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.

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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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Audio Review for The Crusader’s Heart

The Crusader's Heart by Claire DelacroixThis weekend, Eileen posted a wonderful review of The Crusader’s Heart on her blog, Booktalk with Eileen. She listened to the audio edition, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds. The review post is titled Historical Romance to Capture Your Heart, which is a bit of foreshadowing for this lovely review. 🙂

Here’s her final comment:

“I…highly recommend this read to those who love this period in history and love a dangerous challenge to a happy ever after ending.”

The review also has a summary of the story, so you might want to hop over to her blog and read the whole thing.

Or you can have a listen to a sample of this audiobook, right here…

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The Crusader’s Handfast

Today’s the day! The complete volume of The Crusader’s Handfast is available now!

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

The installments have been removed from sale at most portals and will come down from Amazon last, at the end of this month. Part One will remain available at any portal where I can make it free. It’s also available free in my online store, in EPUB and MOBI.

Don’t forget the new series bundles in my online store of signed print books. The Series Bundle for the Champions of St. Euphemia now has four books, including The Crusader’s Handfast.

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixA pilgrimage to Jerusalem with her mistress has left the maid Radegunde determined to live every moment to the fullest. She dreads the return to routine and her inevitable marriage to a reliable man, so convinces the warrior Duncan to make merry with her while their respective masters linger in Paris. Dancing and singing are not the sole revels in Radegunde’s plans, for she means to taste passion with this man who snared her attention in Venice. Duncan is convinced his own heart is lost forever, but Radegunde’s allure cannot be denied. When he surrenders to her seduction, Duncan suggests a handfast, knowing that even this honor is far less than she deserves. Radegunde, however, is not interested in half-measures, and resolves to win Duncan’s love, no matter what the cost. Will she succeed in her quest? Or will their paths part forever, and do as much too soon?

Available today!

There’s a Champions of St. Euphemia print book bundle in my online store for a special price, too. Click on the Selz link to see it.

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The Crusader’s Bride

The digital edition of my medieval romance, The Crusader’s Bride, which is book #1 in the Champions of St. Euphemia series, is on sale for 99 cents through October 8 at most online portals. Do you have your copy of Gaston and Ysmaine’s story yet?

The Crusader's Bride, first in a new series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixGaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

When the Templar knight Gaston learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France, he accepts one last quest for the order and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage snares his gaze, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings, and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to survive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

Reader Letter from The Crusader’s Bride.

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You can download a free longer excerpt from my online store, in either EPUB or MOBI formats.

You can also read an excerpt here on my website.


The Crusader's Bride by Claire DelacroixThe Crusader’s Bride is also available in audio, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.
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Listen to a sample on my Audio page.

The Crusader’s Handfast Pre-Order

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixA pilgrimage to Jerusalem with her mistress has left the maid Radegunde determined to live every moment to the fullest. She dreads the return to routine and her inevitable marriage to a reliable man, so convinces the warrior Duncan to make merry with her while their respective masters linger in Paris. Dancing and singing are not the sole revels in Radegunde’s plans, for she means to taste passion with this man who snared her attention in Venice. Duncan is convinced his own heart is lost forever, but Radegunde’s allure cannot be denied. When he surrenders to her seduction, Duncan suggests a handfast, knowing that even this honor is far less than she deserves. Radegunde, however, is not interested in half-measures, and resolves to win Duncan’s love, no matter what the cost. Will she succeed in her quest? Or will their paths part forever, and do as much too soon?

Reader Letter from The Crusader’s Handfast

Read an excerpt from The Crusader’s Handfast.

In what order should you read the Champions of Saint Euphemia books? Here’s the blog post on that.

The whole story – coming October 18, 2016

Pre-order available at these portals:

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New Publication Dates

Since things have been pretty busy here, I’ve made some changes to my upcoming publication schedule. I need to finish one series before starting another so one set of characters moves out of my imagination before the next group moves in. There are also a lot of things in the works that I can’t tell you about just yet, and they’re affecting my schedule.

The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix, book #4 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances.The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixFirst off, The Crusader’s Vow, Fergus and Leila’s book, will now be available on October 18, the same date as the complete version of The Crusader’s Handfast. Both books will be available in both print and digital formats, and the Champions of Saint Euphemia series will be complete with their publication.

Both books are available for pre-order now at Apple and Kobo, and will be available from other portals on or before the publication date.

Once those crusaders are happily settled, I can focus on the partners of Flatiron Five.

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Simply Irresistible has also moved publication dates to November 29. That way, once the series launches, the books can be published in succession. There was no point in publishing it this summer, then not having book #2 until next spring.

Right now, Simply Irresistible is only available for pre-order at Apple, but it will be available elsewhere closer to the publication date. Book #2 will also be available for pre-order by the time Simply Irresistible is published.

What else is in the works? Stay tuned!

New Review for The Crusader’s Bride

The Crusader's Bride, first in a new series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThere was a wonderful new review posted yesterday for The Crusader’s Bride at the Reading Nook blog, so I wanted to share it with you today.

It’s a four book review 🙂 and here’s a snippet:

“I do love a good historical romance and this one was great. A lot of information is thrown at you from the get go, almost too much to keep track of, but soon you find yourselves on a intriguing crusade along with the characters so just go with the flow.”

There’s quite a good summary of the story in the review – hop on over to the blog post at Reading Nook to read it through.

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Remember that The Crusader’s Bride is available in audio, too.

The Renegade's Heart, book #1 of the True Love Brides Series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire DelacroixWhile I was at the Reading Nook blog, I discovered that they’d also reviewed The Renegade’s Heart! Another wonderful four star review – here’s a good bit:

“A book about a curse or prophecy. Historical highland romance with a paranormal twist – loved it! There is a good balance between the historical world and the fae world. I don’t think it really matters if you have read the others in series or not as feel that this could be read as a standalone. Does make me want to check out the rest of them though.”

Once again, it has a good long summary of the story. You can read all of the review of The Renegade’s Heart right here.

Remember that The Renegade’s Heart and all of the True Love Brides series are also available in audio editions.

The Crusader’s Handfast: Part Six Today!

The Crusader's Handfast: Part Six by Claire DelacroixToday’s the day!

The final installment of Duncan and Radegunde’s story is available at all online portals. This is the big finish, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Part Six – June 21, 2016

In this final episode, Radegunde and Duncan uncloak the villain who threatens the future of Châmont-sur-Maine. Duncan returns to the north of Scotland to confront his father and set the ghosts of the past to rest—only to receive an offer that could give him and Radegunde a secure future. Can he succeed and return to Radegunde before their year and a day are complete?

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New Audio Reviews

I have some new audio reviews to share with you, for my Champions of Saint Euphemia series. This medieval romance series is set during the Crusades and features a company of knights on a quest to deliver a treasure from Jerusalem to Paris. They find adventure, danger and love on their way. The audiobooks are narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.

The Crusader's Bride by Claire DelacroixEileen posted a wonderful 5-star review of The Crusader’s Bride earlier this week.
“I loved this listen.  Once you start the series, you’ll want to continue, because author Claire Delacroix will take you on a journey far larger than the story itself.  Her historical settings, rich characterization, and emotional moments where you identify intensely with characters will leave you changed, more tolerant and definitely thoroughly entertained!”

Eileen lived in Tripoli for many years, and her additional comments are quite interesting. Read her complete review on her blog.

The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix Today, Debbie posted a review of The Crusader’s Heart.

“Claire Delacroix’s second in her Champions of St. Euphemia series is a fantastic mix of historical romance, mystery and suspense, and shares a compelling intertwining storyline with book one. Her era-accurate narrative, fabulous visual vistas and historical facts fused with her fiction make for a spine-tingling page-turner.

The audible version narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds definitely added to the overall experience of the read. His switching characters, genders and accents were flawless, hearing the correct pronunciations of words was a tremendous plus and the way his lyric voice added something to the many tales that the characters spun during the novel was mesmerizing.”

You can read the rest of Deb’s review on her blog.

Listen to samples of either book on my Audiobook page for the series.

Thanks Eileen and Deb!