Nook Link for The Crusader’s Vow

The Barnes and Noble link for The Crusader’s Vow is now live, so you can pre-order Fergus and Leila’s book there. You can also buy the book today in my online store.

Also, the print editions are processing at the various portals this morning, so they should be available soon.

The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix, book #4 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances.Returning home to Scotland triumphant after his military service, and entrusted with the precious relic of the Templars, Fergus is more than ready to wed his beloved Isobel and begin their life together. To his dismay, Isobel has wed another in his absence, and he believes all of merit is stolen from his life—until Leila resolves to win the valiant highlander’s heart for her own. She is convinced of her own success, until Isobel tempts Fergus anew.

Coming March 23, 2017.

Pre-order The Crusader’s Vow at these portals:

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The Crusader’s Vow is a BIG Book!

The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix, book #4 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances.It’s been a while since I’ve written a book that was as much of a fighter as The Crusader’s Vow has proven to be. I went back to the drawing board three times with this book. Each time I looked at it (even when I thought it was done), it needed at least one more scene. I finally sent it off to edits a couple of weeks ago, then spent this weekend adding another 15,000 words to it in the process of doing revisions.

There are good reasons for this, of course, It’s the last book of the Champions of St. Euphemia series (or the last one of the series for me to write, since I wrote book #5 before book #4) which meant lots and LOTS of loose ends to tie in. I had many timelines to incorporate and events mentioned in the other books to keep in order. (My editor may want to kill me after the writing of this series!)

Fergus and Leila’s was also a challenging story to write in itself—how could I make it plausible for a woman raised in Palestine as a Muslim to be happy in Scotland in 1188? Love wasn’t going to be enough for me to believe in Fergus and Leila’s happily-ever-after, which meant I had to dig deeper. Plus they both had to be offered what each believed the other wanted most, and at the worst possible moment. I ended up exploring the notion of ‘home’ and what it meant to both of them—I had to do that to be sure they both got what they desired most in order to be happy forevermore. Phew.

I knew the concluding scene of this story before I even began to write the book, and it was very satisfying to commit it to the page. It’s the perfect resolution, in my opinion, and I hope you enjoy it.

The book is not quite 110,000 words long. Big. Book.

We are doing the last proofreading today and I should have the final file tomorrow or Thursday. Look for the book to be listed at B&N for pre-order by the end of the week. I’ll share the link with you when it’s live. I’ll also be setting up the print edition for publication this week and will share those links with you once they’re live.

The book will be published March 23, bringing this series to its completion.

Remember that you can download a free sample of The Crusader’s Vow from my online store.
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The Crusader’s Vow Pre-Order at Amazon

I’ve put The Crusader’s Vow up at Amazon for pre-order.

Those of you who are sharp-eyed will notice two things: first, the delivery date at Amazon says March 30 instead of March 23. This is because Amazon locks the file about ten days before publication and I wanted a little more wiggle room. When I upload the final file, probably a day or two before the 23rd, I’ll change the delivery date. Secondly, if you Look Inside, you’ll see that the book interior is for The Crusader’s Kiss. Amazon requires a book file and I don’t like uploading a working file, just in case it gets delivered by mistake. If you get The Crusader’s Kiss on March 23rd, you’ll know right away that there’s been a mistake and can contact Amazon for the right file. If I uploaded a working version of The Crusader’s Vow, you might realize you have the wrong file (if you get the wrong file). Trust me on this one.

Truth be told, this is up a little earlier than I would have made it available, but I know there are many of you who want to pre-order Fergus and Leila’s tale so you don’t miss it. Amazon is fixing the Champions of Saint Euphemia series page to include The Crusader’s Vow and The Crusader’s Handfast now, too.

So, now you can pre-order the book!

The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix, book #4 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances.Returning home to Scotland triumphant after his military service, and entrusted with the precious relic of the Templars, Fergus is more than ready to wed his beloved Isobel and begin their life together. To his dismay, Isobel has wed another in his absence, and he believes all of merit is stolen from his life—until Leila resolves to win the valiant highlander’s heart for her own. She is convinced of her own success, until Isobel tempts Fergus anew.

Coming March 23, 2017.

Available for pre-order at these portals:

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Wyvern’s Warrior Links

Trust a dragon princess to take it right down to the wire—and her android hero to calculate precisely how far they can push me. 🙂 The links for Wyvern’s Warrior are live and the book will go on sale on Thursday, January 26. You can buy Thalina and Acion’s story today directly from me in my online Selz store.

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeA stranger arrives on Incendium in secret, but is intercepted by Princess Thalina when he tries to break into the palace. Thalina knows the mysterious mercenary is more than he pretends to be, so lets him abduct her to uncover his secrets. Acion is seldom surprised, but this dragon princess challenges all of his assumptions—while Thalina’s realization that Acion is her destined mate changes her own plans. Can she win the heart this warrior doesn’t appear to have—or will Acion be executed for breaking Incendium’s law first?

Available January 26.

Buy now in my online Selz store or pre-order at these portals:

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Lots of changes in the wind with this one, which is why it took a bit longer. I’ve updated the Glossary of Terms at the Dragons of Incendium website, plus added A Brief History of Incendium and a Cast of Characters to the menu of Guides to Incendium.

The next short story in the series will be Kraw’s Secret, and the next book will be Wyvern’s Outlaw. (You’ll understand that after you read Wyvern’s Warrior!)

The print edition of Wyvern’s Warrior will include Kraw’s Secret, so will be available soon.

And The Dragons of Incendium: The First Collection (including Wyvern’s Mate, Nero’s Dream, Wyvern’s Prince, Arista’s Legacy, Wyvern’s Warrior and Kraw’s Secret) in trade paperback will be coming soon, as well.

More information on all of these upcoming releases when I have the covers to show you.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Spellbound, a Regency romance anthology by Claire Delacroix, Jane Charles and Claudia DainLast fall, my Regency romance novella, Something Wicked This Way Comes was published in the Spellbound anthology, which is part of The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor Collection.

On March 22, Something Wicked This Way Comes will be available in a digital edition all by itself.

It’s also the first story in my Brides of North Barrows series. The series will continue with Daphne’s story, coming this fall.

Here’s the new cover!

Something Wicked This Way Comes, a Regency romance novella by Claire Delacroix and #1 of the Brides of North BarrowsSeven years ago, Sophia Brisbane lost everything—her father, her brother, her family fortune—but worse, was rejected by the man she loved. She’s determined not to yearn for the past and its pleasures—until she encounters Lucien de Roye again. Although he knew Sophia could never be his own, Lucien vowed to retrieve her squandered inheritance—even wagering his very soul to a demon. When Sophia learns what he has done, no force on heaven or earth will convince her to let him pay the demon’s due, no matter what the cost to herself.

Something Wicked This Way Comes will be published in a digital edition on March 22, 2017. Pre-order is available at some portals (B&N link will be up soon) Spellbound and the other Haunting of Castle Keyvnor anthologies remain available, too.

Order Something Wicked This Way Comes Now!

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Read an excerpt from Something Wicked This Way Comes, or download the prologue free from my online store in either EPUB or MOBI.

More Audio Distribution for The True Love Brides

My True Love Brides series of medieval romances are also moving into wider distribution. First up is The Renegade’s Heart, which becomes available this week at new portals. The audio edition of The Highlander’s Curse will be published at new portals January 10, and is available for pre-order at some portals now.

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Collectors’ Editions

The Rogues of Ravensmuir hard cover Collectors' Edition of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Here’s a new thing from me – Collectors’ Editions of my books. These are clothbound hardcover editions with an entire series included in each volume. They’d also be good choices for libraries.

This year’s titles are The Rogues of Ravensmuir Collectors’ Edition and The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors’ Edition.

In The Rogues of Ravensmuir Collectors’ Edition, you’ll find The Rogue, The Scoundrel, and The Warrior, as well as family trees for Kinfairlie, Inverfyre and Ravensmuir.

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors' Edition of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

In The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors’ Edition, you’ll find The Beauty Bride, The Rose Red Bride, The Snow White Bride, and The Ballad of Rosamunde, as well as family trees for Kinfairlie, Inverfyre and Ravensmuir.

The books are made individually and to order by Ingrams Book Services, so your copy will have to be made for you. You can order them at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at other booksellers. If your local bookseller doesn’t have them listed on their website, you can ask for them by ISBN#.

The ISBN# for The Rogues of Ravensmuir Collectors’ Edition is 978-1-988479-12-5.

The ISBN# for The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors’ Edition is 978-1-988479-11-8.

They’re going to be thick books as the type hasn’t been shrunk down for the interiors. The interiors are the same as the new editions for the included books, so these volumes are close to 900 pages.

I’m waiting for my copies and will share some more photographs and the ordering info once they arrive.

If you like these, I’ll choose more series to put into this format next fall. There’s a new tab on the menu bar for Collectors’ Editions so they’ll be easy to find here on the site.

What do you think?

Simply Irresistible Sample

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Download and read the first chapter of Simply Irresistible free.

Tyler has had enough…

Going to his fourth sister’s wedding without a date will only encourage his female relations to “help” him find romance. Ty’s ready to wait for Ms. Right, and doesn’t want anyone meddling in his love life. When he learns that the quiet cute woman who works in his building has the same predicament, he’s sure they can each provide a solution for the other. But there’s far more to Amy than meets the eye, and Tyler finds himself not only intrigued by her secrets, but falling hard. How far will he go to make their temporary arrangement permanent, and win the heart of a woman he finds…simply irresistible?

Coming November 29, 2016.

Download the first chapter free from my online store!
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The Rose Trilogy

This is pretty exciting news for me to share with you! The rights to many of my first published historical romances have reverted to me. I’m giving each of them a heavy edit and making a lot of changes, so will be republishing them with new titles. There will be similarities to the original editions, but a lot of changes, too.

For example, these first three books were labeled by me as a trilogy because they had common characters, but they weren’t originally structured as a trilogy and the publisher never packaged them as one: the Rose Trilogy grew organically, one book at a time. That means that the connections between the books aren’t as strong as they would have been if the series had been planned as a sereis in the first place. One of the things I’m doing in this revision is tightening the connections between the three books. There are other changes too since I’ve learned a few things in 25 years of writing and publishing.

For His Lady's Kiss, #1 in the Rose series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixIn For His Lady’s Kiss, Alexandria is in peril when she arrives in Jerusalem on pilgrimage with her aunt, only to find the city besieged. To her surprise, the knight who comes to her rescue proves to be Armand d’Avigny, the very man she has tried to forget. Can Armand and Alex build a future in their second chance at love, or will the past drive them apart forever?

For His Lady’s Kiss is a retelling of my book Romance of the Rose.

It’s available for pre-order at Apple and Kobo now, for April 22, 2017 delivery.

For His Lady's Heart, #2 of the Rose series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixIn For His Lady’s Heart, a knight defies convention by courting the outspoken daughter of a vintner, who also is rumored to have arcane powers. Is it destined love that draws Hugues to Sophie, as she insists, or has this beguiling beauty cast a spell over his heart?

For His Lady’s Heart is a retelling of my medieval romance The Sorceress. and is available for pre-order from

It’s available for pre-order from Apple and Kobo for June 22, 2017 delivery.

For His Lady's Love, #3 in the Rose series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixIn For His Lady’s Love, newly knighted Roarke d’Aalgen rides out in pursuit of his fortune, only to find love in the most unlikely of places. Can he convince Adela that her distrust of knights is undeserved in his case, and win her heart for his own?

For His Lady’s Love is a retelling of my book Roarke’s Folly.

It’s available for pre-order at Apple and Kobo for August 24, 2017 delivery.

All of the books will be available at all digital portals ninety days before their on-sale date. There will be sample chapters available by that time as well.

I’m leaving the Harlequin Historicals tab as it is to avoid confusion (and because those mass market paperbacks are still out there.) Look under Claire Delacroix for Medieval Romances to find the new editions. Today, The Rose Trilogy is listed, but there will be more. 🙂 I’m also including a note in the cover copy about the previous edition in an attempt to avoid any confusion. All of these books will also be available in trade paperback editions.

Kim Killion did the covers and I think they’re wonderful. What do you think?

Pre-Order Simply Irresistible

I’m pretty excited about this news. Starting a new series is always a thrill, and I’m loving this one. Flatiron Five features five friends who have built a successful business in Manhattan together. Now, it’s time for them to meet their romantic matches….

One of my working titles for this series was Five Weddings and a Fitness Club, but I thought it was too long. The series starts with Tyler, the finance guy on the team, who likes everything organized. Amy is going to shake his tree, and he’s going to like it!

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Tyler has had enough…

Going to his fourth sister’s wedding without a date will only encourage his female relations to “help” him find romance. Ty’s ready to wait for Ms. Right, and doesn’t want anyone meddling in his love life. When he learns that the quiet cute woman who works in his building has the same predicament, he’s sure they can each provide a solution for the other. But there’s far more to Amy than meets the eye, and Tyler finds himself not only intrigued by her secrets, but falling hard. How far will he go to make their temporary arrangement permanent, and win the heart of a woman he finds…simply irresistible?

Coming November 29, 2016.

Read an excerpt here on my site.

Pre-order at these portals:

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Her Dark Prince, book #1 in Ella Ardent's Tales from Euphoria series of erotic romancesHere’s a fun detail about this series. In Simply Irresistible, Amy decides (with Tyler’s encouragement) to follow her dream of becoming a writer. She begins to write an erotic fairy tale called Her Dark Prince. My fellow writer, Ella Ardent, agreed to write and publish “Amy’s” books. Her Dark Prince is the first title in Ella’s Euphoria series, and it’s available now.

Visit Ella’s website to find out more.