Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ember by Madison Daniel


Love never dies...but it can kill.

Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.

Where to find more info:
Madison Daniel (author):  

Kathryn's Review
WOW!! I just finished Ember by Madison Daniel and OMG….it was sooo freaking good!! I have been waiting for this book for soooo long…I can’t even tell you how long. And lo and behold, I had it sitting in my kindle…*facepalm*
Madison Daniel has introduced us to a unique individual in Max Valentine and WOW, his world is filled with so much action, emotions, joys, heartbreaks, and of course MUSIC!! I absolutely love how much music is involved throughout this whole book. I know that it IS a testament to Madison himself, but being such a music lover myself, I was taken aback at how much it played in Ember. You could feel how each song played throughout the chapter and tied it all together. And, the music choices, PERFECT!! Love every one of them!!
As I started Ember, I didn’t truly know what to expect…I have had several people tell me how much I was going to love it and LOVE it, I do…but as it has ended….I am still trying to wrap my head around everything that happened throughout. It is a book that captures you from the beginning. It is fun and witty. Great characters that will consume your thoughts having you try to figure them out and our hero, Max, is someone that I think everyone can relate to. Plus, Max’s situation…lets just say, I am soooo eager for Downpour to come out…hmmm….How long do I have to wait??? UGH!!!
A definite must read for 2012!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! 


Working Together

Shelley and I (Kathryn) have had an opportunity to work with a fellow friend and blogger after she finished reading Creatura.

It was our pleasure to help let everyone know Reasons Why YOU Should Read Creatura...
Click the link below to go to Kristina's blog and see our REASONS....

Make sure you come back and let us know what you think....

Friday, February 24, 2012

30 days of Hunger Games ~ Day 2

Hey everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the 30 Days of Hunger Games! Some of the blogs may choose to post one or all of the 30 Days, so if you follow them more then you follow my blog, you can check their blog to see if they post it up or not! I will require them to post at least one of the posts in order to be apart of this event!

So, for Day 2, we will be doing our own Hunger Games, except without the killing and the cruelty of it all (: This might get a little complicated, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask! So basically, if you choose to enter, you must have a capitol identification card, if you don't have one, go to this site to make one:
It basically assigns you to a district, so it's like you're living in Panem as well. If you already have one, be sure to find it because you're going to need it (: Ok, so to say this in simpler way, I will list these easy steps:

1. To enter, you must have a capitol ID card, go to this site if you do not have one:
If you do have one, awesome! (: Here's what mine looks like:

2. Go to A World Of Words' facebook page:
(Please like my page first!) Post your capitol ID on the wall of the page and at the end I will save all of them and put them in one album! Please comment below the picture stating your name and what your district is.

3. Reaping Day: March 1! I will be using to pick one boy and one girl tribute from each district. Now it all depends on how many people decide to enter from each district. After reaping day, I will give you more information on how the people will be eliminated.

Sound simple enough? I guess I will probably give more instructions after reaping day, so stay tuned! All you need to do for now is get a capitol ID and post it on my facebook page's wall (:

Oh! and one more thing..remember during reaping day how the tributes get their name put in the reaping ball multiple times to feed their families? Well in this HG, you'd actually WANT to get your name in the ball multiple times. How, you ask?

Well all you have to do is visit each blog and leave a comment on their Hunger Games post! You may only do this ONCE, so if a blog posted more then one HG post, you can comment as many as you want AS LONG AS IT'S APART OF THE 30 DAYS OF HG EVENT! So basically, one comment per post!  On your comment, please leave your name (the one on your capital id) and what district you're from. And yes you may comment on this post for an extra entry as well (: You may comment on Day 1 and  Day 2 and anything after that, but any comments after February 29 will not count for the reaping, since the reaping is on March 1. This goes for the other blogs as well.

Oh and of course for the person who is the last man or woman standing at the end, gets a special prize pack:
1 of each bookmark, design made by the lovely Andrea and printed out by Krissy:
Aren't they lovely? (:

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

A Hunger Games Poster

This is the only prize that will differ, depending on whether you're U.S. or International.
For U.S.:
Well, I should say for whoever has an AMC Theatre near them, or if you don't then we'll figure something out (: You will get ONE FREE TICKET to go see the Hunger Games! Yes, you heard me! I got free tickets for AMC Theatres as a gift, and I still have them, so I decided to give one of them away, now it's ONLY if you have an AMC near you!

For International:
Since I feel bad that I can not give you a free movie ticket to see The Hunger Games, I was trying to decide on what I could give you to represent the movie, and I decided to give you guys a mockingjay pin!

I hope this is something that interests you guys because it took me a while to plan this all out xD So if you have any questions, feel free to ask! Join us for Day 3 tomorrow! And...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hell's Phoenix Crew

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to our party here at Hades, a new and uprising club!  We have invited all of you to celebrate with us the release of Hell's Phoenix and with that we have a treat for you...An interview with none other than the stars themselves...Madison, Nix and Micah.

*Shelley, Kathryn, and Terri are sitting at a booth with Micah, Madison, and Nix*
*Music blaring in the background, Shelley and Kathryn are drinking some Micah Kool-aid, while Terri has some Nix Nectar* 

Kathryn:  Hi Madison, Nix and Micah, Thanks for joining us today and lets just go ahead and get started so we can enjoy our party.

Kathryn: Nix, besides your Charger, what other car/truck would you love to have?

Nix: A Harley would be cool. *sits forward in his chair, excitement shining from his eyes* Or any ole’ motorcycle would be fun. Speeding down a straight lane on a road to nowhere, beneath a full moon, Mads behind me with her arms wrapped around my waist…*groans* Orgasmic! *big grin* And leaning my gal over it and—

Mads: Nix!

Nix: *innocent face* What?

Micah: *glares, snaps fingers creating small flames with each snap*

Mads: Keep it PG, please. Micah, stop that. It’s impolite to show off.

Micah: Not showing off, kitten. That’s minor magic. *one-shoulder shrug* I was threatening Phoenix over the leaning his gal over the bike comment.

Nix: *grins at Micah* For Mads’s sanity…next question.

Kathryn: Ooookay…moving on….What is a secret indulgence that you have?  Something that you can’t live without and no one knows about?

Nix: I’d say Sherlocking is a secret indulgence since so few know about it, but I’m guessing you want something that even my family doesn’t know about. Hmm…*taps chin* My family knows about my fondness for sex, my love of coffee, even my love of cherry pie filling. It grosses them out when I eat it straight from the can. *winks* This can’t be put in your interview, okay? It’d ruin my ass-kickin’ image I’ve got going. But…*leans in and whispers*…I like watching Dr. Oz. He gives great health tips.

Micah: Dr. Oz is one of my personal demons.

Nix: *snorts* Figures.

Kathryn: HA!!  I like Dr. Oz too….Figures he would be one of Micah’s minions..  So Nix, How did you feel when you found out that Mads is married to Micah?

Nix: Stunned that someone who was supposed to love and cherish her—

Micah: I do love and cherish her.

Nix: —would torment her the way he does. *shoots Micah a glare* FYI, you have a strange way of showing your devotion, demon king. *looks at Mads* I was angry for Mads, too, because Micah manipulated her so easily—

Micah: Not true.

Madison: It’s impolite to continue interrupting him, Micah.

Micah: *grins* It’s so sexy when you reprimand me.

Madison: *rolls eyes*

Nix: *clears throat* As I was saying…*glares pointedly at Micah*…I was angry for her. Micah’s manipulation was deeper than any of us had realized. All her efforts to resist him were actually aiding him. I hurt for her, too, because I knew Micah’s true identity would crush her. *shakes head* I wanted to inflict harm on him for all the pain she’d endured because of him.

Micah: Thinking Zennyo Ryuo killed her was plenty suffering.

Nix: *nods* Worst moment of my life for sure.

Micah: We should kill Zennyo Ryuo on principal for frightening us, Phoenix.

Madison: Moving along before those two plot my friend’s murder.

Kathyrn: Sorry Madison….  Ok, lightening the mood here….Nix, What is your favorite sport?  Favorite team?

Micah: Easy…favorite team is Hell, sport is killing angels. *rubs hands together and eyes go fiery orange* Ooo…so much fun.

Nix: First…*notches forefinger with the other hand*…that question was directed at me. Second, Kathryn’s talking about football, basketball, those types of human sports that typically call for no death. *shakes head* And I’m supposed to be the socially coarse one.

Micah: I’m certain Kathryn wanted my answer to that question. Right, saucy? *winks* Hockey is my favorite human sport because it’s the bloodiest. I believe it’s your turn now, Phoenix. *smirks*

Nix: *sighs* Football is my fav. Grew up watching college ball with my dad. Uncle James and Gage aren’t much into it, but it kind of stuck with me. Zoe and I watch it together now. Damn, that girl is a freak about her football.

Madison: My favorite sport is dodging Micah.

Micah: That’s mean when all I want is what’s best for you.

Madison: Pfft…

Kathyrn: Ok Nix, I just got to know, With a physique like yours, what kind of things do you do to stay in shape?

Nix: *chuckles* It’s called good genetics mostly, but hunting demons and other supernatural monsters does help me stay in shape.

Micah: I was born this way. *winks*

Madison: I run and spar with Zen. A lot.

Kathryn: Awesome guys!  Ok, Last question Nix, With your name being Phoenix, do you feel that you went through a rebirth like your namesake?

Nix: Yes. Although I don’t think my parents would be proud that I lived up to my name. *makes a face* I’ve done a great many things I don’t think my parents would be proud of. *glances away and blinks rapidly* Hell has a way of changing you. It blackens your soul, brings out the worst in you.

Micah: Brought out the best in Phoenix if you ask me. He makes one hell of a demon. Good times, Phoenix, good times.

Madison: You’re a bastard for using him like that.

Micah: Don’t be like that, kitten. It was his finest moment.

Nix: It’s okay, Mads. I made the choice, and I’ll live with it. *shakes head* Kathryn, Hell forces you to see the world through a different set of filters. I sacrificed everything for the noblest of reasons…love. And Mads was furious because of it.

Mads: Not so much angry, as devastated that you’d sacrifice your soul for me. If that’s love, don’t love me so much.

Nix: *mouths ‘sorry’ to Mads* I’m saved from Hell, but that doesn’t mean I like the man the hellish place created.

Kathyrn: Thanks Nix for answering my questions….

Kathryn:  Ok, my next question is for Madison… so you like to dance, have you ever considered taking any belly dancing lessons?

Madison: I can belly dance.

Nix: I need to see you belly dance.

Micah: *sits straight in chair* Second that request.

Madison: *gives the boys a patient smile* I rented an instructional belly dancing DVD once and taught myself. It’s great exercise and fantastic for the abdominals. Goodness, that sounds geeky, huh? *laughs*

Micah: Sounds sexy, not geeky.

Nix: Sexy geeky sounds good too. *chuckles*

Kathryn: I think sexy geeky sounds good too!  Now, I am from AL too, what is something you like and dislike about AL?

Madison: I love southern charm and how southerners come together during a crisis. *brushes hair over her shoulder* They truly are some of the sweetest, most caring individuals on planet earth. I dislike the gossip a small town feeds to the busybodies.

Micah: Just say the word and I’ll take you back to Alabama, kitten.

Kathyrn: Is it hard learning the language of Hell? Pronunciation? Reading it?

Madison: *sad grin* I wish it had been difficult to learn Xapil. I knew the language before I realized I knew it. There was no language barrier. I just knew what the words meant, how to pronunciate them, it was as natural as breathing. I switch between Xapil and English, frequently not realizing which language I’m using until someone points it out. More often than not, the switch-up is at the most inappropriate times.

Micah: Shows you how strong your demon was before you willingly accepted it.

Madison: That’s disturbing.

Micah: That’s reality.

Kathryn: So Madison,  with all of your newfound powers, Do you get an adrenaline rush when you kill off demons?

Madison: Every single time. *stares at Micah* It feels like a small hard-fought victory against my husband.

Micah: Touché, kitten.

Kathryn:  Micah, you have been around a LONG time, what is something that you have now that you know you couldn’t live without that was created in the last 50 years?

Micah: Obviously, that would be Madison and Amos.

Kathryn: Obviously….but is there any technological device you can’t live without?

Micah: I’m fond of the internet. Makes corrupting souls so much easier.

Kathryn: Alright,  What do you guys do to relax?

Madison: Either dance or spar with Zen.

Micah: Torture the damned.

Nix: Kill demons. *smirks at Micah*

Micah: *shifts in his seat and gives Phoenix a haughty stare* Not too long ago, you were eagerly helping me torture the damned. Be forewarned, Phoenix, that hunger you fed to maim, torment and terrorize doesn’t just go away because you’ve exited Hell.

Madison: *pales*

Nix: *swallows nervously*

Kathryn: Whoa….It has definitely gotten warmer in here…..Um, ok, so Which is your favorite sin?

Micah: I have an appreciation for all of them, but I’m particularly fond of lust.

Nix: Definitely lust.

Madison: Um…I guess gluttony since all I seem to eat lately is sweets in an effort to tame my succubus.

Kathryn: Micah, what is the hardest decision you have ever had to make involving Mads and Amos?

Micah: Walking out the door and leaving them behind was the single hardest event I had to do.

Madison: I’m betting it was harder for us than you.

Micah: I wish I could have spared you the pain. *drags his fingertips along her cheek* The acts of violence I was forced to commit against Madison so she would accept her destiny were difficult. I cringed inside each time I lifted a hand against her.

Madison: *snorts and pulls away from Micah’s touch* You performed the violent behavior easy enough.

Micah: *leans over arm of chair toward Madison* If you believe nothing I’ve told you, you should believe I enjoy torturing the damned, but not my family. Never would I enjoy harming you, kitten.

Madison: *shifts in her seat and looks away*

Kathryn: Wow Micah, not many people get to hear you talk about how hard it was to leave Madison and Amos.  Thanks for sharing that….

Kathryn: Micah, has your fall from being an archangel been worth it?

Micah: Yes. I do not miss the pious ways of my father.

Kathryn: Oooookay….Is there anything that you miss from being in heaven?

Micah: I miss some of my brothers. Many of them were torn, some agreed with us, but were unwilling to rebel against Father. And I suppose I miss Heaven’s…beauty. *looks at Madison * Strike that last sentence. Madison is more beautiful than all of Heaven.

Nix: *groans* I think I’m gonna puke.

Madison: Kathryn…*pushes out of her chair quickly*…could you please point me in the direction of the restroom?

Kathryn:  Albeit that is a sweet answer Micah, I see that you have grossed out our other companions…So, that is all of my questions.  Thank you guys so much for talking with me.

Madison: It was a pleasure, Kathryn.

Nix: I enjoyed it.

Micah: *inclines his head*

Kathryn: Now I am going to hand it over to Shelley and let her fire some questions at you guys…

Shelley: First I'm sooo excited to have you with us today! I'm a huge fan of...well, all of you. *grins wickedly at Micah, then blushes upon seeing Nix's glare* Sorry Nix, Micah just does something...ahem *squirms self consciously* anyway...on to my questions...

Micah: *preens* Your response to me is only natural. I am godlike.

Madison: Dear God…*shakes head and rolls eyes* Please, Shelley, don’t inflate his ego.

Nix: *pinches the bridge of his nose* He’ll be impossible to live with after this.

Shelley: *shifts again* Sorry, Madison. Micah does have that effect on...people...Is he GLOWING? *blushes again*

Madison: If he starts glowing, I fear it might be a warning that his head is about to explode.

Nix: And Mads isn’t talking about his below the belt head.

Madison: Nix!

Nix: *devilish grin*

Micah: *chuckles* Neither of them could resist my charm any more than you can, Shelley.

Nix: *clears throat and shifts uncomfortably*

Madison: I was fifteen and very impressionable.

Micah: What’s your excuse now, kitten?

Madison: Bah! *waves hand at him* I’m not having this conversation with you.

Shelley: I'd like to know, if you could be anyone or anything other than a Sherlock, the King or Queen of Hell, what would you be?

Madison: What I already am. A mother. It’s the greatest job on earth.

Micah: *smiles and rubs her hair between his fingers* Madison is a great mother. We’ve got an amazing kid, too. We did good making him, kitten.

Madison: *nods* Amos is pretty special, but I’m sure all parents think that about their children.

Nix: I can’t disagree with them. Amos rocks and kicks my ass—can I say that here? *peers about sheepishly* Ahem…anyway, he kicks my butt on videogames. He shows no mercy.

Madison: Amos despises losing. *laughs* His competitive edge is crazy insane.

Micah: Gets that trait from me. *winks* So…what would I want to be other than the King of Hell, hmm? My answer…*grins at Madison* A full-time husband to Madison and daddy to Amos.

Nix: A domesticated King of Hell? *grunts* Nothing creepy about that.

Micah: You got something better, smartass?

Nix: *shrugs*

Madison: Micah…Nix…play nice.

Nix: I would want the same as Micah, to be with Mads, love and cherish her the way she deserves. *glares at Micah*

Madison: I really don’t have a self-confidence issue guys. You’re allowed to be something like a doctor, lawyer, fireman…even an Indian chief. *grins playfully* Something a lot more fun than sniffing after my skirts. *throws up a hand when both men start to comment* On second thought…next question, Shelley.

Shelley: Ok...moving on...*smiles sympathetically at Madison* My favorite t.v. show is Supernatural? We all know Dean was modeled after Nix! *winks* Do you have a fave?
Nix: Dean would be my fave if he’s modeled after me. That means he’s good-looking, charming and irresistible. *big smile*

Micah: I don’t think that’s what she meant at all.

Madison: *clears throat, interrupting the guys* I don’t watch television, so I don’t have a favorite. And I don’t know who this Dean character is.

Micah: If Supernatural was real, I’m sure those hunters would be hellbound. Give or take a century or two of torture, they would become demons and both would be my faves.

Nix: *leans forward to look at Micah* We might should check out this show and see if there is any reality to it.

Micah: Why do I care if no one takes it seriously?

Nix: Good point.

Shelley: How would you feel about a series being created specifically about your lives?

Madison: *frowns* It’s a little creepy that folks would find my life entertaining enough to want a series. They should be terrified, not amused by the hell I live, by the reality of life. Talk about disturbing reality T.V.

Nix: Cool! Who would play me?

Micah: I always did think a series about a King of Hell would be a major hit.

Madison: You two are warped in the head.

Micah: *winks*

Nix: It’s the reason why you love me, baby. *grins*

Shelley: Nix, we haven't found ANYONE that could play you...yet. Madison, I see your point, but people do enjoy watching a train wreck.

Madison: Sick and twisted, that’s all anyone is into these days. *harsh glance in Micah’s direction* Not one word about the wicked delights of Hell, Micah.

Micah: *Nods once*

Shelley: We readers love a playlist. Do you have a soundtrack or song that sums up your life, makes your day or keeps you motivated or "puts you in the mood"?

Madison: Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold details my life fairly accurately.

Nix: Renegade by Styx fits me damn good, especially if you use certain words for euphemisms. Micah would be the lawman, the hangman and the judge. I am the wanted man and the Sherlock renegade. I was retrieved by Micah for a bounty to be used against Mads. What I thought he did to her in that warehouse to gain my acceptance of the deal definitely put an end to the wanted man and all that I stood for.

Micah: The Monster You Made by Pop Evil. That would be my song to Madison. I’d ask her to listen to the lyrics. Show me some mercy because I deserve a second chance. By falling in love with her, I became the monster she made me and I’m not proud of the actions I committed against her.

Madison: *shifts uncomfortably* Micah, we’ll discuss this later. In private.

Shelley: Shelley: *chuckles* Did everyone else get the total visual of Nix in the Charger belting out Renegade? * clears throat*

Madison & Micah: *shake their heads*

Shelley: Mads and Micah, yeah we'll let you two resume that later...

Shelley: Favorite weapon(s)?

Micah: My hands. It’s up close and personal that way.

Nix: Depends on the monster I’m hunting. Sometimes it’s my pistol, other times it’s my tongue spewing a Gregorian Exorcism.

Micah: Give that wet-work a try on me and see what happens.

Madison: *smacks Micah on the arm* Enough with the baiting, Micah. *clears throat* Favorite weapon, I’m fond of my blade. It cuts nicely through demon skin.

Micah: Now who’s doing the baiting, kitten? *grins*

Shelley: *trembles slightly and glances sideways at Micah* To Madison: Every girl needs a wicked blade!

Madison: And mine is wicked sharp.

Shelley: Madison, I'm dying to know where you get your kick ass clothes?

Madison: Would you believe I find some of my best items from thrift stores? Crazy, right? With all that obscene cash he left me *indicates Micah* you’d think I’d shop high-end, but nope. Finding that ultimate bargain on that perfect piece gives me a rush. You should go shopping with me sometime.

Shelley: I'd love to go shopping with you! *checks wallet* Yes! Let's do it!

Madison: I have time after the interview, if you’re free.

Shelley: A hard question to answer I'm sure, but if Micah hadn't walked away, do you think you would have stayed with him and tried to enjoy, you know...?

Madison: Yes. *pats her hot cheeks with her cool hands* I loved him. I would have stayed.

Micah: She still loves me.

Madison: Dream on.

Micah: *chuckles* And she’s being modest. She’d have come to enjoy…you know. *winks at Shelley*

Madison: Feeling confident today, huh, with bald statements like those?

Micah: Need I remind you what transpired in Hell?

Madison: *looks away quickly*

Shelley: *fans self feverishly* Thank you guys so much for indulging, well mostly me, and our readers, of course. *makes quick exit to nearest water source to cool self down...yeah right!*

Terri: What are your biggest regrets?

Micah: It’s very un-kingly to admit to regrets, Terri. *scrapes his fingers along his jaw* My biggest regret is allowing Celeste to raise Madison without heavy guidance from me.

Madison: I would’ve liked to have gone to college, earned a degree. But as far as true regrets go…*shakes head* I can’t come up with any. Micah gave me Amos and Nix, so I can’t regret that part of my life.

Nix: *shrugs* I have a lot of regrets and almost all of them end up with an innocent killed by something supernatural in origin.

Terri: What is the thing that has frightened you the most?

Micah: Thinking Zennyo Ryuo killed Madison. *eyes go fiery with retribution* I long for the day I can repay him for that fear.

Nix: Same here. *pinches the bridge of his nose* Nothing has ever frightened me that much, not even when my parents were murdered in front of me.

Madison: Being helpless while my son went demonic. No parent should have to endure that. *wipes the sudden moisture out of her eyes* The second most frightening thing was watching Micah take Nix to Hell.

Terri: Do you think there is anything out there that could be scarier than that moment in your life?

Micah: Madison’s real death.

Nix: We have got to quit agreeing like this, Micah. *makes an annoyed face* I went pretty dark after I thought Mads was killed the first time. I wouldn’t come back from her real death.

Madison: Becoming the Queen of Hell is my greatest fear because it will lead to the ultimate sacrifice…my son falling with me.

Micah: Your destiny cannot be avoided.

Madison: *jabs Micah in the shoulder* Watch me.

Micah: *wicked grin* I look forward to watching your efforts.

Whew...It has gotten hot in here...Well thank you all for joining us today. Make sure enter in for our Hell's Phoenix Prize Pack.  It consists of a copy of Madison's Life Lessons, a copy of Pandora's Box, a copy of Hell's Phoenix, and some awesome swag to adorn it all. Head over to the Giveaway page and enter through Rafflecopter.

Interview with Gracen Miller

 I'm a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a "normal" person in southern society.  When not writing, I'm a full-time karate/football/guitar mom for my two very active sons. I'm a devoted wife to my real-life hero-husband of almost 19 years.  I'm addicted to writing, reading paranormal romance novels and watching movies, Alabama football (college football...the SEC rocks!!) and coffee...addictions are not necessarily in order of priority.  I am convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger.  Many of my creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs.  

Welcome everyone!  So, Hell's Phoenix Book 2 of the Road to Hell series is out and we at TSK TSK What to Read have the pleasure of hosting Gracen Miller, author, to this series today.  In a previous post, you had a chance to hear our thoughts about Hell's Phoenix and now we have put Gracen Miller in the hot seat to answer some of our pressing questions. 

*Gracen walks in and takes a seat in front of Kathryn, Shelley, and Terri*

TSK TSK What to ReadHi Gracen and welcome!  Thank you so much for joining us today.

Gracen:  Thank you for having me.
TSK TSK: So, let's get started because we know you are busy with your book releasing today....
When creating new characters do you find it easy to write men over women?

Gracen: In some ways I think guys are easier because I’m surrounding by men in my own life. I like to believe I understand them, even though I’m quoted often as saying “Boys are so weird and I don’t get y’all.” And I’m constantly giving advice like, “Girls really do not find that trait attractive”, or “FYI, girls don’t think it’s funny when you rank your burb loudness or your fart smell.” But boys are so much fun, too, they like to laugh and have fun and they’re not into appearances. That means I still get the privilege of sitting beside them at the theater even though my eldest is 14. I like writing about girls, but I don’t relate to them as well as I do boys.

TSK TSK:  Well Gracen, We'd like the readers to get to know YOU a bit better. We
(Kathryn , Terri and Shelley) have the privilege of being Hellhound sisters and part
of the Road to Hell family, and as such, already know certain things...
so for the readers...What is your secret indulgence? 
Does your husband know about it or...indulge YOU?

Gracen: LOL My secret indulgence would probably be all the sex I have in my
head with my characters. People would be surprised by how often I’m
crafting something naughty in my brain. Yes, my husband knows about it and he
definitely encourages it. He likes reading my sex scenes and begs me to
write nothing but sex for his reading pleasure. Haha!

TSK TSK: So, does your husband ever tell you that it is too much or critique
the sex scene?

Gracen:  My husband has only read Fairy Casanova. He's a 
type of guy and wants to get straight to the sex scenes.  He doesn't want to 
have to live through the whole story to get to the "good stuff".
He loved Fairy Casanova and encourages me to write more novellas like it.

TSK TSK:  Favorite food? Dessert?

Gracen:  My favorite dessert (kind of!) is Reese Cups. 
Mmm…equals mouth orgasms. ;-)

TSK TSK: I would rather be ___________?

Gracen: Writing, having sex or drinking nectar of the gods (coffee)…
not necessarily in order of preference. *grins*

TSK TSK: Dream vacation for you and the hubs and why?

Gracen:  My dream vacation would be without my hubs. Not because I don’t love
being with him, but a vacation to him involves so much running around that I always
need a vacation from our vacation. My ideal dream vacation would be sitting on
a beach beneath a cabana doing nada for several days.

TSK TSK: Well then, is there any particular beach that you would like to travel to?

Gracen:  Hawaii!!  I really want to see it.  But, I'd equally love to visit Alaska.

TSK TSK: Favorite thing to do with the girlfriends?

Gracen: Just being with the girlfriends is fantastic. But I love to go to the
movies or out to eat.

TSK TSK: If you weren't a writer, what would you be?

Gracen: Probably still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
LOL I seriously have no idea! Writing is all I have ever wanted to do,
other than be a mom.

TSK TSK: Flowers or candy???

Gracen: Neither. Flowers die and I can’t bear to throw them away. And the
innocent act of sniffing candy adds to my full-figure! I prefer a book certificate
or free time to do whatever I want to do. Of course…diamonds are always nice. ;-)

TSK TSK:  Yes, diamonds are very nice….and if you have read Elfin Blood, 
you can understand why they are especially nice!!

Thank you Gracen for sitting in the hot seat with us today!  Any parting words?

Gracen: If you haven’t joined me on the Road to Hell already, 
what are you waiting for? It’s a wild ride with a lot of fabulous Hellhounds!
Check her out on her blog at

Ok everyone, thank for checking out our reviews and Gracen's interview.  Now, make sure you come back later and join us for our Release Party where we will be accompanied by the three main people starring in Hell's Phoenix.  That is right...Madison, Nix, and the King of Hell himself, Micah will be partying with us and answering some of our questions too!
Once the party is over, make sure you enter in our Fabulous Hell's Phoenix Prize Pack!
More details to come!!