Enthusiastically Satisfied | A Local Coffee Shop Fiction

By Curtis Campbell

Draft 1 Posted Date: 5/18/2012

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Genre:

Contemporary Romance

Word Count:

19,116

About the Book:

Christian Cook is an enthusiastic barista. He likes his coffee black, his Jameson neat and has a special attachment to his writing chair: a white plastic patio chair from Ace Hardware’s clearance section. He moved from Seattle to Ft. Collins to get away from distractions and finish his book. There he meets Alicia, a sweetheart disguised as a callous, thick-skinned, thrift store shopping punk with a laugh that turns heads. She goes to bars to study, read and do the crossword puzzle all at the same time. Her charismatic and friendly personality hides a past riddled with cocaine, alcohol abuse and rape. Christian’s life collides into Alicia’s self-destructive borderline personality disorder and he struggles over what he knows of love and friendship, responsibility and necessity. Enveloped in Alicia’s darkness, the last thing Christian expects is to glean meaning and relevance from the core values of a corporate coffee shop.

About the Author:

Curtis currently lives in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoys coffee, occasional rain showers, frequent sunshine and remains optimistic about the weather.

Author's Note:

Enthusiastically Satisfied is a completed manuscript belonging more in a commercial/mainstream fiction category than contemporary romance. My hope is that readers can relate to either or both sides of Christian's life: the comedy of customer service and the emotional trials of a self-destructive relationship. I would love to hear your thoughts and if you are interested in reading the entire story. Thanks!

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