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Blog Tour Interview and Giveaway: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Submitted by on August 24, 2012 – 12:23 pm16 Comments

Mona: We’d like to welcome you to Paperback Dolls! I know you’re super busy writing Walking Disaster right now, recently picked up by Atria, but thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions!

Jamie: Actually, I’ve just finished Walking Disaster, and I’m now in the editing stages, and the kids are back in school, so I feel like I have a little more time to breathe!

Mona: You nailed the disaster perfectly in Beautiful Disaster. Do you actually know anyone like Travis and Abby?

Jamie: I know a lot of people like Travis and Abby.

Mona: Do you remember college life being that crazy?

Jamie: Mine was! Maybe not the underground fighting ring, but the balancing of studying and partying, boys and friends … absolutely.

Mona: Where did you get the idea to make Travis a fighter?

Jamie: When I decided I wanted to write a book about a bad boy, I turned on the song C’mon, C’mon by the Von Bondies, and the first scene, a fight scene, popped into my imagination.

Mona: What new scenes might we see in Walking Disaster?

Jamie: There are so many! Every time Abby walks away from Travis, we get a new glimpse into their story. My favorites are when Travis buys the sofa, when he buys the ring, their time apart during Christmas break, moments with his brothers and dad, and of course the big fight in Vegas I skipped over in Beautiful Disaster.

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She was raised by her mother Brenda in Blackwell, OK, where she graduated high school in 1997. Jamie attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with four horses, four dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Books published by Jamie include the Providence trilogy, and The New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, a contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, Jamie spends her days letting her four dogs in and out.

Find Jamie McGuire: Website | Blog | | |
Check out Mona’s review of Beautiful Disaster: Here or Buy the Book: | Book Depository

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

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  • Jolene A says:

    I’ve read a lot of up and down reviews for this, but I think it sounds amazing and I cannot wait to read it! Thanks for tha amazing giveaway and chance to win

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  • Molly Frenzel says:

    I LOVED this book. I can’t wait for Walking Disaster!

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  • Ashley says:

    I love the interview! I am SO excited for Walking Disaster! The release date feels so far away! :( *pouts*

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  • Maria Malaveci says:

    I have had friends that keep telling me that I must read “Beautiful Disaster” I have read all the wonderful reviews, and I would love to win the book! Congratulations on all of your success Jamie!

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  • Alyssa Susanna says:

    Hi Jamie! I hope everything well with your pregnancy! My question is: what are you planning on working on next, after Walking Disaster? not to make you irritated – I’m just curious. You have that trilogy, and now Beautiful Disaster and soon Walking Disaster. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good.

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  • sienny says:

    i rarely read YA, but this book makes me wanna try the genre. hope i’ll be able to read this one soon

    ps, i’m international. just ignore my entry on the raffle :)

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    • Amy says:

      It’s not really YA, but it is a cross between YA and adult. So it’s New Adult fiction ;)

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  • bn100 says:

    The characters sound intriguing.

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  • Maureen says:

    I have read some great reviews of this book.

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  • Amy says:

    Great interview! I’m looking forward to reading from Travis’ point-of-view in Walking Disaster. Like Alyssa I would love to know what you will/might be working on after Walking Disaster :)

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  • Gaby says:

    I guess my question would be “How did you come up with this brilliant story?”

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  • I keep hearing good things about this book so I can’t wait to check it out.

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  • Maribel says:

    Beautiful Disaster is one of my favorite book. I was so consumed my husband would make fun of me when he caught me in the middle of the night/early morning crying or laughing while reading. I actually only own the E-book and would love to have an actual hard copy! Can’t wait for Walking Disaster!

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  • Texas Book Lover says:

    I don’t have any college memories to compare to it but I have heard lots of amazing things about Beautiful Disaster lately and I am really looking forward to reading it!

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  • Tara A says:

    This book looks great – so glad I found your site! I can’t wait to read it.

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