Saturday, June 13, 2015

Royal Partnerships by: Gracen Miller w/ Guest Post

Title: Royal Partnerships
Author: Gracen Miller
Series: Road to Hell (Book 4)
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/"Horromance" (because it's a mix of horror and romance)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 11 2015
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
It’s good to be the Queen…
Having ascended the throne of Hell, Madison Wescott is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. Though she has embraced her demonic nature, she has ensured the safety of everyone she loves. With both Micah and Nix at her side, she wields more power than she could have ever imagined.
But not even the throne is safe when you rule in Hell.
In the wake of a failed assassination attempt, Madison learns about a realm of the damned older than Hell itself. A fierce and powerful incubus vows to escape his imprisonment there — and his efforts are weakening the bonds that hold him and countless other monsters at bay. With no plan and nowhere else to turn, Madison contacts an unlikely source for help. But whose side is he really on? Will he help preserve her reign, or bring about Hell’s downfall?

Choose your partnerships carefully…

Accented voice, his lilt flowed over her like rich wine, flavorful, intoxicating, and promised sinful delights. “I am Aramayis. I governor this realm. You may swear fealty to me now.”
She would swear fealty to no one. Not Hell like Micah wanted and damn sure not this unknown creature. “You’re an incubus.”
“You are a succubus.” He trailed his fingers along her cheek, and Madison made no effort to stop his forwardness. “Although, not very powerful. Pity. You will need power to survive our world.” He circled her. “Maybe you can persuade me to protect you.”
As if I’d stoop that low!
“You have fantastic lines, great breasts”—he met her eyes briefly as he continued to prowl about her—“hips a man can grip to anchor himself between your thighs.” He stopped behind her, his breath puffing against the back of her ear, much too close for her peace of mind. She also recognized it as a tactical move to dominate her. “And a fantastic ass.” His fingers slid through her hair and down her spine
She turned to face him just as his hand would’ve landed on her ass.
He smiled, devastating her for a heartbeat with his beauty. I want to fuck him. I need to—the asshole is mind-fucking me with his mojo.
The stretch of his power scared her a little. She couldn’t enthrall without touch. That he could alarmed her.
Madison laughed. “You’re good. I almost wanted to screw you for a moment.”
A smug tilt hit one corner of his lips. Classy. Real classy. He bragged without saying a word. That took talent, not to mention big-fucking balls.
“That is why I govern this realm.” Aramayis swept his hand to indicate the cavern at large.
He is much too arrogant.
Agreed, said her inner demon. Time to bring him down a notch…or ten. Usha giggled like she’d enjoy his fall from the pedestal he’d placed himself upon.
Madison lifted her hand and sifted her fingers through his hair. Cool tresses heated her fingertips. Everything about him must be designed to emit pheromones because she could feel them leeching into her flesh through his hair. Humanity would never be able to withstand his alluring vibe.
“Can you tone down your incubus elixir?”
“If I want.” He watched her, his gaze calculated, and his mouth turned into an eternal smirk. “I rarely want.” Double innuendo there, she bet.
“I’m Lynx.” His smile fell as his unnamed companions put some distance between them. At least they recognized her deadliness. “I also own the power of Pandora.”

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2 Self-publishing resources every indie author should use.

Ever heard the saying, “It takes money to make money?” The saying is true even as an indie author. I truly believe you get out of your publishing career what you put into it, but I’m also sure there are exceptions to even this rule.

Number 1 on my list isn’t going to win many authors over, but every indie writer should hire an editor. The primary reason I’ve heard other indie authors use for not employing an editor is they’re too expensive. But in truth all I really hear is excuses, excuses, and more excuses (or in today’s terminology, blah, blah, and more blah). Editor prices are not all equal. Sure you can spend thousands on an editor, but good editors can also be had for a whole lot less. In my opinion, authors owe it to their readers to give them the very best product they can provide them. Not using an editor is doing your job half-assed (pardon the language) and your readers deserve better. They deserve quality. At least the best quality you can afford and every editor I’ve ever worked with usually will take payment options. If you can’t afford quality, then don’t ask readers to spend their hard earned money on crap. I cannot edit my own books, neither am I so wise or egotistical to believe I’m amazing enough to ditch an editor. My first draft of a book is crap! On a similar note…if an author doesn’t know what it means to change point of view in the middle of a paragraph, or the difference between “you’re/your” or even “their/there/they’re”, then do your readers a favor and for Christ’s sake hire an editor because you’re giving all us indie authors a bad name with your poorly written/edited books! I should note that I’ve also seen some really bad edit jobs come out of the Big NY house publishers…so not only are not all editors equal in pricing, but they’re not equally good at their job either.

The second important resource is crafting great cover art. Cover art is the first thing a reader sees. It’s like the packaging, or the paint job on a car…it is important! Think about all the things you pick up and look at just because of the package. Or ponder how many times you’ve read the blurb of a book simply because the cover art caught your eye. A reader may not buy a book just because of the cover, but if they like the cover, they’re more likely to pick up your book and read the blurb. If they never read the blurb, then the chances of making a sale drops. Cover art is important. Like with editors, you can spend as much as you want, or as little as $50. I have covers that I’ve spent $300 on, but readers still prefer some of my $50 covers better. Good cover art isn’t that hard to come by.

Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/lacrosse/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband of over twenty years. She has an unusual relationship with her muse, Dom, but credits all her creative success to his brilliant mind. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football, and coffee...addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and when blending coffee and writing together it generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs and Dom’s aggressive demands. Gracen writes in multiple genres—paranormal romance, paranormal erotic romance, and contemporary romance. To learn more about Gracen or to leave her a comment, visit her website at

Road to Hell Series
(Must Be Read In Order)
Genesis Queen (3)
Royal Partnerships (4) June 2015

Hot Wired
(Can Be Read As Stand Alones and Out of Order)
Bama Girl Blues (3) Coming Soon

Stand Alones
Elfin Blood Coming Soon

Gracen’s Book in the 1Night Stand Serial
Fairy Casanova  Book 7

"First 3 Books in the Road to Hell Series by Gracen Miller are On SALE for a $1 each Until June 22 to celebrate the Release of Royal Partnerships"