Monday, December 31, 2012

All Roads Lead to Hell Blog Tour

Road to Hell Series Character Interview

~ Meet Micah, Madison and Phoenix ~

Gracen: I have the sexy trio from the Road to Hell series with me today.

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

Micah: Model citizen here. *winks at Gracen*

Nix: *ironic laugh* Model citizen in Hell.

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

Madison: I’d caution against that conversation. *gives you a warning stare*

Gracen: *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.

Gracen: *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: *scrutinizes Micah* I’ve not always felt that was true, but rather that you were my enemy.

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.

Gracen: I believe him, Madison.

Micah: Smart girl.

Madison: *shakes head* He has a trusting face, but he lies like the devil himself.

Micah: I did create the devil persona, however, I rarely prevaricate. Why should I when truths serve me so much better?

Nix: That is true. He does rarely lie.

Madison: *glares at Nix*

Nix: *shrugs* Keeping it real, baby.

Micah: *smiles* I rest my case.

Gracen: *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*

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

Nix: That’s a toss up between 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* Or watching Micah kill Gage, Zoe and who I thought was Mads. *peers at Mads, eyes shining with unshed tears* Never, ever do I want to watch you die again, baby.

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. And the way he tried to kill right before I Fell.

Gracen: 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.

Gracen: 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.

Gracen: 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: Next question please. *makes a rolling gesture with his hand*

Gracen: 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.

Gracen: 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 smile was huge.

Micah: *smiling, he nods* I wish you could’ve seen them, Gracen. 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 countertops 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: *shakes head* Nope. She’s a rockstar chef.

Madison: *pokes Nix in the arm* 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.

Gracen: Sounds like fun.

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

Gracen: 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 chewed. 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 upon seeing his intense stare*

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*

Gracen: 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, not only would you never have met Madison, but she wouldn’t exist.

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: We’re not over, kitten.



I hope you enjoyed getting inside the head of the Road to Hell series gang. You can read the first three chapters of the first two books in the series (Pandora’s Box and Hell’s Phoenix). Genesis Queen, the conclusion to the love triangle released on December 18th. Check it out today at the links below!

Book 1 in ROAD TO HELL series
Decadent Publishing / Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Print - Amazon / Print - Barnes & Noble

Praise for Pandora’s Box
Gracen Miller has definitely added spice and intrigue in to a genre that can somewhat be monotonous with the same story lines about demons, angels, succubi, and other paranormal creatures.”
~ Kathryn Grimes, Tsk Tsk What to Read

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...

Pandora’s Box Excerpt:
“May I?” He held up the medical supplies.
She nodded and watched as he doused gauze with antiseptic. “Dr. Nix at your service,” he said with a grin, two adorable dimples charming her where words failed.
Madison rolled her eyes, and tipped her head to the side to give him better access. He brushed her hair off her neck, back behind her shoulder. Such a simple gesture, yet it felt terribly personal. The air grew thick and sticky with her awareness of him. She shifted in her seat and crossed her legs.
Madison stared into his eyes. Green, she thought, his eyes were green, gorgeous and intense, with ridiculously long eyelashes women would fantasize about. If they didn’t, they should. A flicker of compassion, concern, and something else she couldn’t identify flashed in his eyes.
“Ready?” he asked.
The husky tenor of his voice forced her gaze to shift to his mouth. Nice, sexy lips, designed for kissing. She gave a mental shake but couldn’t resist wondering how his mouth would feel on hers.
“Madison?” Humor deepened his voice, a touch of a smile tilted the edges of the lips she’d been fantasizing about, and she realized she still stared at them. “You ready?” he asked again, and her eyes widened in embarrassment over her foolish stupor.
She swallowed hard. “Yeah.” She whispered past the lump in her throat and forced her vision to lock on the wall over his shoulder. Good God, what was wrong with her? Her pulse throbbed like crazy, and she felt woozy. Loss of blood! Must be why she reacted that way. No other explanation made sense.
Even though the antiseptic stung like hell, the gentle touch coming from such a gruff man surprised her. “It’s not bad,” he said, dabbing the blood away. “Just a nick.”
Well, she could nix the blood loss theory. Exhaustion and stress were the only other excuses she could come up with. “I’ve suffered worse.” Her voice sounded off, kind of hoarse. She tried to clear her throat delicately, but he must have noticed her unease, because his perceptive eyes met hers. Again, she thought she caught the edge of concern reflected in their green depths.
“This isn’t the first time he’s attacked you?”
“No. It’s the first time he’s tried to seriously kill me, though.” She sighed as she closed her eyes, ready to give up fighting, the sudden tears threatening to fall. Okay, woozy and acting strange because of strain…not because of him. Seriously, as far as first impressions went, she wasn’t impressed.

Book 2 in ROAD TO HELL series
(Pandora’s Box is a MUST read prior to reading Hell’s Phoenix)

Praise for Hell’s Phoenix
It blows J.R. Ward out of the water!”
~ Dawn Hagan, I Love Books

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…

Hell’s Phoenix Excerpt:

“You’ll heal her promptly,” Micah growled, shifting back into his human persona, as he offered his legs as a pillow for her head. She’d have pushed him away if she could’ve managed to contort her body to that angle.
Madison gaped at the blood darkening her jeans and spreading down her thigh. “That hurts way worse than I thought being shot would.”
“I need to get your pants off, Mads, to heal you.” Nix’s fingers went to the snap of her jeans.
She knocked his hands away. “You’ll heal the others first.”
“He shot the main artery in your thigh, Madison. You’ll bleed out before he finishes with them.” Micah compressed his lips together and spoke as if he ground his teeth together. “I’ve lost you twice. I will not lose you again.”
“Death would at least grant me freedom from you!”
Micah’s mouth flattened in displeasure. “Phoenix, I would ask you to do as she requests.”
“Goddamnit, Mads, I swear I’ll heal them immediately after I take care of you.”
Madison glared at Nix. “E kawoja ciok tauqelv.” I refuse your healing. Nix spewed curses in Xapil. “Impressive, you’ve learned how to curse in demon.”
Nix scowled. “Stubborn.”
Madison clenched her teeth in silent mutiny. Nix cupped the back of her head, tugged slightly and kissed her hard on the lips. Excitement zinged through her system. Her attraction to him always presented itself at the most inappropriate moments.
“I find that stubborn trait sexy, baby.”
“Flattery gets you nowhere, Nix.” She winced at the tug against her wounded flesh as he rested her against Micah’s thighs.
“What does?” Nix jerked the hem of one pant leg up and tugged the blade strapped to her ankle out of its harness.
“Good deeds.”
He brandished the knife he’d given her for her thirtieth birthday and grinned. “Does healing them count?”
Nix rolled to his feet and leveled her with his stare. “You’re a hard woman to please.”
“Cease the flirtations with my wife.” Micah’s grip on her shoulders intensified. “Heal those bottom-feeders, and then heal her.”

Book 3 in ROAD TO HELL series
(Pandora’s Box and Hell’s Phoenix are MUST reads prior to reading Genesis Queen)
Print – Coming Soon

Genesis Queen Blurb:

Victory is hollow when fate maneuvers one as a pawn.

Madison’s mission is complete. Nix is rescued from Hell and her son safe from his dark destiny. But as she rests in the safe harbor of Nix’s love, her demonic husband warns of a murderous plot. Can she trust that it’s the truth and not another scheme to claim her for Hell’s throne?

                Sometimes internal conflict can house our biggest demons.

With allies divided and prophecy heralding defeat, Madison gambles on Micah’s tenuous honor to keep their son protected. Torn between her heart’s desires and her dark requirements, Madison worries her hellish fate cannot be avoided. When betrayal comes from an unlikely direction, all their futures may be damned. In the darkest hour of Madison’s life, an undeniable providence will transpire. Who can she trust? And how far will she fall to defeat her foes?

Amid the rubble of defeat, will Hell’s Genesis Queen dawn?

Genesis Queen Excerpt:

“I like the way you move, kitten.”
She took a deep breath, like she needed the extra oxygen to deal with him. “Did you square away the angels in Hell?”
“Yes.” Details weren’t necessary when they both knew he’d instituted a brutal torture regimen for all of them. “Dance with me?”
“To this music?”
“You didn’t appear to be having any problem.” He held his hand out toward her.
She stared at his palm. Her expression was reminiscent of an individual confident selling their soul was a reckless choice but entering the deal anyway.
“I don’t bite.”
Her gaze felt like an impact against his. “You did in Hell.”
He wrangled the grin under control. “Then I won’t bite.”
“I don’t think it’s a good idea, Micah.”
A casual shrug when nothing about her body language suggested she felt relaxed. She crossed her arms beneath her breasts. “Nix says my idea of dancing is sex with clothes on. He couldn’t tolerate it and if he couldn’t….” She trailed off and gaped at him as if she’d just realized she’d been about to insult him.
Micah grinned. “I haven’t lived as long as I have without executing restraint.” He stepped closer to her. “I’ve controlled myself with you more than any other.” Because she is my woman and deserves my respect.
Madison allowed him to pull her arms free of their defensive fold. Holding her gaze, Micah coaxed her into his embrace…left hip to left hip, his leg thrusting between her knees, gliding upward and parting her thighs.
She bit her bottom lip. Her breathing grew shallow. The heavy beat of the music thumped around them. His pulse throbbed faster.
Hell’s delights, she felt fantastic against him.
“Relax,” he said when she remained inflexible. A soft wind would break one of her bones. “I only want to dance with you.” Like when they’d been married, just a different manner of movement. This one more intimate than what they normally partook.
Her focus locked on his jaw, and she sharply inhaled when he slid his palm down her back and settled on her hips. He executed the first moves and she followed. As if magnetized, they gyrated in perfect synchronicity.


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If one of the Road to Hell series characters could assist you with your favorite sin...
1. Which sin would you pick?
2. Which character would you have help you perfect it?
3. And tell me why you chose that character?
(RULES: Multiple characters may be chosen, but give me a valid reason and not just because he/she is hot or I'll disqualify you from the contest. ALL blog tour hosts of the "All Roads Lead to Hell Blog Tour" CAN and ARE encouraged to participate in this contest. Open to international residents.)

10 extra points for each book you've bought in the series. Send me the receipt at with subject line as "RTH CONTEST".

I'll draw 3 random winners using on January 7th, 2013, to win the following prizes...

Prize #1:
The Talons of a King of Hell (pendant only)

Prize #2:
Madison Book Thong

Prize #3:
Nix Book Thong