The Damsel Pre-Order

The pre-order for the 2017 edition of The Damsel is live at Amazon, iBooks, Nook and Kobo!

The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixOnce upon a time, the legendary knight Burke Fitzgavin galloped into Kiltorren Castle and fell in love with Alys, the lord’s orphaned niece. But her uncle was determined that Burke marry one of his homely daughters instead. Through tricks and lies, Burke was sent away believing that Alys wanted nothing of his heart.

Pledged to a Bride Quest, Burke has vowed not to return home until he finds his long-lost love. He returns to Kiltorren to discover that the fiery young innocent has become a woman, a servant on her uncle’s estate. Paying penance for Burke’s long-ago embrace, she wants nothing to do with him. Burke knows he must earn her trust again.

Even as he slowly rekindles her desire, Alys’ family attempts to thwart their romance—determined that Alys should not marry before her cousins do. But Burke is a warrior and this battle to win the hand and the heart of his one true love will be his greatest challenge ever…

“A gem of a book!”
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New edition available September 14, 2017

Pre-order available at these portals:
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New Bride Quest Covers

Here are the new covers for the Bride Quest.

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

The new edition of The Princess will go on sale August 24, the new edition of The Damsel will go on sale September 14, and the new edition of The Heiress will go on sale October 19. The books are listed for pre-order at iBooks, Kobo and Nook.

There’s also an updated bundle The Bride Quest I Boxed Set, including the first three books, which will go on sale November 22.

Since we were updating the covers for the first trilogy, I thought it was a good idea to update the rest. Here are the new covers for the next three books:

The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Beauty, book #5 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Temptress, book #6 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

These new editions will be available as soon as I get the files updated.

There’s also a new cover for the Bride Quest II Boxed Set.

If you purchased the previous editions of the Bride Quest II books or bundle with the cover illustrations by Eithne O’Hanlon (of the heroines alone), you’ll be able to download these new versions as updates.

Even though they are two trilogies, I’ve renumbered the series 1-6, since the books are linked.

Remember that there are free downloadable family trees for the Bride Quest in my online store: here’s the family tree for the first Bride Quest trilogy, and here’s the family tree for the second Bride Quest trilogy.

I LOVE these covers! What do you think?

Exciting News

A very exciting thing has just happened—the rights to three more of my books have reverted to me from the publisher. I now have the rights back to The Princess, The Damsel and The Heiress. The publishing house will be removing their digital editions from sale, but retain the right to sell the rest of their print stock.

I’ve removed the buy links from the book pages here on my website.

The original covers were designed by Alan Ayers and I always liked them. The books had step-backs, too.

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix   The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix   The Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

I’ll be republishing these books in new editions, as soon as I can get everything pulled together. I’m also going to take this opportunity to rebrand the Bride Quest II books with new covers. There will still be two boxed sets, one of each trilogy, and they’ll have new covers, too.

The prices on the Bride Quest will be lower than they were from the original publisher, too.

Stay tuned for updates!

 

The Beauty Bride Free

The Beauty Bride, book #1 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire DelacroixThis month’s sale title is The Beauty Bride, book #1 in my Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances. The digital edition is free through the 29th of September in most territories at the portals below. The other titles in the series are also discounted: The Rose Red Bride is $2.99 and The Jewels of Kinfairlie Boxed Set is just $6.99.

amazonkindle Buy from Amazon UK Buy from Amazon Canada ibooks kobo nook Buy from Nook UK

August Audio 3

It’s still August and I’m still giving away audiobooks. Remember that you can only win once, and also that you can listen to samples of all of my audiobooks on my Audio page, right here on the site. If you do win, from me or any of the other participating authors, it would be lovely if you posted a review of the audiobook in question at Audible or your portal of choice.

The Rose Red Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixThis week’s audiobook prize is The Rose Red Bride, the second book in my Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances. All you have to do is comment on this post for your chance to win. I’ll pick winners next weekend. Good luck!

Good luck!

FIVE STAR Review for SWB in Audio

The Snow White Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixWoo HOO! There’s a new review for The Snow White Bride in audio at Books, Chocolate and Lip Gloss, and it’s fabulous.

Here’s a snippet:
The Snow White Bride is an engaging, heart gripping, and memorable novel about love, romance, trust, and sacrifice.  The writing is outstanding, the dialogue witty and clever, and the characters have a grace and depth that makes them seem to leap from the pages as real people that will astound and engage the reader.  

I listened to the audio version narrated by Saskia Maarleveld who did an outstanding job.  The narration was clear, crisp, and added character to the novel.  The Snow White Bride is a novel one can get lost in and the narration plays like a movie in the mind of the reader or like the telling of a favorite tale.  It’s a must read/listen to novel and delights from start to finish.”

The rating is FIVE STARS! Here’s the link to the whole review.

Remember that you can listen to samples of the audio editions of all of my books on my Audio page. Also, check back at the beginning of the month – I’m going to do an August Audio promotion and you’ll want to participate!

The Beauty Bride and Double Trouble

The Beauty Bride, book #1 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix  Double Trouble, book #2 in the Coxwell Series of contemporary romances, by Deborah Cooke

It’s time for a couple of free reads again. Right now through April 30, my medieval romance The Beauty Bride and my contemporary romance Double Trouble are both free at Apple and Kobo. They’re 99 cents each at B&N and Amazon (although Amazon might match the free price in some markets.

Here’s your chance to try my alter ego, whether you read my contemporaries or my medievals!

The Bride Quest Foreign Editions

The Bride Quest trilogy was particularly popular in Germany, where it was published in multiple editions. Here are a few of them, grouped together in design suites. The strange thing is when not all books are published in a particular design suite, but it happens all the time.

First German trade paperback edition (the clinches):
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German editionThe Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, German edition The Countess, book #1 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix - German edition  The Beauty, book #2 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix, German edition

Second German paperback edition (different clinches):
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second German editionThe Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, second German edition

German book club hard cover editions:
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German book club edition The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German book club editionThe Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, German book club edition The Countess, book #1 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix - German book club edition

German paperback editions with castles:
The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second German edition
The Temptress, book #3 in the Bride Quest II trilogy of medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix, German edition