Friday, December 14, 2012

Featured Author....Gracen Miller Day 5

About the Author

Gracen is a small town girl who was transplanted to the big city almost ten years ago. 
She describes herself as a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in 
Southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for 
her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not 
necessarily in order of priority. She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and 
blending coffee and writing generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her stories 
are spawned from these coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to 
leave her a comment, visit her website at


Where do you get your writing inspiration from?
Gracen: Various places. A photo I run across on the web, a song or even something someone says can serve as inspiration. But nightmares are my favorite forms of inspiration. That’s how Pandora’s Box was conceived.

Did you have to do any research for your books? If so what?
Gracen: Sometimes I research paranormal creatures and sometimes I just make up my own mythology. The Crow that shows up in Pandora’s Box was researched and the mythological attributes were used. The same can be said for other characters in the Road to Hell series. Being Southern and living in the Bible belt, I was spoon-fed Christian ideology. I incorporated religion into my Road to Hell series, but changed things up a bit. I prefer to take a known concept and alter it to add my own unique flare.

What are you working on now?
Gracen: At this moment, I’m working on edits to Taboo Kisses, a ménage I wrote. I’m also writing the next books in the Road to Hell series—books 3.5 and 4.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Gracen: Not getting distracted chatting with friends on Facebook. I love interacting with readers and friends, so if I don’t force myself off Facebook, I’ll waste lots of time when I should I should’ve been writing.

What can readers expect next?
Gracen: Book 3 in the Road to Hell series, Genesis Queen, will release on December 18th with my publisher, Decadent Publishing. I’m self-publishing my ménage, Taboo Kisses, and I’m in the edits phase of it with a “real” editor (the biggest mistake self-publishers make in my opinion is not hiring a professional editor). I’m also working on two other stories, Fallen and Demon Spelled, both of which will be self-published. Afterward, I have two books slated for the Road to Hell series.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview and how would you answer that question?
Gracen: That’s a tough question. Hmm….How about, “How much is you writing and how much is your Muse in charge?”
Answer…My muse—Dom—is always in charge. I sometimes do what I call “channel write” where I go into an almost trance-like state where I will write for hours if I’m not interrupted. This state freaks out my family because they say it looks like I’m ‘not here’. When I’m finally snatched out of that state—most of the time because I’m interrupted by family—the things written were never anything I planned, but are so vivid, clear and creative, that I’m giving Dom mental hugs and kisses for his brilliance.

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Gracen: Wow! Another toughie and back-to-back at that! LOL
I guess I’d go with…Surviving the Road to Hell because my childhood wasn’t easy. Much of what my heroine went through in Madison’s Life Lessons are similar to my childhood experiences with my father, except my dad was a drug addict and Madison’s father was a Baptist preacher. My own father is now a Baptist preacher and just as pious and faultless (in his mind) as Madison’s father thought he was. So yeah, I’d go with Surviving the Road to Hell because I’m stronger for the hell my father put me through.

Who is your favorite author?
Gracen: Nalini Singh and Kresley Cole are at the top of my list for paranormal romances. Favorites for short erotic stories are Nichelle Gregory and Ann Mayburn (although Ann has a kick-ass demonic erotica series, For the Love of Evil).

What is your guilty pleasure?
Gracen: Writing! I use a pseudonym so most people I interact with on a daily basis (and much of my family) have no idea I even write. Aside from that, Reese Cups, Reese Cups and more Reese Cups…tongue orgasms! ;-)

Highest point of your writing career?
Gracen: Getting published. Nothing compares to the high of having a publisher say, “I want to contract your book.”

Advice for aspiring authors?
Gracen: Don’t give up on writing that book. It takes lots of hard work and dedication to get it written. And don’t ever let anyone kill your dreams of being a writer! Your dreams are as important and as realistic as Joe-Schmoo who wants to be a lawyer. People tend not to take the dreams of a writer seriously, so chin-up, square your shoulders and say ‘screw them, my dreams are important, too’. Nothing agitates me more than family and friends who aren’t supportive.

Last song that was stuck in your head?
Gracen: Coming Down by Five Finger Death Punch

Thanks for allowing me to join you in the spotlight, A Page Away! It was a pleasure and an honor to join you!

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  1. I guess my hell on earth would be stuck in a loveless, miserable relationship for eternity!
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  2. Hell on Earth... Wow think I'm going through a mini one at work- seriously though, no internet, Advocare or friends!

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  3. Hell on Earth.. NO MORE BOOKS! Yikes!!

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  5. Hell on earth: Forever having to watch movies without being able to read the book first!