The Countess is FREE!

The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest, is free at Amazon from today through February 3.

The Countess, #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Buy NowDriven from her late husband’s estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin — and a clan chieftain standing guard. Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love. But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing to win the land—and the fiery countess—in a war of sweet seduction…

Eglantine declared she would never be captured by this barbarian. Yet Duncan awakened passions she had never known before. She promised to fight him with every weapon at her command even as he vowed to woo her for a year and a day—and make her his pagan bride.

Each thought Kinbeath the prize the most desired, a prize to be won at any price. Until passion turned to love, and the chieftain found himself fighting for the heart and hand of the woman he was born to possess.

“Master storyteller Claire Delacroix has done it again with this marvelous medieval romance. The Countess is a keeper!”—Old Book Barn Gazette

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The Mercenary’s Bride

The Mercenary’s Bride, book #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series, is available today!

The Mercenary's Bride, #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romancesRobbed of his possessions, wounded and left for dead, Quentin de Montgomerie has lost everything except his love for Mhairi, the daughter of the Hawk of Inverfyre—and he knows who is to blame for his fate. He vows to return to Inverfyre and take his vengeance from the Hawk, but arrives to discover that the fierce maiden in possession of his heart has blossomed into a beauty, and that her kiss has the power to give him hope for the future again. Can Quentin prove himself to the Hawk and win Mhairi—or will she spurn him for being less than once he was?

The Mercenary’s Bride is a Christmas Scottish medieval romance novella which was originally published in the Christmas 2017 anthology The Nutcracker Reimagined.

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One Knight Enchanted Today!

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Buy NowCursed to take the form of the wolf by day, Rolfe de Viandin is skeptical that love can save him. All he wants is to return home from crusade by the Yule and even the pleasures of a magical palace cannot console him…until a beautiful and bold maiden arrives at his gates, seeking sanctuary, and Rolfe’s hope is restored.

Hunted in the forest, Annelise de Sayerne has to surrender her desire to wed for love, as the price of entering the only refuge is marriage to its enigmatic lord. She fears he must be a monster, but once she experiences his kindness, Annelise resolves to find love with her new husband—if she can just claim his heart.

Even as Rolfe is beguiled by his bride and Annelise unravels his secrets, a spurned suitor pursues Annelise, determined to claim her legacy at any price. If Rolfe’s curse is not broken, how can he defend his beloved wife from the villain? Will their future be lost before it is truly won—or will Rolfe be convinced of the power of love in time?

An earlier version of this story was published under the title Enchanted.

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On January 16, One Knight Enchanted will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and be available only at Amazon.

The Plan for One Knight Enchanted

One Knight Enchanted, book #1 of the Sayerne series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

One Knight Enchanted, book #1 of my new Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances, will be published January 9 at Amazon.

The publication of this book is where marketing plans from 2017 collide with marketing plans for 2018. 🙂 Right now, One Knight Enchanted is set to go into Kindle Unlimited immediately, which was last year’s plan for historical romances. A number of you have contacted me, though, saying that you’d like to buy it at a portal other than Amazon. And my 2018 plan involves making my books available to you first through my online store, which can’t happen when a book is in Kindle Unlimited (because those books have to be available exclusively at Amazon.)

But I have a solution! On January 9, I’ll have the option to remove the book from Kindle Unlimited. I’m going to do that. I’ve also made it available to you today through my online store (as well as at Amazon) at the same price as Amazon. (Those are the rules). The delivery of sales from the online store will be handled by Book Funnel, so that you can be sure to get Rolfe and Annelise’s story onto your device of choice. You’ll have two weeks to buy the book in my online store.

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On January 16, One Knight Enchanted will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and be available only at Amazon.


Knights in Shining Armor Today!

Today’s the release day for my new boxed set of medieval romances!

Knights in Shining Armor: Three Medieval Romances in one bundle by Claire DelacroixFall in love with three timeless heroes!

Knights in Shining Armor is a digital bundle available for a limited time. This bundle includes The Temptress, The Snow White Bride, and The Crusader’s Kiss.

In The Temptress, Bayard answers the challenge of a new Bride Quest and seeks to win Esmeraude’s hand in marriage at his grandmother’s insistence. He doesn’t expect this mysterious maiden to offer a riddle and a challenge, much less that she will seduce him soundly when they meet. Esmeraude captivates Bayard, which means he will do anything to win her heart—even hunt and conquer the villain determined to claim her by force.

In The Snow White Bride, Eleanor seeks refuge at Kinfairlie from the vengeance of her dead husband’s brother. A marriage of convenience to Alexander, Laird of Kinfairlie, seems too good an offer to be true. Though Eleanor has learned to be skeptical of men and their promises, Alexander never fails to fulfil his pledge—even when her past catches up with her and she thinks his love is lost forever, Alexander does not disappoint.

In The Crusader’s Kiss, Anna hopes for the return of the true heir to Haynesdale, believing that all will be well when that man claims the holding again. She never imagines that the handsome knight who defies her expectations could be the heir in disguise, much less that Bartholomew will make all her dreams come true—regardless of the threat to his own survival.Knights in Shining Armor: Three Medieval Romances in one bundle by Claire Delacroix

These three Knights in Shining Armor go above and beyond the expectations of their lady loves, to save the day and see love triumphant forevermore!

Available December 26, 2017 until March 25, 2018.

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Changes to the Newsletter

I’ve made some changes to my newsletter, in order to make a fresh start in the new year.

First, the newsletter will come from a new email address. Please add deborah AT deborahcooke DOT com to your address book. The next newsletters will go out the week of the 26th and you might need to look for them in your spam folder (or promotion folder if you use gmail) because of the changed sender address.

Second, I changed newsletter service providers. The main difference on your end is that the newsletter will look different. I’m still playing with the design!

Third, I stopped all of the automations and simplified them. Each of the groups below now has a single welcome message when you sign up.

(I realized later that if you’d subscribed in the last couple of weeks, I probably cut off your welcome sequence. 😦 I apologize for that, but the fact that I made this mistake is yet more proof that things had gotten too complicated.)

Fourth, I eliminated the dedicated series lists. They seemed like a good idea, but were proving hard to maintain. I needed to simplify things so I can write more.

Fifth, I eliminated the All the News option. Compiling this newsletter was a problem as it always exceeded the maximum size for the email.

Sending too long of a newsletter means several things:
• the long newsletter will be truncated by some email servers, which has to be annoying to subscribers;
• the truncation cuts off the footer. This means that the bit of code that tracks whether the newsletter is opened hasn’t even been delivered, so it can’t be triggered, so the information about open rates is just wrong.
• my previous provider also had some issues with reporting when subscribers read the newsletter on their phones. Given how many people who do that, I had no faith in the data.

There are lots of sexy things you can do to resend to subscribers who haven’t opened the newsletter or to re-engage with subscribers, but if the open data is wrong, then those really aren’t possibilities anymore.

The new set-up is much like the old in that there are three groups in my list:

Dragons & Angels is the newsletter for my Deborah Cooke paranormal romances. Subscribers were added to this list who had chosen Deborah’s paranormal romances in the old list, and also if they had joined the Dragons of Incendium list.

Heroes & Bad Boys is the newsletter for my Deborah Cooke contemporary romances. Subscribers were added to this list who had chosen Deborah’s contemporary romances in the old list, and also if they had joined the Flatiron Five list.

Knights & Rogues is the newsletter for my Claire Delacroix medieval romances. Subscribers were added to this list who had chosen Claire’s medieval romances in the old list, and also if they had joined any of the medieval romance series lists (like the one for the Champions of St. Euphemia).

Those subscribers who had chosen to receive All the News were added to all three groups.

For 2018, each group will get a newsletter when there’s news about relevant books. I’m going to focus more on new releases. Subscribers will get a 30% discount on many new releases for shopping in my online store – this offer will only last a short time around the launch date. The transaction will be processed in my Selz store and the book will be delivered by BookFunnel, who will ensure that the book is delivered and ready to be read on the device of choice.

I’m pretty happy with this change and how well the transition went. Be aware that managing your group membership is a little different. On the old service, you could update your preferences and change which groups you belonged to. On the new service, when you choose to unsubscribe, you can leave specific groups or leave the list completely. To join new groups, you need to use the links above to subscribe to them.

My next newsletters will be delivered by the new service from the new address. Look for Dragons & Angels on December 26, Knights & Rogues on December 27, and Heroes & Bad Boys on December 28. They might end up in your spam or promotions folder this first time, so keep an eye out for them.

I have a lot of new ideas for the newsletter for 2018 and am looking forward to this fresh start!

The Bride Quest into KU

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe Bride Quest series of medieval romances has moved into Kindle Unlimited. This means that these six books and the two boxed sets are available exclusively at Amazon in their digital editions. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you’ll be able to read them for free!

The links on the titles will take you to the store.

The Princess
The Damsel
The Heiress
The Bride Quest I Boxed Set
The Countess
The Beauty
The Temptress
The Bride Quest II Boxed Set


More Kindle Unlimited

My experiment with Kindle Unlimited is going pretty well, so I’ll be moving more titles into that program on or around January 1. I’ll have to start republishing them at the end of this week at other portals, so if you shop at other portals, this is last call.

The Bride Quest – all six books and two bundles:
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix• The Princess
• The Damsel
• The Heiress
• The Bride Quest I Boxed Set
• The Countess
• The Beauty
• The Temptress
• The Bride Quest II Boxed Set


Jewels of Kinfairlie Bundle on Sale!

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Boxed Set has been discounted to $2.99 US or equivalent for the month of December. It’s usually $9.99 US. Here’s your chance to read the whole series at a special price!

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Boxed Set, a digital bundle including all four medieval Scottish romances in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series by Claire DelacroixBuy NowFour magical medieval romances from the “Queen of Medieval Romance”, Claire Delacroix. Meet the siblings in the mischievous and loving family at Kinfairlie and follow their adventures in pursuit of true love.

In The Beauty Bride, Madeline is appalled by her older brother’s determination to see her wed against her will. When he auctions her hand to an outlawed mercenary, she flees them both, certain that her fate cannot be worse. But Rhys FitzHenry is not a man to abandon what he holds dear, and Madeline’s proud beauty has captured his heart. Can a rough knight enchant her with stories and convince her to be his wife in truth, or will his enemies have their vengeance first?

In The Rose Red Bride, Vivienne is convinced that only destiny could bring such a wondrous secret lover to her chamber, but with morning’s light, her lover abducts her. Erik knows that justice can only be gained from the Lammergeier with force, especially as the fate of his young daughters hangs in the balance. Can Vivienne help this wounded highlander to regain his legacy, and win his heart for her own?

In The Snow White Bride, Eleanor seeks sanctuary at Kinfairlie on Christmas Eve. The Laird of Kinfairlie’s sisters decide that the beautiful widow will be the perfect match for their brother. Alexander’s heart is quickly lost, but as Eleanor’s secrets are revealed, he fears he has trusted too much too soon. Will Eleanor’s past jeopardize the future of this knight who has claimed her heart, or can she save him from the peril that follows her?

This digital boxed set includes all three medieval romances in the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy – The Beauty Bride, The Rose Red Bride, The Snow White Bride – as well as the linked short story, The Ballad of Rosamunde.

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