Character Interview & Giveaways: Travis ‘Mad Dog’ Maddox from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Interview with Travis Maddox from Jamie McGuire’s National Bestselling novel, Beautiful Disaster

Okay so if you know me you’ll know that once I read Fifty Shades of Grey in February I was enthralled and decided to embrace my obsession with angsty contemporary romances, so while browsing through Amazon I stumbled upon this beautiful gem called Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Once I read it, I shouted from the rooftops to everyone that would listen to read Beautiful Disaster! As a matter of fact both Cimmaron and I have each others phone numbers saved in our phones as Travis Maddox, so when we text each other the screen shows Travis Maddox…errrrr….of course now that I write it sounds a bit crazy obsessive LOL! But hey two single girls need a little a fantasy ever so often, and that should be enough of a reason for you to be curious enough to check out our latest book boyfriend. I actually haven’t read a book that has made me wish I could grab a backpack, shave a few years off of my life and become a college co-Ed once again, in search of my very own Travis ‘Mad Dog’ Maddox!

Here at Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy I love finding Indie-Authors and their books to platform on my blog in hopes of them gaining new fans. So imagine my surprise when one of my favorite reads of 2012 gains a publisher Atria Books a division of Simon & Schuster! Squuueee!!! Since Cimmaron and I both share a hit fiery passion for Travis as well as Beautiful Disaster we decided to interview him together out of respect to “Pigeon” aka Abby since neither one of us trusted ourselves to interview him alone. LOL. We had tons of questions we wanted to ask but Travis is a busy guy so we narrowed them down.

Below are a few of our innaproriate questions that were cut while editing…..
Miss Vain: Will you demonstrate your favorite kissing technique?
Cimmaron: Will you hook up with me?
Miss Vain: Do you like fake boobs?
Cimmaron: Does my butt feel as firm as it looks?
Okay, so now you see why we needed to “group” interview him. Hehehe.

Click the picture below to read my 5 Star Beautiful Disaster review:


Thank you so much for taking the time to sit down and answer a few questions with my Homie Cimmaron at Talk Supe Blog, so we can share with our awesome readers. We’re so excited to have you here, we can barely contain our excitement! Well we have a pact with each other to be on our best behavior, and if you talk fast I think we might be successful! ;) First I’d like to Congratulate you on the success of the story based on your life. Walking Disaster cannot be released soon enough!

1. Cimmaron: Travis, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with Miss Vain and I. We are super thrilled to have you on our respective blogs today. Thrilled might be an understatement. Miss Vain and I are practically holding on to every bit of sanity left in us and trying not to tackle you. Can you give our readers a little introduction about yourself?

My name is Travis Maddox, the resident bad ass. That’s me in a nutshell. Seriously, though, um … a little about me? I have three brothers. I go to Eastern U. I get pretty good grades, I guess. I like to ride around on my Harley so I can think. My best friend is my cousin, his girlfriend is the biggest pain in my ass, and I also happen to have a soft spot for her best friend, Abby.

2. Miss Vain: What made Abby so compelling that you not only gave her the nickname “Pigeon” prior to your introduction and make the most irresistible college co-Ed away from his player ways?

Abby was different, you know? A girl on campus not clamoring for my attention? Call me conceited or whatever, but it was refreshing. She doesn’t put up with my shit. She let me chase her, but didn’t try too hard to get away. When I saw her … I don’t know, I just knew. Oh, and she’s hot.

Miss Vain: You know, hearts are breaking right now……

3. Miss Vain: Suddenly you have discovered yourself on the cover of a national newspaper *gasp*, the headline would read “Travis Mad Dog Maddox…….” please fill in the blanks.

Was arrested last night for … just kidding. I hope.

4. Cimmaron: What’s your most treasured possession (aside from Abby, of course) and why?

My Harley Night Rod. I bought her with cash after winning my first big fight.

Miss Vain: Now every time I see a Harley driving down the road, looking for you and Abby.;) Will you give me a ride?

5. Miss Vain: Besides being an incredible fighter, lover, and straight A student, do you have a secret talent you’ve been hiding from us?

I sing a little.

Miss Vain: The scene where you sang in the cafeteria was incredible! Cimmaron and I both decided we wanted to not only go back to college, but we wanted to go to your school. I mean, singing at the lunch tables, as a singer myself if I went to your school I wouldn’t have ditched as often! ;) lol

6. Cimmaron: What do you think about Jamie getting into your head to write Walking Disaster, the sequel to Beautiful Disaster?

The inside of my head is a little scary, if you want to know the truth. I have no outward filter, so you can imagine the things I hold back. Readers will be surprised to find out I’m a lot more contemplative than I seem, and I did have a strategy when I pursued Abby. At least, until I was too deep to think straight.

Miss Vain: I’m so anxious to get into your head, that I can barely contain my excitement. I’m very curious to see what was going through your head when you left with Monica the day Abby’s pipes broke, that scene has me very interested.

7. Miss Vain: If a famous Hollywood producer decided to make the story of your life Beautiful Disaster into a movie; which “A List” celebrities would you chose for the roles of?

Sean Connery for me. Okay, maybe an old me, but the dude is a bad ass. My second choice is Chuck Norris.

Abby would play herself, because no one is more beautiful or amazing than she is, and no one could compare. In my humble opinion, of course. Is she gonna see this? Because that would definitely score

For Shepley, Brad Pitt. Maybe Billy Bob Thorton. Either one plays a great smart ass.

For America … Joan Rivers.

Miss Vain: Although Sean Connery is older, he was freaking James Bond so I totally understand why you chose him. He’s badass just like you! I like Billy Bob Thornton for Shepley. Aweeeee that’s so cute about Abby, and we’re totally posting this so hopefully she’ll see it. Hehe. I think Joan Rivers portraying America is perfect….HAHAHAHA! But remember; without America, you would never have met your Pigeon!!! ;)

Thank you so much for stoping by and allowing Cimmaron and I to get into your head a little! We wish you and Jamie McGuirre all the most success on yout next adventure Walking Disaster in 2013.

P.s. Since you only have eyes for Abby; Do you think you could hook me up with your brother Trent??……..

Please enter my giveaway below! Travis, Jamie and the wonderful people at Atria Books has provided us with a signed copy of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire! Since this giveaway is coming from the publisher, sorry my long distance peeps this giveaway is only (USA/CA).

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♥♥ Good luck & Thank you for entering! Happy Friday! ♥♥

Please stop by my friends Cimmaron & Braine at Talk Supe for another opportunity to win their signed copy of Beautiful Disaster. Good luck! ;)

Miss Vain

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47 Responses to Character Interview & Giveaways: Travis ‘Mad Dog’ Maddox from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

  1. I don’t know. I love the interview though. :0)

  2. Christina K. says:

    I haven’t read the book – but it sounds so so good!

    I love his attitude:)

    Thanks so much:)

  3. I haven’t read the book yet, so not sure. But I will be reading it soon.

  4. Neyra says:

    lmao @ do you like fake boobs & does my butt feel as firm as it looks xD
    *wipes away tears* you ladies are crazy >.< I still need to read this book. But definitely piqued my interest ;) And I love the interview! xD

    Neyra-

  5. Nancy Lopez says:

    Loved the book, My favorite moment… Hmmm, it is so hard to decide I just love the guy! Lol I guess it will have to be when he rides around with Abby. Very sweet moment! *gushes*

    Makes me wish for my own Travis Maddox!!

    Great Giveaway, Awesome Interview!!

  6. Maureen says:

    I haven’t read the book but it’s interesting that he gave Abby the name “Pigeon”.

  7. Maria Malaveci says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, but I won’t to so…..badly! I have heard great things about it though!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

  8. Jamie says:

    Ok, so this is not a happy moment, but the most striking memory I have of Travis was when Abby was walking away and he was on his knees. Absolutely KILLED me.

  9. This just might be my favorite post EVER! It was hilarious and I love it and I want to dive in the book yet again and to re-read it for, like a hundredth time…. But the giveaway part… That’s just not fair. Not your fault but why, oh why is it US/CAN only… I’m wanna cry so bad right now..
    Oh well, just my luck. Anyway I really loved the interview. I can’t wait for Walking Disaster to come out. It’s definitely going to be something!

  10. Antoinette says:

    Great interview, I haven’t read the book yet but it sounds so good.

  11. daphne says:

    This book is on my bad ass list;)

  12. Kelsey S. says:

    I haven’t yet read the book, but I love bad boys.

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

  13. Monica says:

    Haven’t read the book yet. I’d love to win a copy. Sounds great!

  14. Any moment with Trav is my fave!!! My fave would be the one where we are lying in bed….oh you mean in the book. I’ll have to get back to you on that one.

  15. Nikki says:

    I absolutely LOVED this book!! I read it about a week ago or so and it’s still all I think about! Loved the interview with Travis and can’t wait for his POV next year!!! I think I could read this at least once a month, fabulous read!

  16. I haven’t read it so I’m not sure. But thanks for the giveaway!! :D

  17. Molly Frenzel says:

    My favorite Travis moment is when Abby and Travis are in the cafeteria and had just broken up and while leaving looks back at him and sees him on his knees. That scene was an incredible moment of love, loss, and vulnerability that I’ll never forget. That’s the moment that Beautiful Disaster became one of my favorite books of all time.

  18. Erika says:

    I love his nickname for Abby and also when he saves her near the end from a disaster. Didn’t want to put to much of a spoiler there:)

  19. Carin W says:

    Having not read the book I have to say in the interview I love that his secret talent is he sings a little. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  20. Tanya Maxemow says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, but I loved the interview! Can’t wait to get a copy! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  21. Stephanie H. says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, so I don’t have a favorite moment, but I did enjoy that he is a good student and that he of course has a soft spot for the leading lady!

  22. There are so many but I think when he got that tattoo for Abby.

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t have a favorite one because I haven’t read the book yet!!

  24. I haven’t read this yet, but it sounds like it definitely needs moved up in the TBR pile :)

  25. I haven’t read the book yet so I don’t know. I’m looking forward to it though.

  26. Suz Reads says:

    I haven’t read the book yet but I think it’s great that his secret is that he sings a little! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  27. Vivien says:

    Haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, but I’m suspecting there will be PLENTY of moments to remember ;)

    Linky: Vivien

  28. Denise Z says:

    I have not met Travis yet, but I certainly had a moment when I saw “his” picture here LOL Love the tattoo it is beautiful ;) Thank you for the fun interview today.

  29. Aman Panesar says:

    Every Travis moment is my favorite *wink*

  30. Anna says:

    Hmm don’t have one just yet. Great interview!

  31. Braine says:

    Do you like fake boons?
    Is my butt as firm as it looks?

    ROFL! You girls have your own world I love standing in the sidelines, waiting for previews of the craziness. Fab review chickies!

  32. Colleen Kosinski says:

    I think that photo is pretty nice.

  33. Sandy Lion says:

    I have not had the opportunity to read the book yet but I hope to get the chance to. Great giveaway events are always welcome! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  34. I still haven’t read it! I’m starting tmr I swear! I’ve read about the scene where he trashes his place and I’m kinda scared lol

  35. Still haven’t read this book, but I’m definitely looking forward to reading it ^_^

    lol @ your discarded questions *sigh* if only you could have asked them ;)

    Ana♥

  36. Bianca says:

    lol love it. Great interview :D

  37. Sadly, I don’t have a favorite Travis moment because I haven’t read the book yet (but I want to soon!).

    Awesome interview, several parts made me chuckle! =D

  38. Vanessa P says:

    Ummmm. I haven’t read it yet, so am unsure as of yet as to a fav moment. However, it sure looks like a good read and I definitely look forward to it. Thanks!

  39. Haven’t read the book yet but any guy on a Harley is instantly sexy in my book

  40. Michelle B. says:

    Well not sure of the moment but I’d love to find out. Looks like this would be a yummy book. Adding it to my to read list.

  41. Cassie F says:

    Oh how do I choose just one moment?! I love EVERYTHING about Travis! I think one of my favorite moments would have to be when he is hanging out with Abby and his family…I just love how this is where he is himself and Abby can now be a part of an actual family and I love how he falls even more in love with her when he see that she fits into their crazy life. But lets be honest, the best Travis moment is from page 1 of the book to the end of the book :-D

  42. Alyssa Susanna says:

    When Travis gave Abby the puppy! It was such a cute moment. Or maybe when he first took her to his apartment, the nigh tthe boilers were out. I have no idea! There are SOOOOOO many good ones in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. vampedchik says:

    Havent read it yet so I dont have a favorite. But I would LOVE too!!!

  44. travis&abbyfan says:

    uhm.. just a clarification. doesn’t travis have four brothers, not three? let’s see. thomas, tyler & taylor, trent. yep. four :)

  45. Heidi R says:

    His nickname for Abby gets me every time…reminds me of one of my all-time favorite movies =)

  46. I haven’t read the book either but it seems I’m missing out. Looks like I need to remedy that. I really liked Travis’s answers, total bad boy!

  47. Becky says:

    Maybe you should read the book again to do your interview, Travis has 4 brothers……..and also his bike isn’t payed for that’s what he tells Abby he is going to do with the $ he wins in Vegas, buy her a car, pay for his bike, tuition, ect….

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