Two New Delacroix Bundles

My boxed sets are back! These themed bundles of my books are often specially priced and are only available for a limited time. The first was briefly available at all portals, and the second was only available in Kindle Unlimited. Right now, they’re both available at all portals. :-0

Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys, a digital bundle from Claire DelacroixDo you love dangerous heroes? Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys brings you three wicked heroes of ill-repute – and the women who dare to love them.

In The Scoundrel, Evangeline is determined to recover her family’s relic from the thief Gawain. She knows he’s a charming trickster with no moral code and has vowed to play by his rules to regain the prize, never expecting that Gawain will steal her heart. Gawain is intrigued by the first lady who is his match—when he falls in love with Evangeline, will he be able to convince her that his sweet confession isn’t just another ruse?

In The Frost Maiden’s Kiss, Catriona arrives pregnant at notorious Ravensmuir, home of the Hellhound, a mercenary of dangerous repute. The last person she expects to save her child is this grim and fearless man, and she knows herself to be in his debt. When Malcolm suggests a marriage of convenience to give her son a future, Catriona knows the only way to repay the Hellhound is to save him from the curse placed upon him, whatever the cost to herself.

In The Crusader’s Heart, Christina takes a chance on Wulfe, challenging the Templar to aid her in escaping her captivity in a brothel in Venice. She will do anything to convince him that he has need of her by his side as Wulfe is the key to her safe return home. Wulfe finds himself dangerously tempted by the beautiful and resolute Christina, to the point of discarding his vows. He has nothing to offer her in his own right, but Christina’s optimism is infectious and he revisits his own past, in the hope of building a future with her.

Three bold women each dare to challenge and to love a disreputable rogue, tempting the heartbreakers to change their ways. Love does conquer all in Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys!

Buy Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys
Amazon
iBooks
KOBO
• Nook
GooglePlay
buy directly from Claire – and have your ebook delivered by BookFunnel


Knights in Shining Armor, a bundle of medievla romances by Claire DelacroixFall in love with three knights in shining armor!

Knights in Shining Armor is a digital bundle including 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.

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!

Buy Knights in Shining Armor: Three Medieval Heroes:
Amazon
iBooks
• Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
buy directly from Claire in her Selz store and have the ebook delivered by BookFunnel

Fabulous Firsts

The Jewels of Historical Romance have two boxed sets called Fabulous Firsts. Each bundle includes six full-length historical romances and is priced at just 99 cents. Each of the Jewel authors has one book in Fabulous Firsts, and it’s a first-in-series title. This is a terrific opportunity to sample the works of all twelve of us!

Fabulous Firsts: The Blue Collection, a digital boxed set of first-in-series historical romances from the Jewels of Historical RomancesThe Blue Collection
More than 1700 pages—six novels from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from six of the twelve Jewels of Historical Romance! The Blue Collection includes:

A KNIGHT IN TARNISHED ARMOR by Jill Barnett
THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Cheryl Bolen
MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE by Lucinda Brant
THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke
LADY DANGER by Glynnis Campbell
GATHER THE STARS by Kimberly Cates

Buy Fabulous Firsts: The Blue Collection now:
Amazon
Nook
iBooks
KOBO
GooglePlay

Fabulous Firsts: The Red Collection, a digital boxed set of first-in-series historical romances from the Jewels of Historical RomancesThe Red Collection
More than 2000 pages—six novels from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from six of the twelve Jewels of Historical Romance!

THE MacKINNON’S BRIDE by Tanya Anne Crosby
THE BEAUTY BRIDE by Claire Delacroix
ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt
THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION by Erica Ridley
LOST IN TEMPTATION by Lauren Royal
SILVER STORM by Cynthia Wright

Buy Fabulous Firsts: The Red Collection now!
Amazon
Nook
iBooks
KOBO
GooglePlay

Revisiting Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie

The Runaway Bride, book #2 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixOver the past few days, I’ve embarked on an unexpected adventure. I’ve been working on a series bible (or world guide) for Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. The plan was to compile what I’ve said about these places and characters before writing Ross’s book (The Runaway Bride) to make sure I don’t forget any important details. There are a LOT of details and it’s a much bigger exercise than anticipated. (I should have expected that, given how many books are set in that world, but there you go.)

The thing is that as I’ve been compiling details, I’ve found little gaps in the overall narrative. For example, in The Rogue, Ravensmuir is empty except for Ada and Arnulf when Ysabella arrives with Mavella, Tynan and Fitz. (Well, Merlyn is hiding there, but there are no more servants.) By the end of the book, Ada leaves, Berthe has arrived and Berthe’s parents come to be Merlyn’s seneschal and housekeeper. There’s no mention of men-at-arms or mercenaries hired to defend the keep, much less a captain of the guard. There needs to be one, and Berthe needs an HEA. In The Warrior, the Hawk has a company of loyal warriors and friends who follow him and aid in his quest. Where did he find them? I’m going to guess that he found some of them at Ravensmuir, in service to his uncle.

The Rogue, #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixSimilarly, by the end of The Rogue, Mavella has married her true love Alasdair, who is Kinfairlie’s miller. Alasdair has adopted his cousin’s fifth son to give that boy a legacy and to give himself an heir. On the downloadable family tree, Mavella and Alasdair are listed as having five unnamed children, the oldest of which is a girl. I left off the cousin’s son, since he isn’t their child. The next time we hear of Kinfairlie’s miller is in The Snow White Bride, when the current miller’s son, Mathew, is encouraged by Alexander to court shy Ceara. Who is that miller? I think he must be Alasdair’s youngest son, which means I need to figure out what happened to the other ones, as well as name some peeps.

The Rose Red Bride, #2 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixIn The Rose Red Bride, Alexander tells his sisters the story of the maiden who disappeared through the portal to the realm of the Fae, the one whose Fae suitor left behind a red rose made of ice as her bride price. This maiden was the beautiful daughter of the castellan who managed Kinfairlie keep after it was rebuilt by Merlyn and Ysabella but before Roland and Catherine took command of it. Anthony, the castellan at the beginning of The Beauty Bride is an older gentleman. Could this have been his daughter? What was her story? Where did she go and why? I always intended to write this story, but it’s been pushed aside for a while.

There’s also the story of Roland and Catherine. While we learn in The Beauty Bride that they drowned in 1420 in a shipwreck, they were still married for 25 years and had 8 children. I’m thinking they had a good marriage—plus they inspired a desire to marry for love in their daughters. Theirs must have been a love match. When and where did they meet? We know that Roland and the Hawk of Inverfyre were milk-brothers—when and where did that happen? Merlyn and Ysabella must have journeyed to Sicily, where Gawain and Eglantine were living after the siege of Inverfyre and where the Hawk was born. They must have gone during Ysabella’s second pregnancy or shortly thereafter, which makes sense given that Merlyn continued his trade in textiles from the east. I want to write Catherine and Roland’s story, too.

I haven’t even looked at the True Love Brides series, yet.

I’ve started Berthe’s story. My thinking is that these will be novellas or short stories, but we’ll see how it goes. I don’t tend to write short and I know you all prefer longer stories anyway. I’m going to call this collection Kinfairlie Tales. You’ll find a page for it under the Ravensmuir tab, after the Brides of Inverfyre.

And here’s my question for you today: would you be interested in the world guide for Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre? I’ll be compiling it for my own reference, but could publish it as well. What do you think?

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

USA Today Bestseller

A #1 Kindle Bestseller

Buy eBook
Amazon

Buy Print Book
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indigo
Selz (trade)
Selz (mass market)

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.

Buy The Mercenary’s Bride at
Amazon
iBooks
Kobo
Nook
GooglePlay
buy directly from Claire
– BookFunnel will deliver the book once your purchase is complete in Claire’s online store.

The Last Highlander is 99 cents!

Buy NowMy Scottish time travel romance, The Last Highlander, is on sale for just 99 cents this week!

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix

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…

Finalist
Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence
for Best Paranormal, Fantasy or Time Travel Romance

“A delight… the taste… will linger on your tongue!”
The Toronto Star

Buy eBook
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay

 

New Website for Claire

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. 🙂

Cyber Monday and The Snow White Bride

The Snow White Bride, third in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixMy 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.”
Booklist

USA Today Bestseller

Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Amazon.ca Buy at Amazon.co.uk Buy at Amazon.de

The Snow White Bride by Claire Delacroix in audio

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.

Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com

New Time Travel Covers

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!)

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition The Moonstone, a time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition

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:

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix The Moonstone, a time travel romance by Claire Delacroix

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 Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix The Moonstone, a time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix

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.

New Release Listing

Tanya's Promo

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.