Be swept away by the classic fairy tale medieval romance trilogy by the “Queen of Medieval Romance”! Three brothers set out on a Bride Quest at the behest of Princess Brianna and each find love of legendary power…
In The Princess, Brianna challenges three knights to compete for her hand, declaring that she will marry the one who brings her a gift that makes her laugh. She hopes to avoid the king’s dictate and marry for love, but Luc has no interest in surrendering to a beauty’s whim. He has abandoned his life as a knight and put down his sword forever—or so he thinks, until Brianna tempts him to fight for her love.
Unavailable first digital edition
In The Damsel, Burke returns to Ireland in the hope of claiming the hand of Alys, the beauty who haunts his dreams. Consigned to the custody of her cruel relatives, Alys has lost hope in any happiness, but Burke lays siege to her assumptions with resolve, restoring both her faith and her love. But when the secrets of the past threaten the couple’s future, will their love be enough to defend them?
In The Heiress, Rowan takes his brothers’ challenge and vows to win the hand of the richest heiress in Ireland. There is no place for love in this charming rogue’s heart—until he finds himself buying a beautiful slave girl, one who provokes him into reconsidering all he knows to be true, and daring him to win her heart, if he can.
This digital boxed set includes all three medieval romances in the original Bride Quest trilogy: The Princess, The Damsel and The Heiress.
The new edition of this bundle will be available on November 22, 2017.
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The Bride Quest continues with The Countess.
Today’s the day! The new edition of The Princess is available today, and it’s discounted to just 99 cents!
Princess Brianna of Tullymullagh is determined to marry only for love—until her father’s holding is conquered and the king decrees that she must wed one of the victor’s sons. Thinking she can outwit this condition, Brianna issues a challenge: the son who brings her a gift that makes her laugh will win her hand.
Thus begins the Bride Quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin.
Burke and Rowan, knights both, ride out on Brianna’s quest, each intent upon triumph. Only Luc refuses to participate, for he knows that a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior like himself. Brianna is not inclined to accept his refusal—she tempts him and awakens his slumbering senses with her alluring beauty and her sweet kisses. Luc has sworn to lay down his sword forever—until he is the sole one who can defend the fair maiden who has claimed his shielded heart.
“Claire Delacroix is the queen of medieval romance!”
USA Today Bestseller
1998 Best Historical Romance
Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence
1998 Best Historical Romance
1998 Best Medieval Historical Romance
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Last month, I celebrated the publication of Addicted to Love, by giving away a signed print copy of Simply Irresistible. Simply Irresistible is a contemporary romance and the first book in my Flatiron Five series and Addicted to Love is the second. The winner was Kate.
This month, I’m celebrating the re-publication of the Bride Quest as a single series with brand new covers. The new edition of The Princess will be an August release, The Damsel will be a September release and The Heiress will be an October release. The Countess and The Beauty are already available in their shiny new editions, and The Temptress will be republished this month.
This month’s prize book is a signed print copy of the new edition of The Countess. In this story, Eglantine leaves all she knows in France and moves to a remote holding in Scotland in the hopes of giving her daughters a better future—she doesn’t expect to find one for herself, but then there’s Duncan. 🙂
For your chance to win, comment on this post and tell me if you’ve ever made a big move – to a different city, state or country – and why. Good luck!
Edited to add – the winner for July is Marcelle Cole. I loved her story of watching the sun set over and over again as she moved to Korea. Thanks to everyone who participated – the August giveaway is up!
The pre-order for the 2017 edition of The Damsel is live at Amazon, iBooks, Nook and Kobo!
Once 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!”
USA Today Bestseller
New edition available September 14, 2017
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Here are the new covers for the Bride Quest.
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:
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?
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.
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!
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.
This 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!
Woo 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!
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!