Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All Roads Lead to Hell Blog Tour: Interview and Giveaway

Please welcome Author Gracen Miller into the Sector 13 Zone.  Gracen Miller is the author of the Road to Hell series, which is one of my personal favorite series of all time. We are celebrating the release of the third and finale book in the series, Genesis Queen!

Now, let’s have some fun and see if we can get Gracen Miller to reveal any secrets that would make her a suspect of Sector 13. LOL

Relax, keep your hands and feet in the blog tour until it comes to a complete stop and enjoy interrogating Gracen Miller with my top five questions. :)

1. Genesis Queen is the last book in your Road to Hell series. How hard was it for you to type those last words?

I’m not emotional when I write. I never cry, rarely laugh. I’m often surprised when people tell me they cried or laughed in a scene because I just don’t feel those emotions. I try to convey them with my writing, but I never “feel” them. But when I wrote the last sentence to Genesis Queen I cried and was sad for several days. I felt like I had said goodbye to beloved family members. I’ve been writing on this series since 2008, so it’s taken up several years of my life. So that final sentence was very bittersweet.

2. You created a character that is the epitome of evil. Your readers should not like Micah, yet you wrote him in such a unique way that your readers fell in love with him. How hard was it for you to choose between Micah and Nix?

Ha! Very hard. My girlfriend and I talked about it a lot. I’d say Madison’s gotta pick *insert name*. We’d talk about that decision and by the end of the conversation I’d change my mind again. But I kept going back to the original ending that she’d talk me out of that ending over and over again. By midway through the book, I went to her and said *insert name* is who Madison has to choose and these are the reasons why. That was the only time she didn’t disagree. It was really a great test-run to make sure I crossed all my T’s and dotted all my I’s.

3. The Road to Hell series has many beloved characters. Zen is one of my personal favorites. Any plans to write spin off titles?

Oh, yeah, definitely. The next book in the series is After the Fire, which will detail what happens in the five years after Genesis Queen. Then comes Zen’s book in Immortal Deceiver—which picks up five years after Genesis Queen. There are readers who want books for Amos (the son of the heroine), Kur and even the other bad boy, Elias. I might give them all a book, but I have no idea at this point.

4. What do you find to be the most difficult about writing a series? 

Keeping up with all the minute details. Book three still has to tie in with book one. If it doesn’t, a reader will call me on the discrepancy. And I have to make sure I don’t stray from the series “rules” I’ve already set.

5. What are you currently working on?