Thursday, February 16, 2012

Interview With GM's Hellish three-some & Giveaway


I had the pleasure of convincing Gracen Miller to let me interview her sexy Three-some Micah, Nix and Mads. What follows is quite the delicious sit-down chat.

Lindsey: I have the sexy trio from the "Road to Hell" series with me today. They were introduced in "Pandora’s Box" and on February 17th—tomorrow—their second story will be released in "Hell’s Phoenix".


-Madison: Thanks for having us, Lindsey. I’ll try to make the boys behave. *flashes teasing smile*


-Micah: Model citizen here. *winks at Lindsey*


-Nix: *ironic laugh* Model citizen in Hell.


-Micah: Lindsey, sweetheart, after the interview, I’d like to talk to you personally and in private about helping you perfect your favorite sins. *slow grin*

Lindsey: *twirls hair around a finger* I’ll think about it, Micah. Will you help me perfect the sin or one of your minions?

-Micah: Me of course.

Lindsey: *naughty grin* Then let’s get this interview started. This question is to all of you…who was your best friend when you were growing up?

-Nix: Gage. He’s more than my cousin. Took the place of big brother and became my best friend, too.


-Madison: Um…I didn’t have any friends. My dad discouraged friendships. Micah would’ve been the first friend I had.


-Micah: I’m still your friend, kitten.


-Madison: *raises eyebrows* Beg to differ, Micah. Friends are more loyal than you have been.


-Micah: Kitten, I’ve been loyal. Always been there even when you thought I wasn’t. As for  friends…Angels were my friends, had a bunch of them. But friends come and go. Brothers are the bedrock of my existence.

Lindsey: I believe him.

-Micah: Smart girl.

Lindsey: *at deafening silence from Nix and Madison, Lindsey clears her throat and continues the interview* What is your fondest memory?

-Nix: Woodworking with my dad and listening to my mom sing off-key while cooking dinner. *smiles* God, she couldn’t carry a tune.

-Madison: The day I gave birth to my son. That is the absolute best day of my life.

-Micah: Meeting our son was priceless. *nods* Nothing can prepare you for that instant connection to such a tiny life. Or the love that is so strong your chest physically aches from  it. After living millennia of years—more than a human can comprehend—I have a lot of moments to pick from. One that doesn’t revolve around Madison or Amos is when I stole my father’s Pyxis. It contained the blueprints for some of his most horrid creatures. *laughs* One of my finest victories there. I’d love to have seen his face when he realized I took it. He’d chosen not to use them, so I decided I would help myself to the chilling monsters inside. *eyes gleam fiery*


Lindsey: *blinks at Micah’s flamey eyes and rushes to the next question* What is your worst memory?

-Nix: Being forced to watch the murder of my father and the rape and murder of my mother. *clears throat and rubs eyes* At twelve, that does a number to your mental stability. I was crazy for a long time. Didn’t talk, was angry at the world. It’s a wonder Uncle James and Aunt Georgie put up with me.

-Madison: Family sticks with you through the tough times, Nix. *squeezes Nix’s arm*

-Nix: *nods without looking at her, but grabs her hand and laces his fingers with hers*

-Madison: *blinks rapidly and clears her throat* When the first guy who showed interest in me died after our first mini-date…absolutely one of the worst memories ever.

-Micah: My worst memory is when I realized Father loved humans more than us.

Lindsey: What is something you had to learn that you hated?

-Nix: Living without my parents.

-Madison: Discovering I was part succubus and my future had been planned for me, down to the minute detail. I’ve still not adjusted to that.

-Micah: *stretches legs out* Playing nice-nice with Father on occasion. I cannot bear to look at Him.


Lindsey: I bet that is hard to play nice-nice with someone you dislike that much. Madison, did Micah have any little quirks that aggravated you while you were married?

-Micah: Correction, sweetheart, we’re still married. And I’m near perfect—

-Madison: *nudges his arm* Allow me to answer. He drank out of the milk carton. Drove me nuts.

-Micah: I’d forgotten about that. *chuckles* She hated when I did that.

Lindsey: Does Nix have any quirks?

-Micah: He irritates me, does that count?

-Madison: No, it doesn’t, Micah. Hmm…*considers Nix a moment* He’s determined to save me at his own peril. But that’s not a minor thing like leaving the toilet seat up. *smiles* Nah…our relationship is too new for him to bug me yet. He sings in the shower and is a terrible dancer, but I think that’s adorable.

-Nix: *dimple flashing smile* Who did you say was near perfect, Micah? *points to self*

-Micah: Ugh…next question please. *makes a rolling gesture with his hand*

Lindsey: Micah and Nix, does Madison have any quirks that drive you crazy?

-Nix: Um…Mads never turns the lights off.

-Madison: *laughs* He’s right, I don’t. Nix is the light police, he turns them off for me.

-Nix: If I lose her in her humongous house, all I have to do is follow the light trail and I’ll eventually find her.

-Micah: My only complaint is Madison’s inability to accept her fate, as she should. *scratches jaw as he considers her* Her stubbornness is charming, but detrimental to her health.

Lindsey: Micah, do you have any special memory from your time with Madison…before you left her?

-Micah: There are many of them. *smiles dreamily* The day I met Madison. Our first kiss, first time we held hands…those little things are remarkable. Unforgettable. I can give you the exact date and time for each one of them. But a particular day stands out and it helped me through the lonely years without them in my life. On my birthday right before I left, I came home to Madison and Amos speckled with frosting. Amos had helped her make me a  birthday cake.

-Madison: *laughs* I remember. You wiped frosting off my nose and licked it off your thumb. You were grinning so big and it’d been a long time since I’d seen you truly happy. I was worried about him, so his reaction was a huge moment.

-Micah: *smiling, he nods* I wish you could’ve seen them, Lindsey. The two most important people in my life looked like they’d lost a fight with a bakery. The kitchen was in  chaos, flour everywhere, sugar spilled across the counter-tops and floor and icing—*chuckles*—the icing was everywhere. Not just on them, but on the cabinets, floor, counters…just everywhere. It was a mixture of blue and purple, so it stood out.

-Madison: Amos insisted on doing it all by himself. When I offered to help, he’d say, “No! Supies Daddy Bifday”, which was two-year-old speak for he wanted to “Surprise Daddy for his Birthday” by baking him a cake. *giggles* I couldn’t resist his enthusiasm…

-Micah: The cake was lopsided. My Madison made a lopsided cake. Can you believe that, Nix?

-Nix: She’s a rockstar chef.

-Madison: *shakes head* He exaggerates. I’m no chef. I just like to cook.

-Micah: *runs his knuckles down her arm* I couldn’t understand the mess until she recounted the events of the cake-baking process with Amos. She laughed so hard it must’ve taken her ten minutes to spit it all out. Amos kept interrupting her with his version, or a nod or squeal.

-Madison: Amos’s first attempt at using the blender spewed batter everywhere.

-Micah: The worst part…there were eggshells in the cake.*groans* Worst cake ever. But those two were priceless.*touches Madison’s chin* Thank you, kitten, for making me feel special.

-Madison: *shrugs* It was a good time.

Lindsey: Sounds like fun.

-Madison: It took me forever to get the icing out of our hair.

Lindsey: Did you eat the cake?

-Micah: Of course. I couldn’t let their hard work go to waste. And I’d rather forfeit my kingdom than disappoint Amos.

-Madison: *dies laughing* I could hear the eggshells crunching as he ate it. I felt so bad for him. Micah was a good sport about it and he never let on that the cake was awful…just awful.Amos went to bed talking about how he surprised his daddy.Good times…*glances at Micah and smile dies away*

-Micah: They’re not over, kitten. *grasps her free hand and places a kiss against her wrist*

-Madison: *looks away uncomfortably and tugs her hands out of both men’s grasps*

Lindsey: Final question…what would you wish for if you found a genie bottle?

-Micah: *laughs* I invented genies. Tricky demons that have served me well.

-Nix: Playing along…I’d wish Micah bye-bye.

-Micah: It doesn’t work that way. And if you wished me to go away, you’d never have met  Madison.

-Nix: *rubs nape* Can’t argue with that.

-Madison: Hmm…whatever I wished for might change something I wouldn’t want altered. Knowing genies are demonic, I’d probably just bury it in cement in a safe location so no one would be tricked by the creature inside.

-Micah: That’s very practical, kitten.

-Madison: *cheeky grin* You were the most insensible decision I made and we know how that turned out.

-Micah: Ouch.

-Nix: Good one, baby. Hit below the belt.

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I hope you enjoyed getting inside the head of the Road to Hell series gang. You can read the first three chapters of Pandora’s Box and Hell’s Phoenix, on my blog at:
http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com/



Giveaway Time:





Leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of one of the buttons/pins pictured below…but PLEASE leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner!!! Winner will be drawn on February 24th, sometime after noon CST.






 Second Contest Today Only Winner Picked Tomorrow







SECOND CONTEST:  Send me proof of purchase where you BOUGHT Pandora's Box (it's ONLY 99 CENTS at Amazon for a limited time) to roadtohellseries@gmail.com (put in the subject line PB CONTEST) and I will enter you to win an e-copy of Hell's Phoenix. Contest ends on February 16, 2012, midnight CST and winner will be announced and forwarded their e-copy of Hell's Phoenix on February 17, 2012 (the day of release). If you refer a friend to this contest and they purchase a copy of Pandora's Box because of your referral, have them tell me and I will give YOU 10 extra entries! (For further details, check out contest info here: http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com/2012/02/99-cent-steal-contest.html).
 
Link to Pandora's Box on amazon for .99 cents ~ HERE

Thanks for having my gang with you todayLindsey!

Huggles,
Gracen

Where you can stalk me—not really!—but I would love to meet and interact with you:


Pandora’s Box Buy Links: Decadent, B&N, Amazon  , and Smashwords




 Pandora’s Box Blurb:

Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn't believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn't know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix's aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind's liberty has begun...


Hell's Phoenix Blurb:

Hell’s become more than just a playground for the wicked…

Going to Hell was supposed to save Madison, but knowing she’s dead because of his failure leaves Nix with only one thing to live for. Revenge. With Micah’s help he learns to use his Messianic power. Anything for Mads has become his mantra, even if it means killing innocents to gather the power he needs to succeed. A tsunami he unleashes on a Gulf Coast city is stopped with magical interference, and Nix is more than surprised to feel Madison in the opposing magic. Can he and Micah set a trap to lure her out?

Pandora’s Box…once you open it, there’s no turning back!

Madison has done the unthinkable, opened Pandora’s Box to save Nix from Hell. And failed. She’s willing to risk her own life to rescue Nix, but she worries about the welfare of her accomplice in the mission and leaving her son behind. Following up on a lead, she’s ambushed by Nix and Micah. Shocked and hurt to discover Nix has become a willing participant of Hell, she’s more certain than ever she won’t escape the demonic fate her husband outlined for her. While in Hell, she discovers denying the emergence of her succubus is futile, which means getting Nix out of Hell after embracing her inner demon just became a very real dilemma…


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PANDORA’S BOX is available now at the following sites:






 
HELL’S PHOENIX will release on 2/17/12 at Decadent Publishing:http://www.decadentpublishing.com/index.php?cPath=75_158&osCsid=i05vdekpesk19a7u00nku99hk4

14 comments:

The Tribe America Gathering said...

I haven't read this yet, but i've heard great things about the first book and can't wait to! These guys sound funny!

email is ttag12@hotmail.com

Joella said...

I am so excited for tomorrow and release of Hell's Phoenix!!! This interview just added to my excitement...love anytime Madison, Nix & Micah sit down and have a chat!! Good times!! Thanks for posting the interview!

joellaelbert@gmail.com

Mirela said...

Thanks for the interview!
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Foxygirl said...

Great interview..love the buttons/pins..they all look really great. Shannon S. calitigerlilly@yahoo.com

Lupi said...

I really loved this interview:)) and I"m very-very jelaous that you could meet Micah personally:))).

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Kristina Parmenter said...

Have not read these yet but i am definately going to now!!!!
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Katie said...

Love the Interview(: Can't wait till Hell's Pheonix's release!

Katie
kcody007@yahoo.com

Audra said...

i would love to win these pins and I can 't wait to read your books
audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

Kristina's Books & More said...

Awh. That cake memory was absolutely adorable! Great interview, Lindsey! :)

kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

Elvina Hanson said...

These look great. Can't wait to read.

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Kelly F said...

Loving all this new insight into these books...especially all these dialogues! Looking forward to reading the copies I won yesterday.

kellyf@nctv.com

Krysykat said...

Awesome interview, and I love the buttons.

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TSK, TSK, What to read? said...

hello i'm not entering i'm just stopping by to say hi and show some blog support great interview as always character interviews are my favorite. i loved HP Gracen is an amazing author. <3, Terri

Gracen Miller said...

I'm so sorry I'm late posting a winner! I drew a winner today and the winner is:

Katie at kcody007@yahoo.com

Congrats, Katie! I will contact you by email to find out which button you want to receive.

Thanks to the rest of you for coming out to support the hellish trio.

Huggles,
Gracen