Happy Birthday, Travis Maddox!! Plus! An interview with Travis! ;)

by Maryse on April 1, 2013 · 37 comments

in Behind The Books, Jamie McGuire

Happy Birthday, Travis!

Happy Birthday Travis!!!! I’m so excited that we get to spend some time with him on such a big day, ’cause guess what!? Yep! He’s here right now and we’re going to get to know him just a little bit better today, before REALLY getting to know him, tomorrow with his POV in Walking Disaster. Just you wait. Travis’s POV rocked my world, and I can’t wait to post my gush-fest over how much I loved his book.

In the meantime… a little “Happy Birthday Travis video!!”

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Now… let’s go interview him!

*tries not to stare directly at him for too long… swooning into an actual faint might not be considered professional. AND, Maryse!! Do. Not. Squee!!!*

Happy birthday, Travis!! :D I don’t want to keep you too long… *that’s not true at all. I want to lock him in here forever* … as I’m sure you’ve got a big day today, but I just wanna know a few fun things!

Travis: Thank you!

Maryse: Do you remember what you were thinking when you saw Abby for the first time?

Travis: Yeah, that she looked ridiculous. She was covered in blood from hair to hips, and her eyes were as big as saucers. The second she looked up and her eyes met mine, though. Man. It changed everything.

Maryse: Wow. What a lucky girl. Er… ummm…. Oh I know! Describe yourself in 3 words

Travis: Bad ass. Oh wait, that’s just two. Real bad ass.

Maryse: Hehe. Yeahhhhhh… Yes. You. Are. *grins* Okay. Describe Abby in 3 words

Travis: No one can describe Abby in just three words. She’s everything.

Maryse: Awwwwwwwwww!!! Sooooo sweet. *sigh* What a lucky girl. *focus Maryse* Oh!! Her ring? What was it about it that you knew it had to be hers?

Travis: It was big, and shiny, and expensive. A soft square, and cushion cut, because no way was I putting a round diamond on Abby Abernathy. I don’t know, it just looked like it belonged on her finger.

Maryse: I bet it’s gorgeous. *like you* Do you still have your bike? Does Abby still ride on the back of it?

Travis: Hell yes, I have it. Every time the sun is shining, I’m on it, and Abby’s with me.

Maryse:  *Ahhhh being on the back of Travis’s bike… Imagine?* *sigh* Erm… *stares blankly at her paper* Oh! Here’s one! What lessons have you learned after everything you’ve went through together?

Travis: That even people who have no business being together, or with anyone, can have a happy ending. That if it’s the real thing, love can change someone, and the right woman can make you want to be a better man.

Maryse: Yes!! You guys are so awesome together. So in love. Is there anything that you’ve never told Abby but would like to tell her now?

Travis: That she saved me.

Maryse: *stares longingly*

Travis: [smirk] …

Maryse: *blink blink*

Travis: *looks around uncomfortably* … [snaps fingers]

*whoops* ;)

Maryse: *blush* Sorry. Lost my train of thought after that one.

Travis: [chuckles]

Maryse: *clears throat* There was an enormous amount of pain for you and your brothers (and your father) after the tragic loss of your mother. And then, things started coming together. Happiest childhood memory?

Travis: Saturday morning cartoons with my brothers. Playing outside. That time me and the twins made fart noises behind the couch the first time Thomas brought a girl home.

Maryse: Ahhh yes. Typical boy behavior. I hope you guys outgrew that. ;) What would you have been, if not what you are now?

Travis: A used car salesman. [laughs]. I don’t know. A firefighter, maybe?

Maryse.: Yep. A hot firefighter. I can see that. Er.. I’m sorry, did I just say that out loud?

Travis: [nods]

Maryse: *grins* Do you miss being a fighter?

Travis: Some days yes. Some days no. The money was better, that’s for sure.

Maryse: Favorite food?

Travis: My Cajun Chicken Pasta, of course.

Maryse: *stomach growls loudly* It sounds delicious! Favorite guilty pleasure that nobody knows about you?

Travis: Tabloids. What is Brangelina doing? I gotta know!

Maryse: Wow! I never woulda thought. Okay, so… Let’s have a tequila shot together! *I could use one right about now… phew* Happy Birthday Travis!!!

Travis: I’d be honored. *holds up two shot glasses* You are my first blogger girlfriend, Maryse.

Maryse: *takes a shot glass* Awwww Travis, I bet you say that to all the bloggers!  *grumbles under my breath* I hope I’m your only blogger girlfriend *grumble grumble*

*cheek smooch!!* You’ll always be my favorite, Travis!!

Travis: [grins]

Maryse: Okay, tequila shot time! :D

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Chelsea April 1, 2013 at 12:13 AM

I am SO excited about Walking Disaster. I can’t wait till it comes out!!!!! I’ve been reading Beautiful Disaster everyday this past week because I’m too hyped. Happy Birthday to Travis, and thank you Maryse for keeping the spirit alive while we all waited.

Kristine April 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Holy hotness!! Tequila shots with Travis, sign me up!!! Happy Birthday Travis!

Audrey April 1, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Loved the video (cute pajamas!) and awesome interview!! :)

Ruby April 1, 2013 at 2:28 AM

Aahhhhh! So cute ! Thank you for the interview! I think I’m even more in love with travis !

Minha (BrazilianGirl) April 1, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Love you Travis. Happy birthday, happy release day, and THANK YOU for introducing me to Maryse!!! :)

C April 1, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Its a little early for Tequila, even with Travis, Maryse you are shameless.
I want to be like you.

Reyna mass April 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Loved this! Happy birthday Travis! I cannot wait to read wd from your pov! Midnight tonight cannot come fast enough! Amazon better get it loaded on there by then!

Maryse April 1, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Haha!! Yeah… a bit early for tequila. Ummm… let’s just say I interviewed and shared a shot with him at the stroke of midnight. ;)

Stacey C April 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Haha loved the video! Ahhhhhh can’t wait to get my hands on Travis’s POV!!!

Rebecca April 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM

If it wasnt for you Maryse i would’ve never found Travis. Thank you a million times. Happy Birthday Trav! And hurry up midnight, lets gooooo!

Amber April 1, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Ha! You almost forgot your husband. Books can make a girl do that sometimes ;) Happy bday, Travis.

Mihaela April 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Your funny Maryse I <3 you xx :-D

Nikki A. April 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

SQEEEE! I love Travis! So excited about Walking Disaster! Love the video Maryse! Happy Birthday Travis!

Marie Anthony April 1, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Fantastic!!! Thank you for the video — it was perfect!! You=Rock :)

Sweeta D April 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM

LOL….You are hilarious Maryse! And I am so jealous that you got all that one-on-one time with Trav…..How did you exercise such restraint?

Dian April 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Can’t wait for the release!! I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow after work :)

Also love that Travis has the same birthday as me!

Angela April 1, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I CANNOT wait anymore! I re-read Beautiful Disaster over the weekend and I have been furiously syncing my kindle hoping it would show up early…but it hasn’t. Thanks for tiding me over until tomorrow!!

Maryse April 1, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Happy birthday to you, Dian!!! :D

Danette April 1, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Mmmmm…. pretty sure Travis will always be my No. 1 Book Boyfriend…

Elizabeth April 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM

So cute! Is it tomorrow yet? ;)

Ida April 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM

That was AWESOME!!!! Tomorrow can’t get here fast enough. Happy B-Day Travis!!! I absolutely love him.

Kirsten April 1, 2013 at 11:32 AM

LMAO. Love it Maryse!

LucyLou April 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM

You and Travis made my day, Maryse. Love It!!!!

Melody April 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Love the interview!! Some of the book club members are taking tomorrow off so they can read Walking Disaster! I am sooo jealous because I am not one of them. It’s going to be a loooonnnggg day at work tomorrow! Can’t wait! :)

Isadora April 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Oh my…I cant wait to read WD!

Abdul Mahmood April 1, 2013 at 12:15 PM

OMG Travis interview. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT WAS AWESOME AND Tequila shots. Man!!! This is just amazing. Awww the answer of him about Abby were so cute.
Travis Happy Birthday!!!

Johanna L April 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Haha.. Great interview Maryse.. I was laughing my ass off at work :) lol I wouldve acted the exact same way..hehe..

Happy Birthday Travis!! We love you!!

Christ April 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Lol! Love this!

yadi April 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM

I seriously just laughed my ass off! My boss looked at me like I was crazy but what’s new…oh wait maybe I should get to work….

Jeanie V April 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM

LOVE THIS!!! You handled yourself well Maryse! I’m left in a puddle!!! LOL!!! Happy birthday Travis! Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!

Rea Anne RR April 1, 2013 at 7:59 PM

aww. Travis. <3

Sherry :) April 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

*Focus Maryse* lol. :)

Linda F April 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Love the interview, Maryse! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Happy Birthday, Travis! See you tomorrow!
xoxo

Kahea April 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

These are the days it sucks being on the west coast! I can’t wait for Walking Disaster at midnight! Awesome interview, Maryse!

Michelle M April 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Oh, I can’t wait! (jumping up and down) I really can’t wait! (still jumping up and down) Just a few more hours! (happy dance, happy dance) When I wake up tomorrow morning, Travis will be in my bedroom. Okay, well technically Travis will be on my Kindle which will be on the table next to my bed, so that’s in my bedroom, right? Sort of? This has been such a good book week…I finished J.R. Ward’s Lover At Last on Saturday and should finish Jeaniene Frost’s Twice Tempted tonight and then I get to start Walking Disaster tomorrow! (jumping up and down happy dance) :-)

Lisa April 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

How freakin cute are you?! You just tickle me, Maryse. Love the interview….what a great idea. Cant wait to read WD. Thanks for not rubbing it in that you got to read it first….lucky dog. Lol

Maryse April 4, 2013 at 4:39 PM

:D I love you guys!!! I’m so glad we can love Travis together.

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