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Thursday, June 13, 2013

UNBEAUTIFULLY by Madeline Sheehan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

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Today I am very happy to welcome author Madeline Sheehan who is joining us with her fabulous new release, Unbeautifully!


1. Writing the second book in a series compared to the first.

IS HARD.  You have to keep your timeline straight, ages, eye color, you need to stay true to each characters personality, you need to make sure the second book is just as/ if not more captivating then the first, you need to grab your audience the way you grabbed them with the first one!  HARD.  But if you can do it, and I hope I did, it’s well worth the headache.

2. As a reader, this series is emotionally draining, what is it like writing it?

At times, it’s very draining.  Being stuck inside the head of a damaged person isn’t fun, luckily though I’m a little crazy and I can handle it.  Although, there are times that I feel like I need a bottle of anti-depressants after writing for 8 straight hours.  It’s worth it thought, to me, turning something painful and sad and giving it a happy ending.  I love that.

3. Writing not your typical hero.

I don’t claim any men in my books to be “heroes”.  My leading men are anything but. They commit crimes, they hurt, they kill, and they lie and cheat.  Nothing about them is supposed to be admirable. They are men who live by their own set of rules, their own code, and they make no apologies for it. They are strong men, an admirable trait, but where their strengths lie, is not socially or politically or morally correct.  A life of debauchery and corruption, plain and simple and the women who love them.  But they are my characters and I love them despite all their faults.  *shrug*  Call me crazy…



Unbeautifully (Undeniable, #2)
Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares.
Danielle “Danny” West is the daughter of Deuce West, President of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik “Ripper” Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell’s Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper’s paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world.
This is Danny and Ripper’s story.
Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.Because without ugly, there would be no beauty.





EXCERPT:
 The first time I fell in love it was with a pair of blue eyes and a wide dimpled grin.

“Your old man loves ya, Danny girl,” He whispered. “You never ever forget that, yeah?”

I never did. And I never thought I could ever love any man as much as I loved my father. But as we grow, we change, we begin to make our own decisions and thus become independent and self sufficient and start turning away from our parents and turning to others. We form friendships, strong bonds and ties and begin experiencing life outside of the bubble we grew up inside of.
And we fall in love…a second time.

The second time I fell in love it was with a badly scarred face, the stuff of nightmares; the sort of disfigurement that mothers steer their children away from. Ugly, jagged slashes marred the skin from the top of his skull, down over his right eye, an eye that had been dug out of his face with a serrated blade. The scars continued across his cheek, over his lips and down his neck, ending at the top of his shoulder. His chest was a hundred times worse; scar tissue as far as the eye could see.

“Baby,” He said gruffly, “Man like me got no business with a girl like you. You’re nothin’ but fuckin’ beauty and I’m a whole lot of fuckin’ ugly who’s already halfway to hell.”

But he was wrong.

Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.

Because without ugly there would be no beauty.

Because without beauty we would not survive our pain, our sorrow, and our suffering.

And in the world I lived in, the world he lived in, a secret world within the world, a world of of constant crime and cruel, cold, death, there was almost nothing but suffering.

“You may not be beautiful the way you were before,” I whispered, placing my hand on his hard chest. “But you’re still beautiful. To me.

STOP


   


Madeline Sheehan, a Social Distortion enthusiast and devoted fan of body art, has been writing books since she was seven years old. She is the author of The Holy Trinity ebook trilogy and Best Selling Undeniable series.  Homegrown in Buffalo, New York, Madeline resides there with her husband and son.



GIVEAWAY:
Madeline is giving away $30 Amazon gift card as the tour grand prize. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter.  Winner will be announced 6/29.

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13 comments:

Julia Ivashkov said...

I love Madeline books! She is so amazing!

Kim Urban said...

Loved Undeniable and Unbeautifully, now I am dying to get my hands on Unattainable- Cage's story looks like it will be beyond awesome too! Rock on Madeline!

May said...

Sounds like another great book! I love her other books and can't wait to read this one!

angieia said...

This series is so intriguing. I can't wait to read Danny and Rock's story.

JenM said...

I love those rough heroes. This sounds great.

elaing8 said...

Madeline is a new author to me. This book sounds really good.Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

Sophia Rose said...

I look forward to reading this one.

Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Kyla Whitley said...

looking forward to reading. thank you for sharing. :)
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Linda said...

Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
Happy Friday!
//Linda

Jen B. said...

I just started Undeniable today. It's an intense story. I like seeing parts of the story from both main characters side. I am looking forward to seeing where it goes.

SdyLion said...

I adore this series and the author creates the most fascinating characters. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

laura troxel said...

I love this series. Bought the first book. Cant wait to read this book.
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