The Bride Quest I Boxed Set New Edition

The Bride Quest 1 Boxed Set by Claire Delacroix

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.

The Bride Quest 1 Boxed Set by Claire DelacroixIn 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.

 

Get your copy of The Bride Quest I Boxed Set at:

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The Bride Quest continues with The Countess.

 

 

New Release Listing

Tanya's Promo

Tanya Anne Crosby has launched a new landing page featuring new releases and upcoming releases in historical romance. This is a pretty useful resource – you can just bookmark the page, then revisit it at intervals to see the updated listings. Books will disappear after their launch and new pre-orders will appear. Right now, One Knight Enchanted is listed there as it’s on pre-order for December 12.

Tanya will continue to do it as long as enough people are interested, so if you are interested, please hop on through to the landing page, bookmark it and visit again.

You’ll find the landing page right here.

 

New Audible Subscription Plan

The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix in audioHere’s another alternative for those of you who love audiobooks: Audible has just introduced a new subscription plan. Right now, it’s only for Romance. I think of it as KU for audibooks.

The audiobooks for the Jewels of Kinfairlie are enrolled in this program—The Beauty Bride, The Rose Red Bride, The Snow White Bride, and The Ballad of Rosamunde—and I’ll be adding the rest of my audiobooks to it later this month.

Here’s The Beauty Bride on Audible.

Learn more about this new option on the Audible website, right here.

Age of Romance and Chivalry

Age of Romance and Chivalry, a boxed set of historical romances

Welcome to a blockbuster boxed set of romance, intrigue, passion, and betrayal. Welcome to the AGE OF CHIVALRY AND ROMANCE!

Five of Historical Romance’s top authors have come together in a collection that is a must-have for your library. Ride the high seas… or walk the streets of Regency London… or travel the moors of Scotland… or experience the castles of Medieval England… in this set of romantic stories that will take you away to far-off places to dream a little dream of worlds past and present. This set includes:

The Fallen One by Kathryn Le Veque – A fallen knight and a desperate lady who needs him to lift his sword one last time. Will a man who was once the greatest knight in the realm reclaim his right?

The Crusader’s Bride by Claire Delacroix – Gaston leaves the order Templars in Jerusalem to take command of his family holding in France, vowing to deliver a package to Paris for his former brethen. Knowing that he needs a wife and heir, he chooses Ysmaine, a beautiful pilgrim in need of his assistance. But there is peril on the road from Jerusalem to Paris, and Gaston finds an ally where he least expects one – his resourceful lady wife.

You and No Other by Cynthia Wright – Bold and witty Thomas St. Briac is a trusted knight with a perfect life. His courage in battle is legendary, but is he brave enough to withstand one delicate maiden who seeks to carry off an impetuous masquerade in the royal court?

Eternally Bound by Eliza Knight – Lady Maxwell is about to be thrust upon many eager suitors at Queen Elizabeth’s court, but there is only one man who holds her interest–the very same thief she tries desperately to ignore. Lord Sebastien de Rayne intends to reposess his family’s ancient relics–the Theodosia sword and matching ring–stolen by Baron Dalston, even if it means seducing the lord’s only daughter, “Max,” into marriage. Will the power of the relics bind them together, or are they doomed to a life of misery? Or maybe, they might just fall in love….

Her Christmas Rogue by Christi Caldwell – Lady Winifred Grisham has been in love with her brother’s best friend Lord Trent Ballantine more years than she can remember. The only problem is, Trent is a notorious rogue who doesn’t dally with the respectable. Except, Winnie doesn’t want a dalliance–she wants his heart. Born to a miserable family, Lord Trent has found joy and comfort in the folds of his best friend’s family. Except, over the years he’s begun to notice something. Winnie who he’d always seen as another sister, is in fact something more–a captivating woman. Now, loving Winnie as he does, Trent knows she deserves more than a rogue in her life. With Winnie’s mother rushing her off to try and make a match at Lady Weston’s annual Christmastide house party, Winnie has but a few days to show Trent, that all she needs is his love. But then this is Christmas…when anything can happen!

Age of Romance and Chivalry, a digital boxed set of five historical romance novels

 

This exciting bundle is specially priced at 99cents and available only at Amazon. It’s also enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, so if you’re a subscriber, you can read it free!

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Christmas at Castle Keyvnor – Erica Monroe

Christmas at Castle Keyvnor, twelve linked Regency romance novellas

Today, my guest author is Erica Monroe, who has a Regency romance novella in Charmed at Christmas, one of the Christmas at Castle Keyvnor anthologies. Please welcome Erica!

Author Erica MonroeMy heroine Felicity Fields of THE DETERMINED DUCHESS (available in Charmed at Christmas) practices alchemy, a chemical and speculative philosophy that aimed at transmuting metals into their base elements. Much of alchemy focuses on transforming common substances into substances that have great value, like gold, as discussed below. While much of modern science can trace its roots back to alchemy, chemistry is probably the most notable, and in fact until the 1830’s scientists were oft called “chemists” or “natural philosophers,” regardless of what they studied. In fact, Isaac Newton’s alchemical papers have now been found and portions can be viewed online, as well as in museums.

Though alchemy has an ancient history that spans across several continents and centuries, by the Regency alchemy had fallen out of favor and was no longer viewed as a “real” science. Instead, scientific research moved more toward chemistry, galvanization, and astronomy. Alchemy began to be viewed as a form of witchcraft, and many scientists were in a hurry to distance themselves from being seen as pseudoscientists.

I had a lot of fun depicting the Regency disdain for alchemy. Felicity faces scorn on two fronts because not only is she a woman dabbing in subjects many thought were better left to men, but she is actively pursuing alchemical experiments that have now become taboo. Christy Carlyle and I got the idea that we’d both write scientists, but we’d have them at odds with each other. Septimus Locke, the hero of A LOVE FOR LADY WINTER, is pursuing galvanization, and he views Felicity’s attempts to recreate the Philosopher’s Stone as absurd and pointless. (You can read Christy’s excellent novella in Enchanted at Christmas.)

The Philosopher's Stone as pictured in Atalanta Fugiens Emblem 21The Philosopher’s Stone is perhaps the most famous and intriguing of alchemical works, and so when I wrote THE DETERMINED DUCHESS, I had to include it. To fans of Harry Potter, the Philosopher’s Stone probably sounds familiar. In J.K. Rowling’s HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, she reinvents the work of famous alchemist Nicholas Flamel. (The British title of this book is indeed HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, off of Flamel’s work). For many alchemists, the Philosopher’s Stone represented the ultimate triumph – not only on a scientific level, but also on a spiritual level. It was thought that if one was able to take the stone through the three stages of transmutation – Black Phase, White Phase, Red Phase—you’d be able to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

The alchemical symbol for the Philosopher's Stone, 17th centuryFelicity doesn’t care about using the stone to transform simple materials into gold. She’s after the Elixir of Life that one can supposedly make from the stone. The Elixir of Life has many interpretations throughout both Eastern and Western philosophy, but I chose to focus mostly on the work done by alchemists in Europe, as that is what Felicity would have had access to. The Elixir of Life is said to have granted Flamel and his wife eternal life, and it contained healing properties as well.

Because of the Elixir of Life’s special properties, Felicity hopes to use the stone to bring back her beloved guardian from the dead. (THE DETERMINED DUCHESS is my take on Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, make of that what you will). It was a challenge to balance Felicity’s alchemical experiments with her very real grief over her guardian’s death—science has always been her touchstone, so she sees it as a way to make sure that she is never abandoned again, and she thinks she owes her guardian a second chance at life.

Will she succeed? You’ll have to read CHARMED AT CHRISTMAS to find out. 😉

For more information on alchemy, you can check out my story board on Pinterest.

Erica Monroe is a USA Today Bestselling Author of dark, suspenseful historical romance. She was a finalist in the published historical category for the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense, and her books have been recommended reads at Fresh Fiction, Smexy Books, SBTB, and All About Romance. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, sci-fi junkie, and comic book fanatic. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. Visit Erica online at ericamonroe.com and sign up for her new release newsletter at: bit.ly/mlem4.

Charmed at Christmas, one of the Christmas at Castle Keyvnor anthologies of Regency romances, including one by Claire DelacroixCharmed at Christmas
includes Erica Monroe’s The Determined Duchess
After the death of her beloved guardian, Miss Felicity Fields is left alone with an uncertain future. But this blunt bluestocking has a secret: she’s determined to resurrect her guardian through the ancient art of alchemy. The last thing she needs is the return of Nicholas Harding, the Duke of Wycliffe and rightful owner of her home on the wild coast of Cornwall. He stirs an unexpected passion within her, and Felicity has had enough change in her life.
When they were children, Nicholas never understood his aunt’s brilliant but unemotional ward, or her many scientific studies. Now, he’s determined to bring Felicity to London so that she may make a match within society–except he can’t stop thinking about her. But with the line between life and death blurred by Felicity’s experiments, can he convince her that she’s no longer alone, and her proper place is by his side?

Available September 26, 2017

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Bad Boys Through History

Warriors & Bad Boys BookFunnel Promo

Kris Kennedy has organized a BookFunnel promotion featuring historical romances with bad boy heroes called Warriors & Bad Boys Through the Ages. It started on Friday the 8th and runs through the 15th. You’ll find The Beauty Bride among the selection of twelve books. Here’s your chance to find a new series or a new author!

The landing page is here. Happy browsing!

August Signed Book Giveaway

Last month’s print book giveaway was for a signed copy of The Countess in its new edition. Our winner was Marcelle Cole – she mentioned that on her move to Korea from the US, she watched the sun set over and over again. I thought that was a pretty cool detail.

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThis month, I’m celebrating the publication of The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest, in its new edition. I think the cover is just gorgeous! The giveaway is for a signed trade paperback copy with this new cover.

Remember that the digital edition of The Princess is discounted to 99 cents for the pre-order and first week on sale. Here’s your chance to start the Bride Quest at a special price!

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In The Princess, Brianna issues a challenge to the three suitors competing for her hand in marriage: she says she’ll marry the one who brings her a gift that makes her laugh. Did you ever challenge a suitor or make a special request of him/her? Did he (or she) surprise you? For your chance to win a signed print copy of The Princess from me, please tell me whether you’ve ever made a special request of a suitor (and even how it turned out!) in the comments below.

The contest is open to readers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland.

I’ll choose a winner on September 1. Good luck everyone!

Edited to add – our winner is Debra Shutters. Congrats to Debra and thanks to everyone else for entering.

July Signed Book Giveaway

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.

The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThis 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!

Erica Ridley’s Historical Romance Promotion

Erica Ridley's Historical Romance Promotion May 2017

This weekend (May 25 – 31) Erica Ridley has put together a promotion featuring UK-set historical romances. You’ll find The Beauty Bride included in this promotion, but lots of other romances, too. The books are FREE via BookFunnel so it’s a great chance to discover a new author. Erica insisted that they all be full stories, too, so you won’t find any cliffhangers or serializations here.

Here’s the link to the landing page. Have fun!