Freed

Chained Trilogy

Book 3
Marion Press
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 Hate divided them. Love united them. Now, war may tear them apart.

Peace between Daleraia and Dinasdale was hard won, achieved at a heavy cost. Yet, the alliance of two powerful families will hold the realm of Almere together, led by the example of Gwen and Caden Maignart, whose marriage marked the beginning of the treaty and resulting efforts to men a broken kingdom once again. Ravaged lands are being restored, tumultuous relationships have found firm footing, and two clans once torn asunder by war will discover common ground. All is well as the newly-wedded couple returns to Minas Bothe to take up their seats as High Lord and Lady of Daleraia.


However, a foe they counted as defeated will rise again, putting at risk everything they have fought for. New alliances are made, with battle lines clearly drawn. A war they once thought avoidable now becomes inevitable. Prepared to fight to preserve the new alliance, Caden and Gwen will find themselves at the forefront as the entire kingdom turns to them for leadership. With everything and everyone important to them in peril, can they rise to the occasion and bring a war-torn realm back together once and for all? 

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Marion Press
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Dec 18, 2017
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Pages
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English
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Book 1
House Toustain … House Maignart … two royal houses once embroiled in a bloody feud … Thirty years of peace now broken in an instant …

Sir Caden Maignart has been captured, beaten, locked in a dungeon, and wrongfully accused of kidnapping and oath-breaking. Determined to free himself and his men, and clear his besmirched name, Caden does not count on the willful nature of his captor, Lady Gwendolyn Toustain, the daughter of the man who was once his father’s mortal enemy. After several attempts at escape, the lady orders him bound and chained to a wall in her chambers—where he will remain under her personal guard at all times and kept from conspiring with his men. While the lady's high-handedness infuriates him, Caden cannot deny that everything else about her drives him to distraction. Forced into close proximity with her, Caden soon finds it hard to remember his mission of escape.

When Lady Gwendolyn of House Toustain first lays eyes on her prisoner, one thing about him is abundantly clear: Sir Caden of Daleraia is a dangerous man. Yet, she must show him no fear. The captured band of knights from Daleraia are her only clue in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of House Toustain’s sons, and it falls to Lady Gwen to seek justice. Is this kidnapping merely the ploy of mercenaries out for a ransom? Or has Sir Caden acted on the order of the High Lord of Daleraia and broken the peace? As she searches for the answers, she never expects the surge of passion that ignites between herself and her prisoner. The longer he remains in her clutches, the more Gwen realizes that though she has him chained, she is the one who has been captured. 
Book 2
This is book 2 of 6 in the complete, Kings of Cardenas series ... a Fantasy Historical Romance saga about a royal family in the fictional province of Cardenas. 

Set in a world of kings and queens, palaces and royal courts, warriors and battlefields, book two of Elise Marion’s ‘Kings of Cardenas’ family saga continues with a story of love, passion, and destiny.

Princess Isabelle has spent her entire life bending to the will of those who have planned her life out for her. Sent into hiding when she was just an infant to protect her from the rebellion in her own homeland, Barony, she was betrothed to Prince Lionus from the neighboring province Cardenas when she was just an infant. Despite the forced engagement, Isabelle has loved Lionus all of her life. When a devious plot against the royal family results in her husband’s death, Isabelle is left with a broken heart and an uncertain future. Only one year after his brutal murder, she has no choice but to choose a new husband and return to her homeland to take her place as queen and repair the war-torn land.

Prince Serge has secretly loved Princess Isabelle his entire life. The fact that she was promised to his brother has brought him no end of pain and suffering. The second born son of the king, he has resigned himself to a life of living in his brother’s shadow. After a deadly plot against the royal family leaves Serge hovering on the edge of death, he awakens from a coma one year later to find that his older brother has died and his youngest brother has taken the throne in his stead. His future is now uncertain, but Serge is determined to find his own way in the world now that he has been given the gift of new life. When it is suggested that Princess Isabelle take him as her husband, Serge begins to hope that all of his most secret dreams will now come true.

Despite unexpected spark of desire between them, Isabelle resists the new path her heart is taking as she clings desperately to Lionus’ memory. Can Isabelle let go of her past and learn to love Serge in return, or is she destined to a life tied to one man as she mourns the other?

Once united as king and queen, Isabelle and Serge face the monumental task of rebuilding her broken homeland and rescuing it from the clutches of those seeking to destroy it. Can the pampered princess find the strength to stand beside her husband and fight for her people? Will the second son of a king finally get the chance to prove his worth? Can either of them learn to let go of the ghosts of the past and find love?

Kings of Cardenas Series Reading Order
The Third Son
The Second Son
The Lady Knights of Barony
Gypsy Rose
The Gypsy
The Mistress (Bonus Novella) 


Series KeywordsFantasy Historical RomanceVictorian EraInterracial and MulticulturalRoyalty and AristocratsRomantic SuspenseMysteryFamily Saga
Book 3
This is book 3 of 6 in the complete, Kings of Cardenas series ... a Fantasy Historical Romance saga about a royal family in the fictional province of Cardenas. 

“Unlike the delicate, hothouse rose, the Gypsy rose is riddled with thorns. Few men are brave enough to take one in their grasp.”

Tatiana Angelo always dreamed of a life of opulence and glamour. When her cousin became the wife of the King of Cardenas, she was swept away by the intrigue and decadence of palace life and became the jewel of the royal court. Catching the eye of a rich and titled lord seemed like a dream come true, but a few months after their whirlwind elopement, Tatiana found herself abandoned by the man she once thought loved her. Now, all she wishes to do is return to her previous life, one of simplicity and freedom. When Adrian Wilshire enters her life, Tatiana is certain she’s found in him the freedom and passion she desires. Despite the scars left on her heart by her past love, she throws caution to the wind and opens herself to the possibility of a future with him. But when the truth of his identity comes to light, the pain of his betrayal is too much to bear. Yet, despite her anger and sadness, she finds that turning her back on him will be harder than she could have ever imagined.

A few months ago, Adrian Wilshire was nothing more than the illegitimate son of a courtesan and titled lord. After years of hard work, he’s finally saved enough to begin the modest but quiet life he’s always craved, hoping that in doing so he will finally leave the ghosts of his tormented past behind. When he sets eyes on the vivacious Gypsy dancing under the moonlight, Adrian knows that he has finally found the woman that could make his dream of a happy life complete. But the strains of a responsibility he never wanted weigh heavily on him, as the demands of an estate left to him by his father press in on him from all sides. Can he live his life trapped in a gilded cage he despises and still keep the heart of a woman who desires freedom above all else? With his vengeful half-brother bent on destroying everything Adrian has inherited, as well as his life and love, Adrian will find keeping the balance between duty and desire even more complicated.

Can Adrian fight the dangers of the present and the ghosts of the past while claiming the fickle heart of the Gypsy Rose? Can two broken hearts find comfort in each other and lasting love? Elise Marion's Kings of Cardenas saga continues with a story of heartbreak, passion, deception, and love. 

Kings of Cardenas Series Reading Order
The Third Son
The Second Son
The Lady Knights of Barony
Gypsy Rose
The Gypsy
The Mistress (Bonus Novella) 


Series KeywordsFantasy Historical RomanceVictorian EraInterracial and MulticulturalRoyalty and AristocratsRomantic SuspenseMysteryFamily Saga
Book 4
As a young man, Desmond Brandon was a dreamer. When his sister married
the king of Cardenas, the son of a Gypsy dancer and a sailor became a
titled lord with more wealth, land, and power than he could have ever
hoped to possess. It wasn’t long before he discovered the true nature of
both his adulterous wife, and the gilded cage of the royal court. With
the stars dashed from his eyes, Desmond cultivates a reputation for
himself as a conscienceless rake, one that he wears over his jaded heart
as a badge of honor. When Desmond visits The Red Rose, a high-end
brothel that caters to the tastes of the wealthy and titled, he never
expects to find the woman who will turn his world upside down. Yet the
beautiful Ana is not what she seems. Despite the mystery surrounding
her, Desmond finds himself enthralled by her. As feelings of passion
begin to develop into something more, the Gypsy lord will be forced to
face the things he’d hoped to forget.

Anastasia Harden does not
want to keep the truth of her past from the man she loves, but the
revelation would tear them apart. Yet, when that truth becomes a danger
to them both, she is left with no choice but to reveal all. Faced with
the possibility of losing everything, Anastasia will learn that the wild
heart of a Gypsy is not so easily captured, or tamed. Will the jaded
Gypsy lord return her love, despite her deceit? Or will the truth tear
them apart and doom them both in the process?
Elise Marion concludes
the Kings of Cardenas Series with this stunning story of love,
deception, passion, and intrigue. 
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