25 June 2013

Naturally, Charlie by S.L. Scott - Cover Reveal & Sneak Peek

I fell in love with the cover...

Title: Naturally, Charlie
Author: S. L. Scott
Release date: Re-launch June 25, 2013
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Cover designed by: Jada D’Lee of Jada D’Lee Designs

Twenty-five year old Charlotte "Charlie" Barrow is caught between her old life, and the one she is beginning to build, when she crosses paths with a handsome stranger on the subway. Not looking for romance, she closes her heart off to the possibilities of love. With a knack for mishaps, Charlie maintains her sense of humor while befriending the kind stranger who seems to be there at all the right times.

New York freelance writer, Charlie Adams, is forging his own path beyond the expectations of the society circles of his childhood. Rejecting family money, and fast-lane friends, he is snubbed by his family as he follows his own compass to a life more extraordinary.

Through a coincidence of events, they come to rely on each other for comfort. This is the tale of two Charlies learning to trust again while fighting their fates to create their own destiny.

He stops after he kisses my shoulder. Maneuvering the strap of my dress to the side, he nibbles at my collarbone. 

 “Mmmm,” I hum, not meaning to do that aloud, but not caring that I did. 

Charlie’s left hand moves under my bottom and squeezes. A giggle escapes when I smile. 

“God, I love your laugh.” 

 He looks up at me, his lashes framing his baby blues, and he smirks. Yep, smirks. I’m weak to a smirk, always have been, but his is especially devilish. My knees fly together, gripping him between them, and I don’t bother letting go. 

 His hand slides down my thigh before touching the back of my knee. His fingertips draw figure eights before he swerves over my calf muscle to my ankle, pausing on my 
foot. My shoe is removed and dropped to the floor, the other one following with a thud.

Interesting Facts about Naturally, Charlie 

 1. Charlie Barrow (girl Charlie) is Charlie B and Charlie Adams (boy Charlie) is Charlie A. 

2. Charlie B says what I call Charlie-isms. There are 20 words that she has made up or are ultra-slangy that she uses as everyday language, including three different forms of smug: smugginess, smuggsters, and smuggy. 

3. Charlie Adams eyes are a blue-grey. More blue when he’s happy. More grey when he’s tired, sleepy, or sad. 

4. The basenotes Charlie B. smells of Charlie A’s cologne are sandalwood, peppermint, cedar, and coriander. Do you know what cologne he’s wearing that day? 

5. Charlie B’s local coffee house is called The Coffee Hut. Charlie A’s is The Bagelry where we spend some time in throughout the book. 

6. The two main characters may share a name, but it’s never a big deal to them. The other characters find it funny though and do tease them about it. 

7. Charlie loves to bake, mainly cupcakes, and likes to experiment beyond the basic flavors. 

8. Charlie B has a thing for Charlie A’s lower back dimples which seem to get exposed a lot when he bends over.

9. Charlie A is much neater in his apartment than Charlie B is, but hers feels more homey to them both, which why they spend so much time there. 

10. Charlie A is a successful freelance writer. He shares his observations and photos about New York City, but tries his hand at fiction Charlie B inspires a story.

S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of the novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Sleeping with Mr. Sexy and Morning Glory--all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.

Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn't get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.

Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.
She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.

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