The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest, is free at Amazon from today through February 3.
Driven 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, book #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series, is available today!
Robbed 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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My Scottish time travel romance, The Last Highlander, is on sale for just 99 cents this week!
Scotland, 1314: After the Scots reclaim Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair MacAuley only wants to celebrate. But the revels are interrupted by an old crone who claims the castle’s true owner is the legendary witch Morgaine le Fee. Dared by his fellow warriors to go meet the witch, Alasdair heads down a flight of stairs — and tumbles right into another century…
Scotland, 1998: American Morgan Lafayette is in Scotland to enjoy the history, not to ogle men in kilts. So when she stumbles upon a brawny man in a kilt, she is less than enthralled. She is certain he’s drunk for he claims Morgan is a powerful sorceress who has brought him to her magical kingdom! Despite her reluctance, she is intensely drawn to this handsome Highlander and the mystery surrounding him, a mystery that has the power to alter history — and her heart — forever…
Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellencefor Best Paranormal, Fantasy or Time Travel Romance
“A delight… the taste… will linger on your tongue!”
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One of my goals when I went indie was to consolidate my social media and website presence. While this seemed like a good idea at the time, as I publish more books, it appears to be less of a good idea.
Over these past few days, I’ve built a new website for Claire Delacroix’s books. The DNS mapped this morning, so the new site has the url delacroix.net, which has been Claire’s website url for more than 20 years. In recent years, that url pointed to this site, but now Claire has her own virtual château again.
That means I’ll be able to simplify this site a great deal. I’m looking forward to that, although it won’t happen immediately. First, the end matter in all of my books needs to be corrected so people don’t click dead links. I also still need to populate all the links on Claire’s new site, and add all of the audiobook covers. The blog will remain here on this site, although Claire’s home page is called New & Next to feature new and upcoming releases.
The lion’s share of the work is done at this point. Hop on over and have a look at Claire’s shiny new home in cyberspace.
If you have any issues with the new site, please let me know by commenting on this post. 🙂
My medieval Scottish romance and Christmas story, The Snow White Bride, is free at Amazon for just three days.
Be sure to grab your copy of Eleanor and Alexander’s story today!
“Delacroix provides an excellent end to a terrifically captivating series.”
USA Today Bestseller
Remember that The Snow White Bride is also available in an audio edition.
Click on the cover at right or the link to listen to a sample on the Audio page for the Jewels of Kinfairlie series.
My two time travel romances, The Last Highlander and The Moonstone, have new covers!
These two books were originally published by Berkley in their Time Passages line. Here are the original mass market covers – these are digital photographs of the actual books, so the colors aren’t as saturated as on the real book covers. (Imagine. We didn’t get jpegs of our covers in those days!)
These were the first books that I republished in new editions when I started to go indie. They were also the first covers that I had a cover artist design. These are the covers they’ve had since 2011:
I thought they were due for an update, so Kim and I went back to the drawing board. We decided to return to the “guy alone”, since these books aren’t that sexy, and to get rid of the clock. The time travel would be shown by the two locations, one modern and one medieval, behind the guy. Here are the new covers:
The new editions have been uploaded to all of the various portals. If you bought the books before, you should be able to download the new edition free. That might even happen automatically. If you can’t get it, please contact customer support at the portal.
Tanya Anne Crosby has launched a new landing page featuring new releases and upcoming releases in historical romance. This is a pretty useful resource – you can just bookmark the page, then revisit it at intervals to see the updated listings. Books will disappear after their launch and new pre-orders will appear. Right now, One Knight Enchanted is listed there as it’s on pre-order for December 12.
Tanya will continue to do it as long as enough people are interested, so if you are interested, please hop on through to the landing page, bookmark it and visit again.
You’ll find the landing page right here.
Here’s another alternative for those of you who love audiobooks: Audible has just introduced a new subscription plan. Right now, it’s only for Romance. I think of it as KU for audibooks.
The audiobooks for the Jewels of Kinfairlie are enrolled in this program—The Beauty Bride, The Rose Red Bride, The Snow White Bride, and The Ballad of Rosamunde—and I’ll be adding the rest of my audiobooks to it later this month.
Here’s The Beauty Bride on Audible.
Learn more about this new option on the Audible website, right here.
This year, I’m participating in a second themed anthology of romance novellas for Christmas. These are all new stories which haven’t been published before. The Nutcracker Reimagined features stories that involve elements of that classic Christmas story, The Nutcracker.
My contribution is a medieval romance called The Mercenary’s Bride. This novella is the first story in the Brides of Inverfyre series. It’s the story of Mhairi, daughter of the Hawk of Inverfyre and his wife Aileen. (The family tree for Ravensmuir and Inverfyre is a free download in my online store, right here.) Mhairi is the middle child of five and the second daughter. She’s a crack shot with a crossbow and a bit of a tomboy, and she’s unafraid to defy her father. Her interest was why the mercenary Quentin was dismissed from Inverfyre, but when he returns, bitter and wounded, Mhairi is the only one who can see his merit. Can her love heal him? I think you can guess, but I hope you’ll join me for their adventure.
The Nutcracker Reimagined is specially priced at just 99 cents.
Get your copy today at these portals:
There’s also a four-day feature on the anthology running at Rae’s blog, including reviews of the ten stories. Rae is giving away some prizes, too, although I think they’re limited to US readers. Here’s Day #2, which includes a review of my contribution, The Mercenary’s Bride.
Kobo added audiobooks to their site at the beginning of September, and also introduced a subscription program for listeners. I finally added the Kobo links for my audiobooks to my website, so am sharing them with you today in one handy post.
The Beauty Bride
The Rose Red Bride
The Snow White Bride
The Ballad of Rosamunde
The Renegade’s Heart
The Highlander’s Curse
The Frost Maiden’s Kiss
The Warrior’s Prize
The Crusader’s Bride
The Crusader’s Heart
You can learn more about the subscription program at Kobo right here.