New Edition of Unicorn Bride Coming Soon

Unicorn Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix, in its original mass market editionUnicorn Bride was the second book I sold to Harlequin Historicals and it was originally published in June 1994. The cover on the right is the original mass market edition, with a cover painted by Judy York. I loved this book, which is set in what is now southern France, and was very pleased to discover that I still love it just as much as I did almost thirty years ago.

So, I’m very excited to be preparing this book for republication in a new edition. There are a few changes, but no so many that I think this version merits a new title. It’ll be published in August, and is available for pre-order now. The new cover is by Dar Albert and I love it to pieces.


Unicorn Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixFor generations, legend had stalked the battlements of the fortress Montsalvat. And now Alienor de Perpignan found herself promised in marriage to the man at the heart of the oft-whispered tales: Dagobert, Count de Pereille. A near-mythic being rumored to be a beast by day – and more than a man by night.

That Alienor was his true-destined bride, Dagobert de Pereille had no doubt. Indeed, with her exotic beauty and blade-bright spirit, she could be none other. But could he who bore the mark – and the curse – of ancient kings ever trust her enough to open his heart?

“Another delicious Delacroix delight!”—Affaire de Coeur

Finalist
Best Foreign Historical Romance
Affaire de Coeur

Available August 20!

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Ember’s Kiss Today

Today’s the day that the new edition of Liz and Brandon’s book, Ember’s Kiss, is available!

Ember's Kiss, #9 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookOnly one woman can persuade him to embrace his powers.

Brandon Merrick is determined to banish his shifter nature forever. The charismatic tattooed surfer is on the cusp of the ultimate challenge – to prove himself on the whitecaps of Hawaii and secure his future as a pro surfer. But his dragon isn’t prepared to be tamed so easily…

One look at marine biologist Liz Barrett ignites the spark of the firestorm: Liz is his destined mate and his chance for happiness. While Brandon sees their first night together as just the beginning, his dragon seizes the upper hand. Awakening in the company of a raging dragon challenges Liz’s ability to believe her own eyes. Can Brandon accept his inner beast in time to make it work with Liz?

Neither one realizes that Brandon is caught in an ancient Slayer‘s scheme to enslave him. When the deadly plot ignites, the very island will be at risk…and Brandon and his mate could be the ultimate sacrifice.

“Dodging your birthright is the theme of the latest terrific Dragonfire novel, as both the hero and heroine attempt to deny their bloodlines. Cooke introduces readers to the world of witches, opening up other intriguing plot possibilities. Ember’s Kiss is filled with passion and the power of self-discovery — another Cooke classic!”—Romantic Times Book Review

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Flashfire New Edition Today!

Today’s the day! The new edition of Cassie and Lorenzo’s book, Flashfire, is available now!

Flashfire, #8 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeHe’s lost all hope…until she changes everything.

Master illusionist Lorenzo wants nothing to do with the Pyr. His dragon nature is just another secret to hide and another detail to juggle, like ensuring that each of his Las Vegas magic shows is a true spectacle. Until he feels the burn of his firestorm and his whole world shifts….

Cassie Redmond is tired of photographing celebrities. She wants to pursue her dream of serious photography—despite the lucrative offer for a shot of a dragon shifter. Las Vegas is the last place she wants to be, but Lorenzo arouses more than her curiosity when he shifts shape as the finale of his show. Instead of forcing him to reveal his secrets, Cassie gets swept away by this illusionist’s masterful touch.

Lorenzo wants to satisfy the firestorm and put it behind him. But Cassie is hard to forget—and he can’t ignore the danger when Slayers target the mate Lorenzo didn’t believe he wanted…

“In the seventh Dragonfire novel, the defeat of one Pyr’s enemies only means that a new threat rises in the form of the crafty and deadly Chen. The hero in this chapter has long denied his dragon shifting nature, but on the eve of his greatest stunt, fate intervenes. Cooke’s long-running series continues to be a sexy and thrilling winner!”—Romantic Times

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Flashfire, #8 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, available in a new edition August 28

Delaney’s Back!

Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeToday’s the day for the new edition of Delaney and Ginger’s book, Winter Kiss!

This is, btw, the only new edition with a significant difference from the original edition. There was a scene deleted from the prologue in the original published version of this book, but it shows Magnus in action and I like it. It’s been on my site as a free read, but now it’s also back in the prologue of the book. It gives some insight into Melissa’s motivation in Darkfire Kiss. You can find it right here on the Dragonfire site.

One kiss can melt his frozen heart…

The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions. The Pyr must destroy this source of power, and outcast Delaney vows to complete the quest himself. Delaney was exiled because of his dangerous impulses, and success in eliminating the Elixir will either redeem him or end his suffering.

But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm – or fiery Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm revitalizes Delaney, restoring him to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s mission, she realizes she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.

“A beautiful and emotionally gripping fourth novel, WINTER KISS is compelling and will keep readers riveted in their seats and breathing a happy sigh at the love shared between Delaney and Ginger. . . .Sizzling-hot love scenes and explosive emotions make WINTER KISS a must read!”—Romance Junkies

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Revised Pub Date for One Knight Enchanted

One Knight Enchanted, book #1 of the Sayerne series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe publication date for One Knight Enchanted is moving to January. Essentially, I miscalculated the amount of work required to revise this book and get it ready for publication so I need a little more time.

The new publication date is January 9.

If you pre-ordered the book, it will be delivered in January instead of December. If you haven’t pre-ordered the book, you can do that today!

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Vampires for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween – my vampire short story is available in a new digital edition, with a cover that suits Micah perfectly.

Coven of Mercy, a short story and vampire romance by Deborah CookeA disheartened doctor finds hope—and an unexpected future—with a sexy, mysterious stranger.

Meet a new breed of vampire guardians in this romance and short story.

Buy Coven of Mercy today.

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The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II, an anthology of vampire romances including "Coven of Mercy" by Deborah Cooke

Out of print digital cover for Coven of Mercy by Deborah Cooke

Several years ago, I was invited to contribute a vampire short story to the anthology The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II (the title was Love Bites in the UK.) I wanted to do something different from the usual vampire romance, and Coven of Mercy was the result. The Mammoth Book is still available, with the cover at right. This story was also available for a while as a digital short with the cover at the far right, but now has the wonderful new cover you see above left.

Beguiled, a collection of short stories and novellas by Claire Delacroix and Deborah Cooke

 

Coven of Mercy is also included in my short story and novella collection Beguiled, which is available in both print and digital formats.

I’ve been wanting to expand the world of the coven since first writing this story. Maybe the new cover will prompt me to do that.

The Heiress New Edition

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

 

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October Signed Book Giveaway

Last month’s print book giveaway was for a signed copy of Addicted to Love, which is book #2 of my Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances, and Kyle and Lauren’s story. Our winner was Laura.

The Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixTo celebrate the publication of The Heiress in a new edition, this month’s prize is a signed trade paperback copy of Rowan and Bronwyn’s story.

Do you like bad boy heroes? Just in books or in real life, too? If so, tell me why – if not, tell me why. 🙂

Comment on this post for your chance to win a signed trade paperback copy of this book.

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

Edited to add – our winner is Shannon! I loved reading that she’d won the heart of a bad boy…and kept it! Congrats to Shannon and thanks to everyone for playing along.

One Knight Enchanted

I’m finally making progress on the republication of my books which were originally published by Harlequin Historicals. Mostly, I needed a plan. 🙂 They all need some revision and some reworking, partly because I’ve learned a few things about writing and storytelling in the past twenty years. I also wanted to build stronger series connections between the books, as many of the series grew organically instead of being planned from the outset.

One Knight Enchanted, book #2 of the Sayerne Series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixFirst up is a revised edition of my story, Enchanted, which was always a favourite of mine. I love the new version even more. It’s called One Knight Enchanted and is available for pre-order now, with a delivery date in December.  This book will be going into Kindle Unlimited on publication, and will be available for 99 cents when it first goes on sale.

I also love the new cover.

Annelise de Sayerne is determined that only true love will convince her to pledge herself in marriage, a legacy of her father’s cruelty. When her brother conspires to see her wed against her will, she insists upon returning to the convent instead. En route, their party is attacked by wolves and divided. Annelise finds herself before the gates of a mysterious palace, hungry predators at her heels, only to learn that the price of admission is marriage to the palace’s lord, sight unseen.

A knight and younger son, Rolfe de Viandin hopes his older brother rewards him on his return from crusade with a small holding of his own. But on his way home, Rolfe opens the gift he bought for his brother in Outremer, releasing a djinn from captivity. He is granted a magical palace, but also cursed to be a wolf by day and man by night—unless love breaks the curse and sets him free. Could lovely, impulsive Annelise be his salvation? Or will she be the one to bring treachery to his gates instead?

Pre-order One Knight Enchanted for December 12 delivery at Amazon.

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The Damsel New Edition

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!”
Rendezvous

USA Today Bestseller

Finalist
1999 Best Historical Romance in a Series
Romantic Times

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