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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Born In Chains by Caris Roane




At the end of the post, tell me your favorite vampires and why! Scariest vamp? Hottest vamp? I want to know. 


The Run Down

  • Hero/Heroine = 4
  • Supporting Characters = 3
  • Plot = 4
  • Setting = 3
  • Originality = 4
  • Romance = 3
  • Sex = 4

Total Score 


The Gist of the Thing


Captive Adrien can only have his freedom if he agrees to help human Lily find a dangerous weapon capable of wiping his people out.

Technical Details



  • Published on  October 1st 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks

  • I received a ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review.
  •  310 pages
  • Paranormal romance

Back Blurb 


In the epic battle of vampire against vampire, one warrior's fate is bound to a mortal woman who controls him, commands him, and craves him like no other…

Chained For Life

Two years ago, the rogue vampires invaded Lily Haven's home and kidnapped her son. Now, if she hopes to see her child again, she must do the unthinkable—bind herself, body and soul, to a vampire warrior. She must choose one of the rogue army's prisoners of war and force him to do her bidding. But when she sees the warrior, Adrien, naked, beaten, and straining against his chains, it is she who is held captive…

Hungry For More

Adrien has been waiting for her. A beautiful woman who appears to him in visions. Who soothes his tortured body, feeds his erotic cravings—and quenches his thirst for blood. But Lily is more than he ever hoped for. She is the master of his destiny, and he is her willing slave. Even when she asks him to find the ultimate weapon for his enemies, he must obey her. Even if the task destroys them both, he will fight for her love, forever…


What I LIKED about this book.


I expected that Adrien would fight being bound to Lily, which would have been stupid since the alternative was torture for eternity. He's smarter than I thought he was. 


What I DISLIKED about this book.


Some plot lines could have been wrapped up sooner and other explored more deeply. I expect I will see that more as the series progresses. 

Full Review


This is the first book in a new vampire series by Caris Roane. First books always mean introduction to the new world. You have to learn if the vampires are born or made, can they reproduce, do they have destined mates, all that jazz. There was not a ton of new material to learn to get current in Roane's world. I appreciate the simplicity. 

Adrien was a gentleman, considering all he has been through lately. I was afraid he might try to devour Lily from lack of blood, but he restrained himself. He never gave her too much lip even when he thought she agreed to the mission for money. That is so far from why Lily signed on. As a mother, I could identify with Lily. If she did not have so much at stake, she probably would have given up several times.

I enjoyed the book. I liked the way the book wrapped up. Had a solid HEA for Adrien and Lily while setting up the next book. 

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