Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tour Stop & Giveaway: UnBeautifully by Madeline Sheehan

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.


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.

Let me just start off by saying W.T.F!! Did Madeline Sheehan just mind fuck me and rock my world? And what was that?....I loved it AND I'm begging for more! Why yes, yes she did and True Story, I am begging for MORE!!!  This book had me all jacked up mentally and emotionally. Hell I'm all over the damn place with this one. I've had to wait a few days just to form a coherent thought to write this review. I mean I knew I was going to LOVE Ripper, I loved him in Undeniable, but then that dirty whore Madeline had to throw in more Deuce and Eva, and well there are just no words for how I feel about that man.

What Madeline Sheehan does with words is what Van Gogh does with paint, what Jimi Hendrix done with a guitar. Hell she's the Quentin Tarantino of books. It's real, raw beauty. It's breath taking art at it's finest. It's not that care bears and rainbows B.S. you read in fairytales when you were a kid. No, she's real life, she's hardcore and she writes about the effed up things in life people don't want to deal with.
And sometimes love is unconventional and it breaks all the rules and blurs all the lines and basks in its glory. Shining as bright as the sun, unapologetically glowing even under the narrowed stares of society and its screaming, self-righteous morals, berating and judging that which it doesn't understand.
The story of Ripper and Danny. The story of a broken man hiding inside himself hate, disgust and shame. Torturing himself with a past that can't be undone and a future he wants but thinks he doesn't deserve. The story of a girl, a beautiful girl that was once filled with life and dreams that has been beaten down by that same life, by others decisions. A girl that had to grow up too fast, who wants something, needs something that someone else thinks she can't have. 


Short Interview with THE Madeline Sheehan....

What inspired Deuce and Eva's story?
Eva and Deuce were inspired by a myriad of things. My life, the people in it, daydreams and secret fantasies. There isn’t just one thing…

Out of all of the characters in Undeniable and UnBeautifully, Who is your favorite and why?
Deuce. Because Deuce is the ultimate conundrum. And like most women, a complicated man is most certainly my favorite kind of man.

Have you always known you wanted to be a writer?
Yes! I wrote my first book when I was in elementary school, it consisted of a piece of construction page on which I wrote down three sentences on why I hate fish.  :)

What character if any is based more from your personality?
Eva. A lot of Eva is me in my teenage years and as she ages, grows harder, becomes a little bitter and even infuriatingly accepting of her circumstances…that’s me, too. And yeah, I love chucks. Wore them every day for years.

UnBeautifully-CoverblogAbout the Author:
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 Novel, Undeniable. Homegrown in Buffalo, New York, Madeline resides there with her husband and son.

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  1. Awesome Giveaway!! I can't wait to read it :)

  2. I cant wait to read this. Thank u for the giveaway.

  3. I cannot wait to read this! I've heard it's amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I cant wait to read this book!!