Unchained

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Hi, Everyone, and welcome to UNCHAINED, the final book in the Men in Chains series! And it’s NOW AVAILABLE!  Hooray!

Besides the cover for UNCHAINED, you’ll find buy links, a brief synopsis, pictures that I’ve collected that helped inspire the story, and an excerpt from Chapter One!  Enjoy!

First up, the fabulous cover!

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ABDUCTED
Stalked by a vampire. Stolen in the night. Seduced by a lover. Anthropology student Shayna Prentiss wakes up to find herself trapped in a world she never knew existed—with a man she cannot escape…nor resist.

ENSLAVED
Drawn to her beauty. Driven by lust. Doomed by his destiny. The vampire Marius knows he must bond with this captivating mortal with hidden powers…or both their races will be destroyed forever.

UNCHAINED
Bound by a blood chain that seals their fates together, Marius and Shayna must stand and fight the ultimate enemy—a madman hell-bent on destruction who will test every ounce of their strength, their power, and their passion. When the final weapon is unleashed, will their love remain unbroken? Or will darkness shatter their chains…for eternity?

“Sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy…Prepare to be enthralled.”—New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian on Ascension

The Men in Chains series is set in a secret cavern-based world, so early on in the process I began exploring caves around the world, as well as ‘chains’ because they are both such great metaphors.  Here are some pics that have inspired me!

 

And now, an excerpt from Chapter One of UNCHAINED!

Chapter One

Shayna Prentiss left the bar near the University of Washington, wondering if someone had slipped her a rufie. She felt lightheaded and from the corner of eye, she was sure she saw a man, dressed in black, floating in the air. But when she turned to look, nothing was there.

Had to be drugs.

But she’d been so careful, never letting her drink out of her sight, not letting guys buy her drinks. In her undergrad days, she’d been through the gauntlet of insanity that accompanied the college journey these days and had made it a point to learn vicariously from stories that traveled like wildfire around the dorms. More than one student had ended up in the hospital.

But tonight something must have gotten past her. Had she been distracted? Had she turned her back to talk to someone? Yet, she couldn’t think of a single moment when she’d let her guard down.

Or maybe it was just stress. Her replacement passport hadn’t come through yet and she was leaving for Malaysia in two weeks to start her fieldwork. The flight had been booked months ago to get a solid cheap rate, but she’d gotten so caught up in putting together as many chapters of her dissertation as she could before she left, that she’d somehow managed to lose her passport.

She wasn’t the most organized person, but she loved anthropology with a passion and intended to earn her PhD before she was thirty.

The dizziness returned forcing her to stop to plant a hand against a light standard. And now she had a headache as though someone was tapping on her mind, wanting in.

She took deep breaths.

On a Friday night, students headed everywhere, even at ten at night. She’d met up with friends for a drink, happy to unwind for a couple of hours, but now she was ready to get back to work. She tended to pour over her books until the early morning hours and loved it. From the time she’d started college, she’d scheduled afternoon and evening classes whenever possible. She did her best thinking after the sun went down, preferably with books and papers scattered all around her. Antique statuary helped as well as the oh-so-stereotypical midnight pizza. She had a fine collection of geodes she looked at or turned over and over in her hands when she was puzzling out some aspect of theory.

The air smelled of rain and the clouds overhead had gathered to form a thick, familiar mass. A distant rumbling of thunder explained things loud and clear.

Great, now it was going to pour and as usual, no umbrella.

A couple of guys stopped in front of her. “Shayna, how’s it going?” They were in one of the classes she was required to teach as part of her doctoral program. They were young and had that hungry, Friday night, hoping-to-get-laid look. And unfortunately, she never looked older than eighteen no matter how much make-up she wore.

But the last thing she needed was that kind of male attention. “I’m fine. You boys move along and flirt with girls your own age.”

They both grinned. She didn’t always get the same respect as other teachers because of her youngish features. She’d be carded forever, but there was nothing she could do about that.

Waving them off, she hurried up the street, half-walking, half-running as thunder once more sounded from the north. She was cold now, grateful she’d worn her jeans and not the short skirt she’d actually considered.

As she rounded the corner, however, she swore she could see that flying man again, floating in the air, tracking her. So long as she didn’t look directly at him, she could see him and this time she took a hard look. He was handsome in a scary way, with short, roughed up hair, a tattoo on his neck, and dressed in black leather. As hallucinations went, he was amazing.

She forced her gaze away from him and kept moving. But the pressure on her mind increased then broke through. Words followed that set her heart racing. Are you Shayna Prentiss?

She stopped in her tracks and shifted slightly and now she could see the flying man clearly. But it also seemed like wavy lines floated in front of him. Maybe she’d ingested some kind of psychedelic, acid maybe.

“I don’t know what the hell you are, but would just leave me alone?”

His voice penetrated her head once more. So, you can see me?

Had he just communicated via telepathy? Was he an alien? But it still seemed more likely that a drug was messing up her head.

Still, she responded mind-to-mind. Are you talking inside my head?

I am. Shit, you’ve got power and you’re human, right?

I’m human. Okay, an alien might make a statement like that and she wasn’t feeling quite so dizzy anymore.

And you can see me. The flying man wasn’t asking this time.

Should she even respond? But the whole situation intrigued her, curiosity being her main vice. I can sort of see you. I mean sometimes I can, better from the side. You have wavy lines in front of you right now. Oh, God, I think I need a doctor

I hope you enjoyed this look at UNCHAINED! Let the Men in Chains series become a new journey for you!

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Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-seven paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but encourages the scorpions to inhabit elsewhere! Her motto: Live the Fang!

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