The Nutcracker Reimagined Anthology Today!

The Nutcracker Reimagined, a Christmas romance anthologyThis 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.

The Mercenary's Bride, book #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixGet your copy today at these portals:
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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.

AudioBooks at Kobo

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 by Claire Delacroix in audioThe Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix

The Rogue

The Beauty Bride

The Rose Red Bride

The Snow White Bride

The Ballad of Rosamunde

The Renegade’s Heart

The Highlander’s CurseWyvern's Mate, book #1 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, in audioThe Ballad of Rosamunde by Claire Delacroix in audio

The Frost Maiden’s Kiss

The Warrior’s Prize

The Crusader’s Bride

The Crusader’s Heart

Wyvern’s Mate

You can learn more about the subscription program at Kobo right here.

The Frost Maiden’s Kiss Goes Free

The Frost Maiden's Kiss, a medieval romance and third book in the True Love Brides series by Claire DelacroixToday’s the day!

My medieval Scottish romance, The Frost Maiden’s Kiss, will be free today through October 5. This is book #3 of the True Love Brides Series. It’s currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, along with the rest of the series, so is available only at Amazon.

I love Malcolm and Catriona’s story. Who would have thought that a dangerous mercenary would be the one to restore Catriona’s faith in men, and win her heart, too. Love conquers all in this medieval Scottish romance.

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The Frost Maiden's Kiss audiobook

 

Remember that The Frost Maiden’s Kiss is also available in audio:
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Listen to a sample on my Audio page.

The Brides of North Barrows

I reorganized one corner of the website this week, bringing this series out onto the main menu for my historicals. This means that if you had the page for the Brides of North Barrows bookmarked before (or if you had the page for Something Wicked This Way Comes bookmarked before) the link might not work any more.

Of course, I did this because we have a series going on. 🙂 When the series is complete, there will be a digital and print bundle of the entire series.

Something Wicked This Way Comes, a Regency romance novella by Claire Delacroix and #1 of the Brides of North BarrowsSomething Wicked This Way Comes is Sophie and Lucien’s story. When Octavia and her grand-daughters Daphne and Eurydice travel to Castle Keyvnor for the reading of a will, the girls’ governess encounters her lost beloved, who has made a wicked bargain to defend her.  A demon is due to collect Lucien’s soul on Samhain, but Sophie can’t stand by to watch the man she loves be lost forever.

This Regency romance novella is available on its own in a digital edition, and also in Spellbound, one of the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor anthologies.

A Duke by Any Other Name, book #2 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire DelacroixA Duke By Any Other Name is Daphne’s story. When the family return to Castle Keyvnor at for a Christmas wedding, they meet Alexander, Duke of Inverfyre, en route. Alexander isn’t particularly looking for a wife—in fact, he’s in disguise as part of a trap to foil a jewel thief and means to see that quest completed and his sister avenged first. But Daphne is both tempting and perceptive—when she’s targeted by the villain, will she inadvertently foil his plan? Or will Alexander see another beauty’s reputation ruined by this same thief?

This Regency romance novella is included in Charmed at Christmas, one of the Christmas at Castle Keyvnor anthologies which go on sale September 19. It will be available in its own digital edition in March 2018.

A Baron for All Seasons, book #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire DelacroixA Baron for All Seasons is book #3 and will be the story of Alexander’s sister, Anthea and Alexander’s friend, Rupert. I’m hoping to publish this story in the spring of 2o18.

Book #4 will be Eurydice’s story but it doesn’t have a title or a cover yet.

 

Bride Quest Print Copies

More new editions have arrived, and I wanted to show you how pretty they are!

Here’s the new edition of The Princess:

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, new print edition

And here are the new editions of The Princess, The Countess, The Beauty, and The Temptress, together in all their glory.

The Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix in their new print editions

Two more new editions – The Damsel and The Heiress – in the works, then the rebranding of this series will be complete. What do you think?

Cover for The Mercenary’s Bride

The Mercenary's Bride, book #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe Mercenary’s Bride is a Christmas novella and my contribution to The Nutcracker Reimagined, a 2017 multi-author anthology for Christmas. It’s also 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 Mercenary’s Bride will be available in a digital edition on its own in 2018. I’m excited to have the cover done already and wanted to show it off to you. Since this story is a novella, there won’t be a print edition of it – it’ll be tucked into the print edition of book #2 in the Brides of Inverfyre series instead.

What do you think of the cover? The couple are exactly perfect for Mhairi and Quentin.

 

Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys

Heartbreakers:Three Medieval Romances in one bundle from Claire Delacroix Heartbreakers:Three Medieval Romances in one 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!

Heartbreakers goes on sale September 27, 2017 and will be available at Amazon in Kindle Unlimited for three months only.

Pre-order your copy at:

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The Last Highlander Disappears

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross)If you’ve been looking for my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy, The Last Highlander, you’ll have discovered that its digital edition is currently unavailable.

This morning, I thought I’d tell you why. 🙂

The main reason is that I’ve been invited to participate in an exciting project. This  requires The Last Highlander to be in Kindle Unlimited, which means that it can’t be available anywhere else while it’s available through KU. I’ve removed the book from sale now, to make sure it has time to disappear from all the portals that are fed content by the big portals. After this is all done, I’ll republish The Last Highlander. So, you can expect to find Morgan and Alasdair’s story widely available again in the new year.

I’ll tell you more about this project and give you links as soon as I can!

Bride Quest II New Editions Available

The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe Beauty, book #5 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixTo give the Bride Quest books a consistent look, there are new covers for The Countess, The Beauty, and The Temptress. The interiors were updated as well.

I took these three books off sale while the update was in the works, but they’re available at your favorite portal again.

If you bought these books before in digital editions, you’ll be able to download the new editions as updates. At some portals, they’ll be delivered to your device automatically. At Amazon, you may have to request the new edition be delivered to your Kindle. Contact their customer service if it doesn’t come through automatically.

The Temptress, book #6 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe Bride Quest II Boxed Set by Claire DelacroixThe Bride Quest II bundle has also been updated, as well as the print editions of all three books. There are new versions available for sale in my online store, both print and digital.

Phew! Another job done!

New Bride Quest II Editions

The new digital editions of the Bride Quest II books are now available! This latest update includes The Temptress and the Bride Quest II Boxed Set. The Countess and The Beauty were already updated. I’ve added them all to my online store, too.

If you bought these books previously, you should be able to download the new editions (with the new covers) as free updates. Amazon is the one portal where this might not be offered automatically, but you can contact their customer service to get your update.

The Temptress, book #6 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixEsmeraude of Ceinn-beithe knows that she alone can name the winner of her heart. To the knights gallant who ride from afar to do her bidding, she issues a challenge: a riddle that is both quest and test. And then she flees, daring her suitor to follow. Thus begins the Bride Quest of Bayard of Villonne, to compete for the hand of a woman he has never seen…

Newly returned from the Crusades, Bayard has warned his family of a pending attack upon their estate. When they pay no heed to his message, he swears to protect the family holding himself…even if its price is a marriage of convenience. It seems a simple matter to win the hand of a rural maid in a barbarian contest — until the chase begins. Esmeraude’s challenge makes her far more intriguing than Bayard had dared to hope.

But when he follows her across the waters and rescues a tattered, ravishing damsel in disguise, he knows he has found her. Recklessly, she offers herself to the handsome stranger. But not even a passion that touches both their souls can win her hand. For Esmeraude will settle for nothing less than total surrender of the crusader’s worn and weary heart…a treasure Bayard is determined to keep shielded forever.

“A magical tale…brims with rich, historical detail, entertaining banter and romantic tension.”
Publishers’ Weekly

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The Bride Quest II Boxed Set by Claire DelacroixThree fairy tale medieval Scottish romances in one digital bundle, from the “Queen of Medieval Romance”!

In The Countess, Eglantine flees to a remote Scottish holding, in order to give her daughters the chance to marry for love, only to find an alluring highlander insisting Kinbeath is his possession. Duncan suggests a handfast, intending to win the heart of the alluring noblewoman during that year and a day, but Eglantine is determined to resist him, at all costs.

The Bride Quest II Boxed Set by Claire DelacroixIn The Beauty, Jacqueline chooses to join a convent instead of marry, only to be abducted by a scarred crusader intent upon avenging himself upon Duncan. Little does Angus realize that he has seized the wrong maiden, much less that she will help him to reclaim his stolen estate and claim his wounded heart as well.

In The Temptress, Esmeraude challenges those knights seeking her hand to a bride quest, intending to wed only the most worthy of the contenders. Bayard’s ambitions are bound to his success, and he is not a knight whose heart is available to be claimed – but Esmeraude will accept no less than his all.

 

This digital boxed set includes all three medieval romances in the Bride Quest II trilogy: The Countess, The Beauty and The Temptress.

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