Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

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by Gracen Miller

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NOTE: This book was previously published and all rights reverted to me. It's received a new cover, four new chapters have been added, and the book has been re-edited, but it is ultimately the same book that was published in August 2011.


Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal


NOTE: This book was previously published and all rights reverted to me. It's received a new cover, four new chapters have been added, and the book has been re-edited, but it is ultimately the same book that was published in August 2011.


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...

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Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a "normal" person in southern society. When not writing, she's a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She's addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football 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.

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Pandora's Box 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
andie88 More than 1 year ago
A DEFINITE MUST READ!! DEMONS...ACTIONS...PASSION...EMOTIONS... Prepare yourself for a story that pulls you in and does not let go until the last page is turned... maybe not even then... There wasn't one thing about Pandora's Box that I did not love (Okay well, maybe that that My bad boy wasn't in it as much as I wanted, but that's my personal problem...). I love the story, because it's very well written, action packed, mysterious and compelling. There is a kick-ass Heroine with strong will and she's also strong emotionally. She doesn't give up on her son, not even when he's trying to kill her (which is sooo adorable!!). We also get Phoenix 'Nix', a stubborn, sarky, funny and a REAL womanizer, emotional(ya who thought???) wicked, HOT (Sorry Micah, but he is Hot!) demon hunter Hero and we get The HAWT, naughty, BAD King of Hell!! The side characters are also memorable. Amos, Madison's son had changed a LOT along with the story. At the beginning I didn't like him, immediately reminded me of chucky, BUT as he and his actions changed, I got to love him. His qoutes sometimes are really funny and at another times they're full of love. Zen, my genie (well, He is not a real genie genie, but Me and Madison love to tease him with that...) wasn't too much in this book (we'll get more of him in the next two), but still loveable. He's different. He reminded me of Qui-Gon Jinn only with no social skills at all and some surrunding aura that let you know he is lethal. Which made him interesting and i crave for to get to know him better. I'm sure it's a big challenge. Are You wondering why Pandora's Box is the title? I was wondering about it too.. a LOT! it was a nice touch!! But now i tell you... You'll find out, when you read the book, and I highly recommend you to do it!! Did I mentioned that this book is frickin' AMAZING???
MoonFyre More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read.  I couldn't put it down.
KBMiller More than 1 year ago
5 Triple Goddess Moons I am in love with this series!!! I am normally a YA reader, but Phoenix or "Nix" is my new G~O~D!! The characters are all well-thought out, the plot has amazing and steamy twists and turns and to be totally blunt... I want to open Pandora's Box AGAIN! I absolutely loved the easy writing style. I was drawn into the story with page one and didn't put down my kindle except to grab a shower. I even read while I typed on Facebook! That's when you KNOW it's a great book! I will totally be reading more adult paranormal, and anything written by Gracen Miller!
NelyCab More than 1 year ago
Demons, fallen angels, succubus and adrenaline rushes, oh my! Gracen Miller delivers a phenomenal tale courage and of the sacrifice that a mother must endure for her only son. In a small Alabama town, Madison Wescott is struggling to raise her son, Amos, alone. Her fight isn't just about bringing up a good southern boy. It's about keeping her five-year old son from slaughtering her like the many neighborhood pets that she's already buried in her backyard. Desperate to find a cure for Amos' sudden behavioral change, she seeks out the help of a psychic and her family, the Birminghams. Phoenix Birmingham and his uncle arrive at Madison's door just as one of Amos' sudden attempts to kill his mother is in effect. As Amos' fiery eyes glow with murderous intent, Phoenix realizes that he and his family are in for a long ride on the "Road to Hell". Will it be Evil that claims victory this time around? Pandora's Box is a fast-paced and unpredictable work of art. Miller paints the story with the finesse of a renaissance artist's brush and the boldness of a warrior's deadly strike. This book will leave you scorching in anticipation for the next installment in the "Road to Hell" Series. -Nely Cab, Author of Creatura
Casper131979 More than 1 year ago
I had heard from so many of my book friends that I needed to read this book. That I will get hooked from page 1 and love the ride it takes me on. Let me say they all were so right!! I had read Madison’s Life Lessons first it’s a prequel to PB. Not realizing it went to this book and fell in love with the characters. Although you don’t have to read it I suggest you do so you understand the growth with Madison. Madison is sweet, strong, and an excellent mother. She would die to protect her son. She gets thrown into a world she never knew existed and has to learn fast how to play by their rules. She gets help along the way from Nix who is strong and so sexy. The chemistry between them is HOT and STEAMY! While trying to save her son Amos who is down right scary at the beginning of the book but makes a turn around and becomes very protective of his momma. Her husband Micah comes back into her life. He is the bad boy you love to hate. Micah doesn’t make things easy for Madison but through it all she fights with a love so fierce you will regret messing with her son. Get ready for a non stop ride that will have you turning the pages and staying up all night to see what happens next. Gracen has started off her Road to Hell series with a bang and she has no plans of stopping. This is a must buy. I give it 5/5 stars but I so wish I could give it more.
Mandi_Browning More than 1 year ago
Pandora’s Box is the first book in The Road to Hell series by Gracen Miller. Madison Wescott has been raising her son, Amos, alone since her husband, Micah, walked out on them two years ago. Since then her son has been exhibiting some very strange behavior. She’s terrified for him and willing to do anything to help him, even if it frequently puts her life in danger. Help comes in the swoon inducingly sexy package that is Phoenix Birmingham. Reassured that she is neither insane nor alone, Madison starts to learn just how far from normal her life has become. Spanning several years, Pandora’s Box is a suspense filled ride that will rocket you down The Road to Hell at breakneck speed. I loved this book. 5/5 stars. Gracen Miller builds the suspense and intrigue so well in this book. This was the first work of hers I read and I was blown away. Her descriptions pulled me into the story and made everything feel more realistic to me. Her characters are well rounded, embracing their flaws and flourishing. The tension between Madison and Phoenix was amazing! The littlest things were made into events that both would remember for years, just because the other was involved. When Micah returns, things get complicated and Madison is forced to make some hard decisions. Amos’ transformation and subsequent skills just highlight the strength of Madison and what she is willing to do for her son. Gracen also included a new twist on some old mythology and created all new things as well. I was pulled into this book from page one and I had a very hard time putting it down to sleep. I highly recommend Pandora’s Box to any fans of demonic and angelic tales with a dark adult twist.
Jaidis More than 1 year ago
Pandora's Box by Gracen Miller is a steamy read from start to finish! Being the first book in The Road to Hell Series, we are introduced to Madison Wescott. Within minutes of reading we realize that something isn't right in her house as her young son is a normal, happy child one minute and slicing up the neighbor pets the next. Knowing that no doctors can help her, she exhausts herself with not only trying to stop her son's evil tantrums but to save his life as well. As a last resort she seeks advice from a psychic who reassured her that help is on the way. The help comes in the form of Phoenix Birmingham and his family. Specializing in demonic possession, the Birmingham clan has never been up against anything like what they witness when they arrive at Madison's house. The chemistry between Phoenix and Madison is instant but Madison can't focus on anything other than saving her son and Phoenix is unable to take advantage of her. But that won't stop Phoenix doing whatever he has to do to save Madison - even if that means risking his soul. I was instantly drawn into this story and finished it in one sitting. Madison is a character that you instantly feel for because of everything that she is experiencing with her son. She is a strong character that is determined to do what must be done and so she adapts. Phoenix is a steamy character that will capture the reader's heart. He has always been a ladies man and thinks that no woman will change him but knows the Madison is different. Together Madison and Phoenix are the perfect match for each other even if they won't always admit it to themselves. I can't wait to read book two in this series, Hell's Phoenix. This book does contain adult content and should only be read by mature readers 18+.
Lindsey1 More than 1 year ago
Gracen Miller brought her “Road to Hell” Series in with a bang! Madison has quite a predicament on her hands when her 5 year old son Amos starts killing not only their animals, but also the neighbors. He even goes as far as attacking her. How could her son be a typical little boy one day and then pure evil the next? Let me tell you this kid gives a new meaning to cringe worthy. Madison isn't about to give up on her little boy though and after numerous try's for help, she finally gets Georgie, who sends in the cavalry via the Birminghams. Phoenix, also known as Nix, is an infamous man whore to his family who develops a mutual attraction with Madison. Uncharacteristic of his reputation, Nix finds he respects Madison too much to “hit it and quit it” while Madison finds out not only is she currently married to the king of hell but part demon as well. This story was insane! I loved it from beginning to the end. As I stated, Amos in the beginning was cringe worthy, but you root for Mads as she tries to help her son. Eventually Amos chooses the good side over the evil. Mads is beautiful, and reserved, but soon her inner kick-ass appears with a side of sass. I fell in love with the whole Birmingham family with all their sarcastic, Sherlock abilities. Micah, who is Mr. “King of Hell” himself, made me want to cringe at times, but then there would be an instance that I would think I could see a soft side to him, but only a smidgen, like at the end. Nix and Mads had me growling from time to time just because I knew how much they were meant to be, but were fighting it, except in an all important moment before a trip to hell. There you see what they may be like in bed. The ending had me at the edge of my seat in anticipation to see what is going to happen next. I have to say I loved this book. When you’re waiting for a book for so long, you always wonder if you will love it or if it wasn't worth the wait. This was sooooooo worth the wait until I had it in my hand. All in all, Gracen Miller took us for one Hell of a ride and I’m sure it’s only the beginning... So strap in and hang on, because you’re in for an adventure to Hell itself...Are you ready to SIN?
JacquieMT More than 1 year ago
Pandora's Box kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more and more. Madison is a mother whose son has turned violent after the man she loved walked out of their life no where to be found. She has tried everything possible to get her son help. She finds a group that help her and in the process finds herself falling in love with one of the men there to protect her and that he does. This supernatural story is addicting. You just want to root for the good guy and you can feel the love Madison has for her son. Very good story.
madsheepreading More than 1 year ago
This book follows Madison through the new beginnings of her life, by deciding to marry Micah her world is turned upside down, then with the birth of her son everything changes for Madison. Everything seems to be going well when Micah heads off to work and does not return, on reporting him missing Madison's whole world is turned up side down by what she discovers about her husband. Awhile after Micah leaves her son starts to act really strange and theres nothing the doctors can do for him. On visiting everyone that she can find eventually a group of demon hunters arrives to help her, and the start of a new journey and what her husband has planned for her all starts to reveal itself. I loved this book following the relationship between Madison and Micah is engaging and captivating, leaving you thinking everything is going to go as planned, then with a twist of the storyline everything changes. I love Madison's character and tenaciousness always growing and learning, and i found that i loved growing and leaning with her especially emotionally. I loved Nix and everything he stands for, always trying to help but never knowing if he is going to be able to deal with all the problems going on, but still trying to live life to the full. I loved the whole story line getting immersed in Madison's world following everything she goes through both emotionally and physically. Gracen has done a wonderful job with this the first book in the series bringing to life everything and everyone encouraging readers to follow along with the world she is creating. I cant wait for the next book in the series to see how everything pans out and who Madison will meet next. All credit to Gracen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gracen Miller¿s, Pandora¿s Box, has quickly elevated her to one of my favorite authors for this year! The world she creates for her readers is intense and fascinating. This story is filled with action and attention grabbing sequences with a multitude of characters that are so well written, you can actually feel the changes in them as they progress throughout the story. Madison is the fiery and intelligent mother of Amos, a seemingly ordinary 5 year old who suddenly starts to act frighteningly out of character. Madison seeks help from anyone and everyone in a quest to help her son, even turning to the world of the supernatural when the medical community fails to find answers to Amos¿s strange behavior. By way of an acquaintance, Madison is introduced to a group of Sherloks (supernatural hunters), in hopes they might have the answers, only to find that the fate of her son and maybe the fate of the world, truly rests in her hands. Madison makes for the perfect heroin as she fights her and her sons destiny. Pheonix is the steamy and charismatic Sherlock, who grabs Madison¿s attention from the moment he step through her doorway. Together, these two burn up the pages with their intensive and sexy draw to one another. The handsome and devilishly evil Micha makes for the ultimate bad guy while maintaining a perfect balance of cunning and charm. What an amazingly epic and creative bit of writing that just flows and keeps you interested from the beginning, to leave you with one heck of a cliff hanger! This 747 page book is definitely a keeper and I can¿t wait to read the second installment in this series!
ZoeySweete More than 1 year ago
Gracen Miller is an awesome author and this series is absolutely kick ass!!!! It is on my must read list!!!
brandyzbooks More than 1 year ago
"I want MORE!!!" was the first thing I thought when I finished this book. Gracen Miller's book leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat and keeps you asking for more more more!!! It is non-stop action from beginning to end and has very surprising twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. The main heroine and hero, Madison and Pheonix, are the perfect characters. They are funny, snarky and sexy. They come from two different worlds but then their worlds collide in some very interesting ways. You can really feel what the characters are feeling and its like you are in the book with them, seeing what they are seeing and experiencing what they are experiencing. You can't help but want more. I love paranormal books and it is very hard to find a good paranormal author. In my opinion Ms. Miller's book, Pandora's Box, has covered all the bases in a good suspenseful, action packed, romantic paranormal book. I am definatly looking forward to book two in this series and I can only hope that Gracen has many many many more stories to come in this series.
Crystal-Trent-Dotson More than 1 year ago
By: Gracen Miller Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson You won't be able to put it down until the end , it's an incredible book with so many unexpecting twists and turns. Between the demons , angels , genies , and succubus's , you'll find yourself following the Road To Hell with Madison Wescott , a young beauty with a five year old son, Amos , who begins to act out in unimaginable ways , after turning to everyone she could for some kind of an answer for his difficult behavior , she stumbles on a pschics number that promises to send her help, she keeps good on her word and sends a crew of Sherlocks , which is a network of people that hunt supernatural creatures , one of the guys in the crew is Phoenix Birmingham, A Gorgeous flirt who soon finds himself wanting Madison more and more , but he is caught in the fight between Madison and Micah , who wants to make Madison the Queen of All Nations , after Madison is given Pandora's Box she has to learn how to control it's deadly and strong power. Madison soon decides she isn't going to stand by and see any of her new friends be harmed , so she takes Amos and takes off on a life changing adventure , finding a genie , learning the truth about herself and her ex-husband , and the hellish deal her mother made for her is just the begining of Madisons journey on The Road To Hell .
LovesAllThingsBooks More than 1 year ago
OMG! I am totally in LOVE with this book! Gracen has some MAD writing skills. Amos was creepy at first but totally turned into a kid I love like my own...not often I say that about a character in a book. Nix & Mads to word them...AWESOME. I don't think I've felt so deeply about any couple in my life. I quite literally yelled at some of the characters, and cried with them.
Lindsey_Kirk More than 1 year ago
Madison answered. "I said, 'The Queen thinks the King's a pu**y for sending her to retrieve me. I dare him to catch me if he can.'" And that quote would be just one of the many reasons that Madison Wescott is one of the best heroines every written. It is not just the fact that Gracen developed her and totally and fully evolved her through the course of the book. It is the fact that she is not a lay down and takes it kind of girl. She rivals some of the most popular mainstream heroines in literature out there. At first I have to admit I had a huge issue with Madison, she wasn't warning up to me and I was worried that the book would fall short because of my dislike of her. Well, I really should have known better than that. I felt the same way about Mac Lane in the first Fever Series books, and then what happens? I have a woman crush on Mac by the end of the series. Well, you have competition Mac because I'm opening the door for Madison to take your place. The story was more of an evolution, rather than a flow. There were some slow bits, and mostly those were the bits where Nix wasn't involved. Yes, I confess, where I thought he was highly immature at first I found myself needing him in every chapter or a got a bit antsy. Gracen managed to tug at every single emotional string that she could with this book. I never missed Micah, I wasn't 'into him' which sort of shocks me because for the most part I usually fall for the bad boys. However, he pushes it for me one too many times. Granted, evil is evil, and only knows evil. Still, at the end there, when it is at the risk of Madison's life, he falls on my bad list and I am fully siding with Nix. However, Nix pushes it with me too. I found myself so at odds with his man-whoring side. But don't get me wrong, without him living his life, the book and story wouldn't have been 'real', he had to cope, and that is how Nix copes. He because a stable character for me, and by the end, I think I was crying through the last several chapters of the book. The moment the 'deal' was made, I knew that everything was about to change and I was sobbing. Oh, yes, I was sobbing. The book has epic written all over it, and if you want me to me honest, I started out this year with stating that nothing and I mean NOTHING would top the final book in the fever series. Well, Pandora's Box just knocked it off. I am officially ruined, I believe. I can't get the story out of my head; I can't stop thinking about what is next. It didn't help that a new character was introduced at the very end. And let me tell you I wanted to hate Alessa so bad. She was smug, cocky, and called herself Nix's 'girl' too and I wanted to demon shock her for Madison. However, if Madison can look past it and be adult about it despite her hurt at knowing the past Nix and Alessa hold. I can laugh at the smart mouth on Alessa. I mean come on; you totally need some humor if you are willingly going to go to hell. My God the last few lines of the book are totally brilliant! Madison believed she'd try. "We have bigger problems than your behavior. I only know of one way to get a living person into Hell with any hope of coming out alive." "How?" "You won't like it," Madison said. Alessa shrugged. "You'll have to sell me your soul." TO BE CONTINUED
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I teally enjoyed reading this novel very much so. ShelleyMA
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Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read a book and you just want to shake the character by the shoulders and tell her to wake up? Yeah, well, Mads is that character. She has left me so "OMG girl!" that I wanted to start the next book right away. I just love Gracen's work and would follow her to the ends of the Earth to read her work. Oh wait.....she has me journeying into to hell. ;~) 
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A_Wimer More than 1 year ago
When I began reading this book, I planned on reading for a little while and then doing some other stuff that I needed to get done. I did not put this book down until I was at the very end. Once you start reading there is no stopping! Grace has created a very exciting and ethralling story! I totally fell in love with the characters, yelled at them, and cried with them. There is nothing left for me to do now but to go buy the sequel! Great job Gracen!!! Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save your money.