Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blog Tour (interview): Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles


 Book & Author details:

Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles
Publication date: May 13th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Only fools fall in love…

After her senior year of high school leaves behind nothing but heartache, Olivia Beaumont is sure of this: She’s no stupid girl. She sets out for Winston College, promising herself that she will remain focused on her first and only love – astronomy. But all it takes is cocky sophomore Brax Jenkins and an accidental collision with a football, to throw her entire year off course.
A quick-tempered Southie who escaped the inner city streets of Boston to pitch for Winston, Brax is known to play way more fields than just the baseball diamond. So, when his name is drawn to take part in his fraternity’s hazing dare, Brax eagerly accepts the mission to take Olivia’s virginity. But he doesn’t plan on falling hard for the sweet and sassy Texas girl who sees right through his bad-boy persona.
As Olivia and Brax battle their feelings for each other, echoes of the past year begin to surface. A boy who once turned Olivia’s whole world upside down reappears, and “harmless” pranks wreak havoc. Pretty soon the aspiring astronomer is on the verge of revealing her most difficult, heartbreaking secret. All the while, Brax must wrestle with the irrevocable dare, and Olivia struggles against all logic as she does the one thing only a stupid girl would do: fall in love.

Cindy Miles agreed to do an interview with me for this tour. So of course I fired at her a bunch of questions!

Me: What are the five stupidest things you've ever done?
 Cindy:
1. Put moss on my head and pretended that it was long princess hair. NEVER put Spanish Moss on your HEAD! (chiggers!)
2. Fell on a Loch Ness boat tour in Scotland on our first day there. After, I had two big black eyes and a broken nose for the entire trip. Pictures=gorgeous!
3. Used half-n-half when I should’ve used heavy cream.
4. Left a pack of gum in the pocket of my jeans. Washed them. Then dried them. = Gum everywhere!
5. Dyed easter eggs with my children and THEN realized I hadn’t boiled the eggs. EEK!

Me: Have you based this book on someone you know or is it purely inspired by your imagination?

 Cindy:Purely inspired by imagination!

Me: How did you go about naming your characters?

 Cindy:Naming my characters is one of the best parts of the writing process to me. For Stupid Girl I knew I had a heroine who was a little old-fashioned, not your usual hip young adult, so I searched older classic names. My hero needed to be cool. Hot. Sexy. Brash. I love searching through baby name data bases and seeing what I can come up with. Sometimes, I shift things a bit until the name feels unique and just right. :)

Me: Would you ever consider writing a book where the main character would be based on you?

 Cindy:I’ve kind of done that, LOL. Although, the book version was WAY better and WAY cooler and WAY not-so-boring! My heroine in Highland Knight is an author, and I gave her quite a lot of my likes/dislikes. :)

Me: What was the easiest scene for you to write?

 Cindy:In Stupid Girl, probably the opening scene where the hero, Brax, barrels into the heroine, Olivia, on the lawn, and their reaction to each other. That scene just flew out and it’s pretty much the same in the book as the first draft I wrote.

Me: Which other books can you compare Stupid Girl to?

 Cindy:Hmm. So many college romances out there, it’s hard to say. I’ve had a few readers comment that it reminded them of Beautiful Disaster, but I don’t see it. :) It’s college, yes. Bad-boy hero, yes. Heroines are completely different, though, so really it’s each reader’s own personal perception. :)

Me: Of all sports, why did you choose baseball?
 Cindy:I LOVE baseball. I’m a huge fan! Of all baseball! Going all the way back to the beginning. I love everything about it, and about going to a ball game. My grandpa loved it and we used to watch games together, and we’d go to games in Atlanta as well. Big fun! I love the sounds of the park, the hotdogs, and the sound of the ball cracking against the bat!


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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 upcoming 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.

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What's next?

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 College—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 the campus ablaze with crazy new rumors and chaos. 

 

Winston’s “It Girl” Harper Bell isn’t just president of Alpha Delta Phi—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 bad boy, train him to be the perfect boyfriend, seduce him almost to the point of no return, and promptly—and publicly—break his heart. 

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.


Giveaway:


Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • A signed copy of Stupid Girl
  • 5x eBook copies of Stupid Girl (gifted from either Amazon or B&N)
  • 50$ Amazon Gift Card
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