2016 Book Sampler

2016 Book Sampler by Deborah Cooke and Claire DelacroixThis is something I always intend to do and never manage to finish – a sampler of upcoming titles. In the past, I’ve thought about printing these up, but this year, had the (brilliant!) idea of making the sampler a downloadable book file. No postage. No delay in delivery. No production time. And another cool product for the online store. Woo HOO!

This sampler gives a taste of my upcoming releases for 2016. It’s only available at my online store, and it’s free.

Download the sampler free in EPUB or MOBI.

The Crusader’s Handfast: Part Two Today!

Today’s the day! The Crusader's Handfast: Part Two by Claire DelacroixPart Two – January 15, 2016

In this episode, Radegunde fears Duncan’s interest has been dismissed, while Duncan wrestles with his memories of the past and his desire to do what is right for Radegunde. Fate intervenes before he can share the secret he has promised to reveal to Radegunde—but his deeds reveal an unwelcome truth to her. Is Duncan’s heart already claimed?

Buy The Crusader’s Handfast: Part Two in my online store in EPUB or MOBI.

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Excerpt from The Crusader’s Handfast

The Crusader's Handfast, Part 1, a serialized medieval romance by Claire DelacroixThere’s an excerpt here on the site now for The Crusader’s Handfast. It’s from the very beginning of the book, so the same excerpt works for Part One of the serialization and for the whole book.

Part One is finished and edited, and is in the midst of being uploaded to the various online portals. There will be pre-order links everywhere very soon.

The trick with pre-orders is that it’s better at some portals to upload the final book file before making the pre-order available. In some cases it’s not possible to do it otherwise. In others, it’s just not a good idea, because the book files can get mixed up. That kind of confusion isn’t an issue at Kobo or iBooks, which is why buy links are available sooner at those portals. I’m trying to be far enough ahead of the game on this serialization, though, to put up the links everywhere as soon as possible (and ultimately hope to manage it for all new releases). Part Two, for example, is already being edited, so should be up for pre-order everywhere by the time Part One goes on sale.

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixI’m trying to make the pre-order for the entire book available by the time Part One goes on sale, as well, but that’s also a bit tricky. It is available at Kobo and iBooks, the two portals that make pre-orders easy.

You can read the first excerpt right here.

Reading Order for the Champions

My adding The Crusader’s Handfast to the Champions of Saint Euphemia series might lead you to wonder about the order in which you should read the books. I thought we’d talk about that today because you have two choices.

First, you can read the books in their entirety, in the order of publication.

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series. The Crusader's Kiss, #3 in the Champions of St Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersVow200 The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

The timeline of The Crusader’s Handfast, though, crosses over that of the series. It starts at the end of The Crusader’s Bride and ends after The Crusader’s Vow. So your other option is to read the books interspersed with the installments of The Crusader’s Handfast. This is pretty much in the order of publication, and will ensure that Duncan and Radegunde don’t provide any spoilers for the books:

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix The Crusader's Handfast, Part 1, a serialized medieval romance by Claire Delacroix The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series. ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersHandfast_Part2200 ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersHandfast_Part3200 The Crusader's Kiss, #3 in the Champions of St Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersHandfast_Part4200 ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersHandfast_Part5200 ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersVow200 ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersHandfast_Part6200

It’s your choice!