24 February 2015

Title: Stupid Boy (Stupid in Love #2)
Author: Cindy Miles
Publisher: TKA Distribution, 332 Pages (February 17th, 2015)
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Check out my review of: Stupid Girl (Stupid in Love #1) & Stupid Boy (Stupid in Love #2)

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

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.

Guest Post

What’s Your Reading/Writing Nook Say About YOU?

As a reader, I, like most other readers, have various favorite places to kick back and devour a book. Depending on the kind of day it is (rainy is my favorite), it can be anywhere from my sofa, with a few candles lit, or my bed, if it’s at nighttime. As long as it’s quiet, cozy, I can get lost in a book.

As a writer, though, I’m a little more picky. I have a favorite writing “nook”, I guess you’d call it. It’s my front porch. Which, when you look at it, it doesn’t seem all that glam. It’s really not. My imagination halts at storytelling. My decorative skills are ZERO. I have a double rocker. In summer, I have a few Boston ferns. That’s it. A plain old double rocker that I have to put a seat cushion on or else my booty gets tired faster than my brain. But it’s all good. Because the inspirational part? The part that makes THIS my ultimate writing nook? Check out the view.

To me, since I work out of my home, it’s perfect. (Although a little croft in the Highlands of Scotland, or a cottage in the Outer Banks, or an old 1900’s seaside Maine mansion from the Gold Coast, or even a cottage on one of Georgia’s small barrier islands would be great, too!) But I work at home. And I live here, in south Georgia. And this is my view.

One would think I’d get tired of it, but I don’t. It’s constantly changing. From summer storms and green, green grass to a field of white fluffy cotton or tall stalks of corn, to my duel pear trees changing with the seasons—it always fascinates and inspires me. I’ve one memory in particular that always gets me going. My son was about ten, my daughter six. Corn was planted in the field in my VIEW and was probably about five feet tall. It was summertime, and we’d been getting a lot of late afternoon showers. It began to rain and my two kids ran out into the corn field, and were popping up, then ducking down, running and hiding and trying to catch one another. I know from where they were it looked completely different than my position on the PORCH. It was hilarious. It looked like a live game of WACK-A-MOLE. They finally came in (no worries folks, it was only a shower-no lightning involved!) soaked to the bone and laughing like hyenas. Every once in a while we bring it up and we all laugh. Sometimes I think of that day as I’m sitting on the porch writing, and it always makes me smile. Or laugh out loud. And that sort of joy inspires my writing.

The VIEW itself? Now that can inspire many aspects of a story for me. I love stormy scenes, or rainy scenes, because I love storms and rain myself. As you can see from the pics, a storm can roll in from the coast and be quite dramatic. I love to sit and watch, and write. That feeling of contentment inspires me. Many of my favorite romantic scenes between Stupid Boy’s Kane McCarthy and Harper Belle came to me while watching a storm roll in from my front porch.  The changing views make the synapses in my brain fire and before I know it, I have new scenes. New characters sometimes. And a book is soon finished.

Do you have a favorite nook to read or write? Is there a place where the pages, whether in a book your reading or a story you’re creating, come to life? Let’s hear it!

About the Author:

Cindy Miles is the best-selling author of twelve novels, one anthology and three short stories. She also writes as Elle Jasper, and grew up on the salt marshes of the Vernon River in Savannah, Georgia.

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