September 19, 2013

Bloggerversary Part Five: Q & A with Madeline Sheehan + Giveaway

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Hello everyone! It's day five and today's guest is none other than Madeline Sheehan, author of the Holy Trinity Trilogy and the Undeniable series. Just a few more days until the end of the week, but the giveaways are still going on. Today's prizes are 2 ebook copies of Undeniable and 2 ebook copies of Unbeautifully. Thank you Madeline for putting up 2 copies as prizes. So in total there are 4 winners! Also be sure to enter my Bloggerversary giveaway for 3 different prize packs!  click here!

~Q & A with Madeline Sheehan~

CR: As an erotic romance writer, do you find the stigma of erotica or “mommy porn” hurtful to your career? To you personally?

MS: Hmmm…. Mommy porn? I’m not sure what I write could be considered something worthy of fantasizing about since I tend to focus on the grittier, uglier side of life, with some big old helpings of pain and agony lumped alongside it… But there is sex, so I suppose it’s plausible. However, sex is a reality for the majority of the world, is it not? And if people want to call the sex in my books porn, then they obviously haven’t seen any good porn lately… I could recommend some…

CR: What made you want to write a story about bikers and their lady loves?

MS: I write about everything under the sun. But my two published series, the first is about Gypsies and the second, an underground criminal motorcycle club, and I write about because they are both very secretive sub-cultures where unless you are part of them, you are not in the know. Speculation drives my creativity and from it my stories are born. Why write about something everyone already knows about? Where is the fun in that?

CR: Did you encounter any challenges while writing The Holy Trinity trilogy?

MS: Oh yes. I wanted to stay as true to the Romani roots as possible but at the same time give it my own twist without offending anyone in the Gypsy culture. This is why I didn’t even try to even attempt at using the Romani language and end up bastardizing it. I instead chose Romanian. Out of respect. 

CR: Your Undeniable series has a similar feel to the Sons of Anarchy TV show. What’s your take on the show?

MS: I may get lynched for this, but I don’t really watch it anymore. I stopped enjoying it after a few of my favorites were killed off. It’s a great show though, stays true to the reality of certain Motorcycle Clubs…has a few hotties to ogle as well.

CR: I noticed that you have a couple of charity novellas in the works. Do you write mini stories to support the causes?

MS: I do. I’d never written a short story before and it was a challenge for me. To develop characters and plots and bring it all together in a coherent form was almost like homework. But I’m thrilled to be part of such great causes and if my stories help sell the books, I’m over the moon.

CR: Do you read the reviews of the people who didn’t like your book?

MS: I stopped reading my reviews a while back. I find it does nothing but either upset me or give me a reason to doubt my writing. Every once in a while I read them, mainly when my ARCs get sent out, but that’s it. Bad reviews take my focus off my writing and I simply can’t have that.

CR: If the Undeniable series did get optioned as a TV series (or a movie), what actor would you like to see play the parts?

MS: I’m 99.9% sure I would never sell my movie rights. I just can’t picture my stories on the big screen. My greatest fear is having them turned into “Hollywood appropriate” and that’s not what they are about to me. I won’t sign with a publisher for this very reason. I need to have 100% creative control over my stories. They are so close to me, part of me, that to see them stripped down and revamped would GUT me.

Buuuuuut, if I had to pick someone to play Deuce, it would hands down be Josh Holloway who played “Sawyer” on the television series, LOST. Those damn dimples… ;)

CR: Do you have some projects in the words that you can tell readers about?

MS: I have several. As well as the next book in both of my series, and a few short story anthologies, I have a few upcoming standalones in the works; “Too Be Like Her”, a story of infidelity and what love truly means and “The Crackwhore Diaries”…I think the title is self-explanatory.

Lightening Round Questions

CR: Favorite food?
MS: Thai food. Hands down.

CR: Favorite drink?  
MS: Water. Alcoholic: Vodka tonic with lime.

CR: Favorite guilty pleasure?
MS: Super Mario Bros with my son. ;)

CR: Favorite kind of music?
MS: Rockabilly.

CR: Favorite fictional boyfriend?
MS: Jamie Fraser (from the Outlander series)

CR: Favorite cereal?
MS: Nada. I don’t eat it.

CR: Celeb you’d like to meet?
MS: male: Mike Ness, female: Bette Midler

CR: Did you ever have a fan girl moment?
MS: No… I’m pretty quiet.

CR: Yoga or jogging?
MS: Yoga.

CR: Ice cream or gelato?
MS: Ice cream.

CR: Cats or dogs?
MS: Cats.

CR: Biggest pet peeve?
MS: My husband.

CR: Craziest fan reaction?
MS: The first time a reader sent me a picture of a quote from one of my books tattooed on them. I was floored. Amazed. Just…wow. What a great feeling.   my readers!

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About this 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  Undeniable Series.  Homegrown in Buffalo, New York, Madeline resides there with her husband and son.


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