Hello and Good Morning, Everyone:
Today in the Madhouse, I have the pleasure of hosting one of my very best and dearest friends, Michelle Renee Lane. Michelle's book, Invisible Chains, debuted last month and has already found a strong following and readership across genres, and once you dig into the book, it's not hard to understand why. This novel is a powerhouse.
A bit about the book:Jacqueline is a young Creole slave in antebellum New Orleans. An unusual stranger who has haunted her dreams since childhood comes to stay as a guest in her master’s house. Soon after his arrival, members of the household die mysteriously, and Jacqueline is suspected of murder. Despite her fear of the stranger, Jacqueline befriends him, and he helps her escape. While running from the slave catchers, they meet conjurers, a loup-garou, and a traveling circus of supernatural freaks. She relies on ancestral magic to guide her and finds strength to conquer her fears on her journey.
Safety is an illusion for slaves that depends solely on the whims of their owners. Despite her feelings of attraction, she’s completely aware that Carlos is a monster. Almost every man in her life is a monster. She doesn’t exactly trust him, but at this point in the story, he hasn’t touched her. He’s made his desire for her clear and flirted with her, but he hasn’t threatened her physically which isn’t true of Lynch and Jimmy. A vampire makes better company than a slave owner in Jacqueline’s world.
SMW: Who are you currently reading and what are you presently working on?
- Link to my blog, Girl Meets Monster: https://michellerlane.com/
- Link to my Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Renee-Lane/e/B07Q7XSJR5?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000