Friday, June 15, 2012

Road to Hell Blog Tour and EPIC GIVE AWAY!





Welcome to the Road to Hell
Blog Tour hosted by
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Author Gracen Miller has created an INCREDIBLE world in her Road to Hell Series. If you have not yet read Madison's Life Lessons (the Prequel to the series), Pandora's Box and Hell's Phoenix, then you need to start NOW!

 Here is an interview I did with one of MY favorite characters from the Road to Hell Series. Let me introduce you to Petra. She is one bad ass chic that just happens to be Micah's daughter (see Paranormal Reads ) blog tour interview with Micah.

This has to be one of my ALL TIME favorite character interviews. I love Petra and think I have a girl crush on her! No lie *shhhh don't tell her though, might make things a little awkward* ;)



Hello everyone! Welcome to the Road to Hell blog tour. Today I had the PLEASURE of interviewing Petra. Petra as you know is Micah’s daughter, part Angel and part Succubus. Petra is VERY loyal to Amos and because of that, tends to have a loyalty to Madison too. Petra has had to adapt to not living in hell and having her way as she did in the pits of hell. 

Petra, thank you so much for being here today! I am so excited to meet you! *reaches out and shakes Petra’s hand, then leans into a hug*. Sorry Petra, I am a hugger!
Petra: It’s a pleasure to be here. I’ve heard many great things about you. *squeezes you tight*



So tell me what your favorite part of being an elite member of Hell is?
Petra: *twirls a lock of hair around a finger* Aggravating demons without reprisals, and they’re so easily irritated, you know. *devilish giggle* They couldn’t retaliate because of my Daddy and uncles. Uncle Elias fondly called me a brat because of my unconventional entertainment. 



Having Micah as a father, what type of quality time did you have with him?
Petra: Daddy taught me how to be the perfect demon. How to execute maximum mental anguish with minimal physical harm. Mortals are rash creatures when they believe they’re about to meet the Reaper. *bites bottom lip to hide grin* Good times…good times. **MINDY** Smiles at the happiness that Petra is trying to hide on her face



Any secrets about Micah you want to share with us?
Petra: *stiffens* Nope, he has none. *MINDY* Winks at Petra...maybe tell me a few off record?? Petra: *jaw hardens* No. 




What's the best part about being with Madison and Amos?
Petra: Hanging with Amos. He’s a cool kid. Intelligent beyond his years, but he’s quick to laugh.



Do you like Zen? What about the Birmingham's?
Petra: The Birmingham's are all right. They don’t like my kind, but they tolerate me well enough, so I don’t have anything against them. *shrugs* Zen is fine and he doesn’t hold my past transgressions against me. He’s quiet and only speaks when he has something useful to say. I have no doubt if I tried to hurt either Madison or Amos, I’d piss him off. He’s not the type you want as an enemy. *grimaces as she recalls the period when Zen and Micah engaged in mortal combat frequently*



What’s it like rubbing elbows with Zen?
Petra: Hmm…well, he’s not the chatty sort, so I never get behind on my thinking skills. *laughs* *MINDY* giggles back at Petra. Yeah I can only  imagine. Zen is not known for his sense of humor. Petra: You can say that again. 




What do you really think of Madison?
Petra: She demands impossibly good things from me. Bah! A virtuous demon is blasphemous! In my former life, I’d have brutally slaughtered someone like me…probably kept them as a torture-pet for centuries before I offed them. *grows moody over that thought, then clears her throat and sits a little straighter* I respect Madison, too. How can I not when she defies Daddy? I didn’t have the audacity to disobey him until they came along. She’s cool in a lot of ways, loves to dance and her cooking is to die for. She doesn’t judge my prior life and she overlooks many of my current transgressions. But let’s face it; she is a succubus freak! I mean, what sex-demon doesn’t like sex? *shakes head* If I had her skills, I’d be fucking my way through the human populace. A harem would be so cool, don’t you think? **MINDY** hmmmm that could be very interesting Petra. IF you plan on spending some time above ground, it could be a possibility *evil grins*
Petra: Maybe you could be a part of my harem. **MINDY** You succubus you! *grins madly at Petra* I am flattered!


Give us the dirt on Madison and Zen, what's something they do that drives you nuts?
Petra: The way Zen reads minds is unnerving. I cannot block him as well as I’d like. Madison’s expectations are too high and too un-fucking-realistic. *rolls eyes* No one can be saintly enough for her. **MINDY** Snorts...that is funny you call Madison saintly when she is so far from a Saint. She has to be in a constant fight with herself huh?
Petra: Tell me about it! That woman thinks she can resist her demon. I’ll be there to say ‘I told you’ when she falls. Just between us girls *motions between you both* when Madison embraces her Lynx—mentally embrace it, of course because we both know she’s already went full-blown demon in Hell—I bet she’ll not only love it, but fall hard. Maybe even become more demon than me. 




So, you're part succubus and part angel. Do you think that gives you any advantage over your demon kin?
Petra: Yep. I have skills that demon kin cannot possess. Angels usually don’t sense I’m a threat until it’s too late. But being part angel, also, weakens me. An Angel Lock will trap me, unlike my demon family who can only be trapped by a Demon Lock.



Which of the Kings of Hell are your favorite and do you consider them your Uncles?
Petra: Since they’re each brothers to my Dad, then yeah, they’re my Uncles. Uncle Elias is my favorite. He taught me many things. *leans forward and reveals in a whisper* How to mind-fuck prey before going in for the kill. **Mindy** we might have to discuss that after the interview. I would love to hear more of this. Petra: I’ll be happy to teach you the things Uncle Elias taught me. *leering grin* I prefer a hands-on type of demonstration.  **MINDY** Can we PLEASE start ASAP! This is going to be COOL!!!


Now that you have joined Madison and Amos, what have you learned about your past self that you have changed in to your present self?
Petra: That being happy can come from things other than crafting chaos and instilling terror. *shrugs* Who knew? **MINDY** So you are saying that it is possible for ANYONE to change, no matter what right?
Petra: *goes back to twirling a lock of hair* I can’t say. I can only speak for myself. Making Amos happy satisfies me in ways creating pandemonium never could. 




What is your weapon of choice?
Petra: I have a dragon blade I took off a dragon in Hell. *withdraws knife from leather harness on hip and shows it to Mindy* Be very careful, it’s sharp. It’s one of my prized possessions because I had the pleasure of killing said dragon with it. *eyes gleam at the fond memory as she sheathes the weapon*    **MINDY** WOW thank you for letting me hold and touch your dragon blade. Aren’t these things wicked deadly?
Petra: Very wicked deadly. Stab an angel in the heart with this *taps knife strapped to thigh* and it’s the kiss of the death. Not bragging or anything, but I’ve offed a few dozen of those pious fuckers. **MINDY** Do you still have any issues with dragons or was this a just one time thing?
Petra: Well…I still have one or two dragons that don’t like me much. My dragon blade doesn’t harm them, either. Put a deep, twisty-type stabbing on them and it’s as effective as poking them with a toothpick. *sighs* Madison’s pet-dragon, Kur, has a vendetta against me. He could be a real pain in my ass if Madison didn’t have him on a tight leash.




How old are you?
Petra: *slouches a little in her seat, unmasking a sultry pout for Mindy* A lady never divulges her age.  **MINDY** Oh come on now. A hint maybe? It would give us an idea of what all you have seen in your life. I mean immortality has to be a total bitch sometimes, right?
Petra: Put it this way…I was born shortly before the fall of Jesus’ dynasty. I was ten when they strung him up. Can you believe I used to play with his offspring? *giggles* They had no idea what I was, or who Daddy was—he worked some magic to wear a different look and hide his angel-scent—but you can bet your pretty ass Daddy knew. I had the privilege of watching Christ perish on the cross. One of the biggest moments of my life, Daddy holding my hand and…*shakes head* I’ll never forget the tenseness in his body as his brother died. I thought he’d be pleased, but…he wasn’t. Daddy said his discontent was because Jesus’ death would turn him into the savior for mankind. *chews bottom lip* Between us, I never believed Daddy. My opinion, I don’t think he liked watching his sibling die even if they were on opposing sides by then. From the things he revealed about his relationship with Jesus, I’m guessing they once used to be tight. *pauses, as she contemplates past memories* Ahem…as for immortality, I’m rather fond of it myself. 




Sexual preference?
Petra: Demons. They taste better and give me more bang for my appetite. *taps chin with a manicured fingernail* Hm…maybe you meant male or female? If so, I believe you humans label it bi. **MINDY** hmmm so you do enjoy the company of both men and women! Do you have sex for the pleasure of it or is it just to feed your succubus?
Petra: Yes, men and women, together, alone and in groups. If I’m lucky I only have sex for pleasure. I just feed my succubus at the same time. 




Tell us something that NO ONE else knows about you?
Petra: *sits up straight* I want a play-date with Alessandra in-between the sheets. *makes a purring sound* Look at her, who wouldn’t want to do her? And it’s not just her physical attributes. She’s earthy and those are the best lays. Trust me, I know. *tosses hair over her shoulder* I’m jealous of Phoenix’s former relationship with Alessandra. Lucky bastard. And he picked Mrs. Prim and Proper—FYI Madison—over Alessandra. *makes a face* I don’t get it. But…*long pause* Gage would be fun to have a go at in-between the sheets, too. That Sherlock really needs to loosen up and I bet I’m just the gal to help him.  **MINDY** yeah you might want to keep that on the down low. If Zoe found out about the Gage fantasy, she might go ballistic. She is one tough chic. I respect the hell out of her though. You should test the waters. You never know what Alessandra would say. Tequila is known to make you do some crazy shit for humans *winks*
Petra: I could take Zoe, no problem, but then I’d have to deal with Madison and Amos. Wouldn’t be worth the headache that’d cause. I’ve not given up hope on Alessandra. As you say, tequila body shots have been known to weaken many unsuspecting mortals. *winks* 




What are your strongest and weakest points?
Petra: My strongest asset is that I’m a succubus. I can enthrall a male of any breed and force them to do my will. Madison can enthrall both male and females. I wish I had that talent. *sighs dreamily* My weakness is that I must feed off sex or I will die. **MINDY** Gee that must be a tough life *bites lip* Petra: *laughs* Oh, yeah, just terrible.


Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Petra: *runs fingertip down Mindy’s arm* Wanna go for a drink and have some fun *waggles eyebrows* with me? *MINDY*  *blushes...* and you said you can’t enthrall females Petra. We going to tear up some tequila tonight? If so, lets go. I could use a night out! *grabs purse and follows Petra out to her Maserati*. Petra you don’t mind driving, do you? Petra: I wish I could enthrall women. *opens car door for Mindy and leans forward to whisper * You’d so be on my radar, Mindy. Let’s tear up some tequila and…other things. I always drive, dear. I hope you like going fast. *peeks at you through her lashes, gauging if you understood her ‘fast’ innuendo*

**MINDY* waves out window as Petra takes off like a bat out of hell in her Maserati. 







I hope you enjoyed getting inside the head of Micah from the Road to Hell series. You can read the first three chapters ofPandora’s Box and Hell’s Phoenix, on my blog at:

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


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…


I hope you enjoyed getting inside the head of Micah from the Road to Hell series. You can read the first three chapters ofPandora’s Box and Hell’s Phoenix, on my blog at:

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


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…


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13 comments:

andie said...

I.LOVE.HER. Period. Petra is my second favorite side character (the absolute favorite is Elias of course) ^^ She is so bad ass!

kvsgrimes said...

Totally LOVE the interview!!! Getting to know Petra more.... YEAH!!!

Michele said...

Interview was fun~~

My sister in law name is Petra...but TOTALLY not the same personalities...hehe

thanks for the giveaway BFFS!!

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Joella said...

LOVE this interview!!! So awesome! Petra is a great character and was glad to get to hear some more about her...if only I could be as bad ass as she is!!! lol :)

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

joellaelbert@gmail.com

BellaBunnell said...

LOVE IT! Petra is such a great character. Not sure I could handle her and her antics, though...how ya feeling there, Mindy??? How was the ride in the Maz? Haha!

Thanks so much for being part of Gracen's tour...like you had a choice! *winks*
Love ya, my Soul Sista! Way to let your Sassy show!

Hellhound love,
~Shelley aka Hellhound Sphynx <3

Nely Cab said...

I like her. She doesn't keep anything to herself. I can't wait to meet her on my own, when I read book 2 in the series. Great character interview, Gracen! Thanks for the cool giveaways!

info@nelycab.com

Bboo04 said...

Love her! Can't wait to read more. Bboo04@hotmail.com

Kelly F said...

Petra is awesome! Love how everything reverts back to something sexual...yes I know...she's a succubus...so what's my excuse? ;-)

Audra said...

Petra is awesome
audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

Cheryl S. said...
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Cheryl S. said...

Petra is pretty cool :) She's very loyal to Amos and Madison.
Thank you for the giveaway!
sandersknc@yahoo.com

Dawn Hagan said...

cause she is one had ass demon lol6

Gracen Miller said...

Thanks to everyone for coming out to support Petra and Mindy! ;-)

Good luck to all of you on winning!

Huggles,
Gracen