Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway - Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles


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Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles
(Stupid in Love #2)
Publication date: February 17th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her blockbuster Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY. 

Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston University—but the so-called “virginity dare,” orchestrated by Brax’s old fraternity, almost tore them apart. Now, a new dare is taking shape, and it’s sure to set emotions ablaze–more than ever before.

Winston’s “It Girl” Harper Belle isn’t just president of the Deltas–she’s also a master at keeping her ugly past a secret. So, when the Kappas’ dare hits closer to home for her more than anyone realizes, she devises a competition of her own as payback. Three sorority sisters will seek out a notorious womanizer on campus and–unbeknownst their “mark”–secretly train him to be the perfect boyfriend. Always up for a challenge, Harper targets the biggest player she can find: Brax’s wickedly handsome foster brother Kane McCarthy.

But, Harper discovers there’s much more to Kane than girls, games, and partying. His easy smile belies the quiet, old soul reflected in his deep brown eyes. All it takes is one night, one secret laid bare, and one kiss from Kane to shift Harper’s world on its axis. Suddenly, the girl who’s always walked a straight and narrow path can’t think of anything else except losing control.




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When did you start writing?

I first tried to write an episode of The Bionic Woman. Then I wrote for my high school newspaper. Then not again until 1997! I haven’t stopped since.


What makes you want to write?

Gosh, I’m not sure. Characters, I suppose. Alternate lives. What-ifs! I really love thinking and creating the lives of characters and the events that make them memory-worthy. (I hope, anyway!)


Do you ever get writer's block and what do you do to get over it?

I do get it, yes, and when I do it’s usually a sign from my inner self that I have taken a wrong turn in the plot. I usually don’t have it for too long, but sometimes I set my writing aside and just read something. A book, outside of my genre. I recently read DARK PLACES by Gillian Flynn. Great book! With fabulous characterization. Once I finished I was anxious to jump back into my own work.


Do you have a special way of going about writing?

Nothing out of the ordinary. I do like writing ambiance. A great CD, preferably a movie soundtrack with no words. Candles. With lots of snacks around lol. Unless the weather is nice outside, then I park on the porch.


Do you have any works in progress?

Yes, the third book in the Stupid In Love series, STUPID LOVE. Also, my second Harlequin SuperRomance. Plus a couple of extra ideas I’ve been kicking around.


What are your hobbies?

I love to bake and cook! I love photography, and I dearly love traveling. I’m heading back to Scotland in October with fellow sister writer Leah Marie Brown. Woot woot!


How did you get the idea for the Stupid in Love series?

Funny—it started when I was on the way home from a Maroon 5 concert and heard Keith Urban’s Stupid Boy. Those lyrics…really hit me. Olivia Beaumont and Brax Jenkins from STUPID GIRL was born!


How did you choose the character names for the Stupid in Love series?

Choosing character names is always super fun for me. I scour the baby name data bases until something clicks!


Who is your favourite character in Stupid Boy?

Hmmm…that’s a hard one! I really loved both Kane and Harper. They so clicked with each other! I loved Murphy, too.


What was your favourite part of writing Stupid Boy?

Probably the scenes with the (nasty!) grandmother Belle. Deep down I LOVE CREEPY!


What are you currently reading?

I haven’t started it yet but FIENDISH by Brenna Yovanoff. FABULOUS cover! YA!


What is your favourite book?

Too hard to pick one! But I def love The Shining!


Who is your favourite author?

By Stephen King lol. ANYTHING by Stephen King!


What is your favourite film?

Oh, man, I am a Hollywood film buff. So MANY to love! I’ll give you three. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. JAWS. YOUNG GUNS. :)


What is your favourite TV show?

OMG. That’s easy. THE WALKING DEAD. **SCREAMS! RICK GRIMES!!**



Quick-fire questions:

Chocolate or ice cream? Ice cream!
Paperback or ebook? Paperback!
Dogs or cats? I love both but I LOVE MY CAT!!!
Go out or stay in? Stay in!
Summer or winter? Winter. No Summer! I don’t know! LOL!





AUTHOR BIO

National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her debut New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college. The second book in her Stupid in Love series, STUPID BOY, features a wickedly handsome law-breaker who falls for a beautiful, straight-A college student with an ugly past of her own.


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