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Monday, August 15, 2011



By: Gracen Miller

Howdy, folks! A super big thank you to Brandy for allowing me to join you to promote my new release—out this Friday!—Pandora’s Box, book one Road to Hell series! I won’t bore you with trivialities, but I’ll just get straight to my topic… Hellhounds!

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a group where everyone is welcome and fits in? Well, you can! I have an awesome group of fans/readers (many have become great friends—like Brandy!) that call themselves my Hellhounds!

Are you familiar with the supernatural creature? Hellhounds are commonly thought of as paranormal dogs that have vigor and speed. Maybe they have red or yellow glowing eyes and stink like the Hell they might have leapt from. In some literature and movies, the mystical canines are invisible, and are either the cause of a person’s death or an omen of death.

The Welsh Hellhound is called Cŵn Annwn, and even though it is considered a friendly creature, it remains an omen of death. A death omen seems to be a common lore. Cerberus from Greek Mythology is a well-known Hellhound, which is a multi-headed dog that guards the Underworld. Not an omen of death, but still deals with death.

There are a bunch of myths on the internet about Hellhounds, so if you’re interested in learning more, visit:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellhound.

When I created my Road to Hell series Facebook fan page, I got tired of calling all the new likers “members”. It felt like they needed to have a name, something fun, but something they approved of. I held a vote asking the members of the page to suggest names they wanted to be called.  “Hellhounds” won the vote. My Hellhounds aren’t as ominous as the various mythical creatures, and they’re not omens of death. The Road to Hell series Hellhounds are better described in a bunch of different ways. Some are chatty, funny, and sweet. Others are naughty, wicked, but supportive and always eager to help promote. Or they’re a combination of all the traits. They’re just regular folks—like you and me!—but they are the most awesome group of fans/friends a gal could have. I am proud to have all of their support and friendship. I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of them and I’m always eager to meet more.

This day is about honoring my Hellhounds! I invite all of them to come tell you a little about themselves in the comment section. Or tell others why they should be a Hellhound, what’s so special about being one? Come on Hellhounds, everyone needs to see how awesome you are! We want Brandy’s readers to crave being a part of this amazing group…make them run and trip over their fingers to become a part of our saucy little piece of real estate on Facebook. ;-)

Becoming a Hellhound is a rigorous process. Not many folks make it…are you ready to hear what you must do? You must show your nimbleness by clicking the “like” button on my Road to Hell series Facebook fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Road-to-Hell-series/112564408814796

That’s all it takes to become a Hellhound! Not rigorous at all, but easy-peasy!

And if you want to become my friend on my personal Facebook page, please click here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/gracen.miller

The first chapter of Pandora’s Box can be read on my website at http://www.gracenmiller.com/.  Or if you want a teaser excerpt, scroll down. Pandora’s Box will release FRIDAY (8-19-11) at Decadent Publishing (http://www.decadentpublishing.com/) and at your online bookstores (Amazon, Smashwords, etc.)!

Hellhounds and NON-Hellhounds, leave a comment or ask a question for a chance to win a skull cameo pendant, but PLEASE leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner!!! 

Here is a picture of what you will win

Thanks for having me with you today, Brandy!

Hellhounds and NON-Hellhounds…you’re up next! Start leaving those comments!  =D


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

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:

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.


DON’T FORGET:  Hellhounds and NON-Hellhounds, leave a comment or ask a question for a chance to win a skull cameo pendant, but PLEASE leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner!!! 

I would like to thank Gracen for coming on my blog.  I hope you all enjoyed her blurb and exerpt as much as I did.  Don't forget to leave a comment and please feel free to spread the word for every friend that tells us you refered them you get an extra point for the contest :) 


  1. Fantastic contest and I'm sure the interview will be great! Be back tomorrow! The book sounds awesome!

    Kitty Bullard


  2. this book sounds great already had it on my tbb list and im a Hellhound already

  3. Hi GM and Meandi. I can't wait for Pandora's Box either, its on my TBR list. Thank you for stopping bye!!!


  4. Kickass hellhound here!! :) I love being a hellhound! We're like a big family! You know you want to join!!!

    Awesome prize!!!


  5. I'm in time? Not sure! stupid time zones...
    Being a Hellhound is super cool! We All Have a Lot of Fun Together, sometimes we get a tough job(like get 666 likes), but we always success, coz we Rock(and of course Mama Hellhound aka Gracen is so awesome!) You're gonna love this community and the lessons and of course the book!! Only 3 days left until the release and all hell breaks loose!! (according to my time)

    Thanks for the post and the prize! :)

  6. Hi B & G! Awesome interview and as a newbie Hellhound I feel privileged to watch Gracen's new book take off. Dying to sink my teeth into it....gggrrrrr


  7. Hey guys!! I'm already a hellhound over at facebook! it's a wonderful tightnit community, with loads of friendship. we're like a great big family with lots of support anything you want to talk about or ask will be answered. G personally thanks everyone who joins the page(although i dont know how long that will last, her page is getting quite large) which is a wonderful change of pace. I really enjoy it over there and you will too! so get your wanna-be hellhound butts over there and join our family!
    Thanks everyone and G i can't wait to read your book! i love love love this kind of stuff and your sounds amazing!

  8. Howlin' Hellhound here! What's so great about being a HH for Gracen? Besides the fun names and cool people? *scoffs* as if that weren't enough, you also have the heads-up on what goes on. You have a group of helpful friendly people. You have a "Momma" HH who is a BLAST! That enjoys playing and verbally fencing with you.

    You get to make new friends who are funny, love to laugh, and to make you laugh. AND you never have to feel lonely or down. If something happens you have a great group that is there to lift your spirits.

    So I suppose the better question would be why WOULDN'T you want to be a HellHound? With nothing to lose and a lot to gain why the *hell* not?!?! ;-)

    Nicole aka Howlin' Hellhound


  9. I'm anxiously awaiting the release! I love being a hellhound, so many people that are like me. Although I don't voice my wicked naughty side...its still there lol.


  10. Being a HellHound means I get to keep up with the workings of Gracen Millers mind which oddly enough is like mine scary! booh!

  11. Dragonfly Hellhound here just wanted to stop by and tell you all that bein a hellhound is so awesome there are so many great hellhounds on the Road to Hell. I have gotten to know Mama Hellhound pretty well she is a great friend to have :)~. So come on over and find your way on the road to hell you know you want to.. well what are you waiting for come on over..Ummm why are you still here? Oh I see you want to hear a Dragonfly roar ok here goes..... roar Roar *cough cough* ROAR......

  12. Wow, this book sounds amazing! I want to be a hellhound :) Gracen I am new to your work but this sounds amazing.

    Brandy awesome site thanks for refering me to it.



  13. Gracen you have one rockin book cover. I am going to have to read up on Hellhounds, they sound like my cup of tea!!!

    Katie thanks for telling me about todays blog


  14. Congrats on your new release Gracen. Do you have any other books out or is this your first? How did you get the idea for the book?

    Katie referred me.

    psigirl88 (at) yahoo dot com

  15. Thanks to ALL my awesome Hellhounds for coming out today! *huggles all of ya*

    Macy and Katie, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Just follow my Facebook fan page link above if you wish to become a Hellhound. =D

    Micky, I do have two other books already out, both are erotic in nature, while Pandora's Box is paranormal romance. I just did a blog yesterday talking about how I got the inspiration for Pandora's Box. Here's the link if you want to check it out...leave a comment there for a chance to win as well: http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/2011/08/guest-post-and-giveaway-with-gracen.html

    Good luck to everyone!


  16. I would love to win this :D Thanks for the contest


  17. Well I loved it, and I am excited to read!! heheheeh thanks for the giveaway!! :)))



  18. Very proud Hellhound here! The Road to Hell is long and arduous and I couldn't think of a better gal to lead the way than Gracen ;) If you haven't joined yet...don't wait any longer! There are some awesome people here...just waiting for you....
    *waves to Gracen*

  19. Thanks for dropping by, hernameisavril!

    Bella, I hope you enjoy PB when you read it.

    Kelly, I've got the most amazing Hellhounds ever! All of you are awesome, awesome, awesome!

    Good luck to all of you on the contest!


  20. The book sounds great. I am a hellhound, and proud of it! Lol Best of luck with the release, I am sure it will do good.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com



  22. Death Adder hellhound here and i hiss psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss I love being a hellhound because my sister hellhounds rock and momma hound is the BEST!!!!!

  23. Thank you everyone that has stopped by to welcome Gracen and help me relaunch my blog.

    As G says... "Huggles"


  24. Contest is closed and I'm about to draw a winner...

    Good luck to everyone and thanks to ALL of you for stopping by. =D


  25. Random.org picked the winner as GREAT MINDS THINK ALOUD (KITTY BULLARD). Kitty, I'll contact you shortly to get your address.

    There are still ways to win another pendant folks. On August 19th, visit my blog for a chance to win: http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com/

    On August 19th, I'll be giving one away on Clu's All Night Preview: http://clusallnightpreview.blogspot.com/

    And I'm holding an ongoing contest for one at Live to Read: http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/

    Congratulations, Kitty!