Guest Author Cindy Miles!


Hi, all. If you remember, this past Saturday, I recommended a book by CINDY MILES. As I said then, Cindy wrote an amazing, special book called – STUPID GIRL – which falls into the New Adult category – and though it’s not typically what I read, this one BLEW. ME. AWAY. Here’s the quote I gave on the book:

“A raw, beautiful, poignant story about pain, heartache and first love. I couldn’t put it down.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author

Please welcome Cindy today and read through for her generous giveaway!

Hi Everyone! It’s so great to stop by for a visit. Thanks very much to Carly for the invitation, and for the sweet words about my debut New Adult romance novel, Stupid Girl! I’m extremely proud of it and excited about taking an even deeper dive into the world of Winston College in the next two books we have planned for the Stupid in Love series!

The first romance novel I ever read was Apache Flame by Janis Reams Hudson. The cover was striking, the plot was right on, but I couldn’t understand why THAT story, out of the gazillions I had read and loved, stuck out to me for so long. Years later, I figured it out: It was the characters. They came to life on the page, had real issues, real emotions, and caused real reactions within me as a reader. And as an author, I’ve tried to take that experience to every book I pen. Including Stupid Girl.

The title seriously belies the heroine, Olivia Beaumont; she’s anything but stupid. But the summer before her senior year in high school, Olivia’s boyfriend slips something in her drink at a party and the rest of the evening is a nightmarish blur. The cards are stacked against her when his well-connected father manages to sweep everything under the rug. Olivia is ostracized by her peers, but manages to rise above it all. She garners a highly coveted scholarship to an astronomy program at Winston College, and leaves her problems behind—or so she thinks…

The moment Olivia steps onto the lawn of her dorm, Brax Jenkins knocks her down while diving for a “well-timed” football pass. Cocky, charming, and covered in ink and scars, Brax doesn’t look like your typical college jock. Raised in the foster care system in South Boston, he learned the hard way how to survive. As their relationship slowly grows, Olivia discovers something way deeper in the depths of Brax’s crazy blue eyes than anyone else sees. And the more Brax gets to know the unconventional Olivia, the better of a person he wants to become. But because of a stupid fraternity dare he’s eyeball-deep in, he may lose her forever.

Stupid Girl is about falling in love for the first time. It’s about humiliation. Survival. Heartache. And finding strength. It’s about making choices that just may have been the stupidest ones of all—or not. It’s about family, trust, loving who you are and not who everyone else wants you to be. It’s really and truly about characters. And I hope you enjoy them!

The next installment to the series, Stupid Boy, will release Feb 3, 2015! You can find me on social media:

Website: www.cindy-miles.com

Twitter: @cindymilesbooks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialcindymilesfanpage

Carly, thank you again for your graciousness in having me visit your blog! Such an honor! J And to show you all just how excited I am, check out my Amazon gift card giveaway below. I hope you’ll use it to purchase some awesome summer reads!

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63 thoughts on “Guest Author Cindy Miles!”

  1. My favorite summer romance read so far this year is Down and Dirty box set by Sami Lee, Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee & Rhian Cahill.

  2. My favorite summer romance read so far this year is Down and Dirty box set by By Sami Lee, Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee & Rhian Cahill .

  3. So far my fave is Kristin Higgins The Perfect Match. But there is still more summertime reading to do!

  4. Don’t have one favorite but I do have go to authors and I love when they have new books out in and around summer!
    Authors would be you of course, Carly, plus Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kate Angell and Lori Foster amongst many others.

  5. I love Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan. Continues the O’NEILL family story about brother Sean and the lodge’ s chef, Elise. Great read!

  6. How do you pick one favorite romance read? I would have to say so far it would be Then Came You by Jill Shalvis. The book that started me into reading romance though many years ago is Nora Roberts Montana Sky, which I re-read often 🙂

  7. I have read so many great books over the years it is hard to name a favorite one. Some of my favorite authors are Carly Phillips, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Lucy Monroe and Robyn Carr.

  8. Thanks for sharing with us, Cindy! Your story sounds amazing. The excerpt had me holding my breath at the end, so I’m definitely going to see what happen next to Olivia, cause something tells me Brax is definitely not going to leave her alone. Whew.

    As for my summertime reads I look forward to … I love Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series. I just love the light humor and heart-warming emotions that come with her style. Your story should create a nice counter balance for me this year! I’m looking forward to it.

  9. I always love a book that is just fun to read, I haven’t found one, yet this summer, but then, I haven’t been really reading. Welcome, Cindy.

  10. I like reading Christmas stories in the summer, because it helps me cool off from the stinking heat…

  11. Congrats Cindy on the new release! I’m dying to read your book 🙂 I’d have to say pretty much any all Jennifer Crusie books. Great lighthearted pool reads!

  12. Can’t wait for Carly’s Dare to Surrender that comes out in two weeks… Also looking forward to Then Came You by Jill Shalvis and all 3 Susan Mallery Fool’s Gold books for this year. And after seeing The Fault in our Stars last night, I really want to read Paper Towns by John Green.

  13. I’ve downloaded the book, but have not read it yet. Have one to finish then I’ll start yours.

  14. OK at first I wasn’t interesting in buying this book even tho I LOVE all Cindy Miles’ other books. I just don’t particularly like YA books. This one sounds absolutely phenomenal so I should have just trusted that I love Miles’ books and gone with it. I’m off to purchase it immediately!! Thanks for showcasing her and thank you Cindy for talking about this story.

  15. I like to read series books in the summer 🙂
    Well, I like to read series books all the time!

  16. Thanks for guest hosting Cindy. Your book sounds great and is now on my to-read list. I am 33 years old, but I love the Young Adult/New Adult genres…maybe more than I care to admit.

  17. Thank you for the very nice giveaway. Always love to discover new authors to read. 🙂
    I actually like to read Christmas romances during the hot summer months.
    It’s not letting me add your cute icons so 🙂 🙂 🙂

  18. Love the interview, signed up on Cindy’s blog. My favorite summer read is Jane Eyre. Thanks for the chance on the giveaway.

  19. Sounds like an interesting book. I guess I’m unsure of what the Young Adult genre is all about. Being an over 50 reader, I wasn’t sure I would like Young Adult books, but this sounds like a interesting read.

    • Thanks so much Eileen 🙂 New Adult is just a little more mature/older than Young Adult–usually 18+ hero/heroine, out of high school, starting their first job, in college, etc. I hope you enjoy!

  20. My favorite summer reads has always been Sarah Dessen’s books. I have read all but one of them (because it contains domestic violence, which to me hits close to home). Her stories pulls me back to a time when I was young, wild, and rebellious. I think “Stupid Girl” would be a wonderful summer read. From reading the synopsis, I can tell that this will tear me apart. But I’ll give it a chance. 🙂

  21. I loved the Hot Summer Nights Anthology from last summer. Took it on vacation at the beach with me last year!

  22. I don’t have any favorites because all the authors that I do read books from are so fantastic. I love all the books I have read :snoopydance:

  23. For some reason I thought Young Adult meant it was for teenagers. After reading your post I realized that wasn’t exactly correct as it tole me to read this book!! Thank you for clearing that up.

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