- Review

6/9/2014- Paranormal Book Club- Interview

6/10/2014- The Phantom Paragrapher- Review

6/10/2014- Addicted Readers- Guest Post

6/11/2014- Creating Serenity- Review

6/11/2014- Every Free Chance Book Reviews- Interview

6/12/2014- A Backwards Story- Guest Post

6/13/2014- The YA's Nightstand- Review

6/13/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Excerpt

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  1. this looks and sounds awesome :) Thanks for sharing and congrats to Shona on the new release!

  2. Sounds like a great read... added to my TBR

  3. Thanks everyone! And thank you, Beth, for hosting a stop on the tour. What a nice way to end the two weeks :)

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