Wednesday, June 20, 2012


 

Welcome to my stop on The Road To Hell

Madison's Life Lessons

Fate can mark one early for a particular future.
 
    Madison Wescott’s life is Hell on earth. Her father, a Baptist Preacher, convinces her she’s morally corrupt when men notice her blooming beauty. She strives to be unnoticeable, but nothing satisfies her condemning parents.

And sometimes fate has nothing to do with one’s potential.

    Temptation rears its head when Micah Dominus visits her father’s church on Christmas morning, but she is unprepared for her physical reaction to him. Frightened by her own emotions, she is grateful she’ll never see him again. But when he shows up again at a friend’s funeral, and at other times in her life, she’s swayed by his charisma. Micah becomes her white knight through the good and bad, but can they create the perfect life together? Or has she just located the beginning of the Road to Hell?

Supernatural forces more powerful than fate can claim one’s destiny…

Pandora's Box

 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...

Hell's Phoenix

     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…


About the author

    She's a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a "normal" person in southern society.  When not writing, She is a full-time karate/football/guitar mom for her two very active sons. She's also a devoted wife to my real-life hero-husband of almost 19 years.  She's addicted to writing, reading paranormal romance novels and watching movies, Alabama football (college football...the SEC rocks!!) and coffee...addictions are not necessarily in order of priority.  She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger.  Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. 
    I copied all of that I copied off of her website so I'd also like to add that she is an amazing woman with a great sense of humor and I'm proud to be one of her Hellhounds.

My reviews
Madison's Life Lessons:
     I consider Madison's Life Lesson's a 1.5 book because I  read Pandora's Box before it and I'm glad I did. When I read PB I got to know the characters for who they are but when I read Madison's Life Lessons I understood  why they are who are. This book takes you bake to the beginning and let's you see Madison as a young girl falling in love.  And not to play devil's advocate but it shows a side to Micah that I needed to see to understand and (*winks at Gracen) really know that he really loves Madison in his own way. I enjoyed this book so much because so many times i've read a series and thought to myself "I wish I could go back and see how it got to here" and with the Road to Hell series this book made the characters more real to me and more apart of the passion in me that loves to read. And because of that The Road to Hell series is one of my all time favorites.

Pandora's Box:
  I was so excited when Pandora's box came out I couldn't wait to read it. Gracen Miller is an awesome author and she did not disappoint this book is AMAZING!! It is so refreshing to read an original story line and Gracen has created such wonderful depth to her characters it's impossible not to relate to Madison and just how far a mother will go to protect her child. With a vicious twist on the concept of a love triangle and some amazingly surprising plot twists not to mention the super sexy Nix *wink* I couldn't put this book down. I DVR'd all my shows (including Bones which I never do), my kids had to fend for themselves for dinner and I was up WAY passed my bed time. Pandrora's Box was worth every minute of my time! When i finished the book I went strait to Amazon and bought Madison's life lessons which I also didn't put down until I read the whole book. Needless to say I was anxiously waiting for Hell's Phoenix (which I am sure will be even more amazing than i can imagine)to come out. 

 Hell's Phoenix:
 I was so excited to receive my ARC of Hell's Phoenix and as soon as it was down loaded I started reading.  I didn't put it down until i was done. My eyes were so hung over from reading the book on my computer i had to take a break from reading for a couple of days but it was worth it! This book was so amazing and the characters were so much more in depth and defined than they were in Pandora's Box that I felt I knew them on a deep and personal level. Bravo Gracen, you topped a great book with an even better one and raising my excitement so high for the third book! I'm going to be pulling my hair out to get my hands on it.
   With that said let me tell you how this book made me feel. I've never been turned on by a blood bath before but the one in this book made me need a glass of ice water it was so hot. *winks at Gracen* There is alot of steamy scenes in this book and I know alot of hell hounds out there that are going to be very pleased with Madison's trip to hell. But I'm a Nix girl and just as Gracen warned me I was pissed off at him through at least a third of the book. I don't like it when my "bad boy" with the beautiful soul goes all soulless sociopath, lol, but it was cleverly written so that no matter how bad you think things could get there's always a way back to redemption. In the end I forgive him and love him more then ever.
   I really loved getting to know Zen alot more than I did before. He is one of my favorite characters and the more I know about him the more I love him. I also love his relationship with Mads and especially with Amos.  I think he is what will ultimately keep Amos grounded as he comes fully into his powers (that's just my guess). I was very intrigued by a couple of new characters introduced in this book and can't wait to  see more of them in book number three.
   Just like Pandora's Box, Hell's Phoenix left me hungry for more and chomping at the bit for the next dose of these addicting books. I just can't wait to see where Gracen will be taking us next on our road to hell.




Where to find more info

I really hope you enjoyed my stop along the Road to Hell
Here are the other stops on your Road to Hell:

June 12  Bitten by Love Book Reviews
June 13 Paranormal Reads 
June 14 Secret Sanctuary of Books 
June 15 Forbidden Book Reviews  
June 16 Kristina's Books and More 
June 17 One More Chapter  
June 18 Starry Night Book Reviews  
June 19 Delphina Reads Too Much   
June 20 Terri's Book Addiction 
June 21 Mad Sheep Reading  
June 22 Paranormal Book Club   
June 23 Intoxicated By Books    
June 24 United by Books  
June 25 The Cover by Brittany  
June 26 TSK TSK What to Read 


And.....There's a GIVEAWAY to go along with this tour...

Some great prizes to be won and all you have to do is follow the guidelines in the rafflecopter below and be entered for a chance!



Here is a list of the prizes:

GRAND PRIZE:
autographed copies of Madison's Life Lessons & Pandora's Box
Road to Hell t-shirt
Road to Hell swag
Road to Hell bracelet and bookmark (made by Sezzy Sparkles)

2nd prize:
Road to Hell t-shirt
Road to Hell swag
Road to Hell bracelet and bookmark (made by Sezzy Sparkles)

3rd prize:
Road to Hell swag
Road to Hell bracelet and bookmark (made by Sezzy Sparkles)

Gracen's Prize Pack


Hell's Phoenix T-shirt (L or XL)
Road to Hell series baseball cap
Road to Hell series Window Cling
Gracen Miller's Hellhound pin
Gracen Miller pen
Gracen Miller's Hellhound Rubber Bracelet
Skull Ring (in your size and your choice of colored skull to be arranged 
between you and Gracen)

 I am also giving away (via random.com) a pair of skull and cross-bone stud earrings
 to one lucky commenter.make sure you leave your email address so I  
can notify you if you win. GOOD LUCK! 

 
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10 comments:

  1. Terri - as always, love your reviews!!! :) I am huge fan of this series as well and can't wait for GQ!

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  2. a wonderful serise i a big fan
    tattooedchick1976@gmail.com

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  3. Awesome I cant wait to read these books and Thanks for the added goody my email is crystalc23@yahoo.com

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  4. This is just such an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!! =) I hope I get a chance to read the books!!!

    Valerie Long
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  5. Love being on "The Rioad to Hell"! ;-) Can't wait for "Genesis Queen"!

    Kelly Fine
    kellyf@nctv.com

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  6. Love gracen's books. Love nix and sen. Can't wait for genesis queen. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Christinebails@yahoo.com

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  7. Hell Hounds ROCK!!! I love Gracen and her books :) *I'm rooting for you Nix* Thank you for the added bonus giveaway!!!
    sandersknc@yahoo.com

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  8. Terri your reviews are amazing, the best I've read in a long time. I love it when I see a new post on your blog. These books look amazing. Thanks for the little added giveaway.

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    1. Ahhh thanks mossdinuba that's so sweet <3

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