Today I am excited to welcome author Chanel Cleeton to talk about one of my favorite subjects..Caffeine and to share information about her debut new adult novel I See London scheduled to release in February through Harlequin publishing. I will be sharing my review on February 7th and I quite enjoyed it. So grab your favorite caffeinated beverage, check out I See London and find out how Channel stays caffeinated. Be sure and enter the author’s giveaway 🙂
I See London
By Channel Cleeton
New Adult Contemporary
Release date: February 3, 2014
Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change— and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for. When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she always wanted. Suddenly she’s riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can’t seem to keep her hands off of. Half French, half Lebanese, and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he’s everything she can’t resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.
Chanel Cleeton shares favorite Caffeinated beverages
My Favorite Caffeinated Beverages: Starbucks Americanos and Diet Coke
I’m a total caffeine addict. Three years of law school made me dependent and writing has only made it worse. I have two big caffeine vices—Starbucks Americanos and Diet Coke.
I’m one of those writers who works better when I’m able to write in public. For me that usually means coffee shops. Living in South Korea I tend to write in Starbucks. I’m a total creature of habit so I always order the exact same thing when I go to Starbucks—a Grande Americano with Skim Milk. It’s gotten so bad that when I go in now I don’t even have to say my order, they just ring it up without me talking. It’s a little embarrassing 🙂 I like the Americano because it’s basic and gets the job done. I’m not a big fan of the taste of coffee—it’s more of a necessity—so I tend to want something simple and classic.
My other big caffeine vice is Diet Coke. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I know it’s bad for me, have heard all of the horror stories. I’ll go months without having any and then I’ll start drinking it again. Living overseas is a great Diet Coke detox, though. When I lived in London it was difficult to find Diet Coke. Instead, they had Coca-Cola Light, which I am not a fan of. It’s similar here in Korea. I’m a purist so it’s Diet Coke or nothing for me 🙂
How about you, what are some of your favorite caffeinated beverages?
About the Author
Originally a Florida girl, at seventeen Chanel moved to London to attend an international university. In the four years that followed, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, learned how to dance, travelled through Europe, and made lifelong friendships. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever. But fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, when an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves, swept her off her feet.
Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and Young Adult thrillers. Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON, will be released by Harlequin (HQN) on February 3, 2014, followed by a sequel, LONDON FALLING, later in the year.
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