April 20, 2016
Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts
presented by Entangled Teen Crush!
We are so excited to have Shellee on the blog today for a quick Q&A.
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Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.
After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.
But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing…but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.
They’d never work for real…
Mariely and Cabot Book 1 of 3
Mariely and Cabot Book 2 coming Winter 2017
Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance (Creative HeArts, #3)
by Shellee Roberts
Release Date: April. 18, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Thank you so much for having me!
Describe your book in 140 characters of less:
Girl and boy get dumped and decide a fauxmance with each other is the best revenge until swoony kisses and actual feelings make it too real.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
This book is the third in the Creative HeArts series about students who attend a creative arts school in Austin, Texas. So, I needed to work within those parameters. I wanted my heroine, Mariely, to be studying theater, but that was all I knew in the beginning. My story ideas usually come to me in one of three places: the shower, the car, or just as I turn out the light to fall asleep. I don’t know exactly when/where this one came to me, but I remember the first scene that I saw in my head: Mariely walks into a room, flips on a light and sees her long-time boyfriend with someone else. That’s how I started.
Tell us about the main character(s):
Mariely Hinojosa rides the public bus to school; Cabot Wheeler drives a classic Porsche convertible.
She’s a rockabilly theater chick; he’s a preppy artist.
Mariely can’t imagine her life without her best friend, Willa; Cabot’s closest friends are his camera and a hot cup of coffee.
But they discover they have more in common than they think.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part of the book that you really love?
It’s funny, but some of my favorite parts of a book are the small, almost aside moments that reveal what’s deep in the heart of a character. Maybe just a look or a sigh. Toward the end of Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance, Mariely and Cabot have a terrible fight, and they say hurtful things to each other—the kinds of things you say that dig in and stay. Even though he’s upset and heartbroken after Mariely kicks him out of the cab, Cabot quietly tips the driver extra to make sure the cabby waits for her to get inside her house when he drops her off. It melts my heart that when he’s broken her wellbeing is still top of mind.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
Oh, gosh, any scene where I have to dig really deep emotionally is always hard for me to write. Tapping into those feelings and making them seem authentic on the page wears me out. I always have to revise those scenes at least a million times before the book is done and I usually think I still could do better.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now? Any new books coming out?
I’m currently working on the next Mariely and Cabot book. It will be number 7 in the Creative HeArts series, and so far I am lurving it—and I hardly ever say that about a book I’m in the middle of writing.
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
This was such a fun interview! Thank you.
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