Today I’m pleased towelcome Gracen Miller to my little home on the web with an interview withMicah. She is also giving away some swag so check out the info below in regardsto that.
Road to Hell Series Character Interview
~ Meet bad boy Micah Dominus ~
By Gracen Miller
Heather: Today at Earth Book Nook, I have sexy bad boy MicahDominus from the Road to Hell serieswith me. He was introduced in the prequel, Madison’sLife Lessons, and in book one, Pandora’sBox. On February 17th, his next edition in the saga will be released in, Hell’s Phoenix. Thank you for joining metoday, Micah.
Micah: Thanks for inviting me,Heather.
Heather: For those who haven’t read Pandora’s Box, book one in the Roadto Hell series, tell us something about yourself. Something we can onlydiscover between the pages.
Micah: Can’t give away too manyof my secrets or readers will miss all the surprises. *wicked grin* But I’m ofthe archangel variety.
Heather: *smiles and lowers voice to a sultry sound* Thatmakes you a bad boy angel, then?
Micah: *chuckles* Technicallyspeaking, yes. I don’t call myself an angel any more. I prefer to disassociatefrom heavenly society. Father and I aren’t exactly on speaking terms. *winks*
Heather: Some readers would say you’ve been cruel to yourwife, Madison. Would you say your actions are justified?
Micah: *nods* Yes. Everything I’ve done has been for heradvantage.
Heather: Mmhm…how can you justify violence?
Micah: How can I not when it’sfor her benefit? In my world, there is violence and then there is violence. I never tortured her, but onlyfrightened her. She was never in any real danger, even though she perceiveddifferently. All prophecies indicated aggression was necessary to push her toclaim her destiny. I’d be shirking my duty as her husband if I ignored thedivination. And Madison is fated to be too great to remain a weak mortal.
Heather: So would you say your actions toward her aremisunderstood?
Micah: I think I’m misjudged byhuman standards. I am thankfully not human. I’ve existed longer than the humanrace has lived. I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations. I do not processthe world as a mortal does because my timeframe is not limited as yours is.What is harsh through human eyes is very mild by even heavenly standards.Father destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire, turned Lot’s wife to salt justfor a peek of that destruction, allowed Job—a devoted subject—to suffer toprove himself loyal to God, and all of that afterHe killed many with the flood. *shakes head* Yet, you would judge myactions, call them appalling, when Father has proven time and again the crueltyHe can inflict. All of that from a supposedly loving creator. *scoffs* Unbelievable hypocrisy. What did Father’sactions acquire? I’ll tell you. Humans so frightened they worship him out offear. Where’s the freewill in that? *inhales deeply* My wife lives. She isstronger now than she has ever been, all thanks to my tactics. *swipes hisfingers through his chin-length hair* Torture is my specialty; I sip it as youmight fine wine, savoring and relishing the pain I inflict…because it spawns anew and better creation. Something Father would disapprove of. *intense stare,refusing to allow Heather to look away* If I’d wanted Madison tortured, shewouldn’t have survived my initial assault. No human could. I scared the hellout of her, yes. Not once did I enjoy it. What human hasn’t on occasion usedfear to engender compliance among those they love? If you mortals wish to paintme a monster, then feel free. I’ve been called worse. By my Father, no less. Ido what I do so that in another thousand years, Madison and I will still betogether, while all of you will be cold and long dead in your graves. Whenmortality isn’t terrifying you with your morally pretentious righteousness,then we’ll have a genuine debate on my actions, because until that time, noneof you can relate to my logic.
Heather:Right…*shifts in her chair* It sounds as if our *finger quote* misjudgment *endfinger quote* of you bothers you.
Micah: *smirks* I really don’tcare what you mortals think. All that concerns me is the safety of Madison andAmos.
Heather: How do your actions differ from God’s when you’reattempting to frighten her into submission? How is that freewill?
Micah: I will not punishMadison if she chooses a different purpose from mine.
Heather: You will not like it.
Micah: Not even a little.
Heather: You mentioned that God forces worship throughfear…haven’t your actions created fear in Madison?
Micah: *snorts* Trust me, shedoes not fear me. It is I who lives in fear of her discovering how much shemeans to me how, much she couldmanipulate me. *tenseness leaves hisshoulders and his face softens* Madison means everything to me. As corny as itsounds, she is my world. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for her.
Heather: You love your wife?
Micah: Very much.
Heather: There would be some—Madison included—that don’tbelieve you truly love her, but think you are manipulating her for your owngain. What would you forfeit for her to prove your love?
Micah: That would be a privatematter for Madison and me to discuss.
Heather: Would you ever consider giving up your kingdom forher?
Micah: *a tiny flinch ofsurprise* Again that would be a private matter between Madison and me.
Heather: It’s easy to say “I love you”. Actions speak louderthan words. Witnessing your attacks toward her in the Road to Hell series, I would say you’re love for her isn’tdemonstrated as much as you’d like. If you could do one thing to show your loveto Madison, how would you go about it?
Micah: Persistent littlemortal, aren’t you? *leans forward in his chair, eyes glowing* How about wealter this line of questioning and move along before I’m forced to move youalong…*flashes a dark grin as he chucks her chin*
Heather: *swallows and jerks away from Micah* Do—ah…*peers atnotes* How will you…ah…react if Madison chooses Phoenix over you?
Micah: *relaxes into his chairand stretches his legs out in front of him* I’m convinced she won’t. But whatif she does? I can see that question burning in your eyes. *tsks at her* I’ll play along. If she does, what is sixty years waitingfor him to die when I have eternity on my side? It’s a blink in time. I wouldwait for her to discover herself, because her attraction to me is too great forher to deny me for long. She will eventuallybe mine once again.
Heather:If you could tell Madison anything, what would it be?
Micah: Embrace what you are, not for me, but for you and forAmos, because nothing can stop the ride you’re on.
Heather:Will you tell folks who Amos is, please?
Micah: The greatest kid ever, who just happens to be my sonwith Madison. He’s got a lot of natural talent and charm, just like his Daddy.*winks*
Heather:Well, that looks like all the time we have today. Micah, thanks so much fortaking the time out of your busy schedule to join us.
Micah: *inclines his head*
Heather:Is there anything you’d like to say to my readers?
Micah: Rememberthere are always two sides to a story. One version is not always the truth.
Ihope you enjoyed getting inside the head of Micah from the Road to Hell series. Youcan read the first three chapters of Pandora’s Box and Hell’sPhoenix, on my blog at:
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Thanksfor having Micah with you today, Heather!
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Where does the road to Hell begin?
What happens when your son turns homicidalovernight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fearor fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful ofa God she doesn’t believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world shedidn’t know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonicconnections.
With good intentions? Or by demonic design?
Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s lifein a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for herjaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrificesto come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifacetedparanormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprintfate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forcesmanipulating them. Even with Phoenix’s aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonicdesign prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?
In a small, sleepy Alabamatown the battle for mankind’s liberty has begun…
Hell’s Phoenix Blurb:
Hell’sbecome more than just a playground for the wicked…
Going to Hell was supposed to save Madison, but knowing she’sdead because of his failure leaves Nix with only one thing to live for. Revenge. With Micah’s help he learns touse his Messianic power. Anything for Mads has become his mantra, even if itmeans killing innocents to gather the power he needs to succeed. A tsunami heunleashes on a Gulf Coast city is stopped with magical interference, and Nix ismore than surprised to feel Madison in the opposing magic. Can he and Micah seta 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 tosave 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 leavingher 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 husbandoutlined for her. While in Hell, she discovers denying the emergence of hersuccubus is futile, which means getting Nix out of Hell after embracing herinner demon just became a very real dilemma…
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