Chatty with Phoenix and Madison
From the Road to Hell Series
By Gracen Miller
Autum: Today we have two guests…but not at the same time. Phoenix and Madison from the Road to Hell series are stopping by, and I think I see our first guest now. Hi, Phoenix, welcome. We’re really glad you were able to stop by today. If it’s okay we’d like to ask you a few questions?
Nix: Glad to be here, thanks for inviting me. Call me Nix, all my friends do. I’m an open book, sweetheart, so ask away.
Autum: First of all, where did you meet Madison? I always love to hear where people meet, was it romantic?
Nix: I wouldn’t call it romantic. Definitely not. *shakes head* My aunt—who is a psychic—received an accidental phone call from Mads—that’s my nickname for Madison—about her son who was acting psychotic. Amos was only five, so Aunt Georgie was pretty upset and she deployed me and my uncle the very next day. Amos was trying to kill Mads when we arrived. Had a knife to her neck, so you could say we arrived in the “Nix of time”. *chuckles at his own joke*
Autum: Wow! Anything but huh? What did you think when you walked into that mess? That poor little boy!
Nix: I wasn’t sure what to think. It followed no demonic MO that we knew. And after growing up in this business, we’d seen a lot of madness. It became evident pretty earlier on that solving her problem wouldn’t be easy. But I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress. *winks* No way could I leave a mother alone to fight supernatural forces. And Amos, well, he’s a cool kid when he’s acting normal.
Autum: I guess you had your work cut out for you! But I also understand your family is involved in the work you do?
Nix: Yes, we’re all in the Sherlock business. Dedicated to making the world safer.
Autum: Does that make it hard? I mean you must really worry about everyone you love dealing with such difficult and dangerous work.
Nix: I’d love a normal life, but I figure even then I’d find a reason to worry about my family. At least in this business, I know who’s watching my back and we keep each other safe. If something happened to them…*expression darkens*
Autum: Nix, I understand you made a huge sacrifice in Pandora’s Box. Would you like to discuss it a little?
Nix: *rubs nape* All I’ll say is sometimes we make huge mistakes for the one’s we love.
Autumn: Well Phoenix is gone, but our next guest has arrived. Welcome, Madison, won’t you have a seat?
Madison: Thanks. *settles into a chair and crosses ankles*
Autum: If you’re comfy, the first thing I think our readers would like to know is how you coped with all the problems in your life before you met Phoenix and his family. Weren’t you at your wits end?
Madison: Not knowing what’s wrong with your child, is the worst thing a parent can suffer. And I was alone. No husband to lean on and no family either. I was terrified. By the time Nix and his family showed up on my doorstep, things had escalated and I was about two steps from falling apart.
Autum: And how would you say they changed things for the better?
Madison: I had answers. Even if I didn’t like those answers, I still had them. At least I wasn’t blind to what was going on. It’s hard to fight the supernatural when you have no idea it’s out there. Harder still to discover it’s taken over the direction of your life.
Autum: You’re a widow I believe?
Madison: No, I’m not a widow. *shakes head* My husband walked out on me shortly after Amos turned two. I think being a widow would’ve been easier than knowing my husband didn’t want us any longer.
Autum: How would you complete this sentence? “I can die happy when…”:
Madison: If you’d asked me that six months ago, I’d have said anytime just to keep the world safe. Not any longer. I can die happy only when I know my son is safe and capable of taking care of himself.
I hope you enjoyed getting inside the head of Madison and Nix from the Road to Hell series. You can read the first three chapters of Pandora’s Box and Hell’s Phoenix, on my blog at:
For a limited time, Pandora’s Box (book one in the series) is available for .99 cents at Amazon. Book two in the series, Hell’s Phoenix, releases February 17th in e-book format at online stores everywhere. Pandora’s Box is a must read before picking up Hell’s Phoenix, as they are a linear storyline about the same characters and book 2 picks up immediately where book 1 left off.
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Pandora’s Box Blurb:
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 Blurb:
Hell’s become more than just a playground for the wicked…
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…