Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pandora's Box by Gracen Miller




Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight, killing the family cat before gutting the family dog? 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 demonic world she didn't know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions?

Madison had it all…or thought she did. A husband she adored and a son that brought joy to her life. Then one morning her husband kissed her goodbye, headed off to work and disappeared. Life turned upside down, Madison grows desperate and despondent to help her bloodthirsty son after numerous attempts have failed. Only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them.

Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham breaches her 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. Even with Phoenix's aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail and they pay the crucial price with their souls?



Where you can find more information about the book and author:
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12394732-pandora-s-box
Gracen Miller (author):  http://www.gracenmiller.com/ 
                                    http://www.madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com



Shelley's Review:


To say that I LOVED this book would be an understatement. It's written so beautifully with such emotion and intensity that you almost forget it's fiction. Gracen has created a place so dark and delicious, you never want to leave...even when it's scares the HELL out of you. And it will.
I became completely immersed in Madison's world. Such dramatic twists and turns and an amazing cast of characters. All intriguing and charming in their own way. Madison evolves, frighteningly so, in order to save her son, those she's come to love and the world she's vowed to protect along with Nix. Her son Amos, is an amazing creature, you're just not too sure about. But that doesn't change Madison's love for him, or his for her. Their love for each other is fierce and protective. It drives Madison to extremes.
As for Daddy...I had already fallen for Micah in Madison's Life Lessons. After learning of his true nature and many of his dirty deeds, to say I fell out of love with him would be...a LIE! He continues to entice, manipulate and capture my heart (and soul), again and again. What he'll do to keep his family has no limits or earthly bounds. Good or bad. That fact alone, makes him endearing and incredibly sexy. Did I say sexy? HELL yeah! He's easily one of the sexiest  men in fiction. And then some. He does though, have some pretty stiff competition in Nix.
I immediately fell for Phoenix Birmingham. His tough guy exterior and soft, but guarded heart, are easily seen through and his connection with Madison is hard to deny. And though his job requires it, he goes above and beyond for Madison and Amos. The dynamics shared with his family are comforting and entertaining. A strong foundation for someone who spends most of his life on the road, hunting demons.
I don't like to give anything away, so, I wont. But, there are other characters that are striking, surprising and add richness and depth and a little humor to the story. Each has an important part to play on this road to Hell. Gracen weaves her web with innate skill. Her scenes are so well crafted, she'll have you on a non-stop emotional rollercoaster and half scared out of your wits. But you won't want to walk away. You won't be able to. It's all too enthralling.
The ending was unexpected and brilliant. A glimpse into the magical, maniacal inner workings of the mind of Gracen Miller and her Muse. Taunt, taunt and tease. Beautiful, endless torture. I'm more than anxious to get my hands on Hell's Phoenix. The wait is literally killing me.
I can't imagine what Gracen has hidden up her writing sleeve (she's much more twisted than me), but I'll follow her and Madison to Hell to find out.




Kathryn's Review: 
Well, this book is a knock your socks off, blow the roof off the house, so freaking good kind of book!!


I started reading Madison's Life Lessons on Gracen's blog and instantly I was hooked. Then Pandora's Box came out and I eagerly bought it and when I started that first page, it plagued my every thought...
I was so engrossed in what was going to happen to Madison in this book. It is fast paced with lots of action, and STEAMY men!! When I read the blog with Madison's Life Lessons, I originally thought I would like Micah...Well, let me say that my opinion has changed and thank you for introducing me to Nix Birmingham.
I don't want to give spoilers and I am doing everything I can right now just to dance around one of the best damn books I have read in a while...!!!
Gracen Miller has definitely added spice and intrigue in to a genre that can somewhat be monotonous with the same story lines about demons, angels, succubi, and other paranormal creatures. This book grabs you on the first page and never lets go. I got to the last page and it said TO BE CONTINUED and I wanted to scream because of the turmoil I am leaving myself in...UGH!!
Ready for the next one...NOW!!
A DEFINITE MUST READ!!!!!  


WE BOTH GIVE


       = SCORCHER




OUR GIVEAWAY
Now...on to some more GREAT things....
For joining us today, we have 2 wonderful prizes to give away...and the best part about this giveaway is that all you have to do is comment below and leave us your email so that we may contact you.  If you do not leave your email, you won't be entered in the giveaway.
Our fabulous prizes consist of 1st place:  an ebook copy of Madison's Life Lessons, the prequel to Pandora's Box
and 2nd place receives:  Autographed swag by the fabulous author Gracen Miller.


The DEADLINE for the your entry in to the giveaway is by midnight this Friday January 13, 2012.


 

24 comments:

  1. You three made me cry over this blog post! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU sooooo much for your support of this series! You gals rock it hard and mean so much to me! I'm thankful I met each of you. As an added prize, if y'all want to give an e-book copy away of Pandora's Box, I'll supply the e-book.

    *Huggles the hell out of each of you*
    Gracen

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  2. Great reviews Ladies!!! I'm hooked! I love finding people who are as passionate as I am about books <3 Thank you for sharing!!

    xoxo
    stacey jo

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  3. Don't forget ladies we can't enter you into the give-a-way without your email address.

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  4. Gracen is one of my favorites and you did such an awesome jobs with your reviews!!! I already have both of Gracen's book and so, not entering the contest so someone else can have the chance to read the books and see how AWESOME they really are!! Just wanted to tell you girls how much I liked your review!

    Joella

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  5. Awesome reviews all around! Congrats Gracen, you deserve it :-)

    nia@cheznia.com

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  6. Yay! I love all things Gracen lol. I don't need to be entered I just stopped by to say Hi!

    ~Tich~

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  7. Mireille sent me over. Would love to be entered. Charlahinkle@hotmail.com

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  8. Gracen, I'm definitely hooked with this series!! Love, love, love!!!

    birder2009_1@yahoo.com

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  9. Thank You everyone who came out for our first day and please spread the word!! <3, Terri

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  10. I have been meaning to pick these books up! Can't wait to win them lol.
    Ckackarie@yahoo.com

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  11. Stacey Jo! We need your email addy! ;)
    Thanks so much, everyone! The support already has been AMAZING! We love our Hellhound sisters! Gracen, you brought tears to my eyes. Without you, we'd never have met. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!
    Good luck everyone entering! Don't worry, if you don't win this time, there will be other opportunities in the future!

    HAPPY READING!!! ~Shelley

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  12. Gracen,

    You know I love you and how much I love the boys. I won Gracen's book Madison's Life Lesson's.

    It so worth the read. When I started this book I couldn't put it down. Needless to say I sat up all night reading it.

    I love Micah, but I could kick his butt sometimes. Gracen you can tell him I said that, lol.

    I read a sample read of Pandora's box and I must say Nix is something else. That sample read just gave you a taste of whats to come in Pandors box. When it stopped after a few chapters I was like you gotta be kidding me. The tease! I wish everyone the best of luck and I wish everyone a blessed and successful 2012

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoodotcome.

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  13. I have been meaning to get this book ever since I heard of it!! I have heard great things and I really like the author. She's super nice and sweet!!

    Good luck everyone!!

    Rose_Mary_88@live.ca

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  14. @Teresa K, you will LOVE Pandora's Box and Gracen will see your comment here. She visits us often.
    @Rosemary, Gracen IS super nice and sweet!
    Good luck, ladies! And thanks for stopping by! ~Shelley

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  15. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, I love Gracen's books, I can't wait to read this one, it will be great I know.

    My email is: elmorulez2007@gmail.com

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  16. Oh, this sounds soooo good! I am looking forward to this!! Also, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    firewolf.dez@gmail.com

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  17. This is one series I've been interested in since hearing about it quite a few months ago. Reading your reviews makes me even more excited about it.

    erindanzer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thank you for taking the time to review, interview and do this giveaway :)

    brittanyrose40 AT yahoo DOT com

    PS...I have already received Madison's Life Lessons from Gracen in the Blog Tour de Troops, so if my name is chosen for that please give it to the next person :)

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  19. I love these books! I am not leaving my email because I have the ebook already and loved it so much that I am buying the print version, as well.

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  20. Wow! So great to see new names and faces here. And what generous fans Gracen has. Obviously, we're pretty big fans too. If you haven't already, pay Gracen Miller a visit on her facebook page, The Road to Hell series fan page and/or her blog, Madison's Road to Hell. Links above!
    Welcome and good luck, everyone!
    ~Shelley

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  21. DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....THE WINNERS ARE:
    Teresa K. the copy of Madison's Life Lessons
    mossdinuba@aol.com the Autographed swag
    and Charla and ecopy of Pandora's Box from Gracen Miller herself CONGRATS ladies i will be emailing you soon please answer ASAP

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  22. Teresa was the winner of Madison's life lessons however she already has it so i drew another name and the winner is Erin so congrats i'm emailing you now

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  23. well our winner of the ecopy of Pandora's box never got back to us so we chose a new winner so congrats Georgia i'm emailing you now.<3, Terri

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