I’ve hinted at this upcoming project but will tell you a little more today. (There’s more in my May newsletter, too.)
We’re returning to Castle Keyvnor for Christmas!
There will be four new anthologies published this fall, each including three Regency romance novellas, revisiting the characters at Castle Keyvnor as they assemble for a wedding at Christmas. (Twelve novellas in all!)
My novella is Daphne’s story, and will be book#2 of the Brides of North Barrows when released on its own next spring. Daphne will get her duke – plus a lot more than she’s bargained for. My story will be in the anthology Charmed at Christmas.
The cover reveals will be in my June newsletter, along with pre-order links. The books will go on sale in September.
If you haven’t visited Castle Keyvnor, the four Regency romance anthologies of the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor remain available.
If you want to stalk the new series, it has a landing page right here.
My novella, Something Wicked This Way Comes, is part of The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor collection. This series of twelve novellas which take place during the same week at the same estate are being published digitally in four volumes. My story will be included in the anthology Spellbound. This is my first Regency-set story and it was a lot of fun to write—and also pretty awesome that I had so much help from my fellow authors in getting the details right.
All four anthologies are available for pre-order now, and they all go on sale September 20. You can read about the series right here, or you can read an excerpt from Something Wicked… right here.
There will be a longer excerpt available for download from my Selz store and also included in my newsletter next week.
Buy Spellbound now!
Woo HOO! It’s finally time to talk about The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor. This is a linked series of twelve Regency novellas, and a multi-author project. The books will be available for pre-order July 1, but here’s a sneak peek.
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.
Available September 20, 2016 at all major online portals. Pre-orders will be live July 1.
Come on over and like The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor’s Facebook page.
Beguiled, my new collection of novellas and short stories, is available today!
Tales of fantasy, romance and forbidden love…
A collection of my own short stories and novellas, including:
An Elegy for Melusine by Claire Delacroix
Amor Vincit Omnia by Claire Delacroix
The Leaves by Deborah Cooke
The Kiss of the Snow Queen by Claire Delacroix
Coven of Mercy by Deborah Cooke
The Ballad of Rosamunde by Claire Delacroix
Once upon a time, I worked as a typesetter, so I have a great affection for type. I love flourishes in book interiors, that extra touch that perfectly suits the content. So, recently, I began to think about my POD titles and how they could be prettier inside.
Here’s the first page of Beguiled, my first book with illuminated caps. This picture is from the proof – it’s a teensy bit blurred because I wasn’t as steady as would be ideal. The type is perfectly crisp.
These illuminated caps suit the content very well and they look terrific – in my humble opinion. 🙂 What do you think?
There are pre-order links available for Beguiled on Kobo and iBooks right now.
There will be a pre-order link at All Romance eBooks in about a week. The book will be available on Amazon, B&N, and Createspace on July 24th, then availability on the print edition will perk out to other portals over the following week or so.
Here’s the cover for Beguiled, my new collection of short stories and novellas that’s coming out later this month. I love it!
What do you think?
It’s that time again—the first of the month means a new reader contest.
This month’s prize is a signed trade paperback copy of Beguiled, the new collection of my previously published short stories and novellas being published this month. As usual, the contest is open internationally and, as usual, I’ll add another prize for every 25 entries. Good luck everyone!
The complete collection of the Dragon Legion novellas is now available in a trade paperback print edition and is Dragonfire #9.
They will sacrifice anything to regain the loves they’ve lost…
When the Dragon Legion take custody of the darkfire crystal, Drake and his fellow dragon shifters fear that the sorcery trapped in the stone is bent on destroying them. In Kiss of Danger, Alexander defends his wife and son from a vicious killer who has followed him through time. In Kiss of Darkness, Damien enters the realm of the dead to fix an old mistake, but loses his shifting abilities. In Kiss of Destiny, Thad believes he can secure the future of all the dragon shifters known as the Pyr, if only he can win the heart of the elusive woman who sparks his firestorm. Will the darkfire demand all they have to give, or is the unpredictable magic giving these dragon warriors a second chance?
This collection contains all three Dragon Legion novellas, as well as an excerpt from Serpent’s Kiss (the next Dragonfire novel), a cast of characters and Dragonfire glossary. It will be available in a trade paperback edition.
It’s available now directly from Createspace, Amazon, and B&N.
All of the novellas are available individually in digital formats. The digital edition of the entire collection will be published in September.
For those of you who have won copies of the this print edition, I’m waiting on my copies to arrive, then will sign and send out yours. 🙂
You can read about the whole series on my website, right here.
I was going to talk about this on November 1, and in fact, that post is still queued up. But since I showed you these covers on my Facebook page, I might as well share them here as well. You can still read more detail about the future of Dragonfire on November 1 – and hey, you can look at the covers again. By then, I should have the detail page up on my website, too.
Next up in the Dragonfire series are the Dragon Legion Novellas. These three novellas follow the adventures of Drake and the Dragon’s Teeth Warriors. Remember that they collected the third darkfire crystal in FLASHFIRE and haven’t been seen by the Pyr since. We’re going to catch up with them in this series – you can guess that the crystal has been making trouble for them all. It also is causing some unexpected results.
There will be three Dragon Legion Novellas. They will be released in digital editions first, at monthly intervals, then all three will be gathered into an anthology that will be published in print and digital. You don’t need to read my digital short story, Harmonia’s Kiss, to read these novellas, but you’ll meet Alexander there.
Here are the covers, nice and big:
KISS OF DANGER is Alexander’s story. It’ll be available in February 2013.
KISS OF DARKNESS is Damien’s story. It’ll be out in March 2013.
KISS OF DESTINY is Thad’s story. It’ll be available in April 2013. The anthology will follow, in print and digital, after that.
How do you like these covers?