Image of Born in Chains (Men in Chains)


Image of Born in Chains (Men in Chains)

The always exceptional Roane kicks off her new vampire paranormal romance series with a tale of two characters forced into accepting chains that will bind them on multiple levels — whether they like it or not. The initial clashes in this forced relationship are edgy and graphic. When it comes to creating horrific villains, Roane is a master.

Lily Haven’s family was slaughtered by vampires. But Lily’s young son, Josh, was spared and kept as a hostage. To be reunited with him, Lily must bind a powerful vampire to her and hunt for a hidden doomsday weapon. Vampire Adrien and two of his brothers have been held in a remote Himalayan hellhole by master vampire Daniel Briggs. Daniel wants Lily to enhance her unusual tracker ability by using blood chains on Adrien. Unable to tell Adrien why she is complying, Lily must deal with his anger. The bonds produce some unexpected results. If they can work together, Lily and Adrien can find a way out of this deadly dilemma. (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 336 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith