One Knight’s Return

One Knight’s Return, a new medieval romance release from my alter-ego, Claire Delacroix, is now available.

One Knight's Return, #2 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixKnight and crusader Quinn de Sayerne vowed never to return home while his villainous father drew breath. Twenty years after his departure, he is notified of his father’s death and summoned by his liege lord to claim his family holding. But his overlord has a stipulation: Quinn must wed Melissande, the beauteous heiress of neighboring Annossy. Quinn hoped to make a match based on more than mutual animosity, but he is resolved to win the heart of his lady wife, at any cost.

Melissande cannot believe that her liege lord has not only compelled her to break an old betrothal but wed her to a ruffian—and granted the seal of Annossy to him, despite her expertise. It is the dream of Quinn’s father brought to fruition, for the holdings will be merged just as he long schemed. But her overlord cannot be defied and she finds herself the chattel of this rough knight, despite her every protest.

Can Quinn win his lady’s reluctant heart? Or is he doomed to lose Melissande forever when her betrothed returns?

An earlier version of this story was published as My Lady’s Champion. What’s different? Ha. Pretty much everything – except Quinn, who I still adore. 🙂 The book has been completely revised, and there are new scenes linking the company of Rogues & Angels to the story. Tulley has a niece now, too.

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The Crusader’s Bride is Riding High!

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixYesterday, I had a BookBub ad for my medieval romance, The Crusader’s Bride. This is the first book in my Champions of St. Euphemia series, which is set during the crusades.

It’s always fun to check in the next morning and see how the book sold after the promotion launched. This time, I was particularly curious to notice the differences in categories and results in different territories, as well as on different portals.

One of the things I also track during a promotion like this is what’s called the “halo”. Those are other sales triggered by the sale on the digital edition of the book. That can include other editions, like the audiobook and the print edition of The Crusader’s Bride. It also can include linked books. In this case, I’m watching the sales for The Crusader’s Heart and The Crusader’s Kiss, the next two books in the series, as well as pre-orders for The Crusader’s Handfast, which will be published in October. When I planned this promotion, I’d thought that The Crusader’s Vow would also be in pre-order, so I’ve lost an opportunity in moving out the publication date on that book. (But if it isn’t done, it isn’t done.) In the past, I’ve noticed that people often grab a copy of a free title from the same author during a sale, so I’m watching the downloads of The Beauty Bride, which remains free. (And yes, I have a lovely spreadsheet set up to track these results, which tallies everything up for me every day.)

Here’s a peek at the results for The Crusader’s Bride this morning:

At Amazon.com:
The Crusader's Bride at Amazon.com on October 3, 2016

I have some good company on those lists:
The Crusader's Bride on Amazon.com on October 3, 2016

The Crusader's Bride on Amazon.com on October 3, 2016

At Amazon.co.uk:
The Crusader's Bride at Amazon.co.uk on October 3, 2016Isn’t it interesting that the categories are different? Here’s my company in the UK:
The Crusader's Bride at Amazon UK on October 3, 2016The Crusader's Bride at Amazon UK on October 3, 2016At Amazon.ca, the categories are slightly different:
The Crusader's Bride at Amazon.ca on October 3, 2016The company is similar in the Medieval romance category in the Amazon Canada store, but quite different in Historical romance.
The Crusader's Bride at Amazon CA on October 3, 2016The Crusader's Bride at Amazon CA on October 3, 2016At Amazon.au:
The Crusader's Bride at Amazon.au on October 3. 2016At Barnes and Noble, The Crusader’s Bride is #8 on the overall romance list:
The Crusader's Bride at Barnes & Noble on October 3, 2016The Crusader's Bride at Apple on October 3, 2016

And at Apple, The Crusader’s Bride is #2 on the bestselling historica romance list. Look at the other books – I’m with Hannah Howell and Heather Grothaus here, just as at Amazon US and CA.

THANK YOU to everyone who picked up a copy of Gaston and Ysmaine’s story yesterday and for giving me such an exciting morning of results. The book will be discounted only until October 7, so be sure to grab your copy and join the adventure now!

Review and Feature at The Reading Frenzy

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixDebbie Haupt has reviewed The Crusader’s Bride, and posted a feature on her blog, The Reading Frenzy.

Here’s what she has to say about Gaston and Ysmaine’s book:
“Delacroix is back, better than ever with an all-new historical romance series featuring Templar Knights who find true love. Set in the late 12th century her story comes alive thanks to her expressive narrative including some real history mixed with her fantastic fiction. Her backdrops are breathtaking and dangerous as her troupe travels from the Middle East to Europe. Her couple, Ysmaine and Gaston are honorable, believable and both refreshingly innocent. Heading her chapters on genuine Church feast days and her accurate accounting of the historical facts give it that extra dose of authenticity. I can’t wait to see where she takes me on her next Templar tale.

Woo-HOO! Thanks Deb!
You can check out the whole feature, right here.