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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.
She bound him in chains … he repaid her in kind … now she is bound to him, in more ways than one.
Caden Maignart must choose a wife and sire a son—a burden weighing heavily upon him as the firstborn son of a high lord. Weighing even more heavily is the notion of impending war, which has become a near certainty thanks to the volatile feud brewing between two families entrenched in hate. Caden knows that the key to mending things between their families lies in Lady Gwendolyn Toustain, the daughter of his family’s mortal enemies, but earning her trust will prove to be an uphill battle.
Gwen trusted Caden to help her convince his father that she was not the one who broke the peace between their two houses … a mistake that led to her becoming his prisoner. All hope is lost when it comes to forging peace between their houses; unless she relents and agrees to marry her captor. While passion and desire led her into Caden’s trap, Gwen is not certain she can bring herself to become his prisoner for life—in the bonds of holy matrimony.
Yet, the kingdom of Alemere is at stake, as are the lives of people they both love. Caden and Gwen will be forced to forge a path toward peace—not only within the realm, but within their complicated and volatile bond.
When the line becomes blurred between captor and captive, who will be the first to bend?
Lynet Giffard’s mixed blood has made her a foreigner among her own people. She has spent her entire life striving to appear quiet, demure, and subservient in an attempt to keep from drawing scrutiny. All that changes when she encounters Sir Jarin Maignart. He is an enemy of her people, and a treasonous murderer—yet those facts mean nothing when she uncovers the complex man inside. Her people scorn her for caring for him, yet no other man has ever seen her as more than a half-breed oddity. With him, she blossoms into the kind of woman she always wished she could be.
Jarin knows he has done nothing to deserve Lynet’s love. A traitor and usurper, he has taken lives unjustly and committed treason against the realm. Yet, in Lynet he sees redemption and dares to hope he can become a better man. When a deadly plot against his family is uncovered, Jarin will face a choice between saving his own skin, or suffering the consequences of disobeying the terms of his banishment by returning home to set things right. Can the sullied knight atone for his sins and become worthy of forgiveness and love?
Book 2 of the Chained Novellas: The last thing Leofred Toustain ever wanted was to be tied in marriage to the daughter of an enemy lord. Yet, when a peace treaty is forged in an attempt to mend the war-torn realm of Alemere that is precisely what he is faced with. To add insult to injury, the bride chosen for him is a sullen, silent shell of a woman who recoils from his every attempt at intimacy. Resigned to his fate, he strives to at least form a friendship of sorts with her. In the process, he will discover that there is far more to the woman he married than meets the eye.
After a harrowing incident left her broken and hideously scarred, Lady Emery Calliot fully intended to avoid marriage. However, when her only living male relative and guardian signs her life away in a peace treaty, she is left with no other choice. Determined to keep her scars—both physical and internal—a secret, she seeks to place as much distance between herself and Leofred as possible. Yet, the more time she spends with her new husband, the harder hiding from him becomes. Emery will face a daunting decision: reveal her scars and the dark secret accompanying them to her husband and risk his disgust and scorn, or bare her secrets and find acceptance, love, and perhaps, the strength she needs to become whole again.
Book 3 of the Chained Novellas: Widowed and pregnant with her deceased husband’s child, Lady Josaine Toustain faces an uncertain future. Her position as lady of Seahaven hangs in the balance as the birth of her child looms near. If she bears a daughter, her husband’s title will pass on to his younger brother. If she bears a son, he will be raised to rule Seahaven and its lands in his sire’s place. Amidst her pain and grief, Josaine finds comfort in friendship with her brother-in-law, Achart Toustain. However, when it becomes clear that their feelings for one another have changed from those of friendship to those of desire, she cannot help but feel she has betrayed her husband.
Achart never coveted his brother’s position, yet finds himself thrust into the role of lord after his death. Nevertheless, he is determined that one thing his brother had shall never be his … no matter how badly he might want her. His impending arranged marriage—sealed in a peace agreement with an enemy lord—cannot happen fast enough to suit him. If he is wed to another, he will not be tempted to claim the woman he has no right to desire or love. Achart will soon learn that even the ghost of his brother and a marriage of convenience could ever be enough to cleanse him of his need for Josaine.