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Demon Chained

(The Shadowfae Chronicles #5)

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Jewel is a djinni of the lamp, an enchanted slave, bound to her owner by dark magical cravings she can't resist. She burns for freedom, and when her lamp is stolen—by Tam, a hot and dirty bad-boy thief—she vows to be rid of her new master at any cost. Even as she plots Tam's demise, the lamp's dark fascination makes her long to claim him as her own.

But the last thing Tam w
Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published September 18th 2013
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Marta Cox
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've seen this book several times and absolutely loved the cover but kept getting put off by one or two negative reviews and I'm so pleased that I finally bit the bullet so to speak and got it for myself! It's a new author to me but one that I will definitely try again and such an interesting and thoroughly unique story.
There has been a plethora of zombie fiction recently from page to screen and I was quite curious about what Ms Hayes would do that would bring something new to the table. This is
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
The biggest problem the book had was first person. Every paragraph or chapter change, the first person changed and it was very unclear why or who was speaking until you get a good ways into the change to realize who's eyes you're seeing through. It happens throughout the book. It takes a while to get used to but eventually you do ... You just don't know who you are until you get into it. Another issue I had was that I couldn't see Tam very clearly. I knew he was male (only after maybe a chapter ...more
Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 3 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: NetGalley
Reviewers: Heather and Ariel


Demon Chained is the fifth book in the Shadowfae Chronicles series by Erica Hayes. While it is the fifth in the series, it can be read as a standalone novel as well. Jewel is a djinni of the lamp, one who has been recently freed since the last owner of her lamp has died. Now Jewel is her own djinni, able to use her magic for her own wants instead of the wants of other
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Erica Hayes - Demon Chained (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #5)

“[The hero] is dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that...[He] is as dead as a door-nail.” No, the hero of this book is not named Marley or Scrooge. He is also not a sparkling vampire, drifting ghost, or even the polished up output of a mortuary. He is, in his own words, a re-animated psycho bent of revenge.

The book is gritty, frequently painfully, even disgustingly so. For example, when Tam is discussing his murder: “Ve
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This story was definitely one I’ve never read before. The writing was totally unique, throwing the reader into a world that was probably further explained in the other books from the series that I’ve yet to read. There are all sorts of paranormals around, seemingly free to show themselves whenever they choose. There is also a pretty big sex/drug/fairy market that all the characters float in and out of.

Jewel is a firecracker of a dj
Eva Millien
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it
The fifth book in the Shadowfae Chronicles is a story full of emotional angst, action, betrayals, vengeance, and romance.

Tam is a zombie that wants revenge on the people that murdered him and his family. Jewel is a djinni that just wants to keep her newfound freedom. All their plans go out the window when the two meet. The chemistry between the two is strong, but Tam doesn’t want to give in. He has secrets that Jewel’s not going to like. Tam and his friend are being used against each other by tw
Tam is a dead thief, brought back to life to have his vengeance on those who killed him by Kane, the Master Demon in the area. Jewel is a djinni who comes back to life with her freedom and is reveling in it when things take a turn. Gavain is a love-sick half-mad half-fairy who would give anything for Tam. Kane instructs Tam to steal Jewel's lamp and bring it to him. Delilah is an upstart Demon who wants anything that Kane has. She finds a way to pit Gavain against the one he covets. Tam gets his ...more
Bridgette South
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Ok, so I have not read the first four books in the Shadowfae Chronicles but the cover was amazing and the blurb drew me in like mmmm.... so I jumped at the chance to read this book!!! the characters in this story are pretty good and there were some really smecksi parts in this book... however, I feel like something was missing for me.. I would probably have gotten more out of this book had I read the first four books in the series I will admit, but from what I did get... I loved the romance betw ...more
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Jewel is a djinn (aka genie) that’s been locked up in her lamp for 57 years. Freed by Tam, a man who has plenty of problems already, she becomes part of war between rival demon factions. Tam doesn’t want the perks of djinn mastery; he just wants to be alive again, really alive. You see Tam suffers the misfortune of having already died but is tied to his rotting body as part of a bargain made with a demon. He can regenerate for a brief while if he can feel enough sensation to get his nerve ending ...more
Provided with a copy of this for my review.

Not real sure what to think about this after reading it. A story of a romance between a corpse and a djinni. The author makes a disclaimer at the beginning that if you might be grossed out by romancing a corpse this might not be the book for you. I think she was right. I can handle some corpse things, ghouls, zombies, etc. However, the imagery was quite graphic and frankly gross sometimes. I think that it may say a lot (in a good way) about the author'
Nicolette Hugo
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have long been a fan of Erica Hayes' Shadowfae series. She has created a world that is very much her own and writes with a style that is truly unique.

It reads like glitter and sugar but the tales are dark. You like the characters despite of who they are....morally immoral.

Demon Chained has a dead guy, and we are not talking my favourite dead guy - the ones with fangs and penchant for blood. Is Tam a zombie? Not sure. But he is decomposing. Yes sounds awful. And yet I swooned.

It has a mentall
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
The hero is a dead guy. Since he's rotting I'd call him a zombie, but the book's summary mentions something about being demon-cursed. Still sounds like a zombie, though. So if you're okay with fleshy bits and blood in your erotica, this one's for you.

It's been a long time since I've read a full-length Shadowfae novel...since Book 2, Shadowglass. (Books 3 and 4 are waiting patiently on my shelf.) I love the world-building, writing, effed-up characters, colour, and gross bits... (Okay, delete that
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had a difficult time summing up my feelings over this book. At first I was balls deep in lust with this book. It was so gritty and decadent starting out. Then is kinda just fizzled out and became very monotonous. And then it just got icky. I had a really hard time with a rotting animated corpse as the male lead. I generally love me some zombies, but the way this author wrote just lead me down some pathways I NEVER wanted to go. Namely the sex scenes just did me in. Thanks to the author being v ...more
Jocelyn Dex
3.5 Stars
I loved the concept for Demon Chained--the whole genie in a bottle and dead guy story-line. Very interesting. The writing was incredibly descriptive. Actually too descriptive for my taste as it seemed like 90 percent of the story was description and there was very little dialogue, but it was very well written description. There was quite a bit of gory and downright gross imagery and the author convinced me that being dead is totally disgusting. Ha. Whereas the writing style wasn't for m
Sep 18, 2013 rated it liked it
A good read
I give it a 3.5 rating
Jewel is a Djinni and when her master dies, she finally has her freedom, but not for long. Tam is living dead that was cursed by a demon and tormented by undead feelings. Tam is seeking revenge for his family that was murdered and Jewel happens to stumble into Tam seeking revenge. Jewel was having conflicted feelings for Tam, Tam was trying to avoid anything to do with Jewel. The demon master orders Tam to get Jewel and bring her to him. Tam try's to resist Jewel
Dec 20, 2013 marked it as didnt-finish
Shelves: dnf
It isn't even fair of me to rate this, so I'm not going to. I really wanted to read this, it sounded really interesting and like it might be kinda hot. But once a character knew he would be getting raped during his voluntary trip to Hell and "might as well get so wasted you enjoy it" ... I literally could not read any more.

I know this is the distorted, fucked up view of the character. But that sort of thing needs to come with a trigger warning. My nightmares and flashbacks still haven't stopped.
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I haven't read the first part of the series so I was hesitant to pick this book up but the cover looked absolutely delicious and the blurb was enough to hook me.

Hot and steamy but there were some things in this book that bothered me. I couldn't quite put my finger on it at this point and perhaps another read would be able to offer up what it was. Otherwise this was definitely a delicious read for me. I was quite pleased with the plotline and the characters.
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.
Rae Ryans
Nov 12, 2013 rated it liked it
review soon
Gina Wilkins
Jun 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Loved it. Can't wait to read the next one
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Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy writer. She writes dark paranormal romance, urban fantasy and romantic science fiction, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colorful heroes with dark secrets.

She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behin

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The Shadowfae Chronicles (5 books)
  • Shadowfae (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #1)
  • Shadowglass (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #2)
  • Poison Kissed (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #3)
  • Blood Cursed (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #4)