Thursday 6 June 2013

Unbeautifully Blog Tour - Guest Post, Giveaway & Excerpt

Unbeautifully Blurb:
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.

Guest Post: After humming and hawing I decided to ask Madeline these three questions. Enjoy what she had to say in response.

1) What makes the perfect partner?

Ah, that’s a tough one.  Is there any such thing as the perfect partner?  No, I don’t believe so.  Even after the initial attraction and mind blowing sexual chemistry something is always going to go wrong.
And it’s not a bad thing.  I think fighting is healthy.  I may be a minority in this but airing your feelings is important. 

So, what makes the perfect partner?  It’s all relative.
What makes my partner perfect for me?
He’s funny. Even at 37 he is still going to hardcore shows and stage diving, coming home with foot prints on his back and broken bones.
He’s cute.  He still wears his hoodie over his baseball cap just like he did at 21.
He’s loving, supportive of my career and most importantly he gave me the very best thing that ever happened to me.  My son.

2) Your version of beautiful.

I’m going to quote Danny from UnBeautifully for this question since I agree with her 100%.

“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.”

3) Where did you find the inspiration for the Undeniable?

I’ll admit it.  I’m a big fan of “Sons of Anarchy”.  Love it!  Not only that but secret sub-cultures intrigue me.  Which is why I’ve written about two of them; modern day Gypsies and Motorcycle Clubs.


 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.

About Madeline
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.

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  1. Madeline This book sounds AWESOME!! And I look forward to reading it as soon as I can!!!

  2. Madeline, I have read both Undeniable and Unbeautifully and just absolutely fell in love. I haven't read stories like this before, but I am hooked. I eagerly await the next in the series! Thank you for introducing me to another world!

  3. Love the excerpt ant wait to read the book.


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