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!

Pre-order available at these portals:
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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!

The Heiress Pre-Order

The pre-order for the new edition of The Heiress is available at Amazon!

The Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixNo woman can resist the charms of Rowan de Montvieux. But the dashing rogue is in no hurry to marry—until his family dares him to find a bride…or risk losing his inheritance. So Rowan sets out on a Bride Quest, vowing to wed only The Heiress.

But his journey is interrupted when a slave merchant offers to sell him a ragged peasant girl who carries herself like a queen. Intrigued and never imagining she is the sought-after Bronwyn of Ballyroyal, an heiress in disguise, Rowan buys her, offering her his protection if she will lead him to the bride he seeks.

Never has he met a woman so proud, so beautiful, so defiant. He suspects she is no commoner and vows to uncover her secrets and melt her fiery resolve. But the perilous voyage to Ireland kindles passions that risk both their lives, as the slave girl who would not be mastered slowly takes possession of his wary heart.

“This twelfth century romance is as good as they come!”
The Dallas Morning News

USA Today Bestseller

New edition available October 19, 2017

Pre-order available at some portals:
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The Princess Pre-Order

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixPrincess 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.

“Claire Delacroix is the queen of medieval romance!”
Rendezvous

USA Today Bestseller

Winner
1998 Best Historical Romance
Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence

Finalist
1998 Best Historical Romance
Holt Medallion

Finalist
1998 Best Medieval Historical Romance
Romantic Times

New edition available August 24, 2017

Pre-order available at these portals:
Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Kobo Buy at Amazon.ca Buy at Amazon.co.uk Buy at Amazon.de

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.

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!

 

Updated Family Trees

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.