Jul 22, 2012

Seattle Delight by Charlotte Stout Guest Blog and Giveaway



Title: Seattle Delight
Author: Charlotte Stout

Publisher: Charlotte Stout Publishing

Synopsis:



Charly’s life was simple and uncomplicated, just like she wanted it.  Or so she thought!  One chance encounter with a devilishly handsome stranger in her local coffee shop would turn her world, and her heart, upside down.  She would be thrown into a realm of privilege and romance, and more than just a little danger.  

How will she handle the dark gorgeous man who has inserted himself into her domain?  When danger threatens those she loves, will she have the strength of heart and spirit to do whatever it takes to save them?  Share Charly’s adventures as she navigates through the quickly changing landscape that has become her life.


Buy Links

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Giveaway!

  Charlotte will be giving away a $75 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


I am happy to welcome author Charlotte Stout to Curse of the Bibliophile! Thank you so much for visiting us here today.

Bad Boys


I truly love bad boys. In high school I met a boy through some friends who I thought embodied the essence of a bad boy. I went to a private girl’s school with no access to boys. When I met BJ, I was shy and a complete innocent.


BJ was a senior, two years older than me. He rode a Harley, had light brown hair down to his shoulders; wore a leather jacket, butt hugging jeans and motorcycle boots. In my naïveté, BJ was sex on a Harley.


My definition of bad boys today is vastly different than when I was in high school. Bad boys embody all the characteristics of those whom I have met and learned from over the years as well what characteristics my imagination contrives and desires in a bad boy.


I love bad boys who are charming, arrogant, sensual, exuberant, captivating, intelligent, mysterious, and considerate lovers. They must be confident, have great pecs and abs, possess smoldering eyes, and while their sexual prowess may be legendary they know how to make you believe you are the best and the only one for them.


Dress my bad boy in a leather jacket, silk scarf, black silk long sleeve t-shirt that hugs every sinew, butt hugging jeans and a simple pair of Frye boots and I melt. He has to be tall, well-built, have a devilish air about him, possess a captivating smile with one dimple (two is even better), and must be disarmingly charming.


Bad boys want to have fun but not suffer any consequences. They have contacts at every level of an organization, know how to leverage their power of persuasion and rarely endure any penalties for their actions. They can commandeer any piece of machinery or mode of transportation with ease and expertise. Their arrogance is unparalleled until they meet the woman; the woman who will turn their world upside down. This must be a woman of substance, charm, wit, individuality and significant accomplishments. That would be a woman like me.


Thank you again for hosting me on your blog.

Bonne Journée
Charlotte



Excerpt

Chapter Twenty

Charly walked into Shuckers at precisely seven o’clock in an emerald green silk dress, her sister found on the sale rack in Nordstrom’s Individualist and gold stiletto heels from her own closet. Charly had almost choked at the original price of the silk dress but she knew that at one hundred dollars it was a bargain and more in line with what she could afford.

Charly saw her parents and Lisa and made her way over to their table. She sat down feeling a bit glamorous and sexy – not that she wanted to feel sexy in front of her parents. Ew!

Seated between her parents Charly looked for the waiter. A glass of wine was just what she needed to add a little natural glow to her cheeks.

“For heaven’s sake, what are you looking for?” her mother asked, as she sat primly in the high-back armchair.

“The waiter, I’d like a glass of wine.” Charly replied.

“Charly honey–we are in one of the finest restaurants in Seattle, please show some decorum and manners, for me.”

“Sorry. But you each have a drink,” she replied somewhat defensively.

Josie sat forward, “Yes dear, but we got here at seven – you did not. So, you’ll have to wait for your drink until the waiter comes by.”

“Hey, it was seven by my clock when I parked the car.”

“Then your clock is off – my dear. You really should have all your time pieces synchronized.” Her mother said with a smile and a wink.

Her dad didn’t say anything. He just listened and grunted periodically, which left everyone wondering whose side he was on. Then he started sniffing the air around him. “Do any of you smell that?”





AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Charlotte lives in Arizona with her hunky husband Warren, and her spoiled Silky Terrier, Tess. Her life has been filled with serious endeavors, including earning a Master's degree, owning her own business, consulting and working in the corporate world as a human resources executive. Before penning her first novel, Charlotte had written several practical guides for business applications, not exactly steamy stuff. Luckily, she never lost sight of her dream to write a novel that would encompass her passion for gorgeous men, adventure and a love of life. Enjoy

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14 comments:

  1. Katie;
    Thank you for hosting this stop on my tour.

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  2. I'm usually not into bad boys (at least, not obviously bad ones), but you make a compelling argument! The book sounds great...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for taking time to respond Anonymous. Should you decide to read the book Seattle Delight, I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. Your described bad boy sounds pretty good! Have the qualities described influenced your development of the lead male character in "Seattle Delight"?

    Thanks for sharing. Loved the book!

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  4. I think we all kind of like bad boys.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. I'm not proud....I love bad boys! The badder the better! You just gotta love redeeming them.

    So far, your books are romantic suspense....which is all good, but do you have plans of writing something in another genre? If so, what genre and/or era would you choose?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Karen H - It's nice to have you on the tour today. Never say never! Currently, I don't have any plans to write in another genre. I can see myself writing a book filled with sarcasm but I'm not sure which genre. I love a keen quick wit. Well, you have planted a seed I will let germinate and grow. Who knows what might sprout!

      Thanks for following the tour.

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  6. In theory bad boys are great, in real life not so much lol :)
    Thanks for sharing your story with us!
    Chrystina
    bookliaison(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  7. I love the spirit of the bad boy and I can certainly enjoy reading about them, but like Chrystina, in RL, I'm hoping not to run into one! LOL

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  8. The allure of the Bad Boy always seems to be there. Sort of the Forbidden Fruit thing. I never really was interested in a Bad Boy. Guess I just never met one that was tempting enough.

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  9. Bad boys make for fascinating reading - a different story in real life though.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  10. Bad boys for the WIN!! :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  11. I really want to read this. :)



    Becky01x(at)gmail(dot)com

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