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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: The Cracked Slipper by Stephanie Alexander

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Welcome to out stop on The Cracked Slipper book blog tour!

The Cracked Slipper cover
Synopsis: When Eleanor Brice unexpectedly wins the heart of Gregory Desmarais, Crown Prince of Cartheigh, she's sure she's found her happily-ever-after. Unfortunately, Prince Charming has a loose grip on his temper, a looser grip on his marriage vows, and a tight grip on the bottle. Eight years of mistreatment, isolation and clandestine book learning hardly prepare Eleanor for life at Eclatant Palace, where women are seen, not heard. 

According to Eleanor’s eavesdropping parrot, no one at court appreciates her unladylike tendency to voice her opinion. To make matter worse, her royal fianc√© spends his last night of bachelorhood on a drunken whoring spree. Before the ink dries on her marriage proclamation Eleanor realizes that she loves her husband's best friend, former soldier Dorian Finley. Eleanor can’t resist Dorian’s honesty, or his unusual admiration for her intelligence, and soon both are caught in a dangerous obsession. She drowns her confusion in charitable endeavors, but the people’s love can’t protect her from her feelings. 

When a magical crime endangers the bond between unicorns, dragons, and the royal family, a falsely accused Eleanor must clear her own name to save her life. The road toward vindication will force a choice between hard-won security and an impossible love. 

Review: The Cracked Slipper takes the fairytale of Cinderella and turns it on its ear. What happened when Cinderella got her prince? Was he Prince Charming, of a Prince Dud? After you realize everything in the tale will be set on it's ear (an eavesdropping, communicating parrot?) with what seems like a renaissance setting combined with enchanted fairytale animals. Add in a solid romance book hero pinning for the taken Eleanor, and you have a love triangle that will hold your attention for the entire book! This is the perfect grown up fairy tale for adults to sit by the fire with on gorgeous Fall days! 

About the AuthorStephanie Alexander grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, the oldest of three children. Drawing, writing stories, and harassing her parents for a pony consumed much of her childhood. After graduating from high school in 1995 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. She returned to Washington, DC, where she followed a long-time fascination with sociopolitical structures and women's issues to a Master of Arts in Sociology from the American University.

She spent several years as a Policy Associate at the International Center for Research on Women, a think-tank focused on women's health and economic advancement. Stephanie embraced full-time motherhood after the birth of the first of her three children in 2003. Her family put down permanent southern roots in Charleston in 2011. Check out her blog for more.

Want to win your own copy of this adorable book?

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And check out the rest of the tour for more reviews and giveaways!

November 2- Guest Post and Giveaway at Moonlight Gleam
November 3- Guest Post at Literary Lunes
November 5- Review at Lovey Dovey Books
November 5- Guest Post and Excerpt at Delphinia Reads Too Much
November 8- Guest Post and Giveaway at The Book Bag
November 9- Author Spotlight at My Life with Books
November 19- Guest Post at Why I Write
AND in the next 2 months, Stephanie is going to offer the ebook FREE through the Kindle Select Program!. 

November 6-7 
December 7-9
So be sure to give her a big THANKS if you get a copy free!

 Disclosure / Disclaimer:  I received this book free of charge, from JKS Communications,  for review purposes. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

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