Princess Brianna was determined to marry for love despite King Henry’s decree that she wed one of the sons of the man who had conquered her family’s castle. So Brianna issued a seemingly impossible challenge: he who returned with a gift that made her laugh would win her hand. And thus began the bride quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin. Burke and Rowan, knights both, set out at her command.
Only Luc remained, refusing to indulge the whims of the glorious Irish princess. Even Brianna’s legendary beauty could not tempt him—until she invaded his senses…and his soul. But Luc thought a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior who vowed to lay down his sword forever—until he was forced to take up arms to protect the fair maiden who had seized his heart by divine right.
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New edition available August 24, 2017
Pre-order available at these portals:
The Damsel and The Heiress are both available for pre-order at iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. The Amazon pre-order will be available 90 days before publication.
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!
Since the family tree for Kinfairlie had to be updated for The Frost Maiden’s Kiss and The Warrior’s Prize, I decided it was time to have all of the Delacroix family trees tarted up. The Kinfairlie family tree is final now, although there will be a few spoilers (in terms of babies) until you read The Frost Maiden’s Kiss. Kim Killion has done a wonderful job once more, and I’m really pleased with the results.
The family trees are PDF files, designed so that you can download them and print them out on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The Kinfairlie one is available in both B&W and color, while the others are just B&W. There are four altogether: The Bride Quest I family tree, the Crevy-sur-Seine family tree which is for the Bride Quest II, the Ravensmuir and Inverfyre family tree, which is for the Rogues of Ravensmuir and the Kinfairlie family tree, which is for the Jewels of Kinfairlie and the True Love Brides.
You can find them all on (surprise!) the page under Claire Delacroix Books called Family Trees.